An applicant to the University of Abuja for a first degree must satisfy all faculty and departmental requirements as stated below. In addition, the applicant must possess the following minimum qualifications for admission:
Candidate must possess Senior Secondary School Certificate or equivalents with credits in five subjects in not more than two sittings. A candidate must in addition have an acceptable score in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examination or a Diploma, NCE with at least lower credit.
A candidate must possess two A’Level passes or equivalents in addition to credits in three other subjects at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations or equivalents or a Diploma, NCE with at least Upper Credit
Candidates for admission into the Remedial Science programme must have attempted Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the Senior Secondary School Certificate examination and must have at least three credits, two of which must be in the above-named subjects. However some faculties may differ in their requirements See requirements based on faculties.
The Remedial Science programme has duration of one academic session.
The university operates a semester System. There are two semesters in a session with each lasting about 17 weeks. The University operates course credit system. One credit unit is attached to 15 hours of lecture or tutorial; other equivalents of 15 hours of lecture are: 5 hours of laboratory or field work one semester of teaching practice One year of industrial attachment for Agric students; six months for other students.
A full-time student is required to register for a minimum of 15 to 16 and a maximum of 24 credit units per semester.