Obafemi Awolowo University welcomes applicants from all over Nigeria and the world. The people who gather together here to research and learn are remarkably diverse, both in their backgrounds and in the breadth of their academic interests. OAU attracts the best students throughout Nigeria and from many foreign countries. No other university in Nigeria, can match the range and reputation of the Obafemi Awolowo University’s programs.
Deciding on a university is one of the most exciting times in your life, and we welcome your interest in the Obafemi Awolowo University. If admitted to O.A.U, you don’t just become a student, you become a Great Ife, forever part of a unique, distinguished and renowned group of people, past and present, who have made O.A.U one of the nation’s top public universities. At O.A.U, we are committed to enrolling a community of learners, leaders and thinkers, whose education will be enhanced by diverse experiences in preparation to serve in all segments of society.
O.A.U is currently ranked first of Nigerian federal universities and is a leading research institution. We have a strong tradition of preparing our students for high achievement, no matter where their ambitions take them.
The University offers undergraduate degree and postgraduate degree programmes in all major disciplines. The Postgraduate College currently has 264 programmes. Short-term/summer visiting programmes are available for foreign students.