Further information for international students

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

We regularly update these pages to ensure they reflect any changes in immigration policy. The UK Government however, frequently change the immigration rules for entry into the UK, so it's a good idea to check the latest rules on the UKVI website.

Visas and immigration

If you want to come to the UK as a student, it's very likely that you'll need to apply for a Tier 4 student visa before leaving your home country.

Medical requirements

The latest help and guidance on medical insurance, health checks and vaccinations.

Updating your contact details

Let us know of any forthcoming changes to your correspondence and email address so we can keep in touch during the coming months.

Money and finances

Help and guidance about opening a bank account and paying your tuition fees.

What to bring

Planning your trip to the UK can be stressful – here are some tips on what to bring to make your arrival run smoothly.

Travelling to Cardiff

We are located in the centre of Cardiff, which is easily accessible from London airports with onward connections.

Arriving late

It is important that you make every effort to arrive at Cardiff University by Sunday 18 September at the very latest.

Erasmus students

Help and advice for Erasmus students who have accepted their place to study with us.