UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND VISITORS
The Office of international Programmes at the University of Ibadan welcomes international visitors and students from across the world. As the premier Nigerian University which first began as campus of University of London in 1948, University of Ibadan has had a long history of hosting international students and visitors. The Office of International Programmes, www.oip.ui.edu.ng coordinates all activities relating to foreign nationals intending to visit or study at the University of Ibadan.
Foreign Nationals visiting the University of Ibadan fall under two categories: international students and visitors.
An international student is a foreign national applying to the University of Ibadan to pursue a programme at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. International students can choose to study as regular students, exchange students or visiting students.
A regular international student is a full-time degree seeking foreign student applying to the University of Ibadan to pursue a full academic programme at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.
An exchange student is a non-degree seeking foreign student at the University of Ibadan from an international partner institution conducting research, taking courses or participating in other educational or cultural exchange activities. This category of student is usually nominated by the home institution for summer courses, one semester or a full academic year programme.
A visiting student is a non-degree seeking foreign student at the University of Ibadan from institutions which do not have partnership agreements with the University of Ibadan. Students from Partner University who are wishing to study in the University of Ibadan as visiting students may also apply. Only students who are currently enrolled in one degree or the other in their home universities are eligible.
An international visitor is a foreign national at the University of Ibadan who has been invited by any unit of the University for University related-activities such as: research, teaching, exchange activities, programme development, training, courses, conferences, meetings, sports, arts, etc. There are
several categories of international visitors: visiting lecturers, research scholars, specialists and short term visitors.
A visiting lecturer is an academic who is attached to a recognized foreign institution visiting primarily to teach courses, organize lectures or seminars.
A research scholar is an individual who is affiliated to a recognized institution visiting primarily to conduct research, observe or consult in connection with a research project.
A short term visitor is an academic, research scholar, specialist, or a distinguished personality coming to the University of Ibadan for a short term period of not more than ninety days, to give or receive lectures, or for the purposes of conducting other University related activities such as sport and arts.
Information for Regular International Students
The Admissions office handles undergraduate admissions in the University. The following are application options available to applicants at the undergraduate level.
- Freshman: this is a first-time student who has never been registered in any post-secondary study
- Transfer Student: this is
a student who has been previously registered at another university and is interested in undergraduate admission at the University of Ibadan.
- Direct Entry Candidate:
this is a candidate with post-secondary education seeking admission into second year of a degree programme.
For detailed information on undergraduate admission and faculty specific information, visit: www.ui.edu.ng/admissions
The basic qualification for postgraduate admission is a first degree of the University of Ibadan or of other recognized institutions in the relevant disciplines. All graduate admissions decisions are made by the graduate school and graduate admissions. For detailed information on postgraduate admissions, visit: www.pgs.ui.edu.ng
2.0 Information for Exchange Students
Prospective exchange students to the University of Ibadan should contact the Office of International Progammes. Students may also contact the host supervisor directly or through their supervisors in their home institutions. The International office at the students’ home university may provide information on the exchange agreements with the University of Ibadan.
3.0 Information for Visiting Students
Prospective visiting students should contact the Office of International Progammes. Students may also contact the host supervisor directly or through their supervisors in their home institutions. The home international office may provide
information on whether the university has an agreement with the University of Ibadan.
Prospective exchange and visiting students are required to provide:
- letter of recommendation from home University
- curriculum vitae
- detailed information on proposed visit or programme
- information on arrival and departure dates
4.0 Financial Information
It is the responsibility of all students to arrange to cover the cost of their education and meet the University’s payment deadlines. The financial demands on new students are usually highest at the beginning of the academic year. It is therefore important that students plan their finances carefully to cover registration, tuition, accommodation and other levies recommended by the University. Financial assistance from the University is not usually available to international students.
The range of fees for the different categories of students is stated below.
Undergraduate Student: $1,450 - $2,400
Postgraduate Student: $2,000 - $5,000
Visiting and Exchange Students: Dependent on programme.
Prospective visiting and exchange students are required to e-mail the Office of International Programmes for fees enquires. It is important to note that all fees are subject to change on a yearly basis. For further information on recommended fees by the university, click on www.ui.edu.ng/bursary
The Students Affairs Division of the University provides on-campus accommodation for students in the halls of residence. The university has ten undergraduate and two postgraduate halls of residence with optimum capacity of nearly 5,000.
On-campus accommodation is usually provided for international students following registration at the Office of the Dean of Students. Students are advised to apply for accommodation in time as spaces are limited and offered on first-come-first-serve
basis. Temporary accommodation arrangements may have to be made by new students for their first few days at UI.
Accommodation arrangements for visiting and exchange students are made prior to arrival in the postgraduate halls of residence. Prospective visiting and exchange students should contact the Office of International Programmes for accommodation reservations via e-mail to OIP
Accommodation on campus is limited and in high demand at the beginning of an academic session. Following this development, students may arrange for alternative decent accommodation for foreign students which can be found within the University area. Below is a table revealing the open market rent for off-campus accommodation for students in Bodija, Ashi, Agbowo and Orogun.
|S/N||LOCATON||ONE ROOM SELF CONTAINED ($)||2 BEDROOM FLAT ($)|
|1||AGBOWO||300 - 350 Per Annum||800 Per Annum|
|2||BODIJA||500 - 550 Per Annum||1,400 Per Annum|
|3||OROGUN||300 - 350 Per Annum||800 Per Annum|
|4||ASHI||400 - 500 Per Annum||1,000 Per Annum|
Please note that the amount quoted excludes electricity and water and are used as guidelines only. Exchange rate is $1 = N150 at the time of conducting survey.
6.0 Information for International Visitors
Prospective international visitors are requested to provide the following information by sending e-mails to OIP prior to their visits:
- curriculum vitae
- detailed information on
proposed visit or programme
- information on arrival and
The University provides on-campus accommodation in well furnished guest houses on No. 1 Lisabi Crescent and No. 1 Elliot Close both with internet facilities for international