Nigeria

Please note: This information is provided as a guide only. Some courses may have specialised entry requirements that are listed on the relevant course page. Please check for any additional subject/course specific requirements before submitting your application.

Academic entry requirements

Type of course

Qualification/grade

Undergraduate

A recognised foundation programme

Ordinary National Diploma (OND) with at least a lower credit

Students who have completed Year 1 (Level 100) of a Nigerian university can be considered for Year 1 entry to a bachelor's degree.

An NCE (National Certificate of Education) from a college of education is also acceptable for entry into Year 1 only. 

Extended degree (four years, including a foundation year) Students who fall slightly below the standard requirements for an undergraduate course may be considered for an available or appropriate extended degree programme. 
Postgraduate

 Bachelor's degree – CGPA of 2.70 / 4.00

International Foundation Programme West African Senior School Certificate of Education – WASSCE with 5 passes at grade C6 minimum including Mathematics and English Language at no more than 2 sittings. Grading system is A1 – Excellent, B2-3 – Good, C4-6 – Credit, D7-E8 – Pass, F9 – Fail 

Mathematics and English requirements

Subject

Qualification/grade

English

WASSCE grade C6 minimum

Non-EEA nationals who require a Tier 4 student visa must provide a Secured English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS or Pearson PTE Academic qualification. Please see our English language requirements.

Mathematics (if applicable to your course) WASSCE grade C6 minimum 
 
Additional information

‌NARIC and accreditation

UK NARIC offers a variety of services on the comparability of qualifications from overseas. These services have been designed to help migrants coming to the UK to work or study and who are applying through the UK’s points based system for immigration. Take a look at the Statement of Comparability from NARIC. 

Providing your qualifications

Please be sure you're able to provide copies of official certificates of any qualifications you have taken when you make your application (please do not send us your original certificates)If any of your certificates or supporting documents (transcripts) are in a non-English language you will need to provide certified English translations alongside any official copies.