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Nnamdi Azikiwe University

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Established in 1991, the Nnamdi Azikiwe University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Awka (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Anambra. This institution also has branch campuses in Nnewi, Agulu and Ifite-Ogwari. Officially recognized by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational Nigerian higher education institution. Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 33-year-old Nigerian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 30-39% making this Nigerian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. NAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Control Typepublic


Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Entity Typenon-profit


Nnamdi Azikiwe University' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratevery selective

University Identity

Acronym NAU
Founded 1991 Origins date back to 1980
Motto Discipline, Self Reliance and Excellence
Colours Blue and orange
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University Location

Address Private Mailbox 5025
Nnamdi Azikiwe University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Phone Number +234 708 161 0453
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Fax Number +234
Other locations Nnewi, Agulu and Ifite-Ogwari

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Nnamdi Azikiwe University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Nnamdi Azikiwe University's admission information.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Nnamdi Azikiwe University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's acceptance rate range is 30-39% making this institution a very selective higher education institution.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Information about international students at Nnamdi Azikiwe University is as follows:

  1. Number of international students: 3
  2. Countries represented: Ghana, Cameroon

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Admission Office Admission Office

PMB 5025
Awka 5025

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Nnamdi Azikiwe University has an enrollment range of 35,000-39,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 3,000-3,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Control Type Control Type

Nnamdi Azikiwe University is a public higher education institution.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Entity Type Entity Type

Nnamdi Azikiwe University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Nnamdi Azikiwe University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Library

Nnamdi Azikiwe University offers a substantial array of library resources and services. The key highlights include:

  1. Number of physical Library branches: 16
    • Professor Festus Aghagbo Nwako Library (main Library)
    • Faculty of Agriculture Library
    • Faculty of Arts Library
    • Faculty of Basic Medical Science Library
    • Faculty of Basic Clinical Science Library
    • Faculty of Bioscience Library
    • Faculty of Education Library
    • Faculty of Engineering Library
    • Faculty of Environment Science Library
    • Faculty of Health Science and Technology Library
    • Faculty of Law Library
    • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Library
    • Faculty of Medicine Library
    • Faculty of Management Sciences Library
    • Faculty of Physical Science Library
    • Faculty of Social Sciences Library
  2. Number of physical books/volumes: 167,582
  3. Number of physical media (CDs, DVDs, etc.): 3,210
  4. Number of digital/electronic databases: 2
  5. Number of librarians: 31
  6. Number of full-time employees, including librarians: 130
  7. Total library yearly expenditure for 2022:
    • Amount budgeted: ₦ 80,000,000
    • Actual amount allocated for BOOKS: ₦ 14,077,750
    • Office imprest: ₦ 480,000

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University provides a range of housing options for its students. These options include:

  • Partitioned rooms with inbuilt conveniences within the hostels.
  • Three in-campus hostels with a total of 3,633 bed spaces.
  • Off-campus hostels offering 1,300 bed spaces.
  • Single-sex hostel accommodations operated by the university.
  • A total of 4,933 hostel beds available.
  • The URL for the university's hostel information:

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University offers a variety of sport facilities and activities for its students. These facilities include:

  • Stadium (International size, 70% finished with ongoing work, main pitch and athletic oval in use)
  • Football pitches (about 5) for practices as the stadium houses the main pitch
  • Basketball courts (3)
  • Tennis courts (2)
  • Track and field (located at the stadium)
  • Cricket Oval (1)
  • Handball courts (2)
  • Volleyball courts (2)

The university also offers a wide range of sport activities, including but not limited to:

  1. Athletics
  2. Badminton
  3. Basketball
  4. Cricket
  5. Football
  6. Golf
  7. Handball
  8. Judo
  9. Table Tennis
  10. Taekwondo
  11. Tennis
  12. Volleyball
  13. Kick Boxing
  14. Karate

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Nnamdi Azikiwe University's main services:

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University financial aids include:

  • Students Loan = NIL
  • Student Grant = NIL
  • Student Scholarship: This varies depending on the organization that offers the scholarship. For example, the Albertina Baker Fund USA offers ₦ 583,000 to Miss Nwogbo Ukachukwu, and the Prof Alex Ndu Memorial Award provides ₦ 1,000,000 to 10 students, among others.
  • Student Allowance = ₦ 10,000 for approved students.
  • Tuition Waiver = 30% for Staff at the PG level.
  • Work Opportunity = Automatic Employment for UNIZIK Students with a First Class Degree.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University offers study abroad opportunities through its international collaborations with various institutions:

  • Belarusian National Technical University
  • National Open University
  • Institution of Safety Professionals of Nigeria
  • Dezhou University Shandong
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Delaware State University, USA
  • University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw
  • Marshall University Huntington WV, USA
  • Medical Research Council Laboratories the Gambia (MRCG) Al LSHTM Banjul

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University offers various distance learning programs to its students. These programs include:

  1. Sandwich Programme
  2. Postgraduate Programme
  3. Migration Studies

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


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Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Nnamdi Azikiwe University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: National Universities Commission of Nigeria

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Nnamdi Azikiwe University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Medical & Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN)
  • Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB)
  • Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN)
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN)
  • Radiographers Registration Board (RRB)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
  • Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON)
  • Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
  • Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA)
  • Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors & Valuers(NIESV)
  • Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN)
  • National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Free Online Courses

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