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Entry requirements

Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.

Foundation courses

If you have studied through the Bangladesh 12-year school system, you are likely to require completion of a one year International Foundation Programme before entering our undergraduate courses.

You will be required to obtain a CGPA in the region of 3.5–4.0 out of 5.0 from the Bangladesh High School Certificate (HSC). You will also need to achieve excellent scores in subjects related to the International Foundation Programme applied for, with very good scores in all other areas to qualify.

You will also require an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.

Undergraduate courses

We usually require three subjects at GCE A-Level. We also accepts applications from students who have studied the International Baccalaureate.

We will also consider applications from students holding an undergraduate degree of two, three or four years’ duration from a reputable Bangladeshi University. As a general guideline, we will consider applicants with a CGPA in the region of 3.0 or above, although this will be decided upon by the admissions tutor at the time of application.

We will also consider students who have successfully completed a recognised Foundation Programme and achieved the required grades.

If you have studied the US High School education system your application will also be considered. Please see our USA section for more information on requirements.

Postgraduate taught courses

We will consider applicants who have successfully completed a four year bachelor's (honours) degree from a recognised institution in Bangladesh.

We will also consider applicants who have successfully completed a two year master's degree (if this follows on from a two, three or four year bachelor's degree); or a one year master's degree (if this follows on from a three or four year bachelor's degree). Degrees must be from a recognised institution in Bangladesh.

As a general guideline, we will consider applicants with a CGPA in the region of 3.0 or above, although this will be decided upon by the admissions tutor at the time of application.

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Postgraduate research courses

There are a number of possible entry routes to postgraduate research courses at Cardiff University. If your qualification is not listed below, please email the International Office for further advice and guidance.

We will consider applicants who have successfully completed a four year bachelor's (Honours) degree plus a one or two year master's degree from a recognised institution in Bangladesh.

We will also consider applicants who have successfully completed a three year bachelor's degree plus a two year master's degree, or a four year bachelor's degree plus a one year master's degree. Degrees must be from a recognised institution in Bangladesh.

In some cases, we will consider applicants applying directly from a Bachelors degree, although applicants may be required to complete an master's programme at Cardiff University prior to embarking upon PhD studies.

English language

A relevant English language qualification is also required — normally a minimum of 6.5 IELTS, however, this may vary from course to course.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.