NOUN Admission Form | National Open University Form | for 2022

This is to inform the interested general public that the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) admission application form is ongoing for its Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate programs. 

NOUN Admission Form

To apply for the NOUN admission form, follow the steps detailed below.

Suitably qualified students are invited to apply for admission to the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduates, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programs.

NOUN has a flexible study mode that enables students to choose their own pace, location, time, and medium of learning.

All of our Study Centres around the country include student support services.

NOUN Admission Requirements for All Courses.

1. Certificate Programmes

a) Proficiency Certificate Programmes

  • No previous experience or qualification is necessary.
  • Ability to read and write will be an advantage.

Note: Candidates for Proficiency Certificates will NOT be qualified to proceed to Certificates/Diploma programmes without possessing the requisite basic qualifications.

b) University (Academic) Certificate Programmes

  • Junior Secondary School Certificate.
  • Minimum of 2 credits in SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level, NECO, NABTEB and at not more than two sittings.
  • T.C II with at least 2 merits at not more than two sittings.
  • Mature candidates of 30 years and above with relevant work experience of not less than 10 years or evidence of prior knowledge/proficiency in a relevant field may be considered on their merit.
  • I’dadiyah Certificate of Standard Islamiyyah School.

2. Diploma Programmes

  • At least three credits in SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level, NECO, and NABTEB in not more than two sittings, with a pass in the English Language.
  • At least three merits in the Teacher Grade II Certificate, taken in no more than two sittings.
  • Arabic and Islamic Studies are included in the Senior Islamic School Certificate/Higher Islamiyyah Certificate.
  • Standard Islamiyyah School Thanawiyyah Certificate
  • NOUN Academic Certificate, as well as certificates from other reputable organizations.

Note: Holders of Diploma Certificates will be required to make up any shortfalls in their SSCE/GCE, NECO, NABTEB, and T.C II in order to advance to the relevant degree program at NOUN.

3. Undergraduate Programmes.

100 Level:

Five credits in topics related to the intended field(s) of study achieved at not more than two (2) sittings in the SSCE / GCE O’Level / NECO / NABTEB or equivalents.

Teachers’ Grade II Certifications with a minimum of five merits or any of the certificates mentioned under I to acquire the equivalent of five credits at ‘O’Levels.

Candidates for admission to the School of Law must have five (5) credits in NECO / SSCE or GCE O/L only, including English Language, English Literature, and at least a credit pass in Mathematics in not more than two (2) sittings.

One of the five credits or merits must be in the English Language, and at least two (2) must be in topics related to the chosen career, according to the School of Arts and Social Sciences.

English and Mathematics must be included in the credit pass at Ordinary Level for the School of Management Sciences.

Credit passes for the School of Education must contain Math for Science Education and English Language for the humanities.

Those pursuing a degree in Science Education must also have a credit in the English Language.

For the Science and Technology School, Mathematics and English Language must be included in the credit passes.

Five (5) O’Level (SSCE / NECO / GCE or NABTEB) Credits at not more than two sittings, including English Language and Mathematics, as well as any of Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, and Economics, are the minimum entry requirements for B.Sc. Environmental Science and Resource Management.

200 Level:

Upper Credit National Diploma from a recognized institution.

National Certificate in Education (NCE) with a minimum of one merit and two passes in the subject(s) relevant to the planned program of study.

Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) International Baccalaureates with at least two ‘A-Level examinations in appropriate disciplines and a pre-requisite amount of ‘O’ Level credit passes

Candidates for admission to the School of Law must have a Second Class (Lower) degree from a recognized university with at least five credits in English Language, English Literature, and a credit pass in Mathematics in not more than two sittings in NECO / SCCE or GCE ‘O’ Level alone.

Candidates for admission to the School of Science and Technology may be accepted into the 300 Level of the program if they meet the following criteria:

a) Five (5) credit passes in English, Geography, and Economics in not more than two sittings in SSCE, NECO, GCE, or NABTEB.

b) A Community Health Extension Worker who has completed a Diploma in Community Health Officers Program (Higher National Diploma) and has at least two years of post-qualification experience.

Other Requirements:

Five (5) ‘0’ level credit passes and five (5) ‘A’ level credit passes in topics related to the proposed program are required (s).

