International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year (IFY) 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 funding support.

Students can choose from most degree courses from each Faculty except courses requiring a Professional Statutory Regulatory Bodies (PSRB) check such as Nursing, some Pharmacy courses, Social Work and Teaching.  (Please check individual course entry requirements). 

Our International Foundation Year (IFY) courses have two options, a one year stand alone study choice and the integrated degree with International Foundation Year - Full-time (4 year study option). 

You can choose from one of three 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 integrated degree with International Foundation Year - Full-time 4 year study option: 

Students who wish to study on our 1 year stand alone International Foundation Year study choice:

Angel, Osasenaga, Nigeria

"The International Academy and University of Wolverhampton has given me a warm welcome as an international student and being at Priorslee Hall building has really been exciting.  The teachers are very helpful and they make us understand every bit of what we are doing here as international students.  I want to progress onto a Pharmaceutical science degree."


Punam Lamichhane, Nepal

"I felt that the University of Wolverhampton heartily welcomed me as an international student.  I love being at Priorslee Hall and the teachers here are very friendly and they helped prepare me well for my future degree choice as I want to progress to Biological Sciences.  


Karuna Lamsal, Nepal

"As an International student it was harder to cope with everything in the UK, like culture, learning and teaching styles and so on, but when I joined the classes it became so much easier.  The teachers are amazingly friendly and we can ask them any questions at any time.  I have a faith that it will be much easier to prepare for my degree course in Business Management.  I love to work in groups and I've made a lot of new international friends.  I've increased my English language and my expectations have changed to reality."


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.



International Academy

University of Wolverhampton

Priorslee Hall

Shifnal Road




Tel: +44 (0) 1902 322 525



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

Tel: +44 (0) 1902 323 505