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Frequently Asked Questions: UK


The closest education system that many Anglophone African education is modelled after is the United Kingdom. Most course offerings are immediately recognisable having nomenclature similar to those of home Universities. Duration is however shorter; undergraduate courses last three years and Master’s degrees are for one year. There are foundation routes for those using just their secondary education qualifications which will extend their time to four years for undergraduate and with Pre-Master’s to just a year and a half. Tuition fees varies depending on the institution but we are happy to discuss specific University or course fees with you when you make an enquiry (include a link to enquiry page).


Yes you can, national qualifications are allowed for use in processing admissions to the UK. There are few that will accept NECO subjects in general but will not accept NECO English as equivalent qualifications to meet the language requirement. Few others will insist on higher grades than with WAEC. A number will accept your NABTEB but some of these will still not accept it for English requirement, only for subjects. WAEC is widely accepted across board including for English. Extremely few will insist on IELTS as evidence of English even with your credit in English. Please ask us.

When Can I start my Application?

UK has now become so competitive thereby shortening the admissions cycle. A lot of courses fills up as soon as they open. But usually the latest you can apply will be five months ahead of start date for your chosen course.

Are there other intakes

Yes, UK have September intake, when all courses and all Universities accept students. Majority of the Universities now also have a January/February intake which allows more students to start their courses in the UK. A small number of Universities now also have few courses with off-cycle start dates like November, December, April, May and June intakes. But please ask us for details.

Can I work while studying?

Yes, you are allowed 20hrs each week to work while school is in session, and full time when school is on holiday. You are however reminded that the primary purpose of your registration is to study and that is what your Visa is based on. So, where work will interfere with your study schools have rights to request that you stop work and if you fail to do so, can report you to the home office. If your performance is good, and attendance is at least 75%, no one will put pressure on you. Attendance at 100% is encouraged at all times.


Only IELTS may be required if you do not meet the requirements for English; Majority of Universities accept credit in WAEC and some will allow credit in English at NECO. GRE and GMAT are not necessary for majority of Universities in the UK. A few top of the range business schools may request or use GMAT to assess your suitability.

When can I pay my fees?

Your fees or deposit as requested for on your admission letter is due immediately. In effect, you need not pay any fees until you hold academically unconditional admission unto your choice course. Once you hold an offer it will help you to pay immediately. Sometimes people wonder why their Visa application is delayed; it sometimes have to do among several other reasons with dates and timelines. You have admission to study in January by as early as November, you deferred to September and only managed to pay fees middle of August, it shows the funds are not there. So we encourage you to pay as soon as you can. If there are issues we can offer advisory on how to proceed.

Will you Support me during Visa Applications

Yes, we are with you entirely during the process.

What if I do not have some recommended documents?

UK Visa is now so simple to understand and is not heavy on documentation. We will be there to explain alternative documents you may provide in lieu of what you do not have. However we do not encourage you to forge documents or submit unofficially altered documents. We have had huge success doing this for at least 25 years, our experience will help you.

Can I get a Refund?

In the unlikely event that your Visa application is refused UK Universities will refund you 100%. If you have applied deception or have submitted forged documentations, some will not refund you 100%. Our UK Visas have been 100% for some years. The reason is that we will let you know when you cannot secure one and most of our clients defer to us and will not put themselves forward.