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Nigeria

Entry requirements

Find out which qualifications will be recognised in your Birkbeck application.

Undergraduate 

  • Applicants from Nigeria can be considered for direct entry with:
    • the West African GCE A-levels (grade requirements as per UK GCE A-levels);
    • the completion of Year 1 of a Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.5/5.0 (at the discretion of the department);
    • after completing an (Ordinary) National Diploma with an Upper Credit or above (at the discretion of the department - this is a technical/vocational qualification);
    • with a Higher National Diploma (HND) with an Upper Credit or above (at the discretion of the department - this is a technical/vocational qualification).
  • Applicants from Nigeria who have taken the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or a West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) will be considered for a four-year course with foundation programme in their field of interest. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, students will automatically progress on to our three-year degree.
  • Alternatively, applicants can opt for a Foundation course for entry onto undergraduate programmes at the university. 
  • Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels will be considered for direct admission to our undergraduate degree programmes. IB requirements range from 28 to 30, depending on the course.

Postgraduate 

  • Applicants from Nigeria would need to have completed a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
    • For programmes requiring a UK 2:1: upper-second-class degree (2:1), a GPA of at least 3.5/5.0 or equivalent
    • For programmes requiring a UK 2:2: lower-second-class degree (2:2), a GPA of at least 3.0/5.0 or equivalent.
  • Students from top federal or state universities with a 2:2 GPA of at least 3.0/5.0 can be considered at the discretion of the department.
  • Students who have completed a Full Professional Diploma (Post-HND) with an Upper Credit or above may be considered at the discretion of the department; this is a technical/vocational qualification.
  • If you do not meet these criteria, you can apply for OnCampus London's Master's Foundation Programme which is available for two- or three-term progression onto a wide range of Master's degrees at Birkbeck. Foundation programmes from other providers will also be considered.

Research degrees 

  • The usual entrance requirement for a research degree is a two-year Master’s degree from a recognised university with a GPA of at least 3.5/5.0 or equivalent; students from top federal or state university with a GPA of at least 3.0 can be considered. Schools may also accept students with a one-year Master’s degree at their discretion.
  • Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors within the department before submitting a research application.

Our representatives in your country

Please get in touch with our in-country representatives if you have any queries.

AH&Z

BCIE

  • BCIE website
  • Abuja office
    • Address:
      • 24B Djibouti Crescent
      • Off Freetown Street
      • behind Rockview Hotel
      • 5th house after Zartech
      • Wuse 2
      • Abuja
      • Nigeria
    • Phone: 080-7149-5402/09-093478930
    • Mobile: 080-6678-8636
  • Ibadan office
    • Address:
      • 2nd Floor, The Horizon Office Complex
      • Vitas Bus Stop
      • Ring Road
      • Ibadan 
      • Nigeria
    • Phone: +234 022913532
  • Ikeja office
    • Address:
      • 99 Opebi Road
      • Valley View Plaza
      • 3rd floor
      • Ikeja
      • Lagos
      • Nigeria
    • Phone: +234 013427600
  • Kano office
    • Address:
      • 1st floor Chalet A Tahir Guest Palace (Annex)
      • 84 Lamido Road
      • Off Suleiman Crescent
      • (Behind Niima Hotel)
      • Nasarawa G.R.A
      • Kano
    • Phone: 08-135403294
    • Mobile: 08-130743252
  • Port Harcourt office
    • Address:
      • 2nd Floor, F. H. Jumbo House
      • 80 Aba Road
      • Opposite Government Crafts Development Centre
      • Port Harcourt
      • Rivers State
    • Phone: 07085010020
    • Mobile: 08069278962
  • Victoria Island office

New Way Consultant

TGM

  • TGM website
  • Lagos office
    • Address:
      • 3rd Floor, Kobis Building
      • 18/20 Kudirat Abiola Way
      • Oregun
      • Lagos
    • Phone: +234 811 111 1054/+234 809 393 8202/+234 817 865 4055
  • Abuja office
    • Address:
      • Suite 313 GCL Plaza
      • 522 Aminu Kano Crescent
      • Wuse 2
      • Opposite DBM Plaza
      • Abuja
    • Phone: +234 809 393 8217/+234 809 798 9326/+234 818 820 9439
  • Kano office
    • Address:
      • 299 Gandu Commercial New Layout
      • Off Lawan Dambazau Street
      • Behind Sky Line University
      • Kano State
    • Phone: +234 809 017 9458

SI-UK

UKEAS

  • UKEAS website
  • Abuja office
    • Address:
      • Ground Floor
      • 50 Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent
      • Osas & Oseji Building
      • Between UBA and H-Medix
      • Wuse 2
      • Abuja FCT
      • Wuse Zone 5
      • Nigeria
  • Enugu office
    • Address:
      • Suite B8
      • First Floor
      • Bethel Plaza
      • 36 Garden Avenue
      • Enugu
    • Phone: +234 (0)7 059193156
  • Ibadan office
    • Address:
      • Ile Oridetu
      • 1st Floor
      • 1 Shell Close
      • Onireke
      • Ibadan
      • Nigeria
    • Phone: +234 (0) 9037233489
  • Ikeja office
  • Kano office
    • Address:
      • Ground Floor (Suite 10A)
      • JSA Plaza
      • 375 Civic Centre Road
      • Kano
      • Nigeria
    • Phone: +234 8166575768
  • Port Harcourt office
    • Address:
      • 45 Stadium Road (Ken-Saro Road)
      • Beside FIRS building
      • Port Harcourt
      • Rivers State 
      • Nigeria
    • Phone: +234 (0) 8116 709 992
  • Victoria Island office

More information

Financial support

  • As an international student, you will be expected to self-finance your studies, so before you apply to join a programme you should be aware of the fees that you will be required to pay and any discounts or bursaries that you may be eligible for. 
  • Birkbeck is committed to providing advice and support to help you finance your studies. 
  • We offer a number of scholarships specifically for international students. Some are offered directly by Birkbeck, others are offered in partnership with other organisations.
  • You may be eligible to apply for School and Departmental funding linked to your programme of study.
  • Birkbeck offers flexible payment options that allow you to spread the costs of your fees across the year at no additional cost. 

Online events

  • Our open events and taster sessions are a great chance to find out more about your chosen course and studying at Birkbeck, University of London. 
  • A taster session will provide you with a more in-depth view of the College and your chosen department.

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Nigerian students at Birkbeck