UNIABUJA Department of Veterinary Medicine Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Veterinary Medicine Faculty of  Medical, Pharmaceuticals and Health Sciences   in University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)  as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in UNIABUJA  to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

The University of Abuja is a tertiary institution in the Nigerian capital Abuja. It was established on January 1, 1988 (under Decree No. 110 of 1992 as amended) as a dual-mode university with the mandate to run conventional and distance learning programmes. Academic work began in the University in 1990 with the matriculation of its pioneer students.

The university runs regular degree, diploma, and postgraduate programmes. Due to its location in the Federal Capital Territory has a Centre for Distance Learning School which provides university education to those who cannot acquire such education through the regular university system and those interested in acquiring new knowledge and specialized skills.

Also see: Nigerian Universities And Courses They Offer   

Nigerian Universities Offering Veterinary Medicine 


The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Veterinary Medicine;

You require;

Five (5) O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.


(i) UI requires five (5) or six (6) ‘O’ Level credit passes to include English. Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and any other relevant subject.

(ii) FUAM accepts Agricultural Science in lieu of Biology.

(iii) UDUSOK accepts Agricultural Science and Health Science

(iv) ABU accepts Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Veterinary Medicine under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences in the above Universities include;

Physics, Chemistry and Biology.



(i) UDUSOK accept Physics or Mathematics.

(ii) ABU requires Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Veterinary Medicine, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require;

A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology, Physics or Mathematics



(i) ABU accepts

a) three (3) ‘A’ level passes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

b) HND lower credit in Animal Science


(ii)  FUAM accept HND distinction in:

a) Poultry Production

b) Animal Health

c) Animal Products Inspection.


(iii) UNIABUJA accepts- ND/HND upper credit in Animal Health and Production or BSc, in Animal Science, Biological sciences (Zoology), Microbiology, etc. in addition to the UTME requirements.

(iv) FUNAAB requires at least HND upper credit to 200 level in addition to the UTME requirements.

(v) UI requires ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, and Biology/Zoology with ‘O’ level credit passes in Physics and Mathematics. In special cases, candidates who have passed the Animal Health Assistant or its equivalent with distinction plus ‘O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics or the equivalents may be considered for admission.

(vi) UI and UMUDIKE accept ND/HND Animal Health and Husbandry provided candidates meet the following requirements:

a) at least one (1) year practical experience;

b) five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and English Language.


(vii) UNILORIN requires ‘A’ level passes in any of Biology/Zoology, Chemistry and Physics in addition to the UTME requirements, at least a minimum of eight (8) points. Special consideration may be given to candidates with HND in Animal Health and Husbandry, or Animal production plus the UTME credit requirements or graduates of first degree in related Biosciences Zoology, Biological Science, Animal Science or Production, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Nursing, Medicine, with a minimum of second class lower division

(viii) UNIJOS accepts

a) Bachelor’s degree in relevant science programme.

b) HND credit or equivalent in Animal Health or Animal Production Technology.

c) All candidates must have the UTME requirements.


(ix) UDUSOK accepts ND/HND credit in relevant programmes plus ‘O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Biology,  Mathematics and Physics.

(x) UNN requires either ‘A’ level passes or equivalents in Chemistry, Biology and Physics in addition to the UTME requirements.

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into UNIABUJA  for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have scored 180 or above in your JAMB result.

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