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Here at the University of Wolverhampton, we extend a warm welcome to students from Nigeria and look forward to you joining us here in the UK.

We have a strong relationship with Africa and a strong presence in the continent, including our Regional Office and the work carried out by our Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

When you arrive here, you’ll be based at one of our three campuses in the heart of the UK. Get involved with student activities and experience the best that Wolverhampton has to offer, from the city’s choice of restaurants and entertainment venues to carp fishing in nearby Trescott.

Once you’ve completed your studies, you can stay connected to the University through the free Alumni Association, a network offering benefits to help you in the future.

Entry requirements for students from Nigeria

International Foundation Year

Typically we will consider the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, NECO Senior School Certificate or General Certificate of Education Ordinary with five passes at Grade C or above including in Maths and English.


The West African GCE Advanced Levels are comparable in terms of grading and equivalence to UK A levels.


The National Diploma with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or above will be considered for entrance onto Bachelor programmes.

The Ordinary National Diploma with a CGPA of 2.5 or above can be considered for entry to the second year of undergraduate courses.

The Higher National Diploma with a CGPA of 2.5 can be considered for entry to the third year of undergraduate courses.


Bachelor degrees from NARIC or government recognised institutions can normally be accepted for master’s studies:

A score of 60-70% or Second Class Honours (Upper Division) is considered comparable to a UK 2:1

A score of 50-59% or Second Class Honours (Lower Division) is considered comparable to a UK 2:2

A score of less than 50% or a 3rd Class Honours (Pass) is considered comparable to a UK 3 and would require the completion of a pre-masters course


The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is not classified on the Honours Scale but are considered to be equivalent to a 2:1 degree.

The Bachelor degree is generally four years in length. Professional degrees are usually five years in length, except for medicine and dentistry, which take six years to complete.

English Language requirements

English language requirements vary by course and department but the standard University requirement is 6.0 with 5.5 in every component in IELTS or the same scores in the University’s own entry test, the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Examination (WEPE).

Some courses may require a higher level of English language proficiency than the University standard requirements.  For details of each programme’s English language requirement please see the individual course pages.

Please see the most commonly accepted English Language International Qualifications.


Senior School Certificate  (NECO) Grade C in English Language (5.5 equivalent), Grade C in English Language (6.0 equivalent)

WAEC / NECO can be accepted up to a maximum validity of 10 years.

Country Specific Border Requirements

Tuberculosis (TB) certificate required. 

Educational Advisers

You can also find out more information by speaking to one of our Educational Advisers in Nigeria:


Eduplus Managers Limited
Withcent Ventures
EK Consulting Group