University of Wolverhampton International Academy

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University of Wolverhampton International Academy

University of Wolverhampton International Academy


Welcome to the International Academy


Angela Molinari, International AcademyA very warm welcome to the International Academy.

I hope you enjoy your stay with us and find it to be a true home from home.

Your journey is of the greatest importance to us and the International Academy team joins me in offering you every opportunity for you to succeed in your chosen fields.

I look forward to seeing you grow, learn, achieve and graduate and I am certain your time at the International Academy will be a most pleasurable and successful experience.

Angela Molinari

Acting Principal, International Academy

About Us

  • Our courses are delivered by friendly and highly experienced qualified staff.
  • At the University of Wolverhampton should you need extra support our Student Enabling Centre is there to help you and they are committed to providing access to education.
  • We design and deliver a variety of pre-sessional English courses for students who need support with their English before starting their degree courses.
  • We deliver four International Foundation Year courses which help provide an educational bridge for international students before they start on a degree of their choice, subject to professional body requirements and our Extended International Foundation Year courses give you the opportunity to study and complete the programme on a single CAS.
  • We design and deliver language development and communication courses for existing University students both in foreign languages and English as a Foreign Language.
  • We deliver tailor-made and internationally recognised teacher training and development courses.  See our TESOL pages. (The International Academy is a British Council preferred supplier for their General Teacher Training Programme in China and runs refresher/improvement courses throughout the year for English teachers from all over the world).
  • We are accredited by the British Council (PDF 281K, Downloads file)for the teaching of English in the UK.

Find out more about modern languages at the International Academy:


International & EU Orientation Programme

Find out more about our International & EU Orientation Programme

Apply to the International Academy

Making an application to the International Academy is quick and easy, just follow a few simple steps:
  1. First of all, decide which course is right for you.
  2. Check the entry requirements, including the minimum English requirements for your chosen course.
  3. Check the visa requirements.
  4. Make your application – via our on-line course directory or directly to the University via Admissions or the International Office, find out how to do it below.

English Pre-sessional Course

To apply for any Pre-Sessional English Language Course please apply on-line via our on-line course directory.

Your current level – IELTS 5 or below (or equivalent)

The following five courses will take you to a level equivalent to IELTS 6.00 You then have the further study options depending on the level you need for your future degree and your own learning preferences. Please contact us to discuss what might be more suitable for you.

  1. Pre-sessional English and Academic Skills Elementary (IELTS score of 4 (or equivalent) – 21 weeks to IELTS 5.5)
  2. Pre-sessional English Language Skills Pre-Intermediate (IELTS score of 4.5 (or equivalent) – 15 weeks to IELTS 5.5)
  3. Pre-sessional English Language Skills Intermediate (IELTS score of 5 (or equivalent) – 10 weeks to IELTS 5.5)

Your current level – IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent)

If you already have IELTS 5.5 or have taken one of the pre-sessional to 5.5 courses as described above, there are several options:

  1. Pre-sessional University Preparation: Academic English language Skills for University Study (5 weeks to IELTS 6)
  2. English Plus Pre-sessional Award (13 weeks to IELTS 6)
  3. International Foundation Year   2 semesters
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International Foundation Year

1. Check you have the  minimum language entry requirements
2. Check you have the visa requirements.
If you do not have the English Language requirements apply on-line for a  Pre-Sessional Course
Apply on-line via the on-line course directory for the International Foundation Year.

Pre-Masters courses

1. Check you have the entry requirements
2. Check you have the English language requirements
3. Apply directly to the University via the course finder for Postgraduate Pre Masters courses.
If you do not have the English Language requirements apply on-line for a  Pre-Sessional Course.

English short &  summer courses

1.Check the visa requirements
2. Complete the Application form
3. After completing the application form, send it by email to:
For further information please contact


Study Year Abroad (UK) for Postgraduate and Undergraduate study

1. Check if you need visa requirements
2. Complete the International Application Form (PDF 461K, Downloads file), send it by email to:
In order to join us as an ERASMUS student your own university must have a bilateral agreement with the University of Wolverhampton, find out more from the International Office.

Teach English

BA(Hons) Linguistics and Teaching of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

1. Check you have the entry requirements
2. Check the visa requirements
3. Apply directly to the University via UCAS on the Course Finder
If you do not have the English Language requirements apply on-line for a Pre-Sessional Course.

TEFL Teacher Training Courses

    1.    Check the visa requirements

    2.    For further information please contact 

    or email

    tel: +44 (0) 1902 32 2531

    If you do not have the English Language requirements apply on-line  for a  PreSessional Course

Teacher Development Course for groups of practising Teachers of English

1.    Check the visa requirements

If you would like further guidance, please email: or tel: +44 (0) 1902 32 2531
For applications please email: or  tel: +44 (0) 1902 32 3505

Help with your application

We’re happy to help you through the application process every step of the way.

For advice on the application process contact one of our Regional Offices, Contracted Educational Advisors, who represent the University around the world, our International Centre, or one of our Student Centres here at Wolverhampton University.

If you are unable to apply to the University of Wolverhampton using any of the channels above, please contact the Admissions Unit on for assistance.

Changes to the immigration application process

The UK Government has made big changes to the immigration system in March 2009 with the introduction of a new immigration points-based system.


Contact Us

To find out more about studying with the International Academy:

  • Tel: +44 (0) 1902 322 525

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