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How to apply

Find out how to apply for our courses.

What you will need

Before you can apply online, you will need the following information:

  • Your passport (to ensure that the name you enter during your application exactly matches how it is written in your passport).
  • Your Cardiff University applicant number from your conditional offer to study on one of our undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
  • A scanned copy of your English language test results.

Apply online

To apply for a pre-sessional programme online, you must use your existing Cardiff University username and password that you received when you applied for your academic programme. Please do not log in as a new user.

Apply for the Pre-Sessional 20-week programme (online)Apply for the Pre-Sessional 20-week programme (on-campus)
Apply for the Pre-Sessional 12-week programme (online)Apply for the Pre-Sessional 12-week programme (on-campus)
Apply for the Pre-Sessional 10-week programme (online)Apply for the Pre-Sessional 10-week programme (on-campus)
Apply for the Pre-Sessional 8-week A programme (online)Apply for the Pre-Sessional 8-week B programme (on-campus)

Receiving your offer

Most applications will receive a decision within ten working days. If you're successful, you’ll receive an email from our Academic Registry confirming your offer.

This email will include your student number, which will be the same as the student number for your application for academic study. Please include this whenever you contact us.

Unconditional offer

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

Accepting your offer

You'll need to accept your offer via our online application system, SIMS. We'll send your user name and password. If you don't receive your username and password please contact us.

Please make sure you have read the enrolment terms and conditions before accepting your offer.

After you've accepted your offer

Visit our new student pages for information on the preparations you need to make to be able to come to Cardiff.