Cardiff Met International Students - Applying for Undergraduate Study

Undergraduate Study

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The University welcomes applications from students with qualifications from a wide range of academic backgrounds and those with relevant work experience.

Courses and Start Dates

Cardiff Met offer first-class taught courses and unique research opportunities across five academic schools. Our courses are career orientated and have been designed in conjunction with business and industry. For a list of undergraduate courses available please see each of our academic school's course pages:

Cardiff School of Management​

Cardiff School of Health Science

Cardiff School of Art and Design

Cardiff School of Sport

Cardiff School of Education

​Alternatively if you are not sure which school you would like to study in, you can view our A-Z list of all undergraduate courses.

Course Start Dates

September - All of our undergraduate programmes start in September. For the next September start dates and for all our deadlines and important dates during the application process, please click here.

February - In addition to the September intake, the one year International Business Administration (Top Up) also has an intake running from February. Please visit the course specific page​ for more details.


English Language and Foundation Courses

If you require a higher English Language score or foundation course to study at degree level, our English Language Training Centre (ELTC) offer a number of courses throughout the year that line up with the start dates of our Undergraduate programmes. For a full list of courses and start dates for the ELTC courses please visit their web page​.


Top Up Courses - 3rd Year Direct Entry

Cardiff Met offer a one year Top Up programme which allows students to progress towards an honours degree qualification through one year of further full time study. The Top Up courses available are:

BA/BSc (Hons) International Design (Top Up) ​- this course has one intake running from September

BA (Hons) International Business Administration (Top Up) - this course has two intakes running from September and February

Meet a Cardiff Met Representative

Throughout the year our team of International Marketing Officers travel the world to meet with as many prospective students as possible to answer any questions you have about studying at Cardiff Met. To find out when an International Marketing Officer is next visiting a region near you please visit our Country Specific pages. You will also find out further details of entry requirements and Education Advisors for your country.

Additionally we are available to answer your enquiries by email, online chat, phone or Skype. Please feel free to contact us with your enquiries.

How to apply

For further information about how to apply, tuition fees, scholarships and English language requirements please visit out How to apply page.

Under 18s Student Policy

Each year the University admits a small number of students who are under 18 years of age at the point of entry. From experience most are over 17 years of age and will reach their 18th birthday soon after they enrol at the University. However, the Children Act 1989 states the legal definition of a child as “a person under the age of 18”. Whilst there is no legislation imposing a positive statutory duty on higher education institutions, the University recognises the need for a safeguarding culture for students who are under 18 years of age and the particular importance of ensuring that:

  • the relevant health and safety requirements are understood and are being met;

  • the extent of the commitment to safeguarding is clearly established and communicated internally and externally as appropriate;

  • both collective and individual responsibilities are clearly defined and acted upon;

  • there is a protection for University staff by ensuring that appropriate systems are in place

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