School of Psychology Degree programmes

International students

Cardiff University has a long tradition of welcoming international students. With over 3,500 international students currently studying at Cardiff, representing over 100 countries, the University has a multi-cultural environment. We also have facilities to match, which include a strong International Office that offers help with visas, enrolment, finding accommodation and other practical matters that will make your life easier from the moment you apply to Cardiff. The School of Psychology is internationally recognised in both research and teaching, and we have a correspondingly wide range of students and staff from all over of the world. Currently we have students from Malaysia, China, India, Canada and USA, as well as students from many different European countries. We are proud to have such a diverse range of students attend our School and we make every effort to make their study here a rewarding experience. Click here to see our typical entry requirements.

Cardiff School of Psychology welcomes applications from students all over of the world. All applications must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) online application system. Please refer to How to Apply for details of the application process, or, for informal enquiries, contact the International Student Officer for the School of Psychology (details opposite).

Scholarships Reserved for International Students

We are keen to see as many high performing international students as possible at Cardiff and for this reason we offer School of Psychology scholarships to international students of full fee-paying status.

Our scholarships are based on academic achievement and reward students who achieve excellence in their examinations. Successful scholarship winners receive a substantial reduction on fees for the following year. Please see below for more details.

Psychology Scholarships for International Students

We offer two types of scholarships to international students (EU not included). First, we offer entrance bursaries to international students who achieve excellence in their A-levels or local equivalent (AAB or equivalent). Second, we offer merit-based scholarships to students who achieve outstanding performance while they are at Cardiff. Terms and conditions apply.

Who is eligible for the award of an Entrance Bursary?

A £1,000 Entrance Bursary will be awarded to all students (EU not included) who enrol in the first year of the Psychology or Psychology with Professional Placement programme as full fee-paying students of international fee status, having achieved AAB at A-level or the local equivalent.

Who is eligible for a Merit Scholarship?

The Merit Scholarships are available to first and second year undergraduate students who are enrolled on the Psychology or Psychology with Professional Placement programme as full fee-paying students of international fee status.

How much are the Merit Scholarships worth?

The scholarships are worth £2,000 or £3,000 and can be earned in successive years.

What are the criteria for award of the Merit Scholarships?

The £2,000 scholarship will be awarded to students who achieve an average of 60-69% in their assessments at the end of either their first or second year of their degree.
The £3,000 scholarship will be awarded to those who achieve an average of 70% or more.

How do I apply for a bursary or scholarship?

Students do not need formally to apply for these awards. All eligible students will automatically be considered.

When will I know if I have been successful?

Students who are eligible for a bursary or scholarship will receive a letter following publication of their results in the assessments at the end of the academic year.

If I am successful, when will I receive my award?

The award of a bursary or scholarship will result in the appropriate reduction in fees for the following academic year of study.

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Hope is going into her 2nd year of the BSc in Psychology with Professional Placement. In her own words, Hope shares her experiences of Cardiff University. If you want to know what it's really like, this is the place to find out.

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"I came from HELP University College Malaysia and transferred directly into my second year in Psychology. Studying in Cardiff is very enjoyable as it's a happening city, yet you can find peaceful getaways closeby. You get the best of both worlds here - you can study hard first, relax, and party hard after that. I'm proud to say I'm living life to the full here!"