University of Uyo (UNIUYO) Location + Admission Requirement

Filed in School News Update by on November 12, 2019

University of Uyo: Location, Courses, Admission and Accommodation, Cut-of-marks and Fees

The University of Uyo popularly known as UNIUYO was established in 1991 by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Before the commencing of the university in 1991, it was known to be the University of Cross River which was created in 1983, as the state was part of the old cross river state.

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The University operates a multi-campus system with its campus located at strategic sites in the state, they include, the Main Campus, the Town Campus, the Annex Campus, the College of Health Sciences Campus and the Ime Umanah Campus.
The University of Uyo has a broad fields of study and currently boasts of having about 13 faculties offering degree programmes in diverse fields leading to officially recognized degrees such as bachelor, masters and postgraduate degrees.
The University of Uyo has her quality of education which is being instilled by it staffs to students. The university is competing favourably with most top rated Universities in the country and currently stands as the 21st best institution in the country.

How It Started

The university was integrated from the University of Cross River State (UNICROSS). The federal government of Nigeria on October 1, 1991 established it as a federal university and the name was changed to the University of Uyo. The university inherited students, staff, academic programmes and the entire facilities of the erstwhile University of Cross River State established by the then Cross River State that comprised of the present Akwa Ibom and Cross River State in 1983.
Academic activities in the university kick-start during the 1991/92 academic session. University of Uyo at present has about 12
faculties, the postgraduate school and the school of continuing Education.
Professor Enefiok Essien is the current Vice-Chancellor of the university with the Emir of Hadejia, Adamu Maje as the chancellor.

Mission of the University

The university has a mission to proffer quality education for it students, with a vision of solving the worlds challenges.


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The University of Uyo is located in the heart of Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom, Nigeria’s second largest oil-producing state. Uyo is easily accessible by road,although there is an international airport for external use(s). The university operates from four campuses:

  • The Permanent Site/Main Campus of the university is situated along Nwaniba Road, Uyo and is about 4.5 km from the city centre and covers an area of about 1,443 hectares.
    The Main Campus accommodates Parts of Central Administration, Faculties of Engineering and Natural and Applied Sciences, International Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research (ICEESR), and the Postgraduate Schools.
  • The Town Campus is located in a location not far from the main site still in Uyo. It accommodates Faculties of Arts, Education, Social Sciences, Pharmacy.
  • The Annex Campus of the university homes the Faculties of Agriculture, Business Administration, Law, Environmental Studies and General Studies.
  • The Ime Umana Campus, is situated in Ediene Abak, a town very close to Uyo. The campus accommodates the Pre-Degree, JUPEB and other special courses offered by the school.
S/N Programme
1 Agricultural Economics and Extension
2 Animal Science
3 Crop Science
4 Food Science and Technology
5 Fisheries & Aquaculture

Faculty of Arts

S/N Programme
1 English and Literary Studies
2 Performing Arts
3 History and International Studies
4 Philosophy
5 Music
6 Communication Arts

Courses offered by Basic Medical Science Faculty

S/N Programme
1 Anatomy
2 Biochemistry
3 Physiology

Faculty of Business Administration

S/N Programme
1 Accounting
2 Banking and Finance
3 Business Management
4 Marketing
5 Insurance

Faculty of Clinical Science

S/N Programme
1 Medical Microbiology
2 Parasitology
3 Community Health
4 Hematology

Faculty of Education

S/N Programme
1 Chemistry Education
2 Biology Education
3 Integrated Science Education
4 Mathematics Education
5 Physics Education

Faculty of Engineering

Courses offered by the Engineering faculty:

S/N Programme
1 Agricultural Engineering
2 Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
3 Civil Engineering
4 Electrical and Electronics Engineering
5 Food Engineering
6 Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Medical Science

S/N Programme
1 Medicine and Surgery
2 Pharmacy
3 Other Medical Related Courses

Faculty of Law

S/N Programme
1 Civil Law
2 Other Law courses

Faculty of Sciences

S/N Programme
1 Chemistry
2 Physics
3 Microbiology
4 Zoology
5 Computer Science
6 Botany and Ecological Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

S/N Programme
1 Anthropology
2 Geography
3 Economics
4 Sociology and Anthropology
5 Psychology
6 Political Science
7 Public Administration

