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Entry requirements

Find out the minimum entry points for the September, January and April start dates, along with information on how to demonstrate your level of English.

Minimum entry pointEntry date
IELTS (Academic) for UKVI 4.0 (with at least 4.0 in each sub score)September
IELTS (Academic) for UKVI 4.5 (with at least 4.0 in each sub score)January
IELTS (Academic) for UKVI 5.0 (with at least 4.0 in each sub score)April


If you require a visa for entry then please contact us.

If you don't need a visa

If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, you can demonstrate your English through a recognised English Language Test equivalent to the relevant IELTS entry score, such as PTE or TOEFL.

Students in the UK who need to demonstrate their level of English are welcome to sit the English Language Programmes Entry Test at Cardiff University. Please contact us for more information.

More information

Please contact us for advice if you:

  • would like to start in April and want to do a Pre-sessional summer course
  • have any sub scores below IELTS 4.0
  • are interested in coming to the UK on a Student Visitor Visa.