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NOUN Admission Application Form for 2021/2022 Academic Session

Filed in School News by on July 8, 2021

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NOUN Admission Application Form: If you are one of the Candidates that wish to apply for admission at the National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos (NOUN), then you are on the right page that helps you.

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) admission forms into its Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduates and Postgraduate programmes is now on sale for the 2021/2022 academic session. Continue reading to see more details below.

NOUN Admission Application Form for 2021/2022 Academic Session

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduates, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree and Doctor Of Philosophy (PhD) Programmes.

NOUN operates a flexible mode of study which allows a student to determine the pace, place, time and medium of study. Students’ support facilities are available at all our study Centres nationwide.

NOUN Admission Requirements for All Programmes

Before you proceed, check List of Courses Offered by NOUN.

1. Certificate Programmes

a) Proficiency Certificate Programmes

  • No previous experience or qualification is necessary.
  • Ability to read and write will be an advantage.

Note: Candidates for Proficiency Certificates will NOT be qualified to proceed to Certificates/Diploma programmes without possessing the requisite basic qualifications.

b) University (Academic) Certificate Programmes

  • Junior Secondary School Certificate.
  • Minimum of 2 credits in SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level, NECO, NABTEB and at not more than two sittings.
  • T.C II with at least 2 merits at not more than two sittings.
  • Mature candidates of 30 years and above with relevant work experience of not less than 10 years or evidence of prior knowledge/proficiency in a relevant field may be considered on their merit.
  • I’dadiyah Certificate of Standard Islamiyyah School.

2. Diploma Programmes

  • A minimum of three credits in SSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level, NECO and NABTEB at not more than two sittings with at least a pass in English Language.
  • A minimum of three merits in Teacher Grade II Certificate at not more than two sittings.
  • Senior Islamic School Certificate/Higher Islamiyyah Certificate including Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • Thanawiyyah Certificate of Standard Islamiyyah School.
  • NOUN Academic Certificate and Certificates of other recognized institutions.

Note: To qualify to proceed to the appropriate degree programme of NOUN, holders of Diploma Certificates would be required to make up for any deficiencies in their SSCE/GCE, NECO, NABTEB and T.C II.

3. Undergraduate Programmes

100 Level:

  • Five credits in the SSCE / GCE O’Level / NECO / NABTEB or equivalents at not more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field(s) of study.
  • Teachers’ Grade II Certificates with a minimum of five merits or its combination with any of the certificates listed under (i) to obtain the equivalent of five credits at ‘O’Levels.
  • Candidates seeking admission into the School of Law must have five(5) credits including English Language, Literature in English and at least a credit pass in Mathematics at not more than two (2) sittings in NECO / SSCE or GCE O/L only.
  • The School of Arts and Social Sciences requires that one of the five credits or merits must be in the English Language, while at least two (2) should be in subjects relevant to the proposed field.
  • For School of Management Sciences, the credit passes at Ordinary Level must include English and Mathematics
  • For the School of Education, the credit passes must include Mathematics for Science Education and English Language for all humanities. Additionally, those in Science Education must have credit in the English Language.
  • For the School of Science and Technology, the credit passes must include Mathematics and English Language.
  • The minimum entry requirement for B.Sc. Environmental Science and Resource Management is five (5) O’Level (SSCE / NECO / GCE or NABTEB) Credits at not more than two sittings including English Language and Mathematics and any of Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science and Economics.


200 Level:

  • National Diploma at Upper Credit from recognised institutions.
  • National Certificate in Education (NCE) in the subject(s) relevant to the proposed programme of study with a minimum of one merit and two passes.
  • International Baccalaureates, Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) with at least two ‘A’ Level papers in relevant subjects and a pre-requisite number of ‘O’ Level credit passes.
  • Candidates for entry into School of Law must have a minimum of Second Class (Lower) degree from any recognized University with at least five credits including English Language, Literature in English and a credit pass in Mathematics at not more than two sittings in NECO / SCCE or GCE ‘O’ Level only.
  • Candidates for entry into School of Science & Technology may be admitted into 300 Level of the programme provided they have the following qualification:
    a) Five (5) credit passes in not more than two sittings in SSCE / NECO / GCE or NABTEB in the following subjects: English Geography and Economics.
    b) A registered and licensed Community Health Extension Worker with a Diploma in Community Health Officers Programme (Higher National Diploma) and with not less than two years post qualification experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Five (5) ‘0’ level credit passes and ‘A’ level passes must be in subjects relevant to the proposed programme (s).
  • ‘O’ level credit pass in Mathematics is required for all Sciences and Technology, Business Education and Science Education Programmes. ‘O’ level pass in Mathematics may be considered for Social Sciences Programmes. Also, ‘O’ level pass in English Language may be considered for Physics and Mathematics Programmes.
  • Candidates applying for B.A English, B.A. (Ed) English and B.Sc. Mass Communication must have an ‘O’ level credit pass in Literature in English.
  • Holders of First Degree, HND or RN with prior knowledge and relevant work experience may be considered for advanced placement and waiver.
  • Candidates awaiting results of any relevant examination may also apply; they should however note that processing of application will not be completed until entry requirements are met.

