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What You Must Know to Settle Down as a UNN First Year Student



The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has released the primary admission list of successful students who have been offered admission into the institution and the Nigerian Scholars team wishes to congratulate all successful students so far on their admission into the university.

What You Must Know to Settle Down as a UNN First Year Student

7 Reasons Why UNN is a great place to be

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The University of Nigeria (UNN), commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has four campuses – Nsukka, Enugu and Ituku-Ozalla – located in Enugu State and one in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.

The University of Nigeria (UNN) was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria, modeled upon the American educational system.

It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of the five elite universities in the country. The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The University offers 82 undergraduate programmes and 211 postgraduate programmes.

The university celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 2010. See seven (7) simple but profound reasons why you made a good choice to study in UNN:

1. UNN is located in a peaceful and serene pace:

UNN is located primarily in Nsukka, Enugu state which is a very peaceful and calm geographical location in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. What this means for you as a student is that you can rest assured throughtout your academic pursuit that security will not be much of a problem.

2. UNN is among the top 10 universities in Nigeria:

For UNN to fall in the list of top 10 universities in Nigeria out of a total of about 120 universities in Nigeria excluding polytechnics and colleges of education shows that UNN is indeed a very reputable institution in the country. UNN as of the 2015 ranking of both the NUC and Webometrics holds the 7th position.

A lot of people are of the opinion that UNN still is the most reputable university since it is the only university that answers University of Nigeria.

3. UNN is credited for having a high number of Professors:

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka is credited for having a high number of professors who are seasoned and experienced in their work of lecturing. Many of them have either obtained their Masters Degree or PhD Degree abroad which makes them all the more exposed. You are lucky to have these embodiment of knowledge.

4. UNN is known for producing notable people in the society:

UNN is indeed the den of the Lions as it is credited for having produced a lot of notable people in the society, the likes of Chinua Achebe, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Patrick Utomi, Godwin Emefiele and so many others you may not have imagined.

Let’s proceed to other important things you need to know about UNN that will help you settle down.

5. UNN’s School Fees is quite affordable

UNN is a federal university and though it is one of the federal schools with the highest school fees, the institution’s school fees still cannot be compared to the situation in some state universities or private universities in Nigeria.

6. UNN has wireless Internet services that enhance your learning process:

A lot of students do not utilize the advantageous opportunity in the school. UNN has wireless internet services which you pay for in the school fees. You can easily access the internet at almost every location in the school campus once you have paid your school fees.

7. UNN pushes you to bring out the best in yourself:

UNN is an environment where you compete with the best students from various secondary schools in the country. The school also has the biggest library in West Africa. You have no reason to bring out the best to meet up.

25 Tips to Help You Survive Your First Year in School

1. Go to all introductory ceremonies and orientations organized by the school authorities.

Do you truly need to attend yet another school orientation or tour? Yes. The quicker you learn your way around the campus – and around all the formality – the more calm you’ll feel and the better set up you’ll be when issues emerge.

2. Become more acquainted with your room mates and others in your residential area.

The individuals you live with, a large portion of whom are experiencing comparable and similar encounters and feelings, are your primary safety net – this first year, as well as for every one of your years. You may change room mates as time goes on, yet, simply take the time to become acquainted with your kindred first-year undergraduates.

3. Become more organized.

In secondary school, your tutors had a tendency to lead you through all the homework and deadlines for submission. In the university, your lectures will not give a damn whether you do your assignments or not and this can be cause a lot of students to lack seriousness in school. Lecturers post the assignments – frequently for the whole semester – and anticipate that you will be ready. Purchase a big wall calendar or plan book – whatever it takes for you to plan more effectively and be organized.

4. Locate the perfect spots for you to study.

It might be your hostel or apartment or a comfy corner of the library, yet discover a place that works best for you to accomplish your work effectively – while evading however many distractions as would be possible.

