Semester Exchange - Cardiff University

Semester Exchange - Cardiff University

Cardiff University is one of the UK’s most popular universities  based in the very centre of Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Cardiff University is an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. It was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact. Cardiff University's ambition is to form tightly knit collaborations with international universities in order to promote research, share best practice in teaching and management, and establish its position as a global university.

As an exchange student at Cardiff University you will have an educationally outstanding experience as well as unique culture experience with Wales' ancient heritages and some of the most breathtaking scenery in Britain. City of Cardiff is one of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in the UK with the atmosphere you would expect of a modern European metropolis. It is however also a friendly and safe city, compact and easy to walk around.

Country: United Kingdom, Europe
Program Dates: Semester 1:  mid September to January, Semester 2: mid January to June
Type of program: Exchange
Length of Program: 5 months
Language of Instruction: English
Accommodation: Please refer to the accommodation website
More Information: Please refer to this website Cardiff University

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have minimum GPA 3.0 out of 4.0
  • Have completed a least 2 years of studies
  • Proficiency in English for non-native English speakers

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Cardiff University is one of the UK’s most popular universities  based in the very centre of Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Cardiff University is an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city.

Area of study
Business; Engineering and IT; Environment; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages

Has a GPA requirement

Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Business, Biosciences, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Earth and Ocean Sciences, English, Engineering, History, Communication, Mathemathics, Politics, Psychology, Exchange, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Level of study
Undergraduate; Postgraduate

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