List of Private Universities in Abuja – (2023 Update)

Want to know the number of NUC Accredited private Universities in Abuja? Want to attend or just for research purposes? Whatever your reasons may be, these are the current and up-to-date 2024 Private universities in Nigeria, and their contact details, including addresses, phone numbers, official websites, etc.

Before you can be admitted into any of these private Universities as an undergraduate, you must participate in the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination, and score up to, or above the JAMB cut off mark for admission. This is for every candidates seeking admission into these institutions that resides in Nigeria.

Note that this List contains only Private Universities approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC), a body authorized by the Nigerian government to supervise all Universities, and given the responsibility to accredit or discredit courses in Nigerian Universities.

I’ll be sharing more details about these Abuja Private Universities, including their school fees, courses offered, etc. Stay tuned.

Recommended: List of all Universities in Abuja.

Accredited Private Universities in Abuja.

If you’re staying within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, or want to go study in any Private University in Abuja, this list is for you. As a parent, if you want your child to study in any of these private universities, I’ll be sharing everything you need to know.

1. Bingham University, FCT.

Bingham University logo

Bingham University logo

Location: P.M.B 005, KM 26 Abuja-Keffi Expressway Kodope.
Official Website: https://www.binghamuni.edu.ng.
E-mail: directorateinfo@binghamuni.edu.ng.
Phone Numbers: 07068615119: 07065092268: 07064483649

Bingham University is among the few private Universities located between FCT Abuja and Nassawara. This academic institution was founded and accredited by the NUC in 2005, by the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) as a conventional University.

Bingham University is of the fastest growing private universities in Nigeria, and not in Abuja only. This institution’s motto is Mission for Service, and its main objective is to promote Morals and Provide its students with:

  • High-quality education,
  • Spiritual value,
  • Self-reliance among graduates of the institution.

You can learn more about Bingham University by watching the video shared below.

2. Baze University, Abuja.

Baze university logo

Thanks to its founder and pro-chancellor,  SEN Datti, Baba-Ahmed PhD who ran as Peter Obi’s Vice president in the 2023 Nigerian election, Baze University’s popularity has soared high among Nigerians.

Location: Plot 686 Cadastral Zone C00, Behind National Judicial Institute, Kuchigoro, Jabi, Abuja.
Official Website: https://bazeuniversity.edu.ng.
Email: info@bazeuniversity.edu.ng.
Phone: +234 813 376 9658.

This academic institution was established and given the licence to operate by the NUC in 2011. Baze University’s vision is to establish a distinctive quality-based educational institution.

This academic institution has amazing up-to-date equipment alongside its internationally experienced staff members and a conducive environment for learning.

In 2011 when they were given the Licence to operate, Baze University has just three faculties, which are: Law and Computing, Management and Social Sciences, and Applied Sciences. Right now, this academic institution has eight (8) faculties.

  • Computer Science and Information Technology.
  • Engineering.
  • Environmental Sciences.
  • General Studies.
  • Law.
  • Management and Social Sciences.
  • Medical and Health Sciences.
  • Natural and Applied Sciences.
  • School of Medicine.

This academic institution is one of the most expensive Universities in Nigeria. However, looking at their staff members, and the qualities of educational values added to the lives of their students, we’ll say that the services they render fairly match the fees. Below are the fees per department:

Undergraduate

Faculty of LawN 1,663,750 (Per Semester)
N 3,327,500 (Per Session)
Faculty of Engineering/Environmental SciencesN 1,663,750 (Per Semester)
N 3,327,500 (Per Session)
Faculty of Management & Social SciencesN 1,497,375 (Per Semester)
N 2,994,750 (Per Session)
Faculty of Computing & Apllied SciencesN 1,497,375 (Per Semester)
N 2,994,750 (Per Session)
Faculty of Basic Medical/Health Sciences (Apart from MBBS)N 1,497,375 (Per Semester)
N 2,994,750 (Per Session)
Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)
  • 100 Level
    • N 1,663,750 (Per Session)
      N 3,327,500 (Per Session)
  • 200 & 300 Level
    • N 2,495,625 (Per Session)
      N 4,991,250 (Per Session)
  • 400 Level
    • N 3,320,625 (Per Session)
      N 6,641,250 (Per Session)
  • 500 & 600 Level
    • N 4,316,812.50 (Per Session)
      N 8,633,625 (Per Session)
One-off Caution DepositN20,000.00
One-off Admission Processing FeeN20,000.00

3. Veritas University, FCT.

Veritas University school fees

Location: Hostel M, Veritas University, 901101, Bwari, Federal Capital Territory – FCT Abuja, Nigeria.
Official Websitehttp://www.veritas.edu.ng.
Official Emailinfo@veritas.edu.ng
Phone: +234-806-423-7983.

