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


Course Chinese
Qualification B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)
How many years 3 – 4 Years
Who can study this course Art and commercial student

Is Chinese a good course in Nigeria and what is the salary?

Yes, Chinese is a good course in Nigeria with limited job roles to explore. There is no standard salary for any job in Nigeria. It depends on where you get the job. Chinese language graduates typically earn between ₦240,000 and ₦650,000 net per month

A Chinese degree is not competitive and quite popular amongst students in secondary school. From our records, 6 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Chinese, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Chinese and the employment rate we will show you below so that you will know what you are up against when you choose to study this course.

We have some student guide articles that will be of benefit to you.


WAEC Subject Combination For Chinese

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Chinese degree. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study for a Chinese degree.

Remember, the requirement you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted (in red) the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before gaining admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed. The 9 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Chinese are:

  1. Literature in English
  2. Government
  3. Mathematics
  4. Economics
  5. English Language
  6. Civic Education
  7. Geography
  8. Biology
  9. A trade subject

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

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 valuable guides on how to choose a course and university

JAMB subject combination for Chinese

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 180 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Chinese. You can still gain admission if you score between 160-170 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Chinese is:

  1. English Language
  2. Government
  3. Literature in English
  4. Geography

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List of Universities offering Chinese in Nigeria

  • Kaduna State University (kasu)
  • University of Lagos Akoka (unilag)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University (unizik)
Estimated number of students currently studying Chinese in Nigerian Universities is 910
Chinese has 12% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Chinese has 100% admission rate.

Cut-off Mark for Chinese course

As you can see, more than one University offers Chinese. This means the cut-off mark for Chinese will vary. However, from aggregate, the cut off mark is 180. You can still gain admission if you score between 160-170 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher.

Chinese is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Chinese degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Chinese 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.

Chinese is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Chinese 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 Chinese?

Yes! If you are a science or a commercial student, you can study Chinese 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 Chinese is through GCE.

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