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Information and entry requirements for students from Nigeria

Student from Nigeria and interested in studying at NTU? Find entry requirements for Bachelors and Masters degrees and meet your NTU Country Advisor on this page.


Nigeria Advisors

We are delighted you’re considering studying with us. There are three advisors for Nigeria who can help to answer your questions about applying and studying at NTU. Elizabeth Osang is based in Lagos and Richie Lee, Chukwuka Oguchi and Anna Audhali are based in Nottingham.

If you’d like to keep in touch please register with us and we’ll send you the latest news and opportunities at the University, including scholarship information, live events and finding a counsellor to help you apply.

We'd love to meet you in person at an event but you can also just email us your queries or we could even arrange a Skype session.

Sub-Saharan Africa High Achievers Award

We are pleased to offer up to £3,000 fee reduction to all high achieving Sub-Saharan African students. To be eligible you must:

  • Achieve a 1st class degree from a recognised university in your Home nation.
  • Be a resident and national of a Sub-Saharan African county.

The Sub-Saharan Africa High Achievers Award is now closed for applications. The final deadline was 1 March 2023.

You can still apply for the main scholarship scheme. Find out more information about our deadlines and how to apply below.

LLM Sub-Saharan Africa Scholarship

Nottingham Law School (NLS) is pleased to offer one competitive scholarship up to a value of half your tuition fee.

We welcome applications from students from Nigeria who are holding an offer to study on a NLS full-time LLM Masters programme (not including LPC/BTC). The scholarship will be awarded to the candidate who most closely meets the criteria for the award. Find out more information about our deadlines and how to apply.

GREAT Scholarship

The GREAT Scholarship programme is a joint initiative by the British Council and the UK Government. We are delighted to offer one competitive scholarship of £10,000 to students from Nigeria. To be eligible you must:

  • Have an offer to study one of our School of Arts and Humanities full-time Masters courses.
  • Be a national of Nigeria.

Entry requirements

Your qualificationYou could study
West African Examination Council Senior School Certificate - (WASSCE) Successful completion of WAEC certificate will be considered for foundation courses at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC)
West African Examination Council Senior School Certificate - (WASSCE) Average grade B will be considered for International Year One courses at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC).
International Foundation Programme

Year One entry to Bachelors degrees courses, based on UCAS Tariff points where:

  • A = 48 points
  • B = 40 points
  • C = 32 points
  • D = 24 points
  • E = 16 points

UCAS points must be obtained by three or more major modules only.

Please see individual course information for UCAS Tariff point and subject specific entry requirements.

Bridge House Foundation Programme

We are happy to accept students from Bridge House College. Kindly email us for more information.

Higher National Diploma (HND) Students with exceptional grades can be considered for advanced entry to undergraduate courses.

Bachelors degree (Honours)

2:1 = GPA of 2.9/4 or 3.5/5

2:2 = 2.5/4 or 2.8/5 GPA

Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Medical/Pharmacy subjects:


Postgraduate (Masters) courses

Masters degree

Upper second-class Masters degree from a recognised university in Nigeria

Postgraduate research

Please note that these entry requirements are guidelines only. If you have questions about your qualification and it is not listed here, please contact us.

English language requirements

We accept many different tests and qualifications, including qualifications from Nigeria, such as the West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) or NECO with a grade C or 6. Please provide a scratch card / token as part of your application. You can find full details of alternative English qualifications we accept here.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements may be required to take a pre-sessional English language (PEAP) course.

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