International students


Student at Graduation, waving.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.

Contact us

The Future Students Office can provide you with more information about studying in the UK at Leicester.

Regional Manager Jules Pringle and Global Recruitment Officer (West Africa) Abigail Yakubu are more than happy to answer any questions that you might have, put you in touch with one of our current students or recent alumni, or arrange an individual consultation at a time that is convenient for you.

You can email the team ( or contact Abigail on (+234 8179 326 435).

Please visit our contact us page for details.

Useful information

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB), or have recognised Foundation results, 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.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for one of our courses, you can apply for an International Foundation Year run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.

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) 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 Master's degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

For postgraduate applicants who have completed one or more year of study at a recognised university in Nigeria, the University does not require additional evidence of English Language competency.

WAEC and NECO accepted - for more information on grades required and for full details, see our English language requirements for undergraduate applicants and those who do not satisfy the above prerequisite.

IELTS 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5
NECO English Language
WASSCE English C6 C6 C4 C4

Portrait of Vivien, student bloggerNigerian student community

The University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world.

"Studying at Leicester will challenge your analytical thinking. It will also make you learn to work under pressure and balance it with extracurricular activities." - Vivien, Law LLB

Student Societies

Other sources of information

Agents in your region

We work with agents in the following regions of Nigeria:





Ikeja, Lagos



Port Harcourt

Victoria Island, Lagos

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