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Cardiff’s International Foundation Programme offers automatic progression to a range of degree schemes in some of the best academic departments in the UK. The Cardiff University International Foundation Programme is the ONLY International Foundation Programme that can offer you automatic progression into Cardiff University.
Our foundation classes are taught on campus by the University’s academic staff, and experienced and well-qualified English language tutors from the University’s English Language Programmes unit.
As foundation students, you will be full members of the University and have access to all our facilities, including extensive resource centres, sports facilities and the Students’ Union.
We have a dedicated English Language Programmes Office – a place where you can go to find a friendly face, someone who knows your name and is there to help you with any problems that you may have. We try our best to make your transition to life in Cardiff as smooth as possible.
On arrival in Cardiff you will be allocated two personal tutors: one for the English language modules and one for the academic subjects. We always encourage you to discuss any issues that you may have with your personal tutor in your academic and English language modules.
One of the most important aims of the Foundation Programme is to provide the ideal preparation for you to do well on an academic course taught in English. We provide you with guidance in the culture and requirements of the British higher education system and will prepare you for different teaching and learning methods.
As a Foundation student, you will have access to the University’s extensive library and computing facilities. You will be given a username and password to enable you to use the computer stations situated all around the University and to make use of the virtual learning environment.
We offer a comprehensive induction programme including free coach collection services from Heathrow and Cardiff airports and also information events and social activities designed to introduce you to the University and to life in Cardiff.
You are guaranteed a single-occupancy place in University residences for the duration of the Foundation programme and future studies at Cardiff University.
We have well-established and successful working relationships with many embassies and sponsorship organisations throughout the world.
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