Cheapest Universities In Nigeria – It is truism that the cost of training a child in any Nigerian university is expensive, but it is also apparent that the school fee of some universities in Nigeria is extraordinarily cheap. For this reason, I vehemently disagree with the proposition which asserts that universities in Nigeria are expensive. Today, I will be making a list of the cheapest universities in Nigeria.

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Thus, if you have been searching for a cheap university to attend in Nigeria, this article is the ideal one to find them. In other to make this article comprehensive, I will not only mention the cheapest universities in Nigeria. I will attach the current school fees of all the universities mentioned here. Without wasting much time, lets quickly see the universities in Nigeria with low school fees.

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Cheapest universities in Nigeria 2019

Below are the cheapest universities in Nigeria and their school fees range:

  1. University of Ibadan (UI) N20,000 – N60,000       
  2. University of Lagos (UNILAG) N20,000 – N65,000
  3. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) N30,000 – N63,000
  4. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) N30,000 – N70,000
  5. University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) N20,000 – N36,000
  6. Amadu Bello University (ABU) N29,000 – N40,000
  7. University of Calabar (UNICAL) N22,000 – N44,000
  8. Bayero University (BUK) N25,000 – N60,000
  9. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) N20,000 – 49,000
  10. Federal University of technology, Owerri (FUTO) N48,000 – N60,000

Yeah! There you have the cheapest universities in Nigeria. That notwithstanding, if you need clearer information about these universities, I enjoin you to continue reading this article till the end. Note that the school fee amount stated above, are not the exert school fee paid for all the courses in the schools list above. It is the range of school fees paid by students.

Note: The universities above are not arranged in any particular order. The fact that a particular university is numbered “1”, those not mean that it is actually the cheapest in Nigeria.

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University of Ibadan (UI):

University of Ibadan (popularly called UI) is one of the best universities in Nigeria. It was also the first university to be established in Nigeria (1946). Basically, UI was created to contribute in the fight against colonialism in Nigeria. Currently, the university ranks top 1000 in the world according to Wikipedia. It will surprise you to also know that UI is one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria. This is apparently because, it is a federal university (Federal universities are often less expensive in Nigeria).

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No doubt, University of Ibadan (UI) is really one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria. If you want to attend a cheap and prestigious university in Nigeria, UI is the ideal university for you. Their school fees ranges from N20,000 to N60,000.

University of Lagos (UNILAG):

University of Lagos (UNILAG) is another super cool university in Nigeria. It is indeed, one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria. UNILAG was established is 1962 (two years after Nigeria got her independence), as a renowned federal university in the western part of Nigeria. Today, it is obviously the best university in the west and also one of the top 5 in the country.

cheap universities in Nigeria

Like every other federal university, UNILAG is extraordinarily cheap. Their school fees ranges from N20,000 to N65,000. UNILAG is really good for every student in Nigeria. I enjoin you to apply for the school if you don’t have enough economic power to attend expensive schools in Nigeria.

Must read: UNILAG departmental cutoff mark is out!

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU):

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is another awesome school you can attend in Nigeria. The university is located at Ile-ife, Osun state, Nigeria. OAU was established in 1961 to enhance the growing of educated and productive youths in the country. Currently, I can boldly assert that the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University has achieved its aim to a very large extent.

Cheap universities in Nigeria 2019, 2020

OAU is currently one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria. The range of school fee paid by OAU students is N30,000 to N50,000. Trust me; Obafemi Awolowo University is a very good idea for students who want to attend a cheap university in Nigeria.

University of Nigeria, Nsukka  (UNN):

If you have been searching for a good and cheap university to attend in Nigeria, University of Nigeria, Nsukka is the perfect university for you. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (also called UNN) is located at Nsukka, Enugu state, Nigeria. Due to the cheap and competitive nature of UNN, it is considered to be one of the most populated universities in Nigeria. It ranks top 3 according to webometrick university ranking. It is worthwhile to also note that UNN is the indigenous university of Nigeria established in 1960.