5. Go to class and attend lectures.

Self-evident and obvious, isn’t that so? Possibly, however resting in a little more on your bed and avoiding that 8 am class will be enticing on some occasion. Stay away from the temptation and ensure you don’t miss classes as much as you can. Other than assimilating the material by going to classes, you’ll likewise get basic data from the lecturers about what’s in store on tests, changes in deadlines, and so forth.

Continue Reading the Tips Here!

UNN School Fees Structure

This UNN school fees structure was adapted as the school fees schedule for a previous academic session. Below is a summary of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka UNN Fee Schedule arranged according to Faculties:

1) PHYSICAL SCIENCES

First year= N58,950.00
Second year= N40,250.00
Other years= N35,150.00
Final year= N34,700.00

2) SOCIAL SCIENCES

First year= N57,950.00
Second year= N39,250.00
Other years= N34,150.00
Final year= N33,700.00

3) ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

First year= N60,450.00
Second year= N41,750.00
Other years= N36,650.00
Final year= N36,200.00

4) AGRICULTURE

First year= N57,950.00
Second year= N39,250.00
Other years= N34,150.00
Final year= N33,700.00

5) EDUCATION

First year= N57,950.00
Second year= N39,250.00
Other years= N34,150.00
Final year= N33,700.00

6) ARTS

First year= 57,950.00
Second year= N39,250.00
Other years= N34,150.00
Final year= N33,700.00

7) BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

First year= N58,950.00
Second year= N40,250.00
Other years= N35,150.00
Final year= N34,700.00

8) VETERINARY MEDICINE

First year= 63,450.00
Second year= 44,750.00
Other years= N39,650.00
Final year= N39,200.00

9) MEDICAL SCIENCES

First year= N64,450.00
Second year= N45,750.00
Other years= N40,650.00
Final year= N40,200.00

10) DENTISTRY

First year= N64,450.00
Second year= N45,750.00
Other years= N40,650.00
Final year= N40,200.00

11) HEALTH SCIENCES

First year= N64,450.00
Second year= N45,750.00
Other years= N40,650.00
Final year= N40,200.00

12) BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

First year= N60,450.00
Second year= N41,750.00
Other years= N36,650.00
Final year= N36,200.00

13) ENGINEERING

First year= N61,450.00
Second year= N42,750.00
Other years= N37,650.00
Final year= N37,200.00

14) LAW

First year= N63,450.00
Second year= 44,750.00
Other years= N39,650.00
Final year= N39,200.00

15) PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

First year= N64,450.00
Second year= N45,750.00
Other years= N40,650.00
Final year= N40,200.00

UNN School Anthem

UNN’s anthem is not a difficult one and every bonafide student of the school should be well acquainted with it. See the lyrics below:

Verse 1:

Solo:   Hail Varsity of Nigeria, My Alma mater

Refrain:   Hail her and rejoice for the sake of truth

Solo:   Where young men and women do seek knowledge

Refrain:   Hail her and rejoice for the sake of knowledge

Solo:   Where the nation’s potentials do brook in the nest

Refrain:   Hail her and rejoice for her noble ideals

Solo:   Hail Varsity par excellence our dreams come true

Refrain:   Hail her and rejoice for the giant awakes

All:   My Alma mater, My Alma mater

        Noble are thy goals and thy ideals

        And great art thou in Science and in Arts

In other realms of learning

Thou art all sublime

Verse 2:

Solo:   Hail Varsity of Nigeria, My Alma mater

Refrain:   Hail her and rejoice for her lofty plans

Solo:   The Varsity that is sited on soft green hills

Refrain:  Hail her and rejoice for her beauty’s sake

Solo:   Hail Varsity of our glory, the pride of our land

Refrain:  Hail Her and rejoice for her light will shine

Solo:   Hail Varsity par excellence our dreams come true

Refrain:   Hail her and rejoice for the giant awakes

All:   My Alma mater, My Alma mater

        Noble are thy goals and thy ideals

        And great art thou in Science and in Arts

In other realms of learning

Thou art all sublime

Getting an Accommodation in UNN

There are two options as regards getting an accommodation for any new student in UNN. One option is to stay outside the campus otherwise known as off-campus. 

