Why study in Welsh?
You will have an additional skill on your CV and more employers are looking for graduates with strong bilingual skills in Wales.
It is therefore important that you have the opportunity to study through the medium of Welsh and English. The NHS in Wales, for example, will encourage students of Medicine, Dentistry and Health to use their bilingualism when communicating with patients and their families.
The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol offers scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students from Wales who wish to study a significant part, or the programme in its entirety, through the medium of Welsh. The College has also awarded doctoral scholarships to many of our students who wish to study through the medium of Welsh.
Many of our students believe that bilingual study has enabled them to gain a better understanding of their subject. Law students, for example, can choose English medium lectures and Welsh medium tutorials that have been of great benefit to them as there is a huge demand for Welsh speaking lawyers.
There are also plenty of extra-curricular opportunities for you to develop your language skills. For example, a postgraduate student at the School of Medicine improved their language skills by studying for a Welsh language skills certificate. This enabled him to earn more money in his spare time as a Welsh medium football coach.
A successful programme by the School of Welsh, Cymraeg i Bawb – Welsh for Everyone is also available for students to learn Welsh for free, alongside their studies.
Our student can also join the Gym Gym, the Student Union’s Welsh language society. The Gym Gym offers a range of social activities through the medium of Welsh.
You can also participate in the intercollegiate Eisteddfod and at the Tafwyl festival. You can find more information about Welsh medium activities being held by the University and the city of Cardiff on the following page - Caerdydd a’r Gymraeg – Cardiff and the Welsh language.