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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 to a Masters level course that requires an upper second class honours degree students should have achieved a GPA of 3.2 or above. For courses that require a 2.2 honours degree, students are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.8

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 requirements for different course requirements.
  • Students who achieve slightly below these requirements may be admitted onto a pre-sessional English course at Queen Mary. Please see the Language Centre programmes for full details.
  • A minimum of Grade C6 in the WAEC though some programmes may require a higher grade

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

Student profiles and Alumni ambassadors

Alumni ambassador

Jide Rotilu


My QMUL experience was a very vibrant and multicultural journey unlike anything I could imagine. I had to choose between going to the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and Queen Mary and I chose QML. I am so glad I did. Straight from my arrival I knew I had not made a mistake in applying to such an institution with great heritage. I was accommodated in the "World' famous" Stocks Court where many great things happened from Ping Pong tournaments to Snowball fights. It was a year of rounded development in academics, multicultural relationships, transferrable skills in the workplace and so much more. Talking about academics, the classrooms and the camaraderie/enthusiasm of lecturers were so different to what I’ve seen in other schools. I was particularly happy with the online discussions with lecturers on the intranet page of the course.

I loved the Careers Center, CV Clinics and Mock Interviews. The emphasis on building students/graduates for careers could never be underestimated and the team there must be praised for their efforts.

From all night studying in the library, to Movie nights at the chapel to parties at Drapers, it was an all round developmental field. I loved the time and I wouldn't change a thing if I was to do it all over again.

Otumba Fred Chima Jr.


My name is Otumba Fred Chima Jr. (Esq), Queen Mary University of London LLM scholar in International Comparative Disputes Resolution 2012-2013 and Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) scholarship recipient. I am a member of International Centre for Dispute Resolution Young & International (ICDR Y&I), International Bar Association Student Committee and I was also appointed European Peace University (Austria) Scholar, MA Peace and Conflict Studies 2012 and 2013, and an International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration (ICC ICA) Legal Intern 2013. I qualified as a legal practitioner, advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria after successful completion of the Nigerian Laws School vocational training.

Given my background from the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria, conflict management became an obvious emerging career path for me; not only as a lawyer but also as a dispute resolution/management expert; and quite instinctively, Queen Mary University of London’s LLM specialism in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution (encompassing challenging and emerging modules such as International Comparative Commercial Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement) topics that have now attained economic, political and legal relevance, captivated me, especially, with the current trend of de-emphasis and paradigm shift from litigation to other friendlier but effective hybrid dispute resolution processes in global economies.

My interest in the role of Alumni Ambassador began even before I joined QML. I benefited from excellent career advice and support I received from the staff in Nigeria Regional Office and having joined, I continued assisting International Regional Manager for Nigeria with promoting the university to other prospective students. I also served as the Vice President Scholarship and Education, Post Graduate Law Student Association and on the Student Staff Representative Committee, representing Postgraduate students, and as a Career Mentor from October 2012 to January 2014, during which time I gained valued experience mentoring students in London.

Overall, the Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Commercial Law scholarship was that catalyst that spurred me on to undertake this LLM. For me, a University of London diploma from QML, a prestigious LLM scholarship, flexible modules, academic and non-academic staff support - these are the dividing lines separating Queen Mary University of London from all the rest. Certainly, with the LLM in Queen Mary University of London, the future buds like a vista into a new global, academic, professional and intellectual horizon.

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

Highway Consults
International Education Consultancy
Suite 21, Divine Grace Plaza
36 Ajiran Road,Agungi, Lekki, Lagos.
Tel: +234 805 273 4947
Tel: +234 1 454 0048
Skype: highwayconsults
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UKEAS Nigeria 
3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road Ikeja Lagos
Tel: +234 1 7419173

Visits to your country

Country manager

Jake Duffin

Jake Duffin is the Country Manager for Nigeria and is happy to help any of our prospective Nigerian students with any questions they might have about the university.

Mr Jake Duffin
Regional Manager

Tel +44 (0)20 7882 6522

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