Nigeria, bachelor's admission
Find out what you need to submit, what previous studies meet the general entry requirements, how to meet the English requirement and any special instructions for your country of study.
Meeting the general entry requirements
One of the following meets the general criteria:
- West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE), including English, Mathematics and three (3) other subjects.*
- Senior School Certificate (SSCE), including English, Mathematics and three (3) other subjects.*
- National Technical Certificate (NTC) or Advanced National Technical Certificates (ANTC).*
- Senior School Certificate (SSCE), issued until 1999, including English, and four (4) other subjects.*
- General Certificate of Education (GCE), issued until 1990, Your GCE results must include (5) subjects or more which of at least two (2) must be at the advanced level.*
*All certificates must be issued by either the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the National Examinations Council of Nigeria (NECO), or the National Business & Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB).
Meeting the specific entry requirements for science
Many courses and programmes have both general and specific entry requirements. The specific requirements are Swedish courses that you must have the equivalent of from your previous studies. Read more about specific entry requirements
Upper secondary studies completed in Nigeria will not meet the specific entry requirements for science-related courses and programmes in Sweden. A WASSCE/SSC meets the requirement for the following Swedish courses:
Fysik 1a (physics) if the subject is included in final school grades
Naturkunskap 2 (natural science) if:
- the subject science is included in the final school grades, or
- 2 of the subjects physics, chemistry or biology are included in the final school grades
Meeting the English requirement
You can meet the English requirement with your upper secondary studies with:
GCE O-level in English
English in your SSCE/WASSCE/NTB/NTC
Students with a completely documented Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in Nigeria are considered to have a sufficient level of English.
You can also demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through an internationally approved English test.
Find out more at English language requirements
Special document instructions
All upper secondary school results must be issued by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the National Examinations Council of Nigeria (NECO), or the National Business & Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB).
You are required to submit the officially issued certificate. Print-outs or result slips are only accepted if we've received information from the issuing authority that the certificates for the exam have not yet been issued. We verify all results with scratch cards.
If you've lost your certificate, you should ask the issuing authority to send a “Confirmation of Result”. They can do this two ways:
- they can send the “Confirmation of Result" from an official email address to email@example.com. This is the fastest and easiest method. We will unfortunately not be able to answer any questions sent to this address from senders other than WAEC.
- they can send the "Confirmation of Result" by regular post to: Swedish Council for Higher Education, "Verifications", Box 4030, SE-171 04 Solna, Sweden'
Submit scratch card for verification
In addition to a copy of your certificate, you are also required to submit a scratch card or token issued by WAEC/NECO/NABTEB. You can do this by:
- uploading a photograph or scan of the serial number and PIN or token number, or
- submitting the information from your scratch card/token using the contact form at the University Admissions Support Centre.