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Applying from Nigeria?

Here's all the information you need to study with us

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:

Foundation courses

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).

Undergraduate courses

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:

A levels

  • 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.

International Baccalaureate

  • 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.

Postgraduate courses

For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Higher Education institution:

  • 2:1 is equivalent to GPA of 3.5/5.0 (60-69%)
  • 2:2 is equivalent to GPA of 3.0/5.0 (50-59%) 

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.

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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 a Grade C6 or above in English on the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), 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

Ready to start your adventure with us? Whether you know which degree course you want to do or not, get in touch with us now or meet us at an event near you to discuss your next steps.

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 may be eligible for a scholarship. You can find out what is available to you on our funding pages

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:

Agents in Nigeria

Glory Educational Services Ltd

Glory Educational Services Ltd
3rd floor UAC Complex
(Beside SEC towers
Opposite Arewa Suites)
Central Area Garki
Abuja FCT

Tel: (+234) 80-6704-6334
Tel: (+234) 80-7448-9404
Tel: (+234) 81-8930-7032 


MOD Education

Plot 1221
Aminu Kano Crescent
Opposite Bannex Plaza
Wuse 2
Abuja FCT

Tel: (+234) 80-8710-6632
Tel: (+234) 80-6542-0169


UKEAS Nigeria

Ground Floor
50 Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent
Osas and Oseji Building
Between UBA and H-Medix
Wuse 2

Tel: (+234) 9-290-6508


SI-UK Abuja

Aduvie International School
1 Aduvie Close off Aduvie Way
Abuja, Nigeria

Tel: +234 9093279115

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 


UKEAS Nigeria

Ile Oridetu

1st Floor
1 Shell Close

Tel: (+234) 9-0372-33489


TCL Global Nigeria - Ibadan Office

Folusho Olarenwaju - Business Development Manager

78 Ring Road
Henry Tee Building
Oyo State

Tel: (+234) 8-0787-73100


AHZ Associates

16 Irewole Street,
Ipebi Link Road,
Ikeja, Lagos

Tel: (+234) 8141 7198 78


Glory Educational Services Ltd

skype: lagosrecruitment.lagosglory
Lagos Ikeja Office
5th Floor Buffalo Plaza
N0 2 Allen Avenue
Opposite Toyin Street Roundabout
Allen Avenue

Tel: (+234) 81-7068-5984 | (+234) 80-9349-9407 | (+234) 81-7766-8734
Lagos Victoria Island Office

Glory Educational Services Ltd
Suite 203 Management House
Plot 22 Idowu Taylor Street
Victoria Island

Tel: (+234) 81-7068-5963 | (+234) 80-7448-9428


IE Abroad (Nigeria)

4 Fatai Idowu Arobieke Street
Lekki Phase 1

Tel: (+234) 90-5689-6282

MOD Education

Yaba Office
Westerfield College No. 7
Hughes Avenue

Tel: (+234) 80-8190-9282 | (+234) 80-8190-9283
Ikeja Office
Plot 6
Olorunisola Street
by Alade Market
Off Allen Avenue

Tel: (+234) 80-8710-4631 | (+234) 80-8710-6627
Festac Office
Plot 783
Festac Link Road
Amuwo Odofin GRA

Tel: (+234) 70-8762-2250 | (+234) 80-3529-8540
Benin City Office
4 Imose Close
Off Boundary Road
Benin City

Tel: (+234) 80-8190-9290 | (+234) 80-3582-9898
Uyo Office
123 Olu Obasanjo (Abak) Road
Akwa Ibom State

Tel: (+234) 80-8710-6656
Calabar Office

76 Ndidem Usang Road
Cross Rivers State

Tel: (+234) 80-8710-6656


UKEAS Nigeria

3rd Floor
76 Opebi Road

Tel: (+234) 1-342-9059
Tel: (+234) 80-5712-6813
Suite B8
First Floor
Bethel Plaza
36 Garden Avenue

Tel: (+234) 70-5919-3156
UKEAS Victoria Island
6 Adeola Odeku Street
Victoria Island

Tel: (+234) 1-291-5972

SI-UK Lagos

2 Ahmed Onibudo,
Victoria Island

Tel: (+234) 8 1048 1013


Study Across The Globe

Ajayi Plaza
99 Awolowo Way
Beside Lagoon Hospital
Balogun Bus Stop

Tel: (+234) 90-8630-1087


My International Office – Study Abroad Office

Lagos Office

Ikeja (mainland)

Tel: (+44) 77-9231-3724 (WhatsApp)


