FAQs

The questions below have all been asked by our students or their parents at one time or another.

If you find that your query is not addressed or if you have any specific questions, please email:

admission@nileuniversity.edu.ng or info@nileuniversity.edu.ng

HOW MUCH IS THE TUITION FEE?

Please visit https://www.nileuniversity.edu.ng/tuition-fees

IS ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED IN TUITION FEE?

No.

IS THE TUITION FEE ANNUAL?

Our tuition fee is per session (2 semesters) and it is exclusive of accommodation and feeding.

CAN THE TUITION FEE BE PAID IN INSTALLMENTS?

The tuition can be paid in two instalments of 50% per semester.

WHAT COURSES DOES NILE OFFER?

Please visit https://www.nileuniversity.edu.ng/tuition-fees to see the courses and their fees

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?

Postgraduate applications can be done continuously for next semester.

HOW CAN I APPLY FOR ADMISSION?

Application can be made via http://www.sis.nileuniversity.edu.ng/my/app/

DOES NILE CONDUCT POST-UTME EXAM?

No.

HOW CAN I APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP?

Apply for admission via http://www.sis.nileuniversity.edu.ng/my/app/ and if your results meet our requirements (https://www.nileuniversity.edu.ng/scholarships-and-discounts), the scholarship will be granted automatically.

DOES NILE ACCEPT DIRECT ENTRY AND TRANSFER STUDENTS?

Yes. To apply, please forward your university transcript, O’level result, UTME result and JAMB admission letter (if transferring from a Nigerian university) via email to admission@nileuniversity.edu.ng and then, apply online via http://www.sis.nileuniversity.edu.ng/my/app/

WHAT ABOUT ACCOMMODATION AND FEEDING?

Please visit

https://www.nileuniversity.edu.ng/student-accommodation 

DO I NEED A JAMB RESULT TO GAIN ADMISSION INTO NILE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA? 

Yes, you need a JAMB result if you are a Nigerian student, but foreign students must provide their 12th-grade school results.

CAN I GET ADMISSION WITH MY PREVIOUS YEAR’S JAMB RESULT? 

Yes, if you have gained admission previously with another school that has processed your JAMB result.

If your JAMB result is for the previous year, you can change your first choice of school to Nile University, upload your O’level results, and get back to us.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING TO THE NILE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA? 

All applications are done online on the university website: www.nileuniversity.edu.ng.

DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE APPLICATION? IF SO, HOW MUCH DOES YOUR FORM COST? 

Application to Nile University of Nigeria is free.

I CAN’T FIND THE NAME OF MY SECONDARY/TERTIARY INSTITUTION VIA THE APPLICATION PORTAL. 

Kindly select others, a space will be provided for you to input the name of your school.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET AN OFFER LETTER AFTER COMPLETING MY APPLICATION?

Depending on the volume of applications, the offer of admission letters may range from two to four weeks.

I CHOSE THE WRONG DEGREE CATEGORY (E.G., UNDERGRADUATE, POSTGRADUATE) WHILE APPLYING; WHAT SHOULD I DO? 

You will need to re-apply with a different email address.

HOW DO I CHECK MY APPLICATION STATUS? 

To check the status of your application, log on to the application portal via the university website (www.nileuniversity.edu.ng), you will see the status on your dashboard.

 

HOW MUCH IS THE TUITION FEE?

Please visit https://www.nileuniversity.edu.ng/tuition-fees

IS ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED IN TUITION FEE?

No.

IS THE TUITION FEE ANNUAL?

Our tuition fee is per session (2 semesters) and it is exclusive of accommodation and feeding.

CAN THE TUITION FEE BE PAID IN INSTALLMENTS?

The tuition can be paid in two instalments of 50% per semester.

WHAT COURSES DOES NILE OFFER?

Please visit https://www.nileuniversity.edu.ng/tuition-fees to see the courses and their fees

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?

