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Cyflwynir y tudalen hwn yn Saesneg am nad yw wedi'i gyfieithu i'r Gymraeg hyd yn hyn.

Os hoffech i’r dudalen hon gael ei chyfieithu fel mater o flaenoriaeth, anfonwch gyfeiriad y dudalen hon at web@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff University is proud of its links with China. The city of Cardiff has been twinned with the city of Xiamen for 29 years and has a Confucius Institute which is partnered with Xiamen University.

Wales is twinned with Chongqing and the University has many collaborative partnerships with the region, as well as others throughout China. Staff from the International Office, including academic staff from different Schools visit China regularly each year.

Foundation courses

If you graduated from the Chinese education system, you will be required to attend a one year International Foundation Programme before entering Cardiff University's undergraduate programmes.

You will be required to successfully complete of your high school certificate with grades of at least 80% (or an average of grade B).

Undergraduate courses

You will be required to successfully complete your high school certificate with grades of at least 80% (or an average of grade B) in addition to a recognised one year foundation programme.

Cardiff University will also accept year one of a relevant four year honour's degree at a recognised institution in China.

Postgraduate taught courses

You will be required to have a relevant four year bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, with grades of approximately 80% or above to qualify for Cardiff University's postgraduate taught programmes.

Postgraduate research programmes

If you are applying for research programmes from China, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant masters' degree.

You will need successful completion of a relevant four year bachelor's degree from a recognised institution, with grades of approximately 80% or above and possibly also successful completion of a relevant master's programme from a recognised institution.

English language

A relevant English language qualification is also required even if you have been taught through the medium of English. For students who have obtained an IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall, we have a 10-week and 8-week presessional course. Please see pre-sessional pages for more details

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements please contact the International Office.

Representatives from the International Office visit China regularly throughout the year. Details of our next visit will appear here shortly.

For further information regarding our visits please contact us at international@cardiff.ac.uk.

Beijing

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Amber Education
Beijing Office
Welleslay Zhang 1805A,CITIC Building
No.19 Jianguomenwai St
Chaoyang District
Beijing
100004
Tel: +86-10-65157895/
0086-10-85261886
Fax: +86-10-65157895
Email: amberbj@amberedu.com
Golden Arrow
Beijing Office
Ms Cao Yi
Office Manager
Room 611, 6th Floor
Guozhong Mansion
No. 33 Dengshikou Street
Dong Cheng District
Beijing
10006
Tel: +86-1065-273-033/2
Fax: +86-1065-273-022
General Email: goldenarrowbj@ukpass.org
Email: gaocbj@yahoo.com.cn / sophie.cao@ukpass.org
JJL Education Services
Beijing Offices
  5F, Mi Yang Tower, Yong An Dong Li
Jianguomenwai Avenue
Beijing
100022
Tel: +86 10 65685656-211
Fax: +86 10 65686116
Email: TBC
Web: www.jjl.cn

Changchun

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow Raymond Yu Dou
Office Manager
No. 889, Hong Ping Street
Room 405
Run-Day International
(Hong Ping Street and Xian Road Interchange)
Changchun
130061
Tel: +86-0431-88578088/88578588
Email: goldenarrowcc@ukpass.org
Web: www.ukpass.org

Changsha

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Changsha Office
  Xing Zhong Road
Commercial Building
No.88 Pinghetang 12B08
Changsha 410005
Tel: +86 0731 88186999
Fax: +86 0731 88189666
Email: goldenarrowhn@ukpass.org
Web: www.ukpass.org

Dalian

Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Dalian Office
Ms. Zhao Wen Room 2303-2305, 23F, Times Tower
7 Gangwan Street
Zhongshan District
Dalian
Liaoning
116001
Tel: 0411-3986 5959
Mobile: 15840686137
Fax: 0411-39860909
Email: zhaowen@jjl.cn
Amber Education
Dalian Office
RM1103, Rainbow Building
No. 23,Renmin Road
Zhongshan District
Dalian
Liaoning Province
116000
Tel: +86-411-82842288
Fax: +86-411-82840077
Email: amberdl@amberedu.com

Guangzhou

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Amber Education
Guangzhou Office
Ivy Huang Rm1303, GITIC Hotel
339 Huanshi Dong Road
Guangzhou City
Guangdong Province
510030
Tel: +86-20-83390298/+86-20-83390198
Fax: +86-20-83350198
Email: ambergz@amberedu.com
Golden Arrow
Guangzhou Huamei Office
Mr Su Tengfeng Suite 2003, 20th Floor
Main Tower
GITIC Hotel
339 Huanshi Dong Road
Guangdong
510098
Tel: +86-20-8331-2756
Fax: +86-20-8331-2556
General Email: goldenarrowgz@ukpass.org
Email: kevin.qi@ukpass.org
Golden Arrow
Guangzhou University City Office
Ms Zhang Xiaojuan General Business District
Guangzhou University City
N3-213
Tel: +86-20-89879677/39312065
Email: goldenarrowgz@ukpass.org
Web: www.ukpass.org

Hangzhou

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Hangzhou Xiasha Office
Mr Jason Wei Room 2016, Unit 1, Building 5
(iCan Jin Zuo), Frid Plaza,
Hangzhou Economic and Technical Development Zone
Hangzhou, Zhejiang
310018
Tel: +86-571-8693-5879
General Email: goldenarrowhz@ukpass.org
Email: goldenarrowxs@ukpass.org

Harbin

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Harbin Office
Ms Liu Lu 25th Floor, Room 2509
Kunlun Hotel
No.8 Railway street
Harbin
15006
Tel: +86 0451 53002233/53002266
Fax: +86 0451 53609922
Email: goldenarrowhb@ukpass.org
Web: www.ukpass.org

Henan

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Henan Office
Yuan Chen Room 1804, 18th floor
Mansion 3
Caifu Square, Jingsan Road
Zhengzhou
Henan
450008
Tel: +86 0371 55672786
Web: www.ukpass.org

Jinan

Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Jinan Office
Ms. Zhang Haibo Room 0816, Ke Yuan Building
NO.126 of Shanda Road
Jinan City
Shandong Province
250013
Tel: 0531-8185 1155
Mobile: 13853157901
Fax: 0531-81851338
Email: zhanghaibo@jjl.cn

Nanjing

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Nanjing Office
Ms Elaine Wang Suite 2103, Jinfeng Mansion, No.19 Zhong Yang Road, Nanjing, 210009
Jiangsu Province
Tel: 0086-25-83356321, 0086-25-84530026
Fax: +86-25-8471 7109
General email: goldenarrownj@ukpass.org
Email: elaine.wang@ukpass.org

Qingdao

Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Qingdao office
Mr. Xin Xing 19-A1, Flagship Building
Digital Harbor
No.40, Hong Kong Middle Road
Qingdao City
Shandong Province
266000
Tel: 0532-86667776-108
Fax: 0532-86665066
Mobile: 13791980813
Email: xinxing@jjl.cn

Shanghai

Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Shanghai Office
  3D Office Building of Guangdon Development Bank
No 555 Xujiahui Road
Luwan District
Shanghai
200023
Tel: +86 21 61581818
Fax: +86 21 60752089
Email: TBC
Web: www.jjl.cn
Golden Arrow
Shanghai Office
Tony Ji Suite 703, Tian An Center
No 338, Nanjing West Road
Shanghai
2100002
Tel: +86-2163-595-353
Fax: +86-2163-278-885
Mobile: +86-13801-75394
General Email: goldenarrowsh@ukpass.org
Golden Arrow
Shanghai CIIC Xuhui Office
Frank Chen Suite A, 11th Floor
No. 88 Cao Xi Bei Road
Shanghai
200030
Tel: +86-2164-868-282
Fax: +86-2164-868-080
Email: tianyuan@shiic.com
Golden Arrow
Shanghai Pu Dong Office
Joanna Ding Room 105, 71 Hao, 1880 Nong
Long Yang Road
Pu Dong
Shanghai
201204
Tel: +86-2150-610-331
Fax: +86-2158-437-493
Email: joanna.ding@ukpass.org

Shenyang

Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Shenyang Office
Sheng Xiaodong L14 President Building
No.69 Heping North Street
Heping Dist
Shenyang
110003 
Tel: 024-22812866108
Mobile: 18240056183
Fax: 024-22812155
Email: shengxiaodong@jjl.cn

Shenzhen

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Shenzhen Renhe
Betty Peng Room 205-207, 2/F
International Chamber of Commerce Building B
Fuhua 1 Road, Futian District
Shenzhen
518048
Tel: +86-755-3336-7808
Fax: +86-755-3336-7838
Mobile: 0086 130 2668 9036
Email: goldenarrowsz@ukpass.org

Amber Education
Shenzhen Office
Bobo Zhang Rm1813, Tower A
International Chamber of Commerce Building
No.138, Fuhua 1 Road
Futian District
518048
Tel: +86-755-33981100
Fax: +86-755-25181514
Email: amberasia@amberedu.com

Shijiazhuang

Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Shijiazhuang Office
Ms. Yuan Haiyan 1202 Junchuang International Business Centre
No.50,Zhonghuabei Street
Shijiazhuang
Hebei Province
050011
Tel: 0311-85368866
Mobile: 15931163910
Fax:0311-85366588
Email: yuanhaiyan@jjl.cn

Quzhou

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Quzhou Office
Mr James Xu Floor 6
Zhing He Yan No 1-5 Hao
Qu Zhou City
Zhejiang Province
324000

Tel: +86 57 0304 5656
Fax: +86 57 0304 5353
Email: goldenarrowqz@ukpass.org

Tianjin

Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Tianjin Office
Ms. Chen Jing Room 1088 F10,Tianjin Book Building
No.2 of Suzhou Dao
Hexi District
Tianjin Municipality
300203

