NOUN Admission Requirements For Freshers

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NOUN Admission Requirements For Freshers.

Undergraduate Programmes.

100 Level:
Generally, the requirements for getting admission into the National Open University of Nigeria include five (5) credits in the SSCE/GCE O’Level/NECO/NABTEB or equivalents at not more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field(s) of study. The five (5) credits include Credits in Mathematics, English and 3 other relevant subjects. More details can be found under programmes at

200 Level:
i. National Diploma at Upper Credit from recognized institutions.

ii. National Certificate in Education (NCE) in subject(s) relevant to the proposed programme of study with a minimum of one merit and two passes.

iii. International Baccalaureates, Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) with at least two A Level papers in relevant subjects and pre-requisite number of A Level credit passes.

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NOUN Admission Requirements For Postgraduate Programmes.

To qualify for admission into any of the postgraduate programmes of the University, a candidate must meet, among others, all matriculation requirements of at least five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics. Some programmes accept at least a pass in Mathematics.

NOUN Admission Requirements For Postgraduate Diploma Programmes.

Candidates must possess either a minimum of pass Bachelors Degree in any discipline from a University recognized by the Senate of the NOUN OR a Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Lower Credit. For the Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting, the candidate must have been called to the Bar. Also for admission into the school of Business and Human Resource Management Postgraduate Diploma programmes, candidates with professional qualifications such as ACA, ACIS, ACIB, ACII, ACIA, etc may be considered on individual merit.

NOUN Admission Requirements For Master degree programmes.

candidates must possess either a Bachelors Degree with a minimum of second class lower in the relevant field of study from a University recongnized by the Senate of the NOUN. However, holders of lower classification and with a minimum of 2 years of relevant post-qualification experience may be considered on individual merit OR a Postgraduate Diploma in related field of study from a recongized University OR A Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit in the relevant field of study. Candidate with membership certificate of relevant professional bodies may apply for the Master of Business (MBA) programme.

NOUN Admission Requirements For Doctor of Philosophy Degree programmes.

candidates must possess a masters degree in relevant field of study from a University recongized by the Senate of the NOUN with a minimum score average of not less than 60% or a cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 5-point scale.


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