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Robert Gordon University attracts every year 16,000 students from 132 countries. Our students gain a high professional profile thanks to our embedded courses and our strong links to industry.

RGU has firm links with Nigeria and as such an active Nigerian student population both on campus and in our Alumni.  Our industry led courses give students the opportunity to be ready to enter their chosen profession with ease.

Entry Requirements

Please note that this information is intended as a guideline and allows you to broadly compare your qualifications to the British qualifications specified on the course pages of this website. Some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications or work experience may be taken into consideration.

Undergraduate Requirements

  • Students with qualifications from any international high school are expected to have results comparable to students from UK institutions
  • Students with WAEC / WASSCE will be considered for entry through our International College at Robert Gordon University
  • Students with a HND will be considered. Please note that Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas are not considered comparable
  • Applications will be considered on a case by case basis, please contact Admissions for information:
  • Applicants who do not hold an International High School qualification will be expected to undertake a pathway programme at our International College
English Language 

Most undergraduate courses require an IELTS score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each area. Some courses require a higher English language score. Always check the relevant course page and our English Language Requirements page before applying.

Postgraduate Requirements

  • A 4-year degree with a minimum of a second class lower classification with CGPA 2.40, or an equivalent
  • A small number of University postgraduate programmes do require a minimum of second class upper classification, or an equivalent (please refer to the relevant course page)
  • Applicants with lower qualification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis. Contact Admissions for information:
  • Students who do not meet our direct entry requirements may be able to undertake a pre-masters programme through our International College at Robert Gordon University
English Language

Most postgraduate courses require an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each area. Some courses require a higher English Language score. Always check the relevant course page and our English Language Requirements page before applying.


Partnerships allow international students to start a degree with RGU from an equivalent entry point.

If your course is not listed, but your institution is a partner of Robert Gordon University, you may still be entitled to the scheme. Please contact

Terms and conditions

  • Students entering year 2 of an undergraduate degree with RGU are entitled to apply for a paid working placement in their 3rd year of study (if their course of interest offers this option) this allows students to pay minimal fees for their 3rd year, and gain paid work experience before returning for their 4th and final year.  This placement is closely monitored by the course tutor and advice on placements can be provided by our careers and placement team.
  • Students who enter 3rd year of an undergraduate degree with RGU will attend the academic (taught) 3rd year option, but they will have the option to leave at the end of the 3rd year with a general degree in just one year.  Students who choose to complete the 3rd and 4th year will leave the university with an honours degree.   Students intending to study only up to the 3rd year should state this at the point of application as it will affect their visa.
  • Students who enter 4th year of an undergraduate degree with RGU will also attend an academic taught year, and will have only one opportunity to re-sit assessments.  Please refer to the academic regulations for full details.

Meet Us

Your chance to meet RGU staff to apply for a course or discuss an existing application. 

We visit countries around the world at various times of the year. We also provide opportunities for you to chat to us online. Our regular web chats make it easy for you to connect with us from your own home.

If no visit is scheduled in your country, please contact the International Team and we will be happy to help you.

Virtual Meet Me – Africa

Virtual Meet Me – Africa

01 October 2021

Meet RGU online through our one-to-one appointments for students from Africa.

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Education Fairs – Nigeria

Education Fairs – Nigeria

19 October 2021

Meet RGU in Abuja, Port Harcourt or Lagos in Nigeria in October to find out more about our courses, scholarships and how to apply for the January and September 2022 intakes

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Join in January: Offer Holder Sessions - Nigeria

Join in January: Offer Holder Sessions - Nigeria

02 November 2021

Meet RGU’s In-Country Manager, Kunle Afolabi in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, as we hold a series of information sessions for our offer holders from Nigeria, who are interested in joining RGU in January 2022.

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Scholarships & Funding

We have a wide range of scholarships are available to international students, find out if you are eligible for support for your country.

Scholarship or funding options may have additional eligibility requirements, however you may still qualify for support. Contact the International Team for further information, or search all Funding and Scholarships.

Available Scholarships & Funding for students from Nigeria

Agents in Nigeria

These are our university-approved agents in Nigeria. In addition to our Admissions Office and International Team, they are available to help you with any enquiries and help with the submitting your application.


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