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 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.

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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: 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
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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. oladokun john

    please i just put in for this application and i haven’t been able able to print my admission letter, it keep saying Wrong Unique ID or admission still pending..

  2. Happy

    Marketing :C5 economics C5
    Civic education C6
    English B3
    Mathematics C6
    Agricultural science B3
    Biology C6
    Chemistry E8
    Physics C4. Pls Wat can I study in noun

  3. Happy

    Marketing :C5 economics C5
    Civic education C6
    English B3
    Mathematics C6
    Agricultural science B3
    Biology C6
    Chemistry E8
    Physics C4. Pls Wat can I study in noun. Pls I need reply ND is admission still going on?

  4. obidare kolapo

    GOOD DAY,

    Pls can i register NOUN with two sitting o’ level result

  5. ORJI MARY EGO

    NOUN FORM IS IT OUT FOR 2018, I WON’T TO APPLY

    1. moses

      I also, call me 09020100810

  6. ORJI MARY EGO

    pls dear i have
    mathematics – d7
    english – c6
    chemistry – d7
    physic – d7
    health sce – a1
    biology – b3
    toriasm – b3
    civic edu – a1
    econoics – b3

    pls what cousre can nouns offer me

  7. Samm

    I have this
    English B3
    Mathematics B3
    Economics C6
    Government C6
    Agric sci D7
    Biology E7

    what can study

  8. I have this
    English B3
    Mathematics B3
    Economics C6
    Government C6
    Agric sci D7
    Biology E7

    what can study

  9. BEST

    i have B.ED GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING WITH 2ND CLASS UPPER DIV.CAN RUN A MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM IN NOUN? 07033242581

  10. EMMANUEL INYANG

    PLS I NEED TO KNOW CAN SOME ONE USE TWO SITTING IN GCE TO GAIN ADMISSION INTO N.O.U.N

  11. syntosyn

    Pls, I finished from agriculture in OAU,but I want to go into education, how do I do it

  12. david michael

    pls can I combine my waec and neck to apply for noun

  13. Hummuanih

    I av credit in all except economics e8 wat course can I study at noun

  14. Faruku Seun

    pls dis is all i have in neco result englishC4,MATH C5,BIO C6,PHY C4, ANIMAL HUS C4,CHEMISTRYD7,AGRIC E8 CIVIC C4 GEOGRAPHY C4

  15. Bukola

    Am an NCE Holder, DT studied Economics/mathematics & I came out wit merit. Wic course can I apply for in my degree at noun,& will noun accept my two sittings in o level

  16. Ige Esther

    Is public health course on line program throughout ?

  17. queen

    please what course can i study with this result:
    Geography A1
    civic education B2
    English language C6
    Mathematics D7
    BiologyC6
    Chemistry C5
    Physics C6
    Animal husbandry B2
    Computer studies C4

  18. Jatau Patrick Salihu

    Iam a community health extension worker (CHEW) 1990 and also have a Master Degree MPA Hospital Administration from NOUN 2014. Which Level are you going to give or offer to read B.SC Community health ?.

  19. Benjamin Uduak

    Plz I want to ask if I can get admission with this result I got maths-C
    English-C
    Physics-C
    Agric-C
    Biology-C
    Geography-C
    Economics-C
    But I got E for chemistry
    Here my

  20. silas

    i want to confirm if the admission form is out and how much is it?

  21. purity

    pls I want to enrol in noun 2018 first Semister, when can I
    apply for admission?

  22. Yahya

    I have 3 credits neco..jchew result from community health. What can I have with this result

  23. yakubu salamatu

    Please I want to apply for noun is the form still on if yes, then what course can I study with this result
    English b3
    Math c4
    Physics c6
    Biology c5
    Chemistry c5
    Agric c5
    Civic education b3
    Geography c5

  24. blessing

    pls I did neco Gce had all my papers except English and literature so I wrote neco this year but results is not out yet can I apply for noun school??????

    1. sharon

      Pls I did NCE and my result is awaiting can I apply for NOUn

  25. idara Emmanuel

    English b3
    Maths b3
    Govern b3
    Account c4
    Commerce c4
    Biology c4
    What can I study with this please?

    1. 07059666192

      you can study political science, criminology, peace and conflict resolution, cooperative mgt, business education, and business and entrepreneurship mgt

  26. Imenvbore Roland Sunday

    i want to know if i can be consider for mphil/phd programme in computer science.
    i have Msc computer science with 3.25point.

    regards

  27. Emmanuel Livinus

    my name is Emmanuel livinus I want to further my education I credited English and 3 other subject but have pass in mathematics I have 8 years Woking Esperance can I get admission

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. adeyemi

    my
    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

  32. 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.

  33. nino

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

  34. 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.

  35. SOYELE ADEOLA EMMANUELA

    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!

    THANKS!!!!

    1. ADUMALI Abednego

      none

  36. 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

      yes

    2. 07059666192

      YES

  37. 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

    THANKZ

  38. Felix edewor

    Can some one use an awaiting results to apply?

    1. 07059666192

      NO

  39. fabian

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

  40. Esther Akpan

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

  41. martina

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

  42. martina

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

    1. Favour Ichene

      I have WAEC & ND upper class can I study EDUCATION

  43. 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

  44. 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?

  45. Jennifer Aaron

    My English Is D7 Which Can I Study

    1. Gabriel Akwas

      I have D7 in maths and english,Will I gain admission in your institution,and what course will I be eligible to study

  46. LYNDA

    pls what can i study with this result at NOUN
    MATH b2
    ENG C4
    CRK B3
    CIVIC C4
    ECONS C6
    GOVT C4
    LIT-IN-ENG D7
    MARKETING C6

    1. 07059666192

      YOU CAN STUDY….

      POLITICAL SCIENCE
      ECONOMICS
      ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
      BUSINESS EDUCATION
      CRIMINOLOGY AND SECURITY STUDIES
      PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

  47. Adeyinka A.A

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

  48. 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?

  49. rita

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

  50. okonkwor chinedu

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

  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. 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.

    1. 07059666192

      YOU CAN STUDY

      ECONOMICS
      POLITICAL SCIENCE
      CRIMINOLOGY AND SECURITY STUDIES
      PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
      ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
      COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT
      AND BUSINESS EDUCATION

  54. 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?

  55. Ihezuo Deborah C.

    Is the admission still on, Can I apply now?

    1. 07059666192

      YES

  56. 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 here..how can i be sure of my admissiin status.

    1. 07059666192

      THERE IS NO ISSUE WITH THAT FOR IT IS A GENERAL THING WITH OTHER STUDENTS. YOUR ADMISSION STATUS IS VALID

  57. Olaniyan damilola

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

  58. Ade Oyebanji.

    pls I wish to apply for an undergraduate course this are my results
    ENGLISH C6
    Geography C
    4
    ECONOMIC C5
    MATHEMATICS P8
    BIOLOGY C6
    CHEMISTRY P8
    PHYSICS P8
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE A3
    ATTENDED POLY FOR MY ND CAME OUT WITH PASS WHICH COURSE CAN I APPLY FOR NEED RESPONSE URGENTLY

  59. Juwon

    Is the 2016/2017 admission still on.

  60. Juwon

    Please is the 2016/2017 admission still in progres?

    1. deliz

      Its still on

  61. 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?.

  62. Thomas

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

  63. Lasisi

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

  64. Rosemary

    Please how do i obtain the RRR number.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.
      Thanks

      1. 07059666192

        YOU CAN NOT RUN A MASTERS PROGRAMMED WITHOUT PGD IN BUSINESS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AS AN HND HOLDER

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