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St Mary's University warmly welcomes students from Nigeria.

St Mary's has a lively and diverse student community, with students from over 100 countries outside the UK representing approximately 10% of its 6,000 students.

Below you will find lots of useful information for Nigerian applicants, but if you still have more questions, please feel free to email

Entry requirements

Undergraduate academic requirements

Applicants with good grades in their West African Senior Secondary School Certificate (WASSEC) or Senior School Certificate of Education (SSEC) are required to complete an International Foundation programme, IB or A Levels prior to being admitted to an undergraduate course at St Mary's University.

Postgraduate academic requirements

A good bachelor degree or master's degree from a Nigerian university.

English EquivalentNigerian Degree:ClassificationNigerian Degree:Grade Point Average (5.0)
2:1 2:1 3.5
2:2 2:2 2.5

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will be required to evidence your English language ability required for academic study. Please see our English Language Requirements page for our standard entry requirements.

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For more information on how to apply as an international student please visit our section on  International Application Information.

Undergraduate applicants   Postgraduate applicants


Nigerian students who are offered a place to study at St Mary’s will automatically be considered for one of St Mary's International Student Scholarships – these are available to new, full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree students in any subject area.

For undergraduate applicants, the scholarship is worth up-to £3000 off the cost of your first year tuition fee. For postgraduate applicants the scholarship is worth up-to £3000 off the total cost of your tuition fee.

In-country representatives

St Mary's has appointed agents and representatives in Nigeria who offer face-to-face counselling and can help you with your application.



Suite SF 15 Olive Plaza, by Banex Junction, Wuse 11, Abuja
Tel: 234 80 5379 0901            


Suite 3, 2nd Floor, Hatlab Place, Plot 1952 Sokode Crescent, Off Dalaba Street (Left Turn), off Michael Okpara Road, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja 



Suite B8, Bethel Plaza, Plot 36 Garden Avenue, Enugu



1st Floor, Ile Ori Detu, 1 Shell Close, Onireke Ibadan, Oyo State
Tel: 234 (0)1 7419173             



2 Ahmed Onibudo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos 
Tel: +234 8104841013            

UKEAS (Ikeja)

3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos     
Tel: 234 (0)1 7419173             

UKEAS (Victoria Island)

No 6, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island Lagos
Tel: 234 (0)1 291 5972

Port Harcourt


Plot 156, No 11 Tom Inko-Tariah Street, Rumuogba Estate, Port Harcourt
Tel: 234 (0) 8116 709 992       

Meet us in Nigeria

St Mary's staff regularly engage with potential students from Nigeria as well as with our local partners, schools and other institutions.

If you have any questions about studying at St Mary's or how to go about making an application, please do not hesitate to email

The local community

The Students' Union

You are welcomed as a member of our thriving Students' Union as soon as you arrive at St Mary's and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

There is a wide range of societies clubs and societies for you to join and a full list can be found within the Students' Union section.

In the local area

There is a long-established Nigerian community in and around London and there are many organisations that bring the community together through social events, sports, cultural and church activities. The Africa Centre is based in London and offers the African Diaspora and people interested in Africa events, lectures and debates of cultural and business interest.

The Central Association of Nigerians in the United Kingdom (CANUK) unites the hundreds of Nigerian societies and associations in the UK under one umbrella organisation. The London Nigerian has online news and event listings and Voice of Africa is a London based FM radio station that can also be listened to online.

You can find an extensive range of African restaurants, bars and food shops both locally and in central London – many of these are listed on the TimeOut website.

Useful links