The Admission form for National Open University Of Nigeria, (NOUN), for the 2021/2022 academic session is now on sale. The Application Form is open to Admissions into Certificate Programs, Diploma, Undergraduate, Post Graduate Diploma, Masters Degree, and Doctor of Philosophy Programmes for the 2021/2022 Academic Session.

Programs being applied for must be among the list of programs available in NOUN


Prospective candidates applying to NOUN must choose from the list of available programs for their applications to be valid 

Programme CodeProgramme TitleHost FacultyRemarks
7208B.Sc Agricultural Extension and ManagementAgricultural Sciences
7202B. Agric. (Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Option)Agricultural Sciences
7206B. Agric. (Crop Production and Protection Sciences Option)Agricultural Sciences
7205B. Agric. (Soil and Land Resources Management Option)Agricultural Sciences
7201B. Agric. (Agricultural Economics and Agro Business Option)Agricultural Sciences
7301PGD Agricultural Extension and ManagementAgricultural Sciences
7204B. Agric. (Aquaculture and Fisheries Management Option)Agricultural Sciences
7203B. Agric. (Animal Science Option)Agricultural Sciences
7207B.Sc. Hotel and Catering ManagementAgricultural SciencesAdmission Suspended
2403M.A Christian Religious StudiesArts
2502Ph.D Christian Religious StudiesArts
2305PGD. Christian Religious StudiesArts
2208B.A. Islamic StudiesArts
2207B.A. Christian Religious studiesArts
2206B.A. FrenchArts
2205B.A. EnglishArts
Access and GSAccess and General StudiesCentre for Entrepreneurship and General Studies (CE&GS)
4213B.Sc.(Ed) Health EducationEducation
4404M.Ed Guidance and CounsellingEducation
4301Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)Education
4504Ph.D Mathematical EducationEducation
4503Ph.D Educational TechnologyEducation
4502Ph.D Science EducationEducation
4501Ph.D Educational Administration and PlanningEducation
4403M.Ed. Educational TechnologyEducation
4402M.Ed. Science EducationEducation
4401M.Ed. Educational Administration and PlanningEducation
4212B.Sc.(Ed) Business EducationEducation
4211B.A.(Ed) Primary EducationEducation
4210B.A.(Ed) FrenchEducation
4209B.A.(Ed) EnglishEducation
4208B.A.(Ed) Early Childhood EducationEducation
4207B.Sc.(Ed) PhysicsEducation
4206B.Sc.(Ed) MathematicsEducation
4205B.Sc.(Ed) Computer ScienceEducation
4204B.Sc.(Ed) Integrated ScienceEducation
4203B.Sc.(Ed) ChemistryEducation
4202B.Sc.(Ed) BiologyEducation
4201B.Sc.(Ed) Agricultural ScienceEducation
8302BSc Environmental HealthHealth Sciences
5206Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc)_OldHealth SciencesAdmission SuspendedSee New Nursing
8301Postgraduate Diploma in (PGD) HIV/AIDS Education and ManagementHealth SciencesAdmission Suspended
8201B.Sc Public HealthHealth Sciences
8204(BNSc) Bachelor of Nursing ScienceHealth Sciences
6201LLB LawLawAdmission Suspended
8304Ph.D Business AdministrationManagement Sciences
8303Ph.D Public AdministrationManagement Sciences
3209B.Sc Banking and FinanceManagement Sciences
3208B.Sc MarketingManagement Sciences
3207BSc Public AdministrationManagement Sciences
3210B.Sc Business AdministrationManagement Sciences
3415MSc Public AdministrationManagement Sciences
3416MSc Business AdministrationManagement Sciences
3309PGD Financial ManagementManagement SciencesAdmission Suspended
3313PGD Business AdministrationManagement Sciences
3311PGD Public AdministrationManagement Sciences
3205B.Sc AccountingManagement Sciences
3204B.Sc. EntrepreneurshipManagement Sciences
3411Master of Public Administration (MPA)Management Sciences
3413Master of Business Administration (MBA)Management Sciences
3201B.Sc. Cooperative and Rural DevelopmentManagement Sciences
5204B.Sc. Data ManagementSciencesAdmission Suspended
5214B.Sc PhysicsSciences
5213B.Sc BiologySciences
5212B.Sc ChemistrySciences
5401M.Sc. Information TechnologySciences
5305PGD. Information TechnologySciences
5209B.Sc. Mathematics/Computer ScienceSciences
5208B.Sc. MathematicsSciences
5205B.Sc. Environmental Management and ToxicologySciences
5203B.Sc. Computer ScienceSciences
5202B.Sc. Information TechnologySciences
2404M.Sc. Criminology and Security StudiesSocial Sciences
2213B.Sc. International and Diplomatic StudiesSocial SciencesAdmission Suspended
2302PGD Mass CommunicationSocial Sciences
2209B.Sc. Tourism StudiesSocial Sciences
2212B.Sc EconomicsSocial Sciences
2211B.Sc. Political ScienceSocial Sciences
2402M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict ResolutionSocial Sciences
2401M.Sc. Mass CommunicationSocial Sciences
2303PGD. Peace Studies and Conflict ResolutionSocial Sciences
2301PGD. Criminology and Security StudiesSocial Sciences
2204B.Sc. Mass CommunicationSocial Sciences
2202B.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict ResolutionSocial Sciences
2201B.Sc. Criminology and Security StudiesSocial Sciences

