ABU Admission Requirements 2024/2025: UTME & Direct Entry

In the past two weeks, I have been receiving mails from aspirants of the prestigious Amadu Bello University (ABU), asking the question; “What are the requirements for Admission in ABU?“. This particular question has been asked by many aspirants of ABU, so I decided to publicly answer it here.

Basically, i am going to disclose the Direct Entry and UTME requirements of admission in to ABU, Zaria. But first, i must let you know that ABU admission requirements are like the criteria for gaining admission into the university.

In other words, candidates that do not meet up with the admission requirements of the university, may not be offered admission eventually. This is why every student that really wants to gain admission into ABU this year should not joke with the information contained in this post.

ABU admission requirements for UTME and Direct Entry candidates 2024/2025. ABU requirements for Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Economics and other courses.

Before I will go into the crux of today’s topic, I would like to show you some few things about ABU that you probably don’t know.

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About the Amadu Bello University (ABU)

Amadu Bello University (ABU, Zaria) is one of the best universities in Nigeria. It is also one of the top federal universities in Northern Nigeria. ABU was established in 1962 to ensure the development education and enlightenment of Nigerians in the North. So far, ABU has really contributed greatly to the development of Nigeria by bringing up some of the top personalities in different fields of life.

In fact, it will surprise you to know that the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar was a student of ABU zaria. Other popular people that schooled in ABU includes; Adamu Aliero, Donald Duke, Namadi Sambo, Namadi Sambo, Uche Okeke, Gani Odutokun.

Undoubtedly, ABU is a very competitive university. Every year, the university usually have thousands of students applying for admission to study there. This has apparently made it very difficult to gain admission into the school.

Currently, ABU does not accept second choice candidates for admission. Also the university may not give admission to candidates that do not meet up with all the requirements for admission into the school. As you continue to read below, I will disclose the requirements for admission into Amadu Bello University (ABU) this year.

ABU Admission Requirements for UTME candidates

Below are the requirements for candidates that wish to gain admission into ABU through UTME:

  • Candidates must possess at least, an O’level Credit grade in 5 different subjects (Including English language and mathematics). In this case, O’level result could be WAEC/NECO/GCE/NABTEB or any equivalent.
  • Candidates must choose the correct JAMB subject combination which is in line with university’s directive.
  • Candidates must score at least, 180 in the just concluded JAMB UTME examination to be offered admission into the university.
  • UTME Candidates must make Amadu Bello University their first choice of institution during JAMB registration. ABU does not accept second choice candidates for admission.
  • Candidates are expected to participate and pass ABU post UTME examination excellently.

Note: UTME aspirants of ABU should note that Amadu Bello University (ABU) allows two sittings results for admission. Thus, candidates can choose to use more than one O’level result for admission into the university.

You might also want to read my article on how to combine WAEC and NECO results for admission into any institution in Nigeria.

Also read: How to prepare and pass ABU post UTME examination

ABU Admission Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

Below are the requirements for UTME admission into ABU, Zaria:

  • Direct entry candidates must also possess an O’level Credit grade in 5 different subjects (Including English language and mathematics).
  • Candidates must have ‘A’ level/IJMB passes in two subjects that are relatively to their area of study.
  • Direct entry candidates are required to purchase ABU Direct Entry form through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
  • In some cases, Direct Entry candidates will be required to have up to a particular score in JAMB to be admitted.

Note: ABU also accept two sittings result for Direct entry candidates for admission. Thus, aspirants can choose to use more than one O’level result.

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Other Facts About the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)

1. Teaching Hospital: The university’s teaching hospital is a vital resource for students studying medicine, nursing, and allied health disciplines. It offers a realistic setting for clinical teaching, hands-on practise, and research.

ABU Zaria Courses and Requirements 2024/2025
ABU Zaria Courses and Requirements 2024/2025

The teaching hospital, which is equipped with sophisticated medical technology and staffed by competent healthcare experts, provides exceptional patient treatment and functions as a community centre for healthcare services.

2. Community Engagement: ABU Zaria actively engages the local community and partners with industry, government organisations, and communities to solve social concerns, promote development, and contribute to the progress of the area. As a higher education institution, it is dedicated to social advancement and making the greatest possible contribution to the development of the State and the nation as a whole. The institution promotes a dynamic campus life by providing a wide range of cultural, artistic, and athletic events. Students may join organisations, organisations, and activities based on their interests and abilities.

ABU Zaria is one of Africa’s oldest and biggest universities, renowned for its academic brilliance and dedication to research, teaching, and community service. Although not the only prominent university in the nation, since there are a lot of institutions with reputation and high standards, ABU Zaria seems to stand out.


Yeah! This is all I have to say concerning ABU admission requirements for this academic session. Since you have known the requirements for admission into ABU, I don’t expect you to joke with any information here at all. Make sure you work towards meetings all the requirements for admission in the university.

Accordingly, if you know any other aspirant of ABU, Zaria, please don’t hesitate to also share this information to that person. You might save someone from making a very big mistake by doing that.

Finally, if you have any question on this topic, kindly ask your questions using the comment section below this post. I will be glad to hear from you!

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Sammy

    Can I still gain admission using 2020 jamb result though I obtained the post utme form but late Change institutions
    Can I still change back to abu?

  2. Magaji Kawus

    Hi, I am Kawus Magaji. Study Fine and Applied Art in College of Education Gindiri.
    Can I get direct admission in ABU to study Fine art, with 8credic in O’level but I Have pass in mathematics.


    In my o level I got 3 credit from the required subject but I got E8 in chemistry can I get admission into A b u Zaria


    I got 180 in jamb and I want to study medicine in A b u Zaria
    So which point am I to get in p-utme before I will be offered admission

  5. Awiyere Ransom

    Pls can I still do change of institution for 2020/2021 session to ABU and be considered for admission??

  6. Ishaya Gloria

    I applied for ABU first choice that’s under Biochemistry, jamb score 208.I have D7 in English, am I eligible for their admission.


    I applied ABU Direct entry for medicine with ijmb 15 point but i have D7 in physics am i eligible for admission

  8. Omoyajowo

    Can I apply without writing Jamb

  9. Ayuba ishaku

    I’m ayuba ishaku
    Can i obtain direct entry with lower credit

  10. Adda'u Zakari Gwarzo

    Can i obtain admission direct entry Mass Communication with Lower credit ?

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