National Open University (NOUN): Admission Requirements & Process

NOUNThe requirements for getting admission into the National Open University include writing WAEC or NECO with at least 5 credit passes in Mathematics, English and 3 other relevant subjects.

Prospective students are expected to have their WAEC and NECO results with at least 5 credits in English language, Mathematics and at least 3 other subjects relevant to the course the student intends to study.

National Open University Post Graduate Requirements

To get admission into the Post Graduate School for Postgraduate Diploma, prospective students are expected to be graduates of recognized universities or have an upper credit level pass at HND or its equivalent area of studies. Some professional qualifications may also be considered.

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For Master’s Degree, the candidate is expected to have relevant Postgraduate Diplomas from the University of Nigeria with at least credit level passes, or first degrees scores of 50% or above.

For Doctorate Degree (Ph.D), prospective students are expected to have obtained a masters degree appropriate for the proposed areas of study with a minimum of 3.50 grade point on a 5-point scale.

The headquarters of the University is in Lagos and the university’s website is or

National Open University of Nigeria Application Process

The steps for online application are as follows:

1. Pay (cash only) for NOUN Application Form in any branch of the participating Banks.

2. Obtain a Teller specially designed for NOUN for the purpose of Admission.

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3. Collect the APPLICATION PIN CODE equivalent to the amount paid for your form from the Bank in (1) above.

4. Go to NOUN Portal:

5. Click on ‘Application for Admission’ Link

6. On the application portal home page, click on ‘Sign Up Here’ to register as first time user.

7.  On the sign up page, enter Your Application Form PIN Number, Choose Your Study Center, Choose Your Programme Category, Enter your Surname, Other names, Email, Phone Number and your User Name and Password

(Note: Email is important for you to receive notifications from the University)
Click on “Click here to Signup” button

7. This will sign you up and transfer you to logon page.

On the login page, enter your user name and the password you used to sign-up above and click on the login button. This would transfer you to Applicant Control Center if your PIN is correct.

8. From the Applicant Control Center, move your mouse on Upload Passport. Browse to your passport location, select and click upload. (Passport should not be more than 150kb and only .gif, .png and .jpg  file formats are allowed )

9. After your passport upload is successful, click on the “Fill Application Form button” at the left side of the page. A copy of Electronic Application Form will appear with your preloaded surname, other names and your study center.

National Open University of Nigeria Admission Form Guideline

The form is in three sections (Programme and Personal Data Page, Educational Qualification and work experience)

Page 1:

  1. Select the school you are applying to
  2. Select the programme of your choice
  3. If applying for direct entry select “yes” and the level
  4. Fill all your personal particulars (especially those marked *)
  5. Click on “Next Page >>” button
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Page 2:

  1. Fill your  O’LEVEL  WAEC/NECO/NABTEB/TCII result  (first and second if applicable)
  2. If applying for Direct Entry or Post Graduate Programmes, fill post-secondary qualification information
  3. If applying for Nursing, fill the Registered Nurse Qualification information
  4. If applying for Community Health, Fill the Community Health Qualification information

Note: Information in this page will be considered in granting admission

  1. Fill other details if applicable

Page 3:

  1. Fill your two recent work experience if applicable
  2. Check the “I agree” box
  3. Click the “Click here to Apply” button to submit and wait for the result of your application

After submitting the form, the portal analyses the information supplied and grant instant admission if you qualified, however for first degree if there is a deficiency in either of Maths or English the Portal will automatically grant you admission to pursue ACCESS Programme.
If you are not admitted, you can start all over again or choose another programme based on your qualification.

Note: You will not be able to change you programme after printing of admission letter

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  1. Tito

    I have all the requirements to study in my future university but I kind of don’t have 2y work experience but I have a small business of mine , and also I want too known how much the form is and the school fee pls . urgent reply pls thanks

  2. Tito

    I have all the required to study in my future university but I kind of don’t have 2y work experience but I have a small business of mine , and also I want too known how much the form is and the school fee pls . urgent reply pls thanks

  3. adeyemi

    i finished in 2003 and i 5 credit including English and maths and i want to study security and criminology how can i go about it.

  4. adeyemi

    name is Adeyemi and i want to further my education i have waec complete result and i want to study security and criminologist i finished in 2003 how can go about it please

  5. mohammad

    with nine years,working experience can i got admitted to study pgde,with my hnd lower credit and pass in english at o,level.

  6. nino

    Pls does noun accept two sitting with different bodies like waec and neco combination plz I need urgent answer….

  7. chimereze ihechi Eucharia

    pls I want to apply in the school I got d7 in mathematics and I want to study law will I be admitted.


    Pls with this result which course can I study at NOUN?

    ECO B3
    GEO C6
    ENG C6
    MATH E8
    AGRIC B3
    BIO B3
    CHEM C6
    PHY B3

    I need an urgent reply bcos I am already confused!


    1. ADUMALI Abednego


  9. utibe.Ene

    can a waec and neco of 2005 be used for admission or u have to enroll for another weac and neco

    1. ADUMALI Abednego


  10. ajali success

    please noun iwant to study in your school but i didnot have gornment and literatura and i didnot know what to study with it plz i need your help


  11. Felix edewor

    Can some one use an awaiting results to apply?

  12. fabian

    If ur English or maths is d7 then you’ll have 2 go n re-write ur O_level

  13. Esther Akpan

    please is this course online (public health) or on campus.

  14. martina

    pls with NABTEB an NCE will i get direct entry admission to study ecce

  15. martina

    pls i have NABTEB and NCE result can i use them to apple for direct entry to study Education (ECCE)

  16. Akanno Ngozi

    Plz what course can I read with Di’s commerce b3, financial account d7, economics c5,government b3,literature in English c5,English e8, mathematics f9,biology c4 and I just finish my NCE but d result is not out

  17. I want to know more about the literature studies offer in noun for the students studying English language with literature in their waec.

    1. I mean I have no literature in English in waec how can I do remedial studies you offer to enable me study BA English?

  18. Jennifer Aaron

    My English Is D7 Which Can I Study

  19. LYNDA

    pls what can i study with this result at NOUN
    MATH b2
    ENG C4
    CRK B3
    CIVIC C4
    ECONS C6
    GOVT C4

  20. Adeyinka A.A

    Kindly educate me more on what you refer as ACCESS Programme please.

  21. Marthyna Bassey

    Good pm NOUN. Please, i have these result maths b3, english c5, economics c6,government D7, literature f9………. can i still go on studing public administration? is it possible?

  22. rita

    pls can i use my waec print out result to gain admission into NOUN?

  23. okonkwor chinedu

    please i need to know the subject and credit requirement for international and diplomatic studies

  24. Hannah Kuda

    I have obtain my remita code and complete my payment,BT I can’t login.plz wat should I do?I need an answer plz

  25. Agunloye Mujidat

    I want to apply to the school,so which course can I apply with my results
    English D7
    maths A1
    agriculture C6
    biology C6
    chemistry C5
    physics E8
    civic education C6
    economics C6
    Yoruba f9

  26. sunday alabi

    with this waec result what course can study. commerce b3, economics c6, geography c4, government b3, english c5, mathematics c6, agricultural science b3 and biol;ogy c6.

  27. Ogankpa Vanessa

    please i was admitted into NOU undergraduate programme in 2014 but failed to honour the admission because of certain family issues. please how can i start then programme. since my issues had been soughted out.Do i need to reapply?

  28. Ihezuo Deborah C.

    Is the admission still on, Can I apply now?

  29. bukunmi

    Hi,i applied for bsc nursing nd i’ve been granted admission but on the admission letter..its 2012 session thats written on it..i’m confused can i be sure of my admissiin status.

  30. Olaniyan damilola

    Pls I hv pass in phyisc nd I want to go for nursing pls is it possible

  31. Ade Oyebanji.

    pls I wish to apply for an undergraduate course this are my results
    Geography C

  32. Juwon

    Is the 2016/2017 admission still on.

  33. Juwon

    Please is the 2016/2017 admission still in progres?

    1. deliz

      Its still on

  34. Osuji Kingsley Chinedu

    NOUN please I purchased the form degree cause with RRR but I cannot log in, it keep on telling me invalid parameter. please what do I do.

    1. deliz

      Dts because it hasn’t been processed

      1. akah bartholomew abogonye

        pls noun, with Nabteb result can I be offer admission into degree program in noun?.

  35. Thomas

    Please noun I had admission to study accounting in 2013.After registration I was transferred, I want to start over do I go about it.

  36. Lasisi

    I am appealing to the University authority to please release our pending results. Further delay is frustrating our study plan.

  37. Rosemary

    Please how do i obtain the RRR number.

  38. Bisola

    i cannot login into my portal. I obtained the RRR and paid for the Masters form but I cannot login into my account. the feedback anytime I try is Invalid Login Parameters. please help.

  39. nwachukwu goodness

    Please noun I cannot login my portal. They keep saying invalid login parameter. What should I do

    1. Samuel Okubadejo

      Please I have HND Accounting with lower credit but I am chartered Accountant (ICAN) since 2004.Can I be admitted into MBA program.

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