Pharmacy In UNILAG, Cut Off Mark and Admission Requirement: How many years does it take to study Pharmacy in UNILAG, does UNILAG offer PharmD or B pharm program?, does UNILAG offer Pharmacy as a course?, what are the direct entry requirements for Pharmacy in UNILAG?

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

Pharmacy in Unilag
Pharmacy in UNILAG
Course Durationfive (5) Years
Degree AwardedBachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm)
CompetitivenessVery competitive

Before applying to study Pharmacy in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), it is only logical you familiarize yourself with what the program is about, 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 Pharmacy in UNILAG… ENJOY!

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Key Takeaways:

  • UNILAG Offers Pharmacy
  • Duration of Study for Pharmacy in UNILAG is 5 years
  • Cut off mark for admission to study Pharmacy in UNILAG depends on the general performance of student that year, but it has always been above 65

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

Do UNILAG Offer Pharmacy?

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

Students who wish to become Pharmacists 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 Pharmacy 2023/2024

Pharmacy In University of lagos, UNILAG

As I mentioned earlier, the University of lagos, Unilag is one of the few Universities in Nigeria that offers pharmacy.

But phrmacists who graduates from UNILAG are rewarded with B pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) not Pharm d (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree.


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Requirements To Study Pharmacy In UNILAG

Requirements Check List
Requirements Check List

To study Pharmacy 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 RequirementsThree (3) ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry, Biology/Zoology and Physics or Mathematics plus UTME requirements.

P.S, Mathematics is not needed in JAMB for those who want to study Pharmacy in UNILAG

UNILAG Cut Off Mark For Pharmacy


To study Pharmacy 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 Faculty of Pharmacy in UNILAG.

Pharmacy being a very competitive course in Nigeria requires you score very well in JAMB, a JAMB score of 270 and above should be just fine, also doing very well in UNILAG Post UTME Exam is a prerequisite.

Post UTME Score For Pharmacy In UNILAG

A score of 75 in UNILAG Post UTME is good enough to secure your spot in Pharmacy.

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 Pharmacy.

Based on past years, the aggregate score for Pharmacy in UNILAG is 65, now let’s both analyze the JAMB and Post UTME score you will need to get to score above the aggregate 65.

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UNILAG Aggregate Score For Pharmacy

UNILAG Aggregate score for admission into Pharmacy is 65.

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 Pharmacy in UNILAG and scored 270 in JAMB and 75 in Post UTME, using this formular, the aggregate score can then be calculate as;

270/8 + 75/2 = 33.75 + 37.5

Making the student’s aggregate score 71.25

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 Pharmacy In UNILAG

Aside JAMB, you can also be admitted to study Pharmacy 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 the be given admission to study Pharmacy 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 Pharmacy, 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.

Read Also: Number Of Years It Takes To Study Pharmacy In Nigeria

How Many Years To Study Pharmacy In UNILAG?

It takes 5 years to study Pharmacy in the University of Lagos.

If you add 1 year of compulsory internship and 1 year for NYSC, it makes the entire study duration 7 years.

UNILAG School Fees For Pharmacy

The current school fees for Pharmacy students in UNILAG is NGN55,500 for new students and NGN15,500 for returning students.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Does UNILAG Accept Two Sitting For Pharmacy

Yes, you can combine result to study Pharmacy in UNILAG, but in not more than two (2) sittings.

This Combination can be WAEC and WAEC GCE, WAEC and NECO, WAEC and NABTEB, NECO and NABTEB e.t.c.

How Many Years To Study Pharmacy In UNILAG

Students admitted to study Pharmacy in University of Lagos will spend Five (5) years in obtaining Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (B. Pharm).

UNILAG JAMB Subject For Pharmacy

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

UNILAG WAEC Subject For Pharmacy

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

In Conclusion

The University of Lagos award her student the Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) Degree.

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Esther omolola
Esther omolola
10 months ago

Can I study pharmacy with 257 in unilag