In choosing this option, a fresh undergraduate in UNN has to be extremely careful to avoiding falling into the hands of cultists or fraudsters. Don’t rush to get just any place. Ask around and ask mostly elderly people or friends in higher levels after you have made some and are sure you can trust them.

The second and recommended option for accommodation in UNN is to stay within the school campus, in the hostels.

Recommended: UNN Hostel Allocation and Application Process Flow

Hostel Accomodation for UNN New Students

UNN has many hostel accommodation halls for new students in the both the Nsukka and the Enugu campus of the University. Girls seem to have many more available hostel accommodation halls within the campus than guys, so most guys prefer to stay off-campus. Nevertheless, preference is given to new students before old and returning students during the hostel allocation exercise.

What is the accommodation fee?

The accommodation fee is usually Eleven Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N11,500) for female students and Nine Thousand Naira (N9,000) for male students per academic year excluding the Student Affairs Department Accommodation clearance fees which will not cost more than N2,000. Don’t worry, when you enter school, you’ll see why the fee is less for guys.

How can a student secure an accommodation?

A student can secure an accommodation by visiting UNN site and logging in to the Student Portal to apply for hostel accommodation bed-space when the registration for new students for the academic session is announced. Once you apply, an unknown bed-space will be secured for you. Once you make payment with the confirmation order obtained from the portal, you will allocated the bed-space in a hostel within the school campus by the system.

How long will the space be available after allocation and before payment?

The allotted space will be available for about 2 weeks after which the student loses the accommodation and the system automatically re-assigns the room.

Where are the hostels located?

The hostels are located at both the Nsukka and Enugu campuses of the University.

Transportation in UNN

The only means of transportation within the school is via the school’s bus services known as UNN shuttle (This is clearly written on the shuttles buses and taxis available within and outside the campus). It takes students both in and out of the campus. These shuttles give one a great deal of convenience and a feeling of safety.

They have, as their destination, a park in the town, whichis very close to Peace Mass Transit Park (i.e, in front of the popular Ogige market at Nsukka). It can as well stop you anywhere you wish inside the campus or anywhere within its route. There are also other smaller routes inside the school like the Flat (Zik’s flat) route. The summary of the transport fares is as follows:

-Town (Park) to campus and vice versa: N 50 by shuttle bus, N 50 by shuttle taxi (mainly VW Golf car).

-Anywhere within the Campus is N30(bus), N 40(taxi).

-Anywhere within the Campus is           N30(bus), N 50(taxi).

UNN Admission Clearance Requirements/Registration Procedure for New Students

Firstly, candidates whose names just appeared on UNN admission list are required to pay admission acceptance fee of 25,000 naira only (subject to change). The new students are expected to login to the university portal (http://unnportal.unn.edu.ng) with their JAMB registration number, then generate and print out a unique payment invoice, which they will take along to any bank on the e-tranzact platform for the N25,000 acceptance fee payment.

After the bank payment, the new students are also expected to visit the university portal again and login their JAMB Registration Number, the payment confirmation number and invoice number, then print the Admission slip and complete the Acceptance Form online.

The next thing to do is to proceed to the Institution for the admission clearance. The clearance involves the screening and official documentation of your personal data by the university.

On arrival at the Nsukka campus of the University, new students (also referred to as Freshers or Freshmen) should proceed to Students Affairs building. There, they will be assigned a temporarily accommodation where they will stay until they have completed their registrations. Male freshers are allocated Mary Slessor Hall while Females are allocated Eyo-Ita hostel.

The following documents will be asked for by your faculty officer during the admission clearance:

1) O Level Result:

Your WAEC result or NECO or NABTEB result or a combination of any two of them where you made the minimum 5 credit passes on subjects relevant to your field of study.

2) Admission List:

The page of the UNN admission list published on the university website where your name appeared.

3) Attestation Letter:

This is a short letter written by any of your parents or guardians or any other person in a recognizable position of authority who knows you well enough (e.g. Pastor, Traditional ruler, any office holder etc.). The letter addressed to the registrar of the university should simply attest that you will be of good behaviour and abide by the University rules and regulations.

