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UNIBEN 2015/2016 JUPEB Foundation Programme Form Details

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) management and authorities have announced that the one-year foundation programme admission form for the 2015/2016 academic session is now available on sale and all interested members of the public are hereby informed.

The University of Benin invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Foundation Programmes for the 2015/2016 Session.

The Programme leads to the award of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) Certificate which enables candidates to gain Direct Entry Admission into 200 level of the degrees offered by the University of Benin and other JUPEB – affiliated Universities in Nigeria and universities abroad. The JUPEB Certificate is equivalent to the Advance Level GCE or the Old Higher School Certificate (HSC) or IJMB.


Each candidate admitted into the programme will be exposed to an intensive academic work in three subject combinations relevant to their desired field of study. The subjects are broken into four courses labeled 001, 002, 003 & 004 with each candidate taking six courses per semester making a total of twelve courses at the end of the programme. In addition, candidates will also take at least two general studies courses (one per semester). Each course will be examined at the end of each semester but the results in all the courses taken will be merged at the end of the second semester to obtain a letter grade in each subject (i.e. A, B, C, D, E & F). The general studies to be chosen by each candidate will be based on general courses relevant to the field of study.

For admission into the University of Benin and other JUPEB affiliate institutions, each candidate, in addition to passing the prescribed JUPEB examination for issuing the Direct Entry Certificates, must satisfy all admission requirements prescribed by departments and faculties of choice.

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission into the JUBEP Foundation Programmes must possess minimum of 5 credit passes in at least five (5) subjects at “O” Level, including English language and Mathematics at not more than 2 sittings in the GCE, SSCE (WAEC, NECO, NABTEB).

The following Subject Combinations are available:

1.Arts– Government / Literature in English / Christian Religious Studies–  History / Literature / Christian Religious Studies

– Economics, Government / Literature in English

2.Education– All the combinations in 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8.
3.Management / Social Sciences– Economics / Government / Mathematics– Mathematics / Geography / Economics

– Accounting / Economics / Business studies

4.Law– Government / Literature in English / Christian Religious Studies
5.Life Sciences– Biology / Chemistry / Physics
6.Physical Sciences– Chemistry / Mathematics / Physics– Geography / Mathematics / Physics
7.Medicine/ Dentistry /Pharmacy / Nursing– Biology / Chemistry / Physics
8.Engineering– Chemistry / Mathematics / Physics

All the combinations above meet the entry requirements for direct admission into Degree Programmes in the University of Benin and other JUPEB affiliate Universities which include, OAU, UNILAG, UNN, UYO, FUTA, FUNAAB, etc.

Programme Duration
The duration of the study is a minimum of one Academic Session of TWO SEMESTERS. It is strictly non-residential programme.

Method Of Study
Face to face contact at the University of Benin or other designated venues. Lectures will be conducted from 3pm – 6pm, Monday to Friday.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should pay a non-refundable application fee of fifteen thousand naira (N15,000.00) through E- Transact Payment Platform at any branch of the following banks: First Bank, Wema Bank nationwide. The fee excludes bank charges. Candidates making payment are to obtain a Pin Transaction Receipt which should contain a Pin Code. With the PIN CODE, Log on to University of Benin Website: and click on the Foundation Programme Link to complete the application form online and upload a recent coloured passport size photograph (scanned, not more than 3 months old passport) with red background. Webcam photograph is not acceptable. Submit the online application form and print out a copy of the examination schedule slip which should have your user name and password.


(i)           Fill your Bio-Data correctly as no complaint about wrong bio-data will be entertained after submission.

(ii)          Candidates who upload wrong bio-data will be disqualified and forfeit admission fee.

(iii)        Only coloured print out will be accepted.

(iv)        Print at least 4 copies of the University of Benin online registration form with complete passport size photograph printed in colour.

(v)         Bring the same passport size photograph used for the online registration to the screening exercise and for registration after offer of admission.

(vi)        All candidates are required to use valid e-mail addresses and Telephone numbers.

(vii)      Candidates are to follow the application instructions very carefully and ensure they select thesubject combinations relevant to their course of study.

Entrance Examination:
The Entrance Examination into the Foundation Programme will hold at the University of Benin on a date to be scheduled as appropriate.

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