Welcome Nigeria



If you have any questions about studying at Aberystwyth University, please contact the Regional Officer for your country:

Contact: Jack Latchford-Coates
Email: jac136@aber.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1970 621892

Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements


International Foundation Certificate

  • 30-week: WASSCE with minimum 5 grades at C6 including in relevant subjects.  
    Candidates who narrowly miss the academic entry requirements may be considered subject to interview.
  • IELTS: for UKVI 4.5 - 5.0 depending on pathway selected.
  • 15-week: WASSCE with minimum 4 grades at B3 including in relevant subjects.
    Candidates who narrowly miss the academic entry requirements may be considered subject to interview.
  • IELTS: for UKVI 5.0-5.5 depending on pathway selected.

Applicants must have an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity College SELT from a UK government approved test centre in order to get a CAS / Tier 4 Visa for a Foundation Course in the UK. Contact tesol@aber.ac.uk


Course with an integrated foundation: WASSCE with at least 3 subjects at grade B3.


Direct entry:

  • A WAEC Certificate AND International Foundation Programme. 
  • A-Levels (104-128 UCAS points)
  • International Baccalaureate (28 - 32 points)
  • National Diploma / Diploma - minimum grade Merit/Lower Credit
  • HND / Advanced Diploma - can be considered for year 2 entry

A merit award or above at HND can be considered for year 2 entry.


Generally, the minimum entry requirement for most taught masters courses is the equivalent (see below) of a lower second class honours degree (2.2). However, some departments may require upper second class honours degrees (2.1) (e.g. Department of International Politics) or relevant work experience.

UK 2ii Honours standard  

Good 2ii Honours

 UK 2i Honours standard 

 UK 1st Class Honours standard

Bachelor's deegree:

2ii Honours

GPA 2.40  (on 5pt. scale)

Bachelor's degree:

2ii Honours with 56.5% min.

GPA 3.12  (on 5 pt. scale)

Bachelor's degree:

2i Honours

GPA 3.50 (on 5 pt. scale)

Bachelor's degree:

1st Honours

GPA 4.50  (on 5pt. scale)


English Requirement

IELTS score of at least 6.0 - 7.5


WAEC/NECO, SSC: Grade C6 or above.


If you require help or assistance with your English then our International English Centre will be pleased to offer assistance and guidance. The Centre offers an intensive full-time course available before you commence your degree and provides ongoing support throughout the duration of your studies.

Please note each course may require specific entry grades from the qualifications highlighted above. Some courses may also require an additional portfolio or interview.


Award Value & Benefit Further Information

International Accommodation Award

(Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

International students are eligible to receive inclusive or discounted university accommodation for each year of studies. Subject to availability. *Terms and conditions apply.

See our International Accommodation Award page for more information.

Caru Aber International Award

This award gives a £1,000 tuition fee discount to any international fee-paying students who spent a period of time studying with us as an associate student.
See our Caru Aber International Award page for more information.

AberDoc Scholarship Competition

(PhD students only)

Grant for up to 3 years covering fees and maintenance with access to a conference fund.

See our AberDoc Scholarship Competition page for more information.

International Family Award

£1,000 tuition fee discount available to international fee-paying students who have a family member that has studied, or is studying, at Aberystwyth University.

See our International Family Award page for more information.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

(MRes Parasite Control course only)

2 x scholarships that cover fees, approved fares and personal maintenance. (May not be held alongside other scholarships, awards, or bursaries that cover the same costs.)

See the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship page for more information.

Chevening Scholarship


Chevening Scholarships provide full funding for a one-year Master’s degree in any subject.

See our Chevening Scholarship page for more information.

Departmental Awards

Worth up to £500 per year.

See our Departmental Scholarships page for more information.

For further information on Scholarships and Bursaries please see our Fees & Scholarships page or contact the International Recruitment & Development Office on international@aber.ac.uk

Student Video


Alumni Profiles

Ahmed Ridwan

(MSc Animal Science)

"I enjoyed every bit of my time at Aber, from academics to social interactions. I can say the best part is the way students were treated both by the teaching staff and the non-teaching staff. It opened my eye to how student-teacher relationships should be to make it gel. Also, most of the locals are highly welcoming and willing to offer guidance.

The research experience I gathered for my dissertation at Aber was instrumental in securing a PhD position for myself at the University of Maryland, US.

I'll recommend Aber to everyone any day, anytime. You can be sure of getting a quality education, building your self-esteem and vision, as well as enjoying a serene environment."


