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International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is for international students (or whose English language level needs support) who wish to study for a degree in their chosen Faculty at the University of Wolverhampton. The course provides a pathway for students:

  • whose qualifications do not match the entry requirements they need for their degree course or
  • who feel they would like to strengthen their academic and/or language skills in preparation for their degree course.

The IFY develops the academic and language skills needed for success on a UK degree.  It also provides the opportunity to experience and better understand the UK, its culture and its educational environment. Find out about the University's international scholarships and fund support.

Students can choose from any degree from each Faculty except courses regulated by professional bodies such as Nursing, some Pharmacy courses, Social Work and Teaching.  Some subjects also have individual course entry requirements. For further information please contact us at ia@wlv.ac.uk.

You can choose from one of four International Foundation Years, depending on your interests and the degree you would like to move on to. To find out what your chosen course involves, including information on entry requirements, fees and how to apply, please select from the following:

Students who wish to study on our 4 year International Foundation Year integrated degree routes: 

International Foundation Year - Full-time (1 year study option)

Mohammad Ilham Sayeed, Afghanistan

“I really enjoyed this course from the first day and I would definitely recommend it to everyone because of the help and support they have for international students. I have gained all the academic skills which will assist me to cope well with my main degree course, the foundation year was really a privilege for me to learn the most important skills of my academic life.”

 

Gioan Peloumpi, Greece

"I feel the International Foundation Year is making me much more confident and it has helped me to improve my academic writing.  The facilities at the University are really extraordinary and with the help of the lecturers, I have gained tremendous confidence and independence.  From the beginning the staff and especially the lecturers made me feel welcomed and relaxed and the teaching materials that the International Academy offers are absolutely indispensable."

 

Evelyn Asogbon-Ikuesan, Nigeria

“The International Academy has helped me to know and see the inside of what I am going to need in my student career, which is Law. With the help of the lecturers I have achieved a lot and overall I have really enjoyed my stay at the International Academy.”

 

Why not take a look and see what our other students have to say about the International Foundation Year course at the University of Wolverhampton's International Academy.

 

 

Students can choose from any degree from each Faculty except courses regulated by professional bodies such as Nursing, some Pharmacy courses, Social Work and Teaching.  Some subjects also have individual course entry requirements. For further information please contact us at ia@wlv.ac.uk.

The aim of this course is to allow successful students to progress onto a degree programme in their chosen subject at the University of Wolverhampton. It will also improve their employment opportunities in the future.    (Please seek advice from the Course Leader of your chosen degree course).

Most International Foundation Year students stay with us at the University of Wolverhampton to continue onto their chosen degree programmes.  However, if you wish to progress to another university, we have a agreements with the following universities provided you meet their conditions:

 

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  • Evidence of a completed High School Certificate with satisfactory results.
  • Successful completion of the Foundation Programme at the University of Wolverhampton with a minimum grade of 60/65% for most Oxford Brookes University undergraduate programmes.  Oxford Brookes University may also require minimum marks on specific modules.
  • Fully completed UCAS application form, with an appropriate personal statement and good academic references from tutors.
  • Proof of English language proficiency.  For most programmes this will be an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing.  Law and Psychology require IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Reading and Writing.

 

We are also very pleased to have a progression agreement with Brighton university for their Undergraduate Business courses only, subject to conditions which include WEPE/IELTS 6 overall with 6 in writing and minimum 5.5 in other areas.

 

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We are also  having ongoing discussions with several other institutions.

Student Success

This is what our students say about the International Foundation Year course at the University of Wolverhampton's International Academy.

Our International Admissions department can help you with making an application please contact:

Email: internationaladmissions@wlv.ac.uk

or

Tel: +44 (0) 1902 323505

Or you can email ia@wlv.ac.uk

Students can choose from any degree from each Faculty except courses regulated by professional bodies such as Nursing, some Pharmacy courses, Social Work and Teaching.  Some subjects also have individual course entry requirements. For further information please contact us at ia@wlv.ac.uk.