National Open University Of Nigeria (NOUN) PhD Courses & Fees

NOUN is one of the accredited Nigerian University where distance learning is provided. With both full time and part time courses offered at NOUN, postgraduate and undergraduate students are sure to get the best academic experience in the country.


The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) was established in 1983 but started offering academic priogrammes in 2002. It was in 2009 that the School of Postgraduate Studies was then established.

All these has helped to expand the knowledge, enhance the skills and even add value to students attending this school, especially when they indulge in professional career pursuit or engage in business activities.

While this page seeks to list out the Phd courses offered in NOUN and the fees, we would also give a breakdown of fees for prospective students who wish to enrol at the Open university.

PhD courses that are available at NOUN include

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programme (By Research) in:

  • Public Administration

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme (By Research) in:

  • Christian Theology/Religious Studies
    English and Literary Studies with specialisation in English Language, Literature in English, African Oral Literature

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme by Research in:

  • Agricultural Extension and Management
  • Applied Mathematics (Industrial Option)
  • Crop Production/Protection
  • Animal Production
  • Applied Biology
  • Polymer Science
  • Environmental Science/Climate Change
  • Waste Management

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme

  • Educational Leadership with specialization in:
  1. Educational Administration
  2. Educational Management
  • Science Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Mathematics Education

Please note that every programme in the school are by coursework and research.

Here is an analysis of fees PhD candidates are expected to pay during the course of their programme.

  1. Application form | 10,000 | 10,000
  2. Registration fee per annum | 150,000 | 150,000;
  3. Course Registration Fee (where applicable, per courses) | 10,000 | 10,000
  4. Laboratory Access Fee (where applicable, per courses) | 20,000 | 20,000
  5. I.D. Card | 2,500 | 2,500;
  6. Library Fees | 10,000 | 10,000;
  7. ICT Administrative Charges | 10,000 | 10,000;
  8. E- Facilitation | 6,000
  9. Examination Fee | 3,000 | 3,000;
  10. Re-sit Examination fee per course (where applicable) | 4,000 | 4,000.

Undergraduate School Fees (New students)

If you are new student, this is the breakdown of the fees you will need pay for eash semester.

Fees | 1st semester | 2nd semester

Registration Fees | 2,500 | 6,000;
Caution Deposit | 3,500 | 3,500;
Orientation Fees | 1,500 | 1,500;
Matriculation Fees | 1,500 | 1,500;
I.D. Card | 500 | 500;
Library Fees | 3,000 | 3,000;
ICT Administrative | Charges | 10,000 | 10,000;
E- Facilitation | 4,000 | 4,000
Jamb Regularization | 6,000 | 6,000.00
Result Verification Fee | 5,000.00 |5,000
Total Compulsory Fees | 33,500.00 | 41,000.

Returning Students School Fees

Fees | 1st semester | 2nd semester

Registration Fees | 2,500 | 6,000
Library Fees | 3,000 | 3,000
ICT Administrative Charges | 10,000 | 10,000
E- Facilitation | 4,000 | 4,000
Total Compulsory Fees | 15,500 | 23,000.

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  1. Comment:good morning pls I want to know more about the PhD program

    1. With the COVID-19 pandemic, things have either changed or been put on hold. NOUN would be in the best position to answer your queries

  2. I didn’t see the duration for your PHD programme. I’ll also want to know if you’re still accepting applications

  3. I graduated with B.A Religious Studies can I apply for M.A Religious Studies

  4. I have BSc. Ed. Hons. Mathematics and MBA from University of Benin, Benin City. Can I pursue any of the following programs in your Institution?:
    PhD in Educational Management
    PhD in Educational Administration
    PhD in Public Administration

  5. ADEBAYO, G. Adebaayo

    i have interest in phd environmental science/climate change

  6. I have M.Ed VTE (Business Education) with less than 4pont grade. Can I enrol for PhD in Educational Magt? What’s the duration of the study? Thanks

  7. Musari Segun Omolaja

    Pls, I want to ask I obtained a master degree in Public Health Education, can I pursue P.HD in Public Health in Your institution?

  8. Dare, Kehinde Oluwole

    I had a carry over in Educational Research in 2016 (PGD)
    ever since l was so busy to come back to re write this paper.
    What can l do now that l want to rewrite the paper. Tell me the process

    1. Write an application to the school for change of center, chose the avail center close to u.. Then write ur CO there.

  9. Ogbuloko Vincent Eche

    Do NOUN offer PhD in information technology

  10. Babatunde Adeyemo

    Please I want to know if you NOUN does not offer History at PhD level

  11. Pls, does ur institution offer PhD in Guidian and cancelling

  12. Timothy Uzoma Onyenankeya

    Please, do you offer course at PhD level on Peace and Conflict Resolution.

  13. Thanks for this information

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