Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates into the School of Foundation Studies, University of Lagos for the 2017/2018 Academic Session.

Highly successful candidates, after an approved examination administered by the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB), are eligible for consideration for Direct Entry admission into the 200 Level of the Degree Programmes of the University through JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board), or admission into the University of Bedfordshire, University of Central Lancashire, University of the West of England, De Montfort University, Leicester, and University of Birmingham, UK and Soochow University, China. Please note that the programme does not currently have facilities for the visually impaired and is strictly a non-residential programme.

The School of Foundation Studies will provide an intensive one-year programme, teaching subjects in line with the JUPEB Syllabus for admission according to the following subject combination groupings:


  1. ACC_BUS_ECO                                                   SFS01
  2. ACC_ECO_GEO                                                  SFS02
  3. ACC_ECO_GOV                                                  SFS03
  4. ART_CRS_GOV                                                  SFS04
  5. ART_CRS_MUS                                                 SFS05
  6. ART_GOV_MUS                                                SFS06
  7. ART_LIT_MUS                                                   SFS07
  8. ART_MAT_PHY                                                 SFS08
  9. BIO_CHE_PHY                                                  SFS09
  10. BIO_ECO_GEO                                                  SFS10
  11. BIO_ECO_GOV                                                  SFS11
  12. BIO_ECO_LIT                                                    SFS12
  13. BIO_MAT_PHY                                                 SFS13
  14. BUS_ECO_GOV                                                 SFS14
  15. CHE_ECO_MAT                                                SFS15
  16. CHE_PHY_MAT                                                SFS16
  17. CRS_FRE_LIT                                                   SFS17
  18. CRS_GOV_MUS                                               SFS18
  19. CRS_GOV_YOR                                                SFS19
  20. CRS_GOV_IGB                                                 SFS20
  21. CRS_LIT_HIS                                                    SFS21
  22. CRS_LIT_MUS                                                  SFS22
  23. ECO_GEO_GOV                                                SFS23
  24. ECO_GOV_ISS                                                  SFS24
  25. ECO_GOV_LIT                                                 SFS25
  26. ECO_MAT_PHY                                               SFS26
  27. FRE_GOV_ISS                                                 SFS27
  28. FRE_HIS_ISS                                                   SFS28
  29. GOV_CRS_ECO                                               SFS29
  30. GOV_HIS_ISS                                                  SFS30
  31. GOV_LIT_HIS                                                 SFS31
  32. GOV_LIT_MUS                                               SFS32
  1. HIS_GOV_CRS                                               SFS33
  2. ISS_GOV_LIT                                                  SFS34
  3. LIT_GOV_CRS                                               SFS35
  4. LIT_HIS_ISS                                                  SFS36
  5. MAT_GEO_ECO                                            SFS37
  6. MAT_PHY_GEO                                            SFS38
  7. GOV_ISS_ECO                                               SFS39
  8. BIO_CHE_ECO                                              SFS40




ACC              Accounting

ART             Visual Arts

BIO             Biology

BUS            Business Studies

CHE           Chemistry

CRS           Christian Religious Studies

ECO          Economics

FRE          French

GEO        Geography

GOV        Government

HIS          History

ISS           Islamic Studies

IGB          Igbo

LIT           Literature in English

MAT        Mathematics

MUS        Music

PHY         Physics

YOR        Yoruba



A minimum of FIVE credits (English Language, Mathematics and three relevant subjects)  obtained in one sittingat the SSCE/WASSC, GCE/O/L, NECO with results obtained before registration. 

University of Lagos has zero tolerance for drug abuse, sexual harassment, examination malpractice and other anti-social behavior. All admitted students will undergo compulsory medical test.


  • visit the University of Lagos website (
  • on the prospective students menu, click on the School of Foundation Studies
  • go through the information on subject combinations relevant to your proposed choice of course of study for Direct Entry admission.
  • complete the Pre-Application Form to obtain a payment reference number (PRN) using the applicant’s names.

For University of Lagos Staff Children:

  • Click the staff biological child link, provide 5 digit staff ID number and select appropriate name on the staff children list to  obtain a payment reference number (PRN).
  • Cost of Application Form (including on line practice tests (excluding Bank Charges)): N25, 000.00 (non-refundable).
  • Make payment at any Commercial bank in Nigeria with the payment reference number (PRN)

– Return to the University website, click on School of Foundation Studies and click on continue Application. Log in with PRN and applicant’s surname in lowercase as password.

– Complete the application form, print two copies and bring along to the entrance examination on 10th – 14th July, 2017               

N.B.: Please read the information on the subject combination relevant to your course of study before completing the application forms online


  • The Application opens on Monday, 8th May, 2017 and closes on Friday, 30th  June, 2017.


  • Examination Dates:  10th   – 14th July, 2017.

      Mode of Examination: Computer-Based Testing (Please check the Unilag Website a week before examination to verify your venue and examination date).


  • All Questions are Multiple Choice.
  • Examination subjects are: Mathematics, English Language (20 questions each) and 3 other relevant subjects (according to candidates choice of subject combination) of 15 questions each, that is, a total of 85 questions to be answered in 1 hour.
  • Students are to report at designated venues – according to the schedule on the ExaminationPass.
  • All candidates must be at the designated venues two hours before the scheduled Examinationtime.


Results:    Results and Merit Admission will be released on the University website on Tuesday, 25th July , 2017.


Registration/Verification:   31st July – 11th August, 2017


Lecture Begins:                       14th August, 2017


Period of Programme:         31st July 2017 – 30th June, 2018


All Enquiries are to be made to the Director, School of Foundation Studies

+234-09093621958 (Please call during office hours only, 8am – 6pm)


Dr. (Mrs) Taiwo. F. Ipaye, FNIM

Registrar & Secretary to Council