NOUN Admission Requirements For UTME And Direct Entry Candidates

Are you a prospective student at the Nigerian National Open University (NOUN)? Do you want to know what the NOUN admission requirements are for the 2024/2025 academic year? If that’s the case, then stick with us because you’re on the right page.

In this article, we’re going to provide you with comprehensive information on the entrance requirements for the 2024/2025 academic session at the National Open University of Nigeria. The criteria for NOUN admission are detailed on this page for both Jamb and Direct Entry candidates.

The National Open University (NOUN) is the distance learning initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria. It’s designed to make it easier for you to get your degree without having to quit your work. With this degree program, you can work and study concurrently. And if the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has let you down, you may want to think about NOUN as an alternative to UTME-based admissions.

NOUN Available Programmes and Courses 

  1. B. Agric. (Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Option)     Agricultural Sciences
  2. B. Agric. (Crop Production and Protection Sciences Option)     Agricultural Sciences
  3. B. Agric. (Soil and Land Resources Management Option)     Agricultural Sciences
  4. B. Agric. (Agricultural Economics and Agro Business Option)     Agricultural Sciences
  5. PGD Agricultural Extension and Management     Agricultural Sciences
  6. B. Agric. (Aquaculture and Fisheries Management Option)     Agricultural Sciences
  7. B. Agric. (Animal Science Option)     Agricultural Sciences

NOUN Admission Requirements For UTME 2024/2025

The criteria for applicants seeking admission to NOUN through the JAMB (UTME) are listed below:

  • A minimum of 5 Ordinary Level Credits from the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE/GCE) in no more than 2 sittings.
  • You must select the appropriate JAMB subject combination for your program.
  • For consideration for admission to the National Open University of Nigeria, candidates must have received a score of at least 180 in the recently completed JAMB UTME exam.
  • Your first choice of the institution must be a noun.
  • To be considered for admission, if any, for the year, you must participate in the NOUN POST UTME/SCREENING.
  • Candidates must be at least 16 years of age.
  • On the Faculty’s admission website, after choosing the Program and entry-level, you can read any additional prerequisites that could be necessary for particular programs.

NOUN Admission Requirements For Direct Entry (DE) 2024/2025

The National Open University of Nigeria Direct Entry requirements are listed below for interested applicants:

  • The Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE/GCE) Ordinary Level Credits must be completed with a minimum of 5 credits in a maximum of 2 sittings.
  • Candidates need to have earned “A” levels or IJMB passes in two disciplines relevant to their field of study.
  • Passing scores on related JUPEB/A Level subjects.
  • Degree (First Class/Second Class Upper) in an area relating to the subject of your choice.
  • Direct entrance applicants must acquire a NOUN Direct entrance form from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and NOUN Portal.
  • An Advanced Level Certificate with the least Merit Pass in the National Certificate of Education (NCE), National Diploma (ND), or any applicable Advanced Level Certificate.

How To Apply For Admission Into NOUN (National Open University Of Nigeria) Online

  • visit the NOUN website at
  • Go to the Menu Bar on the Home Page and select “Apply for Admission”
  • Choose between the Undergraduate Program or the Postgraduate Program (for PG applicants).
  • Choose Faculty should be clicked (notice that it is on the left side of the screen).
  • Choose a faculty
  • Fill out the form that will appear on your screen, then click the link below to see the entrance requirements.To continue, click “Apply.”
  • The displayed UNIQUE ID should be noted because it will be crucial for subsequent registrations.
  • Click the ‘Continue’ button.
  • Choose “Bank Branch” for the payment type.
  • Press “Pay” to proceed.
  • To make a payment, make a copy of your RRR number and bring it to any bank branch.
  • You must use the RRR number you received to deposit the sum of N5,000 into any of the bank accounts specified below.

Approved Designated Banks For Paying NOUN Admission Form


Bank Name: FCMB
Account Details: Politely confirm from the customer service desk

Bank Name: Ecobank Plc
Account Details: Politely confirm from the customer service desk

Bank Name: Zenith Bank Plc
Account Details: Politely confirm from the customer service desk

Bank Name: Polaris Bank plc.
Account Details: Politely confirm from the customer service desk

This is the most information we can currently offer on NOUN admission requirements for all new candidates, whether 100-level or Direct Entry applicants.

As always, feel free to contact us in the comment section below if you have any concerns about the prerequisites for admission to NOUN or how to submit an online application. We will respond as soon as possible.