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Before you arrive

Things to know and do in preparation for student life.

Online enrolment

You will be sent an email asking you to enrol approximately 3 weeks before your start date.

Join our pre-arrival online course

Take our online course to help ease the transition to studying at Cardiff University.

Your finances

Opening a student bank account, living costs, funding your time here and where to get support.

Disability and dyslexia support

Tell us if you have a disability such as long-term physical health conditions, specific learning difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, and mental health conditions.

Accommodation and moving here

What to consider before you move in to your residence in Cardiff.

Read our Student Charter

Read our Student Charter to find out more about what you can expect from Cardiff University and its Students’ Union and the role that you have in making the most of your time with us.

Apply for free language courses

Open up a world of new destinations, inspiring cultures and exciting career options by signing up for a free language course.

Immunisation advice

Immunisation advice for new students.

Additional information for international students

We are here to provide guidance and advice on how to prepare and arrive for your studies and new life here in Cardiff.

Additional information for healthcare students

Information for new healthcare students.