List of OAU Courses, School Fees and Their Requirements 2024

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) is the Citadel of Wisdom, the place of Arts and Science where men and women seek knowledge.

OAU is a Federal university in the ancient city Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. It is one of the top universities to study in Nigeria.

This post contains the list of OAU course, school fees and their requirements.

I will love to hear from you in the comment box. Let me know if you have any questions or need further assistance.

OAU Courses

Here is the list of courses and departments at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU);

  • Accountancy/Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Animal Science
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Building
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Chemical Engineering:
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering:
  • Computer Science with (Economics) (Mathematics)
  • Computer Science with Economics
  • Computer Science with Mathematics
  • Crop Production and Protection
  • Demography and Social Statistics
  • Dentistry and Dental Surgery
  • Drama/Dramatic/Performing Arts
  • Economics
  • Education and Biology
  • Education and Chemistry:
  • Education and Economics
  • Education and English Language
  • Education and French:
  • Education and Geography
  • Education and History:
  • Education and Integrated Science:
  • Education and Language Arts:
  • Education and Mathematics
  • Education and Music:
  • Education and Physics
  • Education and Political Science
  • Education and Religious Studies
  • Education and Social Studies
  • Education and Yoruba
  • Education Fine and Applied Arts
  • Educational Management
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • English Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Estate Management
  • Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
  • Fine Art:
  • Food Science and Technology
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Home Economics and Education
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Insurance and Actuarial Science
  • Integrated Science/Mathematics Education
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Library and Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics and African Languages
  • Literature in English
  • Local Government Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Metallurgical and Material Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Nursing/Nursing Science
  • Nutrition and Consumers Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Soil Science
  • Statistics
  • Surveying and Geoinformatics
  • Teacher Education Science:
  • Urban and Regional Planning:
  • Yoruba
  • Zoology

OAU School Fees

Here is the amount for OAU school fees;

OAU FacultySchool Fees
Law, Arts, Social Sciences, Administration, Education Arts₦68,700
Science, Technology, Agriculture₦79,700
Basic Medical Science, Clinical Science, Pharmacy₦82,700
Diploma in Local Government Studies₦88,300
OAU DepartmentSchool Fees
Religious Studies ₦68,700
History ₦68,700
Foreign Languages₦68,700
Linguistic and African Languages₦68,700
Dramatic Arts₦68,700
Demography and Social Statistics₦68,700
Political Science₦68,700
Sociology and Anthropology₦68,700
International Relations₦68,700
Public Administration₦68,700
Management & Accounting₦68,700
Local Government and Development Studies₦68,700
Education Technology & Library Studies₦68,700
Adult Education and Lifelong Learning₦68,700
Educational Foundations and Counseling₦68,700
Arts and Social Sciences Education₦68,700
Science and Technology Education₦68,700
Educational Management₦68,700
Institute of Education₦68,700
Physical and Health Education₦68,700
Agricultural and Environmental Engineering₦79,700
Chemical Engingeering₦79,700
Civil Engineering₦79,700
Computer Science and Engineering₦79,700
Materials Science and Engineering₦79,700
Electronic and Electrical Engineering₦79,700
Food Science and Technology₦79,700
Mechanical Engineering₦79,700
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development₦79,700
Agricultural Economics₦79,700
Crop Production₦79,700
Animal Science₦79,700
Family, Nutrition & Consumer Sciences₦79,700
Soil Science₦79,700
Anatomy and Cell Biology₦82,700
Medical Biochemistry₦82,700
Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics₦82,700
Physiological Sciences₦82,700
Nursing Sciences₦82,700
Medical Rehabilitation₦82,700
Medicine and Surgery₦82,700
Estate Management₦79,700
Quantity Survey₦79,700
Urban and Regional Planning₦79,700

OAU School Fees Procedures

All payments MUST be initiated from the University PORTAL by clicking on “PAYMENT OF FEES” from the student’s Home Page to download PAYMENT SLIP for each type of payment you want to make, i.e. separate PAYMENT SLIP for Acceptance, MainFees and Accommodation (optional).

The University PORTAL will determine the type of payments available for you. For example, if you are granted a BEDSPACE, the Accommodation fee will automatically appear.

Please do not pay for accommodation until you have secured a BEDSPACE, as students will not refund such payment.

Present two copies of the printed PAYMENT SLIP to any branch of the Bank you select on the PORTAL for payment.

