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Cardiff University is proud of its links with China. The city of Cardiff has been twinned with the city of Xiamen for 29 years and has a Confucius Institute which is partnered with Xiamen University.

Wales is twinned with Chongqing and the University has many collaborative partnerships with the region, as well as others throughout China. Staff from the International Office, including academic staff from different Schools visit China regularly each year.

Foundation courses

If you graduated from the Chinese education system, you will be required to attend a one year International Foundation Programme before entering Cardiff University's undergraduate programmes.

You will be required to successfully complete of your high school certificate with grades of at least 80% (or an average of grade B).

Undergraduate courses

You will be required to successfully complete your high school certificate with grades of at least 80% (or an average of grade B) in addition to a recognised one year foundation programme.

Cardiff University will also accept year one of a relevant four year honour's degree at a recognised institution in China.

Postgraduate taught courses

You will be required to have a relevant four year bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, with grades of approximately 80% or above to qualify for Cardiff University's postgraduate taught programmes.

Postgraduate research programmes

If you are applying for research programmes from China, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant masters' degree.

You will need successful completion of a relevant four year bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, with grades of approximately 80% or above and possibly also successful completion of a relevant master's programme from a recognised institution.

English language

A relevant English language qualification is also required even if you have been taught through the medium of English. For students who have obtained an IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall, we have a 10-week and 8-week presessional course. Please see pre-sessional pages for more details

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements please contact the International Office.

Representatives from the International Office visit China regularly throughout the year. Details of our next visit will appear here shortly.

For further information regarding our visits please contact us at international@cardiff.ac.uk.

We have in-country offices based in Beijing and Hangzhou. Please email China@cardiff.ac.uk for more information.

We also work with a range of agents and partners across China:

Study Abroad & Education Centre, UK & Hungary Department, Beijing International Studies University
China Promising Education
Aoji
Shinyway Education
JJL Oversea Education
Amber Education
New Oriental Vision Overseas
Golden Arrow
IDP
CSC Dongfang International Center for Education Exchange, China Scholarship Council  

Full details of their local offices can be found below.

Beijing

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Amber Education
Beijing Office
Welleslay Zhang 19BC, CITIC Building
No.19 Jianguomenwai St
Chaoyang District
Beijing
100004
Tel: +86-10-85261886
Email: amberbj@amberedu.com
Golden Arrow
Beijing Office
Ms Cao Yi
Office Manager
Room 906-907, 9th Floor
Guozhong Mansion
No. 33 Dengshikou Street
Dong Cheng District
Beijing
100006
Tel: +86-1065-273-033/2
Fax: +86-1065-273-022
General Email: goldenarrowbj@ukpass.org
Email: gaocbj@yahoo.com.cn / sophie.cao@ukpass.org
JJL Education Services
Beijing Offices
5F, Mi Yang Tower, Yong An Dong Li
Jianguomenwai Avenue
Beijing
100022
Tel: +86 10 65685656
Fax: +86 10 65686116
Email: marketinguk1@jjl.cn
Web: www.jjl.cn
UKEAS
Beijing Office
Amy Pan Room 601c, CITIC Building
No.19, Jianguomenwai Dajie
Chaoyang District
Beijing
100004
Tel: +86 10 65857705
Fax: +86 10 65858710
Email: beijing@ukeas.com.cn / amy_pan@ukeas.com.cn
Web: www.ukeas.com
Aoji International Education Limited
Beijing HQ
2F, Interchina Commercial Building
33 Dengshikou Street
Dong Cheng District
Beijing, China, 100006
Tel: +86-10-65229780/+86-400-601-0022
Email: uk.application@aoji.cn
Web: www.aoji.cn/
Beijing New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting Co Ltd
Beijing HQ
7/F, New Oriental Mansion
No. 6, Haidian Central Street
Haidian District
Beijing
Tel: +86-10-62605599/59000326
Email: visioninfo@xdf.cn
Web: http://liuxue.xdf.cn
Beijing Z.C. Intelligence Education Consulting Ltd
Beijing HQ
Room 207, Center Of Study Abroad and Education,Beijing International Studies University
No. 1 Dingfuzhuang Nanli
Chao Yang District
Beijing, 100024
Tel: +86-10-65766276
Email: jjzceducation@gmail.com
IDP Education
Beijing Office
Xiaopeng Lan Room 2610-2617
Building A, Cyber Tower
No.2 Zhongguancun South Street
Beijing
China, 100086
Tel: +86-400-821-8688
Email: info.beijing@idp.com
Promising Education
Beijing Office
Room 601-602
CITIC Building A
No.19 JianGuoMenWai Ave
Beijing, 100004
China
Tel: +86-10-6585 7705
Fax: +86-10-6585 8710
Email: vivian_li@promisingedu.com/
joanna_cui@promisingedu.com

