ABU school fees for undergraduate and postgraduate 2023/2024

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria school fees | fresher/new and returning students | 2023/2024 academic session | hostel accommodation fees

ABU Zaria school fees 2021/2022
Ahmadi Bello University ABU Zaria

Are you an aspirant, fresher, or returning Student? Well, reading this post means you are one of the three mentioned above! You are seeking to know how much Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria school fees are! How much is the ABU Hostel fee? How much is the ABU acceptance fee for Freshers? If you are looking for the right answers to all that, then you are in the right place! 

I am happy to inform you that by the end of this post, you will know ABU school fees, ABU acceptance fee, ABU hostel fee, and a little history of the school.

ABU Zaria school fees for both Freshers and returning students for the 2023/2024 academic session

Undoubtedly, undeniably, and inarguably Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria is one of the best schools in Nigeria! In fact, they are in the top 5 best Universities in Nigeria. Compared to the academic standard of the school, I will say ABU Zaria school fees is very cheap! Like a wise man said, “if you think education is expensive, why not try ignorance”. 

Without wasting much of our time, let’s quickly move to the ABU school fees breakdown! As you know, the amount of school fees depends on the course you choose to study. The difference in school fees for different faculty is a result of the complexity of the course, the need to buy more educational materials and it is not just in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) but also in every other institution across Nigeria. 

ABU Zaria school fees for both Freshers and returning students for the 2023/2024 academic session

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) school administration has published the amount payable by newly accepted and returning undergraduate students as School Fees and Hostel Accommodation/Acceptance Fee for the 2023/2024 academic session.

This is to advise the general public, particularly prospective undergraduate students at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, of the Amount payable as school fees, acceptance fees, and dormitory accommodation fees for the 2023/2024 academic session.


ABU acceptance fee for freshers/new students 2023/2024

This is to inform the freshers/new students that the authority at the Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria has released the amount to be paid for the acceptance fee for the 2023/2024 Academic Session.

ABU Freshers should remember that they are to pay a sum of fifty thousand nairas for the acceptance fee (#50,000).

Acceptance fee is the first payment to be made by the Freshers/new students in a stipulated time to show they have accepted the admission otherwise, you will lose the admission. It is a must to pay first before proceeding to documentation and other payment such as school fees, hostel fees, and others.

ABU Zaria school fees for both Freshers and returning students for the 2023/2024 academic session

Below is the breakdown of ABU Zaria school fees! The table below shows the range of the amount to be paid by new/Freshers and returning students depending on your course of study.

CategoryNew Students (UTME & Direct Entry Candidates)Returning Students (200-500level Students)
Undergraduate Tuition Fees (Acceptance fee included)   N25,500 to N44,500 (depending on your selected course of study)N14,500 to N39,500 (depending on the course and level of the student)

ABU Zaria school fees for both Freshers and returning students for the 2023/2024 academic session

FacultyNew Students (UTME & Direct Entry Candidates)Returning Students (200 level to 500 level)
Environmental Design   N40,500N23,000
Pharmaceutical ScienceN44,500N27,000
Social ScienceN39,500N23,000
Veterinary MedicineN44,500N27,000

Pls note that late payment would attract extra charges and failure to pay the fees on time would lead to the student’s inability to sit for their semester examination. 

Ahmadu Bello University Zaria hostel accommodation fee 2023/2024

Hostel accommodation is very competitive. The bed space is relatively small as compared to the number of students in the school. So, it is like survival of the fittest. ABU Hostel accommodation fee is a sum of seven thousand five hundred nairas (#7500).

The ABU hostel accommodation price is not like school fees, which differ depending on faculty/courses or indigenization; instead, it is a set charge for a specific group of students.

The Ahmadu Bello University hostel cost is currently N7,500. The fee may change over time, but rest assured that we will keep you informed if it does.

Note: Always keep all your receipts (school fees, hostel fee, acceptance fee receipt, etc) intact up till your final year because Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria will require you of this receipt before you graduate from the school. It is very important if you don’t want unnecessary payment.

ABU Zaria Postgraduate School Fees 2023/2024

This is to inform the public that the management at the Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria has released the school fees for the postgraduate Students for the 2023/2024 Academic Session.

The School of Postgraduate Studies at the Ahmadu Bello University accommodates the PGD, Masters’, Doctoral, and even Post-Doctoral programmes. Understandably, the fees are far more expensive than those of undergraduate courses. Note that to apply for any of these programmes, you have to purchase the application form which costs N10, 500. 