Postgraduate applications can be done continuously for next semester.

HOW CAN I APPLY FOR ADMISSION?

Application can be made via http://www.sis.nileuniversity.edu.ng/my/app/

DOES NILE CONDUCT ANY EXAM?

No. Only interview for PhD candidates.

IS THERE ANY SCHOLARSHIP?

No but there are various discounts. See https://www.nileuniversity.edu.ng/scholarships-and-discounts

WHAT ARE THE GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM AT NILE UNIVERSITY? 

A Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in a related course, transcript, statement of result/certificate, and O’level. 

WHAT ARE THE GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR AN MPHIL PROGRAM AT NILE UNIVERSITY? 

A Bachelor’s degree, Professional Master’s Degree, and O’Level. 

WHAT ARE THE GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR A PHD PROGRAM AT NILE UNIVERSITY? 

A Master’s (M.Sc.) and Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in a related course, transcript, statement of result/certificate, O’level. 

WHAT ARE THE LECTURE HOURS FOR PG PROGRAMS? 

On weekdays (Monday – Friday), lectures start at 5 pm, while on weekends (Saturdays), lectures start at 9 am.  

IS THERE AN ACCEPTANCE FEE FOR NILE UNIVERSITY’S PG PROGRAMS? 

There is no acceptance fee, only the tuition fee. 

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A POSTGRADUATE STUDENT TO RUN HIS/HER COURSEWORK AT ANOTHER UNIVERSITY AND CONCLUDE HIS/HER THESIS AT NILE UNIVERSITY? 

Yes, it is possible. 

DO YOU OFFER SHORT CERTIFICATION COURSES? 

None for now; however, our efforts to include short 21st-century focused professional courses in our existing offerings are already in the advanced stages. Also, our partner university in South Africa, Red & Yellow Creative School of Business is currently offering a number of impactful short online certification courses for the Nigerian market. Learn more about Red & Yellow’s offerings here: https://www.redandyellow.ng/ 

DOES NILE UNIVERSITY OFFER ANY A-LEVEL ENTRANCE PROGRAM? 

Yes! Nile University of Nigeria has a full-time intensive A-Level program called the School of Preliminary Studies (SPS), designed for students seeking direct entry admission into the University through JUPEB. 

WHAT CATEGORY OF STUDENTS IS THE NILE UNIVERSITY SPS PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR? 

The Nile University SPS program is designed for; 

  • Students who do not have JAMB but wish to gain admission to the university through direct entry. 
  • Students who wish to switch between disciplines (e.g., from the Arts to Sciences) 

WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE NILE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PRELIMINARY STUDIES (SPS) PROGRAM 

The Nile University School of Preliminary Studies (SPS) Program is available for a duration of 12-months, providing students with a comprehensive range of knowledge and skills in areas related to the programme they wish to study in the university. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING INTO THE NILE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PRELIMINARY STUDIES (SPS) 

  • To apply for the Nile University SPS program, you need to possess a minimum of five (5) credits in English, Mathematics, and three (3) other relevant subjects in WAEC/NECO/NABTEB/IGCSE or their equivalent at a maximum of two (2) sittings. 
  • Students awaiting their O’level results are also encouraged to apply, provided they provide their O’levels within the 12 months of the SPS programme.  

 HOW IS THE NILE UNIVERSITY SPS PROGRAM STRUCTURED? 

  • The Nile University School of Preliminary Studies (SPS) programme offers a blend of Nigerian and Foreign A ‘Level courses, enabling students who have met the requirements to gain direct entry admission to 200 Level at Nile University and outside the country. 
  • Students enrolled in the Nile University SPS programme are expected to select three courses relevant to their intended course of study, including some mandatory general knowledge courses. 

 HOW MUCH DOES THE NILE UNIVERSITY’S SPS PROGRAM COST? 

