List Of Federal Universities That Accept Direct Entry In Nigeria

Are you eager to secure admission into a federal university in Nigeria without going through the stress of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)? Direct Entry might be the pathway for you! In this blog post, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive list of federal universities accepting Direct Entry for the 2023/2024 academic session, along with the specific entry requirements you need to meet.

List of Federal Universities Accepting Direct Entry:

  1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU)
  2. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
  3. Bayero University Kano (BUK)
  4. Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  5. Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM)
  6. Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA)
  7. Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA)
  8. Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)
  9. Federal University of Technology Yola (FUTY)
  10. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU)
  11. Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH)
  12. Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)
  13. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  14. University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)
  15. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  16. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  17. University of Ibadan (UI)
  18. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  19. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  20. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  21. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  22. University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
  23. University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  24. Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUSOK)

Entry Requirements for Direct Entry:

To be eligible for Direct Entry, you generally need:

  • A minimum of Lower Credit in a relevant ND, HND, or A’level qualification.
  • Five (5) O’level credits, including English Language and Mathematics.

It’s important to note that some universities may have specific entry requirements for certain courses or programs, such as a specific grade point average (GPA) in your ND, HND, or A’level qualification.

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How to Apply for Direct Entry:

  1. Visit the official website of the university you’re interested in.
  2. Download the Direct Entry application form.
  3. Complete the application form.
  4. Submit the form to the university’s admissions office along with your ND, HND, or A’level certificate, O’level certificate, and any other required documents.


Embarking on your educational journey through Direct Entry is an exciting opportunity, and with this comprehensive guide, you are well-equipped to navigate the admission process seamlessly. Good luck on your path to higher education!

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