Obafemi Awolowo University is a University owned by the Federal Government of  Nigeria. It is located in the city of ile ‘ife, osun state in Nigeria.

It was founded in 1961, but it started lectures in Oct 1962 as the University of Ife by the government of western Nigeria. It was later remained as Obafemi Awolowo University on may 12 1987. This was done in honour of chief Obafemi Awolowo who was the first premier of western Nigeria. The school has about 35,000 students and the Vice Chancellor of the university is in person of Eyitope Ogunbodede.


The university offers both the postgraduate and undergraduate programs in different fields of study and specialization ranging from medical sciences, social sciences,natural sciences, engineering, technology, arts and humanities.


All faculties in the university numbers 13 and the colleges are 2.

The college of health science and the postgraduate college.


The school has a massive library which is named Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library. The library is located strategically in the hearth of the campus and it has 2 multi storey wings. It has internet connectivity and a seating capacity of two thousand five hundred student. There are over three hundred thousand titles and seven hundred and sixty thousand volumes of monographs and other materials in their numerous number including audio and visual materials in this library.

The school has a well equipped medical center with qualified nurses and doctors.

Perhaps, you would pike to apply to this university, here is the requirements and various fees.


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Requirements For Admission Into Obafemi Awolowo University

Candidate who are eligible to apply are those who has made Obafemi Awolowo University their first choice in Jamb and have at least a score of two hundred in jamb. Also, all those who registered for Direct Entry can apply.

  1. Applicant must have credit passes in the five relevant O’level subject in waec or its equivalent, at not more than two sittings. The passes includes English and mathematics.



How To Check OAU Admission

Checking of OAU admission is done online just like all other schools. You can access you admission status on their portal, and also on jamb caps.



To Check Your OAU Admission Status, Follow The Steps Below

1 Type in eportal.oauife.edu.ng/admissions.php into the address box in your browser.

2 Fill in the displayed boxes with your admission year and also your Jamb registration number, and click the submit button on the screen.

3 Your admission status would be displayed once the page has load completely.


Fees For Different Courses

Below is a summary of fees to be paid.

Faculty, Programmes, and Charges Per Session





Apart from these fees, there are other fees to be paid such as bed allocation, course registration, hostel fee, developmental levy of eighteen thousand naira which is to be paid once and other departmental fees as the case arises.


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