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Studying in Africa

Study in Africa, graduate from the University of London

The University of London International Programmes allows you to study a wide range of diploma, undergraduate and master's level courses by flexible and distance learning.

Our programmes are developed by the Member Institutions of the University of London, which have an international reputation for the quality of their teaching and research.

What can you study?

We have over 3,000 students in Africa, studying for a range of qualifications. Popular undergraduate courses include:

Popular postgraduate courses studied in Africa include:

Browse through over 100 courses.

A prestigious degree

Our qualifications are respected by universities and employers in Africa and around the world. Graduates gain prestigious jobs in banks, multinational companies, law firms and NGOs and go on to further study at the world’s leading universities.

Former students from Africa include Nelson Mandela, Heads of Government, Nobel Laureates and prominent judges.

How you study

You can study our courses independently, or with the assistance of a recognised teaching centre in many African countries. Find a local teaching centre in your area.

Find out more about studying in the following countries: Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Seychelles, and Uganda.

Study independently or at a local institution

In Ghana, you can choose to study for our qualifications at a local independent teaching institution, or by distance learning.

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Because you don’t need to move to London, you can access degrees that are recognised by employers around the world at a very reasonable cost.

Students in Nigeria and Ghana are currently eligible for fee-waiver awards for our Postgraduate Laws (LLM) programme.

Aga Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.

LLB recognition

The University of London Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is recognised for entry into the legal profession in most African countries, provided you study the necessary courses.

Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni ambassadors are graduates who have agreed to answer questions from prospective students.

Caleb completed his LLB with the University of London International Programmes...

Alumni Inspiration: Kapambwe Mirriam Chishala, MSc Infectious Diseases, Zambia