National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Admission Requirements

A. NOUN Admission into 100 Level
i. Five 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.

ii. Teachers’ Grade II Certificate with a minimum of five merits of its combination with any of the certificates listed under (i) to obtain the equivalent of five credits at O’ Levels.

iii. Candidates seeking admission into School of Law must have five (5) credits including English Language, Literature in English and at least a Pass in Mathematics at not more than two (2) sittings in NECO/SSCE or GCE O/L only.

iv. The School of Arts and Social Sciences requires that one of the five credits or merits must be in English Language, while at least two (2) should be in subjects relevant to the proposed field.

v. For School of Business and Human Resources Management, the credit passes must include English and Mathematics.

vi. For School of Education, the credit passes must include Mathematics for Science Education applicants and English Language for all humanities. Additionally, those in Science Education must have credit in English Language.

vii. For School of Science and Technology, the credit passes must include Mathematics and English Language.
(b) NOUN Admission into 200 Level (For Direct Entry)
i. National Diploma from recognized institutions.

ii. Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in subject(s) relevant to the proposed programme of study (except)Early Childhood and Primary Education Programme 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-requisites number of ‘O’ level credit passes.

iv. Candidates for entry into School of Law must have a minimum of second class (lower) degree from any recognized university with at least five credits including English Language, Literature in English and a pass in Mathematics at not more than two sittings in NECO/SSCE or GCE ‘O’ level only.
Other Requirements
v. Five credit passes at SSCE/GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ level must be in subjects relevant to the proposed field(s) of study.

vi. A credit level pass in Mathematics is required for all Sciences and Technology, Business Education and Science Education Programmes. A pass in Mathematics may be considered for Social Sciences Programmes. Also, a pass in English Language may be considered for Physics and Mathematics Programmes.

vii. Candidates applying for B.A English, B.A. (Ed) English and B.Sc. Mass Communication must have a credit in Literature in English.

viii. Prior knowledge and relevant work experience (including first degree/HND/RN) may be considered for advanced placement and waiver.

ix. Candidates awaiting results of any relevant examination may also apply; they should, however, note that processing of application will not be completed until entry requirements are met.

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Duration of Programme
NOUN operates a flexible mode of study which allows a student to determine the pace, place, time and medium of study. Students’ support facilities are available at all our Study Centres nationwide.

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Method of Application (E-Application)
The entire process is electronic and online for 24-hours a day. The method of application is as follows:

(a) Walk into any of these participating banks:

(b) Pay as follow for NOUN application forms: Undergraduate Programmes N5, 000.00 (five thousand naira only) Postgraduate (PGD and Masters) Programmes N7, 500.00 (Seven thousand five hundred naira only). Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programmes N10, 000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira only).

(c) Obtain a NOUN Teller and the E-tranzact receipt, specially designed for NOUN for the purpose of admission.

(d) This E-tranzact receipt has two numbers: Receipt & Confirmation numbers.

(e) Take your Teller to the nearest Study Centre, and obtain the University receipt and Bursary pin number as well as a copy of the University Prospectus.

(f) Go to a cyber café or anywhere you can have an internet access.

(g) Type to go straight to the application form.

(h) Use your Receipt and Confirmation numbers (as contained in the E-tranzact receipt obtained at the bank) as well as the Bursary pin number to access your NOUN online application form. i) Complete the application by providing the required information.

(j) After completion, the candidate can re-open the form as often as he/she likes, before the closing date, for editing and/or additional information. However, once the completed form is submitted, the candidate can no longer have access to it for the purpose of editing and/or making an additional input, but can only view the form. An acknowledgement will be sent to the candidate’s e-mail address to confirm receipt of his application by NOUN.

(k) Having completed all the above steps, you may submit your form by clicking the submit button at the bottom of the displayed screen. Applicants are advised to insist on paying the stipulated cost only and obtain an official receipt at the point of payment.

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