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Most Expensive Federal Universities in Nigeria

This federal universities have increased their school fees, Making them some of the most expensive federal Universities in Nigeria, Read to the end to find out.

In this article, we bring you the List of the federal universities with the most expensive school fees in Nigeria, and how much students pay for every course.

The most expensive federal universities in Nigeria and how much students pay per course/session. Federal universities used to be the cheapest institution to study in Nigeria but since the last disaggrement between the Federal Government led by Buhari in 2022 everything changed.

The federal government insist it can’t continue to fund universities, Meaning they’ll have to find means to fund themselves. Leading to the increase in school fees.

Federal universities are no longer cheap institutions to study in here in Nigeria and that’s due to the fact the federal government insists it can no longer fund the universities, universities will now have to find means to fund their selves.

Since then most federal government universities have reviewed their school fees to make sure students pay higher as a means to fund itself
Without further ado below is the list of most expensive federal universities. Kindly note that more universities are reviewing their school fees; we will keep working on updating this content.

Most expensive Federal universities in Nigeria

Federal University of health science Azare (Fuhsa)

Coming first in the list is Federal University of health science Azare Bauchi state, this newly established federal university is one of the university who’s school fees is little high for the average Man in Nigeria.

The university currently offers undergraduate degree programs in five faculties, including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, and Basic Medical Sciences. It also offers postgraduate programs in various fields of health sciences.

The university is the Most expensive run university in Nigeria at the time of writing this post.

Courses offered by FUHSA

Courses offered by the federal university of health science Azare include:

  • MBBS Medicine and Surgery
  • Human Nutrition & Dietetics
  • BDS Dentistry
  • Nursing Science
  • Radiography

Federal University of Health Science Azare school fees

    First Semester 60% as 1st Instalment – N216,000
    Second Semester 40% as 2nd Instalment – N140,400
    Total School Fees Per Session – N351,000
    First Semester 60% as 1st Instalment – N198,600
    Second Semester 40% as 2nd Instalment – N132,400
    Total School Fees Per Session – N331,000
    NOTE: Any student who wishes to pay all the fees at once can do so.

University of Maiduguri(UNIMAID)

The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) is a Federal higher institution located in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State in Northeast Nigeria. The university was created by the federal government of Nigeria in 1975, with the intention of its becoming one of the country’s principal higher-education institutions. It enrolls about 25,000 students in its combined programs, which include a college of medicine and faculties of agriculture, arts, environmental science, Allied health science, Basic medical science, dentistry, education, engineering, law, management science, pharmacy, science, social science, and veterinary medicine.

With the encouragement of the federal government, the university has recently been increasing its research efforts, particularly in the fields of agriculture, medicine, and conflict resolution, and expanding the university press. The university is the major higher institution of learning in the north-eastern part of the country

This university is one of the institutions that has reviewed its school fees,

The school fees range between 100 thousand naira to 200 thousand naira, the school fees vary by course with those in the medical courses eg MBBS paying as much as 250k.

Federal University Dutse (FUD)

The Federal University Dutse (FUD), is one of the nine universities created by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2011.

FUD offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs (Pgde. Msc. and as well as Ph.D.)

The Federal University, Dutse (FUD) held its first convocation ceremony on January 16, 2016.
The university’s campus is located in the ancient town of Dutse, the capital of Jigawa State. FUD seeks to attract a diverse cast of lecturers and students, support research and teaching on local, national, and global issues and create academic relationships with many universities and higher education institutions in Nigeria and across the world
The university is one of the institutions that have reviewed its school fee after the ASUU/FG tussle in 2022

Federal University Dutse FUD School fees

Federal university Dutse school fee can be found HERE

1.Tuition Fee (Payable by Foreign Students)100,000.00
2.Certificate Verification Fee (Fresh Student Only)3,000.00
4.Library Fees2,000.00
5.General Studies (GST) Fee3,000.00
6.Examination Fees2,000.00
7.Sessional Statement of Result Fee Payable to Department2,000.00
8.Sports and Games2,000.00
9.I.D Card Fees (Fresh Students Only)2,500.00
10.Development Levy5,000.00
11.Student Union Benevolent Fund500.00
12.Field Work, SIWES & Teaching Practice Fees (Agric, Science and Medical Students Only)4,000.00
13.Laboratory Bench Fees (Science Students Only)8,000.00
14.Laboratory Bench Fees (College of Medicine Only)13,000.00
15.Students Information’s Booklet (Fresh Students Only)2,000.00
16.Medical & Insurance Fee2,000.00
17.Students Union Government (SUG) Dues1,000.00
18.M.I.S Fees2,500.00
19.Caution Deposit Fee (Fresh Students Only)5,000.00
20.Environmental Management Fee1,000.00

University of Abuja (Uniabuja)

The University of Abuja is a tertiary institution in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. It was established in January 1988 as a dual-mode university with the mandate to run conventional and distance learning programs. Academic work began at the university in 1990 with the matriculation of its pioneer student

The University of Abuja has shared the post below indicating the newly reviewed school fee.

Dear friends have a glimpse of what some of our new students will be paying for the 2022/ 2023 Academic Session

The University of Abuja School fees

1. Arts (English/Linguistics) N96,500

2. Arts (Theatre Arts) N101,500

3. Other Arts N96,500

4. Agriculture N137,500

5. Health Sciences – 122,500

6. Education related course ( between N100,000 and N123,500

7. Engineering N116,000

8. Law 104,000

9. Management (99,000)

10. Science ( N108,500 – N118,000).

ALSO READ: ABU post UTME form 

University of Jos (Unijos)

The University of Jos, also known as UNIJOS, is a federal university located in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. It was founded in 1975 and is one of the 25 federal universities in Nigeria.

University of Jos, is one of the university who recently modified their school fees. The UNIJOS approved new charges for the 2022 academic session shows that fresh students will pay N213,000 while returning students would pay N160,000.

See unijos school fees for all Courses here

Bayero University Kano(BUK)

This is the recent institution to enter the list as the BU  university management increase the school fees and hostel fee in the past month of June 2023.


Faculties of Clinical Sciences (MBBS), and Dentistry.
– New Students: 170k
– Returning students: 160k

Faculties of Allied liealth Sciences, and Basic Medical Sciences.
– New Students: 150k
– Returning students: 140k

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
– New Students: 110k
– Returning students:120k

Pharmaceutical Sciences, life science and Physical Sciences
– New Students: 112k
– Returning students:102k

Bayero University school fees
BUK newly review school fees

Final Thoughts

The government refusal to continue funding federal universities simply means that the government have removed subsidy for the universities, meaning every federal university most find ways to funds itself leading to the increase in most federal Universities school fees in Nigeria.

The people should expect increase in the school fees of all federal universities in Nigeria except if the federal government change it’s decision. We will write in future article about some of the Cheapest/affordable federal universities in Nigeria at the moment.

What are your thoughts on the school fees increment? Let us know in the comment section below.


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