Cardiff Metropolitan University Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,,UK

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Srishti Chatterjee

Cardiff Metropolitan University, formerly known as the University of Wales Institute, offers degrees in several areas, including Finance, Economics, Arts, Design, Communications, and Law. All its schools specialise in courses that are career-orientated and have been designed in conjunction with business and industry. A few years after its establishment in 1865, the university's four institutes were combined to create the Cardiff Institute of Higher Education. Furthermore, after ending its association with the University of Wales, it was granted its present name. To create a global presence, this university has collaborated with a number of international organisations, including the Arab Academy of Science and Technology, the Beacon International College, and the City Unification College. It iscommitted to ensure that every student fulfils their potential to make outstanding graduate-level contributions to their own and future generations.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

Cardiff Metropolitan University offers 119 undergraduate, 78 postgraduate, and various part-time courses. It has a strong reputation in applied research and active engagement with business and industry. The university has promising first-class taught courses and unique research opportunities across the five academic schools.


English Language and Foundation Courses

The English Language Training Centre (ELTC) offers a number of courses throughout the year that line up with the start dates of undergraduate programmes. Thus, students who require a higher English proficiency score or want to take up a foundation course to study at degree level can at the ELTC.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

Entry requirements differ as per programme, course, and country of the applicant. The university values both work experience and academic qualifications, and consider students from a wide range of academic backgrounds. Indian applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria for admission to these programmes:

Programme Type

Qualification Accepted

Foundation Courses

Equivalent of 5 GCSEs (Grade C and above) to include Maths and English


Good grades in Polytechnic/College of Technology Diploma (three to four-years in duration)


Good grades in Indian Certificate of Education - awarded on completion of Grade 10 and complete a recognised Foundation Course


Good grades in Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (Grade 12) such as:

Indian School Certificate (ISC)

Intermediate Certificate

Higher School Certificate

Higher Secondary Certificate

All India Senior School Certificate

Pre-University Course


A bachelor/master’s degree in Arts/Science (Honours/special degree) from any recognised institution in India

Other qualifications accepted are:

Bachelor of Arts/Science/Commerce

Bachelor degree in professional subjects

Bachelor of Science (Engineering)

Bachelor of Engineering / Technology

Bachelor of Law (LLB)

Bachelor of Education (4-year integrated programme)

Master of Engineering or Technology

Master of Philosophy

Master's degree

Post-graduate Diploma in Management

Master of Arts/Science/Commerce

Postgraduate Diploma


English Language Requirements

International students who belong from a non-English speaking country need to showcase English language proficiency. Indian applicants who have good scores in Core English in Grade 10 and 12 may be exempted from submitting test scores for a UG programme. Apart from this, the university accepts any one of the following exam scores:




Read in detail about these exams


Cambridge English (CAE)




Note: Some courses may require a higher IELTS level. Check the relevant course page for more details on this.

What all documents are needed for application?

Supporting documentations need to be uploaded using the International Student Application Form. You will not be required to send hard copies of your documents unless requested by the International Office.?? In general, international students need to submit the following documents at time of application:

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

The university does not charge any application fee for application to any programme from international students. However, UG students applying through the UCAS portal may need to pay the application fee as per its rules.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

International students can expect tuition costs to be within the below given ranges:




Note: The tuition fee tends to change every year and some additional costs might be included. It is recommended that the students visit the university website for fee structure for the current academic year.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

All international candidates would be eligible for university scholarships automatically. You will not be required to submit a separate application. After the university obtains your application, it will consider your application against the scholarships requirements and send you the details along with the admission letter, if accepted.

Scholarship Name


Amount Awarded

Undergraduate Scholarship

All UG applicants are considered for this award

GBP 1,000

Alumni Scholarship

Awarded to all students who have completed a UG degree at Cardiff Metropolitan and are enrolling for a PG taught programme in Cardiff

25% reduction in course fees

MBA Scholarship

Based on academic and/or professional, evidenced work experience

Up to GBP 1,500

Vice Chancellor Scholarship

  • Awarded to a number of MA and MSc programmes applicants
  • Based on academic and/or professional, evidenced work experience

Up to GBP 1,500

?South East Asia Scholarship

  • Competitive scholarship award based on an application and interview
  • Open to applicants from South-East Asia

Cover 50% tuition fees

Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship

For students from India, Vietnam, USA, and the European Union applying for a full time master’s programme

GBP 10,000


Apart from this, Cardiff Met offers financial aid options to international students through awards and grants as well, such as:

  • Alumni Discount: Students who have studied at Cardiff Metropolitan University are qualified for a 25% discount on further studies at the university.
  • Award for Elite Sports Scholars: If students do well in a sport of their choosing, they will earn GBP 5,000 per year.
  • The Sanctuary Award: The students would have access to a Met Rider bus pass, catering coupons, and other perks as a result of this.
  • 2020 Study Life Award: This supports students by offering GBP 800 a year for food, photocopying, accommodation, and housing.

The following students are not eligible for international student scholarships:

  • Students that are fully funded.
  • Students funded by any corporation, government, or another entity.
  • Students who already are on financial aid or other award.
  • Students applying for PGCE classes and postgraduate research programs do not qualify for Alumni Scholarships.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

Cardiff Met offers UG programmes in the Fall semester (September) and a few other courses in Spring (January), such as:

  • One-year Global Business Management (top-up)
  • International Accounting and Finance (top-up) - BSc (Hons) Degree


For PG programmes, the university has two main intakes:

  • Fall (September): Most of the PG courses are offered in this intake.
  • Spring (January): A few courses under the Cardiff School of Management, Technologies, and Sport and Health Sciences are offered in this intake.


