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Join our community of Nigerian innovators & leaders. Think global, and pay local tuition in Naira. Learn real-world skills 100% online.


More about Nexford’s online programs

Are you an early career professional wanting to kick-start your career with your first degree – a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – with specializations in 8 hot-topic areas.

Perhaps, you are an experienced professional looking to advance your career with an MBA degree program? Specialize in AIE-Commerce or Sustainability

On average, there is a salary difference of 41% in Nigeria between employees with a high school degree and bachelor’s degree, despite the same experience. Join Nexford, get ahead, and stay ahead.

Choose your program in Nigeria and submit your details to find out more about Nexford's fully online programs.

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Explore Nexford in Nigeria: local partnerships, business and culture events and a vibrant learner and alumni community. Hear what local industry leaders and experts have to say about Nexford University – America’s online university for global leaders. Plus, book a time to meet us at our Community Space in Abuja or online.

Pay local, think global with a fully online program at Nexford. Pay tuition in local Naira – we’re an American university, but we get you.

Hear from a Nexford Parent

As a lawyer and an entrepreneur in Nigeria, I am hopeful that my daughter will emulate my business success. That meant giving her the best start possible which is why, amongst other reasons, I chose to enroll her at Nexford University. Her personal safety by learning online, the ease and speed of the enrolment process, and the support she received from the get go from a Nexford Success Advisor made me realize that I made the right choice.

Ibrahim Maigari
Lawyer, Entrepreneur and NXU Learner's Father

Our partners

We’ve established partnerships with local organizations that align with our goals, value and mission - giving you the best possible learning experience. Sterling Bank, MTN, Union Bank, IBM, Dangote, Jobberman, Seedstars, Play Network, and more. Watch our webinar with Sterling Bank.

Nexford University’s mission is to enable greater social and economic mobility across the world by providing learners access to high-quality, affordable, dynamic online education that prepares them for the global workplace.

Why Nexford’s programs?

  • A Nexford degree will equip you with the skills you need to advance your career, with less theory and more practice. Our curriculum is designed based on the needs of the world's largest employers.
  • 100% online means you don’t have to travel to earn a degree! No security concerns or heavy cost burden incured to travel abroad just to earn a degree. Learn where ever you are!
  • Build a network of global professionals from 100+ countries working at firms like Google, TikTok, Deloitte, and Microsoft

Nexford is accredited by DEAC, which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities, an independent body providing accreditation services for independent, further and higher education colleges. We are a degree-granting institution of higher education, licensed by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission.

Our Nigerian learner feedback says it all

Work Skills Progress Learning Goals Progress Recommend Nexford

My learning experience and NXU has been amazing. I did not expect it to be this engaging, practical and mind reading. Even though I study from my room, I have a global network of friends all over the world. I have friends in India, Egypt and Indonesia.

And with the high rates of insecurities in Nigeria, it is a privilege to be able to study from the comfort of my own home without having to worry about anything but my studies.

Sahla Maigari
Current BBA learner

Join a global community from over 100 countries

Nexford’s 100% online courses, certificates, and degrees are designed for leaders, not followers. The world is going digital and opportunities are no longer limited by physical borders. Your degree should prepare you for this world, not yesterday’s. It should be fit for purpose, maximize your employability and open up future opportunities.

Start the first of every month

AI, Data Science, Business Analytics, Cybersecurity. Start building the skills employers are looking for as soon as next month. Our online programs start on the first of every month. You don’t have to wait for a semester to start.

We know your future won’t wait. Learn any time, anywhere. Take the next step now.

Book a time to see us at our NLS Abuja Community Space

Network with other learners and make use of free WiFi at our NLS Abuja Community space!

Latest news from Nexford

Fadl Al Tarzi discusses Nexford University’s next growth phase following considerable popularity across Africa

Fadl Al Tarzi discusses Nexford University’s next growth phase following considerable popularity across Africa

As a next-generation American university that is tech-enabled, Nexford University is positively impacting lives around the world, particularly here in Africa. In June this year, the company announced a $10.8 million pre Series A funding round which was led by Dubai-based Global Ventures. Since then, Nexford University has launched new products in readiness for its next growth phase.

November 2021
Graduating 200 MBA students a milestone for Nexford University – Country Director

Graduating 200 MBA students a milestone for Nexford University – Country Director

Two hundred pioneer students recently bagged their Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Nexford University in Lagos in what has been described as a milestone for the institution.

