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UI Admission Requirements for 2021/2022 Session (Direct Entry & UTME)

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UI Admission Requirements 2021/2022: After checking my email inbox last week, I found out that students have flooded it with so many questions concerning the admission process of the University of Ibadan (UI). One of the most asked question amongst aspirants of the university is; “What are the requirements for gaining admission into UI?“. This question was actually too much for me to reply, so I thought it wise to publicly give an answer here.

Hopefully, every aspirant of the prestigious University of Ibadan will be able read this content and know all the requirements for admission into UI.

More so, i must warn you to take every information contained in this page very seriously because, UI will never offer admission to candidates that do not meet all the requirements for admission into the school. But before I will move into the crux of this topic, I would like to share with you some of the things you need to know about UI.

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About the University of Ibadan (UI)

Name: University Of Ibadan (UI)

Established: 1948

Motto: Right thinking is the fount [of knowledge]

Type: Public

Website: http://www.ui.edu.ng/

UI Direct Entry requirements

UI Direct Entry requirements

The University of Ibadan (UI) is apparently the best university in Nigeria currently. It is the first and most popular university in Nigeria too. As a way of fighting colonialism in Nigeria, UI was established in 1946 to educate and enlighten Nigerians on the evils associated with colonialism.

UI has produced thousands of great personalities. Take for instance, people like; Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinkan etc, actually studied in this university. This should explain to you why the school is respected and very competitive in Nigeria.

Due to the competitive nature of UI, it is not very easy to meet the UTME or Direct Entry admission requirements of the university.

Suffice to say that UI has the strictest requirements for admission in Nigeria. In other words, any aspirant that do not meet up with the admission requirements will definitely not be offered admission into the school.

Note that UI does not accept second choice candidates for admission. To gain admission into UI, you must make the university your first choice of institution.

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Full List of Courses offered in the University of Ibadan (UI)

Below is the list of courses offered in the University of Ibadan:

  1. ADULT EDUCATION
  2. AGRIC EXTENSION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  3. AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
  4. AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
  5. AGRONOMY
  6. ANIMAL SCIENCE
  7. ANTHROPOLOGY (ARTS)
  8. ANTHROPOLOGY BIOLOGICAL
  9. AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
  10. ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
  11. ARCHAEOLOGY (ARTS)
  12. ARCHAEOLOGY (SCIENCE)
  13. ARCHITECTURE
  14. BIOCHEMISTRY
  15. BOTANY
  16. CHEMISTRY
  17. CIVIL ENGINEERING 
  18. CLASSICAL STUDIES
  19. COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE ARTS
  20. COMPUTER SCIENCE
  21. CROP PROTECTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
  22. DENTISTRY AND DENTAL SURGERY
  23. ECONOMICS
  24. EDUCATION AND ARABIC
  25. EDUCATION AND BIOLOGY
  26. EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE ARTS
  27. EDUCATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
  28. EDUCATION AND ECONOMICS
  29. EDUCATION AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  30. EDUCATION AND FRENCH
  31. EDUCATION AND GEOGRAPHY
  32. EDUCATION AND HISTORY
  33. EDUCATION AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
  34. EDUCATION AND MATHEMATICS
  35. EDUCATION AND PHYSICS
  36. EDUCATION AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
  37. EDUCATION AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
  38. EDUCATION AND YORUBA
  39. EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT
  40. EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
  41. ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
  42. ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
  43. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE
  44. FOOD TECHNOLOGY
  45. FOREST PRODUCTION AND PRODUCTS
  46. FRENCH
  47. GEOGRAPHY (SCIENCE)
  48. GEOGRAPHY (SOCIAL SCIENCES)
  49. GEOLOGY
  50. GERMAN
  51. GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
  52. HISTORY
  53. HUMAN KINETICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION
  54. HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
  55. IGBO
  56. INDUSTRIAL AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING
  57. INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
  58. ISLAMIC STUDIES
  59. LAW
  60. LIBRARY, ARCHIVAL AND INFORMATION STUDIES
  61. LINGUISTICS
  62. MATHEMATICS
  63. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  64. MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
  65. MEDICINE AND SURGERY
  66. MICROBIOLOGY
  67. MUSIC
  68. NURSING
  69. PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
  70. PHARMACY
  71. PHILOSOPHY
  72. PHYISOTHERAPY
  73. PHYSICS
  74. PHYSIOLOGY
  75. POLITICAL SCIENCE
  76. PSYCHOLOGY
  77. RELIGIOUS STUDIES
  78. RUSSIAN
  79. SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FORESTRY
  80. SOCIOLOGY
  81. SPECIAL EDUCATION
  82. STATISTICS
  83. THEATRE ARTS 
  84. VETERINARY MEDICINE
  85. WILDLIFE AND ECOTOURISM MANAGEMENT
  86. WOOD PRODUCTS ENGINEERING
  87. YORUBA
  88. ZOOLOGY

Now that you know some information about UI admission, i will share with you the requirements for both UTME and Direct Entry admission in the University.

