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 IB, Standardised 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
College of Science and Engineering
If you are applying to the College of Science and Engineering from Nigeria we can consider you with the following grades plus successful completion of our internal admissions tests.
Applicants with the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level, West African Senior School Certificate, awarded by West African Examinations Council (WAEC) OR Senior School Certificate, awarded by Nigerian Examinations Council (NECO), who demonstrate B average including a minimum of B in required subjects will be considered for entry on successful completion of internal admissions tests.
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
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:
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.
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