A warm welcome to Wolverhampton in the heartland of the UK, home to the University of Wolverhampton. For years, the University of Wolverhampton has welcomed students from Botswana - and we look forward to welcoming you!
Information for students from Botswana
We offer the 4 Year International Foundation Year (IFY) integrated degree routes in Arts; Education, Health and Wellbeing; Science and Engineering and Social Sciences are designed for international students (or for students for whom English is not their first language). This route will suit students whose qualifications fall below the entry requirements to undergraduate study and/or those whose English language level does not meet the minimum criteria. The 4 year integrated IFY courses prepare students in academic subjects, English language and study skills enabling progression onto most undergraduate degree courses at the University of Wolverhampton, subject to professional body requirements.
Entry to these foundation programmes may require you to have studied specific subjects at high school.
Students from Botswana wishing to pursue the International Foundation Year (IFY) at the University of Wolverhampton will need to obtain the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate, students with a minimum score of 6 or a minimum of Grade C in the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education Examination
Please note: you only need to take a foundation programme if your qualifications are not suitable for your chosen degree.
The University considers students for undergraduate study who have successful completed A levels or Completion of the Bachelor degree Part 1 with average 60%
For entry to a postgraduate degree programme (Master’s) at the University of Wolverhampton, students typically need to have completed a 4 year bachelor degree with 2:2 grade; or 4 year bachelor degree with third class plus recognised Pre-Master qualification
Please note: This information is provided as a guide only. Some courses may have specific entry requirements that are listed on the relevant course page. Please check for any additional subject/course specific requirements before submitting your application
Foundation Year - English Language requirements:
Standard English Language Requirements - IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components or equivalent
Undergraduate - English Language requirements:
Standard English language entry requirements - IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
Botswana GCSE English grade A-C
Postgraduate - English Language requirements:
Standard English language entry requirements - IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
Botswana GCSE English grade A-C
Pre-sessional English and Academic Skills
If you need to raise your English language skills, you can attend one of our intensive Pre-sessional English and Academic Skills course.
Satisfactory achievement on one of these courses can be used to meet the University of Wolverhampton’s English language entry requirements in place of other external language examinations.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, we are currently not travelling. Please regularly check these pages to see when we will next be in your country or region.
The University of Wolverhampton is officially represented by a number of professional agencies, whom we work closely with to ensure that you receive the best possible advice on your study options.
We make regular visits to our representatives’ offices to keep their staff up to date on University developments and advise prospective students on study opportunities. Whilst it is not compulsory, we do encourage you to consult a local representative. Their experienced staff will guide you on the best choice of course and provide you with practical advice on your application.
The University demands that every agent acts in an ethical and professional manner that will benefit students, agents and the university itself. You will find a list of our agents below. Our agents are vetted and go through a very thorough appointment process before they become representatives of the university. However, if you have any concerns about any of the agents listed below, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on studying at the University of Wolverhampton, please contact:
Yusuff Kaffo – Senior International Recruitment Manager
T: +44 (0) 1902 322474
James Gachuki - In-Country Officer (East & Southern Africa)
M: +254 (0) 733 242815
Further information can also be obtained at:
- British Council - information on British international cultural and educational opportunities
- Public Health England - latest information and advice from the UK government
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office – foreign travel advice
- World Health Organization - information and guidance from WHO
- Home Office - immigration guidance