University of Birmingham and Nigeria

Find out why our students love Birmingham

The University extends a warm welcome to students from Nigeria. Nigeria accounts for the second largest amount of new international students at the University.  There are currently over 250 Nigerian students at the University following undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of subjects. 


The University has a number of links with Nigerian universities, schools and sponsors. It is home to the prestigious Centre of West African Studies, the only university department in the world to concentrate specifically on West Africa. Further details about the work it carries out can be found on the Africa Hub.


Student life

Nigeria student life

Find out about Nigerian student life at the University of Birmingham and how to get involved in the student community to make the most of your time here.


Scholarships at the University of Birmingham

Find out more about scholarships available to Nigerian students at the University of Birmingham, including how to apply and deadlines for application.

Alumni in Nigeria

Nigeria Alumni

The University has many strong alumni groups all over the world. Find out more about Birmingham alumni activities in Nigeria by clicking on the picture above.

Entry requirements

The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements. 

Please note: If you have taken exams which are from another country's national education system (eg SAT and AP exams from the USA) you should consult the country specific section for that country for qualification equivalence information. If you are unsure about the acceptability of your qualifications for entry to Birmingham please contact us for further details.

Foundation Pathways

WAEC Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) with at least 5 subjects at grade B3, to include grade B3 in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway or to include B3 in Biology for our MLGS pathway, that progresses to a Biology focused degree. 

NECO Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) can also be accepted with at least 5 subjects at grade B3 or the joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) with 300+ points and at least 5 subjects at grade C4 to include grade B in Maths for our EPS pathway or to include grade B in Biology for our MLGS pathway, that progresses to a Biology focused degree. 

If you have achieved English Language at grade C6, you will not be required to take an additional English proficiency test (for the 4-year programme).

For further information see the  Birmingham International Academy website.


The University will consider students who have taken GCE A Level examinations, the International Baccalaureate (IB), or a suitable foundation programme, such as one of our Foundation Pathways, for entrance to undergraduate programmes.

The University has a number of agreements with foundation providers in Nigeria which allows students to be considered for admission to undergraduate programmes. Please contact us for more information.

Students who have completed the first year of a 4-year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Nigeria with excellent grades (2.1, 3.0/4.0, 3.5/5.0) will be considered for entrance to undergraduate programmes (first year entry).


Students who hold a Bachelor degree (minimum 4 years and/or level 400) from a recognised institution will be considered for Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters degrees.  Most taught Masters programmes require a minimum of an upper second class degree (2.1) with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/5.0

Students who have completed a Masters degree from a recognised institution will be considered for PhD study.

English Language

English language at grade C or above (or in numerical terms, grade 6 or above) in the WAEC SSCE is sufficient to meet the standard English language requirements.

Contact us

The University of Birmingham contact for Nigeria is Andy Hammond who visits Lagos and Abuja three to four times a year where you can meet with him. To contact Andy with your questions, please email

Nigeria Country Officer

The University has a Country Office in Lagos (Ikeja) staffed by a full-time Country Officer who can provide free help with making an application, certifying supporting documents and providing visa advice. Please see his contact details below:

John Ojeogwu

UKEAS Nigeria
76 Opebi Road

(T): +234 (0) 815 8868 617

Birmingham Representatives in Nigeria

The University of Birmingham’s representatives in Nigeria are UKEAS and Bridge House Counselling 

3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road
Tel: +234 (0) 1 3429059

Suite 3, 2nd Floor
Hatlab Place,
Plot 1952 Sokode Crescent,
Wuse Zone 5, Abuja
Tel: +234 (0) 9 7818864

UKEAS Ibadan
Ile Oridetu
1st Floor , 1 Shell Close
Onireke, Ibadan
Tel:+234 (0) 2 -7517057

Suite B8, First Floor,
Bethel Plaza,
36 Garden Avenue,
Tel: +234 (0) 7059193156

UKEAS Port Harcourt 
Plot 156,
No 11 Tom Inko-Tariah Street.
Rumuogba Estate
Port Harcourt, Rivers state
Tel: +234 (0) 8116 709 992

Bridge House Counselling (for undergraduate courses only)
Bridge House College
1/3, Olagunsoye Oyinlola Street,
2nd Avenue Estate,
Ikoyi, Lagos
Tel: +234 1 8728297

Visits to Nigeria

Staff from the University of Birmingham visit Nigeria throughout the year to attend exhibitions, conduct student counselling sessions, and visit schools and universities. Highlights include: 

February  - British Council exhibitions, Lagos and Abuja

April/May - UKEAS exhibitions, Lagos and Abuja

For full details of visits, see calender below. 

Nigeria Country Officer


The University Country Officer in Lagos (Ikeja) is John Ojeogwu

Mobile: + 234 (0)815 8868 617
Address: UKEAS Nigeria, 76 Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria 

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