  Tuition for Nile University’s SPS programmes vary depending on the course: 

  • For Sciences: N 2,750,000 
  • For Non-Sciences: N 2,500,000 

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING TO THE NILE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PRELIMINARY STUDIES? 

Application to the Nile University School of Preliminary Studies (SPS) is done online via the website: www.nileuniversity.edu.ng/school-of-preliminary-studies/ 

ARE SPS STUDENTS ENTITLED TO ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION? 

 Yes! Students enrolling in the Nile University SPS programme are entitled to on-campus accommodation at a cost separate from tuition. 

1. How do I  pay my tuition after gaining admission? 

All tuition payments are made online through the school website at: www.nileuniversity.edu.ng. Click Pay Fees in the menu of the website homepage then select the category you belong to. 

For new students, payments are made on the application portal. 

For returning students, payments are made via the student portal/dashboard. 

2.  What does the tuition fee cover? 

The breakdown of the tuition fee is attached to your offer letter. Please note that tuition does not cover hostel accommodation. 

3. Can I pay tuition in full for the entire duration of my program? 

Yes, but you are required to visit the Accounts/Finance Unit to fill out an agreement form. 

4. Can I pay for another session before it begins? 

Yes, the payment link is always open for payments. 

 5. Is it possible to make tuition payments in installments? 

Students are allowed to pay their annual tuition in two installments of 50%, payable at the start of each semester. 

 6. Can I write my exams and make the payment later? 

No, students with outstanding fees will not be allowed to write their semester exams. 

 7. Can I get a refund if I paid more than the tuition for my course of study? 

Payment of tuition in excess is ONLY refundable when a student has graduated or has officially withdrawn. All excess payments will be transferred to the subsequent semesters

8.  Why should I use the new online payment system?

Our online payment system is a  convenient way of making tuition payments since it allows you to execute such transactions from the comfort of your home. You no longer have to go to the bank or come to our campus to make your tuition payments. Additionally, your payment is processed quicker when you use the online system relative to Direct bank transfers and POS payment at the school premises. In addition, with the ongoing threat of COVID-19, this new payment method will enable us to further ensure social distancing and safety on campus by controlling the number of people within the premises at any given time.

9. How secure is the online payment system?

The payment system uses encrypted communications, making it very secure. Also, we do not collect or save your financial data as all online payment attempts made by our customers from our website are terminated on either Interswitch or Paystack payment portals (which are both PCI DSS 3.2 compliant as Level 1 Service Providers (loosely referred to as PCI Level 1 compliance).

10. Why does the bank account number that appears when I choose the “Pay with Bank” option keep changing for every new transaction?

The Bank account displayed during this type of Paystack checkout method is a Virtual and Dynamic (temporary and constantly changing) Account number. It is only valid for the time duration of the transaction (an attempt to make payment to this account number outside this transaction will fail).

11. How long does it take for my payment to reflect in the University’s account with this system?

Immediately the transaction success message is shown, the payment is reflected on the University’s portal.

12. What kinds of bank cards are accepted for online payments?

All Debit and Credit cards from all over the world, as long as they are issued by Mastercard, Visa, and Verve.

13. What does the “USSD” payment method mean?

USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) Payment method Involves using a short code provided during the transaction to make the payment from your bank from your Mobile phone without the need of an Internet connection (GTB’s *737#, UBA’s *919# and Sterling Bank’s *822#).

14. What payment methods do you accept?

  • Paystack – Pay with Transfer (Zenith Bank Dynamic Account ), Pay with Card (Mastercard, Visa, Verve), Pay with Bank (First Bank of Nigeria, Guaranty Trust Bank, Kuda Bank, Sterling Bank, United Bank For Africa, Zenith Bank)
  • Pay with Visa QR (Ecobank, FirstBank, Fidelity, Access or Zenith Bank mobile app)
  • Interswitch – Pay with Card (Mastercard, Visa, Verve)

15. Who do I contact if I am encountering problems with the online payment system?

For all online payment related issues and complaints please send an email to onlinepayments@nileuniversity.edu.ng

Does Nile University offer scholarships? 

