FAQ’s for PAU Undergraduate Programmes

Five O’level credits in WAEC/ IGCSE/NECO/GCE or its equivalent.

The subjects for the corresponding courses are:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics

English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Financial Accounting, and any other subject.

  • Mass Communication

English Language, Mathematics, and any three subjects from Arts, Social Science.

  • Information Science and Media Studies

English Language, Mathematics, and any three subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Sciences

For the avoidance of doubt, Science subjects are acceptable for Information Science and Media studies.

  • Computer Science

English, Mathematics, and three other science subjects

  • Electrical Electronics / Mechanical Engineering

English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and any other science subject

A candidate must be at least 16 years within the month that the session begins (for now, academic sessions in Pan-Atlantic University begin in October)

  • Complete the application form online at sims.pau.edu.ng
  • Attend the screening interview
  • Receive Admission letter
  • (in some cases an applicant may be offered admission soon after the screening interview. In others the admission decision may be delayed until the month of September)
  • Submit the required documents

There is an evaluation board that reviews all applications

Having Pan-Atlantic University as your first choice is not absolutely necessary in order to be admitted and if once the applicants who made PAU their first choice have been processed, there are still vacant spaces, other candidates can be considered.

However, the number of applications to Pan-Atlantic University has been growing significantly every year and by now it is already larger than the number of spaces available. Also, the new admission system JAMB has instituted forces us to give first consideration to candidates who make us their first choice. Accordingly, if you are interested in studying at PAU, you are strongly advised to make us your first choice.

The minimum mark required in the UTME for admission in PAU in the session 2023/2024 is 220

Yes. There is a short written exercise and an oral interview.

The application for the year 2021/2022 Academic session will take place from March to October 2021


Important Notice:

Pan-Atlantic University is open to offering admission to students who wish to transfer from another institution of higher learning. Applicants should be aware that only a few transfer applicants are offered admission each year.  Admission will only be granted if the applicant can show clearly that, because of their past performance, demonstrated values, and experiences, they are likely to make a significant contribution to Pan-Atlantic University.

Accordingly, we seriously advise transfer applicants to apply also to other universities, as there is a significant risk that they may be denied admission to Pan-Atlantic University.

The cost of the application forms for either direct entry or inter-university transfer is N5,000 naira

Intelligence, character, leadership qualities, and interest in making a positive impact in society.

Yes, but there will be a deferment fee.

We reserve some places for students from our immediate community and from educationally disadvantaged states.

We welcome disabled students. Our only concern is that the disability of an applicant may not require special professional competencies or facilities that the University currently does not have.

There are special toilets and a lift available. In the hostels, some rooms have been fitted for disabled people.


Yes, students will have one-on-one interactions with our faculty. Also, by going to the relevant webpage, you can learn details about the full-time faculty in each School.


In most cases, the number of students is less than 60. In some common courses, there might be up to 90 students in a class, but these are exceptional cases.

Living on Campus

There are hostels in the University,  and up to now, we have been able to accommodate all students who wanted a place in them.

No. Students are free to make their choices.

The University has a well-staffed security department. There is also a police post next to the University.

There is a variety of cafeteria services within the campus. Several hostels also provide kitchenettes for residents.

There are several active student clubs. There is also a choir and two student groups that provide service activities for young people in the villages surrounding the campus. The University has also a guest speaker series in which over twenty top professionals take part every year.

We also have a football field, a five-aside pitch, a volleyball court, and a multipurpose court. Students also organize some concerts and special parties every year. There is also a centre for extra-curricular activities and Christian formation for male and female students.

The cost of accommodation varies from hostel to hostel. Also, you have the opportunity of opting for a one-man room or a multiple-user room. For more detailed information visit the websites of the hostel providers. Accommodation.

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees Per Student for the 2023/2024 Academic Session

Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics
Year 1 3,324,250
Year 2 3,058,310
Year 3 2,925,370
Year 4 2,872,815
Year 1 3,324,250
Year 2 3,058,310
Mass Communication
Year 1 3,672,750
Year 2 3,378,930
Year 3 3,244,495
Year 4 3,013,115
Information Science and Media Studies
Year 1 3,742,375
Year 2 3,442,985
Year 3 3,308,320
Year 4 3,133,175
Computer Science
Year 1 3,747,120
Year 2 3,314,760
Year 3 3,180,670
Year 4 3,123,055
Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical/Electronical Engineering
Year 1 3,867,360
Year 2 3,706,220
Year 3 3,557,525
Year 4 3,493,010

Fee Payment Structure
Students who have been admitted via Direct Entry are to pay the same amount as their classmates

  • An acceptance fee of ₦250,000 is to be paid on admission. This non-refundable sum will form part of the first semester’s fees. This applies to first-year students and students who have just been admitted via Direct Entry
  • The tuition fee is payable in two equal instalments before the beginning of each semester.

Payment Process and Guideline

The tuition fee does not cover accommodation or meals, but otherwise, we have no multiple charges, far less hidden ones. Specifically, there are no separate fees for development, examinations, labs or studios, internet access, graduation, etc. However, special preparation for professional accountancy examinations, which is voluntary, attracts separate fees. Also, health insurance is invoiced separately.

Yes. Fees can be paid in two equal installments. However, individual payment plans can be arranged.

Yes. For the tuition fee, scholarships will be offered to 15% of our students.

The purpose of scholarships is to help needy students. Once need has been established, scholarships are awarded on the basis of value congruence with the University and academic performance. There are also special scholarships for children of staff.


  • BS.c Accounting
  • BS.c Business Administration
  • BS.c Economics
  • BS.c Finance
  • BS.c Information Science and Media Studies
  • BS.c Mass Communication
  • BS.c Computer Science
  • B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Eng Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • MS.c Economics
  • MS.c Media and Communication
  • MS.c Film Production
  • MS.c Data Science
  • PhD Media and Communication
  • PhD Management

No provision for that at the moment.

PAU makes a lot of effort to provide efficient career services and entrepreneurial skills during and after the programmes. However, we cannot guarantee jobs for students.

Do you have an internship programme?

Yes, we have voluntary and compulsory internships. Besides the compulsory internship that students do during the long vacation after their third year, we endeavour to provide internship opportunities for all students who wish to do them, from the first year.

Yes. All programmes have two entrepreneurship courses.

All our undergraduate programmes are full-time. There are limited opportunities for students to work and study under the University’s work/study programme.

Yes. There is Internet on campus.