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Information for applicants from Nigeria

Queen Mary has a long history of welcoming students from around the world. Over the years, many thousands of international students have graduated from the college and gone on to pursue successful careers. Today, we are home to students from more than 100 different countries. This diversity contributes to a lively and welcoming community which should make you feel comfortable and at home.

One of the largest colleges of the University of London and one of the few with fully integrated teaching, research and residential facilities, our setting gives you the benefits both of a large campus environment and of the countless academic and social opportunities of London

Queen Mary is one of the most popular destinations for Nigerian students  and currently have 177 students at Queen Mary studying a range of courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level the most popular being in the areas of:

  • Law
  • Biology
  • Electronic Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Business Management,
  • Economics,
  • Medicine

Entry requirements


Students who have successfully completed the SSCE School Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 5 credits including English (and Mathematics for the Science and Engineering route) will be considered for entry onto our Foundation Programmes

A minimum of Grade C6 in the WAEC though some programmes may require a higher grade.

Students who have successfully completed A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate degrees.  For individual grade requirements for particular degree programmes please refer to the undergraduate study section of this website.

Applicants who have studied one or more years at a good University in Nigeria may be considered for transfer to year one of the degree for science and engineering courses, with the exception of medicine.


Taught Degrees (MSc/MA: 1 year)

For entry onto our Masters level courses students should normally have achieved an Upper Second Class Bachelors degree or equivalent from a recognised Nigerian University and a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/5.0.

For some courses, a good 2.2 Bachelors degree may be acceptable..

Research degree (MPhil/PhD: 3 years)

For entry onto our research degree courses students should normally have a Masters degree from a good university.  Students are initially registered on an MPhil which subsequently leads to PhD.

Applicants are strongly advised to make initial enquiries with the potential  supervisor or school prior to submitting an application.

English Language Requirements

  • Please refer to English language and foundation courses for different course requirements
  • A minimum of Grade C6 in the WAEC though some programmes may require a higher grade
  • Students with A’ levels or IB will not require IELTS or TOEFL
  • Students who achieve slightly below these requirements may be admitted onto a presessional English course at Queen Mary. Please see the Entry Level Guidelines for English Language for full details.

For further information on how to apply, please refer to:

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Alumni ambassadors

Jide Rotilu

Otumba Fred Chima Jr.

Student profiles

In country representatives

Queen Mary has appointed representatives in Nigeria who can offer advice and assistance with your application to the College.

Global Education Counselling
48b Saka Tinubu Street
Thru Karimu Ekemode St,Victoria Island
Lagos Nigeria
Tel: Tel: +234 1 7621587
Fax: Fax: +234 1 2691192

UKEAS Nigeria 
3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road Ikeja Lagos
Tel: +234 1 7419173

Visits to your country

Country manager

Mr Lee Wildman
Acting Head of International Student Recruitment
Mile End Road
E1 4NS

Tel +44 (0)20 7882 6519
Fax +44 (0)20 7882 5556
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