Shanghai

Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Shanghai Office
  Floor 3, Guangfa Building, No 555 Xujiahui Road
Luwan District
Shanghai
200023
Tel: +86 21 61581818
Fax: +86 21 60752089
Email: mufangzhi@jjl.cn
Web: www.jjl.cn
Golden Arrow
Shanghai Office
Tony Ji Suite 707, Tian An Center
No 338, Nanjing West Road
Shanghai
2100002
Tel: +86-21-63595353/33110233/33110368
Fax: +86-2163-278-885
Mobile: +86-13801-75394
General Email: goldenarrowsh@ukpass.org
Golden Arrow
Shanghai CIIC Xuhui Office
Frank Chen Suite A, 11th Floor
No. 88 Cao Xi Bei Road
Shanghai
200030
Tel: +86-2164-868-282
Fax: +86-2164-868-080
Email: tianyuan@shiic.com
Golden Arrow
Shanghai Pu Dong Office
Joanna Ding Room 105, 71 Hao, 1880 Nong
Long Yang Road
Pu Dong
Shanghai
201204
Tel: +86-2150-610-331
Fax: +86-2158-437-493
Email: joanna.ding@ukpass.org
UKEAS
Shanghai Office
Shanghai UKEAS International Ltd
Room 710-712, 7th Floor
Sheng'ai Mansion
No.88 Caoxi North Road
Shanghai
200030
Tel: +86-21-64683535
Fax: +86-21-64716135
Mobile: +86 21 64716135
Email: shanghai@ukeas.com.cn
Web: www.ukeas.com
Golden Arrow
Huaqiao Office
Huaqiao International Business Park
Lane 231, Green Building 3
Shanghai
Tel: +86-21-39206165
Email: goldenarrowHQ@ukpass.org
Promising Education
Shanghai HQ
Room 710 - 712, 7th Floor, Sheng'ai Mansion
No.88 Caoxi North Road
Shanghai 200030
China

Tel: +86-21-64683535
Fax: +86-21-64716135
Email: christine_du@promisingedu.com/
judy_yao@promisingedu.com

IDP Education
Shanghai Office
Allen Jiang Suite 1308, Hong Kong Plaza no 283
Huai Hai Road (Middle)
Shanghai
China
Tel: +86-21-6390 6533
Fax: +86-21-6390 6396
Email: info.shanghai@idp.com

Tianjin

Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Tianjin Office
Ms. Chen Jing Room 1088 F10,Tianjin Book Building
No.2 of Suzhou Dao
Hexi District
Tianjin Municipality
300203

Tel: 022-2326 3399
Mobile: 13114922088
Fax:022-23288315
Email: chenjing@jjl.cn

Chongqing

Company Contact name Address Contact details
UKEAS
Chongqing Office
Candy Liu UKEAS Chongqing Office
Rm 1108, Metropolitan Tower
No 68 Zhourong Road
Central District
Chongqing
400010
Tel: +86-23-6380 6660
Fax: +86-23-6380 6556
Email: chongqing@ukeas.com.cn
Web: www.ukeas.com
Promising Education
Chongqing Office
Room 1712
Metropolitan Tower
No.68 ZouRong Road
Chongqing, 400010
China
Tel: +86-23-6380 6660
Fax: +86-23-6380 6556
Email: Sophy_li@promisingedu.com

North China

Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL
Hefei Office
22/F, 2204
7 Wanda Plaza
Baohe, Hefei
Tel: +86-551-2866565
Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Shijiazhuang Office
Ms. Yuan Haiyan 1202 Junchuang International Business Centre
No.50,Zhonghuabei Street
Shijiazhuang
Hebei Province
050011
Tel: 0311-85368866
Mobile: 15931163910
Fax:0311-85366588
Email: yuanhaiyan@jjl.cn
Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL
Tangshan Office
16th Floor, CTS Building
32 New Huaxi Road
Lunan Qu
Tangshan City
Tel: +86-351-6328566
Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Yucheng Office
Room1204.Global Fortune Building,RenMin Road North,YanHu
Yuncheng City
Shanxi Province
Tel: +86-359 2826888
Email: goldenarrowyc@ukpass.org