April 2021
Ezekwesili, others canvass PPP in tertiary education funding

Ezekwesili, others canvass PPP in tertiary education funding

Advisory board member of Nexford University, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, has canvassed public-private partnership in Nigeria’s education sector. The country’s former Minister of Education said this at the graduation of the university’s first class of Nigerian MBA students.

March 2021

Admissions & Eligibility

Applying is easy! Once you've decided on the program you want, and read up on the admissions criteria, head to apply.nexford.org to start your application. If you have everything ready, it should take you seven minutes (or faster!) to complete the form.

Download our step-by-step guide to understand what you need to do to complete your Nexford application and give yourself the best chance of acceptance.

You'll need an undergraduate degree to apply for the MBA program. Nexford University accepts applications globally. We understand that your qualification may not specifically say that you hold a bachelor's degree in your country, but it may be equivalent to a US Bachelor's degree. We'll be happy to have your credential reviewed! Get in touch with our Admissions team to know if you are qualified: admissions@nexford.org


However, your degree or qualification doesn't need to be in business.


If you have a degree in another discipline, you'll take four 6-8 week Advanced Business Foundation courses. Here, you'll learn the baseline business skills you need for our broader MBA. Upon successful completion, start taking MBA core courses.


If you have studied business before, you'll enter straight into the MBA and start taking your core courses.

The documents needed to apply vary by program level. For all programs, you need to submit a government issued identification and passport-style “selfie". 


If you're applying for an undergraduate program, you may need to provide proof you've graduated secondary (high) school or earned a GED, by submitting a transcripts, or in countries that require a national examination, submit the results (WAEC, IGCSE or NECO).


If you're applying for a graduate program, you'll also need to provide a copy of your undergraduate transcript. If the transcript is not in English, you will need to submit an official translation.  


At Nexford, you may start learning after you apply and will have 60 days from enrollment start date to submit official copies of academic credentials. 


You may also be required to submit an official copy of your English proficiency certificate should our Admissions Team be unable to verify your institution’s/school’s language of instruction.

You can take a photo with your smartphone, or scan it in. Make sure your photo ID: 

  • Shows your most recent legal name Is valid within the past two years 
  • Is written in English (although we can translate in-house at no cost!) We can process your application quickest if you upload your passport.

We also accept national identity cards (but as we have to translate them, it might slow things down)

Having difficulties uploading your photo ID? Check out Section ‘1.6 Proof of Identity’ of our guide.

Nigerian applicants can provide a digital copy of their National ID by verifying it on the National Identification Commission Mobile App (download for Android and iOS)

Applicants with NIN slips should download the National Identification Commission Mobile app and verify ID using their National Identification Number (picking the option of ‘Full ID’). This allows the applicant to derive relevant information such as their full names and date of birth.

After verification of the ID is complete, applicants can screenshot and send Nexford Admissions a copy as their government-issued ID. Here is a screenshot of what it looks like if done successfully.

Good question! The English language assessment is designed to test your understanding, reading and listening. We're looking for a minimum score – we want to check you'll succeed at Nexford.

If you can prove that you’re capable in another way, you won’t be required to take the test. Just upload one of the following documents and you'll be on your way! 

  • A recent English language certificate, valid in the last 2 years (we accept TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (PTE), Duolingo English Test, Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)) 
  • Evidence you've worked at an English-speaking country 
  • A certificate from a university.

In most cases, you'll need to have graduated from high school before you can apply for your BBA. If you haven't graduated from high school yet, you may want to take the General Education Development certificate (GED). Get in touch to see what we can do: help@nexford.org

We accept mature students! At Nexford, we believe you're never too old to learn. However, we cannot accept learners under the age of 18 years. Any learner over the age of 18 years is welcome to apply and start learning at Nexford.

No. If you have work experience, that's great, but you don't need it. Nexford's programs are practical, which means you'll gain on-the-job skills while you learn. If you do have work experience, we won't be able to offer credit just yet. We want everyone to start their program on a level playing field – that includes taking the same core courses and building the same foundational skills.

Once you're admitted (congratulations!), the next step is to enroll. That's when you confirm your place at Nexford, choose your start date and pay your first month of tuition.

You'll enroll in your online learning environment. More information and links will be in your offer letter. Stay tuned!

You can find advice and guidance on enrolling to Nexford in our step-by-step guide.

A degree with Nexford does not confirm a slot at the National Youth Service Corps program (NYSC). However, a graduate of Nexford University is eligible to apply for a certificate of exclusion which is an official NYSC certificate.

