Do you want to go to school and study Anatomy? Do you want to become a Anatomist? 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 Anatomy. It has every information you need if you are looking for admission into Anatomy at any Nigerian University. Here you will fine, admission requirements, JAMB Subject Combinations for Anatomy, Admission requirements and special (waiver) considerations for many schools.

Anatomy as a course is offered in many Nigerian Universities leading to the award of B.Sc It’s in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences or College of Health Sciences depending on school’s categorization.

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

Qualification Level: Undergraduate Degree

Course Duration: The course duration is 4 years for UTME Students and 3 years for Direct Entry Students starting from level 200 (year two).

Basic Admission Requirements for Anatomy

Candidates who made the basic admission requirements are offered admission into 3 or 4 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  O’level Requirements for Anatomy

Candidates who wish to gain admission into Anatomy 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 for Anatomy

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

Special Admission Considerations for JAMB UTME Candidates 

(i) MAIDUGURI accepts Mathematics in lieu of Physics.
(ii) CALABAR requires Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
(iii) EBSU accepts only one sitting.

(i) Use of English, Chemistry, Physics and Biology

Special Consideration
require Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
(ii) ABUAD accepts Physics, Chemistry and Biology OR
Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics

Direct Entry Requirements Anatomy

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

Two ‘A’ level passes
chosen from Biology,
Chemistry and Physics
in addition to UTME

Special Admission Considerations for Direct Entry Candidates 

(i) CALABAR and PHC-No direct entry.
(ii) MAIDUGURI accepts Diploma in Science Education.
(iii) LAUTECH accepts GCE ‘A’ Level  or its equivalent with good
passes in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics    /ND with
Upper Credit in  related discipline (plus UTME
requirements) may be considered for admission into 200
(iv) EBSU accepts B.Sc 2
Class Upper Division in any Biological
Science course Plus at least credit
pass in English,
Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in one sitting.
(v)  BENIN requires three GCE (A/L) in Biology/Zoology,
Chemistry and Physics plus the O’ Level credit in five other
subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry,
Biology and English.

Universities that Offer Anatomy in Nigeria

At the time of updating this information, 24 universities offer Anatomy course at full time in Nigeria. Here are the schools below;

  1. Anambra State University – ANSU
  2. Ahmadu Bello University – ABU
  3. AfeBabalola University – ABUAD
  4. Babcock University – BABCOCK
  5. Bowen University – BOWEN
  6. Bayero University Kano – BUK
  7. Cross River University of Science and Technology – CRUTECH
  8. University of Benin – UNIBEN
  9. University of Calabar   – UNICAL  
  10. Delta State University – DELSU    
  11. Ebonyi State University – EBSU    
  12. Enugu State University of Science and Technology – ESUST
  13. Gregory University
  14. Osun State University
  15. Igbinedion University Okada – IGBINEDION                
  16. University of Jos – UNIJOS
  17. University of Ilorin – UNILORIN
  18. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology – LAUTECH  
  19. Madonna University – MADONNA
  20. University of Maiduguri – UNIMAID
  21. Olabisi Onabanjo University – OOU
  22. University of Port Harcourt – UNIPORT      
  23. Nnamdi Azikiwe University – UNIZIK
  24. University of Uyo – Uyo


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 Anatomist

Anatomy is not very popular in Nigeria. Here, anatomist are only allowed to teach in the University. They can also work as Biology teacher in the Secondary Schools. However, some anatomist do work is research institutes and other places of work.

So before you apply for anatomy, make sure you foresee the future and think what you will like to do with the degree after graduation.

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