Before you arrive

Things to know and do in preparation for student life.

Your finances

Your finances

Opening a student bank account, living costs, funding your time here and where to get support.

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Online enrolment

This first step to becoming a Cardiff University student should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

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Accommodation and moving here

What to consider before you move in to your residence in Cardiff.

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Read our Student Charter

Read our Student Charter to find out more about what you can expect from Cardiff University and its Students’ Union and the role that you have in making the most of your time with us.

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Apply to learn a new language

Open up a world of new destinations, inspiring cultures and exciting career options by signing up for a free language course.

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Disability and dyslexia support

Tell us if you have a disability, long term physical or mental health condition, or specific learning difficulty.


Immunisation advice

Immunisation advice for new students.

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Additional information for international students

We are here to provide guidance and advice on how to prepare and arrive for your studies and new life here in Cardiff.

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Additional information for healthcare students

Information for new healthcare students.