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International Students

Students at Cardiff University

Studying physics at Cardiff University offers you the chance to develop your core Physics theory and practical laboratory skills in a dynamic student-led environment. Our students come from many countries from across the world, representing a wide range of nationalities and cultures.

Cardiff University international educational advisors

The International Office works in co-operation with local educational advisors in a range of countries. These can provide students with a local source of assistance when applying to study at Cardiff. We have advisors based in a large number of countries. Full details are available on the University's website for international students.

Support for international students

Coach collection service and Induction Programme

The International Office provides a coach collection service and induction programme for international students during the week before enrolment. The coach collection service, which runs over two days, picks up new arrivals from Cardiff and Heathrow airports. Newly arrived students are met in the Arrivals Lounge and escorted on to Cardiff-bound transport.

Induction Programme

The International Student induction programme includes an Information Fair, social gatherings and guided tours to local attractions. The programme is designed to help new international students feel at home quickly, make new friends and deal with any initial difficulties.

English language requirements

If you are an applicant whose first language is not English you will need to provide evidence that you have a standard of written and spoken English which enables you to cope with the demands of the degree programme.

English language programmes

English Language Programmes provide courses to prepare overseas applicants for degree programmes and then supports them during their academic studies. Language and study skills courses are offered year-round for periods from a few weeks to a full year to improve your level of general and academic English.

We accept the 'English for University Study' and 'Pre-sessional Programmes' as entry qualifications, and do not require a separate IELTS test prior to entry.

For further information, please visit the webpage for Cardiff University's English Language Programmes.

For information about our degree programmes, click the links below