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 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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How to get here

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.

Entry requirements


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. 

English language requirements

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. We require an official letter from your University or College.

For further advice please email

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.

Funding opportunities


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


See more undergraduate scholarships


See more postgraduate scholarships

Tuition Fees

For details of tuition fees, please visit our International Tuition Fees page.

Meet us in Nigeria

Upcoming visits

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. Email Claire Grant.


We work with the following approved representatives in Nigeria who can help you apply and enrol on your chosen course:

Your contacts

Claire Grant
International Recruitment Officer
+44 (0) 1786 466030

International and Student Recruitment

+44 (0)1786 467046


Undergraduate Enquiries:
+44 (0)1786 467044

Postgraduate Enquiries:
+44 (0)1786 466655


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  • The application process
  • Living in Stirling
  • Funding and scholarships
  • Course and module overviews
  • Course-relevant career opportunities
  • Student life on campus

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