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W&M Semester- Cardiff (Assisted Enrollment)
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Semester
 Host Institution:
Cardiff University
 Language of Instruction:
 Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
 CISI Medical Insurance:
Coverage must be purchased upon acceptance ($34/month)
Program Description:

Cardiff University is one of the most popular universities in the United Kingdom with over 27,000 students, including approximately 3,000 international students from over 100 countries. The School of European Studies is one of the largest and most dynamic of its type in the UK. W&M students who study at Cardiff are able to select courses from the full School of European Studies curriculum and may be approved to take one course outside of the School as well. Please note, 20 CU credits are equal to 5 W&M credits.

The city of Cardiff is the capital of Wales and is located 145 miles west of London. Wales boasts over 750 miles of coastline and more than 600 castles, and is home to three of the UK’s National Parks: Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons. Cardiff is only a two-hour train journey to London and also has an international airport with more than 30 flights a day to many cities within Europe. While at Cardiff University, W&M students will live on campus in single rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms.

Assisted enrollment requires W&M students to pay tuition to Cardiff University. Out-of-state students often find assisted enrollment the best option. All W&M students pay housing, meals and fees on site in Cardiff.

Host Institution:
Cardiff University

Fall Semester (Late Sept—Late Dec)
Spring Semester (Late Jan—Mid-May)
Academic Year (Late Sept—Mid-May)

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: October 1
Academic Year: March 15

W&M Sophomore or Junior
3.0 GPA

Language Requirement:

Course Information:
Directly enrolled students may choose courses from the full university curriculum, with the exception of courses in the professional and vocational schools such as Dentistry, Pharmacy, etc.

Academic Credits:
All courses except for those in history must be pre- or post-approved; history courses will be automatically approved as HIST 299.  Grades will not be posted on transcript or be included in GPA calculations. Credits will appear as transfer credits on W&M transcripts.

Program Fees:
Tuition paid to Cardiff. Visit

Housing, Meals, Fees:
Room and board paid on site in Cardiff. W&M students are guaranteed university accommodation. A $75 application fee, $200 off-campus fee  and insurance fee of approximately $34 per month apply to all students, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office.

The Reves Center advisor for Cardiff University programs is Caylie Zidwick ( For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 03/16/2015 04/01/2015 TBA TBA
 NOTE: 1. Applications are first reviewed by the Reves Center, and students nominated for the exchange program are notified. Application materials are then sent to the school abroad (and the school abroad often requests additional materials at this time). When the school abroad completes their application review, students are then notified of the final acceptance decision. This timeline varies greatly from school to school. In rare cases a student nominated by the Reves Center will not be selected by the school abroad to attend their university; the Reves Center would then explore further options for the student. 2. Any start and end dates listed are to serve as a guide for general planning, but specific dates are subject to change and may not include mandatory orientation programs or exams. Contact your host university for the most accurate dates.
Spring 2016 11/13/2015 11/13/2015 TBA TBA