Northeast China

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow Raymond Yu Dou
Office Manager
Room 1509 Building A, Zhongyin Mansion, No.727 Xi'An Road, Changchun, Jilin Province
130061
Tel: +86-431-88578088/88578588
Email: goldenarrowCC@ukpass.org
Web: www.ukpass.org
JJL
Changchun Office
22/F Block A, Bank of China Tower
727 Xi'an Road
Changchun City
Tel: +86-431-81811818
Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Dalian Office
Ms. Zhao Wen Room 2303-2305, 23F, Times Tower
7 Gangwan Street
Zhongshan District
Dalian
Liaoning
116001
Tel: 0411-3986 5959
Mobile: 15840686137
Fax: 0411-39860909
Email: zhaowen@jjl.cn
Amber Education
Dalian Office
RM1103, Rainbow Building
No. 23,Renmin Road
Zhongshan District
Dalian
Liaoning Province
116000
Tel: +86-411-82842288
Fax: +86-411-82840077
Email: amberdl@amberedu.com
Golden Arrow
Dalian Office 
Room1203, Tianxing Luosifu Guoji Dasha
No 677 Huanghe Road
Shahekou District, Dalian, Liaoning Province
Tel: +86-411-39078699
Email: goldenarrowDL@ukpass.org
Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Harbin Office
Ms Liu Lu 25th Floor, Room 2509
Kunlun Hotel
No.8 Tielu street, Nan Gang District,
Harbin
150006
Tel: +86 0451 53002233/53002266
Fax: +86 0451 53609922
Email: goldenarrowhb@ukpass.org
Web: www.ukpass.org
JJL
Harbin Office
Room 2001, Block B
7 Shanghai St
Ginza, Daoli
Harbin City
Tel: +86-451-58669777
Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Shenyang Office
Sheng Xiaodong L14 President Building
No.69 Heping North Street
Heping Dist
Shenyang
110003 
Tel: +86-24-22812866
Mobile: 18240056183
Fax: +86-24-22812155
Email: shengxiaodong@jjl.cn
Golden Arrow
Shenyang Office 
Suit 2200, Block A, President Building
No.69 North Heping Street
Shenyang 110003
Tel: +86-24-22815551/5558
Email: goldenarrowsy@ukpass.org

East China

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Hangzhou Xiasha Office
Mr Jason Wei Room 2016, China Plaza,
Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone
Hangzhou, Zhejiang
310018

Tel: +86-571-8693-5879
Email: GoldenarrowXS@ukpass.org

 

