Top Ten Most Affordable Private Universities In Nigeria – 2019

Education is a key factor, with this knowledge the vast growth of universities as quadrupled in the last decade; Quality education in Nigeria is pricey enough. After dedicated hours of research and survey by a group of survey team at Bukas Blog , We have brought to you a list of the most affordable universities in Nigeria accredited by the NUC.

There are universities in Nigeria, which charge over a million naira per annum for a bachelors degree(B.SC), So, if you’re on a budget and looking for more affordable options, here are the 10 most affordable Nigerian universities for a bachelors degree

Note: Universities are enlisted according to their undergraduate’s course tuition fees.

Top Ten Most Affordable Private Universities In Nigeria – 2019





Oduduwa University- Affordable University In Nigeria

Oduduwa University was licensed by Federal Government of Nigeria to operate as a private University on 3rd November, 2009 (certificate number: 38). The University was named after the progenitor of the Yoruba race (Oduduwa).



The Nigerian University is located at Ipetumodu, a town in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State. It is just 6 kilometres away from Ile Ife. The University which occupies about 100 hectares of land, is strategically located on Ife — Ibadan express road, and it can be accessed from all the nearby States of Oyo, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Edo and Lagos.

The minimum entry requirement for undergraduate programmes at Oduduwa University is credit level passes in 5 subjects at the O’Level examinations. The subjects must include English Language, Mathematics and one relevant subject obtained at not more than two sittings, 2018/2019 Admission Exercise is ongoing You can apply now. Click here to apply now at Oduduwa University




Obong University- Affordable University In Nigeria

Obong University is the pinnacle of many years of planning and hard work which began prior to the incorporation of the Proprietors, Dr. Moses Akpanudo Foundation, in 1994 with the primary aim of promoting education,

Obong University is a four-year private university located in Obong Ntak, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. It is associated with the Churches of Christ, and its sponsoring congregation is the Rivergate Church of Christ in Madison, Tennessee.

To apply to Obong University now, follow these steps carefully:

  • To apply, first create your profile here Obong University
  • Login using the email address as username used in creating your online profile. And enter your password
  • Fill the Step 1 form
  • Upload your passport in Admissions-Step2 form (max passport size is 50Kb)
  • Fill your O/Level results in Admissions-Step3 (this is the final stage)
  • Fill your JAMB results in Admissions-Step4 (this is the final stage)
  • Print the registration slip at the completion of registration
  • Pay your registration fee of N10,000.00 only at any First Bank branch to account no. 2012748914
  • Bring your registration slip together with the originals of your credentials and Bank teller to the Admissions Office, Obong University, Obong Ntak OR the
  • University’s Liason Office at 78 Oron Rd (3rd floor of Metropolitan Supermarket building, Uyo).

Apply for Admission –

As well as the annual fee for each available courses at Obong University :

  • Social sciences
  • Natural and applied Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Mangement Sciences



Madonna University- Affordable Universities In Nigeria


Madonna University is a private catholic university in Nigeria, situated at No 1 Madonna University Road
P.M.B 05 Elele, 
Rivers State Nigeria,
Okija, Anambra State Nigeria, founded by Emmanuel M.P. Edeh in the year 1999

Madonna University is the first private University in Nigeria and the first Catholic University in Nigeria, Madonna University works for the improvement of her local community as well as for an active contribution to the needs of the international community


All prospective undergraduates who scored up to 160 in the most recent JAMB UTME are qualified to apply including those who did not choose madonna university as first choice.

The above cut-off mark applies to all other courses except Law (250), Medicine (250), Pharmacy (250) and Nursing (200).

Candidates awaiting SSCE result or its equivalent are also eligible to apply for admission provided the result will be available on resumption in September, 2019.

Candidates should collect Screening forms from any of our their (3) campuses or any branch of Mayfresh Mortgage Bank Nation-wide, fill and submit to the officer the form was previously obtained from.

Also the form is available online at Fresh Applicants. Open the link, fill and submit the form online and wait for responses from the university admission office.

