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The information below is about our full-time, campus-based degrees. If you are searching for a distance learning course, please see our distance learning course pages.

Entry requirements


If you have finished High School (WASSCE) in Nigeria you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree in the UK. For information about the International Foundation Year please see the International Study Centre website.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements
  • If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at a Nigerian university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors degree from Nigeria you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree. You should have at least a second class honours degree (some degrees may require a second class upper).

For more information about available degrees please see the individual course pages

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) you must have at least a second class honours undergraduate (Bachelors) degree from a recognised Nigerian university, usually in a related subject area (depending on the subject that you wish to study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1).

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.

Scholarships and funding opportunities

The University of Leicester offers a number of scholarships for new international students. You should also check in your own country whether scholarships are available for study overseas, from your government or other organisations.


Visits to your country

Date  Event Location Representative
17 February 2017  Education UK Exhibition   Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria  Helen Chauhan and Dr Matt Allen
18 February 2017  Education UK Exhibition  Classique Events Place, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria 
Helen Chauhan and Dr Matt Allen

Agents and Representatives

The University of Leicester works with several agents and representatives in Nigeria. For information about the agents with whom we work, please contact the International Office.

Student Societies

Other sources of information