How Much is School of Nursing Fee in Nigeria?

Prospective nursing students in Nigeria often have many questions about the admission process, program requirements, and most importantly, the costs associated with pursuing a nursing school or nursing degree in a university. 

Just recently, a nursing school aspirant contacted me to know about the costs associated with pursuing nursing.

Prospective Student: Hello, I'm interested in applying to a nursing program. Can you tell me more about the admission requirements?

Me: Of course, we require a minimum of five credits in relevant subjects, including English and Mathematics. Additionally, you must pass our entrance exam and meet our cut-off mark to be considered for admission.

Prospective Student: That sounds good. Can you also give me an idea of the costs associated with the program?

Me: Sure, the cost of tuition, textbooks, accommodation, and other fees can add up. It's important to plan ahead and budget accordingly. Would you like me to break down the costs for you?

From this conversation, it's clear that prospective nursing students need to have a clear understanding of the costs associated with pursuing a nursing degree, ND/HND in Nursing, or Basic Nursing/Midwifery.

In this blog, we'll explore the different expenses that nursing students can expect to encounter, including tuition fees, accommodation costs, textbooks and study materials, clinical fees, and licensing fees. 

By understanding these costs, prospective students can make informed decisions about their education and plan accordingly to achieve their career goals.

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Breakdown Of Cost Studying Nursing in Nigeria

Here are some factors you need to know about the costs of pursuing a nursing degree in Nigeria:

  1. Tuition Fees: The cost of tuition varies between universities, but it ranges between ₦150,000 ($380) to ₦400,000 ($1,000) per year in public universities and up to ₦2 million ($5,000) per year in private universities.
  2. Textbooks and Study Materials: Nursing textbooks and study materials can be costly. The average cost of textbooks and other required materials per semester is around ₦50,000 ($125).
  3. Uniforms and Clinical Supplies: Nursing students are required to purchase uniforms and clinical supplies, such as stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, and nursing shoes. The cost of uniforms and clinical supplies can range from ₦40,000 ($100) to ₦80,000 ($200).
  4. Transportation: Nursing students are required to attend clinical rotations at hospitals and healthcare facilities. Transportation costs can be significant, especially if the clinical facility is far from the student's residence.
  5. Accommodation: If a student attends a university far from home, accommodation costs can be a significant expense. The cost of accommodation can range from ₦100,000 ($250) to ₦500,000 ($1,250) per year, depending on the location.
  6. Licensing Exam Fees: After completing their nursing degree, graduates are required to pass a licensing exam before they can practice as registered nurses. The cost of the exam varies but ranges from ₦40,000 ($100) to ₦70,000 ($175).


Pursuing a nursing degree in Nigeria can be a costly undertaking. It's essential to factor in all the expenses associated with the program and plan accordingly. 

Additionally, it's worth considering scholarship and financial aid options that may be available to help offset some of the costs. 

Students should look out for government bursaries, and scholarships from NNPC, Mobile, Shell, and many other NGOs that may help out with this financial demand.

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