Screening and Admission forms are FREE

All intending Candidates must undergo medical examination in Madonna University Medical Centres on payment of necessary medical fees.

Click Here (.pdf) to view the Madonna University school fees schedule.


Also Read: JAMB UTME Cut off Marks for Universities



Caritas University — Affordable Universities In Nigeria

Caritas University is a private Catholic university in Amorji-Nike, Enugu State, Nigeria. Enjoying both state and ecclesiastical approval.

There will be no written Post-UTME Screening Test to get into caritas university and Candidates who scored 140 or more in the 2019 UTME examinations, and have the requisite O’Level results (from WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) are invited for admission.

Admission exercise is open until January 31 2020.

Provovisional Annual fees at Caritas UNIVERSITY



Rhema University- Affordable Universities In Nigeria

Rhema University was founded by Living World Ministries International to make available Christian education at an academic level. It is a Christian university and was founded in 2009 and graduated its first set of students in September, 2014. Since then, it has graduated 3 sets of students.

Rhema university is located at 153/155 Aba-Owerri road. Prior to the establishment of Rhema University, the president of Living Word Ministries, started some primary and secondary schools across some states in Nigeria and even out of Nigeria.

Admission Requirements

UTME Candidates: Candidates must have obtained acceptable scores in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and shall, in addition posses at least five (5) credit passes in WAEC, NECO or NABTEB at no more than two (2) sittings, in subject relevant to their field of study.

Credit passes in English Language and Mathematics are required for Basic Medical Science, Science, Management and Social Science courses.

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Students of Rhema University pay an annual fee of ₦313,000.




Adeleke University-Affordable Universities In Nigeria

Adeleke university was established in 2011 and is located in Ede, Osun state. It is officially accredited by the National universities commission, Nigeria. it is one of the cheapest private universities in Nigeria

Admission Requirements For 2019/2020 Undergraduate Admissions

To apply, visit now see full school fees full school fees




Lead City University- Affordable University In Nigeria

Lead City University is a tertiary institution that was founded in 2005.

The University is located in Ibadan in Oyo State and is also ranked among the affordable private universities in Nigeria.

General Requirements (JAMB/Direct Entry)

The minimum entry requirement for admission into Lead City University is GCE O/L, SSCE/NABTEB/ NECO or equivalent credit level pass in five(5) subjects, including English Language, and Mathematics, obtained at not more than two sittings.

Those with additional (Direct Entry) qualification such as University Diploma, NCE, IJMB, OND, GCE ‘A’ Level or equivalent professional qualification etc are to proceed from part II. However, candidates awaiting result may apply provided evidence of results would be available before resumption

Click here to see full fees !



AJayi Crowther University- Affordable University In Nigeria

Ajayi Crowther University also known as ACU is a private university Established in 2005, Ajayi Crowther University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Oyo Town …

How to Apply for Undergraduate Programme

  1. Check Programme requirements on
  2. Make Payment for application form
  3. Fill the application form



Fountain University- Affordable University In Nigeria

Fountain University is in Oke Osun after the Osun Osogbo sacred grove in Osogbo, Nigeria. It was established by the Nasrul-lahi-li fathi Society in 2007. It is a privately owned Islamic faith-based university in Osun State.

Fountain University has emerged as the ‘best school’ in the 2019 creativity week competition organized by the Future Creative Leaders Academy.






5 O’ Level credit pass in relevant subjects.



5 O’level credits pass in relevant subjects with good score in JAMB UTME



Caleb University — Affordable Universities In Nigeria

Caleb University is a private university located in Imota, Lagos, Nigeria. The systematic history of Caleb University dates back to 1986 when Prince Oladega Adebogun planted the initial seed for a nursery and primary school in the heart of Mainland Lagos.

Africa’s Best Private University in Research and Entrepreneurship Development

Details of approved fees per semester for 2018/2019 session is as stated in the attached schedule. Candidates shall be allowed to register only upon full payment of prescribed fees. Download a PDF copy on the school website.


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