Entry requirements for Russia
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we want to ensure the welfare of our staff and students. Our staff won't be able to attend international exhibitions or events at this time but you can still get in touch.
Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.
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.
You will be required to have a high school certificate with grades of at least 4.0/5.0 in addition to a recognised one-year International Foundation Programme to qualify for our undergraduate courses.
Some Schools will consider successful completion of at least one year of a relevant four-year honour's degree programme (with high grades in key subject areas) at a recognised institution in Russia.
We also accept a wide range of UK and international qualifications such as A-levels and the International Baccalaureate.
Postgraduate taught courses
You will be required to have a relevant four year Bakalavr bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, with grades of approximately 80% or above to be considered for our postgraduate taught courses.
If your bachelor's degree is marked out of a GPA of 5.0, you will be required to have an average of at least 4.0.
Postgraduate research courses
You will be required to have a relevant four year bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, with grades of approximately 80% or above and possibly also successful completion of a relevant master's programme from a recognised institution.
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.