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:
Undergraduate programs at the university are implemented in the following areas:
The university offers master's programs in the following areas:
The university provides a hostel to its students.
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.
The university academic year is divided into two semesters.
Admission of applicants must be approved by the Joint Admission and Attestation Council (JAMB) in their Central Revenue Processing System (CAPS).
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- 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.