Paying your Pre-sessional fees
No deposit is required for the Pre-sessional course.
However, International students who have been offered a place on a postgraduate taught programme will be asked to pay a deposit towards their tuition fees in order to secure their place. Deposit payment deadlines can be found in your official offer letter. More detailed information can be found on the postgraduate deposits page.
|20 week Pre-sessional courses||£7,995|
|12 week Pre-sessional courses||£5,220|
|10 week Pre-sessional courses||£4,350|
|8 week A/B Pre-sessional courses||£3,480|
When to pay
Tuition fees must be paid in full no later than the cut-off date for the Pre-sessional course for which you have applied. The cut-off date is the Friday before the course begins – see below.
|If you are studying:||Full fees must be paid no later than:|
|20 week||Friday 12 April 2024|
|12 week online/combined||Friday 07 June 2024|
|12 week on-campus||Friday 21 June 2024|
|10 week online||Friday 21 June 2024|
|10 week on-campus||Friday 28 June 2024|
|8 week A||Friday 05 July 2024|
|8 week B||Friday 12 July 2024|
Failure to pay on or before the cut-off date may result in your studies being suspended.
Ways to pay
We accept the following methods of payment:
GlobalPay for Students - debit/credit card, bank transfer and international payment options
The Globalpay payment method allows you, your parents or sponsors to pay in your own currency and takes in account exchange rates, bank fees and any additional costs.
With this service, you will be able to track your payment. The platform allows you to pay via:
- international bank transfer
- credit / debit card (Visa and Mastercard)
- WeChat Pay
- RMB bank transfer
- Hana Bank
- ICICI bank
Direct bank transfers
Please read this information carefully to help you to pay your Pre-sessional fees by bank transfer.
You must ensure you follow the instructions on this page to allow us to trace your bank transfer payment.
- You must include the following information in the payment:
- Student number - if you do not put this, we will not know that you have paid
- Student full name
- Pre-sessional Programme course code:
- 20 Week Programme = BF094
- 12 Week Programme = BF095
- 10 Week Programme = BF096
- 8 Week A Programme = BF097
- 8 Week B Programme = BF098
- You will need to check how much your bank will charge for the bank transfer and include it in your payment. All bank charges must be covered by your payment transfer.
- Please transfer only your Pre-sessional Programme fees.
- Do not include your accommodation fee.
- Do not include your undergraduate or postgraduate tuition fees.
- After payment, please send us a copy of your bank transfer receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bank Address: Lloyds Bank, 1 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2AF
Account Name: Cardiff University Receivables Account
Account Number: 17855560
Sort Code: 30-67-64
IBAN Number: GB70 LOYD 3067 6417 8555 60
Some of the above methods may incur bank charges which vary depending on your country, but are usually between £5 and £20. Please ensure you allow extra money for any bank charges when paying your fees.
We do not accept payment by cash, bank draft (cheque) or travellers’ cheques.
If someone else is paying your fees, you must provide evidence of this.
Proof of sponsorship of the course which includes a financial guarantee letter must be sent by email before or at enrolment to email@example.com
Cancellation and refunds
You have the right to cancel your booking without giving any reason from the point you apply to study up to the end of the 14th day after the start of your course. This is called the cancellation period. If you cancel your booking within the cancellation period, the University will reimburse you for all fee payments received from you.
|Course||End of cancellation period for each pre-sessional course|
|20 week||Friday 26 April 2024|
|12 week online/combined||Friday 21 June 2024|
|12 week on-campus||Friday 05 July 2024|
|10 week online||Friday 05 July 2024|
|10 week on-campus||Friday 12 July 2024|
|8 week A||Friday 19 July 2024|
|8 week B||Friday 26 July 2024|
The University will make the reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than 14 days after the day on which you inform us in writing about your decision to cancel your booking. The University will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction. If the payment is made by a sponsor or employer, the University will pay the refund to the relevant party.
If you cancel the booking after the cancellation period has ended, the University will not refund payments received from you. In the case of students who withdraw after the cancellation period has ended who have not yet paid their fees, these students will be invoiced directly for the full fees unless there are extenuating circumstances:
Examples of extenuating circumstances:
- If your visa application to study the pre-sessional is unsuccessful (evidence must be provided)
- Illness (evidence must be provided via a medical certificate in English or a certified translation)
Refunds made due to extenuating circumstances will be calculated pro-rata. Refunds will be made in full-weeks and will not include the week that you notify us of your extenuating circumstance (e.g. if you notify us of extenuating circumstances any time after the cancellation period, and the extenuating circumstances are supported, you will receive a refund for full weeks following that week up to the end of the course. A week is considered to run from Monday to Sunday)
|Course length||Date we are notified of cancellation due to extenuating circumstance (between Monday to Sunday)||If extenuating circumstances supported, the period in weeks for which you will receive a refund|
|12 weeks||Week 7||Weeks 8 to 12|
|10 weeks||Week 4||Weeks 5 to 10|
|8 weeks||Week 6||Weeks 7 to 8|
If you wish to cancel your course booking, you must send your request in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We cannot accept cancellations over the phone or in person. When we have received your confirmation that you would like to cancel your booking, we will process the necessary refund and send it to you as soon as possible.
If you have any questions about fee payment, please contact: