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Country Information


List of countries

Around 70 students from this country are currently studying at Durham University.

Your contact in Durham

Lisa Sadler
Phone: +44 (0)191 33 46168

Entry requirements


For admission onto Durham University's International Foundation Year, students will require five high passes (at Grade B3 or above) in relevant subjects in SSCE (Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination)


  • IB Diploma
  • UK A Levels
  • Advanced Placement Examinations (3 APs at Grade 4 or above)
  • Recognised UK Foundation Programme

Please see individual degree programmes for grade and subject requirements.

Taught postgraduate

Applicants who hold a Bachelors Degree (minimum 2:1) from a recognised institution will be considered for admission to a Masters degree. Some exceptions can be made for students with relevant work experience or with high 2.2s (58%) or GPA 2.8 from prestigious Nigerian Universities.

Research postgraduate

Applicants who hold a Masters Degree will be considered for admission to PhD study.

English Language Requirements

The minimum entry levels for international students onto any programme of study except the Foundation Programme at Durham University are listed below. All qualifications must be taken within two years* of the start of the academic programme. Acceptable English Language examinations for entry to Durham University are:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (no component under 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT: 92 (no component under 23)
  • Cambridge Proficiency (CPE): Grade C
  • Cambridge Advanced (CAE): Grade A
  • Cambridge IGCSE First Language English at Grade C or above
  • Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language at Grade B or above
  • GCSE English Language at grade C or above
  • Pearson Test of English (overall score 62 (with no score less than 56 in each component)

Many departments/schools require different (higher) levels for entry onto particular programmes of study. Please check with the International Office or your Department for clarification of the English Language level required for entry to your chosen programmeor check our guidelines in the Learning and Teaching Handbook.

Agents in your country

NameAddressOther information
Glory Educational Services 3rd floor, UAC Complex
Beside SEC towers
Central Area, Garki
Abuja FCT
No 42 UI-Secretariat Road (Former USIS Building)
Opposite SS Peter and Paul Major Seminary
Bodija, Ibadan
Suite 203 Management House
Plot 22 Idowu Taylor Street
Victoria Island
4th Floor Union Bank Building
32 Niger Street
Bata, Kano
3rd Floor, Centage Plaza
14 Allen Avenue
Ikeja, Lagos
Suite 08, Ngede Plaza
No 7 Umuechem Street (By Domino Junction)
Off Olu Obasanjo Road , D/Line
Port Harcourt
Nubi Educational Counselling Ltd 300A Surulere Way
Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi
Lagos, Nigeria
Preparation For Life Behind Ostrich Bakery
Oni and Sons
Ring Road
Ibadan, Oyo State
49, Sobo Arabiodu Street
GRA Ikeja
Ground Floor, Lantern Plaza,
10 Gimbiya Street, Area 11,
Garki, Abuja
2nd Floor, 77 Stadium Road,
Port Harcourt
296B Jide Oki Street
off Ligali Ayorinde Street
Victoria Island, Lagos
2nd Floor, Landmark Building (French Connection)
Ikota, Ajah
Lekki Expressway
UKEAS Suite 3, 2nd Floor
Plot 1952, Sokode Crescent
Off Dalaba Street (left turn)
Off Michael Okpara Road
Wuse Zone 5, Abuja FCT
Ile Ori Delta
1 Shell Close
Oyo State
3rd Floor, 76 Opebi Road
Ikeja, Lagos

Alumni information

There are around 110 alumni in this country.

Durham in your country

EventsRegionStart dateEnd dateContact

June 2014

Agent visits and student interviews.

Lagos and Abuja28 January 201430 June

Student testimonials

Chinyere Udechukwu - MBA

Please see here for Chychy's MBA diary.

Contact the International Office

Durham University
International Office
Palatine Centre
Stockton Road

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 6328
Fax: +44 (0) 191 334 6326

How to Apply

Click here for information on how to apply for a course of study at Durham