Nnamdi Azikiwe University

country rank  26
world rank  6284

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University Overview

Established in 1991, Nnamdi Azikiwe University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Awka (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Anambra. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Nnewi. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 29 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Nigerian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym NAU
Founded 1991 Origins date back to 1980
Motto Discipline, Self Reliance and Excellence

University Location

Address Private Mailbox 5025
Awka (population range: 250,000-499,999)
T +234 (46) 550018
F +234 (46) 550018
Other locations Nnewi

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office PMB 5025
Awka 5025
+234 08076026999

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Nnamdi Azikiwe University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

National Universities Commission, Nigeria

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria COREN
  • Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria MDCN

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020