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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 and Scholarship Information

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 students who enrol onto a degree programme in September 2018 or January 2019, an academic scholarship of £4,000 is available for new students who meet the grade criteria shown in the scholarship column below. For students who do not meet these criteria we offer a Nigeria Country Bursary - see details below.

Current Northumbria students or alumni will be entitled to a £2,500 scholarship if they obtain a first class degree, this is as well as the 20% alumni discount.


For Entry On To: You Will Need: Grade Required:

Grade Requirements for a £4,000 Academic Scholarship (Non Northumbria/Alumni):

International Foundation Programmes WAEC (WASSCE) 

Sufficient grades in at least 5 subjects (minimum C6 including maths). 

For extended degrees BBBCCC grades including: Maths and English.

Biology and Chemistry also needed for Applied Science courses.

Not applicable
NECO Sufficient grades in at least 6 subjects (minimum C4 including maths).    

Not applicable

Undergraduate Programmes National Diploma Lower credit or CGPA 2.5/4.0  3.4/4
Part-completion of a Bachelor degree  Lower second class or CGPA 2.4/5.0   4.2/5
A recognised Nigerian Foundation Programme  Average B grades  A-grades in all subjects 
Advanced Undergraduates Higher National Diploma from a Nigerian institution - for entry to year 2 / 3 2.5/4.0 GPA or Lower credit   3.4/4
Postgraduate Programmes  Bachelor degree from a government recognised University Lower second class or CGPA 2.4/5.0   4.2/5
Postgraduate Diploma   Lower second class or CGPA 2.4/5.0   4.2/5
Graduate Certificate Bachelor degree from a government recognised University Third class or 1.50

Not applicable

Post Higher HND 40%

Not applicable

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.

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

Dave Abion Consulting Company Limited

Suite 206 (second floor) | Jinifa Plaza | Muhammadu Buhari Way | Central Business District | Abuja | Nigeria

Nubi Educational Counselling

Plot 111 | Ebitu Ukiwe Street | Near Childa Hotel | Off Mike Akhigbe Street | Jabi District | Abuja | Nigeria


Suite SF 15 Olive Plaza | by Banex Junction | Wuse 11 | Abuja | Nigeria

TGM Education

Suite 301A | DBM Plaza | Plot 1381-1383 | Cadastral Zone A02 (Opp First Forty Hotel) | Aminu Kano Crescent | Wuse 2 | Abuja | Nigeria


Suite 3 | 2nd Floor | Hatlab Place | Plot 1952 | Sokode Crescent | off Dalaba Street (turn left) | Off Michael Okpara Road | Wuse Zone 5 | Abuja | Nigeria



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


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


BCIE (Victoria Island)

14 Muri Okunola Street | Megamound Place | Off Ajose Adeogun Street | Victoria Island | Lagos

BCIE (Ikeja)

Valley View Plaza | 99 Opebi Road | Ikeja | Nigeria

Bridge House Counselling Ltd

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

Dave Abion Consulting Company Limited (Ikeja)

2nd Floor (Front Wing) | 79 Allen Avenue | Alausa | Ikeja | Lagos | Nigeria

Dave Abion Consulting Company Limited (Victoria Island)

Plot 5 Imam Abi Adetoro Street | Off Ajose Adeogun Street | Victoria Island | Lagos | Nigeria

Nubi Educational Counselling

300A Surulere Way | Dolphin Estate | Ikoye | Lagos | Nigeria


3rd Floor | Enville Consultants building | 15 Osho (Opebi-Oregun Link Road) | Opebi | Ikeja | Lagos | Nigeria

TGM Education

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

Trusted Edge Consult

294B Surulere way| Dolphin Estate | Ikoyi | Lagos | Nigeria


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


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



1st Floor | Chalet A | Tahir Guest Palace (Annex) | 89 Lamido Road | Off Suleiman Crescent | (Behind Niima Hotel) | Nasarawa G.R.A | Kano | Nigeria

Port Harcourt


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

Dave Abion Consulting Company Limited

Mina Morrison Centre | No 67 Olu Obasanjo Road (2nd Floor) | Port Harcourt | Rivers State | Nigeria

Nubi Educational Counselling

61 Olu Obasanjo Way | Port Harcourt | Rivers State | Nigeria


Plot 156 | No 11 Tom Inko-Tariah Street | Rumuogba Estate | Port Harcourt | 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: (00) 234 8188 157535


Supporting the University’s activities in Ghana and Nigeria.

Nigeria Country Bursary

For students enrolling onto a degree programme in September 2018, students from Nigeria who do not meet the requirements for an Academic Scholarship will receive an automatic Country Bursary of £2,500 for their first year of study at Northumbria.

If you are a Northumbria alumni you will not be eligible for a Country Bursary, however you may be awarded an Academic Scholarship of £2,500 if you meet the academic criteria. Northumbria alumni may also be eligible to receive an alumni discount.

Please note there are a number of restrictions:

  • If you receive any discount on the full published overseas tuition fee (with the exception of Alumni Discount and/or Early Payment Discount) you will not be eligible for a Country Bursary.
  • You cannot be in receipt of both an Academic Scholarship AND a Country Bursary.
  • The Bursary is only available to students who are new to Northumbria. Northumbria alumni who return to take another degree programme would not be eligible for a second country bursary, however, they would qualify for the alumni discount.

Meet us in your country

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 Mobile: (00) 234 8188 157535

To find out when we are visiting your country, please visit our Where are we visiting page

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