Private university in Nigeria that offers medicine

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Medicine in Nigeria


One of the most sought-after courses by applicants looking for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria is medicine and surgery. It is no news that doctors are in high demand in the country and this has made a lot of potential Jambites to seek admission to study the course. While it is difficult getting admission into the public institutions due to the number of applicants recorded in every admission year, a lot of parents and students are looking the way of private institutions which offer a more advanced and less strenuous admission procedure compared to the public institutions. If you are looking to study medicine and surgery at a private institution in Nigeria and are confused on which to apply to, below are a list of private institutions in Nigeria that offers medicine and surgery and the requirement for admission.


O’ Level requirements to be eligible for admission to study medicine and surgery


Before you can think of applying to study medicine and surgery at any of the private institutions listed below you must meet the criteria necessary to be considered for admission. The O’ level requirements include five credit in Waec/Neco examinations in not more than two sittings in 5 subjects which are to include English language, Mathematics, Physics, chemistry, and biology. Although some of these institutions will still consider you for admission even though you do not choose them as your first or second choice institutions to study when you sit for jamb but you can easily opt for a change of institution at a jamb office close to you. It is mandatory that you write the post utme entrance examination and pass before you can get admitted into these institutions.


Direct Entry Requirements to be eligible for admission


To be considered for admission through direct entry to study medicine and surgery at any of the private universities below, applicants must possess a second class honor in a relevant course from a recognized tertiary institution. Courses that are related includes, Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Physiology, Anatomy, Zoology, Biochemistry, Medical laboratory sciences, Nursing science, physical sciences, biological sciences, and paramedical sciences.

In most cases, direct entry applicants do not write any examination before gaining entry to study medicine and surgery.


Private universities in Nigeria that offer medicine and surgery are listed below.




  1. Igbinedion University, Okada


This university was established in 1999 and is the premier private university in Nigeria. It is located in Okada, Edo State and was founded by billionaire philanthropist Sir, Chief Dr. Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion the Esama of Benin kingdom. Medicine and surgery in the institution span an uninterrupted six years calendar which includes pre-clinical and clinical classes.

  1. Babcock University


This university is a Christian university founded by the Seventh-day Adventist church,  the school operates an uninterrupted medical calendar which runs for a period of six years. The school is accredited by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria  (MDCN) and the National Universities Commission (NUC).


  1. Afe Babalola University


The institution was founded in 1999 by Afe Babalola a renowned educationist and philanthropist.the school runs an uninterrupted academic calendar and is also accredited by the MDCN and the NUC.


Others include,

  1. Gregory University, Uturu

  2. Madonna University

  3. Bowen University

      7. Bingham University



  1. Thanks for the list. Am looking for a cheap private university to study medicine.

  2. Does covenant university offer medicine?


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