Best Universities in Nigeria Offering Medicine And Surgery For Direct Entry

Last updated on August 3rd, 2023 at 08:34 pm

List of Best Universities in Nigeria that Offers Medicine And Surgery For Direct Entry students and admission requirements for those who want to study Medicine in any of these schools.


There are some recognized or accredited Nigerian universities that offer medicine and surgery as a course which are considered the best. Whether private, federal or even state university, studying medicine isn’t easy as it is considered one of the most difficult but best courses to study in Nigeria to be a medical doctor.  This post will help list these recognized universities in Nigeria that accept direct entry into medicine and surgery and their admission requirements in any of these schools.

List of Nigerian Universities You Can Enter through Direct Entry and Apply for Medicine and Surgery

  • Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU)
  • Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma
  • Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Zaria
  • Bayero University, Kano (BUK)
  • Babcock University
  • Bowen University
  • Usman danfodio University
  • University of Osun
  • University of Ilorin
  • Univerity of Benin
  • Univerity of Ibadan
  • University of Jos
  • University of Nigeria (UNN)
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  • Lagos State University
  • Madonna University
  • University of Maiduguri
  • Igbinedion University
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Unizik
  • Ekiti State University
  • University of Uyo
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • University of Port-Harcourt
  • University of Calabar
  • Ladoke Akintola University
  • Afe Babalola Univerity
  • Kaduna State University
  • Imo State University
  • Bingham University

Direct Entry Admission Requirements for Medicine Into Any Accredited Nigerian Universities Offering Medicine as a Course

The admission requirements for direct entry applicants into any of these schools are as follows:

1. O Level Requirements For Medicine And Surgery

Minimum of five credit O level which must include English, Maths, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

2. Direct Entry Requirements

Second Class Honors (upper) in relevant discipline from recognized Universities in Nigeria. Relevant courses accepted includes: B.Sc Biological Sciences, B.Sc. Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Zoology, Biomedical sciences Medical, Paramedical, Biological, Chemical, Physical Sciences, Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Laboratory, Nursing Science, Chemistry, Biology.

3. A’ Level Requirements for medicine and surgery

With 13 and above as points, medical schools like University of Benin (UNIBEN) and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accept A level students for direct entry into medicine and surgery.

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