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.)
- 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 (23 480 undergraduates)
- 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
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
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
- Semester 1: Late September to Late January
- Semester 2: Late January to Mid June
Course equivalency formula
- Cardiff credits divided by 4 = UBC credits
Credit transfer process
* 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
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
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Types of accommodation available
- 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)