List of Nigerian Universities Approved for Postgraduate Programmes – NUC

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released the list of approved postgraduate awarding institutions in Nigeria.

A Monday bulletin from the office of the Executive Secretary on NUC, dated May 14, listed all federal, state and private universities currently allowed to issue such certificates to students in Nigeria.

The commission said its observed some parastatals and institutes awarding these same postgraduate degrees, either on their own or through unapproved affiliation with Nigerian and foreign universities.

The commission hereby notifies the general public that only the following universities have approval to offer postgraduate programmes at the Masters’ and Ph.D levels in Nigeria as of July 30,2012.

See also: List of Universities Selling Postgraduate Forms for 2018/2019 Academic Session.

Private Universities Approved for Postgraduate Programmes.

Out of the 74 private universities across the country, 18 are approved by the commission for post-graduate programmes:

  1. African University of Science and Technology, Abuja

  2. American University of Nigeria, Yola

  3. Babcock University, Ilishan Remo

  4. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

  5. Bowen University, Iwo

  6. Covenant University, Ota

  7. Igbiniedo University, Okada

  8. Pan-African University, Lekki

  9. Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State

  10. Caleb University, Lagos

  11. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji

  12. Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja

  13. Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State

  14. Lead City University, Ibadan (MSc. Only)

  15. University of Mkar, Mkar (MSc. Only)

  16. Madona University, Okija

  17. Al-hikmah University, Ilorin (MSc. Only)

  18. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike , Enugu state.

Recommended: List of Private Universities in Nigeria.

State Universities Approved for Postgraduate Programmes.

Out of the 47 federal universities across the country, 25 are approved by the commission for post-graduate programmes:

  1. Abia State University, Uturu

  2. Adamawa State University, Mubi

  3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko

  4. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

  5. Anambra University, Uli

  6. Benue State University, Makurdi

  7. Cross River University of Technology, Calabar

  8. Delta State University, Abraka

  9. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

  10. Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti

  11. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu

  12. Imo State University, Owerri

  13. Kogi State University, Anyigba

  14. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso

  15. Lagos State University, Ojo

  16. Nasarawa State University, Keffi

  17. Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island

  18. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye

  19. Rivers State University of Science and Technology

  20. Umar Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina

  21. Gombe State University, Gombe

  22. Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai

  23. Kano State University of Science and Technology

  24. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology

  25. Kwara State University, Malete

Recommended: List of State Universities in Nigeria.

Federal Universities Approved for Postgraduate Programmes.

Out of the 41 federal universities across the country, 26 are approved by the commission for post-graduate programmes:

  1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

  2. Ahmodu Bello University, Zaria

  3. Bayero University, Kano

  4. Federal University of Technology, Akure

  5. Federal University of Technology, Minna

  6. Federal University of Technology, Owerri

  7. Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

  8. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola

  9. National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos

  10. Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna

  11. Nnamdi Azikwe University, Akwa

  12. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife

13. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada

  1. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

  2. University of Agriculture, Makurdi

  3. University of Benin, Benin City

  4. University of Calabar, Calabar

  5. University of Ibadan, Ibadan

  6. University of Ilorin, Ilorin

  7. University of Jos, Jos

  8. University of Lagos, Akoko

  9. University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri

  10. University of Nigeria, Nsukka

  11. University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt

  12. University of Uyo, Uyo

  13. Usmanu Dan Fodio University, Sokoto

Recommended: List of Federal Universities in Nigeria.

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