Keep reading to find out the universities in Nigeria where you can study Arabic in any form.

For some Universities, you can study Arabic combined with other fields. For instance, several schools offer Arabic Studies, while some schools offer it as Arabic Language, Arabic Language and Literature, and Arabic & Islamic Studies

There are currently 30 universities in Nigeria where you can study the options above, and they all have slightly varying requirements.

Our post provides a list of Federal Universities, State Universities, as well as Private Universities that offer Arabic in various forms.

Nigerian Universities where you can study Arabic

The following Nigerian universities offer Arabic as listed on the JAMB brochure:

  1. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  2. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
  3. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  4. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  5. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  6. Bayero University, Kano
  7. Edo State University
  8. Fountain University Oshogbo
  9. The Federal University of Kashere, Gombe State
  10. Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State
  11. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  12. Sule Lamido University, Kafin-Hausa, Jigawa State
  13. The University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  14. Kaduna State University, Kaduna (KASU)
  15. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  16. Kwara State University, Ilorin (KWASU)
  17. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBU)
  18. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  19. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  20. Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK).
  21. Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano, formerly Northwest University Kano
  22. Sokoto State University
  23. SUMMIT University, Offa
  24. Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
  25. Umaru Musa Yaradua University Katsina
  26. Kwara State College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies
  27. The University of Ibadan
  28. Kogi State University
  29. Yobe State University
  30. Ekiti State University

Feel free to visit the JAMB brochure to see other courses offered at those universities.

Best universities to study Arabic in Nigeria

There are several top universities where you can study Arabic. A few of them include The University of Ibadan, The University of Ilorin, Kwara State College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Bayero University Kano, etc.

You can find several other top schools on our list. However, the most important thing to look out for is accreditation. That is, know if the university you wish to apply to have NUC accreditation to run a degree in Arabic.

Unfortunately, that is not something we can provide answers to since schools lose and gain accreditation on an annual basis.

What you should know

Gaining admission to study Arabic is not too competitive in Nigeria. Therefore, a decent score in your JAMB UTME and Post UTME should be enough to secure your admission into the university.

You must also take note of the fact that the universities above have slightly varying requirements.


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