The University of Lagos is one of the oldest institutes of higher learning in Nigeria and it was established in 1962. Besides the main Campus located in Akoka, UNILAG, as it is fondly called, has two other campuses in Yaba and Surulere. Nevertheless, all three campuses are situated at the Mainland of Lagos.
With twelve faculties, two Centres of Studies and a Distance Learning Institute (DLI), University of Lagos boast of enrolment of over 40,000 students.
Therefore, if you wish to become one of the school’s alumni which includes the high and mighty in the country – Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, Akinwunmi Ambode, Dele Olojede, Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele and others – here’s all you need to know about getting admission to study any of the courses of your choice.
Available Programmes/Courses for Undergraduate Admission
As mentioned earlier, there are twelve 12 faculties in UNILAG. Each faculty comprises a number of departments, offering 4, 5 and 6-year courses. While some departments concentration in each area of the courses/programmes starts at 200 level (second year), below is the list of available courses for Undergraduate Admission in UNILAG:
Faculty of Arts
- Creative Arts
- European Languages and Integration Studies (English, French, and Russian)
- Linguistics, African and Asian Studies (Igbo, Yoruba, Chinese)
- History and Strategic Studies
Faculty of Business Administration
- Actuarial Science
- Business Administration
Faculty of Education
- Adult Education
- Education Economics
- Education Business
- Education Christian Religious Studies
- Education Islamic Religious Studies
- Education Igbo
- Education English
- Education Early Childhood
- Education Yoruba
- Education French
- Education History
- Education Geography
- Educational Administration
- Educational Foundations
- Human Kinetics & Health Education
- Education Biology
- Education Chemistry
- Education Home Economics
- Education Integrated Science
- Education Mathematics
- Education Physics
- Education Technology
Faculty of Engineering
- Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
- Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical & Electronics Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
- Petroleum & Gas Engineering
- Surveying & Geoinformatics Engineering
- Systems Engineering
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
- Estate Management
- Quantity Surveying
- Urban and Regional Planning
Faculty of Law
College of Medicine
- Medicine & Surgery
- Medical & Laboratory Science
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Science
- Cell Biology & Genetics
- Computer Science
- Marine biology
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Lagos Admission and Students Portal
The University of Lagos admit prospective candidates for undergraduate programmes with requirements which includes very good passes in three JUPEB/A’ Level subjects (for Direct entry); Five O/Level credit passes (for UTME). However, these requirements depend on the department or programme you have chosen to study at the university.
For instance, to study in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science:
Direct Entry Requirement – Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board, JUPEB/’A’ level passes in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology; B.Sc degree first Class/Second class upper in medically related programmes.
UTME Requirements – Five O/Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
UTME Subjects – English Language, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Check details here.
The student portal is available for both returning and new students; Postgraduates, as well as the staff of the University of Lagos.
Undergraduates can log in with their Matric No/Application No and Password to check/register semester courses and also check their results.
NOTE: The minimum age of candidates eligible for admission to UNILAG is sixteen (16) years by 31st October of the admission year.
JAMB Cut-off Mark
As for JAMB cut-off mark, the school maintains a minimum score of 200. But those who score below the required mark for the programme/course they choose may change to others courses advertised by the University for Change of Course, so long as they meet the requirements.
Furthermore, as a prospective candidate of UNILAG, you are expected to score not less than 40% in the post-UTME test to gain the admission.
The University of Lagos tuition fees for new students ranges from Acceptance fee of N20,000 to the Tertiary Institutions Social Health Insurance Programme (TISHIP) fee of N5,000.
Registration fee – N5,000
Identity Card fee – N1,000
Result Verification fee – N5,000
Examination fee – N2,500
Sports – N1,000
Medical Services – N2,500
Laboratory Services – N10,000 (Science Students only)
Library Services – N2,500
Students Handbook – N1,000
Information Technology (IT) – N2,000
Endowment Fund – N5,000
Hire of Gown for Matriculation – N1,000
Total Amount – N63,500 for Science Students and N53,500 for the Non-Science Students.