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Coming to Cardiff for the Pre-sessional Programme 2013?

The documents on this page contain very important information that you need to know about coming to Cardiff for the Pre-sessional Programme in July 2013.

This page is to help you prepare for the pre-sessional programme. The information here will tell you:

  • What documents you will need to bring with you, to be able to enrol and to extend your visa in September
  • How to get to Cardiff
  • How to enrol on the programme and pay your tuition fees
  • Where you will live during the Pre-sessional programme and how to access the university’s computer network
  • What to do if you are already in the UK

We recommend you read these pages carefully, and contact us if you have any questions.

Before you travel

Prepare to extend your Student Visa in September

This tells you how we will help you extend you visa in September and what documents you will need to bring to the UK with you. Please read this document very carefully.

Extending your Tier 4 Student Visa (English)

Extending your Tier 4 Student Visa (Chinese)

Coming to the UK

You will need to read these pages before you travel

Travelling to Cardiff

This tells you about getting to Cardiff when you fly into the UK.

Travelling to Cardiff

How to enrol on the Pre-sessional programme

This tells you what to do on the first day of your course and how to pay your fees. It also tells you what to do if you think you will arrive late. You will receive an induction and enrolment timetable on the first day of your course.

Pre-sessional Enrolment Information

Residences information

You will need to read these pages before you travel

Arriving at university residences

This document explains where you will live, what to do when you arrive in Cardiff and the terms and conditions of your stay. When you arrive in Cardiff, you need to go to your residence. If you arrive in the evening or on the weekend, please remember that the English Language Programmes office is closed in the evenings and on the weekend

Pre-sessional residences information

Pre-sessional residences information - Chinese

This document is the form that you will need to fill in when you register at the residence. You can print it now and bring it to Cardiff with you, or there will be copies available when you arrive at the residence.

Pre-sessional residences agreement

Using your computer in University residences

To access the university computer network in your room in halls of residence (RESLAN), you will need to test your computer’s security requirements with the computer you will be using before you travel.

If your computer does not have sufficient security, you will have to improve the security to the university’s minimum standard of security before you will be able to use the computer to access the network.

If you are going to live in University residences, please visit this webpage to see what you need to do so that you can use your computer in your room.

Please visit:

To check whether your computer meets the minimum security requirements for use on the University network, please access the Internet with the machine you are bringing with you and click on the link below (note - do this again just before you leave home, to make sure nothing has changed).

If your computer fails the test please make sure you rectify any issues before trying to connect to RESLAN. Remember it's your responsibility to make sure your machine has anti-virus software installed, is virus-free and is set to receive automatic security updates.

Click here :

What to do if you’re already in the UK

If you are already in the UK, we would like to help you make sure that you 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. Please contact an International Student Advisor and remember to give your full name, student number and state that you will study on a Pre-sessional programme.

Tel: 029 2087 4844


Enrolment Terms and Conditions

Pre-sessional enrolment terms and conditions

If you have any questions then please email us:

We look forward to seeing you soon!

English Language Programmes
Cardiff University
Communications and International Relations Division
Deri House
2-4 Park Grove
CF10 3BN

Tel: 0044 2920 876 587
Fax: 0044 2920 876 591

English Language Programmes


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