Nigeria

Thinking of studying in the UK? At University of South Wales, we welcome students from across the world, including Nigeria.

The University of South Wales has three vibrant campuses in and around the capital city of Wales, Cardiff. Across our campuses, we offer more than 580 degrees in many subject areas from Foundation Year to PhD level. 

At USW, employability is at the heart of everything we do

We seek to ensure students will be ready to start a successful career as soon as they graduate. We’ve even made employability part of the curriculum, with teaching informed by what happens in the real world, to equip students with the skills they will need for the workplace. 

The University has a network of education agents across Nigeria, including two in-country representatives who are available to assist with all applications. You can find the details of our in-country staff in the 'Contact Us' section below.


Courses popular with students from Nigeria 

  • MBA Global - a 2 year programme that includes up to 8 months work experience in the UK with specialist pathways in Finance, HRM, Supply Chain Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship available
  • MSc Public Health - running every September and February intake, MSc Public Health is an in demand degree at USW, helping create professionals who can lead and implement change in public health across the world stage.
  • MSc Safety, Health and Environmental Management - this popular degree produces such health and safety practitioners, who can identify, assess and solve health, safety and environmental problems by applying the principles of good management.

The University offers the following scholarships for self-funding international students. You will be automatically considered for one of these awards when we receive your application. For more information visit the international scholarships page.

  • Chancellor’s International Development Scholarship of £2,800 for undergraduate students
  • International Academic Scholarships of £2,500 for postgraduate students


Our overall fee structure can be found on the undergraduate and postgraduate fee page. For individual fees please check your selected course page

Foundation Year Entry Requirements

  • Foundation Years are available to students who don't meet the academic requirements for entry directly onto year 1 of a Bachelor degree.
  • Students who have a good level of English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) will be considered for our Faculty Foundation Years.


Undergraduate Entry Requirements

English Qualifications

Proficiency in English is essential for Undergraduate study. The University of South Wales recognises the following English language qualifications: 

  • A C, C6, 6 or credit pass grade in English at SSCE/NECO/WACE level
  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each band)
  • Don't worry if you do not meet these requirements as we offer a range of English Language Courses to prepare you for academic studies.
  • We are also accepting alternative English tests for 2020 entry

Academic Qualifications

  • Students who have the Senior School Certificate with five or more B3 grades can be considered for direct undergraduate entry 
  • Students who have the Nigerian Certificate of Education Diploma can be considered for undergraduate degree programmes
  • Students with a National Diploma can be considered for undergraduate degree programmes
  • Successful completion of a recognised foundation programme such as Bridge House Foundation/Northern Consortium Foundation/Global Education Foundation/Multi-plan Foundation can be accepted for entry to the appropriate 1st year degree programme
  • Students with ‘A’ levels will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate degree programmes. Please refer to our course pages for detailed entry requirements
  • Students who do not meet the entry requirements will be considered for a Foundation year
  • Students with a Higher National Diploma or Polytechnic diplomas can be considered for advanced entry onto certain undergraduate degree programmes


Postgraduate Entry Requirements

English Qualifications

Proficiency in English is essential for Postgraduate study. The University of South Wales recognises the following English language qualifications: 

  • A C, C6, 6 or credit pass grade in English at SSCE/NECO/WAEC level
  • IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 with at least a 5.5 in each component. Please note that some courses may require a higher level of English language proficiency than the University’s standard requirements. Please see the course page for further information.
  • Don't worry if you do not meet these requirements as we offer a range of English Language Courses to prepare you for academic studies.

Academic Qualifications

  • Students with an undergraduate degree with second class or better will be considered for direct entry onto a postgraduate programme

  • Applicants with a Masters degree may be considered for entry to Ph.D. studies if the student also has a suitable research proposal


Please contact us with any questions you may have about studying and applying to the University of South Wales.


Country Manager

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Joe Paley
International Development Manager
E: [email protected]
T:  +44 7795 612620


USW Nigeria In-Country Staff

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Edward Bassey
Country Representative
University of South Wales
Nigeria Office: 2A Louis Solomon Close 
Beside Silverbird Galleria off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria island, Lagos
T: 08033062126, 08181051521
E: [email protected]


Temi Abraham
University of South Wales (USW) In-Country Representative
British Canadian International Education (BCIE)
99,Valley View Plaza, Opebi, Lagos
M: 09038823434
E: [email protected]