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Number of Students

Number of Students

Total student population: 33,584
International student population: 4,516 from more than 60 countries
Total number of Nigerian students at the University of South Wales: 241

The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst Nigerian students and we have been welcoming students from Nigeria to our campuses for many years.

Popular courses amongst Nigerian students are our International Foundation Programmes and Foundation years and undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business and management, engineering, safety, health and environmental management and law.

Self-financing students from Nigeria studying at undergraduate level are also able to take advantage of our guaranteed Chancellor’s International Development Scholarships of £2,500 per year!

Students from Nigeria appreciate the scholarships offered by the University and have enjoyed the high standard of living but relatively low cost of living that South Wales offers. Students enjoy the friendly, safe and welcoming environment of the University and benefit hugely from the location – surrounded by breathtaking scenery and impressive historical landscapes, boasting excellent transport links and the buzz of two dynamic Welsh cities.

To download a leaflet with further information for Nigerian students please click here

We hope you find the information for Nigerian students in this section of the website useful. Please contact us if you have any questions or queries!

Fees and Scholarships


  • Chancellor’s International Development Scholarship of £2,500 for undergraduate students
  • International Academic Scholarships of £2,000 for postgraduate students
  • International Academic Scholarships of £1,500 for MBA students

Additional information regarding scholarships can be found here.


Undergraduate Fees
Please refer to our Undergraduate Fees and Funding page.

Postgraduate Fees
For the latest information, please check Postgraduate Fees and Funding page.

Entry Requirements

Foundation Entry Requirements

Five passes at grade C or Credit at Senior School Certificate (including Maths and English) and IELTS 6.0 or equivalent will be considered for a Foundation Programme (either faculty foundation programme or IFP). Applicants with IELTS 5.0 will be considered for the International Foundation Programme Intensive English. We recognise the following examining boards including WAEC, SSCE and NECO.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

English Qualifications

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

GCSE English at grade C
C, C6, 6 or Credit pass grade in English at SSCE/WAEC level
IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each band)

Academic Qualifications
Students who have the Senior School Certificate with six A grade‟s 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 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 www.southwales.ac.uk/courses 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:

GCSE English at grade C
C, C6, 6 or Credit pass grade in English at SSCE/WAEC level
IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 5.5 in each band)

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.

Student Profiles

Ikechuku Iwegbue

The school was excellent for my choice of study and they also provided a part scholarship which would gladden the heart of any student whether a student has got all the finances ...

Kelvin Ogumor

Kelvin is studying towards his MA Graphic Communication in Cardiff. He has shared some of his experiences as a student living in Wales:

I first learned about the University of South Wales ...

Alumni Profiles

Omotese Okooza

‘I’ve learnt a lot of new things that are applicable to everyday life. The course has been a big help to me, it has been very beneficial and I would definitely recommend ...

Emmanuel Okolo

Emmanuel is an alumnus from the MA Film Production (Formerly known as MA Moving Image). He has shared some of his experiences being a student at the university.

I applied to ...


Richard Stacey

International Officer

Marketing and Student Recruitment,
University of South Wales,
Llantwit Rd,
Treforest, South Wales,
CF37 1DL

Telephone: +44 1443 483492
e-Mail: richard.stacey@southwales.ac.uk


For information on the expected standards of service you can expect from the University’s recruitment agents, please contact the recruitment officer responsible for your region.

Preparation for Life (Abuja)

Ground Floor
Lantern Place
10 Gimbiya Street
Area 11

Telephone:+234 9 7816884

Preparation for Life (Victoria Island - Lagos)

Plot 15E Muri Okunola Street
Off Ajose Adeogun Street
Victoria Island

Telephone:+234 1 4616112, +234 1 7748948, +234 1 2706906

Preparation for Life (Ikeja -Lagos)

49 Sobo Arobiodu Street
GRA Ikeja

Telephone:+234 1 470 1165, +234 1 7940133

Preparation for Life (Port Harcourt)

2nd Floor
77 Stadium Road
(Adjacent to Mr. Biggs)
River State

Telephone:+234 84 896990

Preparation for Life (Ibadan)

Behind Ostrich Bakery
Oni and Sons
Ring Road
Oyo State

Telephone:+234 2 7516726

KappaKonsult Resources & Services Ltd Kaduna

Choice Plaza
Suite 001B
24 Alkali Road

Telephone:+234 809 523 9943

PFL Lekki

2nd Floor, Landmark Building (French Connection)
Ikota, Ajah,
Lekki Expressway, Lagos

Telephone:+234 (0)7044445164 / 234 (0)7044445164

BCIE Ikeja

Valley View Plaza
99 Opebi Road

Telephone:+234 (0)1342 7600

BCIE Abuja

24B Djibouti Crescent
off Freetown Street
behind Rockview Hotel
the 5th House after Zartech
Wuse 2

Telephone:+234 (0)9-461-4900 / (0)9-093478930

BCIE Port Harcourt

2nd Floor, F. H. Jumbo House
80 Aba Road
Opposite Government Crafts Development Centre
Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Telephone:+ 234 (0) 7085010020


1st Floor Chalet A Tahir Guest Palace (Annex)
89 Lamido Road,
Off Suleiman Crescent,
(Behind Niima Hotel)
Nasarawa G.R.A,

Telephone:+234 (0)8-135403294


Suite 3, 2nd Floor
Hatlab Place,
Plot 1952 Sokode Crescent,
Wuse Zone 5, Abuja

Telephone:+234 (0) 9-2906508


3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road
Ikeja, Lagos


UKEAS Ibadan

Ile Oridetu
1st Floor , 1 Shell Close
Onireke, Ibadan

Telephone:+234 (0) 2 -7517057

UKEAS Port Harcourt

Plot 156, No 11 Tom Inko-Tariah Street.
Rumuogba Estate
Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Telephone:+234 (0) 8116 709 992

Dave Abion Consulting Ikeja

2nd floor (Front wing)
79 Allen Avenue

Telephone:+ 234 802 942 3312

MARG Education Port Harcourt

12 King Perekule Street.GRA
Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Telephone:+234 803 786 9282 / +234 807 477 5300

B&S Education Abuja

40, Durban Street
Wuse II

Telephone:+234 (0) 806 5442707

SI-UK Nigeria Lagos

2nd Floor
84 Opebi Road
Ikeja, Lagos

Telephone:+234-1- 2120530

BCIE Victoria Island

14 Muri Okunola Street
Megamound Place
Off Ajose Adeogun Street
Victoria Island

Telephone:Tel: 013427601

BCIE Ibadan

2nd Floor The Horizon Office Complex
Vitas Bus Stop
Ring Road
Oyo State