Andrew Banigo

(LLM International Commercial Law)

"The best things for me about the university were how close-knit the community was, the societies and activities that gave ample opportunity to network, discover yourself and learn new things, the beautiful scenery and the rich history of the town, and how this history interwove into the fabric of the community.

If you ever feel too far from home, societies such as the Afro-Caribbean society will ensure that you connect to a community closer to home and find a support system that ensures that you do not have to go through your journey in Aberystwyth alone."


 Michael Arowosegbe

(MRes Parasite Control, Commonwealth Shared Scholar)

"I was optimistic that such a prestigious scholarship in one of the best universities for student satisfaction will not only enable me to study in a world-class citadel of learning, but I will also acquire requisite skills for the development of science and technology in Nigeria. 

I tried to balance study with some social life while at Aberystwyth University. I went on hiking with friends along the coast, which was priceless. The mountain view on Constitution Hill was breathtaking, especially the sighting sunset in the evening. Aberystwyth is such a beautiful place. Additionally, I had a wonderful time sampling new cuisine.

I am currently a PhD student at the University of Arizona, where I intend to explore translational research in drug discovery at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

I will most assuredly recommend Aberystwyth University to anyone who wishes to have a great education in one of the best environments. I was impressed by the university's environmental management in addition to her top-notch teaching and research. No wonder it is one of the best places for student satisfaction and among the top 3% in the world."


Emmanuel Isibor

(PhD Computer Science)

"For me, the best things about Aberystwyth University were being awarded a scholarship, a conducive environment to study, having the right support from the university during my studies and the opportunity to enlarge my network.

I like the close-knit community feel of Aberystwyth and really appreciate the diversity and rich culture which was on display during the One World Week celebrations.

Studying in one of the top 10 Computer Science departments in the UK significantly helped to prepare me for a career in academia. For example, during my PhD, I was afforded the opportunity to work as a Senior Demonstrator supporting undergraduates and acquired teaching certification which contributed to me securing a teaching job after graduation. I am currently an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science here at Aberystwyth University.

By studying at Aberystwyth University, you will be getting a world-class education with opportunities to develop yourself and take part in programmes and events that will enrich your student experience and prepare you for the future. Go for it!"


Aberystwyth University carefully selects overseas representatives and will only work with companies and individuals who meet our high standards of professionalism and service. For guidance on how to choose an agency please see the Student Guide to Choosing an Education Agent.

For further information, please also refer to the British Council's guidance for agents, the UKCISA Code of Ethics and the QAA's Quality Code for UK higher education.

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Kano +234 8166575768 kano@idp.com 
Lagos Ikeja - Alausa +234 (0) 8057126781 ikeja@idp.com 
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Lagos - VI +234 (0) 8139629332 info.lagos@idp.com 
Port Harcourt +234 (0) 8116 709 992 ph@idp.com 
Jestone Education Abuja +234 908 015 9222 info@jestoneedu.com
Lagos +234 909 891 8444 info@jestoneedu.com
Kampus Group Ltd Abuja +234 818 279 5000 


Lagos 08092977771


MOD Education Abuja 0907-429-6207 abuja@modeducation.info
Benin City 0802-848-0732 benin@modeducation.info 
EAS - Ikeja 0708-212-2416 ikeja@modeducation.info 
Festac 0708-212-2874 festac@modeducation.info 
Ibadan 07055705661 ibadan@modeducation.info 
Ikeja 0906-331-4195 ikeja@modeducation.info 
Port Harcourt 08169840894 ph@modeducation.info 
Surulere 0802-077-0930 surulere@modeducation.info 
Uyo 0808-710-6656 uyo@modeducation.info 
Victoria Island 0807-845-5707 vi@modeducation.info 
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New Insight Abuja +2348160127364


Panoba Abuja +2349083337333


SI-UK Abuja +234 9093279115
Ikeja +0234-8104841013
Victoria Island +0234-8104841013
Slyde International Services Limited Ibadan +234 8055624764 admin@slydeintlng.com 
TCL Global Abuja +23480 6829 0705 nigeria@tclglobal.co.uk 
Ibadan +23480 7877 3100   nigeria@tclglobal.co.uk 
Lagos +234 913 776 1525 nigeria@tclglobal.co.uk 
TILOY Education Ibadan


+234816 910 5121

World Student Advisors Port Harcourt +234 806 956 8528 domoyicastromathew@gmail.com