If you’re from Nigeria and interested in studying in the UK, the University of Portsmouth is a great place to fulfil your ambitions. And if you’re ready to take the next step, we’re ready to help you get here.
On this page, you'll find information about where you can meet us in your region, what you need to do to apply for a course with us and contact details for our people in your area.
Entry requirements for students from Nigeria
If you're joining us from Nigeria, the entry requirements you need to meet will depend on the course you want to study.
We consider all applications we receive. However, to make sure you get the most out of your time studying with us and have the best chance of applying successfully, we recommend the following minimum qualifications:
If you've achieved 5 WAEC/NECO subjects (including mathematics and English language) with minimum grades of 1-6 or A-D, you'll usually need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.
Our foundation courses are provided at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP).
Once you've completed a foundation course, we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.
You can also apply with:
- Please check your specific course page to find the exact number of points needed. Your A level grades should equal or exceed the total points required. You can use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your total points.
- Some courses will require you to have studied specific subjects at A level. For example, to study a science course you will usually need to have achieved passing grades in scientific subjects at A level.
- A level points: A* = 56 A = 48 B = 40 C = 32 D = 24.
- Most courses will require between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the degree you apply for.
You must have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.
Advanced Diplomas from APTECH/NCC and Informatics
If you have completed ADSE (APTECH) with credit or achieved GPA of 2.0 (NCC/Informatics), you may be considered for final year (top-up) entry onto the following courses:
- BSc (Hons) Computing
- BSc (Hons) Computing and Digital Image
- BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems
- BSc (Hons) Web Technologies
- BSc (Hons) Computing and Society
- BEng (Hons) Computer Networks
- BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems (Distance Learning)
- BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (Distance Learning)
If you achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 or above at ADSE, you can be considered for final year (top-up) entry onto the following courses:
- BSc (Hons) Computer Science
- BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
- BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing
Please note: detailed transcripts must be provided
You may be able to join an undergraduate course with other qualifications. We do consider qualifications from a range of sources. Contact us to find out more.
For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Higher Education institution:
- UK 2.1 equivalent: 65%, or GPA 2.75/4.0
- UK 2.2 equivalent: 55% or GPA 2.50/4.0
Although some courses may require a higher overall CGPA, we are also happy to consider applications with a slightly lower GPA on an individual basis.
If you don't meet the postgraduate entry requirements, you can do a pre-Master's programme at International College Portsmouth (ICP) for many of our courses.
We'll consider you for a PhD if you have a good Master’s degree and submit a research proposal.
English language requirements
When you join us, it’s important that you can speak and understand English to the level that your course requires. The specific English language requirements will be on your chosen course page.We accept IELTS, IGCSE and several other certificates, but don’t worry if you're currently short of the standard required – we offer English Language Programmes that will get you to the necessary level.
What to do next
Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from Nigeria, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.
Scholarships and Bursaries
As a student from Nigeria, you can apply for various scholarships and bursaries, including the International Alumni Referral Award and Chevening Scholarship. You can find more information about these on our funding page.
All self-funding students from Ghana and Nigeria will be eligible for the Global Outreach: Access to Learning (GOAL) Award.
The award provides a 10% fee reduction for self-funded international students in their first year of study. It applies to all degree courses with fees of £13,200 above for 2018 entry.
The GOAL Awards are for students who are nationals of middle and low-income countries, as defined principally by the United Nations Human Development Index. The list of eligible countries can be found here.
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Scholarship (SEES)
If you're a self-funded student from Nigeria or Ghana, and you want to study one of the courses listed below in our Faculty of Science, you'll automatically be considered for one of three scholarships, which will reduce your tuition fees by 40%.
- MSc Engineering Geology
- MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards
- MSc Environmental Geology and Contamination
- MSc Crisis and Disaster Management
- MSc Geographical Information Systems
- MSc Coastal and Marine Resource Management
This award can only be applied to the listed full-time courses on campus. You can't combine this scholarship with any other fee reduction or University bursary, with the exception of the 2% early payment discount, which is applied to the net value of the fee. You can work out your total tuition fees by using our tuition fee calculator.
