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Entry requirements for Philippines

Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.

Foundation courses

If you have graduated from the national high school system, you will be required to successfully complete a one year International Foundation Programme before entering our undergraduate courses.

You will be required to successfully complete the High School Certificate with an overall average of 90% and at least 90% in key subject areas to be considered for admission on to our International Foundation Programme.

Some subjects, such as healthcare allied professions, will require higher grades. Please contact the Foundation Office for more information.

Undergraduate courses

You will be required to successfully complete your high school certificate with grades of at least 90% in addition to a recognised one year foundation programme.

We will also consider successful completion of year one of a relevant four-year honour's degree at a recognised institution in the Philippines.

Postgraduate taught courses

You will be required to have a relevant Masters degree from a recognised institution to qualify for our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research courses

If you are applying for research course from the Philippines, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant master's degree

You will need successful completion of a relevant four-year bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, with a GPA as described above, and possibly the successful completion of a relevant master's programme from a recognised institution.

English language

You will need to have a relevant English language qualification to satisfy the English language requirements for your course. The minimum admissions requirement is usually IELTS 6.5 but for some courses we may ask for higher grades.

You can improve your level of English language to meet the entry requirements for your course through our in-house English for University Study programme, a full-time course for international students planning to study at a UK university. The minimum entry requirement is IELTS 4.0 for September entry, 4.5 for January and 5.0 for April. The Exit Test results from this course are accepted as IELTS equivalents for entry to all degree courses at Cardiff University.

We also offer summer pre-sessional courses for applicants with academic offers that are conditional on improving their level of English language proficiency.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.