How To Apply For NOUN Admission 2024

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Admission Form and Requirements, Admission Form for SSCE, Diploma, Undergraduate, Masters, Postgraduate and Ph.D. Degree Programme, The NOUN Admission Procedure For 2024 Academic Session and the deadlines.

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is excited to announce that the NOUN admission form for the 2024_1 academic session is now available for purchase. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who are looking to further their education and take the next step in their academic journey.

NOUN offers a wide range of courses to choose from, including certificates, diplomas, undergraduate, postgraduate diplomas, master’s degree programmes and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes. So, whether you’re just starting out or looking to advance your career, NOUN has something for everyone.

Brief Intro About The National Open University of Nigeria

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is a leading institution of distance learning in Africa. Established in 1983, NOUN provides access to quality education for individuals who are unable to attend traditional universities due to work or family obligations.

The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in diverse fields such as Law, Art, Health Science, Education, Management, Social Sciences and Sciences.

One of the unique features of NOUN is its use of modern technology to deliver course materials to students. The university has a state-of-the-art e-library and provides students with access to online resources, including video lectures and interactive quizzes.

The university is also noted for its flexibility and affordability. Students can enrol at any time and study at their own pace, making it an ideal option for working professionals. Additionally, NOUN’s tuition fees are significantly lower than those of traditional universities in Nigeria.

NOUN is an excellent choice for anyone looking to further their education while balancing other responsibilities. With its cutting-edge technology, flexible study options, and affordable tuition, NOUN is well-positioned to help students achieve their academic and career goals.

Benefits of studying at NOUN

  • The ability to study at your own pace
  • The flexibility to choose your own courses
  • The opportunity to earn a degree from a reputable university

Mode of Study in NOUN

  • Academic Sessions: NOUN runs on a full-term basis with flexible terms. Flexible in the sense that individuals are allowed to progress at their own will’s pace. In order words, students are free to choose how they progress in their academic curriculum. The institution is semester oriented rather than session.
  • Student Portal: This is more or less the students’ dashboard where every activity as regards registrations are carried out. Such registration includes generation of RRR, payment of school fees, registration of courses and exams, printing of I.D card, as well as checking of results and submission of tutor marked assignments. Academic histories and exam results are also stored on the portal.
  • Facilitation: This is a kind of lecture carried out by the lecturers of the university for students in 100 and 900 levels. It is not compulsory but vital for all the students. It is geared towards intimating the students with their course materials. It is however not a criterion for doing well academically as far as NOUN is concerned. Extensive reading of the course materials is. This is because the facilitation is always for a very short period in a given semester and the facilitators hardly touch half of the course materials. The facilitators are not the ones that set the exam question, as questions are sent directly from the headquarters and according to the content of the course material.
  • Tutor-Marked Assignment (TMA) The tutor-marked assignment is part of the academic curriculum at the National Open University of Nigeria. It is an online based test that is geared towards helping in developing regular study habits in students and giving students practice in writing responses to questions thereby having a kind of rehearsal in the preparation for the final examination especially in 100 and 200 levels. It, however, carries 30% of the total grade of any course.
  • Course Materials: Every course in NOUN has its own material both in print and electronic copies. These are lecture-like books designed in such a way to represent classroom lectures. They are written in units and grouped in modules. The books are not sold separately but are distributed according to the courses registered by the students. The print copies are, however, subject to first come first serve basis and when they are exhausted in a given semester, students are then referred to the electronic copies online.
  • Examinations: NOUN’s exams are in two forms, e-exam(cbt) and pen on paper (POP). The e-exam is for 100 and 200-level students while the POP is for 300-level and above. All law courses are POP.



1. An applicant for undergraduate admission

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) admission requirements for undergraduate programmes vary depending on the programme of study. However, the general requirements include:

  • Minimum of five (5) O’level credits in relevant subjects at not more than two (2) sittings
  • Minimum of two (2) A’level passes in relevant subjects
  • Minimum of credit pass in NCE in relevant course – For direct entry
  • National Diploma (ND) with at least Lower Credit in relevant disciplines – For direct entry
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of third-class division in relevant disciplines – For direct entry
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least Lower Credit in relevant disciplines – For HND conversion

2. An applicant for postgraduate admission

  • An applicant for postgraduate admission into NOUN is normally expected to have a minimum of a first degree ( second class lower) for masters or HND for PGD in a related field in addition to 5 O-Level credits including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Additional requirements might apply for some programmes and these can be viewed after selecting the Programme and entry level at the Faculty’s admission page.

