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University of Lagos Admission into School of Foundation Studies 2016/2017 (www.unilag.edu.ng)


University of Lagos in partnership with University of Bedfordshire, University of Central Lancashire, University of the West of England, De Montfort University, Leicester, University of Birmingham, UK and Soochow University, Suzhou P.R. China – Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates into the School of Foundation Studies, University of Lagos for the 2016/2017 Academic Session. Candidates who have two A-level passes, HND holders and graduates of recognised Institutions are exempted from the entrance examination and may be considered for admission into the School of Foundation Studies. Highly successful candidates after an approved examination administered by the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB), are eligible for consideration for Direct Entry admission into the 200 Level of the Degree Programmes of the University through JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board), or admission into the University of Bedfordshire, University of Central Lancashire, University of the West of England, De Montfort University, Leicester, and University of Birmingham, UK and Soochow University, China.

This is strictly a non-residential programme. (Please note that the programme does not currently have facilities for the visually impaired).

The School of Foundation Studies will provide an intensive one year taught subjects in line with JUPEB Syllabus for admission into the following Faculties:

A.) Arts (Enquiries:- +234-909658428)

  • Creative Arts (Theatre Arts, Music, visual Arts)
  • English
  • European Languages (French, Russian)
  • History and Strategic Studies
  • Linguistics, African & Asian Studies (Yoruba, Igbo)
  • Philosophy

B.) Business Administration (Enquiries:- +234-8056595701)

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Industrial Relations & Personnel Management
  • Insurance

C.) Education (Enquiries:- +234-8023087779)

  • Adult Education
  • Business Education
  • Christian Religious Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Administration
  • Education Biology
  • Education Chemistry
  • Education Economics
  • Education English
  • Education French
  • Education Geography Education History
  • Education Igbo
  • Education Integrated Science
  • Education Mathematics
  • Education Physics
  • Education Yoruba
  • Human Kinetics & Health Education
  • Guidance & Counseling
  • Islamic Religious Studies
  • Home Economics
  • Technology Education

D.) Engineering (Enquiries:- +234-7026385672)

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engr.
  • Computer Engr.
  • Electrical & Electronics Engr.
  • Mechanical Engr.
  • Metallurgical & Materials Engr.
  • Petroleum & Gas Engr.
  • Systems Engineering
  • Surveying & Geoinformatics

E.) Environmental Sciences (Enquiries:- +234-8034431439)

  • Architecture
  • Building
  • Estate Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Urban & Regional Planning

F.) Law (Enquiries:- +234-8152136590)

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G.) Science (Enquiries:- +234-8024390633)

  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Cell Biology & Genetics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Sciences
  • Fisheries
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Zoology

H.) Social Sciences (Enquiries:- +234-8023107727)

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Mass Communication
  • Social Work
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

I.) Pharmacy (Enquiries:- +234-8039363361)

J.) College of Medicine (Enquiries:- +234-8023059033)

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nursing Sciences
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography

Soochow University, China, Programme: Medicine (only) (Enquiries – +234-9093621958; +234-8086757464)

University of Bedfordshire (U.K.) Programmes: 

(Enquiries +234-9093621958; +234-806757464)
Accounting, Advertising, Biomedical Science. Business Studies, Computer Science, General Media Studies (Mass Communication), Law, Marketing and Psychology.

University of Central Lancashire (U.K.) Programmes:

(Enquiries: +234-9093621958; +234-8086757464) 

  • Business Related Programmes: Business Administration, Business Studies, Business Information Systems or Technology, International Business, International Fashion Management, Management and Marketing, Marketing, Marketing and Business Management, Business Operations Management, Retail Management (with options).
  • Economics-Related Programmes: Economics, Business Economics
  • Law-Related Programmes: Law, Human Rights, Law and Criminology.
  • Construction-Related Programmes: Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying, Construction Project Management, Facilities Management, Building Services and Sustainable Engineering, Architecture.

University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol (Enquiries – +234-909362 1958; 234-8086757464)

  • Science-Related Programmes: Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Human Biology, Conservation Biology, Sports Science, Forensic Science, Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry.
  • Engineering-Related Programmes: Aerospace Engr., Mechanical Engr., Motorsport Engr., Electrical & Electronic Engr., Computer Science, Construction Management, Civil Engr., Architectural Design.
  • Environmental Sciences Related Programmes: Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architectural Design

University of Birmingham Programmes (Enquiries:- +234-909362l958; +234-8086757464) 
Chemical Engr. Civil Engr., Electrical & Electronics Engr. Mechanical Engr., Materials Science and Technology

DE Montfort University Programmes
 (Enquiries:- +234-9093621958; ÷234-80g6757464)
Art, Design and Architecture; Business and Management; Computing Sciences; Creative Technologies and Media; Engineering; Health, Society and Community; Humanities; Law; Life Sciences; Music; Performance Arts and Arts and Festivals Management.

Admission Requirements

A minimum of FIVE credits (English Language, Mathematics and three relevant subjects) obtained in one sitting at the SSCE/WASSC, GCE/O/L, NECO with results obtained before registration. Note that Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics and Actuarial Science candidates require credit in Further Mathematics. Candidate must be 16 years and above by 1st October, 2017 to be eligible for Direct Entry into the University of Lagos.

Application Closing Date 

Friday, 19th August, 2016.

Examination Dates

29th August, – 1st September, 2016.

How to Apply

Procedure for Completing School of Foundation Studies e-Application Form:

  • Visit the University of Lagos website (www.unilag.edu.ng)
  • On the prospective students menu, click on the School of Foundation Studies
  • Go through the information on subject combinations for completing the Application Form.
  • Complete the Pre-Application Form to obtain a payment reference number (PRN) using the applicant’s names.

For University of Lagos Staff Children:

  • Click the staff biological child link, provide 5 digit staff ID number and select appropriate name on the staff children list to obtain a payment reference number (PRN).
  • Cost of Application Form (including on line practice tests (excluding Bank Charges)): N = 25,000.00 (non-refundable).
  • Make payment at any Commercial bank in Nigeria with the payment reference number (PRN)
  • Return to the University website, click on School of Foundation Studies and click on continue Application. Log in with PRN and applicant’s surname in lowercase as password.
  • Complete the application form, print two copies and bring along to the entrance examination on 29th August, – 1st September 2016

Mode of Examination
Computer-Based Testing (Please check the Unilag Website a week before examination to verify your venue and examination date).

  • All Questions are Multiple Choice.
  • Examination subjects are: Mathematics, English Language (20 questions each) and 3 other relevant subjects of 15 questions each, that is, a total of 85 questions to be answered in 1 hour.
  • Students are to report at designated venues – according to the schedule on the Examination Pass.
  • All candidates must be at the designated venues two hours before the scheduled Examination time.

Results:- Results will be released on the University website and at the Faculties on: Tuesday, 8th September, 2016.

  • Registration/Verification: 12th – 16th September, 2016
  • Lecture begins: 19th September, 2016
  • Period of Programme: 12th September, 2016 – 30th June, 2017

All Enquiries are to be made to Director, School of Foundation Studies +234-9093621958; +234-8086757464; +234-8039193089; +2348038295355


  • Please call during Office Hours only, 8am – 6pm
  • Please read the information on subject combinations before completing the application forms online

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