OAU School Fees (2021) for Undergraduates & Postgraduates

It is not just about the prestigious name; it is beyond the impeccable architecture; it is deeper than the friendly environment; it is beyond the gorgeous terrain and sculpture: it is the culture, the lifestyle, it is Obafemi Awolowo University.

If you have always wanted to attend a university that combines style with swagger, without diminishing in anyway the quality of education, then Obafemi Awolowo University should be one of the schools at the top of your list. You only need a 5-minute trip from the campus gate to the main environ of the school to believe the hype and savour the general feel of the university.

Since its establishment over 56 years ago, OAU has constantly stamped its mark as one of the most reputable universities in the country. Its unique and standard ways of training students have attracted a lot of both parents and students. Despite its few shortcomings, the university still remains among the top three most sort after schools in Nigeria. Thanks to its serene environment and top class learning culture, Obafemi Awolowo University has been recognized several times in the national and continental level since its establishment having won several honorary, management and educational awards.

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Obafemi Awolowo University School Fees for Undergraduates (2018)

Obafemi Awolowo University is arguably one of the cheapest Universities to attend when it comes to Tuition, registration and accommodation fees. The school was established to support education and make it affordable for the masses, irrespective of their backgrounds or financial status. The university has since lived up to that standard, maintaining a highly academic standard despite its relatively low charges.

In this section, we will take a look at the tuition fees for both fresh undergraduates and returning students in various faculties. We will consider the charges per session (per year).

The list below shows the tuition and registration fees of undergraduates in various faculties.

Faculty of Law

  • Fresh Students: N43,700
  • Returning Students: N19,700

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Fresh Students: N43,700
  • Returning Students: N19,700

Faculty of Science

  • Fresh Students: N54,700
  • Returning Students: N30,700

Faculty of Administration

  • Fresh Students: N43,700
  • Returning Students: N19,700

Faculty of Education

  • Fresh Students: N43,700
  • Returning Students: N19,700

Faculty of Arts

  • Fresh Students: N43,700
  • Returning Students: N19,700

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Fresh Students: N54,700
  • Returning Students: N30,700

Faculty of Technology

  • Fresh Students: N54,700
  • Returning Students: N30,700

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

  • Fresh Students: N57,700
  • Returning Students: N33,700

Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Fresh Students: N57,700
  • Returning Students: N33,700

In addition to the listed fees below, a one-time Development Levy of #18,000 is to be paid by Fresh Students for the duration of their studentship in the university.

Accommodation Fees

  • Fresh Students: N3,090
  • Returning Students: N2,590

Obafemi Awolowo University Postgraduate Schools Fees (2018)

Obafemi Awolowo University also runs postgraduate programs including Postgraduate Diploma, Masters programmes and PhD. The list below shows the fees for the postgraduate programs the university offers.

Postgraduate diploma

  • PGD Programmes – N120,000 naira
  • Information Tech. Policy & Regu – 250,000 naira
  • Electronics & Tele. Comm. –  400,000 naira

Professional masters

  • Architecture/MFA – 100,000 naira
  • LLM/MILR/M.ED/SOC.SCIENCE – 120,000 naira
  • MPA/M.SC./LG/MIR – 122,000 naira
  • Dental Health, Public Health – 160,000 naira
  • MGIS & Remote Sensing – 200,000 naira
  • Managerial Psy. Tech. Management – 170,000 naira
  • Eng. Telecomm – 600,000 naira
  • Science & Env. Design & Mangement – 270,000
  • MBA Regular – 150,000
  • MBA Executive – 400,000

Academic masters/m.phil

  • Business Admin. & Accounting – 120,000 naira
  • Education, Arts, Soc. Sci. & Others in Admin – 120,000 naira
  • EDM – 120,000 naira
  • Dentistry – 130,000 naira
  • GIS & Remote Sensing – 180,000 naira
  • Science – 120,000 naira
  • Agric, Pharmacy, Tech – 130,000 naira
  • Clinical Sci. & Basic Medical – 150,000 naira

Ph.D. programmes

  • Business Administration and Accounting – 170,000 naira
  • Law, Arts, Educ. Social Sciences and Others in Administration – 200,000 naira
  • Science – 220,000 naira
  • Agric, Pharmacy, Tech and EDM – 220,000 naira
  • College of Health Science – 250,000 naira

Obafemi Awolowo University: Things you should know about the School

Obafemi Awolowo University, formerly the University of Ife, is located at the heart of Ile-Ife, Osun state. The location is strategic; it is a three to four-hour drive from Lagos and less that one hour from Ibadan. Apart from the fact that this university has hosted lots of national and international conferences, the school’s exploit in sports is worth applauding. OAU boasts of the historic Amphi theatre, a five thousand plus capacity that had itself hosted numerous national and international dignitaries.

The university has produced lots of top-level alumni that includes notable figures in the country, successful academicians, respected businessmen and highly rated political figures; which remains the university’s top selling point till date. Over time, OAU has developed a unique educational structure that allows her students to be a part of a balanced society. Despite the university’s strict and firm educational system, it maintains a dynamic flow, giving room to entertainment and cultural development.

OAU lecturers are top notch. Till date, the university stands tall with one of the highest numbers of professors in the country, a feat matched only by University of Ibadan and University of Lagos. The standard of education in OAU is widely regarded as one of the best in Nigeria. Although internal strikes and random commotions among students still disturb the flow and rhythm of the university once a while, it still maintains and follows standard academic calendar.

OAU has a history of chaos though, with lots of internal strikes and Student Union issues having distorted academic sessions in the past. This remains the main stain in this university’s garment till date. Although the school is now more settled and less of issues like these have been experienced, some people still fear unnecessary “alutas” might still affect the flow and rhythm of the school

The school offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. The institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrolment.

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