Inter-University Transfer In Nigeria

A lot of our readers have asked to know if they can transfer from one University in Nigeria, to another, and if possible, they wish to know their respective requirements.

This publication is published to address these queries.

To begin with, inter-University transfer is possible in Nigeria. In other words, you can transfer from one degree programme in an approved Nigerian University to the same or another Degree programme in another Approved University.

A student studying medicine at Madonna University can apply for and successfully transfer his medical programme to the College of Medicine at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN via the inter-University transfer form. If such a student fails to meet the requested requirement for the transfer to Medicine at UNN, he might opt to transfer to the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Nigeria.

See Also:
0. How To Apply For JAMB 2015 UTME
1. UMYU Inter University Transfer: Apply Here Now!
2. UNILORIN 2014 Inter-University Transfer Form Out, Apply Now
3. UNN Inter-University Transfer 2013/2014 Begins

However, as at the time of writing this publication, only a number of Universities in Nigeria, accepts the inter-University transfer, from or to other Universities, so you can do well to ask questions by comment below this post on the school you want to transfer to and from.

Some Universities that accept/allow for Inter-University transfer includes;
• The Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU,
• The University of Ibadan, UI,
• The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN,
• The Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, LAUTECH
• The University of Ilorin, UNILORIN
• The Federal University Of Technology, Akure, FUTA
• The Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, UMYU as well as
• Some Private universities.

The basic requirements for the inter-University transfer vary from University to University, so do well to contact the admission office of the selected University to know their requirements.

However, the basic requirement for any inter-University transfer any applicant should note is that;
1. No school will admit you beyond 200l, second year and your C.G.P.A must be very strong enough.
2. Be ready to continue with course you are studying
3. Your UTME score is also required. That is, if You scored 180 and the cut off for the university you finally choosed was 200 then its not possible.

As well as other departmental requirements, example, medicine JAMB cut-off for UNILORIN is 240, etc.

The Inter-University transfer form is usually out at the end of the second semester of the school you are transferring to. It usually coincide with the Direct Entry admission period of that school.

To begin your application for the inter-University transfer;

1. First, you need to write to your school your intentions of transferring, they will of course grant your move
2. If your move is granted by your parent institution, they University will then withhold your admission, which means that you have ceased to be a student of that University.
3. At this point, you can then make an application to your choice institution on your desire to be admitted.

NOTE: If your request for inter-University transfer is not granted, that is, not accepted by the University you are transferring to, you can only return to your former Institution as a fresher and not to continue as an undergraduate, regardless of your level before the transfer.

This means that, as a 400 level student of the Enugu State University, ESUT, you apply for transfer to UNN, and eventually failed, you are going to return to ESUT as a 100 Level student and no longer as a 400 level student.

Just like the requirements vary, the cost of the form by University also vary by session.

The cost at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN at this time is N70,000 (Seventy Thousand Naira Only), payable by E-Tranzact.

UNILORIN acceptance for the Inter-University admission is pegged at N350,000.

Visit the Institution you are applying for to find out their exact cost.

We hope we have been able to answer all your questions in regards to Inter-University transfer in Nigeria.

If you still have more questions related to the topic above, please drop them as a comment below, and we would do well to answer those we can.

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  1. Admin thanks for such a powerful update, may God continue to grant you more wisdom and grace to do more amen.
    My Question goes thus: can a student of National Open University of Nigeria apply for inter transfer for any other federal institution as NOUN is also a federal institution too?

  2. I want to enquiry about the transfer programme into the university of nsuka,department of nursing. I dont understand the processes involved.. is the programme going on currently and if it is.. how do I get in contact with the university and the hod for nursing pls.
    Thnk you

  3. Please i just gained admission and would like to transfer to unn after my 100l, will i purchase and process the form before june 30 2015 cuz i saw somewhere that applications not recieved b4 june 30th each year won’t be accepted! So,if i want to transfer by next year which time will be best to obtain the form? And will mass comm with a good c.g.p.a be able to transfer to law?

  4. Sir, is it possible to tranfer from a private university like NIGERIAN TURKISH NILE UNIVERSITY TO FUTA?
    What are the chances of being admitted into FUTA after after FUTA ABS programm?
    Is there possibility of being admitted to a course of choice like Electrical &Electronics Engineering in FUTA after my ABS programm?