Golden Arrow
Hangzhou City Centre Office 
Suite 22D, Golden Plazza
No 118 Qingchun Road
Hangzhou 310003
Tel: +86-57-187795331
Email: goldenarrowHZ@ukpass.org
Shinyway International
Hangzhou HQ
4F Area A, Dragon Century Plaza
No.1 Hangda Road
Hangzhou, 310007
China
Tel: 86-571-88378666
Email: uk@shinyway.com.cn
Web: http://www.igo.cn/
Promising Education
Hangzhou Office
Room 1008
JiaHua International Business Centre
No.15 HangDa Road
Hangzhou, 310007
China
Tel: +86-571-2892 6997
Fax: +86-571-2802 3055
Email: julie_xu@promisingedu.com
Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Jinan Office
Ms. Zhang Haibo Room 0816, Ke Yuan Building
NO.126 of Shanda Road
Jinan City
Shandong Province
250013
Tel: 0531-8185 1155
Mobile: 13853157901
Fax: 0531-81851338
Email: zhanghaibo@jjl.cn
JJL 29 Floor, Jinlong Building
229 Luoyan St
Jinan City
Tel: +86-531-818511155
Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow 1st Floor, Mansion 3,231 Nong, Lv Di Avenue
Huaqiao Intl Business Park, Kunshan
Jiang Su Province 215332
Tel: +86-21-39206165
Email: GoldenArrowHQ@ukpass.org
Company Contact name Address Contact details
UKEAS
Ningbo Office
Christine Du Room 9A19, Hualian Office Building
No. 55 Dongdu Road
Ningbo
Zhejian Province
315000
Tel: +86-574-87093046
Fax: +86-574-87093042
Email: ningbo@ukeas.com
Web: www.ukeas.com
Promising Education
Ningbo Office
Room 9A01, Hualian Office Building
No.55, Dongdu Road
Ningbo, 315000
China
Tel: +86-574-8709 3046
Fax: +86-574-8709 3042
Email: Lois_wu@promisingedu.com
Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Nanchang Office
Room 1708 ,Golden Waterfront Building
55 East Hubing Road
Nanchang, Jiangxi Province
Tel: +86-791-8191189
Email: goldenarrownc@ukpass.org
Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Nanjing Office
Ms Elaine Wang Suite 2103, Jinfeng Mansion, No.19 Zhong Yang Road, Nanjing, 210009
Jiangsu Province
Tel: 0086-25-83356321, 0086-25-84530026
Fax: +86-25-8471 7109
General email: goldenarrownj@ukpass.org
Email: elaine.wang@ukpass.org
UKEAS
Nanjing Office
Julie Deng UKEAS Nanjing
Room B2, F/17, ShangMao Century Plaza
No.49 ZhongShanNan Road
BaiXia District
Nanjing
JiangSu Province
210005
Tel: +86-25-5186 1158
Fax: +86-25-8689 3015
Email: nanjing@ukeas.com.cn
Web: www.ukeas.com
JJL
Nanjing Office
Room 241, Golden Wheel International Plaza
8 Hanzhong Road
Gulou, Nanjing
Tel: +86-25-85552299
IDP Education
Nanjing Office
Ally He B3, 15th Floor, Nanjiang Golden Eagle, International Plaza
No.89 Hanzhong Road, Baixia District
Nanjing
China
Tel: +86-25-8470 6366
Fax: +86-25-8470 8972
Email: info.nanjing@idp.com
Promising Education
Nanjing Office
Room B1, F/17
ShangMao Century Plaza
No.49 ZhongShanNan Road
BaiXia District
Nanjing, 210005
China
Tel: +86-25-5186 1158
Fax: +86-25-8689 3015
Email: sammi_lv@promisingedu.com /
Email: Vivian_lin@promisingedu.com
Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Qingdao office
Mr. Xin Xing 19-A1, Flagship Building
Digital Harbor
No.40, Hong Kong Middle Road
Qingdao City
Shandong Province
266000
Tel: 0532-86667776
Fax: 0532-86665066
Mobile: 13791980813
Email: xinxing@jjl.cn
Promising Education
Qingdao Office
Room 2104, No.9, New World Mansion
South Fuzhou Road, Shinan District
Qingdao, 266071
China
Tel: +86-532-8578 0660
Fax: +86-532-8578 0330
Email: queenie_zhang@promisingedu.com
Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Quanzhou Office
12/F, Block B
Spring Road
Jinjiang City, Fujian
Tel: +86-595 85628771
Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow Suite 506, Area B, Floor 5, Jincheng Commercial Building
No.2 Tong He Road, Jin Cheng Commercial Building
Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province 324000
Tel: +86-570-3045353
Email: goldenarrowqz@ukpass.org
Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Shenzhen Renhe
Betty Peng Room 205-207, 2/F
International Chamber of Commerce Building B
Fuhua 1 Road, Futian District
Shenzhen
518048
Tel: +86-755-3336-7808
Fax: +86-755-3336-7838
Mobile: 0086 130 2668 9036
Email: goldenarrowsz@ukpass.org

Amber Education
Shenzhen Office
Bobo Zhang Rm1813, 18th Floor, Tower A
International Chamber of Commerce Building
No.138, Fuhua 1 Road
Futian District
518048

Tel: +86-755-25181511
Fax: +86-755-25181514
Email: amberasia@amberedu.com

Education UK 20LM, Block B, Fortune Plaza
No. 7002 Shennan Road
Shenzhen 518000
Tel: +86-755-82933121
Email: china@edu-uk.net
JJL
Shenzhen Office
Room 2506 2511, 25 F, Shenzhen International Chamber Of Commerce Building, Xinzhou Road, Futian District
Shenzhen 518032
Guangdong
China
Tel: +86-755-82931818
IDP Education
Shenzhen Office
Mr Simon Bu Suite 1516, Shun Hing Square
No 5002, Shennan Dong Lu, Luohu District
Shenzhen, Guangdong
China
Tel: +86-755-8212 5009
Fax: +86-755-8212 5021
Email: info.shenzhen@idp.com
Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL
Suzhou Office
6th Floor, Zhongyin Huilong Building
Suzhou Industrial Park
8 Suhua Road
Suzhou
Tel: +86-512-62893339

Southwest China

Company Contact name Address Contact details
UKEAS
Chengdu Office
Julia Chen UKEAS Chengdu
9L, First City Plaza
No. 308, Shuncheng Avenue
Chengdu
Sichuan Province
610017
Tel: +86-28-86527806
Fax: +86-28-86527816
Email: chengdu@ukeas.com.cn
Web: www.ukeas.com
Promising Education
Chengdu Office
20K, City Tower, No.86
Section One South People’s Road
Chengdu. 610016
China
Tel: +86-28-8652 7806
Fax: +86-28-8652 7816
Email: Fiona_cao@promisingedu.com
Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL
Kunming Office
28th Floor, 2808-2811
36 Dongfeng East Road
Panlong, Kunming
Tel: +86-871-8185656