It is expected that Bank will collect a copy while you keep a copy for yourself after stamping by Bank.

OAU Online Screening

  • Upload your digital passport photograph of dimension 360 X 400 Pixels (10cm X 11cm) in JPEG format with a Skye Blue background. Maximum size of 50 KB.
  • Upload your digital signature of dimension 110 X 44 Pixels (3cm X 1cm) in JPEG format with a white background—the maximum size of 3 KB.
  • Verification of your Particulars. You will be required to correct any error discovered
  • Load your certificate’s details online
  • Scan your certificates, including your Birth Certificate, in JPEG format, and upload them
  • Upon completing (i) – (v) above, the system will allow you to print your SCREENING CERTIFICATE if you meet the screening requirements. You will later submit it with the photocopies of your credentials, including your Birth Certificate, to your Faculty Secretary to activate you for issuance of your Matriculation Number. If your ONLINE Screening is NOT successful, report with your credentials to your Faculty Secretary for further screening.
  • Download the following items for your use and complete the Medical forms for submission at the Health Centre for your medical registration. The items are:- OAU ROAD MAP, HARMATTAN SEMESTER LECTURE TIME-TABLE, ENTRANCE MEDICAL EXAMINATION FORM, HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE, UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION REGULATIONS, LIBRARY INFORMATION and SPORTS REGULATION.

Admission Requirements

  • Five ‘O’ Level credits in not more than two (2) sittings must be in subjects as specified by the respective Departments.
  • Commerce, Book Keeping, and Financial Accounting are not acceptable in any of the Social Sciences Departments at UTME and ‘O’ Level.

Department of Demography and Social Statistics

UTME Subjects

English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and any one of

  • Government
  • Geography
  • Physics/Chemistry/Biology

‘O’ Level Requirements

English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Geography/Government, and anyone from History/Biology/Physics/Chemistry/Agricultural Science/ Literature-in English/Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa/CRS/IRK/Computer Studies/Further Mathematics/Civic Education/Data Processing. 

Department of Economics

UTME Subjects

English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Geography or Government.

‘O’ Level Requirements

English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Geography/Government, History/CRS/IRK/Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa/Literature-in-English/Chemistry/Physics/Biology/Agricultural Science/Further Mathematics/Civic Education/ Computer Studies/Data Processing. 

Department of Geography

  • UTME Subjects: English Language, Geography, and any two from:
    • Economics
    • Government
    • Mathematics 
    • Physics 
    • Chemistry
    • Biology/Agricultural Science.
  • “O’ Level Requirements: English Language, Mathematics, Geography, and any two subjects from Economics, Government, Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Physics, History/Literature-in-English/Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa/CRS/IRS, Civic Education, Computer Studies, Data Processing/Animal Husbandry.

Department of Political Science

UTME Subjects

English Language, Government, and any two from Economics, Geography, Literature-in-English, CRS/IRS, Mathematics.

‘O’ Level Requirements

English Language, Mathematics, Government, and any subjects: Economics, Geography, Literature-in-English, CRS/IRS, Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa, History, Civic Education, Data Processing, Computer Studies, Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Agricultural Science.

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

UTME Subjects

English Language, Government, Economics and anyone from Geography, Literature-in-English, CRS/IRS, Mathematics.

‘O’ Level Requirements

English Language, Mathematics, Government, Economics, and one of the subjects: Geography, Literature in English, CRS/IRS, Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa, History, Civic Education, Data Processing, Computer Studies, Physics/Chemistry/ Biology/Agricultural Science.

Department of Psychology

UTME Subjects

English Language and any three from;

‘O’ Level Requirements

English Language, Mathematics, Biology and any other two (2) subjects from the following: Economics, Government, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, History, Literature-in-English, Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa, CRS/IRS, Agricultural Science, Civic Education, Data Processing, Computer Studies.

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

  • UTME Subjects: English Language, Mathematics and any two from:
    • Literature-in-English
    • Geography
    • CRS/IRS
    • Government
    • History
    • Economics 
  • ‘O’ Level Requirements: English Language, Mathematics, and any three of the following subjects: Economics, Government, Geography, Literature-in-English, Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa, Physics, Chemistry, IRS/CRS, History, Visual Arts, Music, Biology, Agricultural Science, Civic, Education, Data Processing, Computer Studies.  

