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Cardiff University has a long history of welcoming students from Mexico and we are looking to develop our links and profile throughout the country.

Popular courses for Mexican students in Cardiff include Business, Social Sciences, Engineering and Journalism.

Ms Lisa Hayward from the International Office will be travelling to Mexico in September and October 2014 and would like to meet with anyone interested in studying at Cardiff University.

If you are interested in studying at Cardiff University or have made an application, you can meet Lisa at one of the following locations:

Peterson School – Recruitment Fair
Date: Tuesday 23 September
Time: 08:30 – 11:00
Venue: Monte Himalaya 615, Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo, DF

Churchill College – Recruitment Fair
Date: Tuesday 23 September
Time: 12:00 – 15:30
Venue: Moctezuma No. 125, Ciudad de México, 04620 México DF

Universidad Iberoamericana – Recruitment Fair
Date: Wednesday 24 September
Time: 08:00 – 11:00
Venue: Universidad Iberoamericana de Puebla, Blvd. Del Nińo Poblano No. 2901 Unidad Territorial Atlizcáyotl, Puebla, Pue 72197

Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP) – Recruitment Fair
Date: Wednesday 24 September
Time: 13:00 – 18:00
Venue: UDLAP, Ex Hacienda Santa Catarina Mátir S/N, San Andrés Cholula, 72810 Cholula, Puebla

Greengates School – Recruitment Fair
Date: Thursday 25 September
Time: 10:00 – 14:00
Venue: Greengates School, Circunvalación Ponitente 102, Balcones de San Mateo, Naucalpan

Tomás Alva Edison School – Recruitment Fair
Date: Thursday 25 September
Time: 15:00 – 18:00
Venue: Escuela Tomás Alva Edison, Heriberto Frías No. 1401, Esquina Miguel Laurent, Colonia Del Valle

Europosgrados Fair
Date: Saturday 27 September
Time: 14:00 – 20:00
Venue: World Trade Center – Olmeca 3 and 4, Filadelfia s/n, Col. Napoles, Delegración Benito Juarez, C.P. 03810, Mexico City

Europosgrados Fair
Date: Sunday 28 September
Time: 14:00 – 20:00

Europosgrados Fair
Date: Tuesday 30 September
Time: 15:00 – 20:00
Venue: Cintermex – Sala A, Av. Fundidora no. 501, Col. Obrera, Monterrey N.L., México C.P. 64010

International Foundation Programme

You must complete the Bachillerato (High School Certificate) with an average grade of B / 75%.

Undergraduate courses

If you have completed the Bachillerato you will usually need to undertake a foundation course before you can be admitted to an undergraduate programme at Cardiff.

Cardiff University will consider students with good grades in the GCE A-level examinations or the International Baccalaureate for entry onto our undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate courses

You will usually need to have completed a relevant first degree with a good GPA score.

Applicants who hold a Licenciatura with a promedio (GPA) of 8.0+ will be considered for admission to a Masters degree.

Postgraduate research programmes

If you are applying for research programmes from Mexico, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant masters' degree.

You will need to have successfully completed the Maesría in Mexico with a promedio (GPA) of at least 8.0.

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.

For the academic year 2014-15, Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages is offering 2 competitive full-fee scholarships for Home and EU students (and an equivalent contribution towards fees for International students), each worth £5,730 (pro rata part time). The scholarships are available to students wishing to study on one of the School’s Taught Masters Programmes.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rice, Uruguay, Venezuela, Spain and Portugal are eligible for funding. Students who are citizens of the listed countries but are currently studying at a British University may also apply.

In 2014-15 we will be offering the following taught Master’s Degrees which are eligible for scholarship funding:

  • MA European Studies
  • MA Translation Studies

Application process and deadlines

Please note you will not be eligible for funding until you are in receipt of an offer to study at Cardiff University. The How to Apply page contains information on entry requirements and the application process.

To apply please complete a Santander Universities Scholarship application form and return before the 1st September 2014 to:

Cardiff School of Modern Languages
Postgraduate Office
Admissions: Vicky Ucele
Telephone: +44(0)29 2087 4885


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I chose Cardiff primarily because it was identified as one of the best schools in the UK. I also did some research on the papers that the master’s degree students had produced which was really impressive and I wanted to be a part of that.

Shanahan Chua, Master in Business Administration

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Lisa Hayward
Cardiff Contact - Lisa Hayward

Hi, I'm Lisa and I've recently joined Cardiff University as International Officer for South America.

If you have any questions about studying or living in Cardiff, or would like advice and guidance, please contact me.



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