Nigeria

We welcome applications from Nigerian students. More than 50 students from Nigeria currently study here, and we would love for you to join us.

The following information is for guidance only. Competition for places at the University of Bristol is very strong, and the achievement of the qualifications listed does not guarantee that an offer will be made. We aim to respond to your application as quickly as possible to help you plan your studies.

If your qualification is not listed or you have any further questions, please contact us for advice.

International Foundation Programme applicants

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is for international students whose first language is not English. Run by our Centre for Academic Language and Development, the one-year programme will prepare you for the undergraduate degree of your choice through tailored English language and academic units.

Please visit our International Foundation Programme web pages for information about entry requirements and English language requirements for your country.

Undergraduate applicants

You can apply for undergraduate courses through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The UCAS institution code for the University of Bristol is BRISL B78.

Entry requirements vary for each course. Please check our undergraduate course listings for details of specific requirements.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

  • Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, British A-levels or West African GCE A-levels will be considered for direct admission to our undergraduate degree courses. Check our undergraduate course listings for specific requirements.
  • Applicants with the Senior School Certificate, combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation/bridging programme, will be considered for admission to our undergraduate degree courses.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a Nigerian university bachelor’s degree will be considered for admission to the first year of our undergraduate degree courses.

Postgraduate applicants

You should apply online for all our postgraduate programmes.

Entry requirements vary for each programme. Please check our postgraduate programme listings for details of specific requirements.

Applicants will need to meet the English language requirements for their chosen course. Different courses need different levels of language skills, referred to as ‘profiles’. The required profile will be shown on the course page. Find out more about our English language profiles.

To be considered for admission to a master's degree programme at the University of Bristol, the minimum requirement for entry is an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree that is equivalent to a UK upper second-class degree (also known as a 2:1). 

Applicants who hold a master’s degree will be considered for admission to PhD study.

Scholarships

The University provides a range of international scholarships, including our Think Big scholarships which cover up to 100% of tuition fees.

Search our full list of funding to find more scholarships offered by the University of Bristol and external organisations.

Find more information about funding your studies from the Student Funding Office.

In addition to University of Bristol scholarships, Nigerian students can apply for Commonwealth Scholarships and Chevening Scholarships.

Education representatives

The University has agreements with many education representatives (also known as agents) around the world who can assist you with your application. Using a representative does not put your application at any advantage or disadvantage, and independent applications will be considered on an equal basis.

Please use the services of only one representative to avoid administrative complications. We strongly advise you to only work with a representative listed below.

The University works with the following agencies:

British Council

The British Council can give guidance and information about higher education in the UK. Find out from their website if there is an office near you and what services are available.

Student societies

Our student clubs include the African Caribbean Society (ACS) and over 400 more catering to different interests and hobbies.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about applying to Bristol, please contact our International Recruitment team:

Emailinternational-office@bristol.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)117 39 40229

Bristol was one of the few universities that satisfied my criteria of being a world top 50 university for engineering, offering integrated master’s courses, and being in a fairly large city. So I was happy to be accepted here. Electrical engineers are in high demand in the UK, so as an international student this opens a lot of doors for me.

Abdul (MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering), Nigeria

Visits to your country

You can talk to our staff at education events in your country. Find out when we are visiting you.

Visa advice

Our Student Visa Services Team provides extensive guidance on applying for your study visa.

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