21 Federal Universities You Can Easily Get Admission Into This Year

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Getting admission into a University in Nigeria could be very difficult, especially
Federal government owned universities because of their affordability, facilities, and many other benefits.

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In this article, I carefully observed all the federal universities in Nigeria and filtered out those in which candidates are can get admission into without much competition.

Candidates should please note that to get admitted by any of the under listed universities, you must meet their requirements as labeled out in JAMB Brochure.

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The lists of universities are as follows;

1.              Nigerian Army University, Biu (NAUB):
This is one of the newest specialized universities in the country located in Biu, Borno State owned by the Nigerian Army. It was established just last year and for the record, it does not have many applicants for now, as most people have not heard of it. Candidates should also know that this university is just a conventional university. 

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Proposed NAUB Senate Building
The university offers a wide range of courses ranging from Engineering, Sciences, Arts, Social sciences and many more. Candidates are advised to take advantage of the university being new to apply before it becomes populated with applicants. To know more about the Nigerian Army University admission process, requirements and eligibility, click the link below: 

For current and regular details about the university, CLICK HERE.

2.              Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna (AFIT):
Located in Kaduna State, the Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna is a institution owned by the Nigerian Air Force. The institute offers a wide range of programmes, ranging from Degree, National Diploma (ND), Higher National Diploma (HND), Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Masters (MSc) etc. To know more about AFIT admission requirements, click the link below:

For current and regular details about the university, CLICK HERE.

3.              Nigerian Maritime University (NMU):
This new institution, located in Okerenkoko, Delta state, present an open opportunity for secondary school leavers and admission seekers who are interested in studying marine-related courses. For updates on Maritime University, click the link below:


We all know too well getting admission into one of Nigeria’s first and prestigious Universities – Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is very difficult, as over 60,000 plus candidates fight for admission slot every year. 

List Of Federal Universities You Can Easily Get Admission Into
ABU Entrance Gate

But very few people know that you must not attend lectures in ABU’s Kongo or Samaru Campuses both located in Zaria to be her student. You can equally attend its affiliated institutions, such as: Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsima, Katsina (IKCOE), College of Education, AkwangaFed Poly BauchiFCE ZariaKaduna Polytechnic (KADPOLY), etc. For more details click the links below:


For ABU admission updates, CLICK HERE.

Just like ABU above, the FUTMINNA located in Minna, Niger State – the best University of Technology in Nigeria is also affiliated to a quite number of institutions. Among the list are the Federal Polytechnic Offa and Kaduna Polytechnic (KADPOLY). Click the link below for details:


UI is Nigeria’s premier university located in the ancient city of Ibadan, Nigeria. The university is one of the most applied universities in the country. 

List Of Federal Universities You Can Easily Get Admission Into
UI Entrance Gate
It’s also affiliated with a quite number of institutions. One of which is the Federal College of Education, Oyo (Special). Click the link below to see how its admission is usually done.


Other institutions affiliated to UI are:
·        Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu
·        Archbishop Vining College Of Theology, Akure
·        Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Theological Seminary, Ile-Ife.
·        St Augustine’s College Of Education Akoka, Lagos
·        Osun State College Of Education, Ilesa
·        SS Peter And Paul Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan
·        Immanuel College of Theology And Christian Education, Samonda, Ibadan
·        Dominican Institute, Samonda, Ibadan
·        ECWA Theological Seminary, Igbaja
·        UMCA, Ilorin
·        Nigeria Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso
For UI Admission Updates, CLICK HERE.

Established in 1977, Bayero University located in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria is one of the most applied universities in the northern part of Nigeria after Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The university is affiliated to a couple numbers of institutions amongst are:
·        Federal College of Education, Katsina, Katsina state.
·        Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Kano state.
·        Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel, Jigawa State.
·        College of Arabic & Islamic Legal Studies, Ilorin, Kwara state.
For BUK Admission Updates, CLICK HERE.

