Apply to the International Academy

Making an application to the International Academy is quick and easy, just follow a few simple steps:
  1. First of all, decide which course is right for you.
  2. Check the entry requirements, including the minimum English requirements for your chosen course.
  3. Check the visa requirements.
  4. Make your application - via our on-line course directory or directly to the University via Admissions or the International Office, find out how to do it below.

English Pre-sessional Course

To apply for any Pre-Sessional English Language Course please apply on-line via our on-line course directory.

Your current level - IELTS 5 or below (or equivalent)

The following five courses will take you to a level equivalent to IELTS 6.00 You then have the further study options depending on the level you need for your future degree and your own learning preferences. Please contact us to discuss what might be more suitable for you.

  1. Pre-sessional English and Academic Skills Elementary (IELTS score of 4 (or equivalent) - 21 weeks to IELTS 5.5)
  2. Pre-sessional English Language Skills Pre-Intermediate (IELTS score of 4.5 (or equivalent) - 15 weeks to IELTS 5.5)
  3. Pre-sessional English Language Skills Intermediate (IELTS score of 5 (or equivalent) - 10 weeks to IELTS 5.5)

Your current level - IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent)

If you already have IELTS 5.5 or have taken one of the pre-sessional to 5.5 courses as described above, there are several options:

  1. Pre-sessional University Preparation: Academic English language Skills for University Study (5 weeks to IELTS 6)
  2. International Foundation Year   2 semesters
or complete the Pre-Sessional Course Application forms
and send it to

International Foundation Year

1. Check you have the  minimum language entry requirements
2. Check you have the visa requirements.
If you do not have the English Language requirements apply on-line for a  Pre-Sessional Course 
Apply on-line via the on-line course directory for the International Foundation Year.

Pre-Masters courses

1. Check you have the entry requirements
2. Check you have the English language requirements
3. Apply directly to the University via the course finder for Postgraduate Pre Masters courses.
If you do not have the English Language requirements apply on-line for a  Pre-Sessional Course.

To find out what your chosen course involves, including information on entry requirements, fees and how to apply, please select from the following:


English Short &  Summer/Winter courses

1.Check the visa requirements
2. Complete the Application form
3. After completing the application form, send it by email to:
For further information please contact 

Study Semester Abroad (UK) for Postgraduate and Undergraduate study

1. Check if you need visa requirements
2. To make an application for this course please Email: or Tel: +44 (0) 1902 32 2525 and complete the on-line application form 
or contact
In order to join us as an ERASMUS student your own university must have a bilateral agreement with the University of Wolverhampton, find out more from the International Office.

Teach English

BA(Hons) Linguistics and Teaching of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

1. Check you have the entry requirements
2. Check the visa requirements
3. Apply directly to the University via UCAS on the Course Finder
If you do not have the English Language requirements apply on-line for a Pre-Sessional Course.

TEFL Teacher Training Courses

    1.    Check the visa requirements

    2.    For further information please contact

    or email

    tel: +44 (0) 1902 32 2525

    If you do not have the English Language requirements apply on-line  for a  Pre Sessional Course

Teacher Development Course for groups of practising Teachers of English

1.    Check the visa requirements and


       or email

       tel: +44 (0) 1902 32 2525


Help with your application

We're happy to help you through the application process every step of the way.

 For advice on the application process contact our International Centre, or one of our Student Centres here at Wolverhampton University.

If you are unable to apply to the University of Wolverhampton using any of the channels above, please contact the Admissions Unit on for assistance.

Changes to the immigration application process

The UK Government has made big changes to the immigration system in March 2009 with the introduction of a new immigration points-based system.