Applied Sciences at Wolverhampton - Innovation in Higher Education
An interview with Professor Trevor Hocking, Associate Dean, International Development
What are the benefits of an international student attending the Wolverhampton School of Applied Science?
At Wolverhampton, international students have access to over 70 undergraduate and postgraduate science awards, offering innovative training in vocational subjects and graduate skills. We have been welcoming international students for many years ? we understand their needs and provide that extra support which helps achieve success
What percentage of your students come from overseas?
Across the University there are currently 1400 international students, around 10 per cent of our full-time numbers. In Applied Sciences, we typically receive over one hundred international students each year.
As a department, what are your requirements from an international student regarding education visas?
The requirements are standard across the University; students must have a formal acceptance letter for one of our courses and have paid a deposit towards their fees ? full details are available from our International Office at www.wlv.ac.uk/international.
What are your qualification requirements for an international student to gain entry?
Students have to have the equivalent of 2 A-level passes in relevant subjects, plus an English qualification equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 550.
Where can an international student find information regarding your post and undergraduate courses?
The easiest way is via our website: www.wlv.ac.uk/science or email to
What are the payment methods for students applying to the School of Applied Sciences and is any financial assistance available?
The University offers discount payment schemes for advance or prompt payment. There is also a discounted combined tuition and accommodation package. The University?s scholarship scheme is open to students outside the UK. Full details at www.wlv.ac.uk/international
With regard to accommodation, what help is offered by the University?
Over 2,000 places are available in halls of residence, with 24 hour caretaking and CCTV for added security, with free wireless network access included. International students may reserve a place in a hall as soon as they have been accepted on a course.