Best Universities in Nigeria Offering Medicine And Surgery For Direct Entry

List of Best Universities in Nigeria that Offers Medicine And Surgery For Direct Entry students and admission requirements for those who want to study Medicine in any of these schools.


There are some recognized or accredited Nigerian universities that offer medicine and surgery as a course which are considered the best. Whether private, federal or even state university, studying medicine isn’t easy as it is considered one of the most difficult but best courses to study in Nigeria to be a medical doctor.  This post will help list these recognized universities in Nigeria that accept direct entry into medicine and surgery and their admission requirements in any of these schools.

List of Nigerian Universities You Can Enter through Direct Entry and Apply for Medicine and Surgery

  • Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU)
  • Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma
  • Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Zaria
  • Bayero University, Kano (BUK)
  • Babcock University
  • Bowen University
  • Usman danfodio University
  • University of Osun
  • University of Ilorin
  • Univerity of Benin
  • Univerity of Ibadan
  • University of Jos
  • University of Nigeria (UNN)
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  • Lagos State University
  • Madonna University
  • University of Maiduguri
  • Igbinedion University
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Unizik
  • Ekiti State University
  • University of Uyo
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • University of Port-Harcourt
  • University of Calabar
  • Ladoke Akintola University
  • Afe Babalola Univerity
  • Kaduna State University
  • Imo State University
  • Bingham University

Direct Entry Admission Requirements for Medicine Into Any Accredited Nigerian Universities Offering Medicine as a Course

The admission requirements for direct entry applicants into any of these schools are as follows:

1. O Level Requirements For Medicine And Surgery

Minimum of five credit O level which must include English, Maths, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

2. Direct Entry Requirements

Second Class Honors (upper) in relevant discipline from recognized Universities in Nigeria. Relevant courses accepted includes: B.Sc Biological Sciences, B.Sc. Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Zoology, Biomedical sciences Medical, Paramedical, Biological, Chemical, Physical Sciences, Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Laboratory, Nursing Science, Chemistry, Biology.

3. A’ Level Requirements for medicine and surgery

With 13 and above as points, medical schools like University of Benin (UNIBEN) and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) accept A level students for direct entry into medicine and surgery.

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  1. Thanks alot. May God bless you. Sir, please I want more information about BUK, because I heard that they will no longer give admission into MBBS through DE. How truth it’s?

  2. Abdulrasaq sherifat

    Sir what if I don’t have mathematics in my o-level exam and I have up to 6 credit can I get admission to study medicine and sugary in university

    1. it isnt possible. Mathematics is very important

  3. Pls kindly let me know which school can offer me MBBS with 2:2 Microbiology and View) apart from private universities cos I afford their tuition fees..

    1. Pls u haven’t answered her question

    2. Hnd microbiology kadpoly, o level including eng & maths, which sch can accept this for d e medicine & surg.

  4. Do they accept msc degree

  5. Can I study medicine and surgery with a degree in health information management.

    1. It depends on the requirements school you want to study at

  6. can I use slt to study medicine and surgery in university of calaber

  7. Please I study nutrition and dietetics in federal polytechnic ede and I want to cross to medicine in oou using my direct entry……. pleasecan how can I do it

  8. Arfakashazu badamasi

    Thank you so much for your help

    But my question is that:
    Can I apply MBBS with diploma in nursing for direct entry?

    If so, then which universities can accept diploma in nursing as direct entry for MBBS?

    Thank you

  9. Got mine from school or nursing and another from school of midwifery, can I apply for direct to study medicine?

  10. Thank you for the information.
    Please I wish to ask, about the procedure that is what I need in order to apply for the direct entry as an international student ( Cameroon).

  11. Please in using a BSC in medical sciences
    To apply for direct entry in Nigerian Universities
    After meeting the requirements,How many years will one have to spend?

  12. Ishaq zailani galadima

    Please Can I apply for direct entry in Unijos with bsc in biochemistry

  13. Sir please does obafemi awolowo accept direct entrt into medicine amd surgery

  14. Please sir with second class lower in nutrition and dietetics can I apply for direct entry into medicine and surgery in unizik. Thank you

  15. Can I study medicine in UNN with second class upper in BSC. Biological sciences

  16. Pls I studied community health in a school of health technology, can I apply for lomedicine and which school pls

  17. This is helpful 👍
    Thanks 🙏🏽

  18. Please is it possible to study medicine and surgery for a student with first class or second class upper NCE result on Biology/Computer?

  19. Thanks for this information

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