NOUN Admission Requirements

Candidates applying for admission into any program in National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is expected to obtain the following basic minimum requirements;

Undergraduate Programmes

100 Level;

Candidates seeking admission into National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to study any program starting from 100 Level is expected to possess a minimum of Five (5) O’level credits in WASSCE/NECO/GCE/NABTEB or their equivalent at not more than two sittings. The credited subjects must include English Language, Mathematics and three other course related subjects. 

Undergraduate Programmes

200 Level;

Candidates seeking admission into National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to study any program starting from 200 Level is expected to possess any of the following; 

(1). National Diploma (ND), from a recognized Institution with a minimum of Upper Credit. 

(2). National Certificate in Education (NCE), from a recognized Institution of Education or Affiliate and must posses a minimum of one merit and two passes in subjects related and relevant to the proposed course of study.  

(3). Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB), with at least two A’Level passes in relevant subjects and pre-requisite  number of O’Level credit passes.

Postgraduate Programmes

  1. To qualify for admission into any of the postgraduate programmes of the University, a candidate must meet, among others, all matriculation requirements of at least five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics. Some programmes accept at least a pass in Mathematics.
  2. For Postgraduate Diploma Programmes, Candidates must possess either a minimum of pass Bachelors Degree in any discipline from a University recognised by the Senate of the NOUN OR a Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Lower Credit. For the Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting, the candidate must have been called to the Bar. Also for admission into the school of Business and Human Resource Management Postgraduate Diploma programmes, candidates with professional qualifications such as ACA, ACIS, ACIB, ACII, ACIA, etc may be considered on individual merit.
  3. For Master degree programmes, candidates must possess either a Bachelors Degree with a minimum of second class lower in the relevant field of study from a University recongnised by the Senate of the NOUN. However, holders of lower classification and with a minimum of 2 years of relevant post-qualification experience may be considered on individual merit OR a Postgraduate Diploma in related field of study from a recongnised University OR A Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit in the relevant field of study. Candidate with membership certificate of relevant professional bodies may apply for the Master of Business (MBA) programme.
  4. For the Doctor of Philosophy Degree prorammes, candidates must possess a masters degree in relevant field of study from a University recongised 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.


The application to NOUN is an online activity physical registration involving submission of hard copies may not be needed. To register online follow the registration procedures below;

  1. Visit the site at
  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. Go to “Choose Faculty” (note it can be found at the left hand side of the screen)
  5. Select Faculty and Fill the displayed form then Click below to view admission criteria
  6. Click “Apply” to proceed and take note of the UNIQUE ID displayed
  7. Click ‘Continue’ button, Select Bank Branch as payment type and Click “Pay”
  8. Copy and take your RRR number to any bank branch for payment.
  9. After payment, Perform step 1 to 3 above then go to “Continue After Payment”
  10. Input Unique ID, RRR number and Programme then Click “Proceed”
  11. Fill the Form bearing in mind that all fields marked with red star are compulsory.
  12. After filling the form, Click “Submit” and Print Admission Letter
  13. Visit the nearest study centre for screening


  • Additional requirements might apply for some programmes and these can be viewed after selecting the Programme and entry level at the Faculty’s admission page.
  • Applicants who had paid using an RRR generated last semester or earlier must restart the application process upto the point when they are re-directed to remita. They should now use the newly generated UniqueID with the old RRR used for payment when they click Proceed after payment.
  • In all cases a successful payment will lead to the generation of an online application form which should be filled before submission online. The admission process is automated and the outcome is virtually instantaneous
  • NOUN does not have an Application Closing date ie Application is always Open. 

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