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United States of America

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 all over the world – and we look forward to welcoming you!

We have a lot to offer you, not just as a University but as a city that is one of the cheapest cities to live in the UK with great transport links to the rest of the country. You can also have an opportunity of living on campus and experiencing University life first hand in our wide choice of accommodation.

When you arrive here, you’ll be based at one of our three campuses in the heart of the UK. Get involved with student activities or, sports and join a Students’ Union society, and experience the best that Wolverhampton and the rest of the UK has to offer. The city itself features popular art galleries and music venues, delicious choice of restaurants, Molineux Stadium (home to the mighty Wolves football team!) and more.

Enjoy great shopping options in Wolverhampton, Telford and Birmingham (the second largest UK City and only 20 minutes away). Regular trains running the length of the country stop at the city’s train station every day, or look out for organised student trips to some of the UK’s most beloved cities.

Entry requirements for students from USA

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 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.