Tel: 022-2326 3399
Mobile: 13114922088
Fax:022-23288315
Email: chenjing@jjl.cn

Wuhan

Company Contact name Address Contact details
Golden Arrow
Wuhan Office
Mr Daniel Yu Tower B, Room 1301, Century Plaza,
No 14 Zhongnan Rd,
Wuhan
Hubei Province
430071
Tel: +86 27 8726 0276
Fax: +86 27 8726 0376
General email: goldenarrowwh@ukpass.org
JJL Education Services
Wuhan Office
Jia Ning 20F,C Bldg, New World Centre
No. 634, Jiefang Ave
Qiaokou District
Wuhan
Hubei
430030
Tel: 027-83805656*136
Mobile: 15871749596
Fax: 027-83805668
Email: jianing@jjl.cn

Xi'an

Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Xi'An office
Yang Fei RM 808, Tower C
Chang'an Guoji Building
No. 88, Nanguanzheng Street
Beilin District
Xi'an
710001

Tel: 027-83805656
Mobile: 13629296628
Email: yangfei@jjl.cn

Zhengzhou

Company Contact name Address Contact details
JJL Education Services
Zhengzhou Office
Wang Dong 1201-1202 Jincheng International Plaza
Building 2, No 68 JingSan Road
Zhengzhou
Henan Province
450000

Tel: 0371-0371-60228686-106
Mobile:13939000360
Fax: 0371-60228668

Ning Hou

Ning Hou

Course Title: MSc International Planning and Development
Country: China

Year of Graduation: 2009
Current Employer: Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute


Ning does planning for rural areas and models urban spaces for a living. Benefitting from the study methods he learnt in Cardiff, he takes away valuable transferable skills in information gathering and analysis that he uses until today. Confident that transitioning in Cardiff is not a difficult task, he says he had little problems getting used to life here.

As a Student at Cardiff University
Why did you choose Cardiff?

I chose to do my MSc International Planning and Development because of the good reputation of the School.

Do you think Cardiff equipped you with the necessary skills for your job?

The skill that prepared me the most for my career was the study method that I gained in Cardiff University. This was where I was taught to obtain and organise information in the best way possible; to analyse problems and to form a formal solution at the end of it. It was also a rigorous exercise in being objective and learning through a practice-based approach. This way of information gathering can be used in most fields of learning and I certainly used it at work.

Tell me a little about your time here. Did you enjoy the degree? Did you learn a lot that was useful to your later work?

Yes there were some really nice teachers who were so professional in their academic capacity and were easy to get along with. I also enjoyed the exchange of knowledge with friends from different countries. Planning work can differ greatly between the UK and China due to political backgrounds and different levels of developmental progress in each country. What I learnt here taught me a lot about the planning issues in China.

The pre-sessional course was also helpful in teaching me academic English.

Did you feel it was easy settling down in Cardiff as a Chinese student?

For most of my friends and myself, there wasn’t a problem at all.

Life after Graduation
You’ve had an exciting career, and now you’re an Urban Planner for Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute. What does an average day look like?

I work quite long hours, starting from 9am to 6pm and this is the norm in China for planners in big companies. I work overtime a lot and handle quite a heavy workload.

What does your job entail and what are your responsibilities?

I am currently working in the Research Centre for Master Planning. Our main projects consist of handling the master planning of cities and new districts. We also handle some overall urban designs along with the master planning projects. For the past two years, my personal responsibilities have been focused on two things: planning the rural area in cities and modelling urban space with the help of computer technology. I also help out with different projects depending on what the office is handling at the moment.

Tell me about one of the biggest challenges that you had to face over the past year.

Master planning is very complicated work. They are all huge projects that require the entire team to pull together and every project is a challenge for me. I am constantly studying alongside the working and there is always room to improve myself.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Cities become more liveable and people can go out into public spaces to enjoy a healthier and richer public life. Knowing that I have contributed to their lifestyles like that is definitely something good about my job.

Reflections
What important lessons did you learn in Cardiff (academic or otherwise) do you carry with you until today?

I think those academic lessons I mentioned about essay-writing and information gathering are the most important lessons I learnt. That and the fact that I learnt to cook in Cardiff!

Do you have any words of wisdom to share with prospective students who are thinking about coming to Cardiff?

Do some part-time work, visit the National Museum Cardiff, go to festivals and join the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Just come. Cardiff will give you much more than you think.

Just come. Cardiff will give you much more than you think.

Student views

I can find anything I need in the local supermarkets or Chinese supermarkets and food is inexpensive. Students don't need to spend too much in Cardiff in order to live well.

Zhang Xiaoye, MSc International Transport

What I acquired from Cardiff wasn't just a certificate and degree; I now have the ability to handle problems alone, a great attitude to life and the desire to chase after my dreams.

Zhujing, MSc International Economics, Banking and Finance

Sarah Watts
Cardiff Contact - Sarah Watts

Hi, I’m Sarah Watts and I’ve been Country Manager for China since 2007. I travel to China about 4 times a year, where I attend education exhibitions and counselling sessions run by our agents, as well as conducting pre-departure briefings.

My visits to China will be advertised on this page so please do keep a look-out for when I’m next coming. Please feel free to contact with me with any questions you might have.

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