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Top 3 UK Varsities that Accept WAEC/NECO English in Place of IELTS and TOEFL

Cursory: The United Kingdom is one of the most preferred destinations for Nigerian students seeking foreign education.

Yearly, a lot of Nigerians seek admission into universities in the UK, but only a few of them are able to meet the often stringent requirements.

One of those requirements is the IELTS and TOEFL English language tests which are used to measure a candidate’s ability to learn a course taught in English.

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While sitting for these English test exams is a standard requirement for Nigerian candidates seeking admission into UK schools, some of them waive this. In place of IELTS, the UK schools that waive English tests for Nigerians accept other valid tests such as WAEC and NECO.

See the list below:

1. Teesside University

Teesside University is one of the schools that accept WAEC English as a valid test from Nigerian students. However, the school accepts a minimum of a C6 in WAEC English. With this, English tests such as IELTS and TOEFL are waived.

According to the school website, this depends on the student’s course of study.

2. Keele University

The second school that also accepts WAEC/NECO English from Nigerian students is Keele University.

This school is located at Staffordshire, UK. However, a minimum of C6 in English is required for both graduate and undergraduate courses.

The Keele University website has a specific page for Nigerians seeking a place to study in the school.

3. The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburg, UK, also accepts WAEC/NECO as proof of English proficiency from Nigerian students.

This however comes with the condition that the accepted student will complete a foundation year program in English.

This requirement concerning international students from Nigeria are clearly specified on the school’s website.

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