Deadlines for international UG and PG applicants are:


Deadline for Application





*All UG and PG courses excluding, BSc (Hons) Podiatry, BSc Dental Technology, PGCE, MSc Sports Rehabilitation & Conditioning.

What are the steps to the application process?

International UG and PG aspirants can apply directly to the university using its International Student Application Form. Do note that international undergraduate applicants can also apply through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). It is advisable to use the UCAS portal if you are planning to apply to other UK universities as well. PG applicants of the Cardiff School of Art and Design and those applying through UCAS will also need to fill an additional online form.

You can visit the university’s portal directly through this link: and follow the steps given below to fill the form.

Step 1: Select‘I am an applicant’ option and create an account as a new user.



Step 2: Select the relevant details and choose your course.



Step 3: Fill in the required personal details.



Step 4: Complete the form by filling all the sections and uploading relevant documents. Once you are done with this, submit the application form after a thorough review.



Note: You can also take help of university agents for apply to Cardiff Met. You can contact Shiksha experts for more details or search for local representatives in your area.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

The university takes 21 working days to process your application and revert with a decision. If you are selected and obtain an offer, please notify the Foreign Office as soon as possible, and let the university know if you want to accept the offer. The university would then provide you with more details about the status of your submission, as well as how to prepare for your arrival at the university.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

Presently, the university has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means Cardiff Met is a bit selective while reviewing its applicants. As per its admissions policy, the university seeks to accept applicants who would benefit from higher education. Applications are considered on their individual merits, and will take into account a wide range of formal qualifications as well as any relevant work experience.


The university follows a centralised admissions procedure for a majority of its courses under which decisions are made based on set criteria provided by course tutors. However, this is not applicable for all courses or courses that require interview. In such cases, decisions are made solely by course tutors or department heads. The admissions unit however performs an initial sorting to ensure that applicants have the relevant requirements.

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

Cardiff Met values diversity and encourages a wider student population by welcoming applications from all those interested in higher education. There are nearly 11,000 students studying at the university and over 1,200 international students from over 143 countries. The international students are valued and admired for the diverse viewpoints and interactions they bring to university life, enriching the educational environment for all students.




Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

Students who are required to work in the UK will have it written on their permits or biometric cards, indicating that employment is limited in the UK. For starters, it might say:

  • There would be no access to public funds. Work (as well as any changes) must be approved.
  • Able to work as the Secretary of State has approved.
  • Term-time job limits.
  • Work no more than 20 hours a week throughout the academic year.
  • Work no more than 10 hours a week throughout the school year.


Students with authorisation to serve in the UK are limited to a certain amount of hours per week throughout the school year.

  • Students enrolled in a course above the undergraduate standard (e.g., an undergraduate degree, a postgraduate degree, a PhD, etc.) as well as those enrolled in Foundation Degree and certain HND courses are allowed to work a limit of 20 hours per week throughout the academic year. Students will work full-time (unlimited) hours during the official university holidays.
  • Students participating in classes below the bachelor's degree standard (e.g., base, pre-sessional, and certain HND courses) are permitted to work just 10 hours a week throughout the academic year, although they are allowed to work full-time (unlimited) hours during the official university holidays.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

Cardiff Metropolitan University has five major academic schools divided into two campuses and one residential campus located in the Cardiff area.

  • Llandaff Campus: It is the main university campus which is highly busy and offers students a range of services such as athletics, cafes, a refectory, and so on. Within its premises, you can find the Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences, and the School of Technologies.
  • Cyncoed Campus: It houses the Athletics and Student Union offices, and also houses the newly constructed campus centre as well as on-site housing. The Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy and the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences (Cyncoed) can be found here.
  • Plas Gwyn Residential Campus:  A residential campus with en-suite accommodations.




Is on-campus housing available?

Cardiff Metropolitan University seeks to have a healthy and secure atmosphere for students residing on campus with supportive hall workers to provide guidance and assistance during your tenure at the university. At the Cyncoed and Plas Gwyn campuses, there are already approximately 1,000 study spaces. In addition, by nomination arrangements with private halls near the campuses, the university assigns just over 650 private en-suite halls to students.


Accommodation Rates

Accommodation rates may differ as per campus and accommodation types. These rates might fluctuate yearly, thus, we advise you to check the university website for current academic year rates and other fees. In general, here are the room rates as per campus:


Accommodation Type

Rate/Week (in GBP)


Single Suite (Self Catered)


Single (Catered)


Single Suite (Catered)


Plas Gwyn

Bedroom Suite (Standard)


Source: Cardiff Metropolitan University


Students living in residence halls can expect room rates as given below:


Room Type

Cost Per Week (in GBP)

Clodien House

Single Suite (Self Catered)


Blackweir Lodge

Single Suite (Self Catered)


Double Suite (Self Catered)


North Court

Single Suite (Self Catered)


Double Suite (Self Catered)


Source: Cardiff Metropolitan University

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

In case of doubts, students can contact the university at:


Address: Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB

Contact: +44-29-2041-6070

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