Cardiff Academy

Sixth Form College

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Oversea Students at Cardiff Academy


The UK is recognised across the world as a centre of excellence as regards the quality of its University Degree Courses. This is why more and more students from overseas are choosing British Universities every year. However, it is not always appreciated just how tough it is for overseas students to gain a good Degree from a British University. The main reason for this is the fact that UK nationals apply to University with A-levels, which, as regards the level of the work covered, are at least one or even two-years in advance of the qualifications offered by students from most other countries. This is why it makes sense for students from overseas to take A-levels prior to University application. Such students then have the advantage of applying to University on the same level footing as UK nationals as regards academic achievement. There is, in addition, an added advantage for those who decide to take their A-levels here in the UK. Such students often do better at University because their understanding of English Language is likely to be excellent and because the adjustment has already been made to the British education system and, indeed, to UK culture in general. This is a powerful combination and, of course, Universities Admissions Tutors know it. This is why Universities are especially interested in students from overseas who offer A-levels taken in the UK and why such students often do so well at British Universities.


Overseas Student Applications

Cardiff Academy is a European and Commonwealth College. Consequently we restrict our overseas student intake to;


  1. Nationals of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
  2. Citizens of a British Dependent Territory.
  3. Commonwealth citizen with permission to enter or stay in the UK because at least one grandparent was born here.
  4. Duel UK/Other nationals presently living overseas or here in the UK.


The list of EEA countries is as follows;

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.


Initial Contact

The process of applying to Cardiff Academy for any student in one of the categories listed above is very simple indeed. All you need do is contact us by e-mail (ENQUIRES@CARDIFFACADEMY.CO.UK) with brief details regarding such things as your educational achievements thus far and the A-level subjects you are interested in – most students take four subjects in year one. Tell us as much about yourself as you like; the more detail the better.



  1. Provisional Acceptance
  2. On the basis of the information you supply, and following further discussion, we will decide whether or not to issue you with a letter of Provisional Acceptance, usually by e-mail.
  3. Formal Acceptance


You may secure your place at Cardiff Academy from the next academic year by;

* Completing and returning the Registration Form we send you.

* Providing us with copies of your educational certificates.


Once we have received your completed Registration Form and viewed your certificates we will issue you with a letter of Formal Acceptance. You now have a secure place at Cardiff Academy for the next academic year.



There are many recently opened student hostels close to the Academy which offer the possibility of acquiring a room with en suite shower. The cost is very competitive, especially compared with most cities in England.


Tuition Fees

Unlike most other independent schools and colleges in the UK, fees at Cardiff Academy for overseas students are the same as those for UK nationals.


Another unusual aspect of Cardiff Academy is that we require no fees to be paid in advance. Once you have completed the Admissions Process, your place is secure. Once teaching has begun, invoices will be sent to parents in respect of fees for term one and, subsequently, before the start of terms two and three.

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