Entry requirements for South Africa
Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.
You will be required to hold a National Senior Certificate (post-2009) with a minimum requirement of five subjects with a combination of Grades 6 and 5.
Postgraduate taught courses
You will be required to have a good bachelor's degree with the equivalent of an upper second or a very good lower second grade to qualify for our postgraduate taught courses.
Postgraduate research courses
There are a number of possible entry routes to our postgraduate research courses. We will consider applicants who have successfully completed a Masters from a recognised South African institution.
In some cases, we will consider applicants who only have a Bachelor's degree (minimum Second Class, Higher Division), although applicants may be required to complete a Master's course at Cardiff University prior to embarking upon PhD studies.