UI Admission Requirements 2021/2022

UI Admission Requirements 2021/2022

UI 2021/2022 Admission Requirements For UTME Candidates

Below are the general admission requirements for UTME candidates:

  • Candidates must possess at least, five (5) Credit grade in five subjects (English and mathematics inclusive) in their O’level result (s). This could be WAEC/NECO/GEC or any equivalent result.
  • Candidates must make the University of Ibadan their first choice of institution during JAMB registration. UI does not consider second choice candidates when offering admission.
  • Candidates must choose the recommended subject combination by the University of Ibadan for their courses in both JAMB UTME and post UTME examination of the university.
  • Candidates are expected to score nothing less than 200 in JAMB UTME examination to be eligible for UI post UTME examination.
  • Candidates must purchase the university’s post UTME form, participate in the examination and also perform very well in order to gain admission.
  • Candidates who wish to gain admission into the University of Ibadan (UI) must also meet the departmental cutoff mark for his/her course for the year. Students who do not meet UI’s cutoff mark for the year may not be able to gain admission through the university’s merit admission list.

Important Note: UI accepts two sittings results for some courses in the university. Kindly check here to see how you can combine WAEC and NECO results for admission.

Other Requirements for Admission into the University of Ibadan (UI)

UI does not accept two sittings result for the following faculties;

  • College of Medicine

Basic Medical Sciences;

Clinical Sciences;

Dentistry;

Public Health;

  • Pharmacy

Conversely, for the courses above, candidates must have at least, 5 (five) credits in their O’level result at not more than one sitting.

Accordingly, candidates aspiring to study; Agriculture and Forestry, Arts, Education courses, Law, Science, Technology, Social Sciences or Veterinary Medicine in UI, must possess five credits at one sitting or six credits at two sittings to be offered admission.

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UI Direct Entry Requirements for 2021/2022 Admission

Below are the requirements for direct entry admission into the University of Ibadan (UI):

  • Direct entry candidates must possess at least, five (5) Credit grades in five subjects (English and mathematics inclusive) in their O’level result(s). This could be WAEC/NECO/GEC or any equivalent result.
  • HND Holders must have a minimum of Upper credit in a relevant Discipline
  • OND Holders are expected to have a minimum of Upper Credit in a relevant Discipline
  • A Level Candidates must hold A Level Passes.
  • NCE candidates must have a minimum of two passes in a relevant discipline.
  • Direct Entry candidates must make the University of Ibadan their first choice of institution before they are allowed to submit their bio-data, SSCE/NECO/ O’L, GCE A’L, NCE/ND/HND results on UI portal.
UI admission requirements for Medicine and Surgery

UI admission requirements for Medicine and Surgery

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Before i conclude, it is worthwhile to know that UI is a school of great prestige and discipline. The university is ready to throughout any student who is not really involved in learning. Thus, as an advice, i encouraged you to be a good student too if you want to graduate successfully from the institution.

Now you have every single thing you need to know about UI admission requirements for both UTME and Direct Entry candidates. This is very important for everyone that really wants to gain admission into UI this year, so make sure you share this post to as many UI aspirant as you can.

You might save a student from making a very big mistake by doing that. Meanwhile, if you have any question or contribution concerning UI admission requirements, do not hesitate to let me know using the comment section below this post.

25 thoughts on “UI Admission Requirements for 2021/2022 Session (Direct Entry & UTME)”

  1. I have HND statistics and intend to obtain direct entry form for UI but not sure if I am eligible with the criteria that I saw here: A’level or O’level with professional diploma in statistics from U. I. Pls clarify

  2. I got at least 5 credits at one sitting.
    But this is my second sitting for Jamb, is there a possibility of me gaining admission

  3. I have credit in N.C (Yoruba/Social studies) with a complete O level and I want to proceed to study Yoruba education using direct entry for part time program. Is this possible and what else do I need to know about it?

  4. I studied Biology/ integrated science at NCE level and i want to do direct entry to study Microbiology is it possible????

  5. I study science laboratory technology in polytechnic and I want to cross to medical laboratory technology in university! Is it possible!!!

    1. Godfrey blessing

      Its not possible. You can only study Biochemistry or Microbiology. For you to qualify to study MLS, u need a diploma from a college of health in Medical laboratory.

  6. I meet all requirements for DE
    I have my ND and Olevel as required but I school in the north mostly I hope that doesn’t affect the admission

  7. AJAYI EMMANUEL OLAPEGBA

    I’m an NCE graduate and I meet up with all Direct Entry requirements here,but my question is that is it compulsory for me to do my transcript before processing admission to the University Of Ibadan.
    Please I’m confused.

  8. I study science laboratory technology in polytechnic and I want to cross to medical laboratory technology in university! Is it possible!!!

  9. pls sir have they written the exam for DE there at UI and pls sir if the exams has been written pls sir can u tell me if DE form for 2021/2022 academic session is still on or should wait for 2022/2023 form

  10. I have 5 credit in my O’level and I graduated from FCES Oyo Nce level in Biology Education/Special Education
    I wanted to obtain DE into UI,My final results is not out but with my 100l and 200l result with me,I already had 10points,so I’m looking forward to my final results which will include my 300l results too
    Together I might have 14point or 13 point
    So I want to study Biology Education in UI,will I be given the course.
    Please I need fast response Sir/Ma

  11. I already have all the requirements for D.E into the school, I graduated 2018 but not yet claim my result, so can I still apply for the D.E?
    Please I need an advice.

  12. I already have all the requirements for D.E into the school, I graduated 2018 but not yet claim my result, so can I still apply for the D.E with awaiting?
    Please I need an advice.

  13. Godfrey blessing

    Its not possible. You can only study Biochemistry or Microbiology. For you to qualify to study MLS, u need a diploma from a college of health in Medical laboratory.

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