Ahmadu Bello University School Fees for Freshers and Returning Students 2024

Hello, whether you’re a new or returning student at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, this post aims to provide you with all the vital information about school fees, acceptance fees, hostel fees, and a brief history of the university. Join our WhatsApp group for daily job alerts.

ABU Zaria is among Nigeria’s top 5 universities, known for its academic excellence. Despite its high standards, the school fees are considered affordable. As the saying goes, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

School Fees Breakdown (2023/2024 Academic Session):

For the upcoming academic session, ABU has released the school fees details for both new and returning undergraduate students.

Acceptance Fee:

New students are required to pay a non-refundable acceptance fee of #50,000 to confirm their admission. Failure to pay within the specified time may result in losing the admission offer.

Tuition Fees:

The tuition fees vary based on the selected course of study. Here is a breakdown:

    • New Students (UTME & Direct Entry): N25,500 to N44,500
    • Returning Students (200-500 level): N14,500 to N39,500

Faculty-wise breakdown for new and returning students:

  • Administration: N40,500 (New), N23,000 (Returning)
  • Agriculture, Art, Education, Environmental Design, Social Science: N39,500 (New), N23,000 (Returning)
  • Engineering: N43,500 (New), N24,500 (Returning)
  • Law, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Science, Science, Veterinary Medicine: N44,500 (New), N27,000 (Returning)

Hostel Accommodation Fee:

ABU Zaria offers hostel accommodation with a limited number of spaces. The hostel accommodation fee for the 2023/2024 academic session is #7,500.

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Postgraduate School Fees (2023/2024):

For postgraduate students, fees are higher, and an application form costs N10,500. Breakdown:

  • Acceptance Fees: N50,000
  • Registration Fee: N25,000
  • School Fees: N150,000 to N250,000
  • Health, Computer, Examination, and Sports Fees: N120,000
  • Developmental Levy: N100,000

Total fees payable at the end of the program vary based on the course.


Please note that fees mentioned are based on the information available at the time of writing and may change. Always confirm with the university for the latest updates. Spread the love of knowledge and education!

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