Welsh language applicants

Cardiff University is developing its Welsh language provision. 

In recent years, with the University and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol  working closely together, positive developments can be seen in several fields. Students can now study for an LLB Degree in Law completely in Welsh and study a percentage of over 130 undergraduate programmes through the medium of Welsh at Cardiff University.

We offer a Joint Honours Degree in Welsh and Journalism and Incentive Scholarships are also now being offered by the Coleg Cymraeg for students to study Medicine through the medium of Welsh. We recommend that you join the Cardiff Branch of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol so you can apply for scholarships and take advantage of other benefits such as access to the Coleg's online learning resources.


You can ask for a Welsh-speaking personal tutor, provided there are Welsh-speaking members of the teaching staff in your subject area. If there are no Welsh-speaking members in the teaching staff, an appropriate member of staff from another School will be asked to tutor you.


You'll be offered the opportunity to sit your exams through the medium of Welsh, irrespective of whether you've received your tutoring in Welsh.

If you want to sit your exams in Welsh we'll ensure that your assessed coursework, examination papers and scripts are translated where Welsh-speaking markers are not available. These arrangements are subject to any national or professional body guidance, regulations or QAA Guidance.


We'll ask you when you register if you prefer to receive your personal correspondence in Welsh or English or bilingually. The student will then be communicated with in their language of choice.  


If you're based in Wales we'll offer you the choice to be interviewed in Welsh when we invite you to your interview.


You'll have the opportunity to apply for accommodation which is specifically set aside for Welsh speakers at two halls of residence, Senghennydd Court and Talybont North.

Welsh for All Scheme

The University's School of Welsh launched a new Scheme, 'Welsh for All' in the 2015 National Eisteddfod which is giving the opportunity for students to learn Welsh alongside their studies completely free of charge.