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University of Wolverhampton

United Kingdom


More than 2,500 international students from over 130 countries call the University of Wolverhampton home. The University has three main campuses: Wolverhampton City, Telford and Walsall, each close to Birmingham, the UK's second city.

Nationally commended and internationally recognised, the university has TEF silver status and four stars in the most recent QS international ratings. It also has a graduate employability rate of 96 per cent (DLHE 2018).

The University of Wolverhampton has been providing students with life-changing opportunities for more than 190 years. With over 500 courses to choose from, international students can move closer to their career goals. Three faculties offer courses in more than 70 subject areas, with many courses accredited by professional bodies.

Wolverhampton is in a central location in the UK, with Birmingham just 18 minutes away by train. Manchester can be reached in 70 minutes, and London in approximately 90minutes. Wolverhampton also offers a cheap cost of living compared to other UK cities.

The university invests a lot in its students and the campus community. Millions of pounds have been put into campus developments and learning facilities in recent years, including new engineering facilities, science building and a new home for the Business School.

A number of scholarships are available to eligible international students, including awards for Indian nationals and those from Commonwealth countries. Support services are also abundant and students can benefit from extensive career advice, academic help and health and wellbeing services.

As it is a global institution, Wolverhampton aims to give all students opportunities to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence so they can succeed in the international economy.

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What's new

What's new

Partnership opportunities with Iraqi university

The University of Wolverhampton has partnered with Al-Kitab University in Altun Kupri, near Kirkuk. Students from the university will have the chance to study at the University of Wolverhampton. Opportunities also include joint research projects and conferences.

Tim Steele, Pro Vice-Chancellor International said, ''We are delighted to have signed this new agreement with Al-Kitab University which signals the development of an exciting new partnership for the University of Wolverhampton. Al-Kitab is a relatively new university and is playing an important part in the development within the region and we are extremely pleased to be working with them as we build on our values as the ‘University of Opportunity'.''

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

In the most recent Teaching Excellence Framework, the University of Wolverhampton was awarded silver status. This demonstrates that it provides a quality education that goes beyond the national requirements for higher education in the UK.

Wolverhampton was also the first university in its region to be recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency. It was given a commendation for student learning opportunities.


At the heart of many aspects of Wolverhampton is research, covering a wide variety of disciplines. During the last 20 years, the university has heavily invested in its research activity. This outstanding work has resulted in national and international recognition.

International Academy

Students learning with the International Academy benefit from personal tutorials, dedicated support and classes which have no more than 22 students.

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Department structure

Department structure

Hundreds of courses can be studied at the University of Wolverhampton, spanning undergraduate, postgraduate, and foundation-level studies. Each faculty consists of specialist schools and institutes:

Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences

  • School of Art
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Performing Arts
  • Business School
  • Law School
  • School of Social, Historical and Political Studies
  • International Academy
  • Centre for International Development and Training
  • Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Faculty of Education, Health & Wellbeing

  • Institute of Community and Society
  • Institute of Education
  • Institute of Health
  • Institute of Human Sciences

Faculty of Science & Engineering

  • School of Architecture and Built Environment
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Medicine and Clinical Practice

The International Academy teaches pre-sessional English language and International Foundation Year courses. These are designed to prepare international students for degree-level study at the university. Short courses are also on offer, including summer and winter schools, language test preparation courses, and pre-master's study programmes.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

International students from all over the world are welcome to apply to the University of Wolverhampton. Prospective students can visit specific country pages to see what qualifications are accepted from their country.

All students must have a good level of English language proficiency, as courses are instructed in English. Those whose native language is not English, and who don't have a GCSE in English language or equivalent, must meet the minimum language requirements. The university accepts a number of academic qualifications which are recognised globally as equivalent to UK Level Three or above. Generally, students will need a minimum of:

  • Wolverhampton English Proficiency Exam (WEPE) score of 6.0 with no section lower than 5.5
  • IELTS score of 6.0 with no section lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL score of 79 with no section lower than 19
  • PTE score of 54 with no section lower than 51

If international students are unable to meet the English language requirements for their course, they can study a pre-sessional English language course first.

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To support students, the university has invested millions of pounds in buildings and facilities. New facilities include the Springfield Campus, the Rosalind Franklin Building for science and the Lord Swraj Paul Building which houses University of Wolverhampton Business School.


Across each of the campuses, there are libraries packed full of materials and support services such as books, online resources, social learning spaces and quiet study areas. Libraries are open 24/7 at important times throughout the year.


International students can choose to live in university accommodation on one of the campuses. En-suite or shared bathroom options are available. Residences are covered by 24/7 security, and bills include heating, gas, electricity, water and internet.


There are numerous sports facilities for students to make use of, mainly based at the Walsall Campus, such as a swimming pool, a 3G football pitch, sports halls, fitness suites, outdoor and indoor courts and sprint tracks.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

An international bursary

The University of Wolverhampton has a new generous scholarships in place to support international students from 2020/21 onwards. Full-time international undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught students will be awarded GBP 1,000 towards their tuition fee costs in the first year of study.

Students who receive a conditional offer from the university are eligible for the award.

Chevening scholarships

This is the UK government's international awards scheme, which supports future leaders and influencers from all around the globe in their academic endeavours. The award covers tuition fees, flights and living expenses.

Commonwealth scholarships

The university has a number of Commonwealth scholarship schemes, including the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship and Split-Site PhD Scholarship. These are available to fund students from Commonwealth countries with their studies in the UK.

Lord Paul scholarship

This is open to all regions and is merit based. The university is looking to reward those students who have achieved very good grades in their studies prior to entering their chosen Wolverhampton undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme.

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The University of Wolverhampton is a leading modern university with a tradition of providing opportunity and academic excellence dating back nearly 190 years. The roots of the University of Wolverhampton lie in the 19th century growth of Mechanics Institutes, which provided vocational and general education for working men. In 1992, Wolverhampton Polytechnic was granted university status and became the University of Wolverhampton. Today university?s four Faculties offer 500 courses in over 70 different subjects and over 4,000 students graduate from Wolverhampton each year.

The beating heart of the University, City Campus is in right in the centre of Wolverhampton with everything city living has to offer. Telford Campus combines an amazingly beautiful rural landscape to explore with one of the country's newest towns. With sport, teaching and health based at Walsall Campus, it is definitely the metaphorical body of the University.

The University of Wolverhampton Science Park supports the development of innovative businesses working in science, technology, knowledge-based and creative sectors by providing a high quality environment and associated support services. It is now home to around 80 tenant businesses working in a broad range of disciplines. University of Wolverhampton

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