Eligibility Criteria to Study Medicine and Surgery in Nigeria

Are you looking for information about the requirements to study medicine and surgery at any Nigerian university? You are in the right place for the information, in this post, we are going to show you some of the requirements for Universities to study medicine and surgery are accredited, then you will also know the cut-off mark and the Jamb score you need to target if you want to study medicine and surgery in Nigeria.

If you wrote Jamb and you choose Medicine and Surgery as your first choice of institution, then here’s a list of reputable or accredited universities across Nigeria where you can study and train to become a medical professional doctor.

List of Universities that offer Medicine and surgery as a course

  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State – AAUA
  • hmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State – ABU
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State – UNN
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State – ABUAD
  • University of Abuja, Abuja, FCT – Abuja
  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun Stat
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Bauchi State – Bauchi
  • Bayero University, Kano, Kano State
  • University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State – Benin
  • Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State – Bingham
  • Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State
  • Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State – BSU
  • University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State – COOU
  • Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State – DELSU
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State – EBSU
  • Eko University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ijanikin, Lagos State – EKO-UNI
  • Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State – EKSU
  • Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Enugu State – ESUT
  • Edo University, Iyamho, Edo State – EUI
  • Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State – Fed-Dutse
  • Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State – Fed-Ndufu
  • Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State – Gregory.
  • University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State – Uyo
  • Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe, Gombe State – Gsu
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State – Ibadan
  • Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City, Edo State – Igbinedion
  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State – Ilorin
  • University of Maiduguri, Borno State – Maiduguri
  • Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State – Ndu
  • Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja – Nile
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, Osun State – Oau
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State – (Oou)
  • Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State – ABSU
  • Ondo State University of Medical Sciences, Laje Road, Ondo, Ondo State – (Osums)
  • University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State – Jos
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Kaduna State – Kasu
  • University of Lagos, Lagos State – Lagos
  • Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State – (Lasu)
  • Yobe State University, Damaturu, Yobe
  • Madonna University, Elele, Rivers State – Madonna
  • Pamo University of Medical Science, Port Harcourt, Rivers State – Pamo
  • University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State – (Phc)
  • Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, Sokoto State – Udu
  • Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State – Uniosun
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State – (Unizik)
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State – Lautech

 Jamb subject combination for Medicine and Surgery:

  • Direct Entry Requirement for Medicine And Surgery:
  • A Level passes in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Zoology are required, along with meeting the UTME prerequisites.
  • In addition to the A Level requirements, a Bachelor of Science (BSC), Bachelor of Surgery (BOS), or equivalent program is accepted.

UTME Requirement for Medicine And Surgery:

  • Candidates must have five (5) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at the Senior Secondary School level.

UTME Subject Combination for Medicine And Surgery:

  • The Jamb subject combination for Medicine and Surgery includes Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Jamb score or Cut-off mark good for the application of Medicine and Surgery

Due to how Competitive the course Medicine and Surgery is in Nigeria, anyone applying for the course must prepare very well and score high on the UTME exam, because many Universities cut off marks for Medicine and Surgery above 250 due to the competition and limitations of Admission in the course.

Some federal universities are very competitive, so you need a 280 to 320 Utme socre to study Medicine and surgery.

Apart from the Good JAMB-UTME score you also need a good O’level Result (WAEC, NECO, or NAPTEB).

Can you apply for medicine and surgery with O’level awaiting results?


Many institutions give space for candidates to apply with O’level awaiting results but remember that the O’level Result must be available in the year of application, and also the results should be available before the Institution starts giving admission to her candidate.

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