Full National Open University Requirements for 2020 Admission

The Management board of National Open University has released the requirements for the 2020 Admissions.
A candidate who wants to get admitted into this University must meet the requirements when applying for admission.

Admission Requirements into NOUN for Undergraduate

  1. You are required to score up to five (5) credits in the SSCE/GCE O’Level/NECO/NABTEB or equivalents at not more than two (2) sittings, which you must have obtained in subjects which are relevant to the proposed field(s) of study.
  2. Applicants should take note, that the “Teachers’ Grade II Certificate with a minimum of five merits or its combination with any of the certificates listed under (1) to obtain equivalent of five credits at ‘O’ levels.
  3. Candidates seeking for admission into the NOUN School of Law, must have up to five (5) credits, which must include the following subjects:
  4. English Language,
  5. Literature in English and
  6. At least a credit Pass in Mathematics at not more than two (2) sittings in.

Admission Requirements into NOUN For 200 LEVEL (For Direct Entry)

  1. National Diploma Certificate from a recognised institution in Nigeria .
  2. Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in subject(s) which are very relevant to your programme of study with a minimum of one merit and two (2) passes.
  3. Other requirements are International Baccalaureates, Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) with at least two ‘A’ level papers in relevant subjects and prerequisites number of ‘O’ level credit passes.

Admission Requirements into NOUN For Masters

  1. You are required to have a first degree from a University which MUST be recognised by the Senate of NOUN in a related field of study. (Almost all National Universities Commission (NUC) approved Universities are recognized by NOUN).
  2. You are also required to have a postgraduate diploma in a related field from a University which MUST be recognised by Management of NOUN, this would go a long way, in helping you be admitted too.
  3. The school senate also accepts a good honours degree in Education (Arts, Languages, Sciences, Social Sciences, Vocational and Technical subjects) from any University which is recognized by NOUN.
  4. The Senate also confirms, that holders of HND (with a minimum of Upper Credit) from institutions recognized by the Senate of NOUN, in a related field of study are accepted to come for their Masters in NOUN.
  5. Members of relevant professional bodies may apply for the Master of Business (MBA) programme. Relevant professional bodies, includes companies which are recognized, or registered in Nigeria.

Note: MBA aspirants can give the school senate more information about your professional body and they might accept you.

Admission Requirements into NOUN For PHD

  1. it is Compulsory that all applicants Must possess a masters degree in relevant fields of study from a University which is recognised by the Senate of the NOUN. Note: you must posses this Master degree with a minimum score average of not less than 60% or a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 5-point scale.
  2. Aspiring candidates who are going for the Ph. D Programmes in NOUN, will be invited for an interactive session with the School of Postgraduate Studies before they will be offered admission
  3. Candidates are to forward the following documents to the Dean of school from which admission is requested
  • Transcripts of their academic records,
  • Three (3) referees report, and two of these referees must be from persons very well acquainted with the candidate’s academic work.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Candidates may be required to satisfy additional requirements by specific Schools in their location or their school of choice.

Admission Requirements into NOUN For Other Students/Workers

Admission Requirements for 200Level Candidates

  1. Applicants must produce their National Diploma from recognised academic institutions.
  2. NCE certificate in subject(s) which are relevant to the proposed programme of study with a minimum of one merit and two passes.
  3. All interested applicants should take note of the International Baccalaureates, Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) with at least two ‘A’ level papers in relevant subjects and prerequisites number of ‘O’ level credit passes.

candidates seeking for admission into School of Law, a minimum of second class(lower) degree from any recognized university with at least five credits including the following subjects:
a) English language,
b) Literature in English,
c) A credit pass in Mathematics at not more than two sittings in NECO/SSCE or GCE ‘O’ level only.

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