How to apply
International students apply to the university in the same way as UK students, but there are different application procedures for different types of courses:
Read more about our courses and find out how to apply
- undergraduate study
- postgraduate study
- research study
- university preparation courses and pre-masters programmes
- English language programmes.
Details of the academic and English language requirements for your course are on our course finder. We help many students from Nigeria to improve their qualifications to meet entry requirements.
For students coming from Nigeria we require a Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or a West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) plus an acceptable international foundation year or equivalent.
We require applicants to hold either a good bachelor degree or a masters degree from a Nigerian university.
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English language equivalency
An applicant can be considered to have met our English language entry requirements if he or she has consistently studied in the English language and obtained a 1–6 in English on the WAEC Senior School Certificate.
Improve your academic and English language ability
If you don't have the correct grades or qualifications to meet our entry requirements, we can help you improve them.
Academic preparation courses at our International College Successful completion of one of our International College courses offers guaranteed progression to degree courses at the university.
Find out more about foundation certificate or pre-masters courses at our International College. Let us know if you would like to speak with other students from Nigeria.
English language preparation courses at our Language Institute The University of Brighton Language Institute provides a comprehensive range of academic English language preparation courses for students who need to improve their English before starting a UK university degree.
Successful completion of one of our English courses guarantees your progression to a degree course at the University of Brighton.
Find out more about our academic English language preparation courses.
Immigration and visas
Generally, prior entry clearance (ie. a visa) is required for students coming from Nigeria. To obtain a visa you will need to have an unconditional offer of a place at the University of Brighton and your CAS number from the university. You will need to prove that you have the funds to pay your tuition fees and living expenses.
To make your visa application in Nigeria, contact the UK Home Office.
For advice and help from our immigration advisers, and for further information visit our immigration and visas page.
British Council office
If you would like to talk to a trained counsellor about studying and living in the UK, please contact the British Council in Nigeria.
Students from Nigeria are eligible for University of Brighton scholarships:
If you have any questions about studying at the University of Brighton or need more information contact us online