Your country – Nigeria

At the University of Surrey, we have a long history of welcoming international students from all around the world, and there is a vibrant Nigerian community of over 200 students at Surrey. We value our links with Nigeria and travel to the country regularly to visit schools and universities, and to attend exhibitions – we also have representatives across Nigeria, including in Abuja, Enugu, Lagos, Port Harbour and Port Harcourt.

Register for an undergraduate webinar or a postgraduate webinar.

Upcoming Events

Student Ambassador for Nigeria

Fawziyyah Olumoh

BEng Chemical Engineering

If you have any questions about studying at Surrey, please feel free to email

To read more about our experiences at Surrey please visit our blog or our Facebook page.

Entry requirements


The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is not suitable for first year entry.  

However, we offer a pathway to undergraduate study with the International Foundation Year at the university's International Study Centre.


For courses that require a 2:1 students typically need a GPA of 3.2, where 4 is the highest from the AUN, or 3.3, where 5 is the highest from other universities.

For courses that require a 2:2 students typically need a GPA of 2.7, where 4 is the highest from the AUN, or 2.8, where 5 is the highest from other universities. With relevant work experience, students with a GPA of 2.4, where 5 is the highest, will be considered.

For scholarships that require a first-class equivalency students typically need a GPA of 3.7, where 4 is the highest from the AUN, or 3.7, where 5 is the highest from other universities.


English language requirements

To benefit fully from a degree programme at the University of Surrey, all students will need a good standard of English.

The School of Literature and Languages offers English language preparation courses all year-round, including the summer (pre-sessional) courses for students who do not have the level of English required to join a degree programme directly, or for students who meet their degree programme requirements but want to improve their English and study skills before the start of the programme. The type of course offered to you will depend on the level of your English - a fee is charged for these courses.

The School also offers a free English Language Support Programme (ELSP) to students throughout their time at Surrey, and is open to anyone enrolled on either an undergraduate or postgraduate course.

You can find more information here about English language support both prior to and after arrival at Surrey.

Visas and Immigration

If you are interested in coming to study at the University of Surrey, you can find all information you need about applying for a visa (including Tier 4 applications) here – whether you are applying from your own country, or are already in the UK studying at a different institution.

We strongly advise that you never allow anyone else, including an agent, to submit a visa application for you without first checking that all your necessary documents are correctly included.

International Pre-Departure Guide

If you receive an offer to study on one of Surrey’s undergraduate or postgraduate courses, you can find all the information you need in our International Pre-departure Guide.

Designed and produced by our International Student Support department, the Guide is dedicated to helping you prepare for, travel to and settle in at Surrey, and includes details of how to access support and advice from our friendly, professional team throughout your time with us.

Guide for parents

Going to university is an important journey for your son or daughter and will include making some big decisions. How should they choose and apply for a course? What is a UCAS application? And what are the financial implications of higher education study?

Our guide for parents explores these questions and offers lots of information to help you and your son or daughter make the best decision for their future.

Download The next step: A guide for parents 2016.

Contact us

Country representative

Miss Ann-Marie Msichili

International Office

Your country representatives

Dave Abion Consulting - International Education Counselling & Placement Services

2nd Floor (Front Wing)
79 Allen Avenue



MRL International Educational Consultancy Services

Pepple House,
8 Broad Street,
Great Cambourne,

Cambridge - CB23 6HJ


SI-UK Education Council - Nigeria

3rd Floor, Enville Consultants Building
15 Osho, (Opebi-Oregun Link Road), Ikeja



UKEAS - Nigeria


Office Address: Suite B8,1st Floor,
S H M Complex,

Mabushi, Abuja



Surrey International Scholarship for Engineering and Physical Sciences 2018 entry

These university-funded scholarships are worth £2,500 - £5,000 for 2018 entry on select MSc programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences departments.

For more details, please visit /scholarships/surrey-international-scholarship-engineering-and-physical-sciences-2018-entry