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National Open University Portal, Courses and School Fees



How would you love to learn more about the National Open University Portal, Courses, and School Fees? Do you wonder about how much is the National Open University Admission form? Or the National Open University Portal School Fees, eligibility, and programs. In this article, we will answer all those questions you have.

Since the year 1983, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has been in existence. In 2002, it was restructured to become the largest institution with campuses spread across Nigeria as a Federal Open and Distance Learning (ODL) facility.

NOUN was the first of its kind in West Africa. Currently, there are over 45 study centers across Nigeria, and the school admits over 150,000 students every year.

Overview of the National Open University Portal

The National Open University currently has two websites, the is the main website, but provides access to the school fees systems, centers, library, and faculties.  The is meant to provide new information as it is being released.

The new NOUNilearn

To facilitate a truly e-learning platform, NOUN has released a new system called the NOUNilearn. This platform is to enable the facilitation of learning especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. NOUN’s school fees also increased to accommodate this development.

You will have 24 hours access to their study resources, community support from teachers and other students completely online. Finally, the NOUNilearn is so responsive that you can view your courses via tablets and smartphones. To find out more, click here.

How to apply for admission in NOUN

To get into the NOUN, you need 5 O-Level Credits including English Language and Mathematics. Here are the simple steps to get into the NOUN

  1. Go to NOUN website via and select Apply for Admissions
  2. Find the programme you want to apply for, such as postgraduate, undergraduate or PhD>
  3. On the left side, select Faculty
  4. Next, select any Faculty of your choice and fill the form on the platform. Next view the requirements by selecting View Requirement
  5. After which, select Apply to proceed to the pre-payment application page. Complete the remaining forms and select submit.
  6. When done, you will be redirected to Remita to obtain your RRR invoice which is used to effect payment for the application form.
  7. Save or write down the UNIQUE ID before selecting Continue
  8. On the options, select Bank Branch as payment type and select Pay
  9. Write down your RRR number or print it before going to any bank branches to pay the stipulated amount
  10. If you are paying online with your payment card (internet banking), you will obtain the for automatically and submit.
  11. After making payments return back to the school website, go through steps 1 to 4
  12. On the Continue After Payment provision, enter RRR number, Unique ID, and Programme and select Proceed
  13. Fill the form provided on the screen and click submit
  14. Now print the admission letter and take to your preferred Study Center for screening and verification

National Open University School Fees

In recent times, a lot of tertiary schools in Nigeria have increased their school fees. The National Open University School is not left out. However,


  • School Fees for Fresh Undergraduates – N41,000
  • 1st Semester Returning Students – N23,000
  • 2nd Semester Returning Students – N13,000


  1. Fresh Students – N40,000
  2. Returning Students  1st Semester – N23,000
  3. 2nd Semester Returning Students – N13,000

Ph.D. program

  1. New Students – N225,000

Exam fees

  • Undergraduate per course – N1,000
  • Postgraduates (PGD and Masters) – N2,000 per course.

Bear in mind that these figures are scheduled for the 2020/2021 session. Therefore, they can change in the future. For the full details and updates on school fees, click here. Note: Never pay your main school fees by bank transfer.

National Open University Courses

NOUN has four levels of students. They admit students in the undergraduate section for degree and courses, Then, they have postgraduate studies and finally diploma and certificate studies. They include:

Centre for Life-Long Learning and Workplace Training

  • Certificate Programmes
    • Proficiency Certificate in Call Centre Skills, Mobile Phone Repair
    • University (Academic) Certificate Programmes
    • Computer Literacy
    • Dental Office Practice
    • Arabic and Islamic Studies
    • Christian Theology
    • French
    • Hotel and Catering Management
    • Business Administration
  • Diploma
    • Arabic and Islamic Studies
    • Hotel and Catering Management.

Undergraduate Programs

School of Science and Technology

  • Mathematics
  • Computer and Mathematics (Combined Hons)
  • Computer Science
  • Data Management
  • Communications Technology
  • Agricultural Extension and Management
  • Nursing Science
  • Community Health
  • Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESM)
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

School of Health Sciences

  • Community Health
  • Dental Technology
  • Environmental Health

School of Agricultural Sciences

  • Agricultural Economics and Agro Business
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Animal Science
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries Management
  • Soil and Land Resources Management
  • Crop Production and protection Sciences

School of Law

School of Education:

Science Education

  • Agricultural Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Integrated Science
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Business Education

Arts & Humanities Education

  • Early Childhood Education
  • English
  • French
  • Primary Education

School of Management Sciences

  • Cooperatives Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting (in Collaboration with ICAN)
  • Hospitality Management

School of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Criminology and Security Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Mass Communication
  • English
  • French and International Relations
  • Christian Theology
  • Islamic Studies
  • Political Science

Postgraduate National Open University Courses

School of Science and Technology:

  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Communication
  • Mobile (Wireless) Communication Technology
  • Agric and Extension

School of Health Sciences:

  • HIV/AIDS Education and Management

School of Agricultural Sciences

  • Agricultural Extension and Management

School of Law

School of Education

  • Education (PGDE)
  • Dist. Edu (PGDDE)
  • Educational Administration and Planning
  • Science Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Mathematics Education, Science Education.

School of Management Sciences

  • PGD Financial Management, Public Administration, Business Administration
  • Public Sector Management
  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Public Administration
  • Business Administration

School of Arts and Social Sciences

  • PGD in Criminology and Security Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Christian Theology.
  • M.Sc. Mass Communication
  • M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Ph.D. in English (Language/ Literature)
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