4) Admission Slip/Letter:

This will be printed from the university portal after you have completed the acceptance form online.

5) JAMB Result:

The online result printed out from JAMB website when the UTME result was released.

6) Screening Result:

A print out of your UNN post utme result.

7) Birth Certificate:

Your birth certificate or baptismal card or age declaration document obtained from a Court of Law.

8) Local Government Identification Letter:

This is a document you will get from the secretariat of your local government of origin confirming your nativity. To get this, you may need an introduction/confirmation letter from the traditional ruler of your community or any other respected individual from your town.

On getting to your registration venue depending on your department, identify and approach your faculty officer. He or She will, after going through your O level and other documents, give you more forms/documents to fill in. All your documents should be completed, arranged and returned in a particular format specified by the faculty officer.
You will need at least 3 photocopies of each of the document stated above to complete your registration.

After the clearance, a matriculation number will be assigned to you, which will appear on your online profile on the university portal within few days.

Important:

You should keep for your self a copy of every single document or payment receipt issued to you at any point through out your stay in the University.


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16 Comments


  • Ejiogu Glory

    I am an nce holder, studied political science/social studies with credit level qualification pls sir can i go for law through direct entry in unn? Thanks

  • Am Engr abel,a HND holder in Electrical engineering, can I used the HND result to study pharmacy in unn as a direct entry student

  • Nwafor Odinakachi

    plx i would love to know how unn calculates their admission grades with O level result and jamb result…
    And alxo notify me when the departmental cut off for 2017/2018 is out

  • Faith Osakene

    pls i’m an accounting student and i want 2 study at unn will i be taken with d7 in econs in my o’level results

    1. Faith, I’m sorry but you need at least a credit in Economics to be able to study Accounting.

  • Nchekwube

    What about the VC’s list? If it eventually comes out would there be accomodation space left for those successful? Hope the VC students would be accepted and registered as other students (legal students).Course registration has ended, is there hope of course registration and matric number for them?

    1. Nchekwube, I’m sorry but those that get admission via the VC’s list hardly get hostel accommodation from the school. As a result, most are forced to look for places to stay outside the campus or at lecturers’ boys quaters. As for acceptance and registration, students admitted via the VC’s list are also treated as other students and provision will also be made for them to get their matriculation number and register their courses.

  • Can one proceed for clearance even without paying the school fees but have paid acceptance fees?

  • Kelechi

    Do we need To come with our bed?

    1. No, you don’t, Kelechi. The university will provide you with a bed once you’ve paid the Hostel Accomodation.

  • Raji Kehinde

    Thanks for the info. My question goes this way, do I need to pay for school fees complete before I can pay for hostel fee and proceed with clearance or I can just go to d school for clearance and pay for hostel fee without paying school fees yet. And do they collect installmental payment for school fees?

    1. Kehinde, you’re welcome.
      I’m sorry but you have to first pay the school fees before you can pay the hostel fee. Also, you cannot pay the school fees in installments.
      It is also advisable that you make the necessary payments as quickly as possible because hostel space is very limited.

  • Chimezie Nwankwo C

    I have a problem with physics in my waec but other subjects are ok and i have already made my jamb which i scored 213 and i want to study mech-engine though i have registered for GCE and my first choice is unn so plz you people should help and admit me because i know that any how i must re-write it tks.

  • Samuel Ndubuisi Uche

    Hello, thanks for running such a nice help forum. My question goes this way, I have a science O’Level result, with good grades on both WAEC and NECO, but now wishes to study fine art. How do i go about the changing of course. Reasons for the above misfortune is, I was studying Idustrial Chemistry in EBSU, Due to a classified reason i had to drop out during my 200lv in 2014. So now, I am looking for the possibility on how to use my science O’LEVEL results to venture into fine art in UNN. Could it be possible through PD or JAMB. You know better please help.

    1. Yes Samuel, it is possible as long as you have at least three non-science subjects especially Fine Arts.


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