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How to gain admission into the University of Ibadan

UI Undergraduate Admission: How to secure admission into University of Ibadan

UI undergraduate admission is purely on merit. However, being offer admission into a tertiary institution especially UI admission is not an easy job, hard work is required in order to be offered admission into your desired course. So many students are only wishing some of this institution without giving the required commitment and effort needed to gain admission into any of the schools. It has been long students have been wishing to study Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Electrical / Electronics engineering, Mechanical engineering, Nursing, Civil engineering, Architecture e.t.c, but their hope has been dashed because they failed to meet up with the requirements. There is a need for you to count the cost before you embark on any journey. If you desire to study any of the above course it is important to be aware of the requirements and be ready to meet up.

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Different schools with different requirements and the level of competitions also differ for each school.

I will try to look at some of the sought after schools by students.

The suggestion below is ENTIRELY THE OPINION of the writer. I am just trying to discuss what you need to do to give you some level of advantage or hedge over other students to secure admission in any of the institutions.

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University of Ibadan

This is one of the institutions that students like to choose as their first choice to study Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Pharmacy, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Civil engineering, e.t.c. It is important that your WASSCE results must be relatively okay: you must have at least Mathematics(B), English(B), Chemistry(B), Biology(B), Physics(B) and any other subject for your chances to be relatively high. This means that you must sit tight and prepare very well for your WASSCE. Your preparation must start now.

Medicine and Surgery

UTME is the next exam to sit down for and you must be able to score relatively high in the exam. I will advise students to aim at scoring above 250 for you to have good standing.

UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

WASSEC result: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Electrical, Mechanical, Civil Engineering

UTME score: I advise students to aim at scoring above 250 for you to have good standing. This isn’t the cut-off mark but just the opinion of the writer.

UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

WASSEC result: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and one science subject.


UI requires 5 ‘O’ level Credits passes at one sitting or six ‘O’ level subjects at 2 sitting to include English. Language, Lit-in-English any other subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Science.

UTME subject: Any three Arts or Social Science subjects.


UI accepts two ‘A’ level passes but O/L credit passes should include Mathematics and Economics.

UI requires 5 credit passes to include Mathematics, Economics and any two Arts or Social Science subjects.

WASSCE: Mathematics, Economics and any two of Arts or Social Science subjects.

UTME subject: Economics, Mathematics and any of Government, History, Geography, Lit-in-English, French and CRK/IRK.

Computer science

WASSCE result: Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry plus one other science subjects

UTME subject: Mathematics, Physics and one of the Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics, and Geography.


UI accepts:
(a) UI requires TWO ‘A’ level passes from Arts, Science or Social Science subjects
(b) UI accepts Science subject with a pass in Mathematics

WASSCE result: UI requires 5 ‘O’ level credits in Government/History, English. Language and three other subjects plus at least a pass in Mathematics. UI accepts Science subjects with a pass in Mathematics.

UTME SUBJECTS: Any three subjects.

My advice to students intending to study psychology is that they should make sure they have good WASSCE result and UTME scores(preferably 240 and above) for them to have a better chance.

University of Ibadan undergraduate admission is purely on MERIT and ELDS (Educationally Less Developed State). If you have a good result in your WASSCE, UTME and Cambridge ‘A LEVEL’ for the UTME and DE students, you will definitely be offered an admission. Moreover, UI do put into consideration candidates that come from ELDS and their UI cut off mark is always a little bit lower than those on merit.

University of Ibadan admission portal for undergraduates

UI admission portal for undergraduates is a place where you get all required information on UI admission. Furthermore, you can monitor your admission process through the portal. The link to University of Ibadan admission portal is https://admissions.ui.edu.ng/



For students interested in writing Cambridge A level, you have a great task ahead. Though the task isn’t difficult as some students perceive it to be, You must target AT LEAST 15 points: AAB. My advice to students has been to target 16 points(AAA) for them to be in a very good position. Cambridge A level will enable you to secure admission into 200 level in any institution of your choice. It is also an avenue to strengthen your academic muscles.

