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National Open University of Nigeria brought with it lot of relief for many Nigerians that may want to study and earn a degree while still keeping their jobs or maintaining their former lifestyle. It is one flexible institution of learning and it has gained popularity across the country. In this write-up, you will get to learn all you need to know about the National Open University of Nigeria.


National Open University of Nigeria Courseware & Courses

The courses offered

The course offered in the school at undergraduate level will be highlighted below

  • Criminology and security studies
  • BSc. peace studies and conflict resolution
  • BSc. mass communication
  • BA. English
  • BA. French and international relations
  • BA. Christian theology
  • BA. Islamic studies
  • BSc. political sciences

Post graduate diploma programmes

  • Criminology and security studies
  • Journalism and mass communication
  • Peace studies and conflict resolution
  • Christian theology

Masters degree (MSc)programs are

  • Mass communication
  • Peace studies and conflict resolution

Postgraduate diploma programs

  • Postgraduate diploma in education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in distance education

Masters of education programs

  • Educational administration and planning
  • Educational administration and planning sciences education
  • Education technology

Doctor of philosophy programme

The course is offered by research. They are:

  • English language and English literature

School of agricultural sciences

Undergraduate programs are:

  • Bachelor of Agric. Aquaculture & Fisheries Management
  • Bachelor of Agric. Agro Business & Agricultural Economics
  • Bachelor of Agric. Rural Development & Agricultural Extension
  • Bachelor of Agric. Animal Science
  • Bachelor of Agric. Soil & Land Resources Management
  • Agric. Crop Protection & Production Sciences
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Postgraduate diploma program

  • PGD agricultural extension and management

School of education

Science education

Course offered there are:

  • BSc. (Ed) chemistry
  • BSc. (Ed) agricultural science
  • BSc. (Ed) biology
  • BSc. (Ed) business education
  • BSc. (Ed) physics
  • BSc. (Ed) integrated science
  • BSc. (Ed)computer science
  • BSc. (Ed) mathematics

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Master of Science business administration

  • Master of science business administration

Arts & humanities education

Undergraduate programs

  • BA. (Ed) French
  • BA. (Ed) early childhood education
  • BA. (Ed) English
  • BA. (Ed) primary education

Doctor of philosophy programs

They are offered as both course work and research

  • Education administration
  • Education planning
  • Education technology

School of science and technology

Their undergraduate programs are

  • BSc. financial mathematics
  • BSc. physics
  • BSc. biology
  • BSc. chemistry
  • BSc. mathematics/computer
  • BSc. mathematics
  • BSc. data management
  • BSc. communication technology
  • BSc. computer science

Postgraduate diploma programmes

  • Information technology
  • Mobile communications technology
  • Digital communication

Masters degree programme

  • Information technology (with internet options)

School of health sciences

  • Science Education
  • Mathematics education
  • MSc. environmental health
  • MSc. dental technology
  • MSc. community healthnational-open-university-of-nigeria-image

Postgraduate diploma programme

  • PGD HIV/AIDS Education and management

School of Law

Undergraduate programme

  • LLB (Law) degree programme

Postgraduate diploma programme

  • Legislative drafting

School of management sciences

Undergraduate programmes

  • BSc. hospitality management
  • BSc. accounting (in collaboration with ICAN)
  • BSc. entrepreneurship
  • BSc. cooperatives management

Postgraduate diploma programmes

  • Business administration
  • Public administration
  • Financial management

Management science masters degree programmes

  • Master of science public administration
  • Master of science public sector management
  • Master of business administration
  • Master of public administration

Center for lifelong learning

Certificate programmes

  • Mobile phone repair
  • Call center skills
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University certificate programmes

  • Hotel and catering management
  • French
  • Christina theology
  • Arabic and Islamic studies
  • Dental office practice
  • Computer literacy

Diploma programmes

  • Arabic an Islamic studies’
  • Medical office practice
  • Marketing
  • Financial management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business communication

National Open University of Nigeria Application form

The National Open University of Nigeria application form is on sale presently for 2016/2017 session. Any candidate that wishes to register should do so without delay. Application is open at the institution to all Nigerian citizens.

The NOUN Application forms are sold for all levels of studies too and in all departments. Registration is to be done online and the form should be filled properly as required.

Application form costs N5,000 for undergraduate studies, N7,500 for postgraduate studies and N10,000 for Doctor of Philosophy programs. After making payment, aspiring students should take teller of payment to any available NOUN TELLER where they will be given application pin code.

The student can then log on to to complete the registration process. The aspiring student can fill the application form online. All required information should be provided accurately during registration. No closing date has been announced yet by the school authority.

National Open University of Nigeria Study centers

Study centers are located at each of the 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. The head office is however located at National Open University of Nigeria, 14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.

  • Study Centers in the south eastern part of Nigeria are located at Delta state, Asaba , Anambra, Enugu, Umudike and Owerri
  • Lagos study centers are located at Ikeja, Victoria island and Apapa,
  • North eastern study centers are located at Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Taraba, Borno and Adamawa
  • North west zone study centers are located at Kano, Kawo in Kaduna State, Kaduna city, Sokoto, Dutse, and Katsina.
  • Study Centers in the north central part of Nigeria are located at Jos, Ilorin, Sobi Cantonment in Ilorin, Lafia, Wuse in Abuja, Minna, Makurdi, Lokoja and Jigawa.
  • Study centers in the south southern part of Nigeria are located at Calabar, Port Harcourt, Benin, Yenagoa and Uyo,

National Open University of Nigeria Admission Requirement

Any individual registering at National Open University of Nigeria must be a Nigerian. In addition, the individual must have sat for and passed SSCE/GCE/O’Level/NECO/NABTEB examination. Minimum of 5 credits is required.

Students can also present Teachers Grade II certificate and have five merits minimum.

Students seeking for admission into 200 Level must have National Diploma from recognized institution in Nigeria.

The student can also present Nigerian certificate of Education in relevant subjects.

Also, International Baccalaureates Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) result is acceptable, but the student must have minimum of two A level papers and they must be in relevant subjects.

Students seeking admission for master’s degree must have first degree from recognized university in relevant field.

The student can also present postgraduate diploma certificate in relevant field.

HND holders with upper credit can also apply for master’s degree program at NOUN.

National Open University of Nigeria School fees

  • Registration fees is N2,500
  • Caution deposit is N3,500
  • Result Verification Fee is N5,.000
  • Jamb regularization is N6,000
  • E-facilitation is N4,000
  • ICT administrative charges is N10,000
  • Library fees is N3,000
  • D. Card is N500
  • Matriculation fees is N1,500
  • Orientation fees is N1,500

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  1. I am 52 years of age, and I’ve worked for 38 years since finishing my secondary school in 1979. I have olevel with a pass in English and a pass in health science, A1 in economics, A3 in government, c4 in commerce, c6 in Bible knowledge and f in mathematics. Please does this result give me a chance to further my education.

    • Yes my Brother ur result will give u Admission in to NOUN University by God grace. But u most provided ur deficiencies before u graduate. (ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS).


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