Full List of Federal Universities in Nigeria- Part I

If you have been searching for a complete list of federal universities in Nigeria. As to help you make a choice or just to get information, you are welcome to go through this page.

Here you will find a list of all federal universities in Nigeria. In addition, this is a list of NUC approved institutions. As well as all details about them. Such as their list of courses, admission requirements and UTME cut off marks. Also you will find information on school portal address and school fees.

Complete List of Federal Universities in Nigeria-  Part I

It is no doubt a lot of prospective university students aspire to attend a federal university Nigeria. There are a lot of reasons any Nigerian student will love to study in a federal university. First, the institutions are a lot cheaper than other types of universities. Also, they are usually more equipped in terms of facilities as well as structures.

Although there are about 40 federal universities in Nigeria. But only a few of them are specialised. Such as federal universities of agriculture and universities of technology. As the rest are conventional federal universities.

So below is a list of all federal universities in Nigeria, both conventional and specialised.

  1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi was established in the year 1980. Although the school was first named Federal University of Technology, Bauchi. However in 1984, the institution was merged with Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Then it was renamed Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College, Ahmadu Bello University (ATBC-ABU). Finally, in 1988, it was demerged from the latter institution and then named Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University. However, it is now popularly referred to as ATBU.

The institution has over 15,000 students comprising of both undergraduates and post graduate students.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU Courses

The university offers prospective students a number of degree courses that spread through about six (6) faculties. Therefore , candidates can choose their course from the list below;

Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (FAAT)

  • – Agricultural economics and extension
  • – Animal Production
  • – Crop Production

Faculty of Engineering and Engineering Technology (FEET)

  • – Agriculture and Bio resource engineering
  • – Automobile Engineering
  • – Chemical Engineering
  • – Civil Engineering
  • – Computer and Communication
  • – Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • – Mechanical and Production engineering
  • – Mechatronics and System Engineering
  • – Petroleum Engineering

Faculty of Environmental Technology (FET)

  • – Architecture
  • – Building
  • – Environmental Management Technology
  • – Estate Management and Valuation
  • – Industrial Design
  • – Quantity Survey
  • – Survey and Geo Informatics

Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS)

  • – Accounting
  • – Banking and Finance Technology
  • – Business Management
  • – General Studies
  • – Management and Information Technology
  • – Technopreneurship

Faculty of Science (FAS)

  • – Biochemistry
  • – Biological Sciences
  • – Chemistry
  • – Computer Science
  • – Ecology
  • – Geology
  • – Mathematical Sciences
  • – Microbiology

Faculty of Education Technology (FET)

  • – Education foundation
  • – Education Science

College of Basic Medical Sciences

  • –  Basic Medical Science

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU Bauchi Portal

The school official website is where prospective candidates can find all information as regards admissions, courses and cut off marks. So the web address for the institution is at www.atbu.edu.ng.  However you can visit the school portal at portal.atbu.edu.ng. There, you can find the admission lists and registration details.

ATBU School Fees

Usually, the school fees for fresh students is over N22, 000. While that for returning students is over N14, 000.

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.

Popularly known as Abu Zaria, this is one of the most prestigious universities in Nigeria. And it was established in the year 1962. Also, some of the popular ABU ex-students include Atiku Abubakar, Umaru Musa Yaradua, Dino Melaye, Attahiru Jega and Nuhu Ribadu. Even Donadl Duke and Sanusi Lamido are also alumni of this prestigious university.

Ahmadu Bello University ABU Courses

The institution boasts of up to eighty two departments distributed under twelve faculties. These include;

Faculty of Administration


Business Administration

Local Government and Development Studies

Public Administration

Faculty of Agriculture

Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology


Animal Science

Crop Protection

Plant Science

Soil Science

Faculty of Arts

African Languages and Culture







Theatre and Performing Arts

Faculty of Education

Arts and Social Science Education

Educational Foundation and Curriculum,

Educational Psychology and Counselling

Library and Information Science

Physical and Health Education

Science Education

Vocational and Technical Education

Faculty of Engineering

Agricultural engineering

Chemical engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering

Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Environmental Design



Fine arts


Industrial Design

Quantity Surveying

Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty of Law

Civil Law

Commercial Law

Private Law

Public Law

Sharia Law

Faculty of Medicine


Chemical Pathology

Community Medicine

Dental Surgery

Haematology and Blood Transfusion

Human Anatomy

Human Physiology

Medical Microbiology


Nursing Science

Obstetrics and Gynaecology





Traumatic and Orthopaedic Surgery

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

Pharmaceutical and medicinal Chemistry

Pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical Microbiology

Pharmacognosy and Drug Development

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Faculty of Science


Biological Science








Tactile Science and technology

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Theriogenology and Production

Veterinary Anatomy

and Veterinary Medicine

Also, there is Veterinary Parasitology and entomology

As well as Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology

Veterinary Pharmacology and toxicology

Then Veterinary Physiology

Veterinary Public Health and preventive Medicine

and Veterinary Surgery and Medicine

Faculty of Social Science


Mass Communication

Political Science


Ahmadu Bello University ABU Cut off Marks / Admission Requirements

Importantly, candidates willing to be admitted into ABU must have scored at least 180 at the UTME exam. Also, such candidates must have chosen ABU as their first choice institution.

In addition, such candidate is required to pay a sum of N2, 000 for the institution’s screening exercise. However, this can only be done by visiting the admission screening portal at putme.abu.edu.ng.  And generating a payment slip. So candidates can then pay online or at a local bank.