  • Acceptance Fees: ABU requested a sum of N50,000 for both Sciences and School of Management Sciences. This is the same amount paid by Post-Graduate Diploma Students.
  • Registration Fee: N25, 000 for PGD and Masters, both Sciences and Management Sciences.
  • School Fees: N150, 000 for Postgraduate Diploma, while Masters students pay between N200,000 and N250,000 depending on the course in ABU. 
  • Health, Computer, Examination, and Sports Fees: All of these fees amount to about N120, 000.
  • Developmental Levy: N100, o000 to be paid by every postgraduate student. 
  • Total Fees Payable at the end of Programme: While a Masters Programme in the Sciences will cost about N510, 000 intuition, Management Sciences will cost N455,000, while a PGD student will be paying N405,000 as at the end of the final semester.

These fees do not include the cost of lodging, food, or any other personal goods you may require. Typically, the school provides hostel accommodation to students who wish to reside on campus, and ABU students pay the lowest hostel room fees in Nigeria.

One thing I must emphasize is that this piece only considers the fees in effect at the time of writing. Please try to understand if there have already been changes before you see this post. These fees may change at any time. It is crucial to remember that acceptance fees, as well as other miscellaneous charges, are already included in the tuition rates for new students. These so-called freshmen will begin to pay the cost for returning students once they reach the 200 level (UTME Candidates) and 300 level (Direct Entry Candidates).

Recognitions and Accolades 

Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria is recognized all over the country! Best in everything! Affordable school fees, cheap accommodation fees, a conducive environment for learning, academic stability and excellence, and many more! 

The National Universities Commission selected Ahmadu Bello University as Nigeria’s best university in 2017. (NUC). It came in first place out of a hundred universities ranked by the panel, which included both public and private institutions. Meanwhile, Ahmadu Bello University was placed 10th in Nigeria on Webometrics’ list of the top 30 Nigerian universities based on openness.



History of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria

As it is essential to know about the ABU school fees, so it is for knowing some other thing about the school. 

Ahmadu Bello University Zaria is a federal government research university in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. 

On October 4, 1962, ABU was established as the University of Northern Nigeria.

The institution has two campuses in Zaria: Samaru (main) and Kongo. In Funtua, a few kilometers from the university’s main campus, there is a pre-degree school. Physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences, arts and languages, education, environmental design, engineering, medical sciences, agricultural sciences, and research facilities are all located on the Samaru campus. The colleges of Law and Administration are located on the Kongo campus. Accounting, Business Administration, Local Government and Development Studies, and Public Administration are among the departments in the Faculty of Administration. The university is also in charge of various institutions and programs in different locations.

It is named after the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first premier of Northern Nigeria.

The university provides undergraduate and graduates programs in a wide range of subjects (and offers associate degrees and vocational and remedial programmes). It boasts a strong medical department and its own ABU Teaching Hospital, which is one of Nigeria’s and Africa’s largest teaching hospitals.

The departments of Insurance and Actuarial Science, Accounting, and Business Administration were relocated from Kongo to Samaru in September 2021. (Business school).

The University has thirteen faculties:

  • Faculty of Administration
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Environmental Design
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Life Science
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science
  • Faculty of Physical Science
  • Faculty of Social Science
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of medicine

The university also has a Division of Agric Colleges (DAC), a research institution established before the university, but later merged with the university. The Faculty of Medicine was upgraded to the College of Medical Sciences in 2018, with five faculties:

  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences
  • Faculty of Clinical Sciences
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences.

Chancellor: Igwe Nnaemeka, Alfred Achebe, Obi of Onitsha.

Vice-Chancellor: Professor Kabir Bala

Ahmadu Bello University ABU library

Kashim Ibrahim Library is an academic library that serves Ahmadu Bello University’s students and academic staff in Zaria, Kaduna. It is located on the university’s main campus, with satellite libraries distributed on various academic campuses. The library’s collection includes around 1.2 million books, 66000 titles of journals, online databases, a CD-ROM search room, and a Learning Commons. For successful services to the university community, the Library now contains over ten divisions.

Kashim Ibrahim Library was founded in 1955, the same year that the university was founded. It was then a modest room that was later transformed into a staff club. The little library was used until 1963, when a $39,000 modern library was built. The library was named after the state’s then-governor. The library has a capacity of 70000 books and can accommodate 120 people at any given moment. In 1963, the Governor, Sir Kashim Ibrahim, was honored with a library dedicated after him.

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