Admissions policies

The Admissions Framework documents the regulations the University has in place regarding applicants.

It outlines the University’s aims to establish an inclusive culture which welcomes, and ensures equality of opportunity for, applicants of all ages, ethnicities, disabilities, family structures, genders, nationalities, sexual orientations, races, religious or philosophic beliefs, and socio-economic backgrounds.

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Admissions Framework

7 June 2016

Cardiff University Admission Framework: principles, policies and procedures.


We are committed to the provision of high quality and fair admissions procedures for all our applicants. We recognise, however, that there may be occasions when an applicant will feel dissatisfied with the conduct of the University’s admissions process or its outcome. View our complaints and appeals procedure.

During your application the University collects information from you. Find out more about data protection for applicants.

Other policies for applicants

Name Type Last updated
Complaints and appeals procedure for applicants PDF 01/05/2016
Fitness to practise PDF 20/02/2013
Interim Safeguarding Policy PDF 01/06/2016

Entry 2016/17 - curriculum reform

Qualifications in both England and Wales are changing, affecting GCSEs, A-level and the Welsh Baccalaureate. Our Academic Quality and Standards Committee is currently considering the implications of these developments. Further information will be published in due course.