10 Best Medical Schools in Nigeria


To qualify to practice as a medical doctor in Nigeria, you have to attend a medical school. However,there are so many medical schools in Nigeria that it can become really difficult to choose a very good one to attend.

It is very important to select a medical school carefully. This is one of the most important decisions you would ever make and it is very important to do it with care, precision and armed with the relevant facts and figures because really, all medical schools are not created equal.

To take care of the facts and figures aspect, we have decided to provide you with detailed information on the best medical schools in Nigeria to help you make an informed decision.

Almost every university in Nigeria offers medicine and surgery as an accredited course but if you want to be able to compete with your colleagues on the international scene and be a very good doctor, these are the medical schools that are likely to help you achieve that.

1. University of Ibadan

University of Ibadan has one of the largest college hospitals in Nigeria. It is a popular saying amongst Nigerians that if an ailment cannot be treated or managed in UCH, then it can’t be cured anywhere else in Nigeria.

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In UCH, you would find a lot of medical cases and ailments that you may never find anywhere else in Nigeria. I guess you already know what that does for your career as a medical doctor.

2. Obafemi Awolowo University

Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, is another very good place to study medicine in Nigeria especially in the South-West. OAU also has a very attractive college hospital with dozens of medical cases and ailments.

3. Ahmadu Bello UniversityZaria (ABU)

If you are in the North, then ABU is the best place to study medicine in the Northern area of Nigeria as no other medical school in Northern Nigeria can compete with ABU in terms of its facilities, structures, brilliance and dedication of its lecturers.

4. University of Lagos (UNILAG)

As with others, UNILAG’s college of medicine is divided into three faculties; The Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Clinical Sciences and the Faculty of Dental Sciences.

UNILAG has been in existence since 1962 and has turned out tens of thousands ofgraduates over its 52 years of existence.

5. Lagos State University

Lagos State University (LASU) also has a very impressive College of Medicine and a teaching hospital.

6. University Of Nigeria Nsukka

On the eastern end of Nigeria, we have the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. UNN is a Federal Government owned University and has a lot of facilities for effective tutoring of its medical students.

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7. University of Benin (UNIBEN)

This is another medical college that has been in existence for several decades and has earned its spot on the list of the best medical colleges in Nigeria.

UNIBEN has turned out a good number of medical doctors over the years most of whom are doing impressively well in the medical industry today.

8. University of Ilorin

UNILORIN has good facilities for studying medicine. One attractive thing about studying medicine in UNILORIN is the fact that it has a fast paced educational system and doesn’t go on strike like other government-owned universities, making it possible to finish your medical program in record time.

9. Delta State University

Delta State University is also one of the most interesting schools to study medicine in Nigeria.

10. Niger Delta University

Although a relatively new college of medicine compared to all the other schools on this list, NDU has done well since its inception and has proved that it can hold its own as one of the best places to study medicine in Nigeria. Niger Delta University is based in Bayelsa State.



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  1. Ellie

    wow, so uniibadan still reamain at the top

  2. Paschal

    hi guys..which hospital in Nigeria has best and affordable medical facilities to treat ulcer

  3. sion rocky

    Is there a good neurosurgery university in ibadan and how can i sign in


    Please which University is the best for medicine and surgery in nigeria with low school fees

    1. Olajumoke Omowunmi

      Please which University is the best for medicine and surgery in Nigeria with low fees

  5. Precyoloye

    Please which of this schools is offering neurology as a course so that i can apply

  6. Precious

    I think Niger delta university is also



  8. sophie

    Which university in Nigeria offers neuro surgery as a course and how can I SIGN IN?

  9. sophie

    Which university in Nigeria offers neuro surgery as a course?

  10. jephtha atabor

    what is the court off mark for the above schools?

  11. ifeoma ugorji

    What of university of imo state

  12. Chidi

    There is a huge mistake there, or rather two huge mistakes.
    1, Delsu is one of d worst medical schools in Nigeria. Its already lost irs accrediting in medicine.
    2, Niger Delta University is the exact opposite of Unillorin. It can strike and delay ur medical course. They strike a lot

    1. tariq

      well said…. how did they even come up with this statistic(results), you need to do more research

  13. Abdullahi

    Those that arranged the list are joking and if not they don’t list it correctly.If we are to do justice UNIMAID should be among the first three.

    1. Chizoba

      I agree with you. If not the first.


      what is UNIMAID?

    3. tariq

      obviously the writer or poster dint do any research.. ABU on the other hand was once suspended for taking medical student

  14. Ali Chetachi Erema

    What are the cut-off mark of the above universities?

  15. isaac

    it is over rated unijos suppose to be in top 10
    best medical schools in Nigeria

  16. superbrain

    Hw abt uniport, isn’t it part of the best schools to study medicine in Nigeria

  17. Anonymous

    Owkee,what of Unijos abeg???

  18. Iyanya marvellous

    The ranking is good

    1. Ogoh emmanuel

      Iyanya is really up to something as he has earlier announced in his last track keep it up bro

  19. Ibrahim usman

    What about unimaid?your joking too far,it suppose to be top three

  20. tambaya isah ishaq

    hi guys, be pacient but unijos & unimaid most included

  21. Rejoice Mimie

    What’s cutoff mark of University of Ibadan?

  22. dahnyel

    what is d cutoff mark of UN&UNIBEN

  23. Adedamola

    I disagree, LASUTH should be first on the list

    1. Did you not see LASU on the list? ?

  24. Jennifer

    I think the order of arrangement is correct.

  25. Declan Divine Favour

    please can I get direct entry into 200l in unizik or university of benin?

  26. Krackz

    if unijos and unimaid not among the first five then this info is wrong.

  27. Pretty

    Pls can you get direct entry into 200 level medicine and surgery using Jupeb?

    1. kika

      Yes, u can.. Only if u have the right points for the school you applied for

  28. LIzzy

    Please what of unijos, is it not among the best medical school?

  29. John

    What of university of jos?

  30. Sintali

    Hw about unimaid,is also included no be so

  31. farihah

    pls wen was dis posted,wat of bayero university kano.is d skul nd gud 4 mbbs

  32. m.velous adebomi

    i thnk LAUTECH is also 1 of d best in nigeria

  33. Muhammad

    This information is wrong. What about bayero university kano

  34. betty

    hi guy .,,really need ur help is delsu not gud for studying medicine….

  35. anonymous

    Op may not hav heard of mbbs jos. I aint say ur research is incomplete. Definitely i dont know the criteria for d ranking. But u must not judge the beauty of a house by looking at it walls alone. I know ui n abu, but wat of ndu nd dsu? Beware of schools that r still basking in their former glories! I aint mentionin names! Also some school in ur list can rush stds until they r exellent in theories n poor in the practice . Gbam.

    1. Kingsley

      So which one did u prefer among all d medical skuls


    Thank be to God who made me visit this site. I think I agree with what I have seen here.

  37. Solabomi

    That ranking is wrong because we all know that Olabisi Onabanjo University formerly Ogun State University has always been and they still produce the best medical doctors in Nigeria. I think people should try and make enquiries from professionals in related field when rankings like this are to be done.

    1. Queen

      You are very right

  38. Ehiz-Efiz.

    I very much agree with this website…i also feel uniben should be a little up the list…i would also like to ask..plz when this was posted?

    1. It was written this year.

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