The Russian star, who has only recently returned following a 15-month drug ban, has been given a wildcard for the event in the West Midlands next month after tumbling down the world rankings.
The news comes days after Sharapova was denied a wildcard for the French Open at Roland Garros and one day before a Wimbledon sub-committee was due to announce whether a wildcard would be granted for the grass-court tournament.
It will also place added scrutiny on Wimbledon's decision whether to offer Sharapova a wild card into their main draw this summer.
Yesterday, it was confirmed Sharapova would feature at the Aegon Classic in the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham after being given a wildcard by the Lawn Tennis Association. I am so grateful and excited to be playing this event again!
However, in light of the decision of French Tennis Federation (FFT) on Tuesday to snub Sharapova for a French Open wildcard, they would have been under pressure to follow suit.
Rather than face a similar fate at Wimbledon, Sharapova will now attempt to get through three rounds of qualifying to book a place in the 128-person main draw in July.
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The former Wimbledon champion is ranked 211 which is below the cut-off for direct entry.
The Russian has accepted wild cards to enter all three of her tournaments since her return, attracting criticism from many players.
Sharapova is Russia's most accomplished tennis player who has won a total of five Grand Slam tournaments, namely the Australian Open in 2008, the French Open in 2012 and 2014, Wimbledon in 2004 and the US Open in 2006.
The five-time grand slam tournament victor will climb into the top 200 on Monday, high enough to earn a trip to London, albeit for a Wimbledon match programme that will begin earlier than usual.
She has denied using it for any performance-enhancing objective, and an initial two-year ban was cut on appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which concluded that while she committed an anti-doping violation there was "no significant fault" on her part.
Earlier in the week, Sharapova withdrew from the second-round match of the Italian Open during the game against Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.