We welcome applications from Nigerian students. Around 80 students from Nigeria currently study here, and we would love for you to join us.

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Application guidance

The following information is for guidance only. Competition for places at the University of Bristol is very strong, and the achievement of a specified qualification 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 mentioned or you have any further questions, please contact us for advice.

International Foundation Programme

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is delivered by the University of Bristol to prepare international students for a degree programme at the University through tailored English language units and academic subject units.

You can find more information through Kaplan International Pathways, our trusted education partner for applications and admissions to the International Foundation Programme.

Undergraduate entry requirements

You can apply for undergraduate courses through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Find out more from UCAS about applying to university in the UK. 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.

Students who have successfully completed either the University of Bristol International Foundation Programme or an appropriate foundation/bridging programme such as those offered by our partners, and have met the entry requirements for their chosen degree, will be considered for admission to undergraduate courses.

  • Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or British A-levels will be considered for direct admission to our undergraduate degree courses. Check our undergraduate course listings for specific requirements.
  • 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.

Applicants who have completed high school in Nigeria are usually exempt from providing additional evidence of their English language ability. Find more information on our English language requirements.

Postgraduate entry requirements

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.

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 from an acceptable institution that is equivalent to a UK upper second-class degree (also known as a 2:1). 

Degrees from Nigeria should be accredited to be considered. You can check whether your course of study is/was accredited at If your course was taken before accreditation was awarded, you are still welcome to make an application.

We can currently only consider qualifications from Federal and State Higher Education Institutions. This could be reviewed in the future.

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

Applicants who have completed a degree in Nigeria are usually exempt from providing additional evidence of their English language ability. A degree is a full bachelor's degree course, or a master's programme of at least one year. Find more information on our English language requirements.


The University provides a range of international scholarships, including our Think Big scholarships which can help fund your 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 on our student finances pages.

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:

  • Craydel
    • Lagos Office:
    • Abuja Office:

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.

Our alumni

Our international alumni community includes more than 300 students from or living in Nigeria, who are employed at organisations around the world.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about applying to Bristol, please contact our International Recruitment team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 205 2644

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As a student, I believe one needs a supportive environment for learning. Also, quality and professionalism of academic staff. At the University of Bristol you get both! Plus studying in the amazing city of Bristol, you do not want to miss this experience!

Oluwatosin (LLM Health, Law and Society), Nigeria

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