TCL Global Nigeria - Lagos Office

Prince Adekunle Adesoji

Road 5
Suite 1-33
Ikota Shopping Complex
VGC, Ajah
Lagos State

Tel: (+234) 9-0954-84249


Marg Education International

No. 12 King Perekule Street
G.R.A Phase 2
Port Harcourt 

Tel: +(234) 8455 5536

MOD Education

85 Olu Obasanjo Road (LASO House)
Port Harcourt

Tel: (+234) 80 8710 6639 | (+234) 80 6647 346


UKEAS Port Harcourt

45 Stadium Road 
(Ken-Saro Wiwa Road)
beside FIRS building
Port Harcourt

Tel: (+234) 81 1670 9992


Events in Nigeria

Discover Civil Engineering at the University of Portsmouth 

Date: Monday 15 February 2021

Event Type: Presentation 

Time: 11.00am (GMT)

RegistrationRegister here.  

All over the world, the construction industry is responsible for creating and maintaining infrastructure and the built environment that underpin and drive economic progress. Civil engineers are key professionals within the construction industry and need to be well equipped through excellent education and training.  

Join Dr Kenneth Awinda, Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying and Course Leader for the BEng (Hons) in Construction Engineering Management, in exploring what is involved in a Civil Engineering degree.  We shall look at what the School of Civil Engineering & Surveying at Portsmouth can offer to those aspiring to be civil engineers and to those who want to specialise through further education.

Careers in Creative Technologies 

Date: Wednesday 17 February 2021

Event Type: Presentation 

Time: 11.30am (GMT)

RegistrationRegister here.  

Studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Portsmouth 

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

Event Type: Presentation 

Time: 10.00am 11.00am (GMT)

RegistrationRegister here.  

Join Dr Jovana Radulovic, Head of the School of Mechanical and Design Engineering, in exploring what is involved in a Mechanical Engineering degree.  Many things rely on mechanical engineering – from mobile phones and biomedical devices, to aircraft and power plants.  If you enjoy getting stuck into technology projects and love finding practical solutions to problems, join us for a live and interactive session with the opportunity for Q&A.

Social Work at the University of Portsmouth:  making a successful application 

Date: Monday 22 February 2021

Event Type: Presentation 

Time: 4.00pm  5.00pm (GMT)

RegistrationRegister here.  

Do you have the drive and commitment to better the lives of others while developing new and interesting ways to deliver social services?  Whether you're already working in the field, or a graduate who wants to make a difference in social work, our MSc Social Work course allows you to improve your professional skillset that will have a positive impact upon people's lives.   Join Lucy Porteous for an interactive session exploring what makes a successful graduate.

Studying Sport at University: what are my options?

Date: Friday 26 February 2021

Event Type: Presentation 

Time: 10.00am (GMT)

RegistrationRegister here.

Join Dr Jenny Burbage, Associate Head (Students) and Dr Joe Moore, Lecturer in Biomechanics from the University of Portsmouth's School of Sport, Health & Exercise Science for an informative and interactive webinar.
Sport Science covers many elements of sport, health and fitness including biomechanics, physiology, nutrition, psychology, and business, management and operations of elite sport.  We take a look at the career opportunities available if you study this subject.  You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Study Psychology at the University of Portsmouth

Date: Wednesday 3 March 2021

Event Type: Presentation 

Time: 10.00am (GMT)

RegistrationRegister here.

Join Dr Eszther Somogyi, Senior Lecturer for Bsc Psychology and BSc Forensic Psychology courses and MSc Health Psychology, and Jenny Hyde, Senior Global Officer (Africa) for an interactive session on studying Psychology.  The subject of psychology is broad, and covers areas such as natural and life sciences, social sciences, humanities, criminology, animal cognition and philosophy.  This will be your chance to learn more about studying for a degree in Psychology and its related disciplines at the University of Portsmouth.  You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Study Computing at the University of Portsmouth

Date: Friday 5 March 2021

Event Type: Presentation 

Time: 10.00am – 11.00am (GMT)

RegistrationRegister here.

Join Dr Janka Chlebikova, Head of Partnerships and Senior Lecturer in our School of Computing, for an interactive session exploring what is involved in a Computing degree.  From banking to communications, the smooth running of the modern world relies on the power of computing, and the importance of computing to the routines of our daily lives is growing all the time. Computing is also helping find solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the planet.

A Computing degree is a future-proof qualification that will prepare you for the economy and the job market of the future. You'll also gain many transferable analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills that are in demand across a host of industries.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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