University of Salford students from Nigeria

Studying at the University of Salford is an exciting experience, and our industry-focused courses prepare you for success. You will be taught by staff who are experts in their field, and you will put your learning into practice in real-world settings, such as through placements, live projects, field trips, or hearing from guest speakers.

We're proud to have over 900 students from Nigeria who are currently studying on our campuses, who are part of a total student body of over 20,000 students. 

Our alumni community

When you graduate from Salford, you will join a community of over 200,000 alumni worldwide who make a positive impact in their communities. We will offer you lifelong careers advice and help provide networking opportunities, events and mentorship programmes. 

Our notable alumni from Nigeria include United Nations award winner Foluke Michael and Temitope Ogunsemo who was listed by Forbes in April 2018 as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa. Another notable Nigerian graduate is Ivy Clem who studied Human Resource Management and Development in 2016 and is currently News Anchor for Channels Television and a National Communications and Media Expert for UNIDO and  HR Manager at Mogul Media Ltd amongst other roles.

Living in Salford and Manchester as an African student

Our students love how friendly and diverse our community is, and that our location balances exciting city living with our spacious green campus. 

Watch the video below to see more about student life from our African students’ perspective.

Living in Salford and Manchester as an African student
Salford and Nigeria

Contacts at the University of Salford

If you need any support in making an application or have a question relating to your offer you can contact our Senior International Officer, Quentin Albert at

Scholarships for Nigerian students

We are proud to offer a range of scholarships aimed at supporting high achieving international students. Explore our international scholarships.

Entry requirements for Nigerian students

We encourage Nigerian students to apply for the super priority visa (SPV) service due to the recent instability of the Nigerian Naira. The SPV service provides a fast track service for Nigerian students applying for either a visit visa or a Student Route visa. 


To be considered for entry into our undergraduate programmes you need to hold any of the following: an Ordinary National Diploma (OND); Higher National Diploma (HND); a recognised foundation from Nigeria; successful completion of Year 1 bachelor degree from a Nigerian University.

Applicants who have also completed the NCUK International Foundation year can also be considered.

If you do not meet the entry requirements, you could take our International Foundation Year to gain entry onto this degree.


Applicants should hold a 4-year bachelor degree from a reputable and recognised university from Nigeria with a minimum second class lower (2:2) degree classification.

Applicants with a Medical degree can also be considered.  

English requirements

If you have a WAEC or NECO in English language with at least a C6, you shouldn't require an English test to study a bachelor's or master's degree. Students who want to study a foundation programme will require a UKVI IELTS.

Contact us in Nigeria

If you would like support from within your country, you can speak to our Senior Recruitment Advisor, Adedayo using the details below:

Adedayo Durojaiye (Ms.), Senior Recruitment Advisor (Nigeria)

Mob/Whatsapp: +234 903 382 8737