We have been welcoming students from Nigeria since 1913 when our first Nigerian student joined the University to study Medicine. We currently have around 100 Nigerians studying at Glasgow at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in a wide range of subject areas.
One of our most notable alumnus is Oladele Adebayo Ajose, who joined the University to study medicine in 1927. Ajose later graduated with an MB ChB in 1932, taking the Diploma in Public Health in 1935 and proceeding to an MD in 1939. He was the founder of the British Red Cross Society in Nigeria (late the Nigerian Red Cross Society) and founded the Infectious Disease Hospital in Lagos. In later life he became Vice Chancellor of Ife University (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1961 and retired from there in 1966.
Dave Abion Consultancy is our recommended agent in Nigeria and will be able to assist you with your application.
Helen Templar, International Officer (Middle East and Africa)
+44 (0)141 330 7010
Helen-Marie Clayton, Senior International Officer (Middle East and Africa)
+44 (0)141 330 1960
Jennifer Gazzard, International Recruitment Coordinator (Middle East and Africa)
+44 (0)141 330 7757
Meet us in Nigeria
You can find details of our future visits to Nigeria on our Travel Schedule. If there are no visits scheduled at this time, please contact Dave Abion Consultancy.
Factsheet for applicants from Nigeria
You can find out more information specifically for students from Nigeria by downloading our Nigeria Factsheet.
African Culture in Glasgow
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African & Caribbean Network Glasgow
If you would like to speak to a current student about studying at the University and living in Glasgow then please use our Student Network service. This is a great way to get insider information about what it's like to be a student at Glasgow.
If you would like to get in touch with students from your country, you could try getting in touch with the African Caribbean Society at the University of Glasgow by emailing: email@example.com. We also have over 150 other clubs and societies, including the Muslim Student Association.
The University will consider students who gained all As and Bs in WAEC Senior School Certificate for direct entry into first year. Students who have taken a recognised foundation or access programme or equivalent will also be considered, as well as those students who have studied GC A Levels.
We will consider applications to Masters degrees from graduates holding an upper second class honours degree from a national university. In some cases we may consider a lower second class honours degree for entry. Dave Abion Consultancy can assist you in applying for postgraduate courses.