How to apply for Admission into Unilag School of Foundation Studies (Former Foundation Programmes) 2018/2019 Session

Application opens on Monday, 7th May, 2018 and closes on Friday, 27th July, 2018. Entrance Exam Dates: 13 – 17 August, 2018.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates into the School of Foundation Studies, University of Lagos for the 2018/2019 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:


SN       Subject Combination        Designation

1          Accounting_Business Studies_Economics       SFS01

2          Accounting_Economics_Geography    SFS02

3          Accounting_Economics_Government SFS03

4          Visual Arts_Christian Religious Studies_Government          SFS04

5          Visual Arts_Christian Religious Studies_Music           SFS05

6          Visual Arts_Government_Music            SFS06

7          Visual Arts_Literature In English_Music          SFS07

8          Visual Arts_Mathematics_Physics         SFS08

9          Biology_Chemistry_Physics        SFS09

10       Biology_Economics_Government         SFS11

11       Biology_Economics_Literature In English       SFS12

12       Biology_Mathematics_Physics   SFS13

13       Business Studies_Economics_Government    SFS14

14       Chemistry_Economics_Mathematics   SFS15

15       Chemistry_Physics_Mathematics         SFS16

16       Christian Religious Studies_French_Literature In English   SFS17

17       Christian Religious Studies_Government_Music      SFS18

18       Christian Religious Studies_Government_Yoruba    SFS19

19       Christian Religious Studies_Government_Igbo         SFS20

20       Christian Religious Studies_Literature In English_History  SFS21

21       Christian Religious Studies_Literature In English_Music     SFS22

22       Economics_Geography_Government SFS23

23       Economics_Government_Islamic Studies       SFS24

24       Economics_Government_Literature In English         SFS25

25       Economics_Mathematics_Physics        SFS26

26       French_Government_Islamic Studies  SFS27

27       French_History_Islamic Studies            SFS28

28       Government_Christian Religious Studies_Economics         SFS29

29       Government_History_Islamic Studies SFS30

30       Government_Literature In English_History   SFS31

31       Government_Literature In English_Music      SFS32

32       History_Government_Christian Religious Studies    SFS33

33       Islamic Studies_Government_Literature In English SFS34

34       Literature In English_Government_Christian Religious Studies    SFS35

35       Literature In English_History_Islamic Studies            SFS36

36       Mathematics_Geography_Economics SFS37

37       Mathematics_Physics_Geography       SFS38

38       Government_Islamic Studies_Economics       SFS39

39       Biology_Chemistry_Economics  SFS40

40       Visual Arts_Government_Islamic Studies       SFS41

41       Visual Arts_Christian Religious Studies_History        SFS42



A minimum of FIVE credits (English Language, Mathematics and three relevant subjects) obtained in one sitting at 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 behaviour. All admitted students will undergo compulsory medical test.




i) visit the University of Lagos website (

ii) on the prospective students menu, click on the School of Foundation Studies

iii) go through the information on subject combinations relevant to your proposed choice of course of study for Direct Entry admission.

iv) 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).


v) Make payment at any Commercial bank in Nigeria with the payment reference number (PRN)

vi) 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.

vii) Complete the application form, print two copies and bring along to the entrance examination on 13 – 17 August, 2018.

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, 7th May, 2018 and closes on Friday, 27th July 2018.

Examination Dates: 13th – 17th August, 2018.

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 Examination Pass.


All candidates must be at the designated venues two hours before the scheduled Examination time.

Results: Results and Merit Admission will be released on the University website on Wednesday, 29th August, 2018.

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