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United Kingdom: Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Restrictions: UB applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 04/02/2017
**
Rolling Admission 09/13/2017 06/09/2018
NOTE: The Fall 2017 & Academic Year 2017-2018 application deadlines have been extended to April 2.
Fall 2017 04/02/2017
**
Rolling Admission 09/13/2017 01/19/2018
NOTE: The Fall 2017 & Academic Year 2017-2018 application deadlines have been extended to April 2.
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/15/2018 06/09/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB students only Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Area of Study: Accounting, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of, English, Environmental Engineering, Geography, History, Humanities, International Studies, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Study, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Sciences Interdisciplinary, Sociology Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Language Courses Offered: Welsh Housing Options: On Campus
Program Advisor: Krista Paszkowsky Credits: 12-18 per semester
Program Description:

Cardiff University


Cardiff University     Cardiff City     Cardiff Castle
Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, is located on the southern coast of Wales and just two hours west of London by train. Known as one of the safest and most affordable cities in the UK, tourists flock to the newly developed shopping and dining district. In addition, the recently revamped Cardiff Bay area provides a great place to spend time and enjoy the views of the city and Bristol Channel. The revitalized waterfront includes the Wales Millennium Centre complex, home of the national opera, orchestra, theater and dance companies. With over 2,000 years of history, Cardiff Castle is one of Cardiff’s most distinctive landmarks.Today, Cardiff Castle hosts events like an open-air cinema, food festivals, and music concerts. To learn more about Cardiff please view this video.

Founded in 1893, Cardiff University has now grown to one of the largest universities in the UK.  More than 30,000 students attend Cardiff University from over 100 countries. With over 6,500 international students, Cardiff University provides a diverse learning environment. The University in arranged into three colleges:  the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, and the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering. 

Cardiff University is made up of two large, well-located campuses: Cathays Park and Heath Park.  Located less than half a mile from Cardiff’s city center, the Cathays Park Campus hosts the majority of the academic schools (22 of the 26 schools), the active Students’ Union, administrative offices, and a close walk to the residence halls. With wide tree-lined avenues and elegant stone buildings, it's an inspiring place to study. Just a mile from the city center you’ll find the Heath Park Campus where many healthcare-related majors are taught. Students living in Cardiff benefit from the combination of a small, friendly, inexpensive city with the cultural and recreational amenities of an ambitious and progressive capital city. Due to the size of the city and the central location of campus buildings, it's very easy to get around on foot. Public transport links are good and cycling is also very popular in the city. To learn more about studying at Cardiff University, view this video.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

UB students may choose courses (modules) from a variety of academic departments at Cardiff University, including:

  • Biosciences
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Sciences
  • Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • English, Communications and Philosophy
  • Engineering
  • Geography and Planning
  • History, Archaeology and Religious Studies
  • Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Politics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Welsh Language
Build your study abroad program ensuring that you have selected sufficient credits, about 60 UK credits for each semester. You will need to pay attention to the level and credit value of each course. You will also need to consider the semester the course will be taught in. There may be special academic requirements/pre-requisites for some fields of study. Students who would like to study at Cardiff University in their Sophomore year may be limited in course selection if they haven't met certain pre-requisites. Please reference the credit conversion chart below to learn how credits earned at Cardiff will convert to UB credits:
UK Credits UB Credits
30 8
20 5
15 4
10 3

ACCOMMODATION
UB students will be housed in University Residences, where students have their own bedroom. Each room has a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and storage. Students will have access to a shared kitchen/dining room area which includes a stove, refrigerator, sink, table and chairs. University accommodation is generally self-catered (meaning meal plans are not offered) which provides students a great opportunity to meet and cook with other students. There are affordable dining out options around campus, in addition to cafés located in every major University building.
ESTIMATED COSTS
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

PROGRAM DATES
Fall Semester: Mid-September - Late January*
Spring Semester: Mid-January - Mid-June


*Students may be able to make arrangements to sit for final exams by the end of fall classes, in mid-December. Please contact UB Study Abroad Programs for more information.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Fall Semester and Academic Year: March 15
Spring Semester: October 1

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please visit the Cardiff University website.