Private Universities in Abuja & their School Fees (2024)

You probably won’t be too wrong if you are critical of the amount students pay in Private universities. Notwithstanding, Private tertiary institutions have grown to be a core part of the country’s improvement when it comes to education and overall learning culture. Apart from the fact that these universities are fast becoming reference points for other institutions to follow, the manner at which they educate their students have been outstanding.

Gone are the days when people have a notion that Private Universities offer inferior quality of education and learning standards compared to Federal and State Universities. Private Universities have not only proven they can compete with the best institutions from any part of the continent, they have also shown over time they have the facilities standard enough to adequately

You will expect Abuja, the capital of the country, to be one of the frontrunners when it comes to education. As expected, the megacity doesn’t disappoint; with the FCT boasting of over 10 educational institutions including Federal tertiary institutions and four accredited private universities. With Private Universities gaining more ground in Nigerian educational system as the day goes by, more private universities are expected to be established in Abuja in few years to come.

As it stands, Abuja boasts of some of the finest and most expensive universities in Nigeria. In fact, two of these universities make the top five list of universities that pay the highest school fees in Nigeria. Here, we will take a look at the private universities in Abuja, highlighting their school fees. It should be noted that while some of the departments in some schools pay the same tuition, departmental charges vary and depends on each department.

Private Universities in Abuja and Their School Fees

private universities in abuja and their school fees

As of the time of this writing, there are 4 accredited private universities in Abuja, Nigeria. They are Veritas University, Turkish Nile University, Baze University, and the African University of Science and Technology.

Veritas University School Fees

This Private university was established by the Catholic Church of Nigeria in 2002. NUC needed just a single visit before they accredited the university. The facilities and environment are conducive for learning. The school fees are highlighted below.

Medical laboratory Science:

  • Fresh Student: N500, 000
  • 200 – 400 level: N550, 000
  • Final Year: N600, 000


  • 100 Level: 450,000
  • 200 Level: 450,000
  • 300 Level: 500,000
  • 400 Level: 500,000


  • 100 Level 400,000
  • 200 Level 400,000
  • 300 Level 500,000
  • 400 Level 500,000

Other fees they pay include

  • Registration Fee per Session – N10,000
  • Development Levy per session – N20,000
  • Acceptance Fees for Fresh Students – N20,000
  • Vocational Training Fee per Session (100L & 200L only) – N20,000
  • Field Trip/Practical Word for Geology, Medical Laboratory Science and Nursing Students Per Session
  • Accommodation per Bed Space at Permanent Site at
  • 4 Man Room – N80,000
  • 8 Man Room – N45,000
  • Accommodation per Bed space at Mini Campus
  • 2 Man Room – N70,000
  • 3 Man Room – N60,000
  • 4 Man Room – N50,000
  • Fees for Returning Students (200 level – 400 level) Tuition 273,100
  • Accommodation 40,000
  • Feeding 113,400

Turkish Nile University School Fees

This University is undoubtedly the most expensive universities in Nigeria. Deservedly so, Nigerian-Turkish Nile University as sometime called, boasts of one of the best and most comfortable university learning environments in the country. The university is international on all grounds. A breakdown of the school fees per session is highlighted below. It should be noted that the prices listed below exclude accommodation.


  • Accountancy ₦2,300,000
  • Banking & Finance ₦2,300,000
  • Business Administration ₦2,300,000
  • Public Administration ₦2,300,000


  • Economics: ₦2,300,000
  • English Language Studies: ₦1,700,000
  • Political Science and Int’l Relations: ₦2,300,000
  • Mass Communication ₦2,300,000


  • Biology : ₦2,300,000
  • Biotechnology(new): ₦2,300,000
  • Biochemistry(new): ₦2,300,000
  • Microbiology(new): ₦2,300,000
  • Computer Science: ₦2,300,000


  • Computer Engineering ₦2,300,000
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering ₦2,300,000
  • Petroleum and Gas Engineering ₦2,300,000
  • Civil Engineering: ₦2,300,000


  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) ₦2,500,000


  • Medicine & Surgery Degree (MBBS) ₦5,750,000

Baze University School Fees

Baze University is the second most expensive University on this list and the overall second most expensive in Nigeria. Apart from the calibre of students this school attract, its facilities and learning standard makes it stand out among other universities in the country. The fees per department are highlighted below.

  • Faculty of Law: ₦2,500,000
  • Faculty of Engineering/Environmental Science: ₦2,500,000
  • Faculty of Management/Social Science: ₦2,500,000
  • Faculty of Computing/Applied Sciences: ₦2,500,000

The African University of Science and Technology School Fees

Probably the least popular on this list, the African University of Science and Technology, AUST, is a university system concept established by the Nelson Mandela Institution (NMI). The institution is aimed toward bringing the highest level of technical learning facilities to Africa. The private university represents a global effort to raise Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development and improvement through the promotion of distinction in applications of science and technology.

The definitive goal of this movement is to develop four African institutions of science and technology across Sub-Saharan Africa — one each in the north, south, east, and west of the continent. Core disciplines in science and engineering would be delivered by all of the main campuses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The tuition of this university has not been made public as at the time this article is written and will be updated immediately we get relevant information on the topic.

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