Nigerian Universities Offering Arabic & Islamic Studies 2022

The program provides graduate training in the languages, works of literature, and thoughts of the Islamic world, as well as an introduction to scholarly approaches to studying Islam.

The following is the list of universities that offer Arabic And Islamic Studies as a course:

  • Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  • Yobe State University, Damaturu

Entry Requirements

Subject Combination / JAMB UTME Requirements

In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combinations needed to study Arabic and Islamic Studies under the Faculty of Arts & Humanities in the above Universities include:

  • Arabic and two (2) subjects from Arts and Social Sciences.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

  • EKSU requires Arts subjects.

O’Level Requirements

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Arabic and Islamic Studies; You require;

  • Five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language, Arabic, and three (3) other relevant subjects.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

  • EKSU requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language and other Arts subjects and an O’ level pass in Mathematics at one (1) sitting.

Direct Entry Requirements

These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Arabic and Islamic Studies if you don’t intend to use UTME. You require:

  • Two (2) ‘A’ level passes in relevant subjects.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

  • EKSU accepts two (2) ‘A’ level passes in Arabic/IS and one (1) Arts subject plus the UTME requirements.


The careers graduates can get with an Islamic studies degree focus on research, education, and consulting on international relations, political strategy, and cultural awareness.

They can also advise government or corporate policy for operations in the Middle East or other regions with large Islamic populations.

To all students wishing to major in Arabic & Islamic Studies, RealMina wishes you success in your academic journey.

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