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How to apply

A step-by-step guide to applying for a place on any one of our International Foundation Programmes (IFP).

If you need help with completing your application, please contact us.

International Foundation Programme Application Form 2019

International Foundation Programme Application Form 2019

19 November 2018

International Foundation Programme application form for 2019.

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Check that you meet the entry requirements

We will consider academic qualifications from all countries. You will also need to show that you have the English language skills necessary to take an active part in the programme.

If your country or qualification is not listed on our entry requirements page, please contact us and we will be very happy to advise you.

Gather supporting documents

You'll need to fill in our application form – this includes writing a personal statement.

You'll also need:

  • transcripts of school results so far, including subjects studied and grades achieved
  • one academic reference
  • evidence of English language test results or note when you will sit the exam or receive the result
  • a copy of the photograph page of your passport which must include your passport number and full name.

If you don’t yet have all the evidence required, you can still apply and submit your supporting documents when they become available.

Progressing to a degree course in Medicine

If you're interested in applying for a place on the Health and Life Sciences IFP with the intention of progressing to a degree course in Medicine, please also read our guidance about application deadlines and taking the UK Clinical Aptitude Test.

Please email all of your documents to foundation@cardiff.ac.uk.

Most applicants hear back from us within four weeks. You’ll receive an email from the Academic Registry confirming your offer. The email will tell you your student number. Please include this when you contact us so we can help you easily.

Unconditional offer

This means you have been offered a place – now all you need to do is accept the offer.

Conditional offer

This means you have been offered a place, but we haven't received one of your supporting documents or you still need to complete one of the qualifications required in order to gain admission to the University.

Your offer letter will clearly state what evidence needs to be supplied. Once we have all the documents required to show you have met the conditions of your offer, your offer will change to unconditional.

You'll need to accept your offer through our online application system. We'll email your user name and password (if you don't receive these, please contact us).

Please ensure you have read the enrolment terms and conditions prior to accepting your offer.

Next steps

Once you have accepted your unconditional offer, you should make preparations for applying for your visa and make arrangements to travel and find accommodation in Cardiff.

Our international pages on our new students section will help you with your planning.