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How to Obtain UNILAG Direct Entry Form

When you hear about the direct entry form to a university e.g. the University of Lagos, you may mistake that to be a "form to obtain to gain admission into UNILAG without the need for JAMB.

No, that's not called the Direct Entry form. You're looking for "Direct Admission Without JAMB" instead.

UNILAG Direct Entry Form Is Not For SSCE Holders

Forms that will give you admission into UNILAG without JAMB can be any of the following:

  1. Part-Time programmes form
  2. Foundation programmes form
  3. Distance Learning form
  4. etc.

For the above-listed programmes, all you need is O'level result (SSCE).

However, for a true direct entry for UNILAG, you need more than O'level results. You will need, in addition to the SSCE results, any advanced qualifications such as JUPEB, NCE, ND, HND, RN, BSC, etc.

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UNILAG Direct Entry Form is for Those Who Want to Further Their Studies After One  Higher Qualification

As already noted, to be qualified for UNILAG direct entry admission, you must belong to the categories of students who already have both SSCE and any other advanced qualification.

These applicants must have gone for and completed (or are about to) any of:

  1. Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB)
  2. Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE)
  3. National Diploma (ND)
  4. Higher National Diploma (HND)
  5. Registered Nursing/Midwifery (RN/RM) 
  6. Bachelor of Science (BSC)

So, if you belong here, let's dive into how to obtain UNILAG Direct Entry (DE) form.

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Seeking Direct Entry Form into UNILAG Starts With JAMB DE Form

The first step is to obtain the Direct Entry form to be sold by Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. This is a yearly exercise that happens at the very time SSCE holders are also obtaining JAMB UTME forms.

You find my post, "Direct Entry Form Registration, Price, Closing Date, etc." very complete on how to obtain the JAMB DE form.

During the registration, you're to choose UNILAG as your first choice university. This is the only way you can process its admission furthermore.

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Obtain UNILAG Post DE Form After JAMB DE Form

After obtaining the JAMB DE form, you have a waiting period till the university starts selling its post-UTME/DE form. When the form is on, you'll obtain it and await admission.

When the time comes, to obtain the direct entry form for the University of Lagos (UNILAG), you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Visit the UNILAG website at
  2. Click on the "Admissions" tab on the homepage.
  3. Select "Direct Entry" from the drop-down menu.
  4. Read through the admission requirements and ensure that you are eligible.
  5. Click on the "Apply Now" button to start your application process.
  6. Fill in the required information in the application form, and upload your credentials and passport photograph.
  7. Pay the application fee as specified by the school through the payment platform provided.
  8. Print out the application form and payment receipt.


The term "Direct Entry admission" can easily be mistaken for "Direct admission". While the former is open to holders of both SSCE and advanced qualifications, the latter is open to SSCE holders only - which gives them the opportunity to seek admission without JAMB.

If you're an SSCE holder who wants to jump JAMB, you can consider advanced programmes such as UNILAG JUPEB and use that to process 200-level admission in the following year - the direct entry form.

You can also try direct admission through part-time programmes e.g. Federal University of Oye Ekiti Daily and Weekend Part-time.

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  1. Pls can AAT certificate be used to gain direct entry into unilag


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