Why Essex?

Essex has a long history of welcoming students from Nigeria. With students from over 130 different countries, Essex is the world in one place. We're ranked 21st overall in Times Higher Education’s list of the top 200 most international universities in the world. We offer a range of courses with many Nigerians excelling in Business, Computing and Law amongst our highly ranked departments. Did you know that Nigerian BBC Radio presenter Dotun Adebayo and Booker Prize winning novelist Ben Okri both studied at Essex?

In your country

We have a regional office based in Lagos, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your country contact named below if you have any questions.

Entry requirements

Previous university/college study is required in addition to local high school qualifications for our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses.

We accept a number of other international qualifications and international foundation year programmes

We also offer a range of Foundation Programmes which can lead to entry to our undergraduate degrees, please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with 2:2 or 2.5/5 or 2.0/4 from Bachelor degree.
 
Some courses have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team admit@essex.ac.uk

We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available if you do not meet these grades. Please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

Scholarships and bursaries

Our Africa Scholarship Programme offers  £3,000 scholarships for undergraduates from Nigeria in their first year of study.

Our Africa Scholarship Programme offers a £4,000 discount to postgraduate students from Nigeria achieving a CGPA of 3/5 or above.

 

When I came to Essex, I was impressed at how culturally diverse it was. I felt comfortable straight away. The size of the University was also a plus, I didn't feel crowded or just another student. The University has a reputable Economics department which made my decision all the more easy. One of the things I particularly liked about about the Foundation Year is that I find I can really understand the subjects even though I have never studied them before.
Jennifer Obulo Foundation Year in Economics
I remember thinking my course would be more academic than practical but it’s been a good balance of both. All my lecturers have real world experience outside of academia, and learning typically involves case studies, group work, and presentations, together with lecture sessions. The level of non-academic support is amazing. The greatest benefit of my Essex experience has been gaining international exposure from learning in a multicultural environment whilst making lifelong connections from all around the world!
Gbubemi Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Get in touch
Arinze Odiari Nigeria country contact
Telephone: +234-1-08034086809