Going by that list, we’ll provide you with the names of the over 70 Nigerian Universities where you can study English Language.

English Language is one of the most popular courses among Nigerian Universities. You can apply for the course on virtually all the conventional universities in Nigeria.

In our previous post, we made it clear that all the various universities featured on our list have slightly varying requirements for studying the course.

Below you’ll find state universities, federal government-owned universities, as well as private universities that offer a degree course in English Language.

Nigerian Universities where you can study English language

As listed on the JAMB brochure, the following universities offer English Language:

  1. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti
  4. Augustine University
  5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan
  6. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
  7. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River State
  8. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  9. Adeleke University Ede
  10. Babcock University (with options in English Studies, Communication, and Literacy Studies)
  11. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  12. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  13. Bayero University, Kano
  14. Bowen University, Iwo
  15. ECWA Bingham University, New Karu
  16. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  17. Benue State University, Makurdi
  18. Caritas University, Enugu
  19. Covenant University Ota
  20. Christopher University Mowe
  21. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State
  22. Joseph Ayo Babalola University (with options in Literature)
  23. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State
  24. Edo University Iyamo
  25. Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo
  26. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  27. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FULOKOJA)
  28. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  29. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FUKASHERE)
  30. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi (FUBK)
  31. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) (with Literature)
  32. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara (FUGUS)
  33. Federal University Gashua
  34. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma
  35. Usmanu Danfodiyo University
  36. Federal University, Dutse
  37. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike Ebonyi State
  38. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  39. Gombe State University, Gombe
  40. University of Ilorin
  41. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa
  42. University of Jos
  43. Al-Qalam University, Katsina
  45. Kwara State University, Ilorin
  46. University of Lagos
  47. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
  48. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State
  49. Madonna University
  50. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
  51. Mountain Top University
  52. Nasarawa State University Keffi
  53. Northwest University Kano
  54. Obafemi Awolowo University
  55. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  56. Paul University, Awka
  57. University of Port Harcourt
  58. Plateau State University Bokkos
  59. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
  60. Redeemer’s University, Mowe
  61. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom
  62. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  63. Sokoto State University
  64. Taraba State University, Jalingo
  65. Usmanu Danfodiyo University
  66. Umar Musa Yar’adua University Katsina
  67. Kings University
  68. Osun State University Osogbo
  69. University of Uyo
  70. National Open University of Nigeria

The following universities offer the course as English and Literature:

  1. Abia State University
  2. American University of Nigeria
  3. The University of Benin
  4. Ebonyi State University
  6. Federal University Wukari
  7. Nile University of Nigeria
  8. Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Federal University, Otuoke Offers the course as English Language and Communication Studies.

In total, there are 79 universities in our list that offer English Language with different options.

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

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Note: There may be more universities now offering English Language since this post was last updated. Therefore, we urge you to consult the JAMB Brochure for total clarity.

Best universities to study English Language?

There are several top universities that offer English Language. Among them are:

  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • The University of Ibadan
  • Covenant University Ota

See our full list of Oldest  Universities in Nigeria

What you should know

English Language is an academic discipline that teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of speaking, reading and writing in English.

Gaining admission to study English Language is not too competitive. In fact, it is offered in several universities, thereby increasing the available slots for admission.

You must also take note of the fact that the universities above have slightly varying requirements. To know those requirements read JAMB & WAEC Subject Combination For English Language.


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