Overview

Cardiff University

City: Cardiff
Language of instruction: English
  • Founded by Royal Charter in 1883
  • The University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Britain's leading research universities
  • Government assessments have also given strong endorsements to teaching
  • 28 academic schools including Architecture, Business, Engineering, Law, and a wide range of Science and Humanities subjects
  • 30 180 students
  • The city is Wales' chief commercial centre, the base for many national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales
  • European Cities Survey 2016 evaluted Cardiff as 3rd best capital city for Quality of Life

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
  • Cumulative average of 70% or above required
  • Certain departments may require a slightly higher cumulative average/GPA

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Late September to Late January
  • Semester 2: Late January to Mid June
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • Cardiff credits divided by 4 = UBC credits

Passing grade

40

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

  • Exchange students are restricted from the following Academic Schools at Cardiff: Architecture, Dentistry, Healthcare Sciecnes, Medicine, Optometry, and Pharmacy
  • When selecting courses, ensure that they are available in the semester for which you are applying
  • Please research applicable course restrictions on the University of Cardiff's exchange website
  • Psychology, Political Science, and Biosciences have very limited availability for exchange students
    • Bioscience students must attend Cardiff for a full year

Full course load information

  • A full load of modules is 120 credits per academic year, or 60 credits per semester
  • Students are required to take 60 credits while on exchange, and are requested to select 80 credits on their application to Cardiff

Search for courses at this institution

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ANTH 241
Title: Museums Collections Management
Partner course code: HS 2421
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-24
UBC course: ANTH 2nd
Title: Introduction to Conservation Skills
Partner course code: HS 2000
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-24
UBC course: ANTH 2nd
Title: Investigative Techniques for Conservation
Partner course code: HS 2001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-24
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Conservation Skills in Practice
Partner course code: HS 2002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-07
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
Partner course code: MC 3608
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: CNRS 3rd
Title: The World of Cleopatra
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-15
UBC course: CRWR 2nd
Title: Creative Writing: Microfiction
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: ENGL 223
Title: THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY
Partner course code: SE 2609
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-11
UBC course: ENGL 307
Title: Persuasion in the Legal Process
Partner course code: SE 1414
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-23
UBC course: ENGL 344
Title: The Robin Hood Tradition
Partner course code: SE 2367
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-10
UBC course: ENGL 344
Title: Middle English Romance: Monsters and Magic
Partner course code: SE 2586
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-22
UBC course: ENGL 346
Title: Canterbury Tales: Genre, History and Interpretation
Partner course code: SE 2579
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-23
UBC course: ENGL 354
Title: John Milton
Partner course code: SE 2608
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
UBC course: ENGL 359
Title: Second Generation Romantic Poets
Partner course code: SE 2582
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Fiction of the Indian Subcontinent
Partner course code: SE 2283
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-23
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: The Illustrated Book
Partner course code: SE 2395
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-23
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Religion, Politics and Sex, 1640-1714
Partner course code: SE 2548
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-23
UBC course: ENGL 464
Title: Modernism and the City
Partner course code: SE 2463
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-23
UBC course: ENGL 464 (3)
Title: Utopia: Suffrage to Cyberpunk
Partner course code: SE 2581
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-22
UBC course: ENGL 466 (3)
Title: Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction
Partner course code: SE 2455
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-22
UBC course: ENGL 472
Title: Post Modern American Poetry
Partner course code: SE 2354
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-23
UBC course: ENGL 476 (3)
Title: Postcolonial Theory
Partner course code: SE 2593
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-22
UBC course: ENGL 478
Title: Writing Caribbean Slavery
Partner course code: SE 2568
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-23
UBC course: GEOG 250
Title: Cities
Partner course code: CP 0141
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: HIST 1st
Title: Making of The Modern World
Partner course code: HS 1005
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-21
UBC course: LING 4th
Title: Patterns of Language
Partner course code: SE 1396
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-03
UBC course: POLI 360
Title: International Security: Concepts and Issues
Partner course code: PL 9288
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Digital Technology and Global Politics
Partner course code: PL 9023
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Justice and Politics: Contemporary Political Theory
Partner course code: PL 9091
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Managing a Difficult Democracy
Partner course code: PL 9094
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Elections in the UK
Partner course code: PL 9387
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-21
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: WAR AND SOCIETY
Partner course code: PL 9331
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Thinking & Consciousness in Humans and Machines
Partner course code: PS 2022
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: SOCI 350
Title: Social Theory
Partner course code: SI0 914
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-07
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Cult Media and Fandom
Partner course code: MC 3511
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-22
UBC course: SPAN 101
Title: Spanish Language Year One Beginners
Partner course code: ML 5102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
Commerce
UBC course: COHR 406
Title: International Human Resource Management
Partner course code: BS 9640
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-28
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Managing Finance I
Partner course code: CE 1361
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Project Management
Partner course code: CE 3389
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Principles of Marketing and Strategy
Partner course code: BS 1630
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Ethics & Morality of Business-One Semester exchange
Partner course code: BS 9628
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-11
Journalism
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: The Making and Shaping of News
Partner course code: MC 3589
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: The Cultural and Creative Industries
Partner course code: MC 3608
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
Science
UBC course: ASTR 1st
Title: Cosmos
Partner course code: PX 1110
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date:
UBC course: EOSC 1st
Title: Formation of the British Isles
Partner course code: EA 1107
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-04-06
UBC course: MATH 344
Title: Game Theory
Partner course code: MA 3604
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: MATH 3rd
Title: Stochastic OR Models
Partner course code: MA 3606
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-29
UBC course: PHYS 403
Title: Statistical Mechanics
Partner course code: PX 3249
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-17
UBC course: PHYS 4th
Title: Optics
Partner course code: PX 2232
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-29
UBC course: STAT 443
Title: Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
Partner course code: MA 0367
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-25
UBC course: STAT 4th
Title: Mathematical Methods for Data Mining
Partner course code: MA 3700
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-25

