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University of Jos

Address: Jos, Nigeria

Description University of Jos

  • Established: 1975
  • Location: Jos, Plateau, Nigeria
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 15,000
  • Type: state.

The university was founded in 1975 with the aim of training competitive specialists not only in the country but also abroad. The main mission is to serve the people of Nigeria and humanity as a whole.

Jos University plays an important role in the national education system. He was one of the first to modernize training programs, switched to a personality-oriented teaching principle, and played an important role in promoting higher education among the youth of Nigeria.

Among the honorary graduates of the university:

  • Emily Alemika - First Kogi State Law Professor
  • Solomon Dalung - Minister of Sport and Youth
  • Helon Habila - writer
  • Audu Maikori - Lawyer
  • Ali Mazrui - Political Scientist
  • Viola Onvuliri - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Public Education.

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

Program name


  • Duration of study: 4 years
  • Start of program: year-round
  • Forms of study: full-time, in absentia.


  • Livestock
  • Plant growing
  • English
  • History and international studies
  • Mass Communications
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Medical science and technology
  • Social science
  • Mining
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Commercial law
  • Marketing
  • Insurance
  • Business management
  • Physics
  • Microbiology.


  • Duration of study: 2 years
  • Start of program: year-round
  • Forms of study: full-time, in absentia.


  • Veterinary healthcare and preventive medicine
  • Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
  • Theriogeniology
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Technology and Industrial Pharmacy
  • Zoology
  • Fine and applied art
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Geology
  • Computer science
  • Chemistry
  • Banking and finance.

Accommodation, housing and food

On campus there are several recently built dormitories with modern layouts, new furniture and appliances. For students there are canteens and cafeterias where you can eat at low prices.


  • Focus on promoting higher education
  • Great opportunities for the development of scientific and research activities
  • Low cost of training
  • Qualified teaching staff
  • The ability to receive various support measures
  • Successful students can count on participating in international grants and exchange programs
  • Bright student life
  • Loyal University Leadership
  • Powerful financing from the state and private enterprises.

Equipment University of Jos

On the basis of Johns University, there are:

  • Federal Pedagogical College named after Pankshina
  • Kadun State Pedagogical College. Gidana vaya
  • Kosindi Theological College of Hindiri
  • National Film Institute
  • Bible College
  • The Great Seminary of St. Augustine
  • Holy Albert Institute of Education
  • Moscow Bible School of Bible Studies
  • Nigerian Institute of Mining and Land Saving
  • College of Salvation Theology Ngurore.

To improve the quality of students' education, an extensive library has been created, which includes: books, periodicals, teaching aids, collections of scientific publications, documents, reports, multimedia data.

Students go in for sports, for which there is a gym with all the necessary equipment.

Campuses consist of classrooms and lecture halls equipped with computer and interactive technology.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Studying at Jos University can be started year-round.

Additional costs include: meals, accommodation, laundry, Internet access.

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

In order to become a student at Johns University, first of all, you need to submit an online application on the site. After the application is processed, the applicant is assigned a time when he must come to the university and bring:

  • Certificate of general secondary education or equivalent
  • Certificate confirming knowledge of English at a level not lower than B2.

Admission to some specialties requires passing entrance exams at the university.

Map, location

Insurance, flights, residence permits, citizenship and other services

University of Jos reviews

Recommendations on when to apply

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- 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.
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