National Open University of Nigeria: NOUN Courses, Admission, School Fees and Students Portal

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is one of the most popular universities in Nigeria, but unlike other Universities, this school is the first of its kind in Nigeria and all of West Africa. Before sharing with you, solid details about the National Open University of Nigeria, I’ll love to share here, the history of this great institution.

The National Open University of Nigeria was first established in the year, 1983 and later resuscitated in 2002 as a Federal Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution. Most Nigerians are not aware that NOUN is regarded as the largest institution with campuses spread across the country.

The National Open University of Nigeria (popularly referred to as NOUN), is the first of its kind in all of West Africa, and have the highest number of students. In 2011, the number of students in NOUN was about one hundred and fifty thousand (150,000).

This ODL institution has various study centres in the country, and have a total of One hundred and four (104) study centres at various locations in Nigeria, including in prisons where inmates can study and earn a degree while serving their time.

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Faculties in National Open University Of Nigeria

The National Open University has a total of nine (9) faculties, and also offers Postgraduate Diploma Programmes and Masters Degree Programmes for students who needs the degree.

The nine Faculties are listed below, including each department. See the list below.

1. Centre For Entrepreneurship And General Studies (CE&GS)

2. Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

Departments:

  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Animal Science and Fisheries
  • Crop and Soil Sciences

3. Faculty of Arts.

Departments:

  • Languages
  • Religious Studies

4. Faculty of Education.

Departments:

  • Arts and Social Education
  • Educational Foundations
  • Science Education

5. Faculty of Health Sciences.

Departments:

  1. Nursing Science
  2. Public and Environmental Health

6. Faculty of Law.

Departments:

  1. Commercial Law
  2. Jurisprudence and International Law
  3. Private and Property Law
  4. Public Law

7. Faculty of Management Sciences.

Departments:

  1. Administration
  2. Entrepreneurial Studies
  3. Financial Studies

8. Faculty of Science.

Departments:

  1. Computer Sciences
  2. Environmental Studies
  3. Mathematics
  4. Pure and Applied Sciences

9. Faculty of Social Sciences.

Departments:

  1. Criminology and Security Studies.
  2. Economics.
  3. Mass Communication.
  4. Political Science.

NOUN’s Accredited Courses.

Here is a list of all NOUN courses accredited by the National Universities Commission, which means that any certificate given to you in any of these courses mentioned below are authentic and can be used to work anywhere within and outside the shores of Nigeria.

School Of Agricultural Sciences – Undergraduate Degree Programmes:

  1. Agricultural Economics and Agro Business.
  2. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.
  3. Animal Science.
  4. Aquaculture and Fisheries Management.
  5. Soil and Land Resources Management.
  6. Crop Production and Protection Sciences.

School Of Arts And Social Sciences – Undergraduate Degree Programmes:

  1. Criminology and Security Studies.
  2. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
  3. Mass Communication.
  4. English.
  5. French and International Relations.
  6. Christian Theology.
  7. Islamic Studies.
  8. Political Science.
  9. Economics.

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:

  1. Criminology and Security Studies.
  2. Journalism and Mass Communication.
  3. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
  4. Christian Theology.

School Of Science And Technology – Undergraduate Degree Programmes:

  • Computer Science
  • Communication Technology
  • Data Management
  • Environmental Science & Resource Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics/Computer
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Financial Mathematics

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:

1. Digital Communications
2. Mobile Communications Technology (Wireless)
3. Information Technology.

School Of Health Sciences – Undergraduate Degree Programmes.

1. Community Health.
2. Dental Technology.
3. Environmental Health.
4. Mathematics Education.
5. Science Education.

Postgraduate Diploma Programme.

1. PGD HIV/AIDS Education and Management.

School Of Law – Undergraduate Programme.

1. LLB (Law) Degree programme.

Postgraduate Diploma Programme.

1. Legislative Drafting.

School Of Management Sciences – Undergraduate Degree Programmes:

1. Cooperatives Management.
2. Entrepreneurship.
3. Accounting (in Collaboration with ICAN).

Hospitality Management – Postgraduate Diploma Programmes.

1. Financial Management.
2. Public Administration.
3. Business Administration.

Important Note.

Candidates applying for admission into the National Open University of Nigeria should know that this institution offers certain compulsory courses that every student of the institution must pass before he/she is allowed to graduate.

The NOUN compulsory courses include:

  • Use of English and Communication Skills.
  • People and Culture.
  • Study Skills I and II.
  • Nigeria and her Neighbours.
  • History and Philosophy of Science.
  • Logic and Creative Thinking.
  • Computer Fundamentals.

NOUN Admission via www.nouonline.net.

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Candidates who are interested in getting admitted into the National Open University of Nigeria, should know that admission is open for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Ph.D. prospects. Before seeking for admission into NOUN, you must be Seventeen (17) years and above.

