In this article, I am going to list the names of the UK universities that accept NECO and the Universities in UK that accept WAEC results.
I have also listed and explained the Colleges in UK that accept WAEC and NECO result for international admissions (Students from WAEC Countries)
At the end of reading this article, you will discover whether your WAEC result will be valid for admission into any UK university.
Secondly, you will also know the grades needed in your O’level (WASSCE) that can be scaled with the U.K GCSE for admission into bachelor’s degree programs.
Finally, I shall list other admission requirements that will be needed along with your WASSCE to qualify you for admission in the U.K.
This article will provide answers to the following questions:
- Do UK universities accept WAEC?
- Can I use WAEC to study in UK?
- Is NECO Result accepted for admission in UK?
WAEC Equivalent in the U.K 2023
THE West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination known as WAEC is a secondary school (high school) qualification examination mostly used to gain admission into colleges and universities for bachelor’s degree programs.
Is WASSCE equivalent to GCSE?
In the United Kingdom, the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is equivalent to the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in the U.K.
The GCSE is a qualification normally taken by most, although not all, UK students at the end of compulsory education just like the WAEC. The GCSE equivalent in Scotland is Standard Grade.
Is WAEC Accepted in UK?
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) also known as WAEC is acceptable in the U.K in place of GCSE.
Meanwhile, it is important to inform you that it is not all the universities and colleges in UK that accept WAEC.
WAEC is mostly accepted in colleges and universities in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, etc. Some colleges and universities may choose to use an alternative qualification.
For your WAEC to be accepted in any UK university or college, it must have good grades (A’s or B’s) that are equivalent to the UK GCSE required grades.
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List of Universities in UK that Accept WAEC and NECO Results 2023
Below is a list of some of the Universities and Colleges in the UK that accept WAEC or NECO results for undergraduate degree admissions:
- University of Kent
- University of Sheffield
- The University of Manchester
- University of Birmingham
- University of Bristol
Kindly see more explanation about each of these colleges and universities with the links to apply for admission below.
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1. University of Kent
The University of Kent is a semi-collegiate public research university that is located in Giles Ln, Canterbury CT2 7NZ, Kent, United Kingdom.
The University of Kent accepts international students with WAEC or NECO who wish to apply for undergraduate degree programs at the University.
Meanwhile, all WAEC submitted must be validated by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) likewise any NECO result by the Nigerian Examinations Council.
How to apply to University of Kent with WAEC or NECO
If you have your WAEC or NECO result, then you can apply to the University of Kent by visiting here
2. University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is a public research university that is located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
One of the admission requirements for International students from West African countries, including Nigerians, can apply for admission at the University of Sheffield using their WAEC results.
Meanwhile, the student must have good grades in his or her WAEC and that must include a minimum of C in English.
How to Apply to Sheffield with WAEC
If you have your WAEC result ready, then you can apply to the University of Sheffield by visiting here
3. The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is a public research university located in Manchester, England, United Kingdom.
The University of Manchester accepts international students with WAEC who have successfully completed a recognized university foundation program.
How to apply to the University of Manchester with WAEC
If you have your WAEC result ready and have completed a foundation program from a recognized university, then you can apply to the University of Manchester by visiting here
4. University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham informally known as Birmingham University, is a public research university in the UK.
The University of Birmingham is located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. This is one of the Universities in the United Kingdom that accepts students with WAEC.
To be qualified for admission, you will need a minimum of C in English language in your WAEC or NECO results for the standard English language proficiency requirements.
How to apply to University of Birmingham with WAEC
If you have your WAEC result ready and have at least A, B, or C in English, then you can apply to the University of Birmingham by visiting here
5. University of Bristol
The University of Bristol is a red brick Russell Group research university in Bristol, England. The University is located in Bristol BS8 1TH, United Kingdom.
International students with WAEC results are accepted into the University of Bristol for Bachelor’s degree programs as long as they meet the entry requirement.
However, applicants with WAEC may be expected to undergo a foundation/bridging program to be qualified for admission into University’s Bachelor’s degree courses.
How to apply to University of Bristol with WAEC
If you have your WAEC result and your application fee ready, then you can apply to the University of Bristol by using any of the three (3) methods listed below.
- Application through UCAS: here
- Application through Common Application: here
- Application through Bristol: here
Those are the names of the UK universities that accept WAEC and NECO result and also the Colleges in UK that accept WAEC and NECO.
Meanwhile, there are other universities and colleges that accept WAEC and NECO which may have not been listed on this page.
Assuredly, I shall continue to make more findings and keep updating this list to include other universities in UK that accept WAEC.
For the moment, I encourage you to feel free to share, recommend, and ask any questions using the comment section below.