AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY ZARIA- All you need to know about ABU Zaria 2024

Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (ABU Zaria) is sited in one of the most historic towns in the northern part of Nigeria, Zaria, and named after the first republic’s premier of the old Northern region, Sir Ahmadu Bello after its establishment in 1962.

ABU Zaria was first established as the University of Northern Nigeria, by the northern parliament in 1961 and kicked off with a population of a little above 400. Now it has grown to be ranked number 67 in Africa, 19th in sub-Saharan Africa, and 7th in Nigeria. A school that many Nigerians will love to attend in their formative years.

Resumption date  

Old and new students of ABU Zaria are expected to be on campus from the 24th of October 2024. Perfect right?  

All courses offered in ABU Zaria (Including postgraduate)

  1. Accountancy/Accounting
  2. Actuarial Science
  3. Adult Education And Community Development
  4. Agricultural Extension
  5. Agricultural Engineering
  6. Agricultural Science & Education
  7. Agriculture
  8. Anatomy
  9. Arabic Studies
  10. Archaeology
  11. Architecture
  12. Automotive Engineering
  13. Banking & Finance
  14. Biochemistry
  15. Biological Sciences
  16. Botany
  17. Building
  18. Business Administration
  19. Business Education
  20. Chemical Engineering
  21. Chemistry
  22. Civil Engineering
  23. Civil Law
  24. Computer Engineering
  25. Computer Science
  26. Dental Surgery
  27. Drama/Dramatic/Performing Arts
  28. Economics
  29. Education & Chemistry
  30. Education & Christian Religious Studies
  31. Education & Computer Science
  32. Education & Geography
  33. Education & Integrated Science
  34. Education & Language Arts
  35. Education & Mathematics
  36. Education & Religious Studies
  37. Education & Social Studies
  38. Education And Arabic
  39. Education And Biology
  40. Education And Hausa
  41. Education And Islamic Studies:
  42. Education And Physics
  43. Educational Administration & Planning
  44. Electrical And Computer Engineering
  45. Electrical Engineering
  46. English Language
  47. Fine Art
  48. Fisheries & Aquaculture
  49. Forestry & Wildlife Management
  50. French
  51. Geography
  52. Geology
  53. Glass Technology
  54. Guidance & Counselling
  55. Hausa
  56. Health Education
  57. History
  58. Home Economics And Education
  59. Human Kinetics
  60. Industrial Design
  61. Insurance
  62. International Studies
  63. Islamic/Sharia Law
  64. Land & Surveying
  65. Library & Information Science
  66. Literature In English
  67. Local Government & Development Studies
  68. Marketing
  69. Mass Communication
  70. Mathematics
  71. Mechanical Engineering
  72. Mechatronics Engineering
  73. Medical Laboratory Science
  74. Medicine & Surgery
  75. Metallurgical Engineering
  76. Microbiology
  77. Mining Engineering
  78. Nursing/Nursing Science
  79. Pharmacy
  80. Physical & Health Education
  81. Physics
  82. Physiology
  83. Political Science
  84. Public Administration
  85. Quantity Surveying
  86. Radiography
  87. Sociology
  88. Statistics
  89. Surveying & Geoinformatics
  90. Telecommunication Engineering
  91. Textile Science And Technology:
  92. Theatre And Performing Arts
  93. Urban & Regional Planning
  94. Veterinary Medicine
  95. Water Resources & Environmental Engineering
  96. Zoology

Admission requirements 

For every aspirant looking to have a place in ABU Zaria, there are some requirements that must be satisfied before a candidate can be considered for admission into ABU Zaria.

For UTME aspirants seeking a place in ABU undergraduate program:

  1. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 credits in the Ordinary Level Credits of the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE/GCE).
  2. Ensure you select the appropriate JAMB subject combination.
  3. To get admitted to Ahmadu Bello University, candidates must score at least 180 on the recently completed JAMB UTME exam.
  4. ABU must be the candidate’s first choice institution in JAMB
  5.  To be eligible for admission, every candidate must participate in the ABU POST UTME/SCREENING.
  6. Candidates must be at least 16 years old.

For the Direct Entry aspirants:

  1. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 credits in not more than two sittings in the Ordinary Level Credits of the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE/GCE).
  2. Candidates must have passed two subjects relating to their field of study at the ‘A’ level/IJMB.
  3. They must have passes in related topics at JUPEB/A’ Level.
  4. Candidates must have First Class/Second Class Upper in a related discipline is required.
  5. Candidates for direct entrance must acquire the ABU Direct Entry form from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the ABU Portal.
  6. Candidates must have passed the National Certificate of Education (NCE), National Diploma (ND), and other Advanced Level Certificates with a minimum of merit.

School fees

Sitting at the top of the fees to be paid in ABU Zaria, is the acceptance fee for new students as it is the first fee that every student will pay into the coffers of ABU.

To that effect, the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Acceptance Fee for the 2024/2025 Academic Session is N30,000 [Thirty Thousand Naira only]. 

NOTE: This fee is non-refundable and mandatory for every newly admitted student of ABU Zaria.

Check below for the full fees of every faculty and its newly admitted student and old students.

FacultyNew Students (UTME & Direct Entry Candidates)ReturningStudents (200 level to 500 level)
Environmental DesignN40,500N23,000
Pharmaceutical ScienceN44,500N27,000
Social ScienceN39,500N23,000
Veterinary MedicineN44,500N27,000

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