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 Zimbabwe - and we look forward to welcoming you!

Information for students from Zimbabwe

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 Zimbabwe wishing to pursue the International Foundation Year (IFY) at the University of Wolverhampton will need to obtain a Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level / General Certificate of Education with at least 5 C grades

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 Appropriate A levels; ZIMSEC A level certificate; National Diploma – equivalent to BTEC National Diploma – follow School requirements for BTEC National Diploma holders


For entry to a postgraduate degree programme (Master's) at the University of Wolverhampton, students typically need to have completed a Bachelor’s degree (BA/BSc (Hons)/BTech) from University of Solusi - Upper Second Class Division 2:2

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 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


Grade A-C English in National O level 

Postgraduate - English Language requirements:

Standard English language entry requirements - IELTS 6.5 or equivalent


O level Grade A-C English in National; 

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.

courses can be used to meet the University of Wolverhampton’s English language entry requirements in place of other external language examinations.

There are currently no planned visits by University of Wolverhampton representatives to your country, please contact one of our representatives or email: international@wlv.ac.uk

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 international@wlv.ac.uk

For more information on studying at the University of Wolverhampton, please contact:

Yusuff Kaffo – Senior International Recruitment Manager 
T: +44 (0) 1902 322474
E: Y.kaffo@wlv.ac.uk

James Gachuki - In-Country Officer (East & Southern Africa)
M: +254 (0) 733 242815

Further information can also be obtained at: