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University of Ilorin

Address: Fate Tanke Rd, behind Lgea Primary School, Ilorin, Nigeria

Description University of Ilorin

  • Established: 1975
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Ilorin, Nigeria.

The University of Ilorin was founded by decree of the Federal Military Government in August 1975 and is the highest public educational institution in Nigeria. The first set of 200 students selected after the entrance exams was accepted on October 23, 1976, while academic work began already on October 25 after the director’s appeal. The university began with three academic departments of art, science and education. In October 1977, the institution received full autonomous status with the appointment of Professor O.O. Akinkugbe as First Vice-Chancellor.

Currently, the university faculty is about 4474 people, teaching more than 48,000 students in 90 academic programs at 15 faculties.

The educational institution is part of the following associations:

  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
  • National University Commission (NUC)
  • Association of West African Universities (AWAU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Ilorin

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  • Dates: year-round
  • Tuition: 46,000 -91,600 / year.

The university offers diploma programs in the following areas:

  • Administrative management
  • Accounting and data processing
  • Arts and crafts
  • Computer science
  • Marketing and logistics
  • Statistics
  • Financial research
  • Photography and others


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3-6 years.

Undergraduate programs at the university are implemented in the following areas:

  • Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Public administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Housekeeping
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Criminology and security research
  • Forestry and wildlife
  • The medicine
  • Metallurgy
  • Microbiology
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Economics and finance, etc.


  • Dates: year-round.

The university offers master's programs in the following areas:

  • IT technology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Public administration
  • International studies
  • Health Planning and Management
  • Industrial and labor relations, etc.
from 253 $ / year


  • Dates: year-round.

The educational institution implements the MBA program in three formats: on an ongoing basis, concurrently and for managers.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides a hostel to its students.


  • The university is among the top 10 best universities in the country, ranking fifth in the ranking
  • The educational institution offers international exchange programs, distance learning and scholarship programs.

Equipment University of Ilorin

The university is located in Ilorin, the capital of the state of Kvara, about 500 km from the national capital of Nigeria (Abuja) and about 300 km from the economic capital of the country (Lagos).

The material and technical base of the university includes its own library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university academic year is divided into two semesters.

Additional expenses:

  • Entrance fee = 25 000
  • The cost of living in Ilorin = $ 355 -708 $ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Admission of applicants must be approved by the Joint Admission and Attestation Council (JAMB) in their Central Revenue Processing System (CAPS).

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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