The National Open University of Nigeria popularly known as “NOUN” is an institute of Distant Learning established originally in the year 1983 by the Nigerian Federal Government for the purpose of creating an equal platform where despite their social backgrounds; each student will have the opportunity to learn at his/her own pace.

National Open University of Nigeria Admission: How To Apply

These steps will aid and inform all aspiring candidates on how to gain admission in to National Open University (NOUN). Take note that all applicants must apply online (e-registration) as mandated by the school board. The admission process id exclusively online through the schools portal which is active 24/7 all year long; registration can be carried out anywhere at any time. NOUN offers the following programmes to all its applicants:


  1. Certificate Programme
  2. Diploma Programme
  3. Undergraduate Programme
  4. Post Graduate Diploma Programme
  5. Masters Degree Programme
  6. Doctor of Philosophy Programme.

For full details on national open university accredited courses, visit their official website or call 012796686.

STEP1: Before filling the national open university of Nigeria application form, candidates are required to pay a registration fee at one of the designated banks. All payment associated with admission into NOUN are to be made to one of the approved banks.

Names of Banks and Account numbers are as follows:

  1. First City Monument Bank- 067680617
  2. Skye Bank- 1790047324
  3. Zenith Bank- 1012587322
  4. Ecobank Plc- 0005701770

NOTE: Candidates are expected to verify all account number at the banks, as the school will not be held liable for any wrong transactions during the process of payment.

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STEP 2: Candidates are expected to pay the following fees for the NOUN admission forms; each program has its specific fee.

  1. Undergraduate Programmes- 5,000 naira( Five thousand naira only)
  2. Postgraduate (PGD and Masters) Programmes- 7,500( Seven thousand five hundred naira only)
  3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programmes- 10,000 naira(Ten thousand naira only)

NOTE: When making payments, candidates are expected to ask specifically for a NOUN TELLER.

STEP 3: After successful payments, candidates are to obtain the Application pin code which is equivalent to the amount paid to the bank.

STEP 4: When the steps listed above have been completed, candidates are to visit the official NOUN website and click on the tab which says “APPLICATION FORM”.

STEP 5: After loading the APPLICATION FORM webpage, candidates are to use the Application Pin obtained from STEP 3 to access their personalized NOUN APPLICATION FORM.

STEP 6: Candidates are to fill the form with the required details and information correctly. The form should be crosschecked and mistakes edited. After accurate details have been edited, press the “SUBMIT BUTTON” which will be located at the bottom of the displayed page.

STEP 7: When the APPLICATION FROM has been successfully submitted, candidates can proceed to printing out their provisional admission letter if qualified.

As at the time of writing this article on how to gain admission into National Open University (NOUN), no closing date has been announced by the school board and the application form is still available on the national open university student portal.

The National open university school fees can also be found on the portal.

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For further enquires, visit , Call 012976686 or email [email protected]

You can also visit the NOUN office at NO. 14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island, Lagos.

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