OAU School Fees (2024) 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 any way 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 savor 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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OAU School Fees for New Students (Undergraduates)

Faculty/ProgrammesChargesPer Session
LAW/ARTS/SOCIAL SCIENCES/ADMIN/EDU. ARTSN43,700Per Session
SCIENCE/EDM/EDUC. SCIENCE/TECH/AGRICN54,700Per Session
MEDICINE/PHARMACY/HEALTH SCIENCESN57,700Per Session

Special Fee For Newly Admitted Students in OAU

  • Development Fee: Every new student at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is required to pay a one-time development fee. Currently, the fee sits at N18,000, and it covers the student all through their stay at the university.
  • TISHIP fee: This is an acronym for “Tertiary Institutions Students Health Insurance Program.” It is one of the smallest fees on the list as it costs just N2,000. This fee is a way to help students access affordable healthcare by the university.
  • Students Welfare Insurance Scheme: This is another very low fee. It costs only N1,000 and it is paid by students to cover their welfare during their stay on the campus.
  • Accommodation/Hostel Fee: Students who want to stay on campus are required to pay hostel fees. Compared to many other federal institutions, the hostel charge at OAU is very affordable. The current charge for a bedspace allocated to each student is N3,090. Students in 100 and 400 levels are given preference while those in 200 and 300 levels have to ballot to get a space.

Students are expected to remit the payments above and then submit a copy of the receipt to the Head of their Department as a proof of payment. They should also ensure that they contact their HODs so that they can gain access to the school’s E-portal.

OAU School Fees for Returning Undergraduates

FACULTY/PROGRAMMESCHARGESPER SESSION
LAW/ARTS/SOCIAL SCIENCES/ADMIN/EDU.ARTSN20,100Per Session
LAW/ARTS/SOCIAL SCIENCES/ADMIN/EDU.ARTS
(ExtraSemester Rain/Harmattan)
N20,100Per Session
SCIENCE/EDM/EDUC. SCIENCE/TECH/AGRIC FEEN28,100Per Session
SCIENCE/EDM/EDUC.


SCIENCE/TECH/AGRIC
(Extra Semester Rain/Harmattan)

N28,100Per Session
BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE, CLINICAL SCIENCE, DENTISTRY/PHARMACYN31,100Per Session
BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE, CLINICAL SCIENCE, DENTISTRY/PHARMACY
(Extra Semester Rain/Harmattan)
N31,100
LATE REGISTRATION FOR COURSESN2,000.00
ACCOMODATION (RETURNING STUDENT)N2,590.00
i. Faculty of Administration, (Diploma in Local Government Studies)Returning StudentsN55, 300.00
ii. Faculty of Administration, (Diploma in Local Government Studies)Extra Semester (Rain/Harmattan)N54, 050.00

Acceptance Fees for New Students

  • Arts, Administration, Social Sciences, Education and Law applicants: N43,700 per session
  • Agriculture, Technics, Education Sciences, Science applicants: N54,700 per session
  • Health Sciences, Pharmasciences, Medicine applicants: N57,700 Naira per session

Obafemi Awolowo University School Fees For Diploma Students

  • Faculty of Administration Diploma payment for fresh students: N63,300
  • Faculty of Administration Diploma payment for returning students: N55,300
  • Faculty of Administration Diploma payment for returning students with extra semester: N54,050

Students (new and returning) at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) can pay their fees through the university’s e-portal. They will also go through the portal to carry out their registration process. Below are the steps to pay school fees and make other payments as an OAU student:

  • Visit the official university e-portal.
  • Go to the login section and provide the necessary information (JAMB registration number and password).
  • Visit the dashboard and click on “make payment.”
  • Follow the instructions.
  • Choose the card that you will use for your payment.
  • Ensure that the funds you need are available in the bank account linked to the card. Also, make sure that you have at least N500 extra in the account to handle any extra charges.
  • Proceed to make your payment.

PRICES LAST UPDATED: MAY 16, 2023.

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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