South Africa

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 South Africa - and we look forward to welcoming you!

Information for students from South Africa

Foundation Programme

We offer the 4 Year integrated International Foundation Year (IFY) programme which includes a foundation year and degree

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 South Africa wishing to pursue the International Foundation Year (IFY) at the University of Wolverhampton will need to obtain 40 – 49 % in the National Senior

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 Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsement) with minimum grades BBBBB or National Senior Certificate with minimum grades ( 70 – 75%)
Independent Examining Board (IEB) from private schools with grades B


For entry to a postgraduate degree programme (Master's) at the University of Wolverhampton, students typically need to have completed a three or four-year undergraduate degree (Honours Bachelor degree or Professional degree) at an accredited university or college with a minimum of 60% (Second class division 2); 4 year Bachelor degree in Technology (BTech) with a minimum of 60% (Second class division 2)

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 - English Language requirements:

Standard English Language Requirements - IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all components or equivalent. Applicants who have achieved a minimum of 70% in English language are exempt from English requirements.

Undergraduate - English Language requirements:

Standard English Language requirements - IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in all components)

or Grade 5 in the NSC or Grade C in the Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsement) or equivalent taken within the last 10 years or equivalent 

Postgraduate - English Language requirements

Standard English Language requirements - IELTS 6.5 (min 6.0 in all components)

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

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: