NOUN Academic Calendar For 2023/2 Semester

NOUN Academic Calendar – The National Open University Of Nigeria Academic Calendar For 2023 Academic Session (First and Second Semester), NOUN Admission Form and Registration Closing Date, TMA Submission Schedule and Examination Date in 2023 Semester

This is to inform the general public and most especially all the New/Returning students of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) that the management of the institution has released the NOUN academic calendar for the year 2023 First and Second semester



The application form for admission into the National Open University Of Nigeria programme is opened, Course and Exam Registration are also open. Aspirants can apply and upload their credentials online for the clearance process.
According to the academic calendar, all registration was schedule to close on the 17th October 2023.


  • Facilitation (Online Lectures) at all NOUN eLearning portals will commence on 23rd January 2023. You should also collect your Textbooks/Course materials at your study Centre within this period.
  • All registrations in the 2023 Second Semester end in October 17th 2023
  • Matriculation will take place on 20th October, 2023
  • 2023 Convocation (Graduation) will take place on March 25th 2024 – see NOUN 2024 Graduation List
  • NOUN IT/SIWES defence would run for 4weeks.
  • Pen on Paper (POP [Hand written) examinations (It is for OLDER students in 300L to 800L) this exam will begin on the 24th October 2023 end on 13th October 2023
  • E-Examination exercise (Computer Based – It’s for new students in 100L to 200L) this exam will begins on the 20th November 2023 and ends on 13th November 2023
  • Project Moderation and Defense will be held from 11th to 16th December, 2023
  • 2023_2 Result will be released on January 17th, 2023



According to the academic calendar, NOUN Tutor Mark Assessment/Assignment (TMA) submission is scheduled as follow:-

TMA 1:- 9th September, 2023

TMA 2:- 16th September, 2023

TMA 3:- 23rd September, 2023



MonthActivityPossible DurationDates
December, 2022Registration of Courses/Examination for 1st Semester 2022/2023 Academic Session11 WeeksMonday, 19h December, 2022 – Friday, 3rd March, 2023
 Release of 2022/2 Results  Thursday, 23rd December, 2022
 Boxing Day Monday, 26th December, 2022
 Christmas Holiday Monday, 27th December, 2022
 New Year’s Holiday Monday, 2nd January, 2023
January, 2023University Examinations Committee (UEC) Meeting Tuesday, 10th January, 2023
 School of Postgraduate Board Meeting Wednesday, 11th January, 2023
 Business Committee of Senate (BCS) Meeting Friday, 13th January, 2023
 Operational Meeting Monday, 16th January, 2023
 Senate Meeting  Tuesday, 17th January, 2023
 Committee of Deans & Directors (CDD) Meeting Thursday, 19th January, 2023
 Facilitation of Courses Begins8 WeeksMonday, 23rd January, 2023 – Friday, 17th March, 2023
February, 2023University Examinations Committee (UEC) Meeting Tuesday, 7th February, 2023
 School of Postgraduate Board Meeting Wednesday, 8th February, 2023
 Business Committee of Senate (BCS) Meeting Friday, 10th February, 2023
 Senate Meeting  Tuesday, 14th February, 2023
 Committee of Deans & Directors (CDD) Meeting Thursday, 16th February, 2023
 Inaugural Lecture Thursday, 23th February, 2023
March, 20231st TMA Saturday, 4th – Friday, 10th March, 2023
 University Examinations Committee (UEC) Meeting Wednesday, 1st March, 2023
 School of Postgraduate Board Meeting Thursday, 2nd March, 2023
 Business Committee of Senate (BCS) Meeting Tuesday, 7th March, 2023
 Orientation Tuesday, 7th March, 2023
 Matriculation Wednesday, 8th March, 2023
 Operational Meeting Monday, 13th March, 2023
 Senate Meeting   Tuesday, 14th March, 2023
 2nd TMA Saturday, 11th – Friday, 17th March, 2023
 Committee of Deans & Directors (CDD) Meeting Thursday, 16th March, 2023
 3rd TMA Saturday, 18th – Friday, 24th March, 2023
 2023 Convocation Friday, 24th – Saturday, 25th March, 2023
April, 2023SIWES4 WeeksMonday, 3rd – Friday 28th April, 2023
 University Examinations Committee (UEC) Meeting Wednesday, 5th April, 2023
 School of Postgraduate Board Meeting Thursday, 6th April, 2023
 Good Friday Holiday Friday, 7th April, 2023
 Easter Monday Holiday Monday, 10th April, 2023
 Business Committee of Senate (BCS) Meeting Tuesday, 11th April, 2023
 Congregation Meeting Friday, 14th April, 2023
 Senate Meeting Tuesday, 18th April, 2023
 Committee of Deans & Directors (CDD) Meeting Thursday, 20th April, 2023
 Id el Fitri Holiday Friday, 21st April, 2023
 Id el Fitri Holiday  Saturday, 22nd April, 2023
 Pen on Paper Examination 21 DaysTuesday, 25th April – Friday, 19th May, 2023
 Labour Day Holiday Monday, 1st May, 2023
May, 2023Business Committee of Senate (BCS) Meeting Tuesday, 9th May, 2023
 Senate Meeting Tuesday, 16th May, 2023
 Committee of Deans & Directors (CDD) Meeting Thursday,18th May, 2023
 E-examination/Marking Exercise21 DaysTuesday, 23rd May – Friday, June 16th 2023
 Democracy Day Holiday Monday, 12th June, 2023
June, 2023Committee of Deans & Directors (CDD) Meeting Thursday,15th June, 2023
 Project Moderation and Defense Monday, 19th – Friday, 23rd June, 2023
 Registration of Courses/Examination for 2nd Semester 2022/2023 Academic Session11 WeeksMonday, 26th June, 2023 – Friday, 8th September, 2023
 Inaugural Lecture Tuesday, 27th June, 2023
 Id el Kabir Holiday  Wednesday, 28th June, 2023
 Id el Kabir Holiday  Thursday, 29th June, 2023
July, 2023University Examination Committee (UEC) Meeting Tuesday, 18th July, 2023
 School of Postgraduate Board Meeting Wednesday, 19th July, 2023
 Committee of Deans & Directors (CDD) Meeting Thursday, 20th July, 2023
 Business Committee of Senate (BCS) Meeting Friday, 21st July, 2023
 Operational Meeting Monday, 31st July, 2023
 Senate Meeting Tuesday, 25th July, 2023
 Release of 2023/1 Results Wednesday, 26th July, 2023
August, 2023Facilitation Commences8 WeeksMonday, 7th August, 2023 – Saturday, 29th September, 2023
 Committee of Deans & Directors (CDD) Meeting Thursday, 17th August, 2023
September, 20231st TMA Saturday, 9th – Friday, 15th September, 2023
 Committee of Deans & Directors (CDD) Meeting Thursday, 14th September, 2023
 2nd TMA Saturday, 16th – Friday, 22nd September, 2022
 3rd TMA Saturday, 23rd – Friday, 29th September, 2023
 Orientation Tuesday, 12th September, 2023
 Matriculation Wednesday, 13th September, 2023
 Inaugural Lecture Thursday, 21st September, 2023
 Business Committee Meeting Friday, 22nd September, 2023
 Id el Maulud Holiday  Wednesday, 27th September, 2023
 National Day Holiday  Monday, 2nd October, 2023
October, 2023Senate Meeting Tuesday, 3rd October, 2023
 Congregation Meeting Friday, 13th October, 2023
 Committee of Deans & Directors (CDD) Meeting Thursday, 19th October, 2023
OctoberPen on Paper Examination21 DaysTuesday, 24th October – Monday, 13th November, 2023
November, 2023Business Committee Meeting Friday, 3rd November, 2023
 Operational Meeting Monday, 6th November, 2023
 Senate Meeting Tuesday, 7th November, 2023
 Committee of Deans & Directors (CDD) Meeting Thursday, 16th November, 2022
 E-examination /Marking Exercise21 DaysMonday, 20th November – Wednesday, 13th December, 2023
December, 2023Project Moderation and Defense Begins Monday, 11th – Saturday, 16th December, 2023
 Christmas Holiday Monday, 25th December, 2023
 Boxing Day Tuesday, 26th December, 2023
January, 2024University Examinations Committee (UEC) Meeting Tuesday, 9h January, 2024
 School of Postgraduate Board Meeting Wednesday, 10th January, 2024
 Business Committee of Senate (BCS) Meeting Friday, 12th January, 2024
 Senate Meeting  Tuesday, 16th January, 2024
 Release of 2023/2 Results  Wednesday, 17th January, 2024


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  1. Morning, please how many course is 1st semester 2oo level Public Admin and what are the courses so that I can download them before I do my registration. Thanks

      1. please, i am 400 level student of noun my area of discipline is political science, since 2018 july i finished my project, waiting for the graduating list to come out unfortunately my name wasn’t there, i waited for the next list the same thing occur, so when i went to the headquater to rectify the issue, i was made to know that 3 courses is holding me, so when i wanted to register, for the courses, the portal has already closed for registeration, then i waited for the year 2020, before i could register the lockdown and other things, now this year i want to register for the 3 courses, so that i can graduate, but my portal is not opning, and i have register for the semester, and is writing undergraduate enrollment, i should start from 100 level, and upload my credentials what will i do.

        1. Good day,
          Kindly explain to me if there’s a difference in qualification worth between a MPhil and MSc Business Administration graduate who wants to continue
          to study PhD.
          How long will it take to conclude the PhD.., is it also possible to continue after MSc project defense with out convocation as MSc Business Administration student into PhD in NOUN

  2. Hello, Good Evening
    Please I’m not seeing any information about your masters program.
    I’m interested and id like to know the processes involved and when the admission will commence.
    I await your response, thanks.

  3. Please I uploaded my credentials over a week now and up until now, I have not received any response as to verification and sending of matric no.

      1. Good day.
        I intend enrolling for M.Sc in Public administration.
        I would like to know if it is late to do so now based on the academic calendar. if not, how do I go about it?

          1. Please am unable to access my noun mail using my smartphone, so I needed an assistance. Thanks.

  4. i want to be ur student can u give me 300level wen i have H N D COOPERATIVE ECONOMIC & MANAGEMENT ,CHANGE TO INTERPRENEUR

  5. Good morning please when is the project defense for MSc peace Studies and conflict Resolution coming up?thanks

  6. Pls sir , how many courses to register for Accounting for 200leavel first semester. Name the. For me sir .

  7. Why is it that chemistry student don’t go for practicals at noun is it that there is no laboratory

    1. Good evening please is there registration on ground now because I want to register for accounting

  8. Please I wanna inquire if master program administration and planning still Available for application. And when will they be going entrance exam.

  9. please how many course is 1st semester 1oo level Information technology and what are the courses so that I can download them before I do my registration. Thanks

  10. i have international diploma in information technology and communication, informatics kazaure, jigawa state. Advance diploma in computer science from jigawa state polytechnic, Dutse.
    i want to apply for, which course will you offer me to study? Information Technology or Computer science? which Level?

    1. Sir, I am a new student, undergraduate in computer science, I paid for my registration since last month, and I was told that they are going to get my materials for me and my exam will take place by August/ September, till now no material and I didn’t hear anything from them, is everything alright??

  11. Hi,
    I want to ask as a HND holder with Upper credit(3.47/4.00) in Banking and Finance, can I be offered admission for Masters in NOUN?
    If yes, is admission still on now?

      1. Hello good day,i wanted to apply for admission on bsc entrepreneurship and I’m graduate of bsc economics from isfop Benin university, I’m i eligible and qualify for 300 or 200 level direct entry

  12. Good morning, Please is the masters form still on for sale? And when am I likely to resume if I get the form tomorrow?

    1. Please I want to register for 200 level 1st semester and I don’t know the courses to register. Please can I have the registerable courses

  13. Pls I want to make enquiry abt the second semester payment and How much am I going to pay for second semester for 100level accounting

  14. Please sir, is noun application form still ongoing?
    And when a person apply which time will the person get admitted?

  15. Good morning sir,
    I want to go for my pgd. I have HND in Banking and Finance. Is PGD or Masters I will be offered.
    Secondly, when can I start the processing of my admission?

    Please, I need a reply asap so to keep the ball rolling. Thank you in advance!

  16. Please can I still apply for admission into 200lv now or till April? Because I learnt the registration on now is for 2nd semester… Please reply asap. Thanks

  17. I really dont understand how the school is being runned. I applies for masters in business administration. Is there any semester time table?.
    How is their lectures taken?

  18. Sir, I m interested in Population and Development Communication at MSc level but mass communication is still unbundled in your school. Though I have applied for admission.
    2. How many courses will I be expected to do during the session and what are there.

  19. Good morning,
    Can a graduate of Social studies/Christian Religious Studies (SOS/CRS) of the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) Be given admission to study political science in 200?

    I Will be longing for your response.

  20. Good day sir,
    Please, with the closing date for admission application in NOUN, 15th March, 2022, as captured on the website,
    Can I apply now and be able to upload my credentials after the deadline due to not having all available at the moment?

    Thank you

      1. Hello sir, please can I still proceed my admission clearance? I was sick and couldn’t meet up with the stipulated time.

  21. I tried logging in the GST portal but is not working…
    I tried change password but I don’t receive anything massage on my mail…I contact the management but they was no reply….. please I don’t know what to do again

  22. I have been offered an admission letter with matric number as well since October 2021 but due to financial i have not make my payment. I want to know the total fee for 100 level information Technology department and can I pay the money small small?

  23. Good day sir,
    Pls help me out, I have been trying to upload my credentials for verification, but anytime I submit my RRR, the page bounces back. And I was told at my chosen study centre that my matric number cannot be generated without the credentials been uploaded.

    Thank you

  24. Good morning sir

    From my assessment after reading this page, admission registration for 2022 1st Semester Academic Calendar is closed.
    Please, I’ll like to know;
    *When 2nd Semester will begin
    *And..if I can register/apply for 200Level BSc. Public Health (Direct Entry)
    *Or do I have to wait till when 2022/2023 Axademic Calendar will be out?

  25. GOOD MORNING . When will Registration for PDG FOR ANOTHER NEW SEMESTER commence and how much will it cost? IS PDG FOR 9 MONTHS?
    Thanks in anticipation.

  26. Good morning,

    How is life with you. Please kindly put me through on how to register for a pgd course in economics.
    I have no knowledge of how Noun works, will be glad if you put me through the several procedures of Admission, Registration, classes, and other to dos.

  27. I just applied for PGD last month November and I have uploaded my credentials and also sent my transcript since November. please when can I go for the screening at my center

    1. I want to apply for msc public health please how do I get the form and also register am in Bayelsa state

  28. good afternoon Gbenga,
    I applied for Ph.D in January, 2023, and from the information gotten, there will be Oral/written interview.
    when will academic session for Ph D students start?

    Where will be the possible venue for the interview for someone who is not in Abuja?

      1. Hi Sir, Good evening
        please, i want to apply
        But, what semester is the school running now, and when will it close, since we are in July?

  29. Good evening sir,I just got the news about noun.i want to make more inquiry, I obtain national diploma in osun state college of technology.i study business administration. but I did not obtain jamb to enter osun state college of technology,i collected direct form.can noun still give me admission for 200l or what can I do.i no form is out but am not ready now till january.when will another session form will be out

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