Cardiff University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK universities and attracts over £100 million in investment each year. The latest independent assessment of research quality in the UK demonstrates that 33 out of the 34 subject areas evaluated are undertaking research that is world-class in terms of originality and significance.
Our students benefit from the use of the most innovative technology and equipment available, and also enjoy access to excellent library and computing resources. Additionally, all international students entering through the normal admissions cycle are guaranteed a place in University accommodation for the duration of their studies.
Professional Teaching Staff
At Cardiff, world-class academic staff ensure that students are exposed to a stimulating learning environment and the very latest thinking in their disciplines. Our staff are highly-qualified, enthusiastic and committed to creating a vibrant learning community. Our English language courses have no more than 14 students per class – ensuring that you get the most out of your studies.
Exceptional Learning Environment
As an English language student at Cardiff University, your classes are taught on campus by qualified academic staff. You also have full use of our excellent facilities and services, including 12 resource centre libraries, 24-hour computer access (with free email, internet and other networked resources), and multi-purpose sports and fitness centres. There are more than 100 student clubs and societies held during the academic year and a social programme for summer students.
Cardiff is a lively and welcoming city in which to live and study. It is steeped in history that stretches back 2000 years and was recently short listed for European Capital of Culture 2008. Cardiff is also a modern and progressive capital city. Its facilities and amenities are constantly improving and yet the city remains friendly, inexpensive and compact. Its cosmopolitan nature provides something for everyone, from the excitement of the city centre to the tranquillity of the surrounding countryside.
English Language Programmes
Cardiff University’s official English language teaching centre for international students specialises in courses that prepare students for higher education in the UK.
International Foundation Programme
The International Foundation Programme is a one-year academic programme offered in Business, Engineering, Health & Life Sciences or Law. It is designed to give students the academic and English language skills needed to enter a variety of degree programmes.
The Bridge Programme
The Bridge Programme is a full-time English language and study skills course, specifically designed for International students who plan to continue their university studies, would like to improve their IELTS score, or need to improve their English for professional reasons.