Cardiff University International Study Centre


Cardiff University is a respected Russell Group university with a proud history of celebrating difference, located in the UK's most affordable student city. Its research is making an impact around the world, and leading academics share their findings with students in the classroom. Cardiff University was ranked 163rd in Best Global Universities internationally and 20th nationally by US News. In 2019, it ranked 171st among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings.

The International Foundation Year is a three-term program preparing students for an undergraduate degree at Cardiff University. There are four routes to choose from, with sub-routes within them related to the chosen degree subject.



Available for international students

Post-study work visa

Available for international students


Kinari from Indonesia
Kinari from Indonesia
International Foundation Year progressing to BSc Business Management (Marketing)
I think Cardiff's campus is beautiful, architecture-wise. They've invested a lot recently for new campuses and refurbishment. There are always different spaces for you to use if you need to do something for group discussions or something on your own. If you prefer quiet spaces or a bit of background noise there's always something for you, which is really great.


Art, Design & Media

International Foundation Year in Arts, Humanities, Law, and Social Sciences

Business & Management

International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance

Engineering & Technology

International Foundation Year in Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Architecture

Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

International Foundation Year in Arts, Humanities, Law, and Social Sciences

Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

International Foundation Year in Health, Medical, and Life Sciences

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
£ 26,647 Average cost per year
£ 15,621Tuition
£ 6,432Housing
£ 4,594Other

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

School Transcript

Submission Deadlines

September 2021
Application Deadline:August 01, 2021
Program Start:September 27, 2021
January 2022
Application Deadline:December 01, 2021
Program Start:January 17, 2022