Undergraduate entry requirements by region


Undergraduate entry requirements for students from Nigeria.

Students from Nigeria are admitted to the University of Edinburgh with a range of qualifications: GCE A Levels, the IBStandardised Tests (SAT, ACT or AP) and other recognised regional systems.

Applicants with either the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the Nigerian Examinations Council (NECO) Senior School Certificate will usually be required to complete a foundation year.

In addition, all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language

Other qualifications

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences does not currently accept the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the Nigerian Examinations Council (NECO) Senior School Certificate for entry. The College’s International Foundation Programme offers a route into an Edinburgh degree.

Find out more about the programme

International Foundation Programme

Further guidance on academic entry requirements

Each course may have further specific entry requirements. All applicants must meet these requirements. Staff in the Admissions Offices will be able to provide further guidance.

Undergraduate admissions contacts

English Language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of English language competency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme

Contact us 

Edinburgh Global’s representative for Nigeria is Aly Stewart.

You can contact us for advice and support by emailing: futurestudents@ed.ac.uk

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Due to travel restrictions, we are running all our applicant information sessions online.

You can sign up to talk to a member of staff and view a presentation about study in Edinburgh. We hope to resume in-country visits to meet applicants soon.

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Student numbers

There are around 475 students from 25 countries across Africa currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.