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



WAEC SSCE with an International Foundation year

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. 

Four-year degree including a foundation year

Students who fall slightly below the standard requirements for an undergraduate course may be considered for an available or appropriate foundation year degree programme. 


 Bachelor's degree – 2.2

Applicants with third class degrees from a recognised Nigerian university are welcome to apply for postgraduate courses if they meet the following criteria: 
1.  A minimum of three years full-time relevant work experience after National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) or 
2. Further professional qualification and two years post NYSC 

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 two sittings. Grading system is A1 – Excellent, B2-3 – Good, C4-6 – Credit, D7-E8 – Pass, F9 – Fail 

Mathematics and English requirements




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 

Applying from Nigeria

Everything you need to know about applying to study with us from Nigeria, including details on how you can meet us in your own country, get in touch with local representatives and hear from our Nigerian alumni about their London Met experience.

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Additional information

‌ENIC and accreditation

UK ENIC 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 ENIC. 

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.