IFSA Cardiff University Partnership

Cardiff, Wales


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English, Welsh

Language Prerequisite


Finance Options

Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!

Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 1

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About Cardiff University

Get off the beaten track study abroad in Cardiff, the elegant and friendly capital city on the coast of Wales! With strong biosciences, chemistry and mathematics departments, Cardiff is the perfect place for pharmacy, health sciences or premedical majors to study abroad and get credit for classes like Human Neuroanatomy or Signalling in Endocrine Systems.

Cardiff University Benefits

  • Live and learn in one of the U.K.'s most affordable cities, with easy access to other countries in the U.K.
  • Cardiff University is a member of Britain's Russell Group of universities, similar to the Ivy League, and it is a leading research institution
  • The school is campus-based, located in the heart of a city—unusual by U.K. standards
  • Enjoy excellent sporting facilities and an active student union with more than 100 student clubs and societies

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.

You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.

More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.

Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.

Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.

You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Cardiff University Partnership


Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Cardiff University's Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Open the Cardiff University online course catalog to see available courses.

Courses at Cardiff can carry either 10 or 20 credits, which translate to 2.5-5 U.S. semester credit hours. Depending on the credits in your chosen classes, you could take 3-5 courses in a semester.

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.


After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost

Subjects offered at Cardiff University Partnership
Accounting Anatomy/Physiology Animal Science Archaeology Architecture and Design Astrophysics Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Science Biotechnology Business Chemistry Civil Engineering Communication Science/Disorders Communications Community Studies Computer Science Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Earth Science Ecology Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Engineering Environmental Science/Studies European History European Studies Film/Cinema Studies Finance Foreign Language, Other French Genetics Geography Geology German Historic Preservation and Conservation History Industrial and Organizational Psychology Information Technology International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Journalism Law/Legal Studies Linguistics Literature Management Management Information Systems Marine Science/Oceanography Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Medieval History Molecular and Cellular Biology Music Music Composition Music Performance Neuroscience Organizational Management Peace/Conflict Studies Pharmacy/Pharmacology Philosophy Philosophy of Science Physics Poetry Political Science Population Studies/Demography Psychology Religious Studies Rhetoric Robotics Social Justice Social Policy Sociology Spanish Speech Pathology Statistics Theology Urban Studies World History

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Andrew Williams

Senior Resident Director, Cambridge, Oxford and Wales Programs

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Academic Affairs Director

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Heather Young

Associate Director for Academic Affairs

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Dates and Fees

Fall 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 20, 2019
Program End Date
December 14, 2019

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Cardiff charges higher fees for certain subjects. Students enrolled in science-based subjects (including math) will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $2,550.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 18, 2020
Program End Date
June 13, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)