Yes, we offer academic and sports scholarships and discounts. However, Law and Medicine are not included in our academic scholarships. Kindly review the scholarship policy on our website at https://www.nileuniversity.edu.ng/scholarships-and-discounts/ 

Are there existing scholarship opportunities for students currently running a program at Nile University? 

There is none for now. Scholarships can only be obtained at the point of joining Nile University. 

Do you offer online courses? 

We currently do not offer fully online courses. However, we offer a blended learning system in line with the regulations of the National Universities Commission. 

Do you offer a part-time program? 

No, we do not. All our programs are full-time. 

What is the procedure for applying for transfer to Nile University of Nigeria from another university? 

To transfer to Nile University, apply online via the website (www.nileuniversity.edu.ng) then, on the application form, select the “transfer” category and follow the prompts. 

Can a student in 200 level transfer to another course of study and still maintain the same level (200 level)? 

Yes, but there are conditions. Kindly visit your department for more information. 

Can a final-year (400 level) student from another university transfer to Nile University and continue from 400 level? 

No, a transfer student must spend a minimum of four semesters (two sessions) in the new university before graduation. 

Can a PG student transfer to Nile University? 

Yes. 

Do I need to provide a JAMB result if I am transferring from a foreign University to Nile University? 

No, but you need to apply for a JAMB admission letter. 

How do I  request my transcript? 

To request a transcript, students should contact the Academic Division office via email at academicdivision@nileuniversity.edu.ng or physically at Nile House (administrative building), Room 121.  

Official transcripts are available for a fee of N10,000, while unofficial transcripts are free.  

The Academic Division office may be able to send official transcripts on behalf of a requesting student to a stipulated destination (school, etc.), although the cost of sending the transcript may vary depending on the location it is being sent to. 

How do I get my login details to access my student portal/dashboard  

After enrolling in the admissions office, students will receive their login details via email. These login details are necessary for accessing services and resources, such as registering for courses and checking academic records. 

How do I retrieve/reset my password on the portal? 

If students forget their password, they can reset it by clicking on the “password reset” option and following the prompts. If they do not have access to their school email, they can visit the IT office in the administrative building, Nile House, room 109, or send an email to itsupport@nileuniversity.edu.ng for assistance. 

How can I generate a receipt after making a payment?  

Visit your student portal, select My finance then select account information and click the online payment hyperlink. Finally, download the file. 

Why am I on “registration hold?”  

You can be prevented from taking part in registration for two reasons: an outstanding (unpaid) balance or a low CGPA. 

Why do I see an outstanding balance, when I don’t have any? 

If the outstanding balance is in a bracket/parenthesis, you do not have to worry, it is unutilized funds paid to your student account. However, if the outstanding payment is not in a bracket that means you have an outstanding balance to pay. You can visit the Accounts/Finance Unit for further clarifications if required. 

Can I register before making the stipulated payment for tuition? 

 No, you cannot register unless you have paid the stipulated tuition. 

 You may, however, register if the balance on your dashboard is greater than 50% of the current semester’s tuition. 

How do I register for my courses? 

Kindly contact your department / academic division. 

I misplaced my ID card; where and how do I get a  new card? 

Student ID cards can be collected from the departmental secretaries or the Academic Division department. 

  • For new students, as soon as you get an ID number and your picture has been uploaded to the portal, kindly visit your department to collect your ID card.  

 

  • Students who misplace their ID  cards are charged N5,000 to get a new one. Students are advised to take care of their ID cards to avoid this fee. 

What are the procedures for “change of course/department?” 

  • Students who wish to change their courses or departments should obtain a “Change of Department/Course” form from the Academic Division office (Nile House, Room 121).  
  • They may need to meet certain requirements, such as having the necessary O’Level and JAMB qualifications, and there may be limitations on the number of times they can change their course or department. 
  • It is important for students to carefully consider their decision and consult with academic advisors before opting to change their course/department. 

