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Postgraduate Research Pre-sessional

The information and documents below contain very important information that you need to know about coming to Cardiff for the Postgraduate Research Pre-sessional Programme in 2013.

Please read everything carefully!

Induction Week 23 – 27 September 2013

All students need be in Cardiff for the start of Induction Week, Monday 23 September 2013. During Induction Week there are important meetings to attend, you will take our entry test and you will be able to meet your tutors and other students on the course. You will receive a lot of important information in this week which will help you settle into academic life at Cardiff University, so it is very important that you arrive for the start of induction on 23 September 2013.

Enrolment for the Postgraduate Research Pre-sessional Programme

There are 3 stages to enrolment:

  • Online enrolment
  • ID card collection
  • Registration with English Language Programmes
1. Online enrolment

You will receive an email by September which will tell you how to enrol online for the Postgraduate Research Pre-sessional Programme. You should try to do this before you arrive in Cardiff. If you are not able to, do not worry - we will help you to do it when you are here in Cardiff!

2. ID card collection

You must collect your University Identity Card after you have arrived at the University. You must take your passport and visa with you when you collect it from: Students' Union, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3QN (Map Ref: 38)

You can do this at the following times from Monday 16 September – Thursday 3 October (including weekend of 21 - 22 September) between 09.30 and 16.30.

3. Registration with English Language Programmes

You must attend all events on the Postgraduate Research Pre-sessional Programme Induction schedule. A copy of the schedule will be available soon.

Special information for Postgraduate Research Pre-sessional Programme students


Unlike other students in the University, you do NOT need to pay your tuition fees online. You will need to pay your fees when you register with English Language Programmes on Monday 23 September.

Your contact details

It is essential that you tell us of any changes to your correspondence and e-mail address so that we can continue to keep in touch with you during the coming months. It is very important we have your correct details. We will need to send important information to you about joining the course.

Please email us at if you need to update your details.

If you are already in the UK or have been in the UK recently

If you are already in the UK, you must have the correct visa to enrol at Cardiff University. It is very important that you make sure you have a suitable visa to enrol at Cardiff University. If you are already in the UK, or have already had a Tier 4 student visa, please contact us immediately:

Enrolment Terms and Conditions

We will give a copy of the Enrolment Terms and Conditions document to you on the first day of your course. It can also be found here:

ELP Enrolment Terms

Before and when you arrive

For details of the things you will need to remember to prepare, please click here.

Travelling to Cardiff

Travelling to Cardiff alone

If you are travelling alone, you might want to book a place on the free coach collection service from Heathrow and Cardiff airports. This service is available on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September and is for students only. Find out more about our Coach Collection Service.

Travelling with your parents or other family members

If your parents or other members of your family are accompanying you to Cardiff in September you MUST book hotel accommodation for them in Cardiff as soon as possible. For information about travelling to Cardiff please click read this guide:

ELP Travelling to Cardiff

University Residences

Private accommodation

If you wish to live in private accommodation, please make sure you arrive in Cardiff early to allow yourself enough time to look for and move into a suitable flat or house. You will find it very difficult to do this once the course has started. If you would like any further information regarding private accommodation please email

If you have any questions then please contact us:

Tel: +44 2920 876 587
Fax: +44 2920 876 591


We look forward to seeing you soon!

English Language Programmes


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