International applicants

Entry requirements for Nigerian students

If you are a student from Nigeria who wants to study here at Loughborough University, please take a look at the entry requirements listed below.



Students taking the WASSCE will need to complete a suitable Foundation Year.

Loughborough University has its own Foundation Year for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education. Alternatively, please contact the International Office to check if the Foundation Programme that you are considering taking is acceptable for entry to Loughborough courses.

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

English language studied within one of the above qualifications is normally sufficient to meet the university’s minimum entry requirements. Please see the Approved Qualifications table on the English Language page for further details.



Loughborough University consider applications from students who graduate with a minimum of a good second class honours degree (2:2) from a UK or Nigerian University. Entry requirements vary by programme and potential applicants should see the Postgraduate Prospectus for specific information. For equivalent requirements using the 4, 5 or 7 point scales please see our international qualification equivalences table for more details.

All students must also achieve the University’s English language requirements.


A Masters degree in a relevant subject from a recognised university of appropriate standing will normally be required.  Please visit the guidelines for PhD students for more information.