These pages are specifically designed for those students coming to Dundee from Nigeria.

We are pleased to welcome students from Nigeria to Dundee, and at present there are 141 Nigerian students studying at the University. We also have an active alumni group in Nigeria for our former students.

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For entry to all our programmes you will need to demonstrate that your qualifications meet the University of Dundee entrance requirements. These are general guidelines only, and exact requirements will vary on an individual basis, and from course to course. The information below is based on you taking your exams under your country's national education system. If this is not the case, please refer to the entry requirements for the relevant country.

For undergraduate courses: if you have taken international school leaving qualifications such as A Levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB), the entry requirements are detailed on the individual undergraduate course pages.

For some of our postgraduate programmes there may be additional non-academic entrance requirements such as relevant work experience. These are detailed on the individual postgraduate course pages.

Nigeria-based entry requirements for 2021

We will consider applicants who have achieved all As and Bs in WAEC Senior School Certificate for direct entry into Year 1 for most subjects (exceptions include Medicine and Dentistry). Applicants who have taken a recognised foundation programme or equivalent will also be considered.

Direct entry to Year 2 is possible for certain courses for applicants with A Level or IB qualifications OR if an applicant has met the Year 1 requirements and has undertaken further studies towards a relevant University level qualification at a recognised institution. Check the requirements on the relevant course page.

Applicants who hold an Undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree may be considered for taught postgraduate study. You must submit your degree transcripts. Bachelor’s degree with a score of 60-70%, 3.00-3.49/4.0, 3.5/5.0 or 5.0/7.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2.1. A score of 50-59%, 2.5-2.99/4.0 3.0-3.49/5.0 or 2.9-4.9/7.0 is considered comparable to a 2.2.  Entry requirements may be higher depending on the programme you are applying for.

Please check the relevant course page for more information.

A Masters level qualification from a good university will normally be required. Evidence of some research experience (for example through a Masters Degree project) is expected. Transcripts of all previous degree-level studies must accompany the application.

English language requirements

For all our courses you will also need to satisfy the University's English language requirements.

International College Dundee

If you do not meet the entry requirements above, you may be able to apply via International College Dundee


The fee you will pay depends on your course and fee category. Visit our undergraduate or postgraduate course pages to find out more.


The University of Dundee offers a range of scholarships, depending on the course you are applying for.

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Living costs

  • Dundee has a lower cost of living than the UK national average
  • As a student in Scotland, you are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week with your student visa. Please read our factsheets for more information
  • We offer a variety of accommodation, both on and off campus

Contact us

Got any questions about the admissions process, studying or living in Dundee?  Please contact the international officer(s) for your region:

Nick Andrews
Senior International Officer

T: +44(0) 1382 383838

Jonathan Fortune
International Officer

T: +44 (0) 1382 38 38 38

Meet alumni

We are sometimes able to connect you to alumni who live or work in your part of the world. If you are interested, please email to find out more.

Nigeria alumni group

We have a very active alumni community in Nigeria which is led by the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Alumni Committee:

  • President – Dr Garba Malumfashi
  • Vice President (Lagos) – Ifeanyi Aloh
  • Vice President (Abuja) – Abdulhadi Attah Adullahi
  • Secretary – Bitrus J. Bulama
  • Treasurer – Grace Dauda

Agents in your country

B&S Educational Services


British Canadian International Education

Abuja, Ibadan, Ikeja, Ikoyi, Kano, Lagos, Port Harcourt

Ceden Consulting Ltd.


Crownhub Consulting

Mgbouba, Rivers State

PFL Group International Limited

Abuja, Ibadan, Ikeja, Port Harcourt, Victoria Island

SI-UK Education Council

Abuja, Lagos

Study Across Globe



Abuja, Enegu, Ibadan, Lagos