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Cardiff University has a long tradition of welcoming students from Jordan. Students are enrolled in a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and English language programmes within the University.

The University has developed a good understanding of the Jordanian education system and is a recognised institution by the major sponsors in Jordan.

Foundation courses

If you have graduated from the national high school system, you will be required to successfully complete a one year International Foundation Programme before entering Cardiff University's undergraduate programmes.

You will be required to successfully complete the Certificate of General Secondary Education with an overall average of 85% and at least 85% in key subject areas to qualify for the International Foundation Programme.

Undergraduate courses

You will be required to have good A-level scores or the equivalent of the International Baccalaureate Diploma to be considered for admission on to Cardiff University's undergraduate degree programmes.

Postgraduate taught courses

If you have completed a four year undergraduate honours degree or equivalent, from a recognised University, you will be considered for entry to Cardiff University's postgraduate courses.

Postgraduate research programmes

To be considered for postgraduate research courses, you will be required to have a good master's degree from a recognised university in Jordan.

English language

A relevant English language qualification is also required — normally a minimum of 6.5 IELTS, however, this may vary from course to course.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements please contact the International Office.

Representatives from the International Office visit Jordan regularly throughout the year. Details of our next visit will appear here shortly.

For further information regarding our visits please contact us at

Nour Alnaaji

Nour Alnaaji

Course Title: BSc Business Management
Country: Jordan

Year of Graduation: 2016

Nour comes from Jordan and is in her final year of her Business Management degree. After graduating she hopes to carry on with a postgraduate degree. Nour completed an internship, which she hopes will continue into a graduate scheme after she finishes her post graduate degree.

As a Student at Cardiff University
Why did you choose Cardiff?

Cardiff University has a strong reputation, as a member of the Russell group. When doing my research for universities to apply for, Cardiff captured my attention as a city that has so much to offer. The student population is high, and there is something for everyone. I chose Cardiff because of its diversity.

Tell us about your course. How is it different to classes back home?

I am studying Business Management. The course differs from classes back at home as it offers a vast amount of career opportunities. It holds talks by entrepreneurs, career information sessions and even career fairs. The course also offers a scheme called "Business management with integrated work scheme". This gives people the opportunity to go on placement during the second semester of their second year. Besides the great career support, the course also ensures application of theory, through independent or group coursework, or sometimes even through promoting related opportunities locally.

What you have enjoyed most about studying at Cardiff University?

I have definitely enjoyed my studies, however I have enjoyed the extracurricular activities the most! Cardiff University offers a variety of societies and clubs, and even career related extracurricular activities, which are a great way of making friends and learning new skills.

Life in Cardiff
What is the best thing about living in Cardiff?

The best thing about living in Cardiff is the friendliness of the city. Cardiff also has a very high student population and great sights such as the Cardiff castle, St. Fagans or Pen-y-Fan.

Are you a member of any clubs and/or societies? What’s it like to be part of a society?

I am a member of the Tennis society and photography society. During my first year at university I was also part of the Model United Nations Society. Being part of a society is great because you can meet people with similar interests and can establish great friendships! It is also interesting as some societies organize various events throughout the year, visiting areas of Cardiff or enjoying restaurants and pubs in the city centre! It creates a great balance between your academic work and social activites!

How has the University supported you during your time here?

The University’s support has been great even before arriving Cardiff! The university has trained teams in specific areas where students may need help such as financial issues, student advice, career centres etc. The university has supported me with advice when I have needed it and the friendly staff have made any issue I’ve had very easy to overcome! The University has been great at supporting me to develop my career skills, through offering a range of employability events and even work experience!

What would be your advice for prospective students thinking about coming to Cardiff?

My advice would be to come to Cardiff as it has got so much to offer! The university is great academically, being placed very high in the University rankings, and the city has a lot to offer. I also advise students not to stress about coming to Cardiff, the staff and students here are happy to help with any issues.

What are your plans for the future?

My plans at the moment are to carry on with a postgraduate degree, as I think it would be valuable for career opportunities. I will be completing an internship in the summer, which I am hoping will continue into a graduate scheme after I finish my post graduate degree. Currently I am very career focused, ensuring I make the most out of each opportunity the University gives me.

The university is great academically, being placed very high in the University rankings, and the city has a lot to offer.

Company Contact Name Address Contact details
Bridge International for Academic Services

Al-Husseini Group Commercial Building
Zahran Street (between 7th and 8th Circle)
(8th floor) – Office number 810
P.O. Box 1599
Amman 11821

Office: +962 6 5810137 / 00962 6 5815521
Fax: +962 6 5857938
IDP Education Mr Nizar Majdoub

National Foundation For University Services
IDP Jordan Office
Jubiha, 2nd Investment Building of Jordan University, 3rd Floor
P.O.Box 1059
Amman 11941

Tel: + 962-6-5356610
Fax: + 962-6-5356620


The University has an active Islamic Society. Learn more about the society here.

Want to see how living here feels like without actually coming here yourself? We hope the video below can help!

Student views

Cardiff University was at the top of my list, both for its renowned academic environment and unique classroom teaching methods.

Faisal Ibne Wali, MBA

I love the Student's Union, it gives me the feeling that I belong somewhere, and a chance to be heard. I can develop and discover many skills, plus it is a great place to relax after a long day of lectures.

Shaima Bukeli, International Public Relations

Sarah Watts
Cardiff Contact - Patrick Cosh

Hello. I’m Patrick Cosh and I’ve been Country Manager for Jordan since 2012. I’m a Cardiff University alumnus and studied Modern History and Politics at the University, graduating in 2004.

I visit Jordan several times a year, and my role involves guiding and assisting students applying to Cardiff. As well as meeting with prospective students on my trips to Jordan, I also work closely with other partner organisations of the University

Please do feel free to let me know if you have any questions about studying at Cardiff University, as I will be very happy to advise further.

Useful links



2013 International brochure

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