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Medicine & Surgery In UNIBEN, Cut Off Mark & Requirements

Post Highlight
  • UNIBEN Offers Medicine & Surgery
  • Duration of Study for Medicine and Surgery in UNIBEN is 6 years
  • Cut off mark for admission to study Medicine in UNIBEN depends on the general performance of student that year, but it has always been above 77

Medicine & Surgery In UNIBEN: Cut off mark for Medicine in UNIBEN? do UNIBEN offer Medicine & Surgery? requirements to study medicine in UNIBEN, how many years to study Medicine in UNIBEN? aggregate score for medicine? School fees.

Hey SAVANT! welcome to my “College Of Medicine Series“, In today’s episode I will show you everything you need to know about the College of Medicine in UNIBEN, from Cut off mark to UTME/Direct entry requirements, course duration and lots more… STAY TUNED!

University of Benin (UNIBEN)
University of Benin (UNIBEN)
Course🎒Medicine & Surgery
Faculty🏫College of Medicine
Degree Awarded🎗️MBBS
Course Duration⏲️Six (6) Years

Before applying to study Medicine in the University of Benin (UNIBEN), it is only logical you familiarize yourself with what the program entails, JAMB and O’ level requirements, Cut off mark, duration of study and lots more.

Access to accurate information can pose difficult, hence the reason for this guide, at the end of this writeup, you will be fortified with all the necessary information you need on studying Medicine and Surgery in UNIBEN… ENJOY!

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Below is a detailed response to all you need to know and guide to securing admission in UNIBEN college of medicine.

Do UNIBEN Offer Medicine and Surgery?

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YES, the University of Benin (UNIBEN) is one of the few Universities fully accredited to Study Medicine and Surgery in Nigeria.

Students who wish to become Medical Doctors and finds UNIBEN as a suitable school for study can either through JAMB or other direct entry like JUPEB do so.

Read Also: WAEC & JAMB Subject Combination For Medicine & Surgery

Requirements To Study Medicine In UNIBEN

Requirements Check List
Requirements Check List

To study Medicine and Surgery in UNIBEN you must meet with the following JAMB and O’ level subject (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) requirements

JAMB SubjectUse of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
O’ level (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB) RequirementFive (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Direct Entry Requirements(i) ‘A’ Level passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology in addition to the UTME requirements.

(ii) BSC, BOS, etc in relevant programme.

P.S, Mathematics is not needed in JAMB for those who want to study Medicine and Surgery in UNIBEN

Cut Off Mark For Medicine In UNIBEN


To study Medicine and Surgery in UNIBEN you must score at least 200 in JAMB to qualify for Post UTME.

But scoring 200 in JAMB won’t guarantee your admission into the College of Medicine in UNIBEN.

Medicine & Surgery being a very competitive course in Nigeria require you score very well in JAMB, a JAMB score of 300 and above should do the Job, and also doing very well in UNIBEN Post UTME Exam is a prerequisite.

Post UTME Score For Medicine In UNIBEN

A score of 80 in UNIBEN Post UTME is good enough to secure your spot in the college of medicine UNIBEN.

You may be asking, why do I need to score that high in JAMB and still do well in Post UTME?

Well, the truth is, admission to student is dependent on varying factors, such as Merit, ELDS, general students performance etc.

Students admitted on the merit list must score well above the aggregate score for Medicine.

Based on previous years, the aggregate score for Medicine & Surgery in UNIBEN is 77, now let’s both analyze the JAMB and Post UTME score you will need to get to score above the aggregate 77.

Read Also: How To Calculate UNIBEN Aggregate Score Easily

UNIBEN Medicine & Surgery Aggregate Score

UNIBEN Aggregate score for admission into Medicine and Surgery is 77.

To calculate UNIBEN admission aggregate score, you divide your JAMB Score by 8 and your Post UTME score by 2 and sum them up.

We can then say that your aggregate score is the summation of your JAMB score divided by 8 and your Post UTME score divided by 2.

A student who wishes to study Medicine in UNIBEN and scored 300 in JAMB and 80 in Post UTME, using this formular, the aggregate score can then be calculate as;

300/8 + 80/2 = 37.5 + 40

Making the student’s aggregate score 77.5

So you see that the higher your JAMB and Post UTME score the higher your average aggregate score which consequently increases your chances of being admitted.

Other Direct Entry Requirement

JUPEB Program For Medicine In UNIBEN

Aside JAMB, you can also be admitted to study Medicine through JUPEB, JUPEB is an acronym for Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board.

To kick start this process you will first need to buy the form NGN15,000 and sit for the entrance exam.

There is really no passing or failing in the entrance exam, it’s actually just a formality as most student if not all will be allowed to participate in the JUPEB program thereafter.

The program spans for 1 year (2 semesters) and successful candidates would then be given admission to study Medicine & Surgery beginning from 200 level.

During the course of the program you will need to pay a fee of NGN150,000, this can be paid in installment.

JAMB Direct Entry

For student who have studied other courses before now and want to study Medicine, you can apply through JAMB direct entry and be admitted to 200 level.

The student must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree (second class Hons) from a recognized University in chemistry or the biological sciences.

How Many Years To Study Medicine In UNIBEN?

It takes 6 years to study Medicine and Surgery in the University of Benin subdivided into;

  • 12 months in preliminary basic sciences (which includes physics, chemistry and biology etc.)
  • 18 months in the pre-clinical program in basic medical sciences where you take courses in human anatomy, medical biochemistry, human physiology and
  • 42 months taking courses in pathology and pharmacology before taking core clinical courses in medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, community medicine, and psychiatry

If you add 1 year of compulsory internship and 1 year for NYSC, it makes the entire study duration 8 years.

UNIBEN School Fees For Medicine And Surgery

The current school fees for Medicine students in UNIBEN is NGN115,000 for new students and NGN60,500 for returning students.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How Much Is UNIBEN Acceptance Fee For Medicine

Students admitted to Study Medicine and Surgery in UNIBEN will pay NGN80,000 as acceptance fee

Does UNIBEN Accept Two Sittings For Medicine

Yes, the University of Benin accept two sittings for Medicine & Surgery

UNIBEN JAMB Subject For Medicine & Surgery

JAMB subject requirement to study Medicine and Surgery in UNIBEN is; Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

WAEC Subject For Medicine & Surgery In UNIBEN

WAEC subject requirement to study Medicine and Surgery in UNIBEN is; 5 SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

In Conclusion

The University of Benin offers Medicine and Surgery, it a 6 years program with JAMB subject requirement of Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and O’ level requirement of Five (5) SSC credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

This will be all for now, I understand you may have a question or two to ask, feel free to drop them using the comment box below!

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    1. Requirement differs for the different departments, so the requirement for transfer to Pharmacy will likely not be the same for transfer to Nursing. To confirm this, should visit the school’s Exams and record where Inter/intra faculty transfer is handled

  1. Good evening please can a BSc (Ed) health education graduate gain admission to study medicine and surgery in Uniben as direct entry applicants

  2. Thanks for the update. It was so explicit I appreciate that. My daughter scored 218 in her JAMB she is 16 and really want to be admitted in UNIBEN and looking at option of JUPEB can she be eligible for the program. Thanks for your prompt response.

  3. Someone who score 215 in jamb and 77 in POSTUTME and the person is from the cashment area can the person still study medicine and surgery in uniben

    1. 77 in post UTME is a pretty good Post UTME score for Medicine, but since cumulatively the students do not score up to the aggregate, his or admission cannot be though merit list

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