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 Office Team

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

Please visit our contact us page for details.

Useful information

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.

If you need to do a foundation year, the University of Leicester International Study Centre (ISC) offer an International Foundation Year in:

  • Economics and Management 
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Science
  • Society and Culture

We also offer the International Year One for management programmes.

Once you’ve successfully completed the International Foundation Year, you’ll be able to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.

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) 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

Students from Nigeria who start a postgraduate law degree (LLM) in 2018 are eligible for a 15% fee discount.

Agents in your region

We work with agents in the following regions of Nigeria:




Ikeja, Lagos



Port Harcourt

Victoria Island, Lagos

Nigerian student community

Portrait of Vivien, student blogger

The University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. In 2015-16 this included 165 students from Nigeria.

"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

Read more about Vivien's time studying at Leicester.

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