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Studying in Welsh

By choosing to study with us in Welsh, you open doors to enhance your career prospects, enjoy flexible study options, and receive support in both academic and language skills.

Cardiff is the ideal location for studying modules in Welsh or immersing yourself in the language and culture, as we are the only Russell Group university in a bilingual capital city. By coming to Cardiff, you will have the opportunity to have a truly unique and special experience.

If you're not ready to study in Welsh or are new to the language, don't worry. We offer Welsh for All courses catering to all levels, allowing you to learn or enhance your language skills. These courses are designed to accommodate everyone, so you can feel confident about becoming more proficient in Welsh.


We will support your studies

You can take advantage of scholarships, smaller groups, Welsh-speaking tutors, and the option to improve your language skills and sit exams in Welsh.


Be at the heart of modern Wales

How about work experience at the Senedd, the Welsh Government, BBC, ITV? These, and many other, national organisations are on our doorstep.


Join our community

Our Welsh Language Academy and Cardiff Branch of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol bring together our Welsh language activities at our bilingual, inclusive and international university.

Why study in Welsh?

82% of businesses in Wales say that using the Welsh language adds value to their services. As a result, many employers are seeking employees with bilingual skills to serve their customers better.

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 a bilingual citizen - 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

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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.

As a student member of the Cardiff Branch of the Coleg Cymraeg, you will hear about the opportunities available to you. These include scholarships of up to £3000, becoming a Coleg Cymraeg Ambassador, studying for the Coleg's Welsh Language Skills Certificate and finding work experience opportunities.

Elliw Iwan, Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Branch Officer

Coleg members also get access to The Porth learning resources.

Work experience

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.

Learn more about our careers and employability service.

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 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

The thing I enjoyed the most about my studies, without a shadow of a doubt, was the ability to study some through the Welsh language. I enjoyed making the most of every opportunity offered to me to engage and study through Welsh.

Emily Pemberton, BSc Econ International Relations

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.

Are you an aspiring polyglot? Combine your Welsh language skills with opportunities to learn other languages at university. Some courses will give you the chance to spend a year abroad.

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 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.

I enjoy studying in Welsh because it gives me an opportunity to practice and improve my confidence, ensuring I don't lose the use of the language. Tutorials for the Welsh group provide more opportunities to ask questions and get help to work through problem sheets.

Alen Melania King, BSc Mathematics


If you study all or part of your degree through the medium of Welsh, you could qualify for the following undergraduate scholarships:

ScholarshipAwardAmount of Welsh study required
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's Main Scholarship £1,000 per year More than 66% (80 credits)
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's Incentive Scholarship £500 per year More than 33% (40 credits)
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's Medical Scholarship£500 per yearMore than 33% (40 credits)
Academi Gymraeg Betty Campbell Scholarship Up to £1,000 a year 20 credits for £500
40 credits for £1,000
Cardiff University's Studying in Welsh Scholarship Up to £500 per year For every 20 credits you study in Welsh each year, you will receive £250, and for every 40 credits you study in Welsh each year, you will receive £500. 

Further information about our scholarships and application deadlines can be found at Scholarships for Studying in Welsh.

More reasons to study in Welsh with us

Welsh students

Courses available in Welsh

We have up to 80 courses in 12 subject areas which are available in part or entirely in Welsh


Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

Join our branch to find out about scholarships up to £3,000, become a Coleg Cymraeg Ambassador, study for the Coleg's Welsh Language Skills Certificate or find work experience opportunities.

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Welsh language and culture

There are numerous opportunities to learn Welsh and become immersed in Cardiff's vibrant Welsh language culture