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Here you'll find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, campuses, entry requirements, and agents in your country who can help you apply.

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Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

for students coming from Nigeria to ARU

For entry to a bachelor’s degree (year 1), we will consider the following qualifications:

  • A recognised foundation programme
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • International Advanced Levels (A Levels)

  • Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or Higher National Diploma (HND), plus O’ Level credit passes in Mathematics and English Language
  • One year of university education plus O’ Level credit passes in at least five subjects (including Mathematics and English Language)
  • A recognised Advanced Level qualification, or equivalent
  • OR WAEC/NECO with 5 credits at B3 or above / English C6

For entry to a master’s degree, we will consider the following qualifications:

  • A recognised pre-masters course
  • A UK equivalent bachelors degree (minimum lower second class, 2:2)
  • Nigerian postgraduate diploma
  • English C6

For entry to a research degree, we will consider overseas qualifications equivalent to a UK Master’s degree. Please visit our postgraduate research pages for more information on the application requirements. 

The above is a guide only and not all qualifications are listed. There may be additional course requirements, such specific subjects or grades, a portfolio or an interview, for example. These requirements will be detailed on each individual course page.

If you don't hold one of the qualifications above, ARU College can help. ARU College provides foundation, first year and pre-Masters courses designed to prepare you for entry to your chosen degree.

English requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to be able to show you have the required level of English language. This is so we can ensure you'll be able to follow your course.

  • Our standard entry criteria for undergraduate courses is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • Our standard entry criteria for postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses is IELTS 6.5, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

If you don't meet our English language requirements, our Language Centre offers a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.

Our Language Centre also offers the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. Check our events page for dates or contact our country managers for more information.

Fees and scholarships

We know that studying abroad is a huge investment. Find out more about fees, paying for university, and the support available:

How to apply

Here are some links to important information that will help you with your application to ARU:

Approved agents

EPS Education

  • Location: Abuja
  • Address:: Suite S07 Smart Bridge  Plaza, O.P 1 Fingesi Street, Mabushi, Abuja
  • Telephone: 0818 282 1207
  • WhatsApp: 0818 282 1207
  • Email:

UKEAS Nigeria (Ikeja Office)

UKEAS Nigeria (Abuja)

  • Location: Abuja
  • Address: Ground Floor, 50, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Osas & Oseji Building, Between UBA and H-Medix, Wuse 2, Abuja FCT
  • Telephone: +234 (0) 8079779768
  • Email:
  • Website:

UKEAS Nigeria (Victoria Island Office)

British Canadian International Education (BCIE)

TG Marchnata Education

  • Locations: Lagos and Abuja
  • Address: 18-20 Kudirat Abiola Way Kobis Restaurant Building Oregun Ikeja Lagos
  • Telephone: +234 1 898 2684 / +234 802 376 5748
  • Email: /
  • Website:

Diamond Giant Consulting

  • Location: Lagos
  • Address: Suit 53 Terrace By Ecobank Tafawa Balewa Square Race Course, Lagos Island Lagos
  • Telephone: +234 803 508 7511 / +234 802 460 3725
  • Email:

SI-UK Education Council

  • Location: Lagos
  • Address: 2nd Floor, 84 Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Telephone: 01 212 0530 / 01 212 0531 / 0811 047 7469
  • Email:

Solomon Word International Education (SWIE)

Glory Educational Services

Chal International Education Services

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