List of federal universities in Nigeria and their school fees 2021/2022

List of federal universities in Nigeria and their school fees 2021/2022

Are you about to graduate high school and don't know what university to choose? There are many higher education institutions in Nigeria, and there are many criteria used when choosing a university. Location, fees, courses, academic staff, prestige value of the university, etc are some of the criteria. Some universities are rather cheap, some have really fair fees, while some are pretty expensive. We have created a list of federal universities in Nigeria and their school fees in 2021-2022.

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There are many higher educational institutions in Nigeria. There are federal universities, State universities, and even Private ones. Today, our focus will be on Federal universities.

Learn more about the fees charged by each federal university in Nigeria below.

List of federal universities in Nigeria and their school fees

How many federal universities are in Nigeria? Nigeria currently has 44 recognized Federal universities. Here is a list of universities in Nigeria and the fees they charge:

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1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

  • Freshers: 44,250
  • Returning: 39,500
  • Foreign students: 99,600 (Freshers), 86,100 (Returning)
  • Accommodation(hostel maintenance fee) for Freshers/Returning: 12,590

2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

For Bachelors programs:

  • 10,000 per course
  • Examination Fee: ₦10,000 Per semester
  • Miscellaneous: ₦8,500 Per session
  • Acceptance: ₦10,000

Masters programs:

  • 20,000 per course
  • Acceptance: ₦10,000
  • Examination Fee: ₦10,000 Per semester
  • Miscellaneous: ₦8,500 Per session

Postgraduate Diploma:

  • 20,000 per course
  • Acceptance: ₦10,000
  • Examination Fee: ₦10,000 Per semester
  • Miscellaneous: ₦8,500 Per session

BNSc.:

  • 10,000 Per Course
  • RN Verification: ₦5,000
  • Acceptance: ₦10,000
  • Examination Fee: ₦10,000 Per semester
  • Miscellaneous: ₦8,500 Per session

3. Bayero University, Kano

  • New/returning: 26000-40000
  • Non-Nigerian students: 100,000 - 300,000

4. Federal University Gashua, Yobe

  • 100 Level and DE (FAMSS): 32,700
  • 100 Level and DE (SCIE,/AGRIC): 34,200
  • Returning (FAMSS): 25,200
  • Returning (SCIE,/AGRIC): 26,700

5. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun

  • New: 80,000
  • Returning: 37,050
  • Basic Studies (Pre-Degree) programme: 95,000
  • Foundation programme: 250,000
  • International Project Management Professionals: 40,000
  • Acceptance fee: 45,000
  • Field trip: 15,000

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6. Federal University of Technology, Akure

  • Freshers (100 Level): 52,100
  • Returning (200 and 500 Levels): 14,400
  • Returning (300 Level): 18,900
  • Returning (400 Level): 16,100

7. Federal University of Technology, Minna

  • Freshers: N61,200
  • Freshers (Foreign): N61,200+$750
  • Returning: N28,200
  • Returning (Foreign): N28,200+$750

8. Federal University of Technology, Owerri

For the Geology Department:

  • 100 Level: School fee - 50,800; Acceptance fee- 40,000; Total - 90,800
  • 200 Level: 35,800
  • 300 Level: 35,800
  • 400 Level: 35,800
  • 500 Level: 30,800

For other departments:

  • 100 Level: School fee - 48,300; Acceptance fee- 40,000; Total - 88,300
  • 200 Level: 33,300
  • 300 Level: 33,300
  • 400 Level: 28,300
  • 500 Level: 28,300

9. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State

  • Compulsory charges: 66,800.00
  • Non-compulsory charges: 10,090.00
  • Total school fees: N76,890.00

10. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina

  • Compulsory charges: 37,500
  • Non-compulsory charges: 10,090

11. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State

  • Newly admitted students: 41,000 (DE), 36,000 (UTME)
  • Returning: 27,000
  • Hostel maintenance (optional): 20,000
  • Alumni (final year only): 5000

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12. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State

  • Year 1: 50,000
  • Year 2: 45,000
  • Year 3: 45,000
  • Year 4: 45,000
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13. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

  • Freshers: 54,500
  • Returning: 46,500

Faculty of Sciences:

  • Freshers: 55,500
  • Returning: 47,000

14. Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State

For international undergraduate students:

Freshmen:

  • School fees for all faculties excluding Engineering and the College of Medicine: 174,000
  • Engineering students’ fee: 246,000
  • Medical students’ fee: 630,000
  • Engineering students levy (Additional): 72,000 Naira
  • Medical students levy: 200,000 Naira
  • Caution fee: N20, 000

Returning students:

  • School Fees for all faculties excluding Engineering and the College of Medicine: 110,100
  • Engineering students’ fee: 182,100
  • Medical students’ see: 380,000
  • Engineering students levy (Additional): 72,000 Naira
  • Medical students levy: 200,000 Naira
  • Caution fee: N20, 000

For international postgraduate students:

  • School fees for all other faculties excluding Engineering and the College of Medicine: 80,000(PGD), 104,000 (MSC), 104,000 (PHD)
  • Engineering students’ fee: 130,000(PGD), 154,000 (MSC), 154,000 (PHD)
  • Engineering students levy: 50,000
  • Medical students levy: 200,000

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15. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa

For freshers:

  • FAHSS: 71,500
  • Science: 81,500
  • Education: 71,500
  • Engineering: 81,500
  • Management Science: 71,500

For returning students:

  • Level 400: 47,500 (FAHSS), 57,500 (Science)
  • Level 200 and 300: 47,500 (FAHSS), 57,500 (Science)

16. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State

  • Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Education & of MGT Science: 99, 000 (freshers), 40,000 (returning)
  • Faculties of Science, Agriculture and of Engineering: 107,000 (freshers), 48,000 (returning)

17. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State

  • Sciences: 43,500 (new students), 34,000-37,000 (returning)
  • Non-sciences: 41,000 (new students), 31,500-34,500 (returning)

18. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi

  • Freshers (UTME & Direct Entry candidates): N51,000 to N63,500 depending on your choice of course.
  • Returning students (200 Level, 300 Level, 400 Level & 500 Level students): N32,500 to N40,000 depending on your level and course of study

19. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara

  • Faculty of Science and Science Education: 39,500(new), 28,500(returning)
  • Faculty of Humanities, Education Arts, Management, and Social Science: 36,500(new), 25,000(returning)

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20. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike

  • Freshers: 50,000 (Acceptance fees), 61,000 (Other registration charges)
  • Returning students: 48,000-58,500

21. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola

  • 100 Level, 200 Level: 27,300-42,300 (Depending on your faculty)
  • All foreign students are to pay additional 20,000
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22. National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos

  • For undergraduates: New students - 36,000; Returning students - 18,000
  • For postgraduates: New students - 35,000; Returning students: 18,000
  • Project Fees: Undergraduates - 15,000; Post-Graduate Diploma - 25,000; Masters - 40,000
  • Exam Fees: Undergraduates - 1,000 per course; Postgraduates (PGD and Masters) - 2,000 per course

23. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil

  • No fees

24. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna

  • Undergraduate fee: 45,000

25. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

  • Masters: 107,500
  • Postgraduate Diploma: 67,500

26. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

For freshers:

  • Law/Arts/Social Sciences/Admin/Edu. Arts: N43,700 per session
  • Science/Edm/Educ. Science/Tech/Agric: N54,700 per session
  • Medicine/Pharmacy/Health Sciences: N57,700 per session
  • Development Levy: 18,000
  • TISHIP (Tertiary Institutions Students Health Insurance Program): 2,000
  • Students’ Welfare Insurance Scheme: 1,000
  • Accommodation: 3,090

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For returning undergraduates:

  • Law/Arts/Social Sciences/Admin/Edu. Arts: 20,100 per session
  • Science/Edm/Educ. Science/Tech/Agric : 28,100 per session
  • Basic Medical Science, Clinical Science, Dentistry/Pharmacy: 31,100 per session
  • Accommodation: 2,590
  • Late registration for courses: 2,000

27. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada

For freshers:

  • Biology/Geography: 42,300
  • Other sciences: 40,300
  • Non sciences: 39,300

28. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

  • Civil Engineering, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering Microbiology: 72,750
  • Every other course: 62,750

29. University of Agriculture, Makurdi

For freshers:

  • PGDM: 129,900
  • PGDA: 109,900
  • MPA: 129,900
  • MBA: 159,900

For returning students (Weekend Executive Programme):

  • PGDM: 82,700
  • PGDA: 59,700
  • MPA: 79,700
  • MBA: 109,700

For newly admitted students (Full-Time Regular Programme):

  • PGD: 73,900
  • M. Sc: 83,900
  • PhD: 93,900

For returning students (Full-Time):

  • PGD: 52,700
  • M. Sc: 56, 200
  • PhD: 74,700

30. University of Benin

  • Science: 73,400 (Fresh), 45,400 (Returning)
  • Non-science: 69,900 (Fresh), 41,400 (Returning)

31. University of Calabar

  • Science: 35,250 (Fresh), 31,500 (Returning), 34,750 (Final year)
  • Non-Science: 34,250 (Fresh), 30,500 (Returning), 33,750 (Final year)
  • MBBS: 42,750 (Fresh)
  • MB Bch: 39,000 (Returning), 42,250 (Final year)
  • Nursing: 42,750 (Fresh), 39,000 (Returning), 42,250 (Final year)

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32. University of Ibadan

  • Faculty of Agriculture And Forestry: 36,800
  • Faculty of Art: 34,300-36,800
  • Faculty of Law: 35,300
  • College of Medicine: 36,800
  • Faculty of Social Science: 34,300
  • Faculty of Science: 36,800-46,800
  • Faculty of Technology: 36,800
  • Faculty of Pharmacy: 36,800
  • Faculty of Education: 34,300 - 36,800

33. University of Ilorin

  • Fees per candidate for three months, six months and a year: 83,000
  • Fees per candidate for a month: 75,000

34. University of Jos

  • New students: 20,000
  • Acceptance fees: 25,000
  • Returning students: 45,000

35. University of Lagos

  • New Science students: 63,500
  • New Non-Science students: 53,500
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36. University of Maiduguri

  • New students: 33,000
  • Returning students: 18,000

37. University of Nigeria, Nsukka

  • First year: 57,950-64,450
  • Second year: 39,250-45,750
  • Other years: 34,150-40,650
  • Final year: 33,700-43,000

38. University of Port-Harcourt

  • Freshers: 92,150 - 127,150
  • Acceptance fee: 30,000
  • Returning students: 45,000

39. University of Uyo

  • Freshers: Around 70,000
  • New students: 60,000

40. Usumanu Danfodiyo University

  • Total fee: 24,300 - 56,300

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41. Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State

  • New students: 51,500
  • Returning students: 40,500

42. Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna

  • Aerospace Engineering: 84,000
  • Other Engineering programs: 69,000
  • Non Engineering programs: 61,000

43. Nigerian Army University Biu

  • Sciences: 42,500 (New), 35,000 (Returning)
  • Arts, Mgt & Social Science: 37,500 (New), 30,000 (Returning)
  • Accommodation: 8,000

We hope our list of federal universities in Nigeria and their fees was useful and provided you with the information you searching for. As you may notice, everybody can find a higher educational institution that suits their wallet.

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