Affordable Online Courses to Study in Nigeria (2024)

You can study online in Nigeria freely from home if you are the busy type. There are also accredited affordable online courses in Nigerian universities you could apply for after which you earn your Masters, MBA, B.Sc degree or any other online certificate you can use to get a Job abroad.

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What you would need is access to a computer with high internet speed or even your tablet if its compatible to take online lectures. You can opt for a public cyber cafe if you don’t have a PC with internet services.

Although there are top universities abroad that offer online degree programs for international students like University of London, University of Liverpool or other top educational institutions in Australia, United States e.t.c. This post on online study in Nigeria will enlighten you on the affordable courses you can study online at home easily in Nigeria and get certified.


There are a lot of benefits of online degree programs that are affordable. This advantages are sure to provide you a better career opportunity.

  1. It save time, stress and money. With online study in Nigeria you do not need to travel to the United Kingdom, USA, Germany or other countries that offer foreign certificates. Online study saves you the expense of paying heavily for education abroad, since they are offered at highly cheap and affordable rates. Issues like cost of accommodation or getting an international visa and passport do not arise here.
  2. There are online professional courses with certificate and programs you could study and benefit from these universities online. Professional courses like nursing and pharmacy can be studied from home right online.
  3. With a flexible online study curriculum, you can study in a distraction free environment at your leisure time and pace which would help you understand and learn faster without distractions associated with group learning.
  4. You choose the time to attend online classes at your convenience whether in the morning or in the evening.
  5. The registration process to study in these online universities is easy.
  6. Online degree will help boost your career or profession as you will be taught by world-class professors, tutors.

The only disadvantage of these online study programs is that you cannot use the online degrees to apply for Nigerian jobs as it was not approved by the Federal Government, you can use it to apply for international positions.


Below is a list of available online degree programs and courses with certificate of completion you can do from Nigeria easily:

  • French Language Skills
  • Health & Safety & Compliance
  • Financial & Economic Literacy
  • Arabic Language Skills
  • Health Literacy
  • Digital Literacy & IT Skills
  • Personal Development & Soft Skills
  • Schools Curriculum
  • Diploma Courses
  • English Language Skills
  • Business and Entrepreneurship Skill.
  • Diploma in Project management
  • Diploma in Human Resources.
  • Diploma in Customer Service Training.
  • Diploma in Business management.
  • Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health.


Although, there are top schools where you can study online, the tuition fees of most of these schools are expensive. the ones listed here are affordable depending on the course you want to study to get certificate for completion. Below is a list of affordable online colleges & universities where you can study from home in Nigeria:

  • Kansas Christian College
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Western International University
  • Iowa Central College
  • Trident University International
  • Abraham Lincoln University
  • Baker College Online
  • Doane University
  • University of Northwestern Ohio
  • National American University Online
  • Miller-Motte College Online
  • University College
  • Colorado Technical University – Online
  • Our Lady of the Lake College
  • Rasmussen College Online
  • Southern New Hampshire University Online
  • Ashford University
  • Capella University
  • Kaplan University
  • ECPI University Online
  • University of the Southwest
  • Bryan University Online
  • South University Online
  • American Inter-Continental University
  • Pinnacle Career Institute Online


Whatever choice you make, note that before you register with any institution for online degree program, make sure the school or university is accredited so as not to waste your money in applying to a school that do not offer accredited online programs.

Check out reviews of the students who graduated from these schools and view their rating. Do not register or apply for a school, college or university that ask you to pay to get their information. Visit the school website and check for the online courses with certificate of completion they offer and the duration of these programs online.

Finally, give the school authority a call to verify information about the tuition fees, degrees, programs and eligibility.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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