Abia State University Admission Requirements and Courses Offered
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ABSU Admission Requirements and Courses Offered 2024

ABSU Admission Requirements and Courses Offered – Do you want to Study at Abia State University, and you are disturbed because you don’t know the requirement or the courses the school offer? But don’t worry anymore, because in this article we are going to provide all the requirements you need to know before you can apply.

We will also explain to you all the courses that the school offers. It is important as a student for you to know all the requirements of your prospective university.

Abia State University Admission Requirements and Courses Offered

Overview of Abia State University

Abia State University, Uturu, was established in 1981. It was established by Sam Mbakwe, former Governor of the old Imo State, under the

name, Imo State University, Etiti.

However, after the creation of Abia State in 1991, the Uturu campus of the University was carved into Abia State and is now owned and called Abia State University Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area, Abia State.

The Abia State University ( ABSU) offers many degree programs such as undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees. It has two campuses: the Uturu campus, and the Umuahia town campus which houses the College of Agriculture, College of Law, and Veterinary Medicine.

The University runs a comprehensive entrepreneurship/skill acquisition program to actualize the University’s slogan of one student’s two skills. Located in the Igbo heartland where skill acquisition and entrepreneurship are the main focus of the people in that environment. 

The University’s academic plan is structured to act as the backbone in the realization of the entrepreneurship drive of the people; hence, 

The University encompasses peaceful and functional social infrastructures that portray the creative, hard work, and competitive spirit of the people and students of the university. 

Abia State University Admission Requirements

There are two entry categories for gaining admission into an Undergraduate program at ABSU. They are The UTME Entry and the Direct Entry.

UTME Entry Admission requirements

  1. Students must have reached 16 years of age and above
  2. Candidates must have at least five (5) Credits grades in their O’level result (s), either in WAEC or NECO.Including English Language, Mathematics, and three other relevant subjects related to their course of studies. For instance, prospective Law students must have a Credit in English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English, Government or History, and Economics. Such candidates must also score at least 180 and above in the JAMB examination to be considered for admission to ABSU.
  3. The candidates must also take part in the ABSU post-UTME screening exercise and must perform excellently well on the examination, all depending on the choice of course.
  4. The student’s WAEC or NECO should not be more than one sitting result. ABSU does not accept any result in more than one sitting.
  5. students must be careful to choose the correct subject combination for their courses.
  6. Also, candidates must meet the required cut-off mark for the courses he/she intends to study at the university.

Direct  Entry Admission requirements

  1. Candidates must have at least five (5) Credits grades in their O’level result (s), either in WAEC or NECO.Including English Language, Mathematics, and three other relevant subjects related to their course of studies.
  2. Students must have reached 16 years of age and above
  3.  Direct Entry students must purchase the Direct Entry form through the Joint Admission and Board (JAMB) or ABSU’s official website.
  4. Candidate must that he/she choose the correct JAMB subject combination for the required course of study in the university.
  5. You must make ABSU your first choice of institution.
  6. Only those who participate in the ABSU Screening screening exercise will be considered for admission.
  7. Only First Class degree Second Class, and Upper credit in related fields, will be considered by ABSU.
  8. ABSU also accepts a minimum of Pass in the  National Diploma (ND), National Certificate of Education (NCE), and other Advanced Level Certificates depending on the course.
  9. ABSU can also accept JUPEB and IJMB A’level results in some cases, but your result must be outstanding.


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List of Courses Offered by ABSU

Below is the list of courses offered by Abia State University, (ABSU).

Candidates seeking admission into the Abia State University, Uturu should take note of these courses.

  1. Accountancy/Accounting
  2. Agric-Economic and Extension
  3. Agricultural Science and Education
  4. Anatomy
  5. Animal Science and Fisheries
  6. Architecture
  7. Banking and Finance
  8. Biochemistry
  9. Botany
  10. Information and Communication Technology
  11. Language and Literature
  12. Law
  13. Library and Information Science
  14. Linguistics and Communication Studies
  15. Marketing
  16. Mass Communication
  17. Mathematics
  18. Mechanical Engineering
  19. Medical Laboratory Science
  20. Medicine and Surgery
  21. Microbiology
  22. Nursing/Nursing Science
  23. Economics
  24. Education Accounting 
  25. Education and Biology
  26. Education and Chemistry
  27. Education and Government
  28. Education and Integrated Science
  29. Education and Mathematics
  30. Education and Physics
  31. Education and Political Science
  32. Education and Social Studies
  33. Educationucation/Fine Art
  34. Optometry
  35. Pharmacy
  36. Physiology
  37. Plant Science and Biotechnology
  38. Political Science
  39. Public Health
  40. Pure And Industrial Physics
  41. Religious Studies
  42. Sociology
  43. Soil Science
  44. Statistics
  45. Surveying And GeoInformatic
  46. Urban And Regional Planning
  47. Building Technology
  48. Business Administration
  49. Business Education
  50. Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry
  51. Civil Engineering
  52. Computer Engineering
  53. Computer Science
  54. Crop Production and Protectionrotection
  55. Educational Management and Planning
  56. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  57. English Language and Literature
  58. Environmental Resources Management
  59. Environmental Science
  60. Estate Management
  61. Fine and Applied Arts
  62. Food Science and Technology
  63. French
  64. Geography
  65. Geography and Planning
  66. Government and Public Administration
  67. Guidance and Counsellor
  68. History and International Studies
  69. Home Economics and Education
  70. Igbo
  71. Zoology

Frequently Asked Questions About ABSU

What is the ABSU cut-off mark for 2024?

For you to be eligible to write the ABSU post-UTME screening exercise, candidates must score up to 180 and above in the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 

Does ABSU conduct post-UTME exercises?

Yes, the management of Abia State University (ABSU), like many other tertiary institutions writes post-UTME, before offering admission to their prospective students.

Is ABSU competitive in terms of admission?

Gaining admission into ABSU is competitive, though not in all the courses. Some courses like Law, accounting, Engineering, and others in the university are highly competitive.

Which courses are the less competitive courses in ABSU?

The list of less competitive courses offered at ABSU is numerous, but the few ones among them are as follows: History, Geography, Geology, Chemistry, and Education.


The aforementioned are the requirements that you need if you choose ABSU as your choice of institution. We have also listed the courses offered by ABSU for you.

Amos Nya
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