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.
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 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.
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.
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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We offer a generous range of scholarships and awards for international students. These include:
- Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship (undergraduate)
- Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship (postgraduate)
- University of Liverpool First Class Scholarship
- Postgraduate Progression Award
Browse the full range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research scholarships.
Scholarships available to applicants from your country:
Tuition fees and other costs
Fees for international applicants
Other costs to be aware of:
- Accommodation costs
- Day-to-day living expenses
- Bench fees (research support fees) for some postgraduate research degrees
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.
- Intake Education
- Bridge House Counselling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Study Across Globe
- Transnational Academic Group Ghana (TAG)
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.
- Oxbridge Consulting
- EDM Education
- HR Consultants
- IDP Education
- Intake Education
- Education Care
- JNS Education Consultant
- Qobolak for Commercial Services
- Study International UK(SI-UK)
- WIN Education Service (Operating as Westminster International)
Apply via UCAS for undergraduate programmes or directly to us for postgraduate programmes.
Get in touch
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