Here's a quick rundown; visit our programs overview page for more information!

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a graduate business program with a standard completion time of 18 months.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is an undergraduate degree where you'll gain foundational skills in business, with a standard completion time of 48 months.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business is half the length of the BBA and is a great point to start your business learning. with a standard completion time of 24 months.

Can't commit to a whole degree? Take a course or certificate instead, and learn the skills you need in a fraction of the time.

When you apply, you'll pay a one-off fee of $30, which allows us to process your application.

No stress! You don't have to upload everything right now. Come back and try again later – we've saved your application.

Oops! We offer multiple payment options, such as credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, bank wire transfer and cryptocurrency.

Pick the one that best suits your needs! For more information about the payment options available, visit our payment page or send us an email at billings@nexford.org

Nexford graduates are just as qualified as any traditional university degree holder, and they’re also likely to have more relevant competencies. The kind that modern employers urgently require. Our academic programs are designed based on industry and employment needs. We align with real employers to equip you with the skills to thrive in today’s workplace.

If you’ll like to get your Nexford degree authenticated, please request an ‘official true copy of the credentials’ you’d like to have authenticated from registrar@nexford.org. Once you receive the copy, follow the process outlined here by the US State Department to get them authenticated for use in your home country.

Nexford can also handle the authentication process on your behalf for a non-refundable processing fee of US$100. For this service, please contact us at registrar@nexford.org

In some cases, you may also need to get your credentials authenticated by your country’s embassy in Washington, DC. To find out, you will have to check with your country’s embassy in Washington, DC.

Once you receive our authenticated documents, Nexford is unable to help with any further authentication in your home country. You’ll need to handle any local processes on your own.

If you need assistance, please contact the Nexford Registrar at registrar@nexford.org

Tuition & Payments

We've calculated our tuition to be affordable in every country, and tuition is different for each program. Find out what you'll pay per month at our tuition page.

We offer multiple payment options, such as credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, bank wire transfer and cryptocurrency. Pick the one that best suits your needs! For more information about the payment options available, visit our payment page.

If you have more questions about tuition or payment, contact us at help@nexford.org.

When you enroll, you can choose to pay monthly, or to pay two or six months at a time. Whichever option you choose, you can always change it later.

We've calculated our tuition to be affordable in every country. No more expensive degrees here! See what you'll pay at our tuition page.

Tuition is a flat monthly payment: you won't pay anything more.

When you graduate, you'll get an electronic copy of your transcript at no additional cost. A printed diploma is $100, a printed transcript is $80, and it’s $100 to have a document notarized. Official transcripts can be sent electronically to an institution on your behalf for $25.

Pay $20 application fee and join one of our globally affordable programs.

When you enroll, you’ll choose to pay monthly, in two or six month instalments. Pay your first month, two or six months upfront, and we'll set up a direct debit for the same time period. We accept Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

We'll send you a reminder before your payment date so you know it's coming. You'll also get a confirmation email when we receive your payment.

We offer multiple payment options, such as credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, bank wire transfer, Flutterwave, and cryptocurrency. Pick the one that best suits your needs! For more information about the payment options available, visit our payment page.

If you have more questions about payment, contact us at help@nexford.org.

We offer multiple payment options including: 

  • Credit & debit cards
  • Flutterwave
  • Bank wire transfer
  • PayPal
  • Cryptocurrency

Pick the one that best suits your needs! For more information about the payment options available, visit our payment page

NLS Community Space FAQ

You can! If you’re a current learner, and you’d like to host a small event, get in touch with us at nigeria@nexford.org or by speaking to a staff member at the NLS Community Space.

Unfortunately, as this is a study space away from the hustle and bustle of life, we don’t allow children at the space. Please wait for family events and special occasions!

Yes! Parking is available. Please note that it's first come, first served!

Yes, there is! We want you to work & study in comfort. We’ve provided a conducive environment so you can focus on your work and study without worrying about power and heat.

As often as you like during open hours! You can visit the space for free during the following hours:

NLS Community Space Lagos
Monday-Friday: 10:00-18:00
Saturday: 09:00-14:00
Sunday: Closed 

NLS Community Space Abuja
Monday-Friday: 10:00-17:00
Saturday: 10:00-17:00
Sunday: Closed

Yes, we require all visitors to book prior to their visit via our online booking system. Book your visits, inquiries, and meetings ahead of time.

