We have been welcoming Nigerian students to our campuses for over 30 years. Our first recorded Nigerian student enrolled with us in 1983 – so long ago she predates our current student record system.
Popular programmes for Nigerian students at undergraduate level include the CCCU International Foundation Programme progressing on to Law, Computing, Health Promotion & Public Health and our wide variety of Business subjects in year 1. At postgraduate level MSc Health Promotion & Public Health, MA Education, MA Early Years, MSc Computing and our various Masters programmes in Business attract a great many applications.
We continue to value students and partners from Nigeria and would love to meet you on one of our upcoming trips.
If you are interested in making an application or want to discuss our services and partnership development in more detail please contact the International Admissions Team.
Our International Office makes regular visits to Nigeria; providing a great opportunity for you to meet with Canterbury Christ Church University staff in person to get information and advice on applying to join our international student community:
|CCCU Entry Point||Minimum Qualification/Grade|
Direct to CCCU: Students completing school level education in Nigeria will be required to complete IFC or IFY pathways as appropriate
|Master's Degree||Bachelor degree from an accredited university.
For programmes requiring a 2:1:
Upper 2nd class degree (2:1), a GPA of at least 3.5/5.0 or equivalent. Students from one of the top federal or state universities with a 2nd class lower division (2:2) or GPA of at least 3.0/5.0 or equivalent can also be considered at the discretion of the department.
For programmes requiring a 2:2:
Lower 2nd class degree (2:2), a GPA of at least 3.0/5.0 or equivalent
|(Full) Professional Diploma (Post-HND) with an Upper Credit (2:1 equivalent) or a Lower Credit (2:2 equivalent)(
To be considered at the discretion of the department)
|PhD||2-year Master’s degree from an accredited university,|
|1-year Master’s degree from an accredited university
(To be considered at the discretion of the department)
All applicants for undergraduate programmes will need a minimum English level of IELTS or equivalent 6.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other bands. Some programmes require 6.5/7.0 – please contact the International Office if you are unsure of your course requirement.
For postgraduate entry all applicants will need a minimum of IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in all other bands or equivalent. Some courses have a higher requirement – please contact the International Office if you are unsure of your course requirement.
For International Foundation entry all applicants will need a minimum of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent, with no less than 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.0 in all other bands.
If you have taken an IGCSE exam in English and have a Grade C, this will also usually be acceptable for most undergraduate courses.
We are also able to consider some non-UK English qualifications for entry. The International Admissions Team will advise if they are able to accept your English language qualification once you have applied.
For postgraduate applicants holding an undergraduate degree from a Nigerian University, the requirement for IELTS may be waived if the award was taught and assessed in English. This is normally evidenced through your transcript or by a letter from the University.
If you are applying from Nigeria, please contact the representative closest to you to make your application. Please note that your application will be assigned to the agency that you start your application with.
Agents from our international recruitment partner, InUni, are on-hand to provide in-country support, including help with your application, student visa and travel to the UK.
Contact InUni to connect with an agent.
Call: +44 208 175 3200
We also work with the following agents in Nigeria:
16, Irewole Street, Opebi Link Road,
Tel: +234 (0) 8141719878
Address: Suite 602, 6th Floor 252-262 Romford Road, London E7 9HZ
Tel:+44 (0) 2085558686
Address: The Hub, 123 Star Lane, Canning Town, London E16 4PZ