International students
Nigeria

Information for students from Nigeria

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Entry requirements

Foundation courses

We offer foundation courses for students who are not qualified for direct undergraduate entry.

Our foundation courses

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.

  • Business, Law and Social Sciences, taught at the University of Nottingham International College
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences, taught in our Faculty of Engineering
  • Science, taught at the University of Nottingham International College. Either biology or chemistry depending on the progression route

Please contact University of Nottingham International College, which is located opposite our University Park Campus, with any queries about entry requirements and how to apply.

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Undergraduate courses

Full-time courses across our five faculties typically last for three to four years, although some degrees such as medicine and architecture have a longer duration.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.

If you have completed the standard year 12 examinations (SSC/WAEC) you must complete a foundation course for entry to our undergraduate programmes. We also accept foundation certificates from selected providers in the UK and Nigeria.

If you have taken the HND, we can typically accept grades ranging:  

  • From 3.0 to 4.0 for Grading Scale out of 4 (nb Vocational and comparable to UK BTEC / SQA Higher National Diploma (HND) standard / Foundation degree standard)
  • From 3.5 to 5 for Grading Scale out of 5 

This summary is provided as guidance and requirements may vary for individual courses.

Students who have completed at least one year at a university in Nigeria and achieved good grades may be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses.

We can accept WAEC or iGCSE English language qualification at grade C or above as meeting our English language requirements.

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

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Masters courses

We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.

Masters entry requirements

Applicants should hold a bachelors degree of a good standard from a recognised university, usually in a relevant subject area. Check course details in our postgraduate course pages to see whether your chosen course requires the equivalent of an Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.

Our entry requirements for degrees from Nigerian universities vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham. The summary below is provided as guidance but requirements may vary for individual courses and we do require higher grades from some universities.

Entry requirement

Upper Second Class (2:1)

Lower Second Class (2:2)

Max CGPA: 5.0

 3.5-4.49

 3.0-3.49

Max CGPA 4.0

 3.0 – 3.49

 2.8-2.99

Max CGPA: 7.0 

 4.6-5.9

 4 – 4.6


Degrees from recognised universities in Nigeria can be accepted as meeting our English language requirements.

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Research courses

Our PhD courses, available across a wide range of subject areas, typically include three years of full time research followed by an optional writing-up period of one year to complete your thesis.

PhD entry requirements

Applicants should hold a masters degree of a good standard from a recognised university in a relevant subject area.

See the masters section for guidance on the grades we typically require from Nigerian universities. These will vary depending on the university where you have studied and the course you are applying for at Nottingham.

Degrees from recognised universities in Nigeria can be accepted as meeting our English language requirements

You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.

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English language requirements
 
 

Scholarships and funding

 

Nigerian students at Nottingham

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“I read about the ground-breaking research that has originated from the University of Nottingham in the field of medicine, the rich multi-diverse pool of students from several countries of the world and got wowed by the eco-friendly scenes I saw on the website. I knew this was a school I would like to study in.”

Gbemisola from Nigeria, MSc Global Health
 

“The University is quite cosmopolitan and diverse, so the cultural transition should not be a huge shock as you will always find your niche (there is almost a society for every interest).”

Opeyemi Isaac from Nigeria, MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine

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Offical representatives

Our official representatives in Nigeria can assist you with applying for our courses, visa processes and preparing to study with us.

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Meet us 

In Nigeria

We regularly travel to Nigeria to meet with prospective students and their families, visit schools and to attend education fairs and other events each year.

Meet us in Nigeria

In Nottingham

You are also very welcome to visit our campuses in Nottingham for an open day or an independent visit.

Visit us in Nottingham

 

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International Student Recruitment

C Floor, YANG Fujia Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

+44 (0) 115 951 5247
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