Information for Nigerian students wishing to study a postgraduate programme at Cranfield University

Cranfield University has a vibrant international community and is becoming a preferred destination for a growing number of Nigerian students.

We currently have 131 students from Nigeria studying with us.

A large number of Cranfield courses are on the recommended course lists by funding bodies like PTDF, NDDC, and Federal Ministry of Education, TET Fund, and National Universities Commission of Nigeria for those students applying for Government Scholarships to study abroad.

In addition to having good links with the funding bodies Cranfield has collaborative agreement with the Nigerian Air Force whereby selected officers enroll on our Aerospace courses. Cranfield also has MOUs with the top public and private universities in Nigeria. Our staff regularly visits Nigeria where they present at partner universities, meet alumni and representatives of funding bodies.

Cranfield has an office in Lagos where our Cranfield rep, can meet prospective students face to face and assist with any queries they may have as well as attending student recruitment events across the region.

As an exclusively postgraduate university with a student to staff ratio - 7:1 that is one of the best for any university in the UK and the world, Nigerian students at Cranfield benefit from excellent teaching delivered by our world-renowned academics, state-of-the art facilities and real-life industry projects with leading global organisations. In addition to providing a professional working environment, Cranfield also offers Nigerian students the opportunity to enjoy campus life and get involved in a wide variety of activities run by Nigeria Cranfield Student Association. Join The Nigerian Society Facebook page to find out more about life at Cranfield or network with Cranfield University Alumni from all over the world on LinkedIn.

The Campus has a very family-friendly environment with on-campus facilities such as a crèche, pre-school, shops and a bank.

Have a look at our Sub-Saharan Africa Facebook and Cranfield Africa Twitter pages!

Academic requirements

Our general entry requirement is a UK Honours degree (minimum second class lower) or international equivalent. Our Admissions Office staff have extensive knowledge of a wide range of qualifications from all over the world and will assess your qualifications against our UK entry requirements. Applications are considered on an individual basis and the information provided here is intended as a general guide. Holding this level of qualification does not guarantee entry and some programmes may have higher entry requirements.

Requirements for individuals from Nigeria

  • Bachelor degree with Honours

Full entry requirements for individual courses can be found on the individual course pages. Please read them carefully as there can sometimes be additional requirements.

To search our courses, visit our Course Finder.

English language requirements

To study for a formal award at Cranfield you will need to demonstrate that you can communicate effectively in English in an academic environment. Applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate qualification from a recognised Nigerian university are not usually required to take an English test, with the exception of applicants to courses at Cranfield Defence and Security. Admissions will assess each application on a case by case basis and the University may require you to take an English test if we are not satisfied that your application demonstrates a suitable level of competency.

Applicants for courses at Cranfield Defence and Security are required to pass a recognised English language test. A list of the tests we recognise and minimum requirements can be found on each course page.

Please note that requirements may change from time to time and are subject to UK Visas and Immigration policy.

For full details visit our English language requirements page.

Agent representatives

Agent Address Contact information
AHZ Associates  Tosil House, 53 Opebi Rd, 
Left wing,3rd Floor, 
Opebi, Ikeja
Lagos, Nigeria

Additional offices in Ibadan, 
Lagos Island, Port Harcourt & Abuja
T: +234(0)9032129233 
AM Consult 70 Oluwalogbon Street
Anthony Village
Lagos State
T: +234 817 650 0025
B&S Educational Services Suite 308
3rd Floor of the King's Plaza
Ahmadu Bello Way
(opposite NAF Conference Centre)
Kado Phase 2 
T: +2348094466997
BCIE British Canadian
International Education Ltd  
BCIE Abuja
24B Djibouti Crescent
off Freetown Street
behind Rockview Hotel
the 5th House after Zartech
Wuse 2

Additional offices in: Ibadan,
Ikeja, Lagos, Kano,
Port Harcourt
T: 081-7149-5402
M: 080-6678-8636
Ceden Consulting Suite A13, TJ 1406 Plaza
(Behind AP Plaza),
No. 7. Bozoum Street
Wuse 2, Abuja
T: +234 803 935 6949
Clarity Education 2nd Floor,
Opebi Road,

