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Follow the steps below for a guide to the application process.
You will need to provide:
Please write your correspondence address, e-mail address and telephone number clearly so that we can contact you quickly and easily.
If you don’t yet have all the evidence required, you can still apply and submit your supporting documents when they become available.
Students will need a SELT (Secure English Language Test) in order to apply for a Tier 4 visa
The list of SELTs approved by the UKVI for Tier 4 visa applications changed on 6 April 2015:
If you have already taken a SELT (e.g. IELTS, Trinity ISE, Pearson Academic) ) before 06 April 2015 and have the correct results for entry to the International Foundation Programme then your SELT will be accepted as part of a Tier 4 visa application in September 2015:
If you have taken a SELT on 6 April or later, it must be one of the following tests in order for you to be able to apply for a Tier 4 visa and enter the Pre-sessional:
This test is only available at certain test centres – see Trinity College London and the list of SELT centres.
This test is only available at certain test centres – see IELTS and the list of SELT centres
If you haven’t taken a SELT yet, then you must take one of the following tests in order to be able to apply for a Tier 4 visa and enter the International Foundation Programme in September 2015:
To apply for a course you need to complete the application form. Once you have completed the form, send it to the English Language Programmes Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
You’ll receive an email and letter from the Academic Registry confirming your offer.
The email and the letter will tell you your student number. Please include this when you contact us so we can help you easily.
Most applicants hear back from us within four weeks.
This means you have been offered a place - congratulations! Now all you need to do is accept the offer.
This means you have been offered a place, but we haven't received one of your supporting documents or you are still to complete the English language qualification required in order to gain admission to the University. Your offer letter will clearly state what evidence needs to be supplied. Once we have all the documents required to show you have met the conditions of your offer, your offer will change to Unconditional.
You need to accept your offer online through the applicant portal.
Please ensure you have read the enrolment terms and conditions prior to accepting your offer.
You will receive your user name and password to access the portal via email. If you do not receive your user name and password, please contact us.
Once you have accepted your Unconditional offer to study via your student record we will send you a CAS email in support of your visa application.
If you are coming to Cardiff with a Student Visitor Visa, you will not be eligible to receive a CAS.
We will send you information by email about travelling to Cardiff and the University, your residences and the first day of your course.
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