How to Apply


​There are a number of different application procedures for places at Cardiff Metropolitan University. It is important that you use the correct procedure to make sure that your application reaches us safely.​

​To find out how to apply for a course, check the details given in the description of the particular course you wish to study - this tells you which organisation will deal with your application. The guidelines on this page tell you how to obtain further details about applications.

Full-Time Undergraduate Students

If you wish to apply for a full time undergraduate course please do so via UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) at and click here for further information before applying.

PGCE: UCAS Teacher Training

If you wish to apply for a PGCE teacher training course please do so via UCAS Teacher Training at

Postgraduate, Professional & Part-Time Students

Postgraduate (excluding PGCE Primary & Secondary), Professional and Part-time applications should be made directly to Admissions through Cardiff Met Self Service. Please click here for further information.

Research Students

Research applications should be made directly to Admissions. Please click here for further information.


Cardiff Met Students
If you are a current Cardiff Met student (studying on a Foundation Programme or HNC/D) and wish to top-up to an undergraduate programme, you will need to contact your Programme Director in the first instance and complete the Declaration of Intent Form, more information can be found here.

The Programme Director will then need to inform Academic Registry if your are permitted to progress. This process excludes those applying for BSc Dental Technology, BSc Healthcare Sciences, BSc Human Nutrition & Dietetics, BSc Podiatry, BSc Social Work and BSc Speech & Language Therapy where applications must be made through UCAS ( as these programmes have either limited places or are funded by NHS or NLIAH.

If you have not expressed an interest to progress and have been exited with an award, you will need to reapply through UCAS (

UK Franchise Partnership
If you are a student studying at one of our franchise partnership colleges on an undergraduate full time programme, and wish to top-up or use credit to enter into a different level at Cardiff Met, you will treated as an internal transfer.  You would have already applied through UCAS to Cardiff Met in order to commence your studies at the franchise college, and after the exam board, if you are eligible to progress, you will be enrolled on the relevant year of entry.

Overseas Partnership
If you are a student studying at one of our overseas partnership institutions, and wish to top-up or use credit transfer to study the remainder of your time at Cardiff Met, you will need to apply through UCAS (  Depending on your qualifications, you will receive an offer and information concerning starting at Cardiff Met.

External 'top-ups'

For part time / postgraduate (excluding PGCE Primary & Secondary), applications can be made directly to Cardiff Metropolitan University. Please click here​​ to apply.​

For undergraduate full time study, applications are to be made through UCAS (

Internal Transfers

If you are current Cardiff Met student who is transferring internally onto another programme with no break in study, you will need to contact the new Programme Director in the first instance to assess your suitability.

If the transfer is agreed, you need to ask your previous Programme Tutor to complete a transfer form and notify Academic Registry who can amend your programme details within the student system.

You do not need to come back through the Admissions process.

External Transfers

For part time / postgraduate (excluding PGCE Primary & Secondary), applications can be made directly to Cardiff Metropolitan University.  Please click here​​ to apply.​

For undergraduate full time study, applications are to be made through UCAS (


Cardiff Metropolitan University accepts deferred applications for the majority of its undergraduate courses. You will need to indicate your relevant year of entry when making your application through UCAS and meet all of your offer conditions in the year you are applying. Please note that, due to restricted target numbers and placements available, we cannot accept deferred applications for the following courses - BSc Speech & Language Therapy / BSc Human Nutrition & Dietetics / BSc Healthcare Science / BSc Social Work / BSc Podiatry.

Armed Forces Personnel

Cardiff Metropolitan University is a registered learning provider with the Ministry of Defence's ELCAS scheme for armed forces personnel wishing to study a university course. More information can be found here.

Studying at our Partnership institutions

Cardiff Met offers programmes at a range of UK and transnational insitutions. To find out how to apply for these programmes, click here.

International Students

If you are an International Student, your application will be considered by our International Office. Please click here for more information.