3. An applicant for PhD Programme

  • Candidates must possess a good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) or any university recognised by the Senate of NOUN, with a CGPA not below 4.00 on a 5.00 scale. Some Departments may seek higher CGPA, while all Ph.D. candidates will be subjected to oral/written interviews.
  • Also, candidates with a CGPA not below 3.50 on a 5.00 scale can apply for PhD/MPhil admission. They must possess a good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) or any university recognised by the Senate of NOUN. Candidates will be subjected to oral/written interviews.
  • Candidates applying for PhD Law must possess Master of Laws (LLM) degree or MPhil from an approved university with a weighted average which shall not be less than 60% or a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5.00-point scale. Candidates will be subjected to oral/written interviews

How Much is the National Open University of Nigeria Admission Form?

The NOUN admission form is 5,000 Naira for the Undergraduate Programme, the Postgraduate Admission form is 7,500 Naira while PhD admission form is 10,000 Naira.


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  • The first thing you need to do is to open your web browser e.g Opera Mini, Uc Web Or Chrome, and Visit the National open university for Nigeria admission portal  NOTE:- Make use of google chrome browser for easy access
  • On the NOUN website home page, you will see different menu options. Click on APPLY at the top menu or click on APPLY FOR ADMISSION
  • Click on APPLY Select either to Apply for NOUN Undergraduate ProgrammeNOUN Postgraduate Admission or PhD Programme.
  • After you have chosen your Programme, Click on Choose Faculty (note it can be found at the left-hand side of the NOUN Application page)
  • Now select your Faculty (Select one of the Faculty from the list of Faculty available e.g NOUN Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Arts, Faculty Of Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty Of LAW, Faculty Of Management Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences)
  • Choose a programme of Study
  • Select “Level” and “View subject required” to view compulsory subjects required for NOUN admission into BNSc Nursing (Note: I am using Nursing as an example don’t go and fill it)

These are the subject requirements of the Nursing programme:







Credit passes in five subjects which must include the following:
Subject Min Grade
Biology C6
Chemistry C6
English Language C6
Mathematics C6
Physics C6
Registered Midwifery  
Registered Nurse (rn)


  • Now Click “Apply” to proceed to payment.

Here is the type of message that will appear on your screen: You have chosen to apply for BNSc Nursing in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The application fee for this programme is N5,000.00 (Five Thousand Naira Only)

  • Click Proceed and Input details on the newly opened portal page
  • Choose the Bank branch as payment type and Click Pay
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  • Copy and take the RRR number to any bank branch for payment
  • You can also pay online through


  • Perform 1st Step, 2nd Step, 3rd Step above
  • After performing step 1-3, Click on Continue after payment
  • Input RRR Number, Select Programme, Level, and Click Proceed
  • Fill the NOUN Admission Form


1. Click “Submit”

2. Print your NOUN Provisional Admission Letter and the admission form

3. Upload your document to NOUN portal

3. Visit the study centre you choose during registration for your screening.

If you need help, EDUSPORTAL TEAM can help you to process your Admission and upload of credentials kindly contact us. Call/Whatsapp:- 08117413104 or CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR SERVICES

Required Documents For NOUN Admission Screening

The documents required during NOUN admission screening for New student clearance are the ORIGINAL and THREE photocopies of the following items:

  1. NOUN Admission letter
  2. Proof of ALL REQUIRED payments, such as deposit slips and/or a comprehensive printout of all expected payments. (right from the basic form of money, i.e N5,000 to the most recent payment, either normal school fees and/or course registration fees)
  3. O’level certificate (Original and photocopy)
  4. Birth certificate or sworn affidavit (not less than 5 years ago)
  5. Passport Photograph (not more than 3 months)


NOUN Admission List 2023

As of now, The National Open University of Nigeria doesn’t have a separate Page or Portal for checking of students (NOUN Admission List). So disregard any media disclosing the List of NOUN Admission List or something similar, and do report to us if you can.

What to do after being Admitted to NOUN


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  1. I’ve been trying to log into the student portal for over 2days now to generate RRR code to enable me pay for 1st semester 2018 registration all to no avail. If I enter and click on students login with the requirements, it will show that I have registered previously but haven’t done 1st semester reg. Please, someone should help me out. I’ve used Google chrome browser all to no avail.

  2. I already have a national diploma for banking and finance and want to apply for direct entry into noun. I was told accounting has been suspended, I also thought of changing my course to mass communication I don’t know how possible that will be and if it’s possible, what year will u start from?

