The University of Leicester welcomes students from Nigeria.
You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Nigerian student community.
Your International Officer
The International Officer for Nigeria is Rebecca Heritage.
If you would like more information about studying at Leicester, there are many ways you can get in touch. Please visit our contact us page for details.
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.
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
Nigerian student community
The University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. In 2015-16 this included 165 students from Nigeria.
Vivien, Law LLB
"Studying at Leicester will challenge your analytical thinking. It will also make you learn to work under pressure and balance it with extra -curricular activities."
- Nigerian Society
- University of Leicester African and Caribbean Society
- International Students' Association