All Sciences and Technology, Business Education, and Science Education programs need an ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics.

For Social Sciences Programs, an ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics may be considered. For Physics and Mathematics programs, an ‘O’ level pass in the English Language may also be considered.

Candidates for the B.A. English, B.A. (Ed) English, and B.Sc. Mass Communication programs must have a credit pass in English Literature at the ‘O’ level.

Advanced placement and waiver may be considered for holders of a First Degree, HND, or RN with previous knowledge and suitable work experience.

Candidates who are awaiting the results of any relevant test may apply; however, they should be aware that application processing will not be completed until all admission criteria have been satisfied.


Candidates for admission must have either a Bachelor’s Degree Certificate or an equivalent from an institution recognized by the Senate of NOUN, or a Master’s Degree Certificate from an institution recognized by the Senate of NOUN.

  • Holders of an HND with a minimum of Lower Credit from a NOUN Senate-approved institution.
  • Candidates for admission to the School of Law must have earned at least an L.L.B degree.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least a third-class division is necessary for entry to the PGD Agricultural Extension and Management program.
  • Candidates with a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of relevant experience may be considered.
  • Holders of an HND in agricultural science or a similar field may be eligible for admission.
  • Holders holding a bachelor’s degree in fundamental science, biological/earth sciences, or agricultural sciences from a NOUN-accredited university are eligible to apply.
  • An HND or an excellent first degree in a comparable area of study is required for admission to the PGD HIV/AIDS Education and Management program.
  • 5 credits in English, Mathematics, a scientific topic, and two additional subjects are also required.


  • A first degree in a relevant area of study with a least of Second Class Lower from a university recognized by the Senate of NOUN.
  • A postgraduate diploma from a Senate-approved university in a comparable discipline may also be accepted.
  • A good honors degree in Education (Arts, Languages, Sciences, Social Sciences, Vocational and Technical disciplines) from any NOUN Senate-approved university.
  • Students interested in pursuing an M.Sc. in HIV/AIDS Management must possess a PGD in HIV/AIDS education and management, as well as 5 credits in English and Mathematics, a scientific topic, and two additional disciplines.


Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree programs must have a master’s degree in relevant areas of study from a NOUN Senate-approved university with a minimum score average of 60% or a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 5-point scale.

Before an offer of admission is given, candidates for Ph.D. programs will be asked to participate in an interactive session.

Candidates should provide transcripts of their academic records and three (3) reference reports to the Dean, Postgraduate School from which admission is sought, two of which must be from people who are well familiar with the candidate’s academic performance.


The National Open University of Nigeria currently provides a Remedial Programme at ‘O’ level to the Nigerian public as part of her mission to enhance access to higher education.

Students accepted into these programs will get face-to-face instruction for a full academic year before sitting for any National ‘O’ Level exams of their choosing.

For starters, the initiative will be launched in three University Study Centres: Lagos, Kaduna, and Kebbi.

How to Apply for NOUN Admission Form

To submit an Application form for Admission to NOUN, you must follow these simple steps;

NOTE: The whole procedure is computerized and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Visit to start your application
  • Go to the Menu Bar on the Home Page and choose to Apply for Admission.
  • Choose between an undergraduate or a postgraduate program. Other programs are currently unavailable.
  • Select “Choose Faculty” from the drop-down menu (note it can be found at the left-hand side of the screen)
  • Professors Chosen
  • Fill out the form that appears on the screen.
  • To see the admissions requirements, please click the link below.
  • To continue, click “Apply.”
  • Take note of the displayed UNIQUE ID.
  • To continue, click the ‘Continue’ button.
  • Choose Bank Branch as your payment method.
  • “Pay” should be selected.
  • Make a copy of your RRR number and take it to any bank branch to make a payment.

What to do After filling NOUN Admission form

  1. Click “Submit”
  2. Print Admission Letter
  3. Visit the nearest study centre for screening

Applicants should insist on paying just the amount specified and receive an official receipt at the time of payment.

For NOUN online application forms, make the following payments:

  • Undergraduate Programmes N5, 000.00 (five thousand Naira only)
  • Postgraduate (PGD and Masters) Programmes N7, 500.00 (Seven thousand five hundred Naira only).
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programmes N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira only).


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