Cost of GRE Exam in Nigeria (May 2024)

GRE is a General Test that is regarded as one of the biggest assessment programs worldwide for graduate admissions. This examination is conducted by a body known as the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

More than five hundred thousand individuals from about 160 countries take this test every year. There are over a thousand GRE centres established by the ETS. Several thousand graduate programs from different institutions of learning accept GRE scores for both Master and Doctorate programs.

Would you like to know how much the GRE exam costs in Nigeria? This post will answer this question and provide other pieces of information to help you prepare for it.

Cost of GRE Exam in Nigeria

Did you know that over 1,200 business schools accept this exam’s scores globally? Some of these schools provide top-ranked MBA programs that most professionals have been dreaming about. Students that want to apply to foreign universities for graduate programs need to take this exam. It is also a requirement if you will access a merit-based scholarship for your graduate studies.

The question that most students like you ask is, “what is the cost of the GRE exam in Nigeria?” After much digging, we have come up with the answer to this question.

  • GRE Exam Fee: N70,000

Note that you will be required to pay an extra fee if you will like to change your GRE test centre. The same applies if you want to reschedule your test date and time. If you have to reschedule or cancel your GRE exam, you should do it at least four days before the test date. Failure to do this means that you will forfeit the exam fee.

  • GRE Exam Rescheduling Fee: $50
  • Subject Change Fee: $50
  • Late Registration Fee: $40
  • Standby Testing: $25
  • Change of Test Center: $60

Note: The conversion of these fees from USD to Naira will depend on the conversion rate on the date of payment.


Kindly note that this fee is subject to change by the organizing body, the Educational Testing Service. NigerianPrice will be on the lookout for a price change and will update this article once we notice any.

GRE Exam Eligibility Criteria

Wondering what the qualification is to write the GRE exam in Nigeria? The truth is that there are no specific criteria for this exam. People of all ages and qualifications can write this exam. However, you must note that you will be required to provide a valid means of identification, preferably, your international passport. As such, you need to get your international passport before you register for the GRE examination.

While the ETS did not announce any specific educational qualifications, there are a few expectations. One of them is that anyone planning to write this exam should at least have a graduate degree. This degree can be in any discipline and should be from a recognized university.

GRE Exam Pattern in Nigeria

This exam is split into three sections,

  • Analytical writing (always the first part of the exam).
  • Quantitative reasoning.
  • Verbal reasoning.

The exam may also be paper-based or computer-based. Below is a table that shows how each of these GRE exam types is structured:

GRE SectionsPaper-basedComputer-based
Number of sectionsDurationNumber of sectionsDuration
Analytical writing2 sections, 2 tasks60 minutes1 section, 2 tasks60 minutes
Verbal reasoning2 sections, 50 questions70 minutes2 sections, 40 questions60 minutes
Quantitative reasoning2 sections, 50 questions80 minutes2 sections, 40 questions70 minutes


GRE Test Centers in Nigeria

The ETS has established five GRE test centres scattered around four cities in Nigeria. Check below for the locations of the different centres.


Center 1

  • Galaxy Uniprep Centre, No. 3 Al-khums Close, Off Lingu Crescent, Opposite Red Cross Office, by NNPC Station, Next to Sterlin Bank, Abuja.

Center 2

  • Global Distance Learning Institute, Plot 825 Ralph Shabeinde Street, off Ahmadu Bello Way Central business district, Abuja.


Center 1

  • Electronic Test Company – Lagos, JKK House, 229 IKORODU ROAD, ILUPEJU LAGOS, LAGOS.

Center 2

  • French Connection Nigeria Limited, 2nd Floor, The Landmark Building, Lekki Epe Expressway, NEAR VGC ROUNDABOUT, IKOTA SHOPPING COMPLEX, LAGOS

Port Harcourt

Center 1

Jephthah Schools Ltd, KM4 East-West Road, Between Univ. of Port-Harcourt and Rumuokoro, Academic Bldg.-First Floor, Computer Lab/Resource Centre, PORT HARCOURT.