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UniAbuja Admission Requirements: 2024/2025

Are you aspiring to join the University of Abuja in the upcoming 2024/2025 academic session? Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of the admission requirements through different channels: WASSCE/NABTEB/NECO, UTME, and Direct Entry. Let’s explore each pathway step by step.

1. General Admission Requirements:

If you’re coming in through WASSCE/NABTEB/NECO, ensure you have credits in five subjects in not more than two sittings. Additionally, a respectable score in JAMB or a Diploma/NCE with at least a lower credit is required. Two A’Level passes with credits in three other subjects at SSCE or equivalents are also accepted.

2. UTME Admission Requirements:

For UTME candidates, certain criteria must be met:

  • Age requirement: Candidates must be at least 16 years old.
  • O’Level Result: A minimum of six “C” grades, including English Language, Mathematics, and three other subjects relevant to the chosen course.
  • JAMB Score: Achieve a score of at least 180 in the JAMB UTME examination.
  • Post UTME: Take the UNIABUJA post UTME screening and perform well in the examination.
  • Single Sitting: Only results from a single sitting are accepted.
  • Correct Subject Combination: Choose the right subject combination for your intended course.
  • Cutoff Marks: Meet the stipulated cutoff marks for your chosen course.

3. Direct Entry Admission Requirements:

Candidates opting for Direct Entry must fulfill the following conditions:

  • O’Level Result: Possess at least five credits, including English Language and Mathematics (two sittings are not allowed).
  • JAMB UTME: Fulfill all UTME requirements mentioned above.
  • Other Requirements: Follow general admission criteria as outlined for WASSCE/NABTEB/NECO candidates.


Q1: Can I apply with two sittings for Direct Entry? A: No, two sittings are not allowed for Direct Entry applicants.

Q2: What is the age requirement for UTME candidates? A: Candidates must be at least 16 years old.

Q3: Is there a specific JAMB score required for all courses? A: No, the JAMB score may vary by course. Check the stipulated cutoff marks for your chosen program.

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