Lagos: Book here

Abuja: Book here

Nexford is 100% online, with headquarters in Washington DC. We have no physical campus.

However, we have Community Spaces in Lagos and Abuja available to Nexford learners. Community Spaces are not official Nexford University offices or campuses, they are spaces managed and operated by independent companies across the world. They exist as a location for members of the Nexford community to meet, collaborate, and network.

Community Spaces often offer free internet access to Nexford University community members. Community Spaces displaying Nexford Learning Solutions (NLS) branding must be authorized by Nexford Learning. Email partner@nexford.org for a list of authorized Community Spaces.

The NLS Lagos Community Space is located at 23 A Kunle Ogunba Street off Otunba Adeleke off Admiralty, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria. Follow directions on Google Maps here.

Book a visit

The NLS Abuja Community Space is located at 5 Asa Street, Off Ghana Street, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria. Follow directions on Google Maps here.

Book a visit

No, Community Spaces are not authorized to collect any documents or payments on behalf of Nexford University.

Please contact help@nexford.org for more information on this.

To help keep everyone safe, we ask you to book your visit in advance. We also request for all visitors to wear their face masks indoors, use the hand sanitizers provided in the space, and wash their hands regularly.

Standard recommendations to prevent infections include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing and social distancing.

Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing and sneezing. If you feel ill or show any symptoms of COVID-19, protect yourself and others by remaining isolated at home.

Nexford University

  • It should be accepted in the US as we are nationally accredited in the US by Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • We also hold an accreditation with a UK-based organization called ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities) and this is specifically accrediting distance education providers or online universities like Nexford University.
  • Acceptance of your degree from NXU is still dependent on the receiving organization. It is the sole discretion of the receiving institution/employer whether or not they will accept the degree that you will get at any university.
  • What we ensure is that you can stand out in a competitive job market. We utilize competency-based education to ensure you are able to apply your knowledge to real-world situations rather than just spending time memorizing theory. You'll have a capacity to adapt and pivot, and walk away with highly portable skills.

Nexford is 100% online, with a headquarters in Washington DC. We have no campus. Having a Nexford campus would increase our costs and, therefore, we would need to raise your tuition. Our learners are our main concern. We keep our operating costs low by being a 100% online, next-generation university. This way, we don’t need to maintain expensive classroom buildings, a campus you don’t need and other expensive add-ons.

We're based in Washington DC, and we're 100% online. That means you have the freedom to study from your home country and graduate with an American degree. You're welcome to study in the US, but unfortunately, we're not able to help with your travels or visa.

All Nexford learners have the chance to join our graduation ceremony in Washington DC, where you can celebrate with learners and faculty. Nexford University can provide you with a letter stating that you are indeed an enrolled learner at our university and have completed your degree requirements.

The letter will also state that we are holding a graduation ceremony in Washington DC, where we are licensed and based. You may use that letter to apply for a visit visa to attend the ceremony.

Nexford's learning experience is unlike any other. Think engaging, interactive online learning that helps you gain the skills you need – fast.

Our online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. It's where you'll take courses, chat with peers, submit assignments, receive feedback, track your grades, and access your faculty's calendars to book one-on-one sessions. It's also where you'll manage your enrollment, add courses, and pay your tuition.

You'll get access to your modules through Canvas, a learning management platform, and you can even take your learning wherever you go with the Canvas mobile app. Module materials include reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes, and relevant case studies. 

Live lectures are done by faculty once every two weeks or more often. Don't worry, these sessions are entirely optional, and you don't have to wait for them to progress in your learning or course — everything you need to complete your projects, assignments, or assessments is available through your modules.

Assessments are weekly, and you must meet assessment and project deadlines to progress seamlessly. We recommend you allocate a minimum of 15-20 hours per week to your learning at your most convenient time to achieve this. If you need additional support, our Learner Success team is available 24/7. They will also help you with transitioning to online studies, creating your study timeline, and goal setting.

Overwhelmed? Don't be! You'll get a full tour of the learning environment during orientation. You're in safe hands with us.

NUC currently does not recognize nor have any regulatory cover for foreign universities or fully online universities. To put it into perspective, just the same way NUC can’t accredit a traditional American university which is outside of NUC’s jurisdiction, it also can’t accredit Nexford University. This may affect Nexford bachelor’s degree graduates who are looking to pursue NYSC, although graduates of Nexford University are still eligible to apply for a certificate of exclusion which is an official NYSC certificate.

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