Is hostel accommodation automatically included in my tuition fee? 

Accommodation is not part of students’ tuition fees; it is a separate and optional cost.   

How do I apply for on-campus accommodation? 

Applications for on-campus accommodation are done online via the university website https://hostel.nileuniversity.edu.ng/  

Are all students automatically entitled to on-campus accommodation? 

No, accommodation is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to students who meet the eligibility criteria for accommodation. 

What are the criteria for eligibility for on-campus accommodation? 

To be eligible for on-campus accommodation, students must meet the following minimum requirements:  

  1. Has enrolled (been admitted and made the stipulated tuition payment) at Nile University. 
  2. Has applied for accommodation via the website https://hostel.nileuniversity.edu.ng/student. 
  3. Has attended the briefing session with the hostel manager. It is mandatory for students to attend this session with at least one parent/guardian. 
  4. Has passed the required medical examination.  
  5. Has paid the stipulated accommodation fee. 
  6. Has a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and no record of disciplinary issues (for returning students). 

Note: Being eligible for on-campus housing is not a guarantee that a hostel space is secured; accommodation is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who have satisfied the eligibility requirements and are offered accommodation are required to sign the hostel rules and regulations form along with a parent/guardian to secure the accommodation. 

Can I make a payment for a hostel bed space before receiving confirmation of hostel accommodation?  

Only students who have been given accommodation are allowed to make payment for bed spaces through the online payment link dedicated to hostel accommodation (https://onlinepayment.nileuniversity.edu.ng/hostel). 

Can students make the payment for accommodation/hostel and tuition together via the same payment portal?  

No. The hostel and tuition fees are separate costs; Nile University provides separate payment portals for each payment. All hostel payments are to be made via the portal designated for this purpose— the link to the accommodation payment portal is sent via an official communication from the hostel to students who successfully secure accommodation with Nile University. All hostel payments made via portals other than the one designated for hostel payments are deemed invalid for the purpose of securing hostel accommodation.        

 

Is the hostel fee refundable?  

Once full payment for a hostel space for the semester is made and the room key is given, the hostel fee is non-refundable. 

 

Are there students that are given priority for on-campus accommodation? 

First-year (100 level) and final-year (400 level) students are given priority for on-campus accommodation. However, even within this category of students, accommodation is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Is it mandatory for students to use the university’s on-campus and approved off-campus housing?  

No. Students can make their accommodation arrangements while enrolled at Nile University. 

NOTE: All other enquiries about accommodation should be directed to the hostel management at (Male Hostel:+234 705 242 3819; Female Hostel:+234 905 590 9972). 

Career Services 

The Career Services Center of Nile University of Nigeria is charged with the responsibility of empowering our students and alumni to make effective career choices by offering high-quality training, career counselling, and personalized coaching and mentoring to meet their career needs.  

The Center synergizes with employers and industry professionals for on-campus workshops and recruitments. 

What kind of services does the Career Services Center render? 

The Career Services Center offers the following services to Nile University’s students and alumni: 

  1. Career development, transition or advancement advise 
  1. Job search support 
  1. Internships and job preparation 
  1. CV and cover letter review 
  1. LinkedIn optimization and personal branding tips 
  1. Mock interviews 
  1. Advise on change of course(s) 
  1. Scholarship and Postgraduate admission support 
  1. Career development webinars/workshops 

What kind of events does the Career Services Center organize? 

  • Career fairs 
  • Mock job assessment centers 
  • Campus-wide events like TEDx, SDG summit, and Innovation/Art Exhibition  
  • Career development workshops 
  • Skill acquisition webinars. 

Where is the Career Services Center? 

