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University of Lagos, UNILAG Admission Requirements: 2024/2025

Gaining admission into the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for an undergraduate program involves meeting specific entry requirements. There are two main entry methods: UTME entry and Direct Entry. Below are the detailed admission requirements for both methods and specific requirements for some courses.

UNILAG Admission Requirements through UTME:

To be eligible for admission through UTME in 2024, candidates must:

  1. Be at least 16 years old.
  2. Possess a minimum of 6 “Cs” (Credits) in their O’level results, including English Language, Mathematics, and three other subjects related to their chosen course.
  3. Score at least 200 in the JAMB UTME examination.
  4. Take the UNILAG post UTME screening examination and perform well in the relevant subjects for their chosen course.
  5. Have not more than one sitting result accepted for admission.
  6. Choose the correct subject combination for their courses.
  7. Meet the stipulated cutoff marks for their courses.

UNILAG Admission Requirements through Direct Entry:

Candidates seeking admission through Direct Entry must:

  1. Possess at least five (5) Credits in their O’level result, including English Language and Mathematics.
  2. Be at least 16 years old.
  3. Obtain the JAMB Direct Entry form from JAMB to apply.
  4. Hold any of the following certificates: OND, ND, NCE, IJMB, Cambridge A level, BSc, HND, ICAN.

Course-Specific Admission Requirements:


  1. Accountancy/Accounting:
    • Direct Entry: Two ‘A’ level passes chosen from Economics, Accounting, Business Management, Government, and Geography.
    • UTME: Minimum of five SSC credit passes, including English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and two other relevant subjects.
  2. Actuarial Science:
    • Direct Entry: Two ‘A’ Level passes to include Economics and Mathematics.
    • UTME: Five SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, and Economics, plus any other two relevant subjects.
  3. Adult Education:
    • Direct Entry: Two ‘A’ Level passes or NCE merit in two subjects.
    • UTME: Five ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, and three other relevant subjects.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

  1. Can I use two sittings for my O’level results?
    • No, only one sitting result is accepted for admission into UNILAG.
  2. What are the age requirements for admission?
    • Candidates must have reached the age of 16.
  3. How are cutoff marks determined for courses?
    • Cutoff marks are determined based on the specific requirements of each course.
  4. Can I apply for Direct Entry with an NCE certificate?
    • Yes, NCE merit in relevant subjects is accepted for Direct Entry.
  5. Are there specific subject combinations for each course?
    • Yes, candidates must choose the correct subject combinations for their chosen courses.
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