- you're fully self-funded (the scholarship can not be combined with any external, government or corporate sponsorship)
- you're an international student with a Ghanaian or Nigerian passport
- you've accepted an offer on one of the above postgraduate courses
- you've achieved a minimum G.P.A 3.0/5 or a Second Class Upper in a relevant subject.
How to apply
To be considered for this scholarship, you should submit your application and accept your offer by 31 July 2019. The decision will be made based on your academic results, personal statement and references. If you're one of the three successful candidates, you'll be informed by 10 August 2019.
Get in touch with us for more information.
These bursaries and scholarships cannot be combined with any other University discount or scholarship scheme, except the 2% 'early payment discount'. Eligible applicants for the GOAL Award will be awarded automatically. The discounted fee will be stated on your Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS).
If you have been awarded a scholarship or are sponsored by a third party (not family), please review the sponsorship pages of our website for advice.
Representatives and agents
If you want to learn more about studying with us or you want help with your application, you can contact our regional office in Lagos.
Alternatively, you can contact one of our official representatives in Nigeria:
Glory Educational Services Ltd
Ground Floor OGK Consulting Building
Opposite SS Peter and Paul Major Seminary
Tel: (+234) 8-0670-46443
Tel: (+234) 8-0767-76171
Glory Educational Services LtdE-mail: Enquiries.Portsmouth@gloryeduserve.com
Lagos Ikeja Office5th Floor Buffalo Plaza
N0 2 Allen Avenue
Opposite Toyin Street Roundabout
Tel: (+234) 81-7068-5984 | (+234) 80-9349-9407 | (+234) 81-7766-8734
Lagos Victoria Island Office
Yaba OfficeWesterfield College
Tel: (+234) 80-8190-9282 | (+234) 80-8190-9283
Ikeja OfficePlot 6
by Alade Market
Off Allen Avenue
Tel: (+234) 80-8710-4631 | (+234) 80-8710-6627
Festac OfficePlot 783
Festac Link Road
Amuwo Odofin GRA
Tel: (+234) 70-8762-2250 | (+234) 80-3529-8540
Port Harcourt Office85 Olu Obasanjo Road (LASO House)
Tel: (+234) 80-8710-6639 | (+234) 80-6647-346
Benin City Office4 Imose Close
Off Boundary Road
Tel: (+234) 80-8190-9290 | (+234) 80-3582-9898
Uyo Office123 Olu Obasanjo (Abak) Road
Akwa Ibom State
Tel: (+234) 80-8710-6656
76 Ndidem Usang Road
Cross Rivers State
Tel: (+234) 80-8710-6656
UKEAS Ikeja3rd Floor
76 Opebi Road
Tel: (+234) 1-342-9059
Tel: (+234) 80-5712-6813
UKEAS EnuguSuite B8
36 Garden Avenue
Tel: (+234) 70-5919-3156
UKEAS Victoria Island6 Adeola Odeku Street
Tel: (+234) 1-291-5972
UKEAS Port Harcourt
Agent Visit - Study Across Globe
Date: 24 November 2018
Event type: Agent Visit
Venue: Study Across Globe Office
Missed the September 2019 intake? Don't worry!
Chinelo Konwea (Global Officer West Africa) of the University of Portsmouth will be at the Study Across Globe office.
To book an appointment, please contact Emmanuel Gbadega on +234-8065007668 and Chinelo Konwea on +234-8076801798 to arrange a meeting and receive advice on what courses are available and how to apply.
British Council Study UK Exhibition
Date: 27 November 2018
Event type: Education Fair
Venue: Ibom Hotels & Golf Resorts
Chinelo Konwea, In-Country Global Officer for Nigeria, will be in Uyo on Tuesday 27 November at the British Council Study UK Exhibition.
Please visit our stand to find out about your accommodation options, applying for a student visa, student life and preparing for Portsmouth.