UNN is one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria

UNN 2019 school fees ranges from N30,000 to N70,000 only. One striking thing about UNN is that, the more you stay in the school, the lower your school fees. Indeed, UNN is one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria now. You can give them a try.

Also Read: see UNN departmental cutoff mark for 2019/2020 academic session

University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)

University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) is one of the oldest universities in Nigeria. It was established in 1988 at FCT Abuja (Federal capital of Nigeria). Following its establishment, UNIABUJA made efforts to improve the standard of learning in Nigeria. Even till today, UNIABUJA is well respected as it is the only government university located in Abuja.

School fee in the University of Abuja is super cheap. Students in UNIABUJA pay N18,000 to N36,000 only for one session in the university. Now you will agree with me that UNIABUJA is one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria today. I personally advise students in Abuja who is searching for a cheap university to apply for UNIABUJA now.

Amadu Bello University (ABU):

This list wouldn’t have been complete without the Amadu Bello University (ABU). ABU is probably the cheapest university in Nigeria. The university is located at Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria. It is evidently the best university in the northern part of Nigeria today. Suffice it to say that ABU Zaria is one of the top 7 (seven) universities in Nigeria.

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ABU school fees range is N18,000 – N40,000 only. It is undoubtedly true that ABU is cheap. Note that ABU is a federal university. This means that the university is open to students from every part of Nigeria. If you really want to attend a cheap university in Nigeria, you can give ABU a try.

University of Calabar (UNICAL):

This might take you aback, but it is actually true. University of Calabar (UNICAL) is one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria. It was established 1975 at Cross river, Calabar, Nigeria. Historically, UNICAL was a campus of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). However, in 1975 UNCAL became a full fledged university. In Nigeria toady, UNICAL is one of the most beautiful universities in Nigeria. It is also one of the best when it comes to “good education standard’ in Nigeria.

Fortunately, University of Calabar (UNICAL) is one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria. School fees in UNICAL ranges from N22,000 to N44,000 0nly. Trust me; you will love this university. It is one of the best in Nigeria today.

Must read: UNICAL 2019/2020 cutoff mark is out

Bayero University (BUK)

Bayero University (BUK) is the best university, located in Kano state Nigeria. The university was established in 1977 to help in the development of education in Nigeria. Bayero University (BUK) was first called “Amadu Bello college” when it was created. This name was later changed to what it is today. In my opinion, students who want to attend a cheap university in the north, should apply for admission in Bayero University (BUK).

The university allows the study of divergent courses. Her school fees ranges from N25,000 to N60,000 only.  From this it is evident that Bayero University (BUK) is one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria.

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB):

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) is also one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria. The university was created in 1988 by the federal government of Nigeria, so as to improve agricultural development in Nigeria. However, it should be noted that even though Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta is a university of agriculture, the university also allow the study of other courses.

Cheap universities in Nigeria

The range of school fee in Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) is N20,000 to N42,000 only. No doubt, it is one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria this 2019.

Federal University of technology, Owerri (FUTO)

Last on my list of the cheapest universities in Nigeria is the Federal University of technology, Owerri (FUTO). FUTO is probably the cheapest university of technology in Nigeria. The university was established in 1980 so as to enhance technological development in Nigeria. Today, FUTO is also one of the most populated universities in Nigeria. It has about 30,000 students currently schooling in it.

which university is the cheapest in Nigeria

FUTO school fee ranges from N48,000 to N60,000. This it obviously not expensive when compared with the amount paid by students in other universities in Nigeria. I recommend this university for any student in Nigeria who want to study any engineering course in Nigeria. FUTO is undoubtedly the best university for science and technology in Nigeria.

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For now, these are the cheapest universities in Nigeria. So, if you do not have the money to attend one of those expensive universities in Nigeria, you can give any of the universities mentioned above a try. Meanwhile, if you still have any question to ask me about any of the universities above, do that using the comment section. Also, if you want me to personally recommend any university for you, simply send me an email. Trust me; I will give you a quick reply.

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