#LifeInUnilag: 2016/2017 Unilag Foundation Programme application form is out, Check out full registration details here

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates into the School of Foundation Studies, University of Lagos for the 2016/2017 Academic Session.

Candidates who have two A-level passes, HND holders and graduates of recognised Institutions are exempted from the entrance examination and may be considered for admission into the School of Foundation Studies.  

Highly successful candidates after an approved examination administered by the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB), are eligible for consideration for Direct Entry admission into the 200 Level of the Degree Programmes of the University through JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board), or admission into  the University of Bedfordshire, University of Central Lancashire, University of the West of England, De Montfort University, Leicester, and University of Birmingham, UK and Soochow University, China

This is strictly a non-residential programme. (Please note that the programme does not currently have facilities for the visually impaired).

The School of Foundation Studies will provide an intensive one year taught subjects in line with JUPEB Syllabus for admission  into all the Faculties.


A minimum of FIVE credits (English Language and Mathematics and three relevant subjects) obtained in one sitting at the SSCE/WASSC, GCE/O/L, NECO with results obtained before registration.  Note that Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics candidates require credit in Further Mathematics. Candidate must be 16 years and above by 1st October, 2017 to be eligible for Direct Entry into the University of Lagos.

Application Form Details;

Cost of Application Form (including on line practice tests (excluding  Bank Charges): N25,000.00  (non-refundable).

N.B.: Please read the information on subject combinations before completing the application forms online click here

Ø The Application opens on Monday, 4th April, 2016 and closes on Friday, 19th August, 2016.

Ø Examination Dates: 29th August, – 1st September, 2016.

Mode of Entrance Examination: 

Computer-Based Testing (Entrance examination date will be posted a week before the examination, always check the school website and UnilagAdmissionGuide.com for updates).

All Questions are Multiple Choice.

Entrance Examination subjects are:  Mathematics, English Language (20 question each) and 3 other relevant subjects of 15 questions each, that is, a total of 85 questions to be answered in 1 hour.



First to view the Olevel requirement for all subjects, click Unilag foundation Olevel requirement you might need to refer to this when filling the application form.

1st Step

Generate a payment reference pin from unilag official website. Click Here to generate the reference pin.

After clicking Here select school of foundation studies then scroll down and tick whether biological children of staff or not. Fill in the info required after then. Basically it’s just your full name, email address and phone number. Please it will do you a whole lot of good to give accurate infos. It may be required later.

For University of Lagos Staff Children:

Click the staff biological child link, provide 5 digit staff ID number and select appropriate name on the staff children list to  obtain a payment reference number (PRN).

Submit the form and a reference number will be generated. Print it out!

2nd step

Print the payment voucher/reference number and take it to any branch of the underlisted banks stated below:

    1. Access Bank Plc
    2. Ecobank Plc
    3. First Bank Plc
    4. Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (and internet banking platform)
    5. UBA Plc
    6. Union Bank Plc
    7. WEMA Bank Plc
    8. Zenith Bank Plc


 Unilag said any branch of the above listed banks but from experience I will advice you use the branches inside Unilag if you can.

 Account number To pay into will be given in the banks. You know after payment, the bank will activate the reference number you took to them for payment. Most banks outside Unilag don’t have that facilities. 

Do your confirmation well from any bank outside Unilag you intend paying to before making payments.

3rd Step

After Paying to the banks, the reference number will be activated and then you can now use it to log back in into the school portal to complete the real application form. To log back in. Click HERE and then click on continue application. Your reference number will be requested and your password is your surname in lower case.

After login in successfully, Fill the application form completely.

You may need to refer back to the Olevel requirement if need be.

Complete the application form, print two copies, take it to the department you are applying into for stamping and bring along to the entrance examination on 29th August, – 1st September 2016.   Also take your printed application form to CITS department in Unilag for data capturing, you may not need to submit to your various departments after the data capturing.

Results:- Results will be released on the University website and at the Faculties on: Tuesday, 8th September , 2016.

Registration/Verification: 12th – 16th September, 2016

Lecture begins: 19th September, 2016

Period of Programme: 12th September, 2016 – 30th June, 2017


Source: Unilag Admissions Guide


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