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International Students

Postgraduate Study

The School of Welsh welcomes applications from overseas or non-Welsh speaking students who wish to study for their MPhil (1 year course), PhD degree (3 year course) or the MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies through the medium of English. Current, or recent, postgraduate students at the School have come from as far afield as Algeria, Patagonia, Catalonia, China, Ireland and the USA.


Name: Christina Marie Wagoner

From: Carrollton, Texas, USA

MPhil: Ethnocentrism versus Multiculturalism: a Comparative Analysis between Language Policy in Wales and Texas

Funding: Cardiff University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and self-funded

"Choosing Cardiff University’s School of Welsh was the best decision for my postgraduate career, as I have received nothing but welcome, encouragement, and opportunity to make the most of my research and become involved in groups with like-minded scholars."









Scholarships and Funding

Students must find their own funding. However there are generous scholarships available. Many of our present and former students have received funding from institutions such as the Fulbright Commission and the British Council. Here are some of the scholarships offered by Cardiff University:

MA / PhD – School of Welsh International Scholarships

Deadline: 22 March 2015

For further information please click here.

Cardiff University International Scholarship

For further information click here.

The Welsh Experience

In order to make the most of the Welsh experience international students are welcome to attend courses to learn Welsh as well as modules that cover the culture and literature of Wales. These modules include Welsh Culture and Folklore, Wales and the Welsh Language, and Modern Welsh Literature. Welsh courses are run by the School and the Welsh for Adults Centre which is located within the School of Welsh, and the School will pay the fees for these courses.

Welsh for Adults Centre's Summer Courses [402 KB]

Enrolment Form [214 KB]

Cardiff Centre for Welsh American Studies

The Cardiff Centre for Welsh American Studies was established in 2001 in order to promote the study of the culture, language, literature and history of the Welsh in the Americas, and in the United States, Canada and Patagonia in particular.

Cardiff Centre for Welsh American Studies Website

Language, Policy and Planning Research Unit

The Language, Policy and Planning Research Unit was created early in 2005 to formalise the long established research interest within the School of Welsh in the fields of language planning and policy, sociolinguistics, applied language studies and the sociology of language in general.

Language, Policy and Planning Research Unit Website

For further information please contact:

Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost

Phone: +44 (0)29 208 74843
Fax: +44 (0)29 208 74604
School of Welsh

Cardiff University
John Percival Building
Colum Drive
CF10 3EU




*If English is not your first language you will be required to demonstrate oral and written fluency before being accepted onto the MA, MPhil or PhD Programme. A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS) is required. Note that we consider all other country-specific qualifications on their own merit.

Normally, applicants should have a first class degree or a 2:1 in a related subject, (the US equivalent of this would be a GPA of over 3.0). International students may be interviewed by telephone or the internet if they are not able to attend an interview at the School.