Benson Idahosa University

country rank  74
world rank  8844

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Founded in 2002, Benson Idahosa University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Benin City (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Edo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, Benson Idahosa University (BIU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Pentecostal religion. Benson Idahosa University (BIU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 18 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Nigerian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym BIU
Founded 2002 Origins date back to 1993
Motto Academic Excellence with Godliness
Colours Gold, white and blue

University Location

Address University Way, Off Upper Adesuwa Grammer School Road; PMB 1100
Benin City (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
T +234 (52) 253 764
F +234 (52) 255 697

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office Admission Office, FBAS Building, BIU Campus
Benin City PMB 1100

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Pentecostal Christian-Pentecostal Church of God Mission International (CGMi) -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Benson Idahosa University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

National Universities Commission, Nigeria

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Universities Commission NUC

Memberships and Affiliations

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020