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UniAbuja: Everything To Know About The University

The University of Abuja is one of the finest universities in Abuja. If you are intending to apply to UniAbuja, you will be making one of the best choices ever. This article provides answers to any concerns you might have about this University so make sure to read till the end.

When Was The UniAbuja Established?

The university was founded in 1988 while academic work and matriculation of the first students commenced in 1990. The university is a dual-mode University which means it provides both distance learning and conventional programmes.

How Did The University Of Abuja Start Off?

UniAbuja started off in what was referred to as a mini-campus. This mini-campus was a primary school in Gwagwalada with three blocks of buildings. This was where academic works commenced before 11,800 hectares of land was given to the Institution along the airport road for the building of their main campus.

How Many Faculties Does The University Of Abuja Have?

UniAbuja has 14 faculties including colleges. They are:

  • Faculty of art
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Veterinary medicine
  • School of Remedial Studies
  • School of Postgraduate Studies
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Institute of legislative education

What Are The Admission Requirements Into The University of Abuja?

If you are seeking admission into UniAbuja, you need to have 5 credits in SSCE and it must include Maths and English. And you must have obtained a score of 180 or above in a recently conducted JAMB examination.

For Direct Entry into 200 level, you need 5 credits in SSCE including in Maths and English. You need to have a National Diploma or NCE with upper credits from an approved Polytechnic or College of Education. And you need to have applied for Direct Entry with JAMB.

Do You Need To Write Post UTME Into The University Of Abuja?

Post UTMEs are written in UniAbuja and you need to have a good score before you can be offered admission into your preferred course of study.

Does The University Of Abuja Offer Postgraduate Studies?

If you are seeking admission for a master’s or Ph.D., the University of Abuja offers postgraduate studies. Here are their requirements:

Requirements For A Master’s Degree

You need 5 credits in SSCE/NECO/GCE including in Maths and English with no more than two sittings. You need to have a Bachelors degree of at least a second-class lower except you are applying to Economics where you need to have at least a CGPA of 3.0.

Requirements For PhD Programmes

You need 5 credits in SSCE/NECO/GCE including in Maths and English with no more than two sittings, a minimum M.score of 60% in your Master’s degree, and a 500-word research proposal.

What Is The School Fees For New And Returning Students In The University Of Abuja?

It might interest you to know that the UniAbuja has one of the cheapest tuition fees in Nigeria. These are the amount you will pay as a new or returning student:

Tuition Fee For New Students

For sciences courses such as Biology and Geology, the tuition fee is 42,300 naira. While for other science courses, the tuition fee is 40,300 naira. For Art and non-science courses, the tuition fee is 39,300 naira.

Tuition Fee For Returning Students

For Biology and Geology, the tuition fee is 23,000 naira while for other science courses, the tuition fee is 21,000 naira. Art and other non-science courses pay 20,000 naira as tuition.

Does UniAbuja Accept Awaiting Result?

Yes, the University of Abuja accepts candidates who have awaiting results. So if you have an awaiting result, you can go ahead and apply for the post UTME screening.

Does The University Of Abuja Accept Second Choices?

If you picked UniAbuja as a second choice, you might not get admission since the Institution does not accept candidates who chose the University as a second choice.

How Does The University Of Abuja Calculate Their Aggregate?

The University uses the 50:40:10 system. UTME makes up 50%, post UTME makes up 40%, while 10% is from your O’level results.


I hope this article has been able to answer your questions about the University of Abuja. If you have other questions, don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section. And keep following abujabuzz.com for more updates.

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