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Royal Holloway warmly welcomes students from Nigeria.

Nigerian students here study a wide range of programmes, including Information Security, Geology, Petroleum Geoscience, Politics & International Relations, Management, Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science and Psychology.

The International Officer responsible for this country is Alice Crichton. If you have any questions about Royal Holloway or making an application, please email 

The qualifications we accept

Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications to our courses. Each applicant is considered carefully on their individual merits, but please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements for students from Nigeria.

West Africa Secondary School Certificate (WASSC)

If you have completed the West Africa Secondary School Certificate in Nigeria you will need to take our one year International Foundation Year or International Year One programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning your undergraduate studies.

Bachelor's Degree

If you have successfully completed one year of a Bachelor's degree at an accredited university in Nigeria and you have achieved good grades, then you will be considered for direct entry to the first year of a Bachelor's degree programme.

A levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you have taken A levels or the IB, you  will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Specific grade requirements can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.

University preparation programmes

The Royal Holloway International Study Centre provides an International Foundation Year and International Year One programme, which are designed for international students who do not quite meet the requirements for an undergraduate course. These programmes will help to develop your academic and English language skills in preparation for university. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at Royal Holloway, University of London.

If you have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA at an accredited university, then you will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme.

Exact requirements will depend upon the programme and the university you have studied at, but most departments will ask for either a upper or lower second class degree or a GPA of between 2.5/5.0 and 3.5/5.0.

If you have successfully completed a 2-year Masters degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA at an accredited university, you will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme.

To apply to any of our courses, you need to prove a minimum level of English language proficiency.

For postgraduate degrees, if you have completed your bachelors degree in Nigeria you automatically meet our English language requirement.

Students who do not quite make the English language requirements may be able to take a pre-sessional English language programme.

Undergraduate students applications are made online via UCAS.

Postgraduate applications are made on our website using the online application form.

If you are applying to a University preparation course apply to Royal Holloway directly. There is more application information in the Studying Here section of the Royal Holloway website.

You could be eligible for a scholarship. If find out about undergraduate scholarships here and go here to find out here if you are eligible for a postgraduate scholarship.

If you are considering postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, there may be external funding available to you.

Royal Holloway frequently makes trips to Nigeria, so why not take the opportunity to meet us in person? You can find out more details about the next Royal Holloway visit to Nigeria in 2020 by contacting Sam Gibson:

We also have a number of permanent representatives throughout Nigeria.

T: +234-01-3427600

Intake Education

TGM Education Abuja
T: +234 811-111-1054

SI-UK Lagos
T: +234-1-212 0530

IE Abroad
T: +234-8090728023

World Student Advisors

There are a range of societies and groups for Nigerian students, both on the campus and in the local area. First and foremost is the Afro-Caribbean society supported by the Student's Union.

Voice of Africa radio provides an exciting range of African music spanning the continent of Africa, as well as phone–in programmes discussing issues which are pertinent to Africans in the London area.

Nigeria London is a community website that advertises local services for Nigerians as well hosting an online chat forum.

The British Council In Nigeria provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of studying in Britain

The Nigerian Embassy in London

UKCISA promotes and protects the needs of international students in the UK

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