Study Semester Abroad Scholarship (UK) programme


Formally known as the Study Year Abroad (UK) programme, the Study Semester Abroad Scholarship (UK) programme enables students from other universities the opportunity to study a semester in English or the academic subject in the context of a modern British university for one semester.

Take a look at the our brochure: Study Semester Abroad Scholarship 2324


At the University of Wolverhampton's International Academy, students on the Study Semester Abroad Scholarship (UK) programme will be taught on degree courses by highly qualified staff in classes where they will interact with British and international students. They will be able to take advantage of the facilities of a modern British university while experiencing life in a cosmopolitan city at the heart of the United Kingdom.

Benefits of the Study Semester Abroad Scholarship (UK) programme includes:

  • Study modules on a British university undergraduate degree course at the University of Wolverhampton
  • Gain credits from your home university OR study with us post-graduation
  • Develop your language and academic skills in an immersive environment
  • Travel around Britain and make new friends from the UK and around the world
  • Great social programme
  • Experience living in another culture and develop the confidence that comes with greater independence


The University of Wolverhampton offers a wide range of courses aimed at the needs of today’s students. In recent years, courses which have been popular with students include the following:

Before arriving students can look through the undergraduate course finder to find first and second year modules that may interest them.  Students will then be guided in their choice by their university tutors on arrival.  In addition to these modules international students will take an entry test.  This entry test helps in guiding the student on to an appropriate English and academic skills module for their level. 

There are two ways you can study, depending on your academic and English levels.  The University has a number of specialist Schools and Institutes split across three campuses and faculties that teach courses covering a wide range of academic interests. 

On the Study Semester Abroad Scholarship (UK) programme, you can choose and gain credits from any first or second year module related to your area of interest (subject to availability and academic level). Your chosen modules do not have to relate to your major in your home university, but home universities may stipulate that modules must correspond with your degree subject for credit purposes. Students will be guided on arrival as to appropriate modules based on their academic and language levels.

*Please check our course guides.(For example some courses run by the Faculty of Engineering have one year modules so single semester study would not be available).

**If you want to study 3 academic modules, you may have to take the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Exam or provide IELTS documentation before you arrive to evidence your English proficiency. Additional charges may apply to 3 academic modules.

*** Some students who wish to study business may have to do solely academic modules as the Business School run two 30 credit modules instead of the three 20 credit modules run on other courses.

****Some modules in the School of Art are offered over two semesters and are therefore not available for this programme. Please check module availability before you apply.


The undergraduate course finder shows the complete range of our courses with details and descriptions to help you make your choice. You must choose to study two academic modules, plus one English language or academic skills module. In some cases 3 academic modules may be possible. Please check with your home university.

You will be tested on arrival, placed on an English module that corresponds to your language ability and given help to find the appropriate academic modules.

At the end of their time with us the students will get a full transcript of their results that can contribute towards the home universities award or work as a stand-alone certificate.

Applicants must provide a test score or letter from your home university confirming what your levels are compared to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) equivalencies.


Course possibilities:

Those students wishing to study two academic modules need an English level equivalent to TOEFL 525 (IELTS 5.5). Students whose English level is below will need to take a test first or choose English only modules.

Study Programme


Start Dates


Finish Date


Semester 1 Academic Programme

September 2024

January 2025
Semester 2 Academic Programme

January 2025

May 2025


Study Semester Abroad Scholarship Fees 

Tuition fee before scholarship


Discounted fee with scholarship

Study Semester Abroad



£4,400 (excluding accommodation)

Study Year Abroad 



£8,880 (excluding accommodation) 



Cost per semester

(18 weeks)

Arrival date

Vacate room by

University City Halls of Residence with ensuite accommodation, private bathroom, shared kitchen (5) people


(Cost per week £110)

01/09/24 to 17/09/24

(Welcome week)


Please note that these fees are subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation. Please check the University of Wolverhampton's  Accommodation Fees page.

The Study Semester Abroad Scholarship (UK) programme is available exclusively to students on a Short Term Study Visa. This visa is less costly and bureaucratic than the Student Route Visa, however it does mean that study time is restricted to a maximum of one semester of academic study, or 6 months in total and does not allow for paid work. Find out more about your visa


We want our students to have the best possible time with us and to facilitate their social and personal development we offer the following:

  • Supportive Student Union - the Students' Union helps run events, clubs and societies, find out more.
  • Volunteering - volunteering helps students gain skills and experiences whilst building their resume. Find out more about volunteering at the University of Wolverhampton.

 Two students drinking coffee

Wolverhampton is much more affordable than living in some other areas of the country such as London where rents are on average 3 times as high.  Students in Wolverhampton will typically spend from £92.00 up to £110.00 per week to stay in halls of residence.  Eating out and the general cost of living is also much lower making this part of the country popular with home and international students alike.  After the rent is paid students can usually live quite comfortably on around £100.00 per week.  Find out more about accommodation at the University of Wolverhampton including FAQ's, Semester Information and Prices for each campus and Arrival and Departure information.


To make an application for this course please Email: Tel: +44 (0) 1902 32 2525 and complete the on-line application form.



For further information about this course, please email the Course Leader, or the Global Opportunities Office