Federal Universities remain the most prestigious in the country, and as such they are the first choice institutions for many of the young people. Interestingly, this list of federal universities in Nigeria and their school fees shows that federal universities remain the cheapest option because their fees are a lot less than what many state universities and private institutions charge.

This is because many of these schools are heavily subsidized by the Federal Government, and as such there is some form of control as to the tuition fees accepted by each of these universities. Nevertheless, there is no uniformity; in their tuition fees, and as such some charge more while others charge less.

Students looking to gain admission to Nigerian Universities may find this information particularly useful; finances are an important part of what makes higher education achievable.

List of Federal Universities In Nigeria And Their School Fees 2023 {Accredited}

1. University Of Lagos (UNILAG)

Science New Students: N55,000

Non Science New Students: N50,000,

While Old Students is around N15,000.

2. Federal University Of Technology Akure (FUTA)

New Students: N83,940 (with tablet),

Old Students: N13,560

3. Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)

New Students: N48,300- N50,000,

Old Students: N33,000.

4. Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)

Sciences New Students: N65,920

Non-Sciences New Students: N60,920

Old students: N20,100.

5. Usman Danfodio University Sokoto (UDUSOK)

New Students: ₦ 65,700.00

Old Students:   ₦36,400.00

6. University Of Uyo (Uniuyo)

Medical: N60,000,

Old Students: Average Of N56,000 Per Year, Depending On Department.

7. University Of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)

Medical: N50,000

New Students: ₦61,340

Old Students: ₦45,340

Returning Students will have to check the exact amount to be paid by students of their department on the school website.

8. University Of Benin (UNIBEN)

New Students: ₦61,340

Returning Students: ₦45,340

9. University Of Calabar (UNICAL)

Fresh Students: Average of N61,000

Returning Students: Average of N46,000

Final Year Students: Average of N50,000

10. Federal University Of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA)

New Students: N61,000

Old Students: N28,000

11. Federal University Of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

Engineering and Medicine: N62,000, Others: N60,000

Returning Students: N20,250 (for 200l),

N18,250 (for 300l and above).

12. Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (ABU Zaria)

New Students: N44,000

Returning Students: N14,500 to N39,500

Returning Students should check the school website to find the exact fees to be paid by students of their departments.

13. Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU)

New Students: ₦53,000

Returning Students: ₦43,000

14. Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE)

New Students: ₦90,000

Returning Students: ₦48,000

15. University Of Abuja (UNIABUJA)

New Students: ₦90,000

Returning Students: ₦48,000

Returning Students have to check their exact fees at the school website.

16. Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI)

New Students: N44,000

Old Students: N41,000

There are small variations in the school fees depending on the particular department one is studying at, or intending to study at. Therefore, students need to check with the university website to see the exact amount that they have to pay according to their department.

17. Federal University Dutsin-MA (FUDMA)

New Students: ₦29,000

Returning Students: ₦29,000

New students still need to check how much is to be paid by their department.

18. University Of Ilorin (UNILORIN)

New Students: N42,500

Returning Students: N30,000

Returning students should note that this figure is an average figure, and that their exact fees as displayed on the school website (according to department) may be more or slightly less.

19. Federal University Of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE)

New Students: N70,150

Returning Students: N50,000

20. University of Ibadan (UI)

New Students: N40,000

Returning Students: N30,000

There are some variations in the exact amounts to be paid, depending on the department where the individual student is studying.

21. Federal University Wukari (FUWUKARI)

Science New Students: 43,500

Non Science New Students: N41,000

Old Students: N25,000

22. Federal University Otuoke (FUOTUOKE)

New Students Arts: N71,500

Science N81,500

Old Students: N47,500 to N57,000

23. Federal University Lokoja (FULOKOJA)

New Students: N50,000

Old Students: N41,000

24. Federal University Lafia (FULAFIA)

New Students: N50,000

Old Students: N45,000.

25. Federal University Dutse (FUD)

Fresh students: N66,800

Returning Students: N40,000 to N55,000

26. University Of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)

Fresh Students: ₦92,150 to ₦127,150

Returning Students: ₦45,340


The government of earlier years thoroughly understood the vital role education plays in the life of an individual, and how that will invariably help a nation develop. The free education system has always helped an individual who loves education but is hindered by the fee structure and price to study for every good and service, there must be a rewarding return or profit expected as an investor, that was what recent universities stood for in these days.

Many states and private individuals established universities to increase and improve their internally generated revenue while some are founded upon the fact to reduce the stress of long journeys most of their citizens embark on in order to get access to education. 

Among all universities in the country, the federal universities maintained very low tuition fees and strive to reduce the burden of education cost on a citizen of the country. The federal government universities maintained different prices which vary from time to time as time and season may warrant but the standing factors, it is always made accessible and less burden on students and parents shouldering the responsibilities of their different wards.

Different fights as emanated from different federal universities which are all on record as a result of an effort to increase tuition fees and another imposing fee by the management of federal universities. This emanated as a result of students not in synchrony with the imposed or purported increased and most of their struggles have yielded and resulted in an immediate reversal of the decision taken by the Senate of such universities.


Some aspirants and students of different federal universities have on several occasions expressed dissatisfaction with the inconsistency in the tuition fees of Federal Universities in Nigeria.

The following are some reasons why Federal Universities often differ in their tuition fees, especially as against other schools.


Different universities offer different courses and discipline to expose students to the nitty-gritty of the profession to opt-in for, but not all universities operate all courses and discipline, there are no major reasons why such courses can’t be offered if not for cost incurred in-process and prospects of the discipline, either in purchase of apparatus, technical support, demanding instructors and number of required hands needed in such field.

In lieu of these, efforts are made to alleviate the cost incurred in the process and to sustain the availability of such courses in the universities, there is always a need for an increase in the tuition fee of such students in that particular depart.

Some go on excursions and other fact-finding trips just to increase and widen their scope of understanding that course, all this has a ripple effect on the school fee of that course. Take for example medicine and political scientists, geology, and mathematics, there are always differences in scope and approach.


Some courses are short of hands, they are short of instructors, which makes every university to place a high demand on them, and the few ones available are jostle for by different universities with an enticing price structure, all this has a vital role to play on the school fee for such students in that department.

And some courses have no facilitators at all in the country, the facilitators are invited from a neighboring country who have the expertise and most time, students are sponsor to travel out of the country for a particular period to learn under the tutelage of that facilitators so as to bring about effective learning and certification of that course in that field. All this has an effect on school fee of the courses


Some courses are less competitive, they have enough people in that field cost the management less and invariably reduce the cost of that depart as the case may be.


Some departments are taken care of by sponsors from a particular firm just no train students who will be recruited into their system so as to reduce the cost and time of scouting for people who have a technical know-how in such discipline, this will place a reduction in the school fee of such department and shoulder most of the responsibilities on the sponsors.


There are some states who are deficient of students, the youths and potential students in such areas have zero value for education, some of their religion even discourage formal education, more of their religious education is more emphasized and only reckon within such area. So as to encourage more students and improve on the education sector of such a community, a less demanding fee places on every course, in fact, some incentives are attached to some department that is able to produce graduates from such department.

Obviously, education is not cheap, but federal universities have as a matter of fact made it possible to access education as a token fee that is convenient for most students to pay, the highest federal universities with highest school fee is about 35,000 naira which is a very good price compare to other universities owned by states and other individuals.



As shown by this list of federal universities in Nigeria, the major purpose of these hallowed institutions is not to make money but to extend the opportunity to get quality education to as many people as possible.