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Advanced Topics in Animal Behaviour
Partner course code: BI 3132
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-04
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Global Climate Change Ecology
Partner course code: BI 3136
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Democracy in Crisis?
Partner course code: PL 9089
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Global Justice
Partner course code: PL 9292
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: International Law in a Changing World
Partner course code: PL 9209
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Social Psychology I
Partner course code: PS 2016
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-04
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
Partner course code: PS 2018
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-12
Management
UBC course: MGMT 441
Title: Marketing Desicion Making
Partner course code: BS 3741
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-11
UBC course: MGMT 442
Title: Buyer Behaviour
Partner course code: BS 2535
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-21
UBC course: MGMT 461
Title: Services and Relationship Marketing
Partner course code: BS 3742
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-21
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Managing people in Organizations
Partner course code: BS 2567
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-12
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Cross Cultural Management
Partner course code: BS 2569
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-22
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Entrepreanurship and Small Business Development
Partner course code: BS 3727
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-17
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: International Business Logistics
Partner course code: BS 9589
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-25
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Strategic Purchasing and Supplier Management
Partner course code: BS 9745
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-25
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • Cardiff University guarantees a single occupancy place in University Residences to all Study Abroad students who apply during the normal admissions cycle
  • 70% of study bedrooms have private shower facilities
  • Most of the University's student residential accommodation is within easy walking distance of lecture theatres, libraries and the students' union, saving our students time and money
  • In self-catered accommodation students share a kitchen with 4-8 other students 
  • Catered accommodation at University Hall (this is the name of one of our University Halls of Residence) provides during term-time, breakfast and three-course evening meals, Monday to Friday, while a traditional lunch is provided on Sundays (vegetarian meals are always available) - these catered accommodation rooms also share small kitchens where hot drinks and snacks can be made
  • All of the halls, like most other UK universities, are mixed; the only exception to this is Aberdare Hall, which is mainly for female undergraduate students (which provides catered accommodation, with breakfast and dinner daily, with some variation at weekends)

Information on accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO