National Open University (NOUN): Admission Requirements & Process

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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.

Also Read: National Open University of Nigeria: All You Need To Know

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 www.noun.edu.ng or www.nou.edu.ng.

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.

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: http://www.noun.edu.ng

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


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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