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Nigeria

Queen's University Belfast welcomes students from Nigeria and from all over the world.  We have 17,000 students from over 80 countries, 3,500 staff and 100,000 graduates worldwide. We're one of the UK's leading universities with a heritage dating back over 150 years.

We accept a wide variety of qualifications. Below you will find information on undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements, English Language requirements, potential scholarships for international applicants and details of our overseas agents and representatives.

Important information for applicants

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Undergraduate entry requirements

Students with the following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to Queen's University Belfast's undergraduate Bachelor degree programmes:

  • Applicants who have completed the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the Nigerian Examinations Council (NECO) Senior School Certificate are required to complete a Foundation Programme or A Levels before entering the first year of a three-year undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a Nigerian University Bachelor Degree will be considered for admission.
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.
  • West African GCE A Levels or UK A Levels.

Please note that the grades required vary depending on the course of study. Further guidance on the entry requirements for each degree programme can be found in the Undergraduate Coursefinder.

Postgraduate entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good Bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognised Nigerian university, or equivalent professional qualification, in order to be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.

Whilst the normal entry requirement for postgraduate taught programmes is a UK 2:1 (Hons) degree or equivalent, the grade required will vary depending on the degree programme. Generally speaking, for programmes requiring a UK 2:1 (Hons) degree you will normally need a classification of ‘second class, upper division’ or CGPA of 3.5/5. For programme requiring a UK 2:2, you will normally need a ‘second class, lower division’ or CGPA of 3.0/5.

If you are interested in Computing, Finance and Management courses, but do not meet the entry requirements, you may wish to consider a a pre-masters Graduate Diploma offered by INTO Queen's.

Students interested in undertaking a PhD at Queen’s University require good grades in their Bachelor's and Master's programmes awarded by a recognised university in addition to a strong research proposal.

The grade required varies depending on the degree programme entry requirements. For further guidance, you should consult the Postgraduate Coursefinder or visit the website of the Queen's School that offers the degree programme.

English language requirements

Applicants will normally need to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL IBT (Internet based test). However, some degree programmes have higher or lower requirements (please check individual programme requirements in the relevant undergraduate or postgraduate University Coursefinder. The University considers the West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate/NECO (English Language)at Grade C6 or higher as an acceptable English Language qualification (except for entry to Medicine and Dentistry). View the full list of acceptable English Language qualifications.

INTO Queen's - Pre-University English Language Programmes

INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a wide range of English Language courses, which may assist students to meet the required standard of English language to be eligible for entry to degree programmes at the University. If you wish to apply for an INTO Queen's English course please contact into@qub.ac.uk or consult the INTO website

 

Scholarships

Queen's University Belfast offers a range of scholarships for international students.

A list of other potential sources of funding for Postgraduate study can be found on the University's Postgraduate Office website.

Representatives and overseas visits

Queen's has a network of agents and representatives committed to providing you with high levels of support. More information on our network and a list of agents by country can be found on the University's agent webpages.

The British Council in your country can also offer advice on studying in the UK.

Further information

Applying to Queen's

For details on the application process for both undergraduates and postgraduates, please visit the University's How to Apply section.