Are you looking for a reputable private university to undergo your postgraduate programmes?
If yes, then here you have the list of the Approved Private Universities in Nigeria for Postgraduate Programmes.
Overview of Private Universities in Nigeria
Private Universities are usually not operated by governments, although many receive tax breaks, public student loans, and grants.
Depending on their location, Private Universities may be subject to Government regulation. This is in contrast to Public Universities and National Universities.
What is Postgraduate Education?
Postgraduate education is any higher education undertaken after a bachelor’s degree.
This is a step up from what an undergrad would have studied and is an opportunity to focus on a particular area.
In an increasingly competitive graduate climate, a postgraduate qualification can distinguish you from other candidates who are chasing the same job positions.
In the US, postgraduate education is referred to as graduate education and undertaken by a grad student at a grad school.
Alternatively, students will move on to medical school, law school or business school to study these specific areas.
List of Private Universities Approved to Run Postgraduate Programmes in Nigeria
There are 37 approved Private Universities that are qualified to run Postgraduate Programmes in Nigeria.
On 15th April 2021, the National University Commission (NUC) notified the general public that only the following Universities have the approval to offer postgraduate programmes at the Masters and PhD levels in Nigeria:
1. Achievers University, Owo
2. Adeleke University, Ede
3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
4. African University of Science and Technology, Abuja
5. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
6. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
7. Al-Qalam University, Kastina
8. American University of Nigeria, Yola
9. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
10. Baze University, Abuja
11. Bells University of Technology, Ota
12. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
13. Bingham University New-Karu
14. Bowen University, Iwo
15. Caleb University, Lagos
16 Covenant University, Ota
17. Crawford University, Igbessa
18. Crescent University, Abeokuta
19. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
20. Fountain University, Osogbo
21. Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu
22. Igbinedion University, Okada
23. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State
24. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
25. Lead City University, Ibadan
26. Madonna University, Okija
27. Mountain Top University, Ogun State
28. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
29. Novena University, Ogume
30. Oduduwa University Ipetumodu
31. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos
32. Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State
33. Salem University, Lokoja
34. Samuel Adegboyega University, Edo State
35. University of Mkar, Mkar
36. Veritas University, Abuja
37. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State
The NUC official statement reads:
Employers of labour, educational institutions and other stakeholders are to note that only certificates issued by these universities, for their approved programmes, are valid for employment, further studies and other purposes.
When in doubt about the status of any programme or certificate, the National Universities Commission should be contacted through [email protected]
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