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.

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

Nigerian student community

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


Portrait of Vivien, student blogger"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

Abigail Chinecherem Ezeikpe standing in front of a University of Leicester sign on campus"My journey at the University of Leicester has been profoundly enriching and empowering. From the moment I stepped into campus, I was captivated by the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment that celebrates cultural diversity and embraces global perspectives. The University stands out for its academic excellence and innovative teaching methods. The vibrant campus community provides ample opportunities for personal and professional growth. I wholeheartedly recommend it to prospective Nigerian students seeking a world-class education in a supportive and inclusive environment." - Abigail Chinecherem Ezeikpe, Master of Laws LLM

Gospel Sara Onowakpor wearing sunlgasses and looking into the camera"Pursuing my Master of Laws at the University of Leicester has been a transformative experience. The research-based teaching approach has challenged me to think beyond conventional boundaries, encouraging me to delve into legal theories and apply them to real-world complexities. The University’s commitment to fostering intellectual curiosity and critical analysis has empowered me to tackle intricate legal uncertainties with confidence through rigorous coursework and engaging discussions. I’ve developed a deep appreciation for the nuances of the legal profession. If you seek an environment that cultivates academic excellence, promote intellectual growth, equips you with skills to excel in the legal domain, the University of Leicester is the ideal institution." - Gospel Sara Onowakpor, Master of Laws LLM

Regina Deri holding her graduation certificate."Embarking on my MSc journey at the University of Leicester has been transformative. The hands-on teaching approach not only deepened my understanding but also kindled a profound confidence in my abilities. The University has been not just a place of learning but an empowering environment that has nurtured my dreams. I am grateful for this remarkable experience that has shaped my expertise and global perspective." - Regina Deri, Satellite Data Science MSc

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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