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International Students

Cardiff School of Mathematics welcomes applications from international students. Cardiff is the capital of Wales and is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. It is independently recognised as one of the UK’s most affordable cities. The Maths department is within easy walking distance of the Students Union, city centre and student residences. Note that all first year students are guaranteed a single occupancy room in Halls if they choose Cardiff as their firm or insurance choice.

We currently have an exciting scholarship to offer to ALL students paying overseas fees. Scholarships of £2,000 will be awarded to all students paying international fees if they achieve the conditions of their offer. To be eligible, you must be an International student coming to Cardiff University to study a single Honours Mathematics degree scheme in September 2014. You must also choose Cardiff as your first choice. Those who are successful will be notified in writing in September 2013. Note that full overseas fees are £16,000 in 2013/14.

This scholarship will also be paid in subsequent years if an average at a 2:1 level (60%) is maintained.

If you have any questions about this, please contact our admissions tutor Dr Jonathan Thompson.

The Mathematics degree schemes at Cardiff will equip you with specialist numerical skills and develop your capacity for logical and analytical thought. These are qualities which are in demand across a broad range of stimulating and rewarding careers.

There is considerable support available to international students at Cardiff. Each student has a personal tutor to help with both academic and personal difficulties. The Student Support Centre, Students Union and the International Development Division also offer support. The Maths Support Service offers one-to-one help to any students requiring additional assistance with their Mathematics.

Cardiff University requires all overseas applicants to have a standard of written and spoken English that will enable them to benefit fully from the course. Recognised English qualifications include 6.5 at IELTS. Details of other accepted qualifications can be found here.

If you are unsure whether your qualifications will be sufficient to gain you a place on our degree schemes, please feel free to email our admissions tutor Jonathan Thompson at

To learn more about what Cardiff University can offer you, please see our e-brochure.