I choose to study at the University of Nottingham due to the high quality of facilities and the excellent and sound research output available. Apart from a long and notable history of academic excellence, the fact that the University of Nottingham has produced two finest Nobel Laureates makes it my preferred university of choice.

The University of Nottingham is a multicultural university so it is easy to get life going here. There are several societies cut across all continents that international students can join. Life is easy here at the University but in case there are issues new international students can contact the international team and I can assure you it will be solved.

I want to gain lots of international experience so that when I return to Nigeria I will be able to confidently contribute to the progress of my country. Let me just say, I am here in the UK to learn new things that will be of great benefit to my country and to my generation.

Raman Akinyanju Lawal from Nigeria
PhD Genetics with funding from a Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence


The University of Nottingham has an estimated 315 students from Nigeria studying at our UK Campuses, based on 2011/12 data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

The Nigerian Students Society is the Students’ Union’s society for students from Nigeria or with an interest in Nigeria,and organises social events throughout the year. The Nigerian Students Society also has a Facebook group.    

If you want to know what studying at Nottingham is really like, our International Student Life blog is a must-read. Whether they’re writing about societies and support groups, applications and accommodation or shopping and sight-seeing, our international students, from a range of countries around the world, are here to help both current and future students get the most out of your time here throughout your Nottingham journey.

Already in the UK? Please visit our webpage for UK-based international students.

What Nigerian students say about Nottingham

Please note that to study at Nottingham, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency. The University considers a number of English language qualifications for admission.

Below is an approximate guide to entry requirements for students from Nigeria for admission to The University of Nottingham at the following levels.


For Year 12 students taking the Senior School Certificate (SSC) through the WAEC (West African Examinations Council) we usually look for a minimum of three grade Bs and two Cs. The Bs should also be in relevant subjects. 

For the Engineering foundation programme, relevant subjects are Maths and Physics. For the Science foundation programme relevant subjects are Maths and a Science subject (Biology or Chemistry). Maths is required for Social Sciences and Business.

For most other foundation programmes, relevant subjects are English and Maths. Other relatively strong subjects, e.g. Business and Law, may also be taken into consideration.

For further information about our foundation options, please visit our undergraduate prospectus.

Find out how to apply


For those students that have completed the standard Year 12 examinations (SSC/WAEC), an appropriate foundation programme is required.

Some private and international schools are now providing A levels, and students taking these should meet the usual A level entry requirements as indicated in the prospectus and online.

Students taking A levels or the IB should refer to the online undergraduate prospectus for entry requirements.

Students taking APs or SATIIs should refer to entry requirements for the USA.

Find out how to apply.


For universities using a GPA score out of 5, a CGPA of 3.5 is acceptable for courses requiring a UK 2:1 and a CGPA of 3.0 is acceptable for courses requiring a UK 2.2.  Please contact us with any questions or if you wish to present a borderline case for consideration.

For more information, please see our postgraduate course pages.

Find out how to apply.

PhD and research

A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.

Exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification, but this is rare.

For all research degrees, we recommend that you make initial enquiries with a potential supervisor or the relevant University of Nottingham school / department before applying. A research proposal is required when submitting your application. 

For more information, please see our postgraduate course pages.

Find out how to apply.


The University of Nottingham has an extensive scholarship portfolio, which aims to reward excellence and promote diversity among our student body. Below are a number of our scholarships for students from Nigeria.

Details of all of our available scholarships

The University of Nottingham also works with a wide-range of external funding agencies, who offer scholarships. Please visit our External sources of funding page for more information

Staff from the University of Nottingham make regular visits to Nigeria.  Come along and meet us, and we'll be happy to discuss any questions you have about living and studying in Nottingham.

Details of upcoming visits.

For further contact details, please see our international contacts page.

Our overseas representatives in Nigeria are:

You can also connect with us through social media.

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Your International Officer


Our International Officer for Nigeria is Emma Tayou.

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Use our online enquiry form to make an enquiry about studying at the University.

If you have already applied to study at Nottingham, please send your enquries to the Africa Team at

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International Student Recruitment

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Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

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