National Open University (NOUN)

The National Open University of Nigeria is an institution for Open Distance Learning (ODL), the first of its kind in the West African subregion. It is the largest tertiary institution in Nigeria in terms of the number of students also popularly known as ‘NOUN’.

History of National Open University (NOUN)

On the 22nd of July, 1983, the national Open University was established to be Pioneer for Open distance education in Nigeria. It was however suspended by the government in April 1984. Nevertheless,  the resuscitation started on April 12, 2001, by the former president of Nigeria, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo. At the university take off, the pioneer student enrollment is 32,400

Examination of National Open University (NOUN)

The university makes use of the Computer-Based-Test (CBT) form of examination to its students in their first and second years. However, Law undergraduates make use of Pen-On-Paper examinations (POP) beginning from their first year of admission, with LAW111.

Other undergraduates participate in the CBT system of examination in their first and second years and make use of the POP examination system from their third year until the end of their course durations. Also, The Postgraduates students also make use of POP examination system.

The CBT system of examination is not acceptable by all the students, some do not like it. The CBT examination is however divided into two categories; the multiple choice questions and fill in the gap.

How to Apply for Admission of National Open University

  1. Visit  www.nouonline.net
  2. On the Home Page, go to the Menu Bar, Click on Apply for Admission
  3. Select either Undergraduate Programme or Postgraduate Programme. Other programme is not available at the moment
  4. Goto “Choose Faculty” (note it can be found at the left hand side of the screen)
  5. Select Faculty
  6. Fill displayed form
  7. Click below to view admission criteria
  8. Click “Apply” to proceed.
  9. Take note of the UNIQUE ID displayed
  10. Click ‘Continue’ button
  11. Select Bank Branch as payment type
  12. Click “Pay”
  13. Copy and take your RRR number to any bank branch for payment.

After payment

  1. Perform step 1 to 3
  2. Goto “Continue After Payment”
  3. Input Unique ID, RRR number and Programme
  4. Click “Proceed”
  5. Fill Form.  Note: all fields marked with red star are compulsory.

After filling form

  1. Click “Submit”
  2. Print Admission Letter
  3. Visit the nearest study center for screening

National Open University School Fees for Undergraduates

New Students

S/ N PAYMENT FEES

CURRENT AMOUNT

NEW AMOUNT

1 Registration Fees

2,500.00

6,000.00

2 Caution Deposit

3,500.00

3,500.00

3 Orientation Fees

1,500.00

1,500.00

4 Matriculation Fees

1,500.00

1,500.00

5 I.D. Card

500

500.00

6 Library Fees

3,000.00

3,000.00

7 ICT Administrative Charges

10,000.00

10,000.00

8 E- Facilitation

4,000.00

9 Jamb Regularization

6,000.00

6,000.00

10 Result Verification Fee

5,000.00

5,000.00

Total Compulsory Fees

33,500.00 41,000.00

*Course and examination registration fees for all categories of students remain unchanged for now.

Returning Students ‐ 1st Semester

S/ N PAYMENT FEES

CURRENT AMOUNT

NEW AMOUNT

1 Registration Fees

2,500.00

6,000.00

2 Caution Deposit
3 Orientation Fees
4 Matriculation Fees
5 I.D. Card
6 Library Fees

3,000.00

3,000.00

7 ICT Administrative Charges

10,000.00

10,000.00

8 E- Facilitation

4,000.00

Total Compulsory Fees

15,500.00 23,000.00

Returning Student ‐ 2nd Semester

S/ N PAYMENT FEES CURRENT AMOUNT

NEW AMOUNT

1 Semester Registration Fees 2,500.00

6,000.00

2 Caution Deposit
3 Orientation Fees
4 Matriculation Fees
5 I.D. Card
6 Library Fees

3,000.00

7 ICT Administrative Charges
8 E- Facilitation

4,000.00

Total Compulsory Fees

2,500.00 13,000.00

NOUN School Fees for Postgraduates

New Students

S/ N PAYMENT FEES

CURRENT AMOUNT

NEW AMOUNT

1 Registration Fees

2,500.00

6,000.00

2 Caution Deposit

3,500.00

3,500.00

3 Orientation Fees

1,500.00

1,500.00

4 Matriculation Fees

1,500.00

1,500.00

5 I.D. Card

500

500.00

6 Library Fees

3,000.00

3,000.00

7 ICT Administrative Charges

10,000.00

10,000.00

8 E- Facilitation

4,000.00

9 Result Verification Fee

10,000.00

10,000.00

Total Compulsory Fees

32,500.00 40,000.00

Returning Students ‐ 1st Semester

S/ N PAYMENT FEES

CURRENT AMOUNT

NEW AMOUNT

1 Registration Fees

2,500.00

6,000.00

2 Caution Deposit
3 Orientation Fees
4 Matriculation Fees
5 I.D. Card
6 Library Fees

3,000.00

3,000.00

7 ICT Administrative Charges

10,000.00

10,000.00

8 E- Facilitation

4,000.00

Total Compulsory Fees

15,500.00 23,000.00

Returning Student ‐ 2nd Semester

S/ N PAYMENT FEES CURRENT AMOUNT

NEW AMOUNT

1 Semester Registration Fees 2,500.00

6,000.00

2 Caution Deposit
3 Orientation Fees
4 Matriculation Fees
5 I.D. Card
6 Library Fees

3,000.00

7 ICT Administrative Charges
8 E- Facilitation

4,000.00

Total Compulsory Fees

2,500.00 13,000.00

NOUN School Fees for PHD

New Students

S/ N PAYMENT FEES

CURRENT AMOUNT

NEW AMOUNT

1 Application form

10,000.00

10,000.00

2 Registration fee per annum

150,000.00

150,000.00

3 Course Registration Fee (where applicable, per courses)

10,000.00

10,000.00

4 Laboratory Access Fee (where applicable, per courses)

20,000.00

20,000.00

5 I.D. Card

2,500.00

2,500.00

6 Library Fees

10,000.00

10,000.00

7 ICT Administrative Charges

10,000.00

10,000.00

8 E- Facilitation

6,000.00

9 Examination Fee

3,000.00

3,000.00

10 Re-sit Examination fee per course (where applicable)

4,000.00

4,000.00

 

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