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The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is peculiar only to students from the five English speaking countries in West Africa: Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, The Gambia and Sierra Leone.

This examination is organized and supervised by the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Since this exam is written by students of these five West African countries, a question sometimes strikes: “do other countries of the world accept the WAEC certificates?”

What we must first recognize in our attempt to give the most valid answer to this question is that WASSCE is an internationally recognized examination that meets that standard of many countries, hence WAEC certificate is accepted in countries in Europe, America, Australia and so on.

Now let us go ahead see the list of countries that accept WAEC result.


WAEC result is accepted in all the participating five Anglophone countries. However, each country may have other supporting tests/examinations with which students are admitted into the tertiary institutions, such as the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Nigeria.

  1. Liberia
  2. Ghana
  3. Sierra Leone
  4. The Gambia

WAEC results are also accepted by the rest of the African countries.


The WAEC certificate is also accepted by universities in the United Kingdom. In admission to the WAEC result, candidates are required to present their score in such English proficiency test like TOEFL and IELTS.

Here below are some of the schools in the UK that you can be accepted with your WAEC result.

List of Universities in UK That Accept WAEC Results

University of Sheffield

Informally called Sheffield University, this university is one of the top universities in the UK. It is however a public research university located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

University of Sheffield has two campuses: the Western Bank and the St. George campuses. There is a total number of five faculties in the university and good list of departments in different disciplines.

Students who wish to apply for admission at the University Sheffield can do that through this link:


University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is another university in the UK that gives an open arms to international students with WAEC results. The university however has over 200 Nigerian students enrolled in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

You can make your application for admission at the University of Birmingham via this link:


Other universities include:


Canada as one of the best destination for international students is among the countries in the world that accept the WAEC certificates. A good number of universities in the country however, accept Nigerian students with the certificate. Discussed below are some of those schools.

Universities in Canada That Accept WAEC Certificates

University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba is a public research university located in Manitoba, Canada. This school was founded in 1877 and therefore stands as the first university in the Western Canada.

UMN or UMB as it is abbreviated has its main campus in the Fort Garry neighborhood in the south of Winnipeg. This university has maintained a high reputation ever since its establishment as a leading post-secondary school intensive research institution.

If you are a Nigerian or any other international student who wishes to study in the University of Manitoba, simply use this link to place your application:


Brandon University

Another university in Canada that accepts students with the WAEC results is the Brandon University. Brandon University is a university located in the heart of Brandon, Manitoba Canada. This prestigious institution was founded in 1899 as Brandon College as a Baptist institution.

Brandon University is also ranked among the best universities in Canada, as it ranks 64 in the country and 2378 globally.

Nigerian students and students who have the WAEC certificate and wish to be admitted into the school can apply for admission through this link:


Some other universities in Canada that accept students with WAEC result are:

  • Trent University
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Winnipeg


It will not be wrong to say that the United States of America accepts the WAEC certificate owing to the fact that some universities in the States accept students from Nigerian and other countries bearing it.

Having made this point clear, let us now go ahead and learn those universities in the USA that accept international students with the WAEC certificate.

Universities in the United States That Accept WAEC Certificate

Kansas State University

KSU or K-State as this university is known in abbreviation is a public research university located Manhattan, Kansa State, USA. The school runs both undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in different disciplines like Agriculture, Aviation, Business, Communication, Engineering, Computer Sciences, Health Professions and so on.

You can apply to the school as an international student with your WAEC certificate, and get admitted when you application has been reviewed and found qualified. Us this link to get started with your application for the Kansas State University:


University of Houston

University of Houston is a leading state research university, founded in 1927. UH as it is commonly known, is the third largest university in Texas, having over 44,000 students with a campus covering about 667 acres.

Nigerians and other West African students bearing the WAEC as their post-secondary school certificate, who wishes to be admitted into this school, are required to present their WASSCE certificates on application.

Applications can be made through this link


Some other universities in the United States that accept students with WAEC results are:

  • Western Kentucky University
  • Wichita State University


Australia also presents a good number of opportunities fir West African students who wants to study in the country with their WAEC certificate. However, there universities in the Australia that accept the result, and we can say that Australia is among the countries which accept the WAEC result.

Now let us go ahead and learn some of the universities in Australia that accept students with the WASSCE certificate.

List of Universities in Australia that Accept WAEC Results

Macquarie University

Macquarie University is a leading university located in Sydney. It is a public research university founded in 1964. The university today ranks among 2% of the world’s best universities.

Various discipline including engineering, business, science, medicine and health, information technology, arts and social sciences, language and linguistics and many others are studied in the school.

You can apply as an international student with your WAEC result through this link: www.mq.edu.au/study/admissions/how-to-apply/international-student-applications/undergraduate

Bond University

Bond University is an Australian university recognised as the first private university in the country. It is a leading educational and research institution that was established in 1989 with its campus located at the Queensland’s Gold Coast.

THE school has the following faculties: Business, Law, Health Sciences and Medicine and Society and Design.

African students with the WAEC certificate have great chances of being admitted into the school, but they’ll need to support their certificate with an English proficiency test like the TOEFL and IELTS. You can start your application for the University via the link below:


Other universities in Australia that accept the WAEC result are:

  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Southern Queensland


Germany also stands as a friendly destination for many international students including students from Nigeria and other West African countries.

A good number of universities in the country accept students with the WAEC certificate. As such, we can comfortably classify Germany as one of the countries that accept WAEC results.

Here below are some of the universities in Germany that you can enroll with your SSCE certificate:

  • Technical University of Munich
  • University of Munich
  • Universität Heidelberg
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • University of Göttingen
  • Aachen University of Technology
  • Berufsakademie Ravensburg
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität
  • Dortmund University
  • Dresden Technical University
  • Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald
  • Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Fachhochschule Fulda
  • Fachhochschule Karlsruhe
  • Fachhochschule Reutlingen, Hochschule fär Technik und Wirtschaft
  • Frankfurt University


What you should always bear in mind is that WAEC is an internationally recognized body which is known to organize standard examination for the West African senior secondary school students.

With this list of countries that accept WAEC results, you will be able to know the quality of what you have and how important you treat it.

Many successful candidates learn how to pass WAEC following keen steps. I doubt you would want to lag behind.

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