International students - Nigeria

Welcome to the University of Stirling in the heart of Scotland, UK. Here you will find lots of useful information for students from Nigeria including entry and English language requirements, scholarships and funding information, and where you can meet our representatives in-country.

Entry and English language requirements

See the international qualifications we accept for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Please also check the specific grades and essential subjects required for your chosen course by checking our individual course pages.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your English language skills. For a complete list of the English language qualifications we accept, including where we are able to waive an English condition based on certain local qualifications, please see our English Language requirements.


High-school leavers with WAEC (West Africa Examinations Council)/NECO (National Examinations Council) are eligible to apply for direct entry to the University if they have a minimum of 5 grades at B or above, and no grade below C. Where there are individual subject requirements, applicants must have a minimum B in that subject or equivalent. Find out more about our Foundation and pathway options. (Updated 9 November 2022)

Students with a National Diploma (two years of post-school study) with ‘Upper Credit’ or higher (CGPA 3.0/4.0) may be eligible for direct entry to year 1 of undergraduate courses.

Students with IB, A-Levels or the American High School Diploma can be considered for direct entry. Please see individual course pages for requirements.


We welcome applications from Nigerian students holding a minimum of a second-class, lower division bachelor's degree (CGPA 2.50/5.00) for entry to most of our Masters-level courses. 


We have several excellent scholarship opportunities that are available to students from Nigeria.


See more undergraduate scholarships


See more postgraduate scholarships

Get in touch

University representative

Get in touch with our international recruitment team for any questions you have about studying at Stirling:

Claire Grant
International Recruitment Manager (Africa)
+44 (0) 1786 466030

Lily Perez-Nwosu
West Africa Manager
+234 913 916 5519


We work with the following approved representatives in Nigeria who can help you apply and enrol on your chosen course. Some agents may charge for provision of services so please check this directly with the agent.

Chat to our students

No one knows more about life at Stirling than our students! Whether you’re thinking about coming to university or are starting at Stirling you can chat to one of our friendly buddies about any aspects of student life such as accommodation, nightlife, the best places to eat and drink, and what’s on in Stirling.

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Meet us in your country/region

The University of Stirling regularly travels to Nigeria attending recruitment events, and visiting schools and colleges. Forthcoming trips are listed below. If there are no trips scheduled to take place, please contact us for more information.


Join one of our webinars or live chats for to find out more about studying at the University of Stirling.

Student stories

Hannah Lasisi
Hannah Lasisi
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I chose Stirling because of the global relevance and richness of the course modules. The seminars held by visiting professionals and representatives of government agencies assures me that the course I am pursuing is important in the outside world.
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Oluwaseun Ajibawo
Oluwaseun Ajibawo
MPH Master of Public Health (Online)
At the University of Stirling, I have been exposed to an array of learning tools, journals and books, which have made concepts in the MPH course easier to understand. The modules in the course are designed to equip students with knowledge that can be applied globally. Stirling is a forward-thinking and innovative university.
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Ntami Eborty
Ntami Eborty
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My decision to move to Scotland to study for my MSc Human Rights and Diplomacy degree was one of the best things that ever happened to me. The course has set me up with confidence for my career and opened a window of opportunities for my career path.
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International student arrival information

There’s a lot to think about before you travel and when you arrive. Here you’ll find essential information to help you prepare for your move.

African and Caribbean Society

Enlightening, Educating, Empowering. Those are the things the African and Caribbean Society focus on. The group hold various events throughout the year.