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There are currently around 140 students from Nigeria enrolled on programmes as diverse as Biotechnology, Business Information Systems Management, Business and Management, Computing and Information Technology, International Development, International Trade Law, Mass Communication Management, Project Management, Public Health and many more.

Nigerian students are involved in a wide variety of clubs and societies at Northumbria University. Find out about the fantastic opportunities available to you at our A-Z of Societies.

Entry Requirements

For details on our English Language Requirements and Pre-Sessional Courses visit our English Language Centre pages.

Although some courses have specific requirements for entry, Northumbria will consider any qualification for entry to its courses.


For Entry On To: You Will Need: Grade Required:
International Foundation Programmes

WAEC (WASSCE)/ NECO - A to D grades in 5 subjects

A to D grades in 5 subjects

Undergraduate Programmes National Diploma Lower credit or CGPA 2.5/4.0
Part-completion of a Bachelor degree  Lower second class or CGPA 2.4/5.0 
A recognised Nigerian Foundation Programme  Average B grades
Advanced Undergraduates Higher National Diploma from a Nigerian institution - for entry to year 2 / 3 2.5/4.0 GPA or Lower credit 
Postgraduate Programmes  Bachelor degree from a government recognised University Lower second class or CGPA 2.4/5.0 
Postgraduate Diploma   Lower second class or CGPA 2.4/5.0 
Graduate Certificate Bachelor degree from a government recognised University Third class or 1.50
Post Higher HND 40%

Please note these are general entry guidelines. Actual requirements may vary depending on your chosen course of study and certain courses may have specific or additional entry requirements, full details can be found on our course directory. Decisions for entry will also be based on personal statements, previous study information and not just your final course grading.

English Language

For most degree level and above courses we accept the following qualifications as evidence of English Language.


WAEC – We typically require C6 for most courses*


NECO (accepted for September 2022 Intake onwards) – we typically require B3 for most courses*


Please upload your WAEC/NECO certificate as part of your application where possible, along with a copy of your scratch card where applicable.


*Please note that these tests may not be acceptable for certain Professional or Pre Registration Health Courses. Other courses may have different grading requirements.

Our Local Representatives

For further enquiries, help submitting your application and interviews in your area please contact your local Northumbria University representative whose details are listed below.



24B Djibouti Crescent | off Freetown Street | Behind Rockview Hotel | the 5th house after Zartech | Wuse 2 | Abuja | Nigeria

  • Email:
  • Phone: 081 7149 5402 / 09-093478930
  • Mobile: 080 6678 8636

Govera International Ltd

16 Kampala Street | Off Ademola Adetokumbo Cresent | Wuse 11| Abujah| FCT | Nigeria

  • Email:
  • Phone: 234 9070 8555 52

Kelmaa Career Path Consult

Suite 38 | Yasuha Plaza | Behind AP Plaza | Off Edemola Adetokumbo Crescent | Abuja | Nigeria


TGM Education

Suite 313 | GCL Plaza | Plot 522 |  Aminu Kano Cadastral Zone (Beside First Forty Hotel) | Wuse 2 | Abuja | Nigeria

Intake Education

50 Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent | Osas and Oseji Building | Between UBA and H-Medix | Wuse 2 | Abuja FCT | Nigeria


Intake Education

Suite B8 | First Floor | Bethel Plaza | 36 Garden Avenue | Enugu | Nigeria



2nd Floor | The Horizon Office Complex | Vitas Bus Stop | Ring Road | Ibadan | Oyo State | Nigeria

Intake Education

1st Floor | lle Ori Detu | 1 Shell Close | Onireke | Ibadan | Oyo State | Nigeria


BCIE (Victoria Island)

  • Email:
  • Phone: 0134 27601

BCIE (Ikeja)

Valley View Plaza | 99 Opebi Road | Ikeja | Nigeria

BDM Consult

56 Bode Thomas street | Surulere | Lagos | Nigeria

Bridge House Counselling Ltd

8 Royal Palm Drive | Osborne Phase II | Foreshore | Ikoyi | Lagos

DAFAN Study Link

Block A1 131 | Off Road 2 | HFP Eastline Shopping Complex | Abraham Adesanya | Ajah | Lagos | Nigeria


Phone: 234 8027 118946

Ferdartob Consult

42 Oyedele Oguniyi Street | Anthony Village | Lagos | Nigeria | 23401

  • Email:
  • Phone: 234 908 700 0026


2 Ahmed Onibudo Street | Victoria Island | Lagos | Nigeria

Study Across Globe

L.A. Ajayi Plaza | 99 Awolowo Way | Balogun Bus Stop | Besides Lagoon Hospitals | Before Allen Junction | Ikeja | Lagos | Nigeria

Study Advisory Services Limited

7 Abimbola Close off Oweh Street | Jibowu Yaba | Lagos State | Nigeria

  • Email:
  • Phone: 234 9027 313226

Study Affairs

Study Affairs | Suite 310 Ikeja Plaza | Kodesoh Street | Ikeja | Lagos | Nigeria | 1000271

  • Email:
  • Phone: 234 809 600 1055

TGM Education

3rd Floor | Kobis Building | 18/20 Kudirat Abiola Way | Oregun | Lagos | Nigeria

Intake Education

3rd Floor | 76 Opebi Road | Ikeja | Lagos | Nigeria

Intake Education

2A Louis Solomon Close | Street beside Silverbird Galleria | Off Ahmadu Bello Way | Victoria Island | Lagos | Nigeria



Ground Floor | Room 701 | Tahir Guest Palace (Annex) | 89 Lamido Road | Off Suleiman Crescent | (Behind Niima Hotel) | Nasarawa G.R.A | Kano | Nigeria

Intake Education

Ground Floor (Suite 10A) JBS Plaza | No 375 Civic Centre Road | Kano State | Nigeria

Port Harcourt


Jumbo House | 2nd Floor | 80 Aba Road | Opp Government Crafts Development Centre | Port Harcourt | Nigeria

Intake Education

45 Stadium Road beside Breton School | Port Harcourt | River State | Nigeria

Northumbria University Nigeria Office

For guidance and information about studying at Northumbria University please contact:

Doyin PhotoDoyinsola Adetula - Nigeria Country Officer

Northumbria University Nigeria Office
2A Louis Solomon Close (Street beside Silverbird Galleria) Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria 

Mobile: (+234) 8188 157 535


Supporting the University’s activities in Ghana and Nigeria.

Events for International Students

Staff from the University make frequent visits to Nigeria and details of confirmed staff visits are shown on this page. Our Nigeria Country Officer is based in Lagos and will be happy to help with your enquiries at any time. For more information contact

To find out more events for international students, please view our International Events page. 

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