Entrepreneurship And Innovation Hub (Collective Lab) 

The Collective Lab is a dedicated space for students to meet, learn, connect, create, share, and inspire. This collaborative incubation hub is dedicated to innovative project owners who want to start their own business. It is designed to develop an innovative entrepreneurial spirit among Nile University students. 

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation lab is saddled with the responsibility of teaching, coaching, guiding and inspiring students and alumni in their entrepreneurial and Innovation journey. 

The Centre provides students the tools and experiences necessary to creatively pursue new opportunities and innovations in the start-up, social, and corporate venture arenas

Does Nile University offer incentives for research? 

Yes, Nile University rewards and recognizes active researchers 

Do faculty members of Nile University engage in research activities? 

Yes, Nile University has a robust pool of faculty members who engage in the conduct and publishing of quality research in top-rated scientific journals. 

Are there research training opportunities available for students and faculty members? 

Nile University organizes bi-monthly academic (teaching and research) training and workshops tagged “Academic Seminar Series” for all its postgraduate students and faculty members. 

What unit oversees research-related activities at the Nile University of Nigeria? 

The Research and Innovation unit, under the office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), oversees the conduct of all research activities and publications undertaken by the faculty members of the Nile University of Nigeria. 

Note: For all enquiries relating to research and innovations, contact the Research and Innovations unit at research.coordinator@nileuniversity.edu.ng or physically at Nile House, Room 202. 

When was Nile University established? 

The Nile University of Nigeria was established in  2009. 

Who owns Nile University of Nigeria? 

The Nile University of Nigeria is owned by Honoris United Universities. 

What is Honoris United Universities all about? 

Honoris United Universities is the first and largest pan-African private higher education network with 15 institutions across 10 African countries, including Morocco,Nigeria, Tunisia, Mauritius, and South Africa. 

The Honoris United Universities Network is committed to educating the next generation of African leaders and professionals that will be able to impact regionally in a globalized world through collaborative intelligence, cultural agility, and mobile mindsets. Honoris joins the expertise of its member institutions to develop world-class African talent that is competitive in today’s fast-paced, demanding and increasingly digitized labour and start-up markets. 

Are Nile University’s courses accredited? 

Yes, all courses offered at the Nile University of Nigeria are fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC). 

Is Nile University a Muslim school? 

No; Nile University is a secular school owned by the Honoris United Universities Network. 

Is there a Chapel at Nile University? 

We do not have a chapel yet, but we have a functioning students’ Christian fellowship and a hall where church services are held. 

How safe is your school? 

Our institution is secure and well-protected. We combine the use of private security with the police and other security agencies, as well as relevant security technologies to ensure the safety of our campus community.  

Does Nile University have a dress code? 

No; however, we expect our students to dress decently at all times. 

I hear that Nile University has a long vacation (summer)  semester; what is it all about? 

Nile University runs a long vacation (summer) semester which takes place during the three-month end-of-session vacation (usually from July-September). During the long vacation semester, new students admitted during the second intake enrolment campaign complete their second-semester courses to enable them to catch up with and resume the new session on the same level as their peers who were admitted during the first intake enrolment of that academic session. Students with carry-over courses are also allowed to re-take these courses during the long vacation semester.  

Students with outstanding courses from previous levels, such as transfer students, may also be allowed to take these courses during the summer semester. 

Summer semester course offerings are limited, and students are generally only allowed to take a maximum of 15 credits during this semester. This means that a student can take a maximum of five 3-credit courses or seven 2-credit courses.

Fraud Awareness Disclaimer

Dear members of the public,

Please be advised that:
  1. Nile University of Nigeria’s application/admission process is free (we do not charge you for the application form or the application/admission process).
  2. We have no agents authorized to issue out/ sell our admission forms or collect tuition or other payments on our behalf – all payments and application/admissions processes are done online via the official university portals.

Please be informed that Nile University of Nigeria is not liable for any financial or other loss you may suffer due to transactions with unauthorized agents (who have misrepresented themselves as Nile University’s representatives) on unofficial university portals.