Direct Entry Admission Requirements

ProgrammeCertified TypeA-LevelNational DiplomaMin. Grade
B.Sc. Demography and Social StatisticsUMEMathematics/Statistics and any two from Economics, Geography, Government. ND/HND Maths/Statistics; ND/HND Statistics Upper Credit
B. Sc.  Economics  UMEEconomics and any two from Government, Geography, Mathematics and Statistics.ND/HND Maths/Statistics; ND/HND Statistics Upper Credit
B.Sc. GeographyUMEGeography and any two subjects in Science or Humanities.ND/HND: Surveying and Geoinformatics Land Surveying Urban and Regional Planning Statistics Mathematics  Tourism Upper Credit   Upper Credit    Upper Credit 
B. Sc.  Political Science UMEGovernment and any two from Economics, Geography, Religious Studies and Mathematics, HistoryND/HND Public Administration and Local Government Studies Upper Credit
B. Sc.  Politics, Philosophy, & Economics UMEGovernment, Economics and anyone from Geography, CRS/IRK, Mathematics, HistoryND/HND Public Administration and Local Government Studies ND/HND Mathematics/Statistics, ND/HND StatisticsUpper Credit
B. Sc. Psychology UMEBiology and any two from Economics, Government, Chemistry and Physics Registered Nursing (RN) Certificate  ND/HND in Social Work  ND/HND in Medical Laboratory Science Upper Credit
B. Sc. Sociology and AnthropologyUMEAny three from Geography, Government, History, Economics, Sociology, Christian Religious Studies or Islamic Religious Knowledge ND/HND in Mass Communication ND/HND in Social Work  ND/HND in Maths./Statistics Upper Credit

OAU Age Limit for Admission

The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) age limit for admission is sixteen (16) years.

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187 thoughts on “List of OAU Courses, School Fees and Their Requirements 2024”

  1. Pls my son just put in for this year’s JAMB and his 1st choice is OAU to study BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. What are the o’level requirement for this course? And what score should he have in jamb that will make him stand a good chance for admission?

    • Hello Mr Shay,

      The O’level subject combination for Business Administration is Five (5) SSC credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics, plus any two (2) of Accounting, Business Methods, Commerce, Government, Geography, and Statistics.

      He needs to target above 250 in JAMB to stand a good chance for admission.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

  2. Hello, good afternoon.
    Is banking and finance accredited in OAU?
    Can you apply for DE in management and accounting if you studied Insurance during your ND program?

    • Ife,

      OAU does not offer Banking and Finance.

      Here is the direct entry requirement for Management & Accounting;

      (i) Upper Credit at ND/HND in Accounting, Banking & ‘Finance/Business Administration

      (ii) ATSWA (Final Stage)

      (iii) ICAN or ACCA (Foundation Level)

      (iv) Credit Passes at A’Level in which one must be in Economics or Accounting

        • Unfortunately, as of today, February 4, 2024, there isn’t an “ATSWA final stage” admission process.

          The Accounting Technicians Scheme West Africa (ATSWA) is a three-level program, where each level consists of four subjects. Upon successfully completing all three levels, you earn an AAT Certificate, not a final stage admission.

          If you have any further questions about the ATSWA program or the admission process, let me know.

  3. Good day
    I have a OND CERTIFICATE ON STATISTICS with Distinction.

    Can I go for Direct Entry into OAU to study demography and social statisticsand what is their school fees for the course and the process for going for the course.

    • Yes, you can go for Direct Entry into Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) to study Demography and Social Statistics with your OND Certificate on Statistics with Distinction.

        • Yes, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) accepts direct entry for Mass Communication with an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) degree. The following are the direct entry requirements for Mass Communication at OAU:

          Upper Credit at ND/HND in any discipline.
          A’Level Credit Passes in three Subjects including Mass Communication.
          In addition to the above requirements, you must also have four credit level passes in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent, including English Language, Literature in English and an approved science subject plus a pass in Mathematics.

          If you meet all of the above requirements, you can apply for direct entry admission to Mass Communication at OAU. To do this, you will need to register for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Direct Entry examination and select OAU as your institution of choice. You will also need to submit a copy of your OND transcript and other required documents to OAU.

      • Hii Good evening blessing
        I applied to study zoology
        I had d7 in physics in my o level and my subject combination for jamb were physic, biology, English and chemistry.
        Do you think I can be transferred to another course?

