Do you want to go to school and study Pharmacy? Do you want to become a Pharmacist? If yes, this guide is for you. At, we provide various resources for candidates who intends to study at any level of education in Nigeria and abroad.

This post will serve as a comprehensive JAMB brochure for Pharmacy. It has every information you need if you are looking for admission into Pharmacy at any Nigerian University. Here you will fine, admission requirements, JAMB Subject Combinations for Pharmacy, Admission requirements and special (waiver) considerations for many schools.

Pharmacy as a course is offered in many Nigerian Universities leading to the award of Pharm.B. It’s in the Faculty of Pharmacy,  Pharmaceutical Sciences or Clinical sciences depending on school’s categorization.

Any students who successfully completed his or her studies in Pharmacy will eventually become a Pharmacist with a qualification level of undergraduate.

Qualification Level: Undergraduate Degree

Course Duration: The course duration is 5 years for UTME Students and 4 years for Direct Entry Students starting from level 200 (year two).

Basic Admission Requirements

Phamacy is one the most competitive course to get admission in Nigeria. However, candidates who made the basic admission requirements are offered admission into 4 or 5 years programme deepening on Mode of entry (UTME or DE).

Although, admission requirements slightly differ in many schools, here are the basic admission as well as waiver considerations.

UTME  Requirements

Candidates who wish to gain admission into Pharmacy programme at any University in Nigeria must have at least Five (5) SSCE (WAEC/NECO) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Some schools accepts a combination of O’Level Results to admission consideration.

JAMB-UTME Subject Combination

The JAMB UTME Subject combination for Pharmacy are Use of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Special Admission Considerations for JAMB UTME Candidates 

(i) IBADAN Same as in Medicine and Surgery.
(ii)LAGOS requires Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Addition
to English Language and Mathematics. As in Medicine.
(iii) NDU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in EnglishLanguage, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
(iv) UNN and UYO – requirements in not more than two
(i) Use of English, Chemistry, Physics and Biology

Direct Entry Requirements

Candidates who wish to gain admission into Pharmacy  programme at any University in Nigeria at direct entry level must have;

Three ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology and Physic or Mathematics plusUTME requirements.

Special Admission Considerations for Direct Entry Candidates 

(i) BENIN and UYO do not accept ‘A’ levelMathematics.
(ii) OAU accepts B.Sc. with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours in relevant discipline (Sciences).
(iii)BENIN accepts ‘A’ level Botany in lieu of Biology.
(iv) LAGOS accepts B.Sc Degree, First Class/Second Class Upper in medically related fields.
(v) BENIN accepts B.Sc. Second Class (Hons) in related fields.
(vi) UNN accepts:
(a) Three A’ level passes to include Chemistry, Biology/Zoology, Physics plus UME requirement.
(b) Bachelor’s degree in any of Biology, Health Science and
Technology, or Medical Sciences with a minimum ofsecond class honours lower division plus UMErequirement.
(c) HND in Biological, Health Science and Technology or
medical sciences with a minimum of an upper credit plus
UME requirement.
(vii) NDU – No Direct Entry.
(viii) OOU accepts Botany in lieu of Zoology.
(vix) JOS does not accept Mathematics for Physics. JOS accepts B.Sc Second Class (Hons) and above in related fields. It accepts for Direct Entry Candidates with ‘A’ level requirements plus five ‘O’ level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Universities that Offer Pharmacy in Nigeria

At the time of updating this information, 20 universities offer Pharmacy course at full time in Nigeria. Here are the schools below;

  1. Ahmadu Bello University
  2. Delta State University
  3. Igbinedion University
  4. Kaduna State University
  5. Madonna University
  6. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  7. Obafemi Awolowo University
  8. University of Benin
  9. University of Ibadan
  10. University of Lagos
  11. University of Maiduguri
  12. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  13. University of Port Harcourt
  14. University of Uyo
  15. Usmanu Danfodiyo University
  16. Obafemi Awolowo University
  17. Olabisi Onabanjo University
  18. University of Ilorin
  19. University of Jos
  20. Niger Delta University


School Fees Depends on school. It’s usually cheaper in Federal Universities, slightly costly in State Universities and are costlier in Private Universities.

Where to Work as a Pharmacist

Pharmacy is one of the most lucrative course to study in Nigeria and other countries. Pharmacist are also one of the highest paid workers in the labour market. The profession also command huge prestige and respect in the society. They are guaranteed of work in the hospital, pharmaceutical companies, research firms, NGOs etc. They can even open their own pharmacy and make huge money daily by treating patients. So, it’s a very good course to study.

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