We have a long history of welcoming students from Nigeria, and a proven track record of supporting them to achieve their academic and professional career goals.
Empowered by the University of Stirling experience, our Nigerian graduates have become global citizens, successfully forging careers in a variety of fields around the world.
International students are at the heart of what we do at the University of Stirling. We're rated 1st in Scotland for welcoming international students and are proud to educate students from over 120 nationalities on our beautiful campus.
We deliver high quality courses that produce intellectually-able graduates, who are highly sought after by employers throughout the world.
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You can fly to either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports from a wide range of international and domestic airports. There are frequent connecting flights from Nigeria to both Glasgow and Edinburgh with British Airways, KLM and Air France.
Glasgow International Airport is about 1 hour away, and Edinburgh Airport approximately 45 minutes from our University campus, travelling by car or taxi. By bus it's 60 minutes from Edinburgh Airport to Stirling, and 1 hour and 20-50 minutes to Glasgow Airport.
High school leavers with WAEC (West Africa Examinations Council)/NECO (National Examinations Council) are not eligible for direct entry to the University and require a Foundation Year. Find out more about our Foundation and pathway options.
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.
If English isn't your first language, you'll need to demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency. We accept a variety of tests, details of the minimum grades we require can be found on our English Language Requirements page.
Please also check the specific grades required for your chosen course by checking our individual course pages.
Students from Nigeria are not normally required to take an IELTS test in order to study at Stirling. It is a UK visa requirement that all international students must submit some proof of the English Language ability, regardless of whether English is their first language or not, but we can usually accept a student’s WAEC English Language qualification to fulfil this requirement, provided they have achieved a C6 grade or higher. Some academic departments may request additional evidence of English-language proficiency, particularly where a WAEC qualification is more than 5 years old. Additional evidence may include proof that students have studied at a university where English is the main language of instruction, or that they have worked in an English-speaking environment. We require an official letter from your University or College.
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Need help improving your English?
There's a number of options available to you, ranging from a course for those who need only a little help, up to a longer-term programme.
The University of Stirling regularly travels to Nigeria attending recruitment events, and visiting schools and colleges. Forthcoming trips are listed below. Forthcoming trips are listed below. If there are no trips scheduled to take place, please contact Jennifer Gazzard or Claire Grant for more information.
International Recruitment Manager
+44 (0) 1786 466041
International Recruitment Officer
+44 (0) 1786 466030
+44 (0)1786 467044
+44 (0)1786 466655