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Medicine & Surgery In UNILAG, Cut Off Mark & Requirements 2023

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Medicine & Surgery In UNILAG, Cut Off Mark & Admission Requirements: Cut off mark for Medicine in UNILAG?, do UNILAG offers Medicine & Surgery?, requirements to study medicine in UNILAG, how many years to study Medicine in UNILAG?, 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 UNILAG, from Cut off mark to UTME/Direct entry requirements, course duration and lots more… STAY TUNED!

University Of Lagos
University Of Lagos
CourseMedicine & Surgery
FacultyCollege of Medicine
Degree AwardedMBBS
Course DurationSix (6) Years
SuitabilityScience Students

Before applying to study Medicine in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), 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 UNILAG… ENJOY!


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

Do UNILAG Offer Medicine and Surgery?

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

Students who wish to become Medical Doctors and finds UNILAG 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 2023/2024

Requirements To Study Medicine In UNILAG

Requirements Check List
Requirements Check List

To study Medicine and Surgery in UNILAG 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 UNILAG

Cut Off Mark For Medicine In UNILAG


To study Medicine and Surgery in UNILAG 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 UNILAG.

Medicine & Surgery being a very competitive course in Nigeria require you score very well in JAMB

A JAMB score of 340 and above should do the Job, and also doing very well in UNILAG Post UTME Exam is a prerequisite.

Post UTME Score For Medicine In UNILAG

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

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 UNILAG is 86.87, now let’s both analyze the JAMB and Post UTME score you will need to get to score above the aggregate 86.87.

UNILAG Medicine & Surgery Aggregate Score

UNILAG Aggregate score for admission into Medicine and Surgery is 86.87.

To calculate UNILAG 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;

340/8 + 90/2 = 42.5 + 45

Making the student’s aggregate score 87.5

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 UNILAG

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 UNILAG?

It takes 6 years to study Medicine and Surgery in the University of Lagos 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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do UNILAG Accept Two Sittings For Medicine

No, the University of Lagos do not accept two sittings for Medicine & Surgery

UNILAG JAMB Subject For Medicine & Surgery

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

WAEC Subject For Medicine & Surgery In UNILAG

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

In Conclusion

The University of Lagos 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.

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