How to gain admission into University of Lagos

University of Lagos, UNILAG is known for providing a conducive environment for teaching, learning, research, and development where staff and students will interact and compete effectively with other counterparts globally.

One interesting thing about UNILAG admission is that it is transparent and totally on merit. Gaining admission into the institution is not an easy job; hard work is required in order to be offered admission into your desired course.

Because of the name the university has made for itself, the school has become everybody’s dream university in Nigeria. The first thing you have to do is to count the cost before you fill it in your JAMB form. If you desire to study in UNILAG you must be well prepared and have what it takes to secure admission into the school.

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University of Lagos

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, etc. According to a statistic released by JAMB in 2012, UNILAG is the first preferred institution in Nigeria by JAMB applicants.

Because of the reason above, it is important that your WASSCE/NECO/GCE results be relatively okay and you must have a good JAMB score.

UNILAG Admission requirements for some courses

Medicine and Surgery

UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

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

Unilag accepts;

(a) Very good passes in the following JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Physics Chemistry and Biology.

(b) B.Sc. Degree First Class/Second Class Upper in fields such as Physiology, Biochemistry, Physiotherapy, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology and Zoology.

Electrical /Electronic, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical Engineering

UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

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


Unilag requires the Five O’ Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics and Lit. in English and one of Arts or Social Science subject.

UTME subject: Unilag does not accept Music, Fine Arts, and Principles of Account and accepts either Economics or Commerce but not both. (Any three Arts or Social Science subjects)

Unilag accepts:

(a) very good passes in JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Lit-in English two other subjects one or both from Arts or Social Science.

(b) First Degree (second class upper division) or two ‘A’ level papers in any subject plus UTME requirements.


Unilag accepts;

(a) Very good passes in three (3) JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Economics and any two (2) of Accounting, Geography, Further Mathematics, Government, Lit-in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(b) At least two (2) Cambridge A/Level passes in Economics, and any one (1) of the following: Statistics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Agric Science, Business Management, Mathematics, Accounting, History or Government.

(c) Candidates must satisfy the O/Level requirement

Unilag accepts Arts, Social Science and Science subjects in addition to Mathematics and Economics. Commerce is not accepted as O/L subject

UTME subject: LAGOS requires Economics, Mathematics and any Arts, Science or Social Science subject but not Commerce, CRK/IRK.


Unilag require ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. LAGOS in addition candidates must have credit pass in Biology. In addition requires very good passes in the following JUPEB subjects: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry, candidates must have credit pass in O/Level Biology

WASSCE result: Unilag requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

UTME subject: Unilag require Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Download all the UNILAG admission requirements here for all courses (pdf)


“A level” point for admission into 200 level in UNILAG must at least between 13-16 points i.e your minimum cambridge A level grade must be BBB.

Direct Entry: An upper credit or distinction is required for direct entry for OND/HND. I will advise students in this category to target distinction for them to have the upper hand.

Visit the UNILAG admission portal for more details

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