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Entry requirements for Mexico

Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.

International Foundation Programme

If you have graduated from the national high school system, you may be required to successfully complete an International Foundation Year before entering our undergraduate courses.

Undergraduate courses

We will consider students with good grades in the GCE A-level examinations or the International Baccalaureate for entry onto our undergraduate courses.

Alternatively, the successful completion of a recognised International Foundation Programme or one or more years of undergraduate study at a recognised University in Mexico may also be considered as acceptable for entry on to our undergraduate degree courses.

Postgraduate courses

You will usually need to have completed a relevant first degree with a good GPA score.
Applicants who hold a Licenciatura with a promedio (GPA) of 8.0+ will be considered for admission to a master's degree.

Postgraduate research courses

If you are applying for research courses from Mexico, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant master's degree.

You will need to have successfully completed the Maesría in Mexico with a promedio (GPA) of at least 8.0.

English language

You will need to have a relevant English language qualification to satisfy the English language requirements for your course. The minimum admissions requirement is usually IELTS 6.5 but for some courses we may ask for higher grades.

You can improve your level of English language to meet the entry requirements for your course through our in-house English for University Study programme, a full-time course for international students planning to study at a UK university. The minimum entry requirement is IELTS 4.0 for September entry, 4.5 for January and 5.0 for April. The Exit Test results from this course are accepted as IELTS equivalents for entry to all degree courses at Cardiff University.

We also offer Summer Pre-sessional courses for applicants with academic offers that are conditional on improving their level of English language proficiency.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.