University of Birmingham and Nigeria

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 nearly 200 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.

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.

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 Amy Mitchell-Bell.

To contact Amy with your questions, please email

Nigeria Country Officer

The University has a Country Office in Lagos staffed by a full-time Country Officer Mr Collins Agaza who can provide free help with making an application, certifying supporting documents and providing visa advice. You can contact Collins via the following email:

Birmingham Representatives in Nigeria

The University of Birmingham’s representatives in Nigeria are UKEAS and Bridge House Counselling and SI-UK.

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

SI-UK Abuja       
Suite SF 15 Olive Plaza   
by Banex Junction, Wuse 11     

SI-UK Lagos
2nd Floor,
84 Opebi Road
+234-1-212 0530                            

Ground Floor
50 Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent
Osas and Oseji Building
Between UBA and H-Medix
Wuse 2, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
Tel: +234 (0) 9-2906508

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

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

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

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

UKEAS Victoria Island Lagos
6 Adeola Odeku Street
Victorial Island
+234 01 2915972

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. 

For full details of visits, see calender below.