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You’ll be welcomed by a multicultural city that has a lot to offer including pubs and sports bars, great food, art galleries, an independent cinema and music stages stepped on by some of the world’s biggest bands.

Meet students from around the world, join one of our many societies, and get involved playing for a sports team. It all adds up to a fulfilling University experience, one which also benefits from convenient transport links to other parts of the UK – and beyond!

The University of Wolverhampton will continue to be a collaborative and diverse university that welcomes people from around the world, regardless of the nationality. Students concerned about the potential impact on their travel plans of new restrictions on entry to the United States should contact the foreign office

Entry requirements for students from USA

International Foundation Year

Students with a High School Graduation Diploma (Grade 12) would be eligible for the International Foundation Year, subject to obtaining a minimum of 75% or Grade C.


Applicants meeting the following requirements are usually eligible for entrance onto Bachelor programmes:


A High School Diploma with a GPA of 2.7 and one of the following:

a) OLD SATR (a.k.a. SAT I) with at least 1700 combined score

b) New SAT from March 2016 with at least a combined score of 1150

c) ACT with a score of at least 26.


Plus one of the following:

a) OLD SAT - Three SAT Subject Tests of at least 550 in each subject (with essential subjects being shown)

b) NEW SAT – Two SAT Subject Tests of at least 570 in each subject (with essential subjects being shown)

c) At least three AP subjects in relevant subjects.


A two year associate Diploma with a GPA of 3.3 is also acceptable for direct entry.


Bachelor degrees from NARIC or government recognised institutions can normally be accepted for Master’s studies.

A GPA of 3.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2:1.

A GPA of 2.6 is considered comparable to a UK 2:2.

A GPA of less than 2.6 is considered comparable to a UK 3 and would require the completion of a pre-Master’s course.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements vary by course and department but the standard University requirement is 6.0 with 5.5 in every component in IELTS or the same scores in the University's own entry test, the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Examination (WEPE).

Some courses may require a higher level of English language proficiency than the University standard requirements. For details of each programme's English language requirement please see the individual course pages.

Please see the most commonly accepted English Language International Qualifications.


Funding for American Students

Depending on your experience and what you want to study you may also be eligible for funding or a federal loan. 

If you are a US Veteran you can pursue your education with the University of Wolverhampton here in the UK. The University is approved to process Veterans Affairs Benefits for US students studying at any of our UK campuses. The University has also been approved by the US Department of Education to participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program to provide federal student aid for US students who are studying at a foreign school. More information can be found below.