This page contains 2023 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for French, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more.
|Qualification||B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)|
|How many years||3 – 4 Years|
|Who can study this course||Art and commercial student|
|Cut off mark||varies|
|Related courses||French related courses|
|Job Availability||High and Competitive|
|Got question?||Click here|
On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study French. 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 French 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 requirements.
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.
- The required documents for admission into Nigeria universities
- How to gain admission easily into Nigeria Universities
- Nigeria University Guides
- How to study online course and earn a degree
- Study abroad for free through scholarships
WAEC subject combination (requirements) for French
You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study French 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 French must include:
- English Language
- Plus at least one other Arts subject.
- 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 French. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study French, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.
JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for French
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 French 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 French. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree!..
- Any other two subjects from Arts and Social Sciences
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Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study French
If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for French, you are expected to have Two ‘A’ level passes including French and one other Arts 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 French, don’t give up. You should consider other French 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 are the list of Universities offering French in Nigeria
- Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
- Abia State University, Uturu
- Bauchi State University, Gadau
- Bayero University, Kano
- Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
- University of Benin (UNIBEN)
- Benue State University, Makurdi
- University of Calabar (UNICAL)
- Covenant University Ota
- Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
- Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
- Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
- Ekiti State University
- Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FULAFIA)
- Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
- Fountain University, Oshogbo
- Gregory University, Uturu
- University of Ibadan (UI)
- University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
- University of Jos (UNIJOS)
- Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
- Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
- University of Lagos (UNILAG)
- Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
- University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
- Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK)
- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
- Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
- University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
- Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
- Taraba State University, Jalingo (TSUJ)
- Usumanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
- Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU)
- Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN)
- The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
- University of Uyo
I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study French. Listen, I don’t encourage such but if you’re bent on knowing the best universities or top universities to study French in Nigeria, Check here
Course description: French is an official language in 29 countries, including France, Canada, Switzerland, Monaco, Luxembourg, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Haiti, and Belgium. Studying French at University level will allow you to enhance your knowledge of French language and culture.
You will gain insights into aspects of life in French and Francophone society; you will also improve your comprehension of contemporary French idiom and your oral and written communication skills in terms of fluency and appropriate linguistic register.
Departments of French throughout the country provide expertise in a wide range of subjects, including literature, cultural history, cinema, visual culture, translation and linguistics. As part of your degree, you get to spend a year abroad (in French-speaking country) in order to refine your knowledge of the language and deepen your insights into the target culture.
Where can I work with a Degree in French
French languages graduates embark on a wide range of rewarding careers as translators, interpreters, researchers and teachers in Higher Education, and follow careers in publishing, business, law, banking and other areas.
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Cut-off Mark for French course
The cut-off mark for French varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. French 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.
French is how many years course?
In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study French degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study French 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.
French is under which faculty in Nigeria?
According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, French 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 French?
Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study French 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 French is through GCE.
Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study French 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 French
(i) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK), Ekiti State University, University of Jos (UNIJOS) and University of Uyo accept NCE plus credit in English
(ii) Abia State University, Uturu accepts candidates with 2 ‘A’ level passes in Arts into the 4 year programme.
(iii) University of Uyo accepts NCE with credit in French.
(v) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts: (a) Very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: French and any two of Igbo, Yoruba, CRS, IRS, History, Government, Lit-in English, Music and Fine Arts. (b) NCE in French/NFLV, Diploma/Diplôme Supérieur (Module III), DALF (France), CEGEP (Canada), Baccalaureate, CAP and BTS
(vi) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accepts NCE to include a pass in French and accepts Baccalauria t l’Eensciane – Merit Secondaire or equivalent.
(vii) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) and Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) – No Direct Entry.
(viii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts NCE (merit) in two major teaching subjects, one of which must be French.
(ix) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts NCE (Credit Level) with French as major subject and Diploma with French as Principal subject.
(x) Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU) and University of Ibadan (UI) accept NCE at credit level including French and one other subject from Arts and Social Science subject. Ibadan accepts candidates without O/L in French.
(xi) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria accepts two ‘A’ level papers including French at IJMB/NCE. General English/Use of English at NCE satisfies’ O’ level English requirement.
(xii) Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin – No Direct Entry.
(xiii) Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma accepts: a) NCE Merit passes in French and one other Arts subject b) NCE Double majors in French
(xiv) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts NCE (Credit Level) with French as Major subject.
(xv) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU): (a) Requires five (5) Credit passes at GCE ‘O’ Level or SSCE in Arts related subjects. (b) NCE (French) at Merit level is also acceptable. A Credit Pass in French is not required.
(xvi) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji accepts five o/level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and any other relevant subject plus ND and HND
(xvii) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts NCE in French (Nigeria French Language Village) with merit pass and the Baccalaureate from Francophone countries. (a) 3 or 4-year programme (includes a year at the Nigerian French Village, Badagry. All expenses will be borne by the student’s sponsors). (b) A 4-year intensive programme (including a year at the Nigerian French Language Village) is also available for candidates without any previous knowledge of French
(xviii) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires ‘A’ level passes in French and Government or History and any other Arts or Social Science subjects. Accepts ND and approved equivalents in relevant fields with at least a lower credit. The NCE are acceptable as A’ level equivalents.
