We welcome students from Nigeria!
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.
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 .
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
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.
- President's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
- There are Commonwealth Shared Scholarships available for some Masters degrees.
College of Science and Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship: As a permanent resident of Nigeria you can receive up to 28% discount on the tuition fee for a full-time, taught postgraduate (Masters) laboratory-based degree if you meet or exceed the academic conditions of your offer. For a non-lab-based course, you will automatically receive a 10% discount on your tuition fee if you meet or exceed the academic conditions of your offer.
- The Petroleum Technology Development Fund offers scholarships for postgraduate studies overseas.
- Any scholarships which are for a specific degree will be listed on the relevant course page.
Visits to your country
No visits planned at present
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.