  5. Please sir, can i be able to transfer from mass comm department of anambra state university with a good,excellent o’level result and with 201 jamb score into unn law faculty or must i transfer to the same department as i studied?

    • No, you have to meet the requirement of the Law Faculty, to trasfer in.

      Please go to UNN, enugu campus, and make enquiry on their requirement for transfer to law

  6. pls wen will d form be out for unn this year. is it d form that is 70000. is it possible now am in my 100l second semester to continue my 200level with them. pls reply via my email locating this particular site might be difficult.

  7. my email is

  8. 08102435148

  9. Pls can i transfer from a private uni to futo or unilag (accounting) if my jamb score is 180 and futo/unilag cutoff is 200?

  10. Pls can i apply for transef of uni first before informing my current university about it? And if i dont reach the cutoff for the uni i want to transfer to, can i use d next yr’s jamb for it?

  11. Good morning Admin. Please may I know when this year’s UNN Inter University Transfer Application Form will be made Available online? I paid the 70,000 on 24th of June this year and then went online to complete the Application Form, only to be told “ERROR 404”. Or does the New VC not have for it? I can’t imagine the delay. Last year’s form was online by 15th Sept, Two year’s ago was made available by 28th Sept. This is October, yet no news. Thought it comes out immediately after DE form? Please, what’s the Reason(s) for the delay?

  12. I’m Still waiting for a Reasonable reply from you, VNTI

  13. Can i apply for transfer first in my prospective university to be sure i will b given admission before i applied for termination in my school.. …also i wil like to know if after av bin taken in my new school if i can immediately apply for differment of admission. I am presently in udusok, i want to apply to oau, we wil be resumin 200l by Nov.

  14. Can one just ask d skul u r transferring to if dey wud grant u admission? rada dan leaving your original skul and den not been granted admission to d skul u are transferring to.

  15. Wot are d requirements for a 200level anambra state uni, mass Comm student transfer to Lasu…and is it even possible?

  16. can an open university student transfer to o.a.u with out jamb

  17. Can I transfer from abuad(a private uni) to UI? If yes how much is the form and how do I obtain it?

  18. pls can i transfer from university abroad to nigerian university?

  19. I am an Nigerian studying medicine in Ghana. i would like to transfer back to any Nigerian university to start my clinical years due to language barrier for the 2015/2016 academic year.Please help

  20. As a Student of NOUN, can i apply for the inter-transfer.. can would UNN accept it.. and what are the procedures..

  21. Avatar Clifford says

    Can I as a 200level student in uniben make a transfer to nigeria school of navy

  22. can an open university student transfer to UNN without Jamb.. becos i contacted one of the students over and they told me dat i can apply for the transfer…

  23. Hi,i am a student of Eksu-Ekiti state university(100lv) nd i wanna transfer to FUTA,does eksu allow transfer? Nd hw much is d inter-transfer form(futa).tnx n advance

  24. Is it possible to transfer from ui dlc to full time in another University

  25. Pls does Unilag accept transfer from private Universities? .Nd pls can I first be sure I would get admission in unilag before terminating my admission in my present University?

  26. Avatar Cengo4Christ says

    Before I proceed with my question, I am inwardly indebted to thank the admin for this inundating article. I really got what I needed. Admin God bless you!
    I am admitted to study marine engineering at Niger Delta University but I would like to transfer to FUTO or UNIZIK. None of these two universities offer the course. Now my questions:
    1.) Can I transfer to any of the two for mechanical engineering instead of marine?
    2.) Do UNIZIK accept inter-university transfer too?

  27. Could unilorin accept a student from private university who scored 173 in his jamb and 2.5 in his CGPA?


  29. Avatar AKINOLA BISOLA says

    pls can a student of fuoye transfer to oau with a jamb score of 189….or can i write d next years jamb to meet doau cut off mark 200

  30. Avatar testimony says

    can I switch from open university to obafemi awolowo,or which sch will accept me.