For DE students who want to use Cambridge A level result

Sale of Jamb DE forms usually kicks off few days after the Cambridge international exams i.e around mid June.

The form is bought and filled online and a slip would be printed out, one which needs to be photocopied & would be needed for the admission processing.

All that’s left is to follow up on information concerning Admission processing on the school’s website. Application for DE candidates usually comes after the UTME candidates are done with theirs. Instructions on what documents to submit at the school’s Admission office such as the A level statement of result, the Jamb slip and O level are updated on the school’s website. The process of application and documents needed online are also updated on the site.

After the whole online application stress all there is is to wait for the admission list and further screening in school.

For the points required in various courses, it’s usually unknown and undisclosed. Except for people who’s got insiders in Admission processing units who may know the required points. The school drafts the required points after screening the number of applicants in various departments, the performance of candidates and the number of candidates they want in each department. But over the years there’s been a range of required points for various courses. For medicine it’s usually 15 or 16points. However, as at least year (2016) it came down to 14.


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  1. Servant boy, can you please talk about psychology in ui

  2. does state of origen has any role to play in the requirement of admission

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      Though catchment area applies to all Federal Universities, but University of Ibadan admit base on merit regardless of your origin once you meet their requirement.

  3. please what is the next step after jamb

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      After UTME comes admission. Note post UTME has been cancelled. You will have to wait for your choice institution on the critera for their admission before you can know if your chances to gain admission is bright.

  4. servant boy can you please tell me more as about law and what If u are having 204 in pstutme cn u study law

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      204 is low to study law. But your choice school will be in the best position to give you cut-oof mark for law

  5. Hansen Sekinat

    pls my utme subject are mathematics,English,economics and commerce and I have 249 to study economics as a course In ui

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      You will have to wait for your choice institution on the critera for their admission before you can know if your chances to gain admission is bright. I think 249 is a good score provide you have a good ssce results. good WASSCE result + good UTME score put you in a better position.

  6. pls will ui nt be biased on a 2sitting result for philosophy? had 238 in utme am I good to go?

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      it depends on their requirements. if they okay 2 sittings you have nothing to fear. But to the best of my knowledge UI isn’t biase.

  7. What about 215 in jamb and political science as course in U.I, with 3 Bs and 2 Cs in O’level all in one sitting. Hope such person is good to go?

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      you have a nice score and O’level result. But in few months from now UI will release their mode of admission and I think you have a chance to be offer admission.

  8. is 220 for jamb and two sittings good enough for nursing

  9. Adepegba Ayomide

    servant Boy, I have B in all the subject required but scored 221 in jamb and applied for computer science please what is my faith?

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      UI will soon release their requirements, but until then you stand a chance. just keep the hope alive.

  10. I want to apply Into UI through Direct Entry,I Finished My ND with a CGPA of 4.01 but my greatest fear is my O’level result in which I ve 1B and 4’C6s…Any Hope and pls is Jamb DE form out?

  11. Adegoke Ridwan Olalekan.

    Pls I Score 243 In My Utme. And I Have 1 B and 4 c5 is there any hope for me to gain admission to u i

  12. Emmanuel Precious

    plz I put in for economics education and scored 214 in jamb and waec result was more of c and b..
    any hopw

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      There is hope. I think in that in less than two months from now UI will release their cut off mark. I believe you should stand a chance

  13. please i had 260 in jamb nd i want to use dis year neco reault will it favour me.my course is nursing.will d result comes out before the screening.nd am also an indigene

  14. Adewale Fatimah

    pardon sir, i scored 206 in jamb.and I got C in English during my Neco, in which Education\ Eng. is d course I want to study, plz sir, is my admission on an unbalanced scale and will I b given d course

  15. Makanjuola hossanah

    Plz i put in for nursin and i had 209 in my jamb and had 3B’s and 2C’s in my waec. Plz wat my chance of getting admission into UI, or which course will u advice me 2 change to sir

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      You can since there is now post-utme, just wait for UI to release their post-utme details. But prepare well for it.

