International students

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International Students

Welcome to the St David's Catholic College international student website. We hope you can find all the information you require in these pages using the menu bar on the left of this page. Please email the International student team if you have any questions at

St David's Catholic College is a government-funded sixth form college for the education of 16-19 year olds in Cardiff.  We are a Highly Trusted Sponsor of education under Tier 4 of the UK Border Agency Visa system which allows us to provide the CAS (confirmation of acceptance for studies) necessary for a UK visa. 

St David's is a highly regarded provider of A level and vocational education.  In 2017, 50% of students achieved a grade 'A* - B' at A Level.  400 students progressed to university in 2017 to study a range of courses including Medicine, Law, Engineering and Accountancy. 

In addition to the support that all students of St David's receive while they are studying with us, international students will also have access to a dedicated team whose priority is that our students settle quickly into Cardiff and the college. We ensure that all international students have accommodation in which they feel comfortable and we will act to solve any problems you have.


The college provides an introduction to Cardiff which will include:

  • Visa information

  • Health service advice and Doctor registration

  • Banking advice and help with opening a UK bank account

  • Police registration assistance

  • Bus and transport information

  • College tour

  • Cardiff tour

  • A 24 hour helpline in case of emergency