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Undergraduate International Excellence Scholarships

Our Undergraduate International Excellence scholarships are new for 2023 and offer 5 full-fee and 5 half-fee scholarships to undergraduate international students who can demonstrate their academic potential.

The scholarships are open to all new undergraduate international students starting a three-year degree programme in September 2023.

Applications for 2023 entry are now closed.

How to apply

To apply for the scholarship, you must be holding an offer to study at Cardiff University on an eligible programme and submit a completed application for the scholarship by 12 May 2023.

All eligible offer holders will be contacted by email with details of how to access the application form.


To be eligible for the scholarship you must:

  • be classed as an international student for fee-paying purposes
  • be self-financed and not in receipt of non-repayable funding from alternative sources
  • be holding an offer for an eligible undergraduate degree commencing in September 2023 at the point of submitting a scholarship application
  • be able to evidence that you meet all entry requirements of your chosen course, including English language requirements by the required UCAS deadline

Recipients of the scholarship will receive the award in the form of a tuition fee waiver/discount. No cash alternative is available and the award cannot be used in place of any required deposit.

The scholarship is for full-time students who will be based on the Cardiff campus and start their studies in September 2023. The award cannot be used for any other year of entry.

Only self-funding international students are eligible and you must be confirmed as an overseas student for fee-paying purposes. The scholarship is not open to students who are in receipt of funding from external bodies such as local government, charities or private organisations.

Further terms and conditions apply, please see our terms and conditions document for full details.

Key dates

  • scholarship application deadline: 12 May 2023
  • scholarship winners announced: June 2023
  • scholarship acceptance deadline: 2 weeks after award allocation*
  • meeting of offer conditions: as determined by UCAS

*scholarships which are not accepted within this timeframe may be reallocated to other students.

Eligible courses

All three-year full-time undergraduate programmes are included in the scholarship scheme.

Four and five-year programmes, which include but are not limited to MBBCh Medicine, BDS Dental Surgery and MPharm Pharmacy are excluded from the scheme.

Four-year programmes such as those which include a placement abroad or a year in the industry are also excluded.