Personally, the biggest advantage NOUN has over other tertiary institutions in NIgeria, is its immunity to union strikes such as the ASSU and ASUP strike.

The university management has confirmed that NOUN graduates can now enroll and participate in the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC programme.

National Open University of Nigeria Registration.

Do you know that you can apply for admission into the National Open University of Nigeria, Yourself without paying anyone to do it for you? But if you’re not computer savvy, please visit the nearest NOUN study centre and register there.

Before applying for admission into NOUN, you are expected to have at least a minimum of five (5) O’level credits, which must include Mathematics and English Language.

Follow the guide provided below to apply for admission into this institution.

1. Go to https://www.nouonline.net, and click Apply for Admission which is located on the site’s menu bar.

2. When it loads up, choose the programme you wish to apply for. Available programme includes Undergraduate, Postgraduate or Ph.D.

3. On the left-hand side of the screen, you must select “Faculty“.

4. You are required to choose the faculty of your choice which you want to be admitted into. To do this, click on the Faculty of your choice and fill the form displayed on the screen, choose the programme and entry-level to enable the View Requirements.

5. Click on View Requirements tab below to review the admission requirements as displayed on your screen.

6. After you have reviewed it, you can proceed by clicking on the “APPLY” button, where you will be taken to the pre-payment application page. Make sure you fill the remaining details before you submit them.

7. When you’ve successfully submitted the pre-payment form, you will be redirected to Remita platform where you are required to obtain an RRR invoice which is used to effect payment for the application form.

8. It is very important that you copy the “UNIQUE ID” displayed and then click on Continue.

9. On the next options provided, you are expected to select Bank Branch as payment type and click on “Pay“.

10. Take your RRR number and go to any of the bank branches to pay the stipulated amount.

11. After you have made a successful payments, re-visit the school’s website as in explained in steps 1 and 2.

12. You can choose to pay online using your MasterCard, Visa or internet banking. If you choose Online payment, the online form will be shown to you.

13. Proceed by clicking on the Continue After Payment button, enter the Unique ID, RRR number and Programme and click on the “Proceed” button.

14. Fill Form is provided on the screen and click on Submit.

15. Finally, simply printout your NOUN admission letter and take it to your preferred Study Centre for screening/verification by an Administrative/Admission Officer.

NOUN Student Login Portal.

The school senate disclosed that the NOUN Student Portal is available for returning students who are only required to Login and access their status (Dashboard). However, for newly admitted students, before accessing the NOUN student portal, you must be a registered and approved student.

National Open University of Nigeria Fees

The National Open University school fees schedule as explained below includes Exam fees, Project fees, fees for Undergraduate, both newly admitted students and returning Students.

This also includes the Noun school fees for Postgraduate, including both newly admitted students and old students.

NOUN Fees Schedule.

Undergraduate Payment Schedule

New Students
S/No Payment Fees Amount (N)
1 Registration Fees 6,000.00
2 Caution Deposit 3,500.00
3 Orientation Fees 1,500.00
4 Matriculation Fees 1,500.00
5 I.D. Card 500.00
6 Library Fees 3,000.00
7 ICT Administrative Charges 5.000.00
8 E-Facilitation 4,000.00
9 Jamb Regularization 6,000/00
10 Result/ Verification 5,000.00
Total compulsory Fees 36,000.00

*Take note that course and examination registration fees for all categories of students remain unchanged for now.

Returning Students
S/No Payment Fees Amount (N)
1 Registration Fees 6,000.00
2 Caution Deposit
3 Orientation Fees
4 Matriculation Fees
5 I.D. Card
6 Library Fees 3,000.00
7 ICT Administrative Charges 5.000.00
8 E-Facilitation 4,000.00
9 Jamb Regularization
10 Result Verification
Total compulsory Fees 18,000.00

 

Postgraduates Payment Schedule

New Students
S/No Payment Fees Amount (N)
1 Registration Fees 6,000.00
2 Caution Deposit 3,500.00
3 Orientation Fees 1,500.00
4 Matriculation Fees 1,500.00
5 I.D. Card 500.00
6 Library Fees 3,000.00
7 ICT Administrative Charges 5,000.00
8 E-Facilitation 4,000.00
9 Result Verification 10,000.00
Total compulsory Fees 35,000.00

 

Returning Students
S/No Payment Fees Amount (N)
1 Registration Fees 6,000.00
2 Caution Deposit
3 Orientation Fees
4 Matriculation Fees
5 I.D. Card
6 Library Fees 3,000.00
7 ICT Administrative Charges 5.000.00
8 E-Facilitation 4,000.00
9 Result Verification
Total compulsory Fees 18,000.00

Project Fees

  1. Undergraduates: N15,000.00
  2. Post-Graduate Diploma :N25,000.00
  3. Masters: N40,000.00

Exam Fees

  1. Undergraduates : N1,000.00 per course
  2. Postgraduates (PGD and Masters) : N2,000.00 per course.

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