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Entry requirements for Germany

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

Undergraduate courses

We will consider students who hold the Abitur. As a general guideline, we will consider applicants with a grade of 1.8 overall or above, although this will be decided upon by the admissions tutor at the time of application.

Students who have taken GCE A Level examinations and the International Baccalaureate (IB) or European Baccalaureate (EB) will also be considered for entrance to undergraduate courses.

Alternatively, the successful completion of one or more years of undergraduate study at a recognised German university may also be considered as acceptable for entry on to our undergraduate degree courses.

Postgraduate taught courses

Applicants are required to successfully complete at least A Magister Artium/ Diplom/ Erstes Staatsexamen (First State Examination) or a bachelor’s degree (post -1998).

As a general guideline, we will consider applicants with a grade in the region of 2 (Gut) or above, although this will be decided upon by the admissions tutor at the time of application.

Postgraduate research courses

There are a number of possible entry routes to postgraduate research courses at Cardiff University.

We will consider applicants who have successfully completed a Masters from a recognised German institution.

In some cases, we will consider applicants who only have a Bachelor's degree, although applicants may be required to complete a Master's course at Cardiff University prior to embarking upon PhD studies.

English language

A relevant English language qualification is also required — normally a minimum of 6.5 IELTS, however, this may vary from course to course.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please email us: international@cardiff.ac.uk.