NOUN Admission Application Form for 2021/2022 Academic Session


Candidates seeking admission must possess either Bachelor Degree Certificates or equivalent from institutions recognised by the Senate of NOUN; or

  1. Holders of HND with a minimum of Lower Credit from institutions recognised by the Senate of NOUN.
  2. Candidates seeking admission into the School of Law must possess a minimum of an L.L.B degree.
  3. the candidate seeking admission for PGD Agricultural Extension and Management must possess a Bachelor’s degree with at least 3rd class division is required. Candidates with a pass degree and a minimum of 3 years of related experience may be accepted. HND holders in Agric Science or other related disciplines may be admitted. Holders of Bachelor degrees in basic Science, Biological/Earth Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences from Universities that are recognised by NOUN are admitable.
  4. a candidate seeking admission for the PGD HIV/AIDS Education and Management must possess HND or a good first degree in the related field of study. In addition, 5 credits in English, Mathematics, a science subject and 2 other subjects.


  1. A first degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower from a University recognised by the Senate of NOUN in a related field or study.
  2. A postgraduate diploma in a related field from a University recognised by Senate may also be admitted.
  3. A good honours degree in Education (Arts, Languages, Sciences, Social Sciences, Vocational and Technical subjects) from any University recognized by the Senate of NOUN.
  4. Prospective students seeking admission for M.Sc. HIV/AIDS Management are required to have PGD in HIV/AIDS education and management as well as 5 credits in: English and Mathematics, a science subject and 2 other subjects.


  1. For the Doctor of Philosophy degree programmes, candidates must possess a masters degree in relevant fields of study from a University recognised by the Senate of the NOUN 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. Candidates for Ph.D Programmes will be invited for an interactive session before an offer of admission is made.
  3. Candidates are advised to forward transcripts of their academic records and three (3) referees report, 2 of which must be from persons very well acquainted with the candidate’s academic work, to the Dean, Postgraduate School from which admission is requested.


  • As part of her mandate to increase access to Higher Education, the National Open University of Nigeria now offers a Remedial Programme at ‘O’ level to the Nigerian Public.
  • Students who are admitted into these programmes will be taught through the face-to-face mode for a full academic year after which they would sit for any National ‘O’ Level examinations of their choice
  • For a start, the programme would take off in three Study Centres of the University: Lagos, Kaduna and Kebbi respectively.


NOUN Admission Application Form for 2021/2022 Academic Session

How to Apply for NOUN Admission Form

The entire process is electronic and online for 24-hours a day. The method of application is as follows:

  1. Visit the site
  2. On the Home Page, go to the Menu Bar, Click on Apply for Admission.
  3. Select either Undergraduate Programme or Postgraduate Programme. Other programme is not available at the moment.
  4. Goto “Choose Faculty” (note it can be found at the left hand side of the screen).
  5. Select Faculty.
  6. Fill displayed form.
  7. Click below to view admission criteria.
  8. Click “Apply” to proceed.
  9. Take note of the UNIQUE ID displayed.
  10. Click ‘Continue’ button.
  11. Select Bank Branch as payment type.
  12. Click “Pay”.
  13. Copy and take your RRR number to any bank branch for payment.

After payment

  1. Perform step 1 to 3
  2. Go to “Continue After Payment”
  3. Input Unique ID, RRR number and Programme
  4. Click “Proceed”
  5. Fill Form. Note: all fields marked with a red stars are compulsory.

After filling form

  1. Click “Submit”
  2. Print Admission Letter
  3. Visit the nearest study centre for screening

Applicants are advised to insist on paying the stipulated cost only and obtain an official receipt at the point of payment.

Pay as follow for NOUN online application forms:

  • Undergraduate Programmes N5, 000.00 (five thousand naira only)
  • Postgraduate (PGD and Masters) Programmes N7, 500.00 (Seven thousand five hundred naira only).
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programmes N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira only).

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  1. perpetual says:

    When is the form closing

  2. Omonmicheals says:

    Is the form for post graduate diploma still available for purchase

  3. Tobi says:

    Plz is the form for 2017/2018 still on

  4. Rokeeb says:

    I need updates

  5. sylvester Tsavlaha says:

    when are u closing d registration for postgraduate 2017

  6. Ifijeh Jeffrey odeyeuma says:

    I have been trying to apply after payment in the bank but each time I submit the site always failed to respond,what can I do phone number is 08181268190

  7. Raphael says:

    To whom it may concern, pls sir/ma I need latest update about noun because am one of the applicants

  8. Ayomide says:

    I also nees to be notify

  9. Seyi says:

    I Want To Knw If D Admission Is Still On

  10. Kemi says:

    Please when is the form closing?