      1. I already have national diploma in agricultural technology with lower credits and want to apply for direct entry in B. Agric (animal science).
        But one of the katsina noun officer told me it was only for thus that have diploma in animal science while I saw on your portal that diploma in agriculture is acceptable. Please help me

    1. Good morning Sir / Ma, I am an HND holder in accounting but with a pass grade and I have been working as a security professional with a position of a location manager, deployed to one of the commercial banks to work, is it possible for me to take up a PGD programmed in criminology and security studies considering my experience in the field? thank you.

  3. I have been trying t continue registration after payment, this is what I’m getting ???help me out because the closing date is Monday.

    Payment not yet effected. Please run Check RRR first and try again!


    1. 2018_1 registration is still going on, it will close on 14th of this month. Your friend can still apply for this session.
      New session will start in july/august 2018

      1. Hello.Mr GBENGA pls I need information am trying to enroll for a master program with the university have gone to their study center in Ikeja only to learn they have moved to VI pls I don’t want a situation after paying would not be able to proceed with registration their MSC program is what duration and when should I start the process of registration should I wait to July or I should pay before 14th of this month? Pls any infor will do thanks.will appreciate if u will send me a mail so I can contact u privately tanx.

  4. Good evening i will like to confirm if there is a WhatsApp group for making enquiry ,pls…. i want to find out more on msc for the next session

  5. I have HND lower credit in accounting, can I be admitted for Msc Financial Management though am almost through with PGd, just 2 course to write with the project only. Can I buy the Msc form now as well?

  6. please I want to know if it is possible for me to apply now for admission and when will a new section start? is it possible for me to start school this year if I apply for computer science

  7. Pls can i still apply for bsc math and computer science now ,
    And when should I start receiving lectures sir

  8. Please I have hnd upper in electrical and electronics engineering what level will I start from if am enrolling for information technology or physics

      1. Thanks for the response but I thought with higher national diploma I should start from 300level why is it 200level secondly is pgd still relevant in Nigeria?

  9. I gained admission in 2014 for computer science wrote 1st semester exams. I didn’t continue because i had an urgent business outside the country. Now can i continue or do i have to start afresh? What procedures should follow?

    1. after you generate RRR, go and pay in the bank.

      after payment, go back to the portal and continue the registration

  10. I have made payment and completed the form online. However, I am unable to print out application form and admission letter. I also tried to do a re-print using RRR and unique number and still did not get the letter (there was no option of 2019 in the semester drop down) . An exception ” either unique number is wrong or admission is pending” displays. Kindly advice (25-02-2019)

  11. Good evening everyone,

    Please i would like to know when the next semester is starting, I would like to run a post graduate program.

    When can i commence registration?

    Thank you

  12. Please sir I do not understand what RRR means can you explain am a fresher and I want to enroll into the school

  13. After the initial 70k for first semester, should I expect every other payment to be up to 70k or would there be a reduction in the fees?

    One more thing, can I study BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES at NOUN?

      1. Good morning sir, I have been trying to apply for undergraduate course as a fresher to be able to generate RRR. But the school portal is not showing the icon for APPLY FOR ADMISSION

  14. Good evening,
    Please I have been going through the registration page and one I am done with the page and I want to continue with payment ito is always showing wrong unique I’D.

    Please I rectify this

  15. Good morning sir, I have been trying to apply for undergraduate course as a fresher to be able to generate RRR. But the school portal is not showing the icon for APPLY FOR ADMISSION

  16. Good morning sir.
    Please I have interest in studying Masters in Public Health (MPH) in your institution. How do I go about this?

  17. Thank you for the information.pls my in my SSCE (Neco),I have Credit in mathematics but pass in English.. other subjects are ok.cani gain admission with this?

  18. I have a OTHM level 6 Diploma in business management I want to know if I can progress to post graduate diploma in business management in noun?

  19. Good afternoon
    Sir please I have OTHM level 6 Diploma in business management
    I want to know if I can progress to post graduate diploma in national open university of Nigeria.

  20. I want to apply for masters in educational administration and planning, please when is the next admission coming up?

  21. Good day sir.
    Does NOUN offer Mathematics at the level?
    When is the perfect time to apply for admission.

  22. Please I would like to know if registration is ongoing for Msc in public health. And are due dates for registration?

  23. Please I want do my masters programme here, can I use pgde results in nti as requirements for admission together with BSc from Unilorin

  24. I have a B.A degree in English literature and I want to apply for PGD in Education. Pls what is the duration and cost?

