Policies & procedures

If you are applying to Cardiff University, the following policies and procedures are relevant to you.


We welcome applications from all students with the potential to succeed at this university. We are seeking to admit students whose potential to benefit from our research-led learning and teaching can be demonstrated through a range of qualifications and achievements.

More on admissions and acceptance criteria

Qualification acceptance

Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome as are those who may have combinations of qualifications or other relevant work/life experience.

More on qualifications

Feedback to unsuccessful applicants

We aim to provide unsuccessful applicants with the opportunity to receive appropriate feedback about their applications. Applicants may request feedback about the initial selection decision communicated to them by the University.

More about provision of feedback

Entry 2016/17 - curriculum reform

Qualifications in both England and Wales are changing, effecting 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.