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Pharmacy In UNIBEN, Cut Off Mark & Requirements

Key Highlights
  • UNIBEN Offers Pharmacy
  • Duration of Study for Pharmacy in UNIBEN is 6 years for the Doctor of Pharmacy program
  • Cut off mark for admission to study Pharmacy in UNIBEN depends on the general performance of student that year, but it has always been above 70

Pharmacy In UNIBEN, Cut Off Mark and Admission Requirement: How many years does it take to study Pharmacy in UNIBEN, does, what are the direct entry requirements for Pharmacy in UNIBEN?

Hey SAVANT! welcome to “School Of Pharmacy Series“, here we will show you all you need to know about the faculty of Pharmacy in UNIBEN; Cut off mark, requirements, duration of study, et all… STAY TUNED!

University of Benin (UNIBEN)
University of Benin (UNIBEN)
Course Duration⏲️Six (6) Years
Degree Awarded🎗️Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Before applying to study Pharmacy in the University of Benin (UNIBEN), 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.

At the end of this writeup, you will be fortified with all the necessary information you need on Pharmacy 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 Faculty of Pharmacy.

Do UNIBEN Offer Pharmacy?

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

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

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Requirements To Study Pharmacy In UNIBEN

Requirements Check List
Requirements Check List

To study Pharmacy in UNIBEN you must meet with the following JAMB and O’ level subject requirements.

JAMB SubjectUse of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
O’level 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 Pharmacy in UNIBEN

UNIBEN Cut Off Mark For Pharmacy


To study Pharmacy 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 Faculty of Pharmacy in UNIBEN.

Pharmacy is very competitive and as such requires a good JAMB score, a score of 270 and above should do just fine, and also doing very well in UNIBEN post UTME exam is a prerequisite.

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Post UTME Score For Pharmacy In UNIBEN

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

Based on past years, the aggregate score for Pharmacy in UNIBEN 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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UNIBEN Aggregate Score For Pharmacy

UNIBEN Aggregate score for admission into Pharmacy is 65.

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 Pharmacy in UNIBEN 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 UNIBEN

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 then 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.

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How Many Years To Study Pharmacy In UNIBEN?

It takes 6 years to study Pharmacy in the University of Benin.

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 Pharmacy

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Pharmacy in UNIBEN Hard?

NO, with the right attitude and dedication to learning, you will find this course (Pharmacy) a walk over, but take note, Pharmacy is a highly demanding course.

How Much Is UNIBEN Acceptance Fee For Pharmacy

Students admitted to Study Pharmacy in UNIBEN will pay NGN60,000 as acceptance fee

Does UNIBEN Accept Two Sittings For Pharmacy

Yes, the University of Benin accept two sittings for Pharmacy

UNIBEN JAMB Subject For Pharmacy

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

WAEC Subject For Pharmacy In UNIBEN

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 Benin (UNIBEN) Unlike most Universities that offers pharmacy, award her student the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree.

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. Please sir, can I combine my neco with waec to study pharm.D in UNIBEN? Cuz I have d7 in waec chemistry and B3 in neco chemistry. Can I go ahead sir?

    1. Hey Nicolas, Based on UNIBEN admission policy, only students applying for Medicine and Surgery are not allowed to use combined O’ level result for admission (two sittings)

    1. 205 is too low for Pharmacy in UNIBEN, even with a very high post UTME score, you still will find it difficult to meet the aggregate cut off mark for Pharmacy in UNIBEN, your best bet would be to apply to a less competitive course.

  2. I study pharmaceutical technology in edo state polytechnic and I hold an OND result( upper credit) can I study pharmacy in uniben and begin from 200lv since is a related course?

  3. please sir I score 223 to study pharmacy in uniben is there any chance for me to get admission there ?

    1. Hey Sylvester, with 223 JAMB score, it is had to meet up with the aggregate score required for Pharmacy as illustrated in this post, you best bet would be to apply for a less competitive course

  4. Hii, pls does uniben accept double sitting o’level result for pharmacy and would it affect my chances of gaining admission

  5. I got a 284 and I am from plateau state, which is not a catchment area. Is it advisable to apply Pharmacy in UNIBEN?

    1. Hello Ajay, first let me congratulate you on your performance in the just concluded Jamb exam.

      With a Jamb score of 284, you can secure admission to study pharmacy in Uniben on the merit list…

      All you need to do is not relent and perform as good as you did in Jamb in the Post UTME.

      Moreso,the University of Benin, is one of the few schools in Nigeria that do not dwell much in whether a student is from ELDS or not.

      Good luck as you move forward.

  6. Thank you for this helpful information. Please what are the steps for the conversion of B. Pharm to Pharm. D

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