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How to apply

If you wish to come and study with us as an Erasmus+ student, there must be an Inter-Institutional Agreement between your home institution and Cardiff University.

Application process

If you are coming to Cardiff as a traineeship student, we may not need to set up an agreement. Your Erasmus+ Coordinator at your University will need to contact us directly to discuss this.

  1. You will need to check with the Erasmus+ office at your home university that there is a valid agreement with Cardiff University in the subject you are studying. If there is no agreement in place, it may be possible to set one up. The Erasmus+ Coordinator at your home university should contact us directly to discuss this.
  2. Once an agreement is in place, the Erasmus+ office at your home university must send a nomination email to the Coordinator within the relevant academic school at Cardiff University. The nomination email should contain your name, email address, which academic School you will study with and when you would like to come to Cardiff University (e.g. Autumn term/Spring term/full academic year). Make sure to check Cardiff University's term dates before submitting this nomination email.
  3. If your nomination is successful, you will be sent a link via email to an online application form. You must complete the application form prior to the start of your placement. Once you have submitted your online application form, the academic school at Cardiff University will send you an ‘offer’ of study by email. If you are happy with the conditions of the offer you receive, you should accept it as soon as possible.
  4. Once you have accepted your offer, you will be emailed further information about your application, including your Cardiff University student number, information about accommodation for Erasmus+ students, details of online enrolment, and information about selecting modules.

Online enrolment should be completed prior to your arrival and you should receive instructions via email about how to complete this three weeks prior to the start date of your programme.

English language requirements

As part of the application process, incoming Erasmus+ students who do not require a visa to enter the UK are not required to provide us with proof of their level of English. Please be aware however that you will be required to study or work through the medium of English and therefore your level of English will need to be sufficient enough to manage your workload effectively.

If you require a visa to enter the UK, then as part of the visa application process you may need to provide the University with proof of your level of English.

Find more information about recognised English language qualifications.

Applying for a visa

If you are not a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and you do not have a passport issued by an EEA country or Switzerland, you must hold a valid visa to sudy at Cardiff University.

Please visit our Visa and Immigration web page for guidance on what visa you should apply for and who can help.

Studying as an occasional student

If an Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional Agreement does not exist and your university does not wish to create one, then it may possible to study at Cardiff University as an occasional student.

This means that you may be liable to pay fees but, if accepted, will have the same module choices as UK students.

For more information about this method of study, please contact us.