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:
- undergraduate study
- postgraduate study
- research study
- university preparation courses and pre-masters programmes
- English language programmes.
Read more about our courses and find out how to apply.
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.
Students who have completed a Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or a West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) will need to successfully complete an international foundation year or equivalent.
Students with a Nigerian National Diploma, Ordinary National Diploma or Diploma with a GPA of 2.5 or Merit/Lower Credit or above may be considered for undergraduate entry into year 1. Applicants with an Advanced Diploma or Higher National Diploma may be considered for undergraduate entry into year 2 if a relevant subject has been studied and subject to admissions assessment.
We require applicants to hold a bachelors degree with a classification of Second Class Lower or above from a recognised university.
English language requirements
Find out more about our English language requirements.
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.
Degree preparation courses at the International College
If you complete your pathway course at the International College at the required level, you are guaranteed entry to a degree at the University of Brighton. Available degree subject areas include accounting and finance, art and design, business management, international hospitality management, law with business, international event management, and many more.
Find out more about the pathway courses on offer at the University of Brighton International College.
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.