  31. Avatar Boniface Blessing says

    please can a student studying in ghana apply for inter-university Transfer in Nigeria

  32. pls am an Eksu student studying SLT BIOCHEMISTRY 100 level student.s it possible for me to change to either UI or OAU college of medicine with good cgpa? pls

  33. Avatar aliyu sumayyah says

    please can a student of unilorin transfer to futa ? please what is the condition behind it as a biomedical engineering student

  34. pls am a year three law student of university of uyo and i will like to apply for transfer to any university at western states or northern states like kaduna state university,oou,uniabuja,uniport ,national open university noun,etc. and to d same course or similar course
    . please how do i go about it pls

  35. Plz is it possible for me to apply in 2015 unn transfer while I have not made any CGPA due to slow academic calendar of my present school,we are still about to take our first semester year1 exam

  36. Is it possible for me to make a transfer after 100 level at covenant university to the university of Ibadan and what are the requirements for me to make that transfer to 200 level in the department of petroleum engineering in the university of ibadan

  37. And also how much is the inter university transfer form of university of ibadan next year

  38. Avatar Ophy_Gboyega (@ophy_world) says

    am an mech engineering student with a cgpa of 2.5 200level and i want to do transfer to uniilorin…i have a jamb score of 218…. is it possible??

  39. Please is it possible for me to transfer to unn with GPA instead of CGPA am still in my first semester exam

  40. I tried paying for the transfer but they said unn hav nt yet open the portal,please has anyone any information on when they are going to start paying?

  41. Please is here not functioning again?

  42. can i transferv from rivers state university of science and tecnology to uniport?

  43. Please how can I see UNN INTER-UNIVERSITY TRANSFER ADMISSION List 2015/2016 session

  44. Please is the application for transfer to unn 2016/2017 open?

  45. Pls is it possible for me to transfer from ondo state university of sci nd tech to uniilorin with elect/elect as my course and my jamb score was 209 and my cgpa is good

  46. Hey….plz does unilag,uniben or uniport accept transfer student….????
    Waiting for your reply thanks…

  47. Avatar ljeoma Ndupu says

    please can l tranfer ftom pre_med to medicine from American university to Nigerian university precisely UNN. with CGPA of 3.6.

  48. Is it possible for me to transfer from lautech in 200l to unilorin with cgpa of 3.89 and jamb score of 206 to continue studying computer science and engineering

  49. Avatar Concerned sister says

    Hi , I know this is an old post but am hoping you will still be able to help me; so little brother dropped out of RSUST few years back in 200l due to some medical issues, is he still possible for him to get a transcript and transfer to another university?

  50. Avatar Olawoye olakitan says

    Please I want to transfer from lautech to futa. I score 198 in jamb with a good cgpa,,is it possible. Please I need a urgent reply

  51. Please am a 200l student of lautech with cgpa of 3.34, can I be able to do transfer to futa and how

  52. Avatar Gideon Duyile says

    I’m a covenant university student going to 400 level in chemical engineering and would like to transfer to unilag can I go to at least 300 level

  53. is it possiblE to make a transfer after completing my 100level in the current school to begin in the new school IN 200LEVEL

  54. Pls can one transfer from ndu studying marine engineering to unn to study electrical engineering (bcos unn does nt offer marine) with jamb s 245 nd a good cgpa?

  55. Pls can I transfer from noun to mouau or imsu

  56. please sir,as a student of unimed studying microbiology,can i switch over to medicine in the same university

  57. please sir,as a student of UNIMED studying microbiology,can i switch to medicine in the same university?

  58. Avatar Chukwudum Joy says

    Hello, I’m a student of IMO state University, 100l; Studying History and International Studies. Can I transfer to Unizik to begin 200l with them with 243 in Jamb?
    My Yr 1 results are not completely out.
    If yes, how do I begin?
    And how would I confirm if Unizik will grant me admission.
    Thanks as I hope for a reply.

  59. Pls am a 200level microbiology student in imsu and I want to use the result to transfer to unizik in nursing dpt is it possible? What are the requirements and process.

  60. Pls am a student of IMO state university 200level;studying microbiology. Can I transfer to unizik to begin with 200l in nursing dpt using my result in mcb.

  61. Pls can I transfer from private university to unizik with my gp 3.5 and above for medical courses

  62. M a student of oou studying physiology..i want tto knw if i can transfer to futa to study food science and technology

  63. Is it possible for someone to transfer from Madonna to unizik to continue with international relations… I mean do unizik still do inter university transfer

  64. I am in 200 lvl,Please if I do an intra faculty transfer from surveying and geoinformatics to electrical engineering would I repeat 200 lvl or I would join them in 300lvl

  65. I am in 200 lvl,Please if I do an intra faculty transfer from surveying and geoinformatics to electrical engineering would I repeat 200 lvl or I would join them in 300lvl

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