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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for prospective students

Last updated: 23/06/2022 12:48

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on lives across the world, and we understand that you may be concerned about how this will affect your application to Cardiff and your ability to study with us. We will continue to do our best to keep you up to date with the latest information and developments.

Applications for September 2022

We continue to welcome applications, and to support our applicants whenever needed. Our application processes and start dates are unchanged for 2022 entry. However, we are aware that some of our applicants may face continued difficulties because of COVID-19 and that some examinations and qualification results may be affected in 2022. We will be as flexible as we can in these situations.

COVID-19 situation in the UK

For the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, visit the UK Government’s website. These pages provide high-level information on the current pandemic situation, including cases, vaccination rates and local information from across the UK.

Our Admissions team continues to process applications as normal. You will be kept up to date about your application via email and we recommend that you check your email regularly.

You can contact the Admissions team at

Please ensure that in all correspondence you quote:

  • your full name
  • Cardiff University student number or UCAS Personal ID
  • the programme for which you are applying.

You can also contact the Admissions team by phone, on +44 (0)29 2087 9999. The team is available Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays and University closure dates) between 8:30 and 17:00.

Undergraduate Architecture, Dental, Healthcare, Law, Medicine and Psychology programmes

The deadline for providing evidence that all the conditions of your offer have been met is 31 August 2022. This includes the receipt of changes to a result following a successful appeal. If you meet all the conditions of your offer between 1 and 7 September 2022 a deferred entry place will be offered, as long as all required evidence is received by the University by this deadline.

All other undergraduate programmes

The deadline for providing evidence that all the conditions of your offer have been met is 2 September 2022. Where possible the University will look to be flexible and extend this to 7 September 2022, if the required evidence is received by the University by this deadline.

This extension to the deadline is not guaranteed and will be subject to places being available. Where a place in September 2022 is not available, a deferred entry place will be offered.

When the above deadlines have passed it will be at the University’s discretion as to whether a place can be offered.

Changes to grading and assessment

We know that some qualifications – in the UK and overseas – were assessed and graded in different ways between 2020 and 2022, because of issues caused by the pandemic. We can confirm that we will recognise these awards and qualifications for entry in 2022 and future years, if they meet our entry requirements.

We are aware that some universities overseas have been affected by closures related to the pandemic, and that this may have impacted grades and awards. We will continue to recognise qualifications which meet our entry requirements, where this has been the case.

It is understood that English language test centres in some countries overseas remain closed, or unable to deliver in person testing. We accept a range of English language tests, including an online At Home option (TOEFL At Home). Find out more about our English language requirements.

We are preparing for all courses starting in September 2022 to go ahead as normal with in-person teaching across all lectures, tutorials, seminars, lab work and workshops. We will also continue to make full use of the teaching innovations that online delivery has brought us to supplement your learning experience.

Any information in relation to a change in start date or delivery of a programme of study will be communicated to applicants via email.

Deferring your place

If you would like to defer your place, contact and we will be happy to discuss this with you.


If you are a Postgraduate student and a deposit is required to secure your place, it will be stated in your offer letter. You should pay your deposit by the date given in your offer letter.

If you are having any problems in paying your deposit, contact us at so that we can discuss options with you.

In advance of paying your deposit we recommend you read our deposit refund policy. Applicants who are unable to travel to the UK because of the effects of coronavirus will be able to apply for a deposit refund.

Contact us

Our Admissions team are still working as normal so please get in touch by emailing if you would like to discuss your application.