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OAU Admission Requirements for 2024/2025 (UTME & Direct Entry)

Are you aspiring to study at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and curious about the admission criteria? Look no further! This post is tailored for OAU aspirants and individuals seeking accurate information on the admission requirements for this prestigious institution.

Admission Requirements for UTME Candidates:

  1. Choose OAU as your first choice: Ensure that you select Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) as your primary choice when filling out your Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) form.
  2. Correct JAMB subject combination: It is crucial to choose the appropriate JAMB subject combination for your desired course to meet OAU’s admission criteria.
  3. Score at least 200 in UTME: Attain a minimum score of 200 in your UTME/JAMB examination to be eligible for consideration.
  4. Minimum of Credit passes in O’level subjects: Obtain a minimum of Credit passes in five subjects, including English Language, in any O’level examination (such as WAEC, GCE) with not more than two sittings.
  5. Age requirement: Ensure that you have reached the age of 16 by October of the admission year and meet the OAU departmental cut-off mark for your chosen course.

Admission Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates:

  1. Credit passes in five subjects: Secure a minimum of credit passes in five subjects, including English Language, at SSCE, GCE O’Level, or an equivalent qualification, within two sittings.
  2. Possess relevant qualifications: Hold an HND, OND, or NCE in the relevant program you intend to undertake at OAU.
  3. Purchase Direct Entry form: As a Direct Entry candidate, obtain the Direct Entry form through both the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and OAU.
  4. Acceptable Direct Entry screening score: Achieve a prescribed score for admission during the Direct Entry Screening Exercise.
  5. Final selection: The final selection process combines the candidate’s certificates and the results from the Direct Entry screening.


To secure admission to your desired course at OAU, carefully adhere to the outlined admission requirements in this article. Following these guidelines will enhance your chances of gaining admission to Obafemi Awolowo University.

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