This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Arabic Studies, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.


CourseArabic Studies
QualificationB.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years3 – 4 Years
Who can study this courseArt and commercial student
Cut off markvaries
EntranceNon Competitive
Related coursesArabic Studies related courses
Job AvailabilityHigh and Competitive
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On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Arabic Studies. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

You must be an Art student with a good background in Art subjects for you to study Arabic Studies in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.

In other words, the WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you. You can ignore.


WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Arabic Studies

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Arabic Studies in Nigeria universities. These subjects combination are also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The required WAEC subject combination (O level requirement) for Arabic Studies must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Arabic
  3. And three other relevant subjects.
  4. A trade subject

These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Arabic Studies. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Arabic Studies, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.


JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Arabic Studies

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Arabic Studies that you must register and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.

Please note– If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Arabic Studies. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..

 JAMB UTME subject combination to study Arabic Studies must include:

  1. Arabic
  2. Two subjects from Arabic Studiess and/or Social Sciences

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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Arabic Studies

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Arabic Studies, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes in Arabic and any other Arabic Studies subject.

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Arabic Studies, don’t give up. You should consider other Arabic Studies similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.

You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university

This is the list of Universities offering Arabic Studies in Nigeria

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  3. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  4. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  5. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  6. Bayero University, Kano
  7. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  8. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  9. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  10. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  11. Umaru Musa Yaradua University Katsina
  12. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  13. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  14. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  15. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  16. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK).

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Arabic Studies. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study Arabic Studies in Nigeria, Check here

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Cut-off Mark for Arabic Studies course

The cut-off mark for Arabic Studies varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Arabic Studies is a good course and you can also check the top best Art courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

Arabic Studies is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Arabic Studies degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Arabic Studies for four years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for three years. And of course there is room for more years if you have extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

Arabic Studies is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Arabic Studies is under the Faculty/School/College of Art but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

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Can a science or commercial student study Arabic Studies?

Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study Arabic Studies at the university provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Arabic Studies is through GCE.

Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Arabic Studies in WAEC. But note this — Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results.

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Arabic Studies
(i) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts: (a) Its Diploma at Credit level Arabic Studies. (b) NCE in Arabic with a minimum of Merit Pass.
(ii) University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accepts Diploma at credit level plus UTME requirements.
(iii) Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin and University of Ibadan (UI) accept Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies.
(iv) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts (a) Two ‘A’ Level Passes in Arabic and any other Arabic Studiess subject plus five other related Arabic Studiess subject at GCE ‘O’ Level or SSCE Examinations (b) Holders of Certificate issued by recognized Arabic Institution who may not have written Arabic at SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level will be considered for admission subject to the fulfillment of other entry requirements NCE (Arabic) at Merit level is also acceptable. (c) Holders of Diploma in Arabic & Islamic Studies (DAI) with Upper Credit from Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) or other recognised institutions with Credit Passes in Five other subjects including English at SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level (d) Its own Foundation Programme Certificate.
(v) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts NCE (merit) in Arabic or Social Science subject.
(vi) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts relevant Diploma ofBayero University, Kano (BUK) University Kano satisfies both A/L and O/L admission requirements by Direct Entry. Considers candidates who do not offer Arabic at UTME but meet UTME entry requirements may be admitted into 100 level.
(vii) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) accepts IJMB, Cambridge, and Diploma in Arabic, NCE and SISC.
(viii) BUK accepts candidates with Credit pass in the Diploma in Arabic, Hausa and Islamic Studies.
(ix) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts NCE (merit) in Arabic and other Arabic Studiess or Social Science subjects.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Arabic Studies
(i) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts Islamic Studies in lieu of Arabic or accepts candidates who indicate interest in Foreign Language learning and possess basic knowledge or Arabic may be admitted.
(ii) Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) accept pass in English Language, NCE General English and a certificate in High Muslim Certificate.
(iii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts Certificate from recognized Arabic Institution who might have not written Arabic at SSCE ‘O’ level. (iv) University of Ibadan (UI) requires 5 ‘O’ level credit at one sittings or 6 ‘O’ level credit at two (2) sittings to include English Language, Arabic Studies and 3 or 4 other subjects in Arabic Studiess/Social Science.
(v) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts any other subject in lieu of Arabic.
(vi) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) requires five credit at SSCE or equivalent including English Language, Arabic, Islamic Studies and two other relevant Arabic Studiess courses and a pass in Mathematics
(vii) Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) and Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) may accept Higher Islamic Studies or Senior Islamic Studies Results.
(viii) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires credit in English, Arabic, IRS, plus any other two Arabic Studiess subjects. A certificate from a recognized Arabic school will be acceptable in lieu of O’ level Arabic

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Arabic Studies
(i) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires two other Arabic Studies subjects

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