Country Sanctions

​Cardiff Metropolitan University has a legal obligation to comply with sanctions enforced by the UK government, UK sanctions regimes - GOV.UK (

As such, we are not able to receive money for tuition fees and payments for accommodation and other campus services where that money originated from a country mentioned in the UK sanctions regime.

We are also required to be wary of transferring restricted technology by teaching or participating in research collaborations. This means that any applicant applying from a sanctioned country at postgraduate level or above, for an applied STEM subject course which may lead to exporting sensitive software or technology, which could be used for military potential (including the building of weapons of Mass Destruction), may not be able to be offered a place.  Courses that this affects include all programmes within our School of Technology and Product Design courses within the school of Art and Design.

International applicants subject to UK immigration control, who are intending to study at postgraduate level in certain sensitive subjects, knowledge of which could be used in programmes to develop weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery need to apply to the Academic Technology Approval Scheme for an ATAS certificate before they can study in the UK.

Any concerns over students who are working with sensitive technology are referred to the UK government’s Academic Technology Approval Scheme.​