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University of Lagos

Address: University of Lagos, Akoka Rd, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Description University of Lagos

  • Established: 1962
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Number of students: 58,000
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type: state university.

The University of Lagos was founded in 1962. This is one of the five first-generation universities that were built immediately after Nigeria gained independence.

The university today is more than 58,000 students, 12 faculties, more than 3,000 teachers and administrative staff, the opportunity to receive full-time, part-time and distance education.

Vision - to be an institution of higher education for students seeking to improve knowledge, acquire professional skills and develop creative abilities. The mission is to provide an enabling environment for teaching, learning, research and development, where staff and students will interact and compete effectively with colleagues around the world.

On the basis of the University of Lagos, there is a Student Affairs Department, whose competence includes:

  • Student activities, elections, organization of debates, meetings with leaders, organization of student clubs and associations
  • Management of accommodation in a dormitory, organization of events in dormitories, assistance in accommodation to foreign students
  • Assistance to graduates in employment
  • Scholarship and grant distribution
  • Consultations, psychological assistance to students and employees, the solution of social problems, support for students.

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

Program name


  • Duration of study: 4 years
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Age: 17+
  • Beginning of training: September.


  • art
  • English language and literature
  • History and strategic research
  • Philosophy
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Clinical pathology
  • Public health and primary care
  • Hematology and blood transfusion
  • obstetrics and gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Children's dentistry
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Prophylactic Dentistry
  • Kinetics and human health
  • Chemical engineering
  • Metallurgy and materials
  • System engineering
  • Architecture
  • Banking and Finance
  • Economy.


  • Duration of study: 2 years
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Age: 21+
  • Beginning of training: September.


  • Mass Communications
  • Psychology
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Cell biology and genetics
  • Computer science
  • Earth science
  • Marine science
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Biopharmacy
  • Industrial relations and personnel management
  • Business administration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Insurance and accounting.
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Doctoral studies

  • Duration of study: 4 years
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Age: 24+
  • Start of training: year-round.

Accommodation, housing and food

The guesthouse is located on campus. A place is provided for all needy and foreign students, high school students and community activists — the rest is assisted by the Student Affairs Department in finding housing outside the campus.


  • Large selection of specialties
  • School with a rich history
  • Active social support for students
  • Opportunities for research
  • Friendly atmosphere for international students.

Equipment University of Lagos

On campus foreign students have access to:

  • Campus
  • Hostel
  • Bookstore in which students can purchase both educational and fiction
  • Sports complex - for training university teams and physical education classes
  • Chapel and Mosque
  • Afe Babalola Hall
  • Assembly hall for social events
  • Lagoon Front - own beach
  • A medical center where all students and staff can receive first aid and undergo an initial examination
  • Amphitheater
  • Library.

The forces of students and teachers work:

  • Medical College
  • Institute of Continuing Education
  • Center for Entrepreneurship and Skills Development
  • Institute of Marine Research
  • Institute for African and Diaspora Studies
  • Graduate School
  • School of basic research.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Master's and bachelor's programs begin in autumn, in September. Most doctoral programs can be started year-round. When submitting documents, all applicants pay the registration fee and medical insurance.

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 the University of Lagos, an applicant must fill out an online application on the site and provide:

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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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