Semester dates

Find semester dates below for the International Foundation Year, Pre-Master's and English Language Programme.

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International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year prepares students for undergraduate study.

  • Semester dates

    January 2022

    Semester Start End
    1 17/01/2022 13/05/2022
    2 16/05/2022 26/08/2022

    September 2022

    Semester Start End
    1 26/09/2022 20/01/2023
    2 23/01/2023 12/06/2023

    January 2023

    Semester Start End
    1 23/01/2023 05/05/2023
    2 08/05/2023 01/09/2023

Accelerated International Foundation Year

Our Accelerated International Foundation Year is an intensive, 22-week programme designed to help ambitious international students join their undergraduate degree at Cardiff in as little time as possible.

  • Semester dates

    March 2022

    Semester Start End
    1 21/03/2022
    26/08/2022
  • Semester dates

    September 2022

    Semester Start End
    1 26/09/2022
    20/01/2023
    2  23/01/2023  12/06/2023

    January 2023

    Semester Start End
    1 23/01/2023
    05/05/2023
    2 08/05/2023 01/09/2023

Pre-Master's programme

The Pre-Master's prepares postgraduate students for Master's-level study at Cardiff University.

  • Semester Dates
     

    January 2022 (2 Semesters)

    Semester Start End
    1 17/01/2022 13/05/2022
    2 16/05/2022 26/08/2022
     

    May 2022 (3 Semesters)

    Semester Start End
    1 16/05/2022 26/08/2022
    2 TBC  
    3
    TBC  
     

    September 2022 (2 Semesters)

    Semester Start End
    1 26/09/2022 20/01/2023
    2 23/01/2023 12/06/2023
     

    September 2022 (3 Semesters)

    Semester Start End
    1 26/09/2022 20/01/2023
    2 23/01/2023 05/05/2023
    3
    08/05/2023 01/09/2023
     

    November 2022 (2.5 Semesters)

    Semester Start End
    1 14/11/2022 20/01/2023
    2 23/01/2023 05/05/2023
    3
    08/05/2023 01/09/2023

English language programmes

Our English language programmes are designed for undergraduate students who do not currently have the English language level required to study the International Foundation Year or international Year One.

  • English Language Preparation programme

    Depending on your level of English, you may require one or two terms of English. Check the entry requirements page for more information.

    Term Start dates
    1 September 2021

    The English Language Preparation programme is not available for students who are aiming to study Medicine, Dental Surgery, Optometry, Medical Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Journalism and Communications; Journalism, Communications and Politics; Media and Communications or Media, Journalism and Culture.