  11. Ernest says:

    What are the requirement to study mass
    com,Email:[email protected],phone:08038106275

  12. Oshioze says:

    Please is the admission form still on,and am I sure to get admission

  13. Samuel says:

    When is registration and payment closing?

  14. Joy ifedolapo alade says:

    Please is this form still on sale am an nce holder

  15. muhammad abubakar bawa says:

    hello am a fresh student just got admission please may i known when is the deadline for registration.thank for ur comply. my name is Muhammad Abubakar Bawa

  16. Badmus Zainab says:

    Pls is the form still on sale and is jamb not necessary 09083219740

  17. Mercy says:

    I have HND in Accounting with lower credit can I apply for degree which level or better still post graduate program

  18. Thompson beauty says:

    Pls I want to know when the course and exam registration will be closing 09096006976

  19. Mma says:

    Can one combine waec n neco for bnsc undergraduate program

  20. adegboyega says:

    hmm, cool

  21. Multan Ibrahim says:

    Pls is the form on sale

  22. Daniel. says:

    Pls reply/answer

  23. 07033314212 Daniel. says:

    Pls I need to be updated. Do other schools and Nigeria universities accept NOUN degree for advance studies like masters?

  24. Ifeoma says:

    I seriously need information about NOUN

  25. Ifeoma says:

    please can someone with just a pass from polytechnic go for direct entry.

  26. Gideon says:


  27. Adetunji fatai fowotade says:

    My name is ADETUNJI fatai fowotade (08036319010), Kindly let me know when the admission forms for 2017 /2018 closes

  28. Ughonu Chinenye Maryann says:

    Good day, I have been given admission already and have printed my admission letter. When will I go for my screening. Here is my phone number:08064630652

  29. Ughonu Chinenye Maryann says:

    Good day, I have been given admission already and have printed my admission letter. When will I go for my screening

  30. Emmanuel Blessing says:

    please how can I register for 2017/2018

  31. Bela says:

    Please kip me update…..
    [email protected]

  32. Terwase Samuel says:

    please should one sit for JAMB before obtaining a form 08126341283

  33. Bassey Ikpe says:

    Please I need to know the dateline for the application form. My no. 07039304367

  34. PETER says:

    pls keep me updated with NOUN application admission closing date 2017/2018. 08102778007

  35. Ezepue Victor says:

    Hi,i need to knw the date for deadline of application.This is my phone number 08034672388

  36. Dada Solomon says:

    Pls Update Me

  37. Abibat says:

    pls i need help, i applied for nursing since yesterday and i could not print my admission letter. pls help me out. my email…[email protected] and my no 08170559802.

  38. israeli says:

    pls is the application form for registration still available for purchase I want to know the dead line here is my mail [email protected] and my number is 08136210164

  39. ogunyomade oluwatosin adurayemi says:

    nice 1 Noun soon be part of the students

  40. Tosin says:

    Good but I need to get info for next year reg.

  41. PETER says:

    keep me updated about the NOUN closing date pls.

  42. Junaid Oluwatobi says:

    The fees available online are only for undergraduate above.
    but how much is that for ordinary diploma programmes in noun?
    pls update me on 08134656314

  43. Mfonobong Monday says:

    Is one ask to pay for the pin? Thanks for the information

  44. Esther says:

    Please can i use statement of result for PGDE. Thank you.

  45. Stephen oluwatomisin says:

    Pls keep me updated 08103088694

  46. opara Nora says:

    Hi Good day,please I would like to apply for NOUN Direct Entry admission with my NCE but my result is not yet out what do I do

  47. Eze Queeneth O says:

    Am satisfied with this information please keep me update

  48. nwaorji Obinna says:

    please i want to apply for national open university but the website is not responding, what could be the problem please help me out, this my email address and phone number [email protected] 08134067421

  49. Tessy says:

    Do i need jamb to get admission into noun university?

  50. Henry says:

    same question, leave a reply here in dz email

  51. Henry says:

    Do they accept HND and of what level duration of study is what?

  52. O. Fidelis A says:

    Please keep updating me.

  53. Rukky says:

    keep me updated. Thanks!

  54. mariam says:

    wen is dere form closin

    • chioma says:

      pls I need update because I have been trying to apply but the site is not responding

  55. Rosemary says:

    DONT REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS MODE OF APPLIICATION. HERE THEY SAID THAT YOU HAVE TO PURCHASED TO APPLICATION PIN at the desired bank and then after selecting d faculty and the rest u click for another remita payment. is the first payment for application pin to access the form different from the remitta payment . pls reply o

  56. Rosemary says:

    should one sit for jamb before he/she is eligible to purchase noun admission form?this is my number 07065451744

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