Deposits and Visas

​Cardiff Met has a policy of charging a deposit prior to admissions for overseas paying applicants. Those applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK will be required to pay a deposit as a condition of the release of their Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS).

Deposits can be refunded for applicants meeting certain circumstances that are not able to enrol and further information can be found at the following Applying to Cardiff Met Refund Terms and Conditions. The University does however reserve the right to withdraw an offer at any stage if it is not satisfied that all requirements for entry are met. In the event that an offer is withdrawn, or upon an applicant not being able to enrol at the University, the University may withhold a proportion of the deposit, tuition fees already paid.​

If post enrolment students withdraw from a course, the University is obliged to report any Student Visa holder to the UKVI.

International students require a Student Visa entry clearance to be able to study in the United Kingdom. Information on Visas and coming to the UK, as well Cardiff Met’s Student Visa Compliance Policy is available on the University’s website: Policy Hub Home (​