‌In 1913 the University welcomed the first Nigeria student to the University 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 around 50 Nigerian students studying at Glasgow.  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 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.

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


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

Meet our team in Nigeria

May 2020

  • Location: Lagos, Abuja
  • Event: UKEAS Study World Fair
  • Contact: Ajoke Olakunle

Aug 06 - Aug 08 2020

  • Location: Lagos & Abuja
  • Event: Pre-departure Briefing
  • Contact: Ajoke Olakunle


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.

SI-UK Education Council

2nd Floor 84 Opebi Road Ikeja, Lagos
+234-1- 2120530

UKEAS (Port Harcourt)

Plot 156, No 11 Tom Inko-Tariah Street. Rumuogba Estate
Port Harcourt,
Rivers state
+234 (0) 8116 709 992

UKEAS (Victoria Island)

6 Adeola Odeku Street
Victorial Island
+234 01 2915972

UKEAS Abuja Office

Suite 3, 2nd Floor, Hatlab Place, Plot 1952 Sokode Crescent, Wuse Zone 5,
+234 (0) 9-2906508

UKEAS Enugu Office

Suite B8, First Floor, Bethel Plaza, 36 Garden Avenue

UKEAS Ibadan Office

Ile Oridetu, 1st Floor, 1 Shell Close, Onireke,
+234 (0) 2-7517057

UKEAS Ikeja Office

3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road

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

You can also apply to join our International Summer School. This is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  The summer school offers a variety of credit and non credit-bearing courses including Mathematics and Physics, Theatre and Performance and International Business. The International Summer School website details all courses on offer.

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

To attend the International Summer School for most courses, but not all, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You should be a current student or a graduate of an international higher education institution*.
  • If your first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent)
  • You should have a GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)

Special circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please refer to individual course descriptions for courses that vary from the standard criteria.


  • Applications for 2020 are currently open

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