One of Nigeria’s finest universities, located in the eastern part of the country is the University of Maidugri (UNIMAID). No doubt like its counter parts above, the university has a quite number of applicants every year. And also affiliated to a some colleges, among which are:
·        Umar Ibn Ibrahim El-kanemi College of Education, Science and Technology, Bama
·        College of Education, Azare, Bauchi State
·        College of Education, Gashua, Yobe State
·        Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe
For UNIMAID Admission Updates, CLICK HERE.

Located in Akwa, Anambra State, the university offers a wide range of courses and it’s also affiliated to other institutions such as:
·        Enugu State College of Education (Technical), Enugu
·        College Education (Technical) Umunze
·        Auchi Polytechnic
CLICK HERE for UNIZIK affiliation institutions admission requirements and procedures for last year.

Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, UNN has three campuses – Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla – all located in Enugu State. It’s affiliated with a couple of institutions, amongst are:
·        Yaba College of Technology
·        St. Paul’s College, Awka
·        College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti (Regular)
·        Spiritan Int’l School of Theology, Attakwu, Enugu
·        Spiritan School of Philosophy, Issienu, Nsukka
·        Trinity Theological College, Umuaiha
·        West Africa Theological Seminary, Ipaja, Lagos
·        College of Education, Nsugbe
·        Digital Bridge Institute, Abuja 
·        Sandwich Owerri
·        Distance Learning (UNILAG)
For details on UNN admission processes, CLICK HERE.

The University of Jos, located in state capital of Plateau State, with a total enrollment of 35,143 (2010) is one of choice to keep in mind when looking for admission. The institution itself has a lot of applicants. 

List Of Federal Universities You Can Easily Get Admission Into
UNIJOS Entrance Gate
But fortunately enough, its affiliated with some institutions, some of the institutions are:
·        Federal College of Education, Pankshin
·        National Film Institute, Jos
For UNIJOS admission updates, CLICK HERE.

Founded in 1975, with a total enrolment of 24,047 (2011), UDUSOK is also another good choice to have in mind with choosing a federal university. The University is affiliated with some institutions also. Some are:
·        Niger State College of Education
·        Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto
·        Digital Bridge Institute, Abuja
For UDUSOK admission updates, CLICK HERE.

Located in Lafia, Nasarawa State, FULafia was established in 2010 by the Goodluck Jonathan administration as one of the nine new federal universities established in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.
The university does not currently have a lot of applicants compared to other federal universities, so we advised applicants to give it a try.
For details on FULAFIA admission updates, CLICK HERE.

Located in Wukari, Taraba State, FUWukari is also one of the nine universities established in 2010, just like FULafia, the university does not have much applicants compared to other federal universities. CLICK HERE for FUWukari admission updates.

FUKashere, located in the eastern-part of Nigeria, Gombe the capital of Gombe State, the FUKashere also has less applicants and is also a good choice to get admission. For FUKashere admission updates, CLICK HERE.

Also created during the Goodluck’s administration, FUGasau is located in Gasau, the state capital of Zamfara state. For FUGasau admission updates, CLICK HERE.

Located in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital of Kebbi, FUBK is also a good choice to take note of when thinking about a public university to apply. For details on FUBK admission updates, CLICK HERE.

Based in Yobe State, FUGashua is also among the nine universities created by the Goodluck Administration. For more details on FUGashua admission, CLICK HERE.

Founded in February 2011, the university is located in Katsina State. For details on FUDutsinma admission process, CLICK HERE.

Just like the aforementioned, FUOtuoke is also a good option to go for when seeking admission into a public university. For FUOtuoke admission updates, CLICK HERE.

Founded also in 2011, FUD as it’s also called it’s another nice institution to opt for when choosing a university with more chances of getting admission. For more updates on FUDutse admission requirements, eligibility and cut-off mark, CLICK HERE.

All the best in your studies!

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