We would be pleased to welcome you to the University of South Wales. We have long enjoyed being a popular destination for Nigerian students.

The information below covers entry requirements, information on scholarships and bursaries, contact details and extra suggestions for Nigerian students thinking about studying with us at University of South Wales.


The University of South Wales understands that the Nigerian students applying to study with us can held different types of international academic qualifications.

Please, find below the list of the qualifications we accept, the equivalencies and related requirements:

For entry to You will need Grade required English language requirement
International Foundation Programme WAEC (WASSCE)/ NECO A to D grades in 5 subjects IELTS 4.5 with no band below 4.0
International Year One WAEC/NECO 5 C6 grades or above IELTS 5.5 with no band below 5.5

You may be eligible for a country bursary or scholarship depending on your choice of programme and previous qualifications.

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To study in the UK, a Nigerian national is required to have a visa. In order to apply for it, you will have to meet the following requirements:

  1. You will need to have successfully accepted for a full-time programme at the University of South Wales.
  2. You will have to pay for the payment of deposit

Once these two conditions met, you will receive a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) number and you will use this document to apply for your student visa.

Your application should be made at the local visa application centre.

If you need additional guidance regarding visa application, please contact us. You can also get in touch with the British Council’s Nigeria offices or our international advice team.

Throughout the year our team travels to Nigeria for events and to meet with students.

Once any future dates are confirmed, the details of our trips will be available so you can arrange to meet our team. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us by using our enquiry form.

Lanre Kesiro
Regional Director
Email: qahe.africa@qa.com

Vivian Udeni
International Officer
Email: qahe.africa@qa.com


Living in Wales will provide you with a fantastic and unforgettable student experience. South Wales is a vibrant and multicultural student hub where you can enjoy outdoor activities or city living – the best of both worlds!

Don’t hesitate to visit our Studying in Greater Cardiff page to get a taste of the experience you will have.

The African Community Centre (ACC) Wales is a charity operating in Wales. They are welcoming everyone, and particularly Africans born in Africa, African Caribbean’s and British Africans, currently located in Wales. Their aim is to advise and support you to help you better adapt and settle into the local community.

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