(xx) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) accepts ND, NCE with French as principal subject. Requires three A’ level passes in relevant subjects. (xxi) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts accepts two NCE passes to include French and one other Arts subject.
(xxii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) NCE with a minimum of two merit level passes in relevant subjects as well as University entry requirements. (b) Two passes at GCE Advanced level (A/L), HSC or its equivalent, DALF certificate or an acceptable Baccalaureate Certificate in relevant subjects.
(xxiii)Bayero University, Kano (BUK) accepts NCE in French and any French Baccalaureate (A Level).
(xxiv) Benue State University, Makurdi accepts NCE passes to include French and one other Arts subject.
(xxv) University of Calabar (UNICAL) accepts any of the options below: (a) Five (5) O’ level credit passes in not more than two sittings to include English Language, plus two (2) A’ level passes one of which must be in French. (b) Four (4) O’ level credit passes in not more than two sittings to include English Language, plus three (3) A’ level passes one of which must be in French. (c) Five (5) O’ level credit passes in not more than two sittings to include English Language, plus two (2) merit or credit passes in NCE of which one must be in French.
What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration (waiver) to study French
(i) Ekiti State University, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City and University of Uyo accept proficiency Certificate in French. University of Uyo accepts proficiency certificate in French from University of University of Uyo and certificate in French from the Alliance Fanҫaise.
(ii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires credit passes in English, Literaturein-English and any other Language.
(iii) Abia State University, Uturu requires ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language and 4 other subjects for the 5 year Programme.
(iv) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK), University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accept candidates with no previous knowledge of French. (for Benin, they should have credit passes in English and Lit. in English) while Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) gives accelerated course in French in the first year.
(v) University of Lagos (UNILAG) requires credit passes in Mathematics, English and any other three (3) subjects from Arts or Social Science. Civic Education and Computer Studies are also accepted.
(vi) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accepts five ‘O’ level credit passes to include English, French and at least two other Arts subjects and one Social Science subject.
(vii) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts 5 or 6 ‘O’ level credit passes at one or two sittings to include Lit-in-English and other Arts and Social Science subjects.
(viii) University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accepts Social Science subject. Accepts candidate who do not offer French at UTME but meet the O/Level requirement may be considered.
(ix) Benue State University, Makurdi, Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) requires credit pass in Literature-inEnglish and other Arts or Social Sciences subject..
(x) Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) accepts NCE French not below Merit level.
(xi) Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina (UMYU) accepts five credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in English Language, French, and any other three Arts or Social Science subjects and a credit pass in Mathematics in not more than two sittings.
(xii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) requires credit pass in Literature in and English and any other Language.
(xiii) Covenant University Ota requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in French, English Language, Mathematics, one Science subject from the following Biology, Health/General Science, Agric. Science, Physics and Chemistry or its equivalent of CEF or PIDELF awarded by Alliance Francais or the Pre-Degree Certificate in French from any recognised University. In the absence of the candidates my be considered provided they are willing to undergo a selection exercise.
(xiv) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires five SSCE credit passes or its equivalents in five (5) English Language, Government or History and any other three subjects.
(xv) Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU) accepts only subjects from Arts or Social Science.
(xvi) Redeemer’s University, Mowe five ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Literature-in-English and at least a pass in Mathematics.
(xvii) Benue State University, Makurdi requires five credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences including French and English Language
(xviii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires for: (a) French Single Honours, a minimum of five O/level credit passes to necessarily include French, English Language, one science subject and two other arts subjects one of which must be Literature in English. (b) German Single Honours, a minimum of five O/level credit passes to necessarily include English Language, one science subject and three other arts subjects, one of which must be Literature in English. Also any language proficiency certificate from the Goethe Institute will be a great advantage. (c) French with German/Russia, O’ level credit passes to include English Language, French, one science subject and two other Arts subject one of which must be literature in English. (d) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts candidates who are successful in its one year preparatory programme in French (minimum 40%) plus UTME pass mark recommended for University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
(xix) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires three other Arts subjects.
(xx) University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires five (5) credit passes at not more than two sittings to include English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics, Government, History, CRS, Commerce, Agricultural Science or Biology, Geography, Economics and any Nigerian Indigenous Language. Knowledge of French or Spanish is only an advantage but NOT a requirement.
(xxi) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) – credit pass in French is not compulsory.
What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study French
(i) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU), University of Ibadan (UI), Ekiti State University, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) and Abia State University, Uturu accept any three subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.
(ii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts any other three (3) subjects from Arts or Social Science.
(iii) Abia State University, Uturu accepts Literature in English and two other Arts or Social Science subject.
(iv) Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo requires Literature in English.
(v) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts Any three subjects from Arts, Sciences or Social Sciences
(vi) Benue State University, Makurdi and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) require French, Literature in English and any other Arts subject.
(vii) Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU) requires two other Arts subjects.
(viii) University of Calabar (UNICAL) requires Literature in English, CRK and either History or Government.
(ix) Osun State University Osogbo (UNIOSUN) requires Government or History plus any other Arts Subjects.
Please, I want to study French, the little I did French in Junior secondary, I was very good at it and I love it, but we didn’t have a French teacher in senior secondary, so I didn’t write French in senior WAEC, but I’d love to study French. Please advise me on what to do.
Most universities do not require french in O level