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

Previously, we explained that there are various requirements for studying Philosophy at Nigerian Universities.

Note: this covers both Philosophy and Philosophy & Religious Studies.

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

Universities where you can study Philosophy in Nigeria


The following Nigerian Universities offer Philosophy:

  1. Ambrose Alli University
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University
  3. University of Abuja
  4. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology
  5. Augustine University
  6. University of Benin
  7. Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu
  8. Bowen University, Iwo
  9. Benue State University, Makurdi
  10. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  11. Imo Claretian University (ICU)
  12. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
  13. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU)
  14. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  15. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State
  16. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  17. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  18. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  19. Federal University Wukari
  20. Fountain University, Oshogbo
  21. The University of Ibadan
  22. Imo State University, Owerri (IMSU)
  23. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  24. Kogi State University Anyigba
  25. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  26. Madonna University, Okija
  27. National Missionary Seminary of St-Paul, Gwagwalada
  28. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  29. Obafemi Awolowo University
  30. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  31. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  32. Pope John Major Seminary, Okpun, Awka
  33. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa,
  34. Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State
  35. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  36. The seat of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri
  37. Tansian University, Umunya
  38. Seminary of All Saints, Uhiele-Ekpoma, Edo State
  39. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  40. University of Uyo
  41. Veritas University, Abuja.

Philosophy & Religious Studies

The following universities offer it as a double-honour course. That is, Philosophy & Religious Studies:

  1. Afe Babalola University
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University
  3. Dominican University
  4. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike

In total, there are forty-five (45) universities in our list that offer Philosophy.

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

Note: The number of universities keep adding up to this list. We will take note of those changes and reflect them here. However, we urge you to check the JAMB brochure for clarity.

Best universities to study Philosophy?

There are several top universities in Nigeria that offer Philosophy. Some of them include:

What is Philosophy?

It is an academic discipline that studies the general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

What you should know

Philosophy as a field of study is not so popular among Nigerians. Consequently, gaining admission for a degree in it is not as competitive compared to other courses. Provided you perform very well in your UTME and meet other requirements, your chances of gaining admission to study it are high.

You must also be aware of the fact that the universities above have slightly varying requirements. To know those requirements read JAMB & WAEC Subject Combination For Philosophy.


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