‌In 1913, the University welcomed the first Nigerian student to study Medicine. Since then thousands more have studied at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in a wide range of subject areas and we currently have over 100 Nigerian students studying with us.  The University also has an International Officer based in Nigeria to provide applicants with information and advice on the University and how to apply.

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.

Entry Requirements


The University will consider students who gained all As and Bs in WAEC Senior School Certificate for direct entry into year 1. Students who have taken a recognised foundation or access programme or equivalent will also be considered.

Students with A-levels or IBDP should refer to the webpage for the programme they want to study for specific requirements. Those studying the American curriculum should go to the USA page.

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may want to consider applying for a foundation programme at Glasgow International College. Students who successfully pass a GIC Foundation programme are guaranteed year 2 entry into our degree.

Postgraduate Taught

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.

Postgraduate English Language Requirements

The University will waive the requirement to sit an English language test to applicants who meet the following requirements:

  • WAEC English at Grade C6 or higher


Undergraduate Information Session

The University of Glasgow is pleased to invite all prospective undergraduate (Bachelors) students to online information sessions which will be dedicated to answering your questions about joining #TeamUofG.

The team will give a presentation covering the undergraduate application process, entry requirements and student life. There will be time at the end of the presentation for you to ask questions.

Click here to register for an online Undergraduate Information Session.


Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

We welcome over 1500 students every year via the long-established Study Abroad and exchange programmes

If you want to come to Glasgow for a year abroad and your country does not have an existing agreement please look at our incoming Study Abroad Programme options

Meet Us

Students who choose to be counselled by an agency should expect the following standards of service:

  • Representatives will support students throughout the application process, providing advice and assistance in the preparation/submission of documents. It is, however, the applicant who must remain ultimately responsible for their account and the management of communications.
  • Representatives will have full access to student data contained within the application form and may manage a student application by discussing all aspects of the application with the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives should be honest and accurate in communicating information about the University to the student and vice versa. At no time should representatives disseminate false or misleading information to the student or to the University.
  • Representatives will conduct themselves with fairness and integrity at all times and are subject to a rigorous selection and ongoing training process by the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives are paid by the University for their services and will not pass on charges to prospective students.



We would be happy to welcome you to our historic main campus in the heart of Glasgow, where we host open days and campus tours for you to experience our University in person. For more information, go to:

Contact Us

Ajoke Olakunle, International Officer (based in Lagos, Nigeria)
+234 (0) 909 895 3402

Pamela Armstrong, Senior International Officer (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 1960

Adri Hortobagyi, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 8764

International Summer School


With the impact globally from the ongoing spread of COVID-19, to protect the health and safety of staff and students we have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 International Summer School.

We fully intend to offer a variety of International Summer School programmes in summer 2021. Our summer 2021 programmes will be advertised from September 2020 so please keep an eye open for further information.  

Our International Summer School is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  

Summer study allows you to:

  • Explore a particular topic in more depth
  • Experience teaching from world-class academic staff
  • Supplement your studies and gain international experience and credits at a world-class university

Find out more