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Information and entry requirements for students from Nigeria

Interested in studying at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)? On this page, we’ve included everything you’ll need to know – meet NTU’s Representative for Nigeria, find out about our entry requirements, Nigeria High Achievers Award and sign up to keep in touch with us.

Nigeria Advisors

Welcome to NTU

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 Taylor are based in Nottingham.

Our visit schedule is on the NTU in Africa webpage or you can register with us and we’ll let you know when we’re next visiting. If you can't meet us in person just email us your queries or we could even arrange a Skype session.

Nigerian students

Nigeria High Achievers Award

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

  • Have an offer to study one of our full-time Masters courses in January 2023.
  • Have achieved a 2:1 or 1st class degree from a recognised Nigerian university.

To apply please complete our application form and we'll assess your eligibility.

You can also apply for our range of international scholarships range from £2,000 to 50% of your tuition fee. We’ll assess you for all scholarships you are eligible for.

The deadline to apply is 12 October 2022 at 16:00 GMT.

Terms and Conditions Nigeria High Achievers Award

  • You must be permanently domiciled in Nigeria.
  • You must have achieved a 2:1 or 1st class degree from Nigeria at the time of applying to Nottingham Trent University.
  • You must be holding an offer for January 2023 to study at Nottingham Trent University.
  • You must be a self-financing student eligible to pay international tuition fees. Students who are sponsored are not eligible.
  • This offer is applicable to full time taught postgraduate Masters programmes (excluding SQE Preparation courses, PGDL, LPC, BTC, Distance Learning and Exchange students).
  • You must not have previously studied at Nottingham Trent University. If you have, you may be eligible for the 20% Alumni discount (the higher amount would be deducted from your tuition fees).
  • If you are doing a two-year course, you will only receive the discount for your first year of study at Nottingham Trent University.
  • If you are studying at an institution that has a partnership agreement with NTU you are eligible for either an NTU International Scholarship or the Partner Progression Discount (the higher amount would be deducted from your tuition fees).
  • If you are awarded any other scholarship, bursary and / or tuition fee reduction from NTU you will only be eligible for the higher award (except for candidates who are awarded a Sport Scholarship)
  • This award will be a tuition fee reduction. If you are confirmed for this award, your fee will be adjusted before you enrol.
  • All decisions on eligibility for these discounts are at the University's discretion and are final.
  • If you are a recipient of the Nigeria High Achievers Award, we may ask you to appear in online and/or printed university marketing materials. For example, providing a student profile and photograph which may be used to promote the University.


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 below.

GREAT Scholarship

The GREAT Scholarship programme is a joint initiative by the British Council and the UK Government, designed to attract some of the brightest postgraduates from around the world to study at UK universities.

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.

Find out more information about our deadlines and how to apply below.

Meet our students

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.

NTU representatives

We work closely with a network of representatives all over the world including counsellors in education agencies, schools and colleges.

They can advise you on entry requirements, the application process and how to apply for a visa among other things.

You'll find their details on this page.

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0)115 848 8175