  25. Please, can I apply for a postgraduate diploma now or registration is closed for this academic session.thank you.

  26. Good morning sir, pls I have Bsc degree in environmental management and toxicology, can I apply for Masters in public health and is application form still out for 2022/2023

      1. I have Hnd in computé science and I want to do pgd in noun but am not seeing it a part of the course available, I only saw information technology.. is it the same

  27. Good day sir,
    Pls can a person differ an admission before paying school fees?
    If yes, how pls?

    Thank you

  28. Good afternoon. My name is Eddy. please i have HND in accounting and i want to apply for PGD in information Technology. can I and how do i go with it.


  29. I am a graduate from a school of health I studied community health plz can I get direct entry into 200l to study public health

      1. I am a graduate from Imo state university, I studied Education Biology. Is it possible for me to get direct entry into 200level In Nursing/Nursing science

  30. Pls I applied for admission and already paid through remita but when I tried to continue after payment I typed the RRR and other details and I clicked on submit next thing I saw was ‘error NR3D’
    pls what should I do.

  31. Dear Admission Team,

    Is there any specific time to apple for admission to NOUN?

    I want to apply.

    Kindly advise me.

    Thank you

      1. please sir, I’m having difficulties apply for admission
        is it possible I have your number so I can ask u one or two question privately?

  32. hi people please i have stopped my accounting programme at laspotech surulere campus now i work so i want to register here ? for new course

  33. I have some questions I would love to ask before I proceed with my application process. is there a number I can communicate privately please

  34. Hi, I just applied for 2023 1st semester and I have uploaded all the credentials, do I still need to go to NOUN study center for screening? and when is lectures likely to commence? thanks

  35. Sir, mine is, I study mathematics/economics during my nce, but my result is yet to be out. can I apply for NOUN using awaiting result. Also, can I apply for mathematics education, if I don’t have physics nor chemistry.

    Thank you sir

  36. Good afternoon sir,
    I have been trying to apply for PGD in Education, but after filling the first online form, it will ask me to enter a registration number sent to my email and no registration number has been send to me.. I tried it multiple times, still same issue… Please what do I do.

    Thank you sir for your time

  37. Please, I have Nigerian French Language Village (NFLV) diploma in French, can I use it for direct entry to study French?

  38. Good morning, Gbenga,
    I want to continue with the masters admission process, but when I click continue after payment, I will have ” payment record inserted, passport upload confirmed. as a feedback”. Why is it so?

  39. when can i register sir, and is philosophy undergraduate course available

    NOUN UNIVERSITY is online base or I need to vist study center to receive lecture daily?

    1. Registration is on now

      Philosophy is available

      you will apply online and goto the centre for screening.

  40. hello sir
    want to apply for admission when is d best time? and will I be receiving lecture at study center daily or online because I don’t understand what study center means please explain

  41. Could I get admission into level 3 in Information technology with lower credit in HND Statistics, please?

  42. Good evening sir.
    Is admission into NOUN through Jamb.
    Am I supposed to sit and pass Jamb.
    When is admission opened

  43. Greetings. I have credit in mathematics, English Chemistry,. biology and agric and e8 in physics. l also have NCE in chemistry and mathematics education. According to NOUN website, under the requirements to study bsc(Ed) chemistry and education,if you have NCE double major, you must combine it with olevel requirements of math, eng, bio, chem and phy, but if you have two NCE subjects relevant to the above degree course(in my case, NCE chemistry and mathematics), olevel requirements are not compulsory. Please I need clarifications. can I apply?

  44. Good afternoon Sir, I want to apply for January 2024, is admission still ongoing?

    2. Can my WAEC result: English math, physics, Economics, civic, biology, chemistry, agriculture be okay to do a BSC in information technology?

    3. Is it compulsory to pay all course fee and exam fee on registration?? or I can pay install mentally…

    Can I apply and start school in 2024 January from Enugu center??

  45. Good evening sir
    please can I use my WAEC and NABTEB results and mid wifery certificate to get admission into public health or nursing programme though I have D7 in my maths WAEC result but credit in maths In NABTEB results or should I use my NABTEB results and mid wifery certificate alone for admission and which course can I go for?

    when will January registration close?

  46. please can i still apply for addmission now
    and if am to apply for LLB in law, can i use only my O level result or their is specific level of education i need to acquire first

  47. Good afternoon sir,
    I want to enquire of admission is still ON for school of post graduate, I want to register for MBA .

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