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Application Process

After your final exams in the Senior Secondary school, the next thought should be to further your education in a Tertiary Institution. There are different factors you have to consider as a student especially if you want to apply to a Nigerian University. Before purchasing your UTME form, you must consider the following:
  • Be sure that you have taken subjects relevant to your intended course of study in your WASSCE. 
  • Strive to attain at least credit passes in the core subjects as stipulated by JAMB. 


The first step is to be sure what your career direction is in life. There are a number of schools in Nigeria that are renowned for certain courses, and as such you should be careful to pick a University that would give you the best education in your course of choice. Do not apply to schools by sentiment, i.e (I want to attend UNILAG because students there are "social" than in other Universities). Make sure you make informed decisions when trying to fill out your UTME form.  

 In Nigeria, there are certain general requirements that must be met before you can apply to a tertiary institution, some of which have been mentioned above. For a student to be eligible for admission in a Nigerian University they must have fulfilled the following: 
  • At least 5 "O" Level credit passes in the relevant subjects including Mathematics and English Language for Science and Social Science students.
  • Score at least 200 in the UTME examination conducted by JAMB (this depends on the University of choice).
  • Present yourself for further evaluation at the University of your choice and strive for excellence. (Post UTME).

You must be at least 16 years of age on or before the month of December in the year of your application. 

Candidates seeking admission into higher institution other than the University will have to obtain four credit 'O' level passes in WAEC or NECO exams with relevant subjects for Monotechnics, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education. 

The minimum cut-off mark for POST-UME (exam that qualifies you to be admitted into the University ) vary from one University to another depending on the competitive nature of courses of study.