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.

Undergraduate

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Senior Secondary School Certificate

Holders of the Senior Secondary School Certificateare advised to complete the 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

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Academic

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

Postgraduate Research

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Academic

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.

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English Language  WAEC Credit (4-6) or above

Scholarships

We offer a generous range of scholarships and awards for international students. These include:

Browse the full range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research scholarships.

Tuition fees and other costs

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.

 

Apply direct

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

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