London is home to over 100,000 Nigerians with several areas having strong Nigerian communities.

The information below covers entry requirements, information on scholarships and bursaries, contact details, travel information and extra suggestions for Nigerian students thinking about studying with us at our Northumbria University London Campus.

At Northumbria University we recognise a number of international qualifications held by Nigerian students applying for our programmes.

Please see the details below for the current qualifications and the equivalencies we accept.

For entry to You will need Grade required
International Year One (Business) Good High School Grades or equivalent IELTS 5.5 with no element less than 5.5
Advanced Undergraduate / Undergraduate Top-Up Higher National Diploma from a Nigerian institution – for entry to year 2 / 3 2.5/4.0 GPA or Lower credit
Postgraduate Programmes Bachelor degree from a government recognised University Lower second class or CGPA 2.4/5.0
Postgraduate Diploma Lower second class or CGPA 2.4/5.0
Graduate Certificate Bachelor degree from a government recognised University Third class or 1.50
Post Higher HND 40%

Full entry requirements, by country, can be seen here.

Depending which programme you choose to study at the Northumbria University London Campus and your previous qualifications, you may be eligible for a country bursary and/or scholarship.

All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and one of our team will be able to confirm your eligibility.

Below are the Nigerian country bursaries and scholarships that we are currently offering. In selected cases, scholarships of up to 30% may also be available, please contact us for more information.

London Cost of Living Bursary

Eligible international students will receive an automatic bursary for £1,334, covering one month’s living costs in London*, applied at the Conditional Offer as a fee discount. This bursary is effective for intakes in May 2024, September 2024, January 2025 and May 2025. This offer excludes Pre-sessional English, standalone Graduate Certificate programmes and sponsored applicants.

If you receive this bursary, you may still be eligible for additional bursaries and scholarships, these will be confirmed at the Unconditional Offer stage. Full maintenance costs still need to be evidenced when applying for your visa.

This bursary is only available for international students from specific countries**.

*As defined by UKVI

**Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, DR Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Merit scholarships

The following merit scholarship will automatically apply if you have not already received a country bursary. These do not apply to our Pre-Masters programmes.

Grade Bursary
1st Class £2,500
2nd Class Upper (2:1) £2,000


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

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

Our Accommodation Team understand that moving away from home to study at university is a huge part of the student experience. Finding the right accommodation may seem like a big task, but we are here to help support you every step of the way.

London is home to a wide range of accommodation; from ensuite, top-of-the-range residences, to traditional student housing –there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Find out more

Your regional team is able to help answer any questions you might have about our London programmes, studying with us, the application process and much more.​



London is home to 100,000 Nigerians. Several areas all have strong Nigerian communities devoted to religion, business, parties and food.

Nigeria’s best in London

If you’re looking for the taste of Nigeria in London, or to catch the latest Nigerian beats, there are lots of places to try. One of the city’s publications has collated this shortlist of some of the best of Nigerian London:


  • Aso Rock – Dalston – grab rice, stew and plantain to takeaway for under £5
  • 805 – Peckham – for classic dishes like suya
  • John & Biola – Thamesmead and Ades – Woolwich – pick up homegrown groceries


  • Steam Bar – Paddington – holds a weekly Nigerian club night
  • Soboye – Shoreditch – fashion boutique store owned by Nigerian-born Samson Soboye

Extra London highlights

As a multicultural city, London offers a wealth of opportunities and experiences. Below are just a few of our recommendations, with a city like London, it really is yours to make your own.


From huge shopping centres such as Westfields in Shepherds Bush and Stratford, London is also home to Europe’s busiest shopping street, Oxford Street, where you can find Selfridges, John Lewis, Topshop and many more. Liberty, Hamleys and Apple all have stores nearby in the area and you can find stores including Harrods and many designer shops further afield in Kensington and Chelsea.


A benefit of being such a diverse city, you can find any cuisine you look for in London. From street markets like Petticoat Lane, Spitalfields, Borough Market, Brick Lane, Broadway Market and venues like Dinerama and Pump near the campus, to high end restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice.


London is a big sprawling city but it also offers some great vantage points too for you to see the city. Climb to the top of Primrose Hill or Greenwich Park for a view over London. Alternatively, you can head up to the Sky Garden on Fenchurch Street, or the Shard to wonder at the city from the comfort of indoors.


If you’re looking for culture – London’s West End always has big theatre and comedy shows on throughout the year. Music-venues are also plentiful, with the O2, Brixton Academy and Roundhouse to name a few. In addition there is an extensive range of museums to visit, including the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Museum of Branding, and galleries like the Tate, the Saatchi and the National Gallery.

If you’re a football fan, London is home to some of the country’s top Premier League Football clubs: Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and Fulham, amongst many other smaller teams.


“Northumbria University has helped me to overcome my stage fright and develop my confidence to talk in front of a group of people; in classrooms and to people that I do not know. I feel more comfortable talking in class and meeting new people. The lecturers have taught me to have an open minded approach, this has made me feel willing to attempt anything. They tell us to ‘behave like managers’ and see ourselves at the top and to always have a positive attitude.”

Dorothy Job Gandu
MSc Business with Financial Management

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