Northwest China

Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL
Lanzhou Office
15/F, Block A, Poly Building
1 Zhangye Road
Chengquan, Lanzhou
Tel: +86-931-8185656
Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL
Taiyuan Office
12th Floor, Hendersen Land Building
100 South St
Taiyuan
Tel: +86-351-7668080
Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Xi'an office
Yang Fei RM 808, Tower C
Chang'an Guoji Building
No. 88, Nanguanzheng Street
Beilin District
Xi'an
710001

Tel: 027-83805656
Mobile: 13629296628
Email: yangfei@jjl.cn

Promising Education
Xi’an Office
Room 2402, F/24, Unit 2
Building 5, Zhongmao Plaza
Nanguan St.
Xi’an, 710068
China
Tel: +86-29-8765 1595
Fax: +86-29-8765 1171
Email: Judy_yao@promisingedu.com
Ning Hou

Ning Hou

Course Title: MSc International Planning and Development
Country: China

Year of Graduation: 2009
Current Employer: Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute


Ning does planning for rural areas and models urban spaces for a living. Benefitting from the study methods he learnt in Cardiff, he takes away valuable transferable skills in information gathering and analysis that he uses until today. Confident that transitioning in Cardiff is not a difficult task, he says he had little problems getting used to life here.

As a Student at Cardiff University
Why did you choose Cardiff?

I chose to do my MSc International Planning and Development because of the good reputation of the School.

Do you think Cardiff equipped you with the necessary skills for your job?

The skill that prepared me the most for my career was the study method that I gained in Cardiff University. This was where I was taught to obtain and organise information in the best way possible; to analyse problems and to form a formal solution at the end of it. It was also a rigorous exercise in being objective and learning through a practice-based approach. This way of information gathering can be used in most fields of learning and I certainly used it at work.

Tell me a little about your time here. Did you enjoy the degree? Did you learn a lot that was useful to your later work?

Yes there were some really nice teachers who were so professional in their academic capacity and were easy to get along with. I also enjoyed the exchange of knowledge with friends from different countries. Planning work can differ greatly between the UK and China due to political backgrounds and different levels of developmental progress in each country. What I learnt here taught me a lot about the planning issues in China.

The pre-sessional course was also helpful in teaching me academic English.

Did you feel it was easy settling down in Cardiff as a Chinese student?

For most of my friends and myself, there wasn’t a problem at all.

Life after Graduation
You’ve had an exciting career, and now you’re an Urban Planner for Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute. What does an average day look like?

I work quite long hours, starting from 9am to 6pm and this is the norm in China for planners in big companies. I work overtime a lot and handle quite a heavy workload.

What does your job entail and what are your responsibilities?

I am currently working in the Research Centre for Master Planning. Our main projects consist of handling the master planning of cities and new districts. We also handle some overall urban designs along with the master planning projects. For the past two years, my personal responsibilities have been focused on two things: planning the rural area in cities and modelling urban space with the help of computer technology. I also help out with different projects depending on what the office is handling at the moment.

Tell me about one of the biggest challenges that you had to face over the past year.

Master planning is very complicated work. They are all huge projects that require the entire team to pull together and every project is a challenge for me. I am constantly studying alongside the working and there is always room to improve myself.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Cities become more liveable and people can go out into public spaces to enjoy a healthier and richer public life. Knowing that I have contributed to their lifestyles like that is definitely something good about my job.

Reflections
What important lessons did you learn in Cardiff (academic or otherwise) do you carry with you until today?

I think those academic lessons I mentioned about essay-writing and information gathering are the most important lessons I learnt. That and the fact that I learnt to cook in Cardiff!

Do you have any words of wisdom to share with prospective students who are thinking about coming to Cardiff?

Do some part-time work, visit the National Museum Cardiff, go to festivals and join the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Just come. Cardiff will give you much more than you think.

Just come. Cardiff will give you much more than you think.

Student views

I can find anything I need in the local supermarkets or Chinese supermarkets and food is inexpensive. Students don't need to spend too much in Cardiff in order to live well.

Zhang Xiaoye, MSc International Transport

What I acquired from Cardiff wasn't just a certificate and degree; I now have the ability to handle problems alone, a great attitude to life and the desire to chase after my dreams.

Zhujing, MSc International Economics, Banking and Finance

Lisa Hayward
Cardiff Contact - Lisa Hayward

Hi, I'm Lisa and I've recently joined Cardiff University as International Officer for China.

If you have any questions about studying or living in Cardiff, or would like advice and guidance, please contact me.

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