Study at one of the UK’s top language schools and experience university life in the capital of Wales.

If you are currently studying at one of our many partner universities across Europe, then why not join us for a semester or two in Cardiff? Many students agree that their time spent abroad was one of the best experiences of their lives, providing invaluable skills as well as unforgettable memories.

We offer modules in a variety of languages including French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese, as well as courses on culture, history, literature politics and cinema. Over 1400 students and 80 academic staff provide a friendly and vibrant environment with a host of exciting events and activities to get involved with.

Applying to study in Cardiff

The Erasmus programme allows you to study for one or two semesters at the university. The academic year consists of two semesters, each of which are 12 weeks long. Students are required to complete a total of 60 credits each semester or 120 credits in a year.

If you would like to study here, you will first need to consult your home university. Once we have received their nominations and your study period has been confirmed, you will need to fill in an online application form.


If you will be studying at Cardiff University for a full academic year you are guaranteed a place in University residences. If you are studying with us for just one semester, you are not guaranteed University residences but our Residences and Erasmus Offices can give you some advice on finding private accommodation in Cardiff.

Information on residences and accommodation will be sent to you in your information pack from the Erasmus Office, but you can find out more about accommodation here.

Arriving in Cardiff

Students arriving in Cardiff for the Spring semester should arrive no later than Monday 27th January 2014. However we recommend that you arrive on Monday 20th January to ensure you don’t miss any of the important induction events.

Welcome event: A welcome event will take place shortly after you arrive in which you will meet staff in the school.

Travel to Cardiff: The International Office organise a free coach collection service to the University on certain dates from Heathrow and Cardiff Airports.

International/European Students Induction Programme: There is an Induction Programme to help International and EU students make friends, learn more about Cardiff and the University in a safe environment so that they can settle down to their new academic life quickly.

Organising accommodation on arrival: Students visiting Cardiff for one semester are not guaranteed a place in University residences. Therefore we suggest that students staying for the spring semester only, arrive from 20th January and attend the induction events on ‘Housing help and advice’.

Find out more about the Erasmus programme at Cardiff University

Erasmus Administrator

Esther de Santos Biezma