Studying through the medium of Welsh
If you study in Welsh with us you can benefit your career, have flexible study options and receive support with study and language skills.
We are the only Russell Group university in a bilingual capital city. This is the perfect place study modules in Welsh or learn about the language and culture. Coming to Cardiff will give you a unique and special experience.
Not ready to study in Welsh? New to the language? You can learn Welsh or improve your language skills with our Welsh for All courses.
Why study in Welsh?
82% of businesses in Wales say that using the Welsh language adds value to their services. More and more employers are looking for staff with skills to offer bilingual services to their customers.
Studying bilingually helps you to get a deeper understanding of your chosen subject. It enriches your learning experience by offering
- more choice
- different perspectives - including a Welsh perspective - on your subject
- unique and varied experiences while learning and beyond
You will learn the skills, confidence and experience to use Welsh in the workplace and to contribute bilingually to the economic, social and cultural life of Wales.
You can be bilingual citizens - part of the Welsh-language life of Cardiff. The experience will connect you to your bilingual and multilingual peers in the city and across the world.
Support to study in Welsh
Studying in Welsh will mean that you are part of a close-knit community with others on your course.
Even if it is not possible to study through the medium of Welsh in your subject, everyone is welcome to join the Cardiff Branch of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
Coleg members also get access to The Porth learning resources.
Cardiff is home to many national, bilingual organisations. We can connect you to employers who offer work experience in a bilingual or Welsh-language setting.
Welsh-speaking personal tutors
We can provide you with a Welsh-speaking personal tutor at the beginning of your studies, even if you choose not to study in Welsh. You will be able to let your personal tutor know if you wish to present your assignments (written or oral) in Welsh.
Your tutor will:
- see you regularly to discuss your studies
- monitor your progress and provide feedback
- offer professional guidance
- make sure you have support to look after your physical and mental wellbeing
Improve your language skills
Do you want to improve your confidence to use Welsh in education and business settings? Perhaps you'd like to improve your Welsh grammar? Either way, we provide support for you to study for the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's Language Skills Certificate.
Flexible study options
You can study some modules through the medium of Welsh. Depending on your choice of subject, you could combine English lectures with Welsh-medium tutorials, or choose to do them all in Welsh. It really is up to you.
You can sit your exams through the medium of Welsh, whether you've been studying through the medium of Welsh or not. You could also benefit from smaller seminar groups with other Welsh speakers.
If you study all or part of your degree through the medium of Welsh, you could qualify for the following undergraduate scholarships:
|Scholarship||Award||% of studying in Welsh required|
|Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's Main Scholarship||£1000 per year||over 66%|
|Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's Incentive Scholarship||£500 per year||Over 33%|
|Cardiff University Scholarship||Up to £500 a year||Over 22%|
The new Cardiff University Welsh Academy Scholarship will be available for the 2023/24 academic year. More information about this scholarship will be available in 2023.