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UTME eBrochure for Medicine and Surgery Under Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences



This part of the UTME brochure shows you the requirements to apply for Medicine and Surgery under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer Medicine and Surgery

  • Abia State University
  • Afe Babalola University
  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Ambrose Alli University
  • Anambra State University
  • Babcock University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Benue State University
  • Bingham University
  • Bowen University
  • Delta State University
  • Ebonyi State University
  • Ekiti State University
  • Enugu State University Of Science And Technology
  • Gombe State university
  • Gregory University, Uturu
  • Igbinedion University
  • Imo State University
  • Kaduna State university
  • kogi State University
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  • Lagos State University
  • Madonna University
  • Niger Delta University
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University
  • Osun State University
  • University of Abuja
  • University of Benin
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Jos
  • University of Lagos
  • University of Maiduguri
  • University of Nigeria
  • University of Port-Harcourt
  • University of Uyo
  • Usman Dan Fodio University

UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study Medicine and Surgery under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences in the institutions listed above are:

Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UDUSOK and UNIMAID accept Mathematics in lieu of Physics.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for Medicine and Surgery as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNN accepts Physics with Chemistry (as a single subject) for Physics and Chemistry. UNN requirements should be at one sitting.

(ii) UNILORIN requires five O Level credit passes at only one sitting and minimum score of 240 in JAMB examination.

(iii) UNIBEN, UNIBADAN, IMSU, ABSU, EBSU, UNIOSUN, ANSU, DELSU and BOWEN require the O level Credit passes at one sitting.

(iv) NDU requires the O level Credit passes in not more than two sittings.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for Medicine and Surgery as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: (i) ‘A’ level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology in addition to UTME requirements.
(ii) BSC, BOS, etc in relevant fields.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i)UDU, UNIMAID and EBSU accept ‘A’level pass in Mathematics in lieu of Physics.

(ii) UNILAG accepts:
a) B.Sc. Degree First Class/Second Class Upper in Medical related fields or two ‘A’ level passes to include Chemistry, Biology/Zoology or Physics.
b) very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and also accept B.Sc. Degree First Class/Second Class Upper in fields such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry Physiotherapy, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology, Radiography, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Zoology, Cell Biology and Genetics, Medical Lab. Science, Nursing.

(iii) BINGHAM and UNIPORT – No Direct Entry

(iv) OOU and UNICAL accept Degree in Science not below Second Class Lower Division.

(v) UNICAL accepts Degree (not below a good second class lower Division) in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Nursing Science, Medical Laboratory, Biology, Zoology or Chemistry. Does not accept IJMB for Direct Entry.

(vi) ABSU, AAU and OOU accept Degree in related fields.

(vii) BSU, UNILORIN, IMSU and LASU accept a good Honours degree (minimum of second class upper) in relevant discipline.

(viii) UNIJOS requires Direct Entry candidates to fulfill UTME Entry requirements.

(ix) UNIBEN accepts:
a) At least three “A” LEVEL PASSES (Not more than one C Grade or minimum of 12points) in Biology or Zoology, Physics and Chemistry at NOT MORE THAN ONE SITTING.
b) At least a second class upper division from a recognized University in either B.Sc Biological Sciences or B.Sc. Medical Sciences.

(x) ABSU and UNILORIN all candidates no matter their mode of admission are required to have GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent with credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at one sitting and same sitting.

(xi) UNILORIN accepts B.Sc (Second Class Honours) in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology and other Basic Sciences fields. Also accept a minimum aggregate of 13 points.

(xii) LASU requires a minimum of ‘C’ in each of the subjects and will consider a Bachelor of Science with a minimum of Second Upper Division for admission.

(xiii) LAUTECH accepts ‘A’ Level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology (plus UTME requirements) may be considered for admission into 200 level.

(xiv) OAU accepts B.Sc. with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours in relevant discipline (Sciences).

(xv) EBSU accepts B.Sc 2nd Class Upper Division in any biological science course Plus at least credit pass in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in one sitting.

(xvi) UNIOSUN accepts:
a) Acceptable passes (good grade – total points of 10) in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology at the Higher School Certificate or Advanced Level of General certificate Examination or its equivalent.
b) First Degree in relevant Bio-medical sciences (Medical, paramedical, biological, chemical or physical Sciences) not less than Second Class Upper Division level.

(xvii) NDU accepts:
a) HSC/GCE ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics with a minimum of 10 points in not more than two sittings.
b) A B.Sc. degree holder with a minimum of second class upper division in the areas of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics and Botany.

(xviii) UNILAG accepts;
a) Very good passes in the following JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Physics Chemistry and Biology.
b) B.Sc. Degree First Class/Second Class Upper in fields such as Physiology, Biochemistry, Physiotherapy, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology and Zoology.

(xix) UNIABUJA requires D/E candidates to fulfil UTME Entry requirements.

Credit: JAMB Interactive Brochure and Syllabus System (JAMB IBASS)


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