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Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 04/06/2018
04/06/2018 09/24/2018 12/15/2018
Academic Year 2019 04/06/2018
04/06/2018 09/24/2018 06/15/2019
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor: Jill Ranaivoson
Type of Credit:
Open to non-UF students:
No Program Type: UF Exchange
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Program Description:

Cardiff University

Cardiff, Wales
Academic Year / Semester

The University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers students the opportunity to study in Cardiff, Wales. Located in the Welsh capital, Cardiff University is a public research institution, highly regarded for its research initiatives and student centered approach to education. Students can study during the fall, spring, or academic year.

About the City:

Easily walk-able and friendly, Cardiff also boasts amenities of a much larger city. Home to everything from ancient castles to cutting edge music venues, Cardiff blends the historic and modern seamlessly to attract visitors from around the globe. The city also has numerous museums, theaters, and galleries and is home to an active arts and culture scene.

About the University:

Cardiff University is a public research university in Cardiff, Wales. Founded in 1883, the University is a highly regarded research institution. It is home to 2,495 undergraduate students and has over 6,000 international students attending the institution.


  • Open to all CLAS majors 
  • Biology majors, including pre-medical/dental/vet students, are encourage to apply
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Required GPA: 3.0
  • Students must have completed 12 hours of coursework at the University of Florida
  • Two letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Statement of purpose
  • Interview with Dr. Brian Harfe, CLAS Associate Dean


Exchange students are guaranteed housing provided their requests are submitted on time. Students have the option of living in catered (with a meal plan) or self-catered (with shared kitchen) residence halls.

Academic Credits:

As this is a UF program, credits taken can satisfy major, minor, and elective course requirements with prior approval. UF GPA credit will be granted for all courses taken at Cardiff University. Numerous science courses have been pre-approved for UF credit. Please click here to see the list of approved courses. 

The Brian and Kate Harfe International Exchange Award
The Brian and Kate Harfe International Exchange Award provides need-based scholarships for University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students studying abroad at Cardiff University. All scholarship materials should be emailed to Dr. Brian Harfe at If you are awarded a scholarship you agree to serve as an ambassador for the exchange program. This could entail giving brief presentations to UF students and/or writing a brief summary of your experience abroad.

Financial Aid:

University of Florida students needing financial aid should apply through UF Student Financial Affairs (SFA). 


A $300 non-refundable service charge is assessed for students participating in single semester terms and a $500 non-refundable service charge is assessed for all participating in Academic Year programs. This charge is due within 21 days of the application. Students will be charged regular UF tuition while participating in the program. Tuition at Cardiff University will be waived.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Jill Ranaivoson 

Program Coordinator
Dr. Brian Harfe