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What Is WAEC Equivalent To In UK? [2022 Guide]

Ever wondered what WAEC is equivalent to in the UK? You will find out in this article.

Educational institutions that also accept it for studying abroad have also been listed below.

Let’s dive right in;

What is WAEC equivalent to in the UK?

WAEC is equivalent to the GCSE/GCE O Level in the UK provided grade 1 – 6 is achieved on a subject-for-subject basis. Luckily for you, this is one of the basic requirements of most universities there.

Can WASSCE be accepted for admission in the United Kingdom? Find out below…

Is WAEC accepted in the UK?

Yes, WAEC is accepted in the UK if you want to use it for admission. Not all universities in the United Kingdom accept WASSCE for admission.

Some universities like Queen Mary University accept it for only foundation programs (which is done for 1 year).

You also need to have a good WAEC result before you can apply, at least 5/6 credits are needed (English & Mathematics included).

If you passed your English well, then you don’t need to do IELTS. Note that some universities may need results of exams like; TOEFL, IGCSE, SAT, etc.

Universities in the UK that accept WASSCE results in 2022

The following universities accept WAEC results from Nigerians, Ghanaians, etc. I have done a good amount of research to make sure they truly accept these results.

  1. University of East Anglia
  2. Oxford University
  3. University of Plymouth
  4. University of Manchester
  5. Middlesex University
  6. University of Sheffield
  7. Swansea University
  8. University of Leicester
  9. London South Bank University
  10. University of Kent
  11. London Metropolian University
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There are actually more universities that accept WASSCE in the United Kingdom, always make sure you check the admission requirements on their website before applying.

Is WAEC equivalent to A-Level?

No, it is not equivalent to A-level in foreign countries like the United Kingdom.

WAEC is however equivalent to GCSE, just as I have mentioned before.

Results like Cambridge A-level (which is done in Nigeria) are equivalent to A-level abroad.

Is WAEC better than NECO for studying abroad?

Yes, WAEC is better than NECO in 2022.

As far as studying abroad is concerned, most if not all foreign universities prefer WASSCE results to NECO results.

But passing these exams doesn’t come easy, you can check my tips to pass them in one sitting without malpractice.

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