Additional office in Abuja
T: +23412917293-4
E: mary@clarity

D.Dot Resources
and Allied Ltd
No 1B Akinfenwa Ope Drive,
Off Chief Mene-Otone Road,
KM 22, Lekki/Epe Expressway,
Lagos State, Nigeria
T:+234 810 396 4409
T: +234 810 397 9208
David Abion Consulting  3 Olu Oni Close, 
off Kaffi Street
Alausa, Lagos State, Ikeja, Nigeria
(Opposite Entrance 1, Ikeja City Mall)
T: +2348062700622
Glory Educational 5th Floor Buffalo Plaza
No 2 Allied Avenu
Opposite Toyin Street Roundabout 
Ikeja, Lagos

Additional offices in:
Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Ota, Kano
T: +234 8170685984
+234 8037326379
IE Abroad 4 Fatai Idowu Arobieke Street
Lekki Phase 1
T:+234 90 5689 6282
Intake Education  Ikeja Office, 3rd Floor, 
76 Opebi Road, Ikeja

Additional offices in Abuja, Ibadan, Enugu,
Port-Harcourt and Victoria Island
T: +234-01-3429059
Jokings Educare Ltd 205 B Samfa Plaza Ndola Crescent 
Abuja Nigeria, Wuse Zone 5

Additional offices in: Lagos,
Ibadan and Ilorin
+234 12955370
Knowledge Well Ltd  Block 78, Plot 28,
Engr. Babatope Bejide Crescent,
Off Fola Osibo Street,
Lekki Phase 1 Estate,
Lagos, Nigeria

Additional office in UK
12 King Perekule Street
Rivers State
T: +234 803 786 9282
Regal Uno Consulting
(RUC Education)
2nd Floor, B Wing,
24 Aminu Kao Crescent,
Wuse 2
Abuja, Nigeria

Additional offices in:
Kano and Lagos
T: +2347067312252
(Study International UK)
Victoria Island Office - 
2 Ahmed Onibudo Street 
Victoria Island 

Additional offices in Abuja
T: 0234-8104841013
Study Advisory Services Ltd 7 Abimbola Close 
off Oweh Street, 
Jibowu Yaba, 
Lagos State 
Talib Consultancy
(UK) Ltd 
Abuja Office, Suite 5017,
GA 247 Plaza, Ahmadu Bello Way,
Mabushi, Abuja

Ibadan Office, 78 Ring Road,
Henry Tee Building,
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Additional offices in Lagos and UK
T: +23480 6829 0705/+23480 7877 3100
TGM Education Head Office (Lagos)
3rd Floor, Kobis Building 
18/20 Kudirat Abiola Way, 
Lagos, Nigeria.

Additional offices in Abuja, Benin and Kano
T: +234-908-077-5662

Funding overview

There are a number of funding bodies and agencies in Nigeria which provide financial aid to support postgraduate study in the UK. These include the following:

For further Information and advice on funding and finance, including how to pay your fees and useful references for international applicants, please visit our Fees and Funding page.

Country visits

Representatives from Cranfield make regular visits to Nigeria throughout the year. We attend education exhibitions, visit universities and talk to prospective students and their families.

Please view our events calendar to find out when we will next be visiting.

If you are already studying in the UK, our Open Days provide the ideal opportunity to visit the campus and meet staff and students.

My time at Cranfield was phenomenal. From the excellent, diverse and very accessible faculty, to the superb facilities, there was a great focus on the practical application of knowledge and the emphasis on acquiring the much needed soft skills that make you a well-rounded finance professional.

Michael Osakwe, Associate, Keynes Private Equity, Investment Management MSc alumnus, 2016

Funding Opportunities

Cranfield partners with a number of in-country funding bodies, Government agencies, academic institutions and NGOs to set up dedicated Scholarships. These are in addition to Scholarships offered by the British Council.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme: Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for master’s study, jointly supported by Cranfield University.

Please visit our fees and funding web page for further details.