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Country-Specific Information for Nigeria

1) Enrollment Deposit Requirement

  • WSU implemented an enrollment deposit for Nigerian applicants to ensure they have the financial ability to study in the U.S.

  • If the student is accepted, a US$7,000 enrollment deposit must be paid before an I-20 is issued. To improve your chances of getting a visa, your I-20 will show that you paid the deposit.

  • All Nigerian applicants, whether they are in the U.S. or not, are subject to the $7,000 enrollment deposit.

  • See Items #5 and #6 below for details on our enrollment deposit requirement, how to pay, and the refund requirements.

2) Submit an Application and Pay the Application Fee

3) Transcript Requirement

  • Photocopy of SSCE results (WAEC or NECO)

  • Original or photocopy (front and back) of your scratch card

  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended or are now attending – even if you do not want transfer credit.

  • Front and Back of all transcripts.
  • You are required to submit final, official educational records after admission. You may present the final document(s) after arrival in Wichita, but the check-in process will be faster if official copies are sent prior to arrival. It is especially important for students with transfer credit to submit official copies of educational records as soon as possible to facilitate the transfer credit process. Without official copies of your educational records you can enroll for one semester only.

  • To Be Official: Transcripts must be an original or photocopy stamped/signed by a school official, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, other government authority or Education USA. Transcripts may NOT be stamped "Issued to student."

4 ) Electronically Submit Your Application Materials:

  • Follow the step-by-step instructions on the How to Apply webpage, including requirements for a certificate of financial support and how to submit your materials.

5) Enrollment Deposit Policy

  • If admissible, you will receive a scanned letter indicating you are admissible and the I-20 will be prepared once the enrollment deposit is received.

  • If a student enrolls in classes at WSU but owes less than the US$7,000 deposit paid previously, the overpayment will not be refunded. Instead, the overpayment will be applied to the student's next semester of enrollment.

  • If a student transfers to another institution after completing their first semester of enrollment at WSU, he or she will not be eligible for a refund of any balance left in their account.

  • The enrollment deposit can be made by a wired payment for those outside of the United State. Click here for how to pay with a wired payment. Or, the enrollment deposit can be paid by a check. All checks must be issued by a U.S. bank. Check should be made payable to "Wichita State University" and sent to:

    Office of International Education
    Wichita State University
    1845 Fairmount Street
    Wichita, Kansas 67260-0122 USA

6) Enrollment Deposit Refund Policy