How to Get Transcript Certificate From Nigerian University

A Nigerian university transcript is an academic document containing the record of a student’s academic performance grades.

Transcripts are a breakdown of a student’s educational performance in school. The transcript certificate contains your grades in every course you took at the university.

The transcript certificate is a requirement for Nigerian students to gain admission to study abroad for postgraduate studies.

Study abroad applicants must request a transcript from their institutions to get admission.

But unfortunately, many students lose their admission to universities in Canada, the USA, Europe, Australia, etc., due to failure to get their transcript from their Nigerian universities.

Also, graduates who request their transcript for other purposes encounter challenges.

This post will show you how to get your transcript certificate from Nigerian universities.

Let me know in the comment if you have any questions or need further clarifications on getting your academic transcript. I would love to hear from you.

Nigerian University Transcript

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The duration to get an academic transcript in Nigerian universities is between one (1) to three (3) weeks.

A family member or a friend can get your official transcript on your behalf if you are not available.

The cost of getting an educational transcript is between ten thousand to thirty thousand (₦10,000-25,000) Naira.

Types of Academic Transcript

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There are two (2) types of the academic transcript issued to graduates by Nigerian universities;

  1. Electronic (Soft Copy) Transcript
  2. Hard Copy Transcript

Electronic (Soft Copy) Transcript

An electronic transcript is dispatched by electronic mail to the email address of your destination institution.

For example, a UNN Alumni requesting for transcript certificate will have his transcript sent to the University of Toronto by email.

After submission of your transcript, your institution will notify you of your request report.

Hard Copy Transcript

Hard copy transcripts are paper copy academic documents.

They are sent by tertiary institutions to the destination request using carrier services like DHL, FEDEX and EMS.

Hard copy transcripts are expensive because they require carrier service charges.

Academic Transcript Request & Delivery

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Academic transcript request and delivery services are available in Nigeria.

University graduates can use these services with ease to request their academic transcripts.

Note that the feasibility of these services depends on your institution.

I advise you to find out if they can get your transcript from your school without delay.

You can request your transcript using the following third-party services;

  • Seamfix (iTranscript)
  • ETX-NG


Seamfix developed iTranscript to simplify these delayed processes with getting your transcript degree certificate in Nigeria.

iTranscript is an online platform that allows graduates to request, track, and monitor the delivery of their school transcripts.

The whole process is digital, so you do not have to visit the school to carry out this operation.

This platform has helped thousands of students and some institutions like the University of Nigeria Nsukka in the delivery of responses for student transcripts.

iTranscript Services

  • Contact your alma mater
  • Make payments on your behalf
  • Get access to your records
  • Track missing or displaced data
  • Follow up with departments
  • Confirm the accuracy of the results
  • Ensure it is rightly signed and approved
  • Process delivery
  • Monitor the journey until it is delivered


ETX-NG is the first electronic transcript exchange in Nigeria and Africa.

They offer electronic transcript delivery to tertiary institutions within and outside Nigeria.

ETX-NG helps educational institutions in Nigeria improve efficiency, reduce costs and workload, and enhance the quality of service they provide to their students and alumni, employers, and other organizations.

How to Get Transcript From Nigerian University

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The following are the processes to get your transcript certificate in Nigeria;

A description of how to get a transcript certificate from Nigerian universities

  1. Visit your university Registrar’s office

    Go to your university Registrar’s office and Exams and Records departmentUNN Nnamdi Azikiwe library

  2. Request for your academic transcript

    State the reason for your visit which is to get your transcript

  3. Pay for the transcript request service

  4. State the type of transcript you need

    Specify whether you want an electronic or hard copy transcript

  5. Provide the address for receipt of your transcript

    Write down the physical address or email address you want to receive your transcript

  6. Wait to receive your transcript

How to Apply for Transcript Online in Nigeria

Here are the procedures to get and apply for a transcript online in Nigeria;

  1. Visit your school eTranscript portal
  2. Fill out your details correctly
  3. Create your transcript profile
  4. Select your transcript type (Undergraduate or Postgraduate)
  5. Input your Matriculation number
  6. Make payment using your ATM card
  7. Fill out your personal details and address
  8. Provide shipping details for your transcript request
  9. Monitor the progress of the processing of your transcript

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2 thoughts on “How to Get Transcript Certificate From Nigerian University”

  1. How do I get a copy of my official transcript since it will be sent directly to the institution?
    I’m applying to multiple universities, do I need to pay each time I need the transcript? Or can I get a copy and scan it myself?
    How do I go about it please?

    • Chisom,

      Most schools do not provide students with transcripts.

      You can instruct your institution to send a copy of your transcript to the various schools all at once.

      That will bring down the cost.


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