We warmly welcome students from Nigeria and a small number join the university each year along with a large number of students from other African nations.

The University of Bolton has a long tradition of attracting international students from all around the world. Bolton is a highly multi-cultural and diverse town and as such, international students will feel at home straightaway.

As an international student you will automatically become a member of the International Society. This society organises events for all students including International evenings, social activities and sight-seeing trips around the UK. Alongside this, the Students' Union has many sporting activities and social events to keep students entertained during their studies.

We will be visiting again soon so if you would like to meet a member of the team or if you would like to discuss new opportunities then please contact either the university directly or one of our excellent representatives.


The University of Bolton works in partnership with both Aptech and NIIT and we are currently finalising a one year Top-Up degree in Computer Networks. More details will be released shortly. 

Academic Entry Requirements

International Foundation Year

 WAEC with minimum C6 in all subjects including Maths and English

Undergraduate entry to year 1

  • A recognised international foundation course
  • WAEC plus one or more years of Undergraduate studies at a reputable Nigerian University with a 2:2 average
  • Ordinary National Diploma (OND/ND) with credit or distinction profile 

Undergraduate entry to year 2/3

 HND / Aptech Advanced diploma / DNIIT

We will accept any applications for entry to year 2 & 3; these are assessed on a case by case basis.


  • Bachelor degree with a minimum 2:2 average

English Language

We can accept WAEC minimum grade C6 as proof of English proficiency as long as it was completed within the last 5 years. If you have not achieved this then you will be required to complete a recognised English Language qualification (eg IELTS)