University of Uyo Admission Requirements


Candidates are normally admitted into the university through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), by Direct Entry or through the pre-degree programme for entry into any of the degree programmes of the University. Prospective candidates will be made to go through the screening tests for all modes of application. We’ve compiled useful details on some of the general requirements, find them below:

See also: UNIUYO Post UTME Screening Form

Freshers(100 level):

  • Candidates seeking admission into the University of Uyo must have credit passes in at least five (5) SSCE/NECO/ O’level subjects including English, Mathematics and three other relevant subjects at no more than two sittings.
  • You are also required to register, sit for and attain the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark for your preferred course. Then you can be eligible to write the entrance examination (Post-UTME).

200 level (Direct entry):

In addition to having the above requirements, candidates will also be required to;

  • Have a National Diploma, which should come from a recognized institution in Nigeria.
  • Applicants may also be required to have a Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in a subject(s) related to the proposed field of study with a minimum of one unit and two (2) passes.
  • You may also be admitted if you have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution.

Admission Requirements For Postgraduates

The PG school at UNIUYO runs 94 PhD and 108 Masters programmes spread across the faculties of the University; in addition to a number of Diploma programmes administered at the School of Continuing Education.
We’ve compiled details on the general requirements. Find them below:

Admission Requirements For Master’s Degree

  • Candidates aspiring for the University of Uyo masters degree programmes, must have a first degree in the preferred course of study a relevant discipline with an FCGPA of not less than 3.0 from the university or a recognized university.

Admission Requirements For PhD In UNIUYO

  • Prospective applicants must have a master’s degree in the preferred course with a CGPA not less than 3.50 on a 5 point scale or an average of 60% from the University or one recognized by the school.
  • It’s also important to note that you may be required to sit for a screening examination and an oral interview organize by the PG school.

The university’s website located at is always open for more information about specific admission requirements, programmes offered and other resourceful informations.

University of Uyo Cut Off Mark

The general cut off mark set by the university for admission into any of her degree programmes is 180, but each of the various departments has its UTME cut off marks for admission of students. Any candidate seeking entry into the university with a score higher than the general and department cut off mark has a greater chance of being considered for admission.
Nonetheless, you can get the latest University of Uyo cut off marks by searching the blog as we’d posted them for you earlier.

UNIUYO School Fees

We’ve verbalize here the figure of the University of Uyo School Fees for both freshers and returning students of the university. This should give you an idea of how much you are to pay as you intend on schooling in UNIUYO.

For returning students: the fee adds up to about N60,000 (Sixty thousand naira only).
For freshers: It adds up to about N70,000 (Seventy thousand naira only).

Accommodation At University of Uyo

The university gives accommodation/hostel services for it’s students who are willing to live in the school premises. The hostel fee is amounting to about N30,000 after initial registration. The hostel is fully equipped with good resources to serve the students better.

Facilities At The University of Uyo

The facilities at the university include administrative blocks, faculty buildings, staff quarters, halls of residence, science laboratories, relaxation centres, an online repository for journals, lecture notes, articles and thesis. The University also have world-class structures to boast of;

  • Extensive Library: The huge library is composed of four main divisions: Acquisition, Lending, Processing and Research.
    The library has an active collection of 46,745 volumes and handles about 409,977 lending and reference inquiries annually.
  • Medical Health Centre: Provides free health services to students and staff and is also open to the public. Routine services provided include consultation, medical certification, treatment, antenatal care, e.t.c

Notable Alumni of the University

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The University of Uyo is the breeding ground of most of Nigeria’s elite personals which range from popular actors to the politicians. Below is a list of notable graduates who passed through the university.

    • Bassey Albert, politician
    • Valerie Ebe, lawyer and politician
    • Ini Edo , actress
    • Michael Enyong, politician
    • Onofiok Luke, politician
    • El Mafrex, urban gospel singer-songwriter
    • Chibuzor Obasi , writer
    • Emeka Onowu, politician
    • John James Akpan Udo-Edehe , politician
    • Ime Bishop Umoh, actor

Conclusively, the University of Uyo is a topnotch university that renders quality education for it’s students and the community it serves. Interestingly, it is arguably the best university in the state and one of the institution to look on in the country.

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