Ahmadu Bello University ABU School Fees

Usually, the School fees for ABU Zaria is N23, 000 for undergraduate full time students and N41, 000 for diploma students

Ahmadu Bello University ABU Student Registration Portal

Furthermore, prospective students can visit the ABU website at www.abu.edu.ng. However for those willing to check on admission requirements and post UTME screening, visit the portal at putme.abu.edu.ng

  1. Bayero University Kano, Kano State.

Bayero University, Kano is popularly known and referred to as BUK and was founded in the year 1977. Also, one of the most popular ex-students of the institution is General Murtala Muhammed. In addition, the famous Nelson Mandela holds an honorary degree from this university.

Bayero University Kano Courses

Furthermore, the academic institution has over 9 faculties and a number of departments. Also, the institution offers full time and part time degree programmes. These include the following;

Faculty of Agriculture

Agricultural Economics & Extension


Animal Science

Crop Protection

Soil Science

Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies



Foreign Languages


Islamic Studies and sharia


Nigerian Languages

Theater & Film Studies

College Of Health Sciences  

Medical Laboratory Sciences





Basic Medical Sciences




Clinical Sciences


Chemical Pathology

Clinical Pharmacology

Community Medicine


Medical Microbiology & Parasitology


Obstetrics & Gynaecology








Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral Diagnostic Surgery

Preventive Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Child Dental Health

Craniofacial Orthodontics

Earth and Environmental Sciences


Environmental Management



Urban & Regional Planning

Computer Science and Information Technology

Computer Science

Information Technology

Software Engineering


Adult Education


Library & Information Science

Physical & Health Education

Science & Technical Education

Special Education


Agricultural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechatronics Engineering

Chemical & Petroleum Engineering


Private  and Commercial Law

Public Law

Islamic Law


Biological Science


Mathematical Science



Plant Biology

Social and Management Sciences


Banking & Finance

Business Administration


Mass Communication

Political Science


Bayero University Kano Admission requirements- Cut Off Marks

In addition to having at least five Level credits including English and Mathematics. Also, candidates must pass the UTME cut off mark for the university. However, this is usually decided by the University every year. For the year 2018/2019 academi9c session, the UTME cut off mark was 180. However a few faculties demanded a higher score above 180 and this includes;

First, the Faculty of Allied and Health Sciences. As well as Faculty of Law: 200 and above

Then, the Clinical Sciences, dentistry. As well as Pharmaceutical sciences took only 220 and above.

Finally for all blind and deaf candidates, the UTME cut off mark was at least 150.

However, candidates should note that scoring the UTME cut off mark does not qualify them for admission into Bayero University, Kano. But only make them eligible to participate in the university’s post UTME screening exercise.

 Bayero University Kano BUK School Fees

Usually, the School fees for Bayero University BUK is over N30, 000. Prospective candidates should also be prepared to pay a certain sum that will be by the university declared as acceptance fee.

Bayero University Kano BUK School Portal

Importantly, the Bayero University, Kano official website is where prospective candidates can find all information as regards admissions, courses and cut off marks. So the web address for the institution is at www.buk.edu.ng.  However you can visit the school portal at portal.buk.edu.ng. There, you can find the admission lists and registration details.


  1. University of Benin, Edo State.

Popularly referred to as UNIBEN, this institution is one of the best universities in the country. First, the University of Benin was established in the year 1970. Furthermore, it was then known as the Institute of Technology.  Then by 1971, it became a university by quality of the Nigeria University Commission NUC declaration.

The University of Benin has two campuses. As one is located at Ugbowo ( which is the main campus). While the other is located at Ekenwan.

This prestigious academic institution has ranked very high amongst universities both nationally and internationally and is considered one of the first generation universities in Nigeria.

University of Benin UNIBEN Courses.

Interestingly, the University of Benin offers a wide variety of courses for both existing and prospective students. The institution also offers both undergraduate and post graduate programmes. Uniben has about thirteen (13) faculties including the following;

Faculty of Agriculture


Faculty of Education

And Faculty of Engineering, Law

Faculty of Life Sciences

Also, there is Faculty of Management Sciences

Faculty of Pharmacy

Physical Sciences

The Faculty of Social sciences

School of dentistry

And School of Basic Medical Sciences

School Of Medicine

Then, the Institutes of Child Health

Institutes of Child Health

Faculty of Education

University of Benin UNIBEN School fees

The school fees for University of Benin UNIBEN as with many other federal universities is relatively cheap. For new students who has just been offered admission, an acceptance fee of about N49,000 is required. As well as a school fee of about the same amount.

However, from the second year upwards, school fees will reduce to about N14,400.

University of Benin UNIBEN Cut off marks

The aggregate cut off mark for the University of Benin for UTME candidates is at least 200. So this means that candidates how score 200 and above are eligible for the post UTME screening exercise. However this was the cut off mark for 2018/2019 session. Therefore take note that this may increase and aim for a higher score. Also, be aware that this will only qualify you fir UNIBEN post UTME screening and not direct admission.

Also, importantly, only candidates who chose University if Benin as their first choice institution are eligible for the post UTME screening exercise.

University of Benin UNIBEN Student Registration Portal.

Furthermore, prospective students can visit the University of Benin UNIBEN official website at www.uniben.edu.ng. However for those willing to check on admission requirements. As well as post UTME screening, visit the portal at uniben.waeup.org.  Also, candidates can find past post UTME screening tests to practice with on the portal.

Still can’t find your university of choice, check the Full list of Federal Universities in Nigeria-Part II


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