        • Hello Temi,

          The O’level subject combination for Zoology is Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology and two (2) other Science subject.

          You stand a chance for Zoology.

  4. I scored 234 in jamb can i study computer science with maths in oau without a credit in physics in o’level since the brochure says i can use chemisty biology and tech. Drawing

  5. I scored 237 in jamb, can I gain admission to study computer science and economics in oau, also when is the closing date for post time registration

  6. Good day

    Can I go for Direct Entry into OAU to study mechanical engineering and what is their school fees on mechanical engineering and the process for going for mechanical engineering.

    • Yes, Chidozie

      You are eligible for admission.

      You can find the school fees schedule in the article.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

    • Yes, OAU accepts direct entry from SLT ND to Biochemistry. The requirements are as follows:

      1. A Higher National Diploma (HND) in Science Laboratory Technology with at least a lower credit in the following subjects:
      – Biology
      – Chemistry
      – Mathematics

      2. A minimum of 21 points in the relevant UTME subjects, which are Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

      3. A pass in the OAU Direct Entry Screening Examination.

    • Oluwafemi,

      Check the post to see the school fees breakdown for Medicine and Surgery.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

  7. pls,does Oau currently offers mass com as a course and do i have the chances of getting admmited with jamb score of 246.
    If yes,i would love to know its overall cutoff mark

  8. Good morning,
    I applied for direct entry medicine and surgery. Pls, will I be writing post utme as well or there is a screening method aside postutme for direct entry student?

  9. Pls sir, how much in total will it cost someone to gain admission in OAU, including accomodation fee?

    • The postgraduate fees for international students at OAU vary depending on the program and the level of study. For example, the tuition fee for a Master of Arts (MA) degree in English is N120,000, while the tuition fee for a PhD degree in Computer Science is N170,000.

      In addition to tuition fees, international students at OAU are also required to pay a number of other fees, including:

      1. Application fee: N20,000
      2. Acceptance fee: N20,000
      3. Examination fee: N10,000
      4. Library fee: N10,000
      5. ID card fee: N5000
      6. Health insurance fee: N5000

  10. I need information concerning the school about their admission and their cut off mark for microbiology and what’s their school fee

    • Jessica,

      Your chances are low at OAU.

      But you can get admission for Accounting at a less competitive school.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

  11. I need more enlighten about the DE registration and how can I forward my transcript from the awarding institute to OAU admission office ile – ife

    • Hello Kenneth,

      Concerning forwarding of your transcript.

      Your school registrar office will forward your transcript to OAU admission office at your request.

      What other information do you need about the DE registration?

  12. What’s oau fees to pay every semester for engineering please and do you know a approximate amount to be spent when joining the university including house rent …

    • Emmanuel,

      The OAU fees are paid per academic session (first and second semesters).

      Concerning accommodation, it depends on if you want to live in the hostel.

    • Kim,

      The Mechanical Engineering cut off mark will be out after the Post UTME exams.

      Ensure you target above 280 as your aggregate.

  13. Is there any statistics as a course for a direct entry student and if there is what is the direct entry admission requirements

  14. Please I need some to enlighten me more about OAU cos I’ll be writing jamb next year… And any WhatsApp grp please 🙏

  15. Good day, please is commercial pilot license offered in the aviation training institute and what is the requirement for admission?
    Thank you.

  16. I want to do direct entry to OAU next year (2023) pls what are the requirements to study statistics course and is it necessary to apply for another jamb next year ?

    • Yes, Esther

      You must take the JAMB direct entry form for OAU.

      The other requirements are your degree result/transcript.

      Also, you need the relevant O’level subject combination.

    • Hello Lawrence,

      The subject combination for Law in OAU includes English language, Literature in English and any 2 social or art subjects.

      The general cut-off mark is 200 and the aggregate cut-off mark for Law has not yet been fixed but a score above 270 will do.

    • Dear David,

      Do you mean Civil Engineering?
      If you meant Civil Engineering, the course combination include English language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

    • Dear Rebecca,

      The compulsory subjects for English studies in OAU are English Language and Literature in English. Government and Other art or social subjects can be used to complete it.

  17. Can I include civic education in my o level result to study international relations in oau.with math eng econs and govt.

    • No, Kemi

      The OAU school fees are different from the acceptance fees.

      Let me know if you have further questions.


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