Course Offered in Abia State University (ABSU) and the School Fees

Abia State University (ABSU) is one of the notable Nigerian state universities established to bring professional skills and expertise to the youths of Abia state and Nigerians at large. The university offers a wide variety of courses, all geared toward affording its graduates a good career. Are you looking for a befitting course to study at ABSU? Here is a look at all the details about the courses offered in ABSU and their school fees structure.

History of Abia State University

Before we delve into the main topic, let’s take a look at a brief history of the prestigious university. Abia State University, abbreviated as ABSU, was founded by the former governor of Imo state, Sam Mbakwe, in 1981. The institution was at the time located at Etiti, Imo State, and was known as Imo State University, Etiti.

Between 1984 and 1985, during the military reign of General Ike Nwachukwu, the university moved to its permanent (current) site at Uturu, Okigwe, Imo State. However, following the creation of Abia State in 1991, the university was ceded to the newly created state and became known as Abia State University Uturu.

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ABSU is situated at Longitude 5o42’N and Latitude 6o48’E on an average elevation of 450m and is located in Uturu in Isuikwuato Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. The university is accessible to three international airports; Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu with a driving time of about two hours, Dr. Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri with about two hours driving time, and The Port Harcourt International Airport with about two and a half hours driving time.

List of Abia State University Courses

ABSU is organized in colleges and schools and runs various academic programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees. In all, the university offers over 90 undergraduate and graduate programs under ten colleges. Below are all the courses and departments that are available at Abia State University.

There are 10 Faculties in ABSU

  1. Law
  2. Education
  3. Agriculture And Veterinary Medicine
  4. Business Administration
  5. Clinical Medicine
  6. Humanities and Social Sciences
  7. Health Sciences
  8. Biological and Physical Sciences
  9. Engineering and Environmental Sciences
  10. Basic Medical Sciences

ABSU Courses and their Faculties

Biological and Physical Sciences

  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • MicroBiology
  • BioChemistry
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Industrial Physics
  • Plant Science And Biotechnology
  • Animal And Environmental Biology


  • Law

Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science and Fisheries
  • Soil Science
  • Crop Production & Protection
  • Food Science And Technology
  • Agricultural Economics/Extension


  • Science Education
  • Educational Foundation
  • Vocational Education
  • Curriculum and Teachers’ Education
  • Psychological Foundation
  • Educational Management and Planning

Basic Medical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomic & Molecular Pathology
  • Medicine And Surgery
  • Medical Microbiology & Parasitology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Physiology

Engineering and Environmental Sciences

  • Architecture
  • Estate Management
  • Fine And Applied Arts
  • Geography And Planning
  • Building Technology
  • Urban And Regional Planning
  • Building and Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Resource Management

Business Administration

  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Accountancy
  • Management
  • Banking And Finance
  • Business Administration

Clinical Medicine

  • Physiology
  • Nursing Science
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Medicine And Surgery
  • Medical Laboratory Science

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Sociology
  • French
  • Igbo
  • Philosophy
  • History And International Relations
  • Information Science
  • Mass Communication
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Religious Studies
  • English Language And Literature
  • Foreign Language And Translation studies
  • Industrial Sociology and Personnel Management
  • International Affairs and Diplomacy
  • Library And Information Science
  • International Studies
  • Linguistics And Communication Study

Health Sciences

  • Human Physiology
  • Physiology
  • Medicine And Surgery
  • Nursing Science
  • Human Anatomy
  • Medical Laboratory Science

ABSU School Fees Structure

Even though ABSU academic fees are not individually broken down, students are assured of affordability. According to the university management, the school is financially accessible to accepted students and they are willing to work with parents to make the fees graceful on their shoulders.

Generally, ABSU school fees range from N56,000 to N120,000. However, the school fees are dependent on the program or course you are taking. Courses like Engineering, Law, Medicine could cost about but the amount reduces every session.

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Note: Late payment of fees attracts additional charges and students who do not pay at all till the time of the semester exam are not allowed to take part.

Breakdown of ABSU University Fees For Each Faculty

All candidates who have been offered provisional admission or are seeking admission into ABSU should check below the details of school fees payable at the university.

S/N Faculties 100 Level 200 Level $ above 600 Level
1. Basic Medical Sciences #120,000.00 #110,000.00 #102,000.00
2. Engineering and Environmental Sciences #94,000.00 #70,000.00
3. Education #58,000.00 #52,000.00
4. Law #112,000.00 #90,000.00 #86,000.00
5. Health Sciences #90,000.00 #85,000.00
6. Humanities and Social Sciences #69,000.00 #59,000.00
7. Business Administration #60,000.00 #54,000.00
8. Agriculture And Veterinary Medicine #78,000.00 #76,000.00 #79,000.00
9. Clinical Medicine #130,000.00 #115,000.00 #92,000.00
10. Biological and Physical Sciences #75,000.00 #65,000.00

How to Make Payment

The above fees are yearly payments and students are advised to pay their fees in full in order to reduce transaction costs. All fees are paid via e-payment only through the following banks listed below as approved by the university management. When you get to any of the banks, follow the instructions that will be given to you by a bank teller.

  • ABSU Microfinance Bank, Uturu located inside the school premises
  • Fidelity Bank branches Nationwide
  • First Bank Nigeria branches Nationwide
  • Diamond Bank Plc, branches Nationwide
  • Union Bank of Nigeria branches Nationwide
  • Zenith Bank Nigeria branches Nationwide
  • Eco Bank of Nigeria, branches Nationwide
  • Mainstreet Bank Ltd branches Nationwide
  • Keystone Bank Ltd, Branches Nationwide

Note: Any fee that is not paid within the first four weeks of each academic year attracts a penalty of #5,000.

Does Abia State University Offer Law?

ABSU faculty of law
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Yes! Abia State University offers Law, which means that Law is accredited in ABSU. This has become a frequently asked question, especially for prospective students who wish to study Law at ABSU.

ABSU has two main campuses; we have talked about the main campus which is in Uturu, and the second campus which houses the College of Law, Agriculture, and Veterinary Medicine located in Umuahia, Abia state.

Law at ABSU is a five-year course and it is one of the best Nigerian universities to study Law. Below are the requirements you need to study Law at ABSU.

Requirements to Study Law in ABSU Via Jamb

  • Candidates must have at least 5 credit passes in their O’level result (WAEC/ NECO or GCE) including English Language and Mathematics at not more than 2 sittings
  • Meet the cut-off mark for Law which is 280 and above in Jamb
  • Must choose the correct Jamb subject combination
  • Have a good score in POSTUTME
  • Candidate must not be lesser than 16 years of age at the time of admission

Through Direct Entry

  • Candidate must possess a minimum of 5 credit passes in the SSCE, GCE in not more than 2 sittings.
  • A First Class or Second Class Upper degree in related fields.
  • DE candidates are required to purchase the ABSU Direct Entry form through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) And ABSU Portal.
  • Candidates must have acquired a minimum of Merit Pass in the National Certificate of Education (NCE), or National Diploma (ND) Certificates.


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