Liverpool is home to the UK’s most established African community and each year hosts “Africa Oye!”, the biggest live free African music festival in Britain. We have a long tradition of welcoming students from Nigeria and many alumni are leaders in prominent Nigerian organisations. Our alumni includes Chika Chukwumerije, taekwondo bronze medallist at the 2008 Olympics.

What I enjoy most about my course are the many opportunities we get to travel both in the UK and out of the UK for fieldwork. It takes me out of my comfort zone and allows me to learn in different settings and environments.

Ifunanya Ezechukwu, BSC Geology

Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?

Pathway programmes for applicants from Nigeria

Many countries have a different education system to that of the UK, so you may need further preparation before you can start university here. Pathway programmes provide an entry route for international students whose qualifications do not meet our entry requirements.

After successfully completing your Foundation Certificate or pre-Master’s programme, you're guaranteed a place on your chosen course. Pathway programmes are offered through the University of Liverpool International College.



Senior Secondary School Certificate

Holders of the Senior Secondary School Certificateare advised to complete a Foundation Certificate at the University of Liverpool International College (or an equivalent foundation programme) or the first year of a Bachelor's degree from a recognised university in Nigeria.

International Baccalaureate Diploma and other

Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 28 points, Nigerian Certificate of Education, National Diploma or Higher National Diploma.

Postgraduate Taught



Successful completion of a Bachelors degree from a recognised Nigerian university with a GPA range of 2.8 to 3.5 depending on which institution degree awarded from and grading structure.

Postgraduate Research



Successful completion of a Masters degree from a recognised Nigerian university with a GPA range of 3.2 to 3.5 depending on which institution degree awarded from.

Each research degree lists the English language requirements you'll need to apply.

English language requirements

To study at the University of Liverpool, you’ll need to demonstrate you can speak English. If you need a visa to study in the UK, evidence of competency in English is required to secure your visa.

Undergraduate degrees West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) Credit (4-6) or above
Master's courses West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) Credit (4-6) or above

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries which provide tuition fee discounts and help with living expenses for eligible international students.

New from September 2024, check out our Advancement Scholarships. These offer fee discounts of up to £7,500 for eligible master's students and up to £5,000 for eligible undergraduate students.

Browse our full range of scholarships and bursaries.

Tuition fees and other costs

Fees for international applicants

To check the tuition fees for our undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses, select a course from our A-Z and go to the fees and funding section.

Other costs to be aware of:

How to apply

Apply using an agent in your country

An agent can help you apply. They’ll provide advice on choosing and applying for a degree, getting visas and finding accommodation.

Already studying in the UK?

If you’re already studying in the UK, these representatives can advise and guide you on applying for a course.

Apply direct

Apply via UCAS for undergraduate programmes or directly to us for postgraduate programmes.

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