  16. good afternoon sir.
    I have tried conclusion my online registration but it’s having issues..
    like tried paying at the bank (Union Bank) and they said their app is faulty ..
    now trying with card and the one time password ain’t coming forth..
    want to know if am the only one facing this challenge

  17. I have successful done the registration to a point and dey were ticked by d sides except the uploading/scanning of MA waec result

  18. Pls will I be able to get admission into University of Ibadan without putting it as 1st choice in jamb

    • UI gives preference to candidates to made them their first choice. And the number of students that made UI first choice is on a high scale. It will be better if you can purchase change of institution and make them your first choice.

  19. Good day pls can I use my Necco result to gain an admission to ui sir?all my scores are good except my economics or do I have to wait to write next year jamb.pls help me

  20. Pls do you need biology to study psychology in UI
    thank you

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      UI requires 5 ‘O’ level credits in Government/History, English. Language and three other subjects plus at least a pass in Mathematics. This means Biology isn’t compulsory.

  21. Hello,
    Pls can I use Cambridge A level result to gain DE admission into UI having not attended any tetiary institution nor done any special program like IJMB OR JUPEB??

  22. Can you fill UI as your second choice?

  23. pls i wantu study guidance and couselling pls what score should i hope for in my utme

  24. what are the requirements to study education and political science at university of ibadan.

  25. i registered for direct entry before doing my jamb regularisation, hope my admission will not be affected.

  26. sir pls I scored d7 in physics for WAEC and c5 in NECO can I apply university of ibadan as first choice in jamb and will they accept

    • It depends on the course you want to apply for. If the course isn’t competitive no problem. For instance, UI doesn’t accept combine result for Medicine and Surgery.

  27. pls sir, I scored 276 in my jamb with 8 credits in my o level ‘s result and I applied for law. Do I have d chance of gaining d admission?

  28. Pls,i scored 238 in jamb and UI was my first choice.I had 1A,2Bs and 2C’s and i wantu study medicine.Do I have the chance of gaining admission

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      If you can do very well in your Post-UTME, you will have a chance to study medicine. It is O’level result + JAMB score + Post-utme that determines admission in UI.

  29. Goodafternoon.
    Please I scored 250 in JAMB. I have 3 B3 in Math, English and Visual Art, C4 in Physics and C5 in Geography at Olevel, One sitting. I want to study Architecture
    I want to change my Choice of school from UNILAG first choice to UI first choice because last year I had 269 in JAMB and 20/30 in Unilag post UTME (Less than 1,300 candidates scored 20 and above in the post Utme exam) and yet I was not given admission for architecture due to catchment area. Cut off for merit was 68.95 and I had 68.425. Cut off for catchment area was below what i scored but i am from Anambra State so I was not considered.
    If UI does not apply catchment area do I stand a chance if i Change choice of school now?
    Please advice urgently. God bless you.

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      Sorry for what happened last year. I believe this year will be different. And sincerely you have a good JAMB score (250). UI,UNILAG,OAU do use catchment area.However, UI admission is purely on merit, if you can try to do well in the post-utme, you stand a chance. Your 0’level and JAMB score is a plus for you. Just make sure your post utme score is high. Note UI doesn’t offer Architecture.

  30. please….i will like to know the cutoff for theatre art in UI

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      For last year Merit was 63.63% while ELDS was 59%. ELDS is educationally less developed state. Note the JAMB cut offmark UI used last year was 200 for candidates to qualify to write post utme

  31. Pls Sir I Am Willing To Go And Study Law, In UI And Do N’t Have Any Idea About Their Minimum Cut Off Point For Jamb?
    I Need Your Advice Sir!

  32. Sir pls o, i have 228 in jamb,with 1b and 4cs m i good to go for arts courses or political science

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      In UI, Post UTME is the final whistle once you score above 200 in JAMB. You have a chance if you can do well in your Post UTME.

  33. pls sir ,is 250 in jamb OK for law UI

  34. sir is 208 good for economic ,Alex ekweame university ebonyi

    • Bolarinwa Olajire

      FUNAI (Alex ekweame university ebonyi) cut off mark was 180 last year. If this doesn’t change, your chance is bright provided you do well in post jamb

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