Veritas University is a private university, located in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This academic institution was founded in March 2002 by the Catholic Church in Nigeria. However, this tertiary institution received its provisional operation licence in 2007 from the National Universities Commission (NUC) and start admitting students in October 2008, at its take-off campus in Obehie, Abia State, Nigeria.

Veritas University Abuja (VUNA), also known as the Catholic University of Nigeria, was founded by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria at its March 2002 meeting which was held in the federal capital territory, Abuja.

The main objective for the creation of Veritas University by the Catholic Bishops is to build a University that would provide high-quality tertiary education according to the tradition values of the Catholic Church.

Veritas University Faculties.

  • Natural and Applied Sciences.
  • Engineering.
  • Management Sciences.
  • Social Sciences.
  • Humanities.
  • Education.
  • Law.
  • Health Sciences.
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology.

NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES:

  • 450,000 for 100 Level students.
  • 450,000 for 200 Level students.
  • 500,000 for 300 Level students.
  • 500,000 for 200 Level students.

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE:

  • N500,000 for 100 Level students.
  •  N550,000 for 200 – 400 Level students.
  • Final Year: N600,000.

SOCIAL & MANAGEMENT SCIENCES:

  • 400,000 for 100 Level students.
  • 400,000 for 200 Level students.
  • 500,000 for 300 Level students.
  • 500,000 for 400 Level students.

Other Fees:

  • N10,000 – Registration Fee for each Session.
  • N20,000 – Development Levy for each session.
  • N20,000 – Acceptance Fees for new Students.
  • N20,000 – Vocational Training Fee for each Session (100L & 200L only).
  • N113,400 – For Feeding.

4. Nile University of Nigeria.

Nile University of Nigeria

Location: Plot 681, Cadastral Zone C-OO, Research & Institution Area, Jabi Airport Bypass, Abuja FCT, 900001 Nigeria.
Official Website: https://www.nileuniversity.edu.ng
E-mails: admission@nileuniversity.edu.ng.
Phones: +234 806 735 0919, +234 805 489 2616, +234 916 985 3402.

The Nile University of Nigeria is considered by many, as of the best private Universities in Nigeria. Currently, this institution is considered among the top two Private Universities in Abuja. Established in 2009 with the sole aim of offering high-quality education to the people of Nigeria, Nile University of Nigeria has not looked back.

When they were given the Licence to operate in 2009, they started with just three faculties, which are: the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Applied Sciences, Engineering, and Natural.

Surprisingly, this institution started with just ninety-three (93) students. But currently, they have more than five (5) thousand students (undergraduate and postgraduate).

The Nile University of Nigeria is the most expensive private University in Abuja. Here are Nile University School Fees according to faculties.

Nile University School Fees 2023.

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • ₦2,300,000 for Economics.
  • ₦1,700,000 for English Language Studies.
  • ₦2,300,000 for Political Science and Int’l Relations.
  • ₦2,300,000 for Mass Communication.

FACULTY OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES

  • ₦2,300,000 for Biology.
  • ₦2,300,000 for Biotechnology(new).
  • ₦2,300,000 for Biochemistry(new).
  • ₦2,300,000 for Microbiology(new).
  • ₦2,300,000 for Computer Science.

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

  • ₦2,300,000 for Accountancy.
  • ₦2,300,000 for Banking & Finance.
  • ₦2,300,000 for Business Administration.
  • ₦2,300,000 for Public Administration.

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

  • ₦2,300,000 for Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
  • ₦2,300,000 for Petroleum and Gas Engineering.
  • ₦2,300,000 for Computer Engineering.
  • ₦2,300,000 for Civil Engineering.

FACULTY OF LAW.

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) ₦2,500,000.

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Medicine & Surgery Degree (MBBS) ₦5,750,000.

5. African University of Science and Technology, FCT.

African University of Science and Technology school fees

Location: Km 10 Airport Road, Galadimawa, Abuja F.C.T, Nigeria.
Email: (President@aust.edu.ng, Admissions@aust.edu.ng,
Academicregistrar@aust.edu.ng, Studentaffairs@aust.edu.ng).

Last but not least on this list of Private Universities in Abuja is the African University of Science and Technology, also known as AUST. This institution was established in 2007.

The African University of Science and Technologu however, is offering only graduate-level programs with a combination of cutting-edge research programs and coursework.

One of the things that made AUST prominent is that they offered a full scholarship to every student for a full decade.

The purpose of the full scholarship to a student for a full decade is to honour the quotes of Nelson Mandela that states: “no one with the ability to study and conduct valuable research should be prevented from education by lack of money”.

This tertiary institution is currently offering support to students, both young and old (especially young women) who desire to pursue careers in Technology, Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering by providing full scholarships for study at both masters and doctoral levels.

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