West Africa blog - relaunched for 2015!

Want to know more about what it's really like to be a student here in Sheffield? Take a look at our recently relaunched West Africa blog by our International Office Ambassadors to learn more about how they are getting on during their time at the University of Sheffield. You can also email them to ask any questions you have about Sheffield and our University.


Sheffield studentThese pages will provide you with information specific to you, as a student coming from Nigeria. You may also find useful our general information for international students, prospective undergraduates and postgraduates, and departments pages.

You can find out more about tuition fees, scholarships, visas and about how you can get in touch with our West Africa office for further advice and guidance.

Our relationship with Nigeria 

The University of Sheffield has a long established relationship with Nigeria. The first known Nigerian graduate of Sheffield graduated from us in 1950 and there are now over 300 known graduates of the University of Sheffield living in Nigeria.

Some well-known alumni include:

  • Dr Abolaji Ajenifuja, OFR, (1959), a consultant Physician and Paediatrician at the University of Ibadan
  • Professor Lateef Salako CON, NNOM, (1969), an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Ibadan
  • Professor Tolu Olukayode Odugbemi, (1978), Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos
  • Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the first Prime Minister of independent Nigeria (Honorary Degree holder)

We are delighted that you are interested in following in this tradition of excellence.

Upcoming Web Chats

We will let you know here if we are planning a web chat, as well as on our general web chats page.  You can also download recent transcripts from our web chats.

NCUK and the University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield welcomes NCUK students from all over the world, including Nigeria. Find out more about NCUK and the University of Sheffield.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, or want to speak with a Sheffield representative in person, please contact our West Africa Regional Officer, Tomi Lasebikan at The University of Sheffield West Africa Office, based in Lagos, Nigeria.

You can also find answers to many frequently asked questions on our Ask Sheffield web pages.