Full List Of All Universities In Abuja (2023)

This article is about the full list of all universities in Abuja currently in this year 2023. Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Nigeria is the seat of power of the federation and it is geographically located at the centre of the country in the North-Central geopolitical zone. Being the Federal Capital Territory, you can expect Abuja to be blessed with an abundance of universities and the Centre of Unity does not disappoint in this regard as within it is located six universities, one of which is owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria, while the remaining five are operated by private individuals.

Full List Of All Universities In Abuja

The universities in Abuja are as follows and we shall discuss them in detail as we proceed:

  • University of Abuja, Gwagwalada – Federal University
  • Nile University of Nigeria, Jabi, Abuja – Private University
  • Baze University, Abuja – Private University
  • Veritas University, Bwari, Abuja – Private University
  • African University of Science And Technology, Galadima, Abuja – Private University
  • Philomath University, Kuje, Abuja – Private University.


The following is a comprehensive list of all universities in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory this 2023:


The University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) was established on January 1st, 1988 as a dual-mode university with the mandate to run both conventional and distance learning academic programmes. It was the first University in the country to assume such a dual mandate at inception. The university currently has nine faculties, a College of Health Sciences, a School of Remedial Studies, a Centre for Distance Learning, an Institute of Education, a School of Postgraduate Studies, among others. The UofA of Nigeria has a student population of 55,364 and a staff strength of 3,362.

The vision of the University is to develop an institution of higher learning that combines academic excellence with the pursuit of the unity of Nigeria while their mission is to provide instructional, research, and public service programmes appropriate to a university of high standing that guarantees academic excellence and to operate a strong and virile distance learning component that ensures equal educational access to a large constituency.


Nile University of Nigeria is a private University located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. It is the most expensive university in Nigeria today. In 2009, the University was established to provide high-quality tertiary education for the country’s ever-increasing number of secondary school leavers. At the time of formation, Nile University had three faculties (Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, and Natural & Applied Sciences) and 93 students.

As the University grew and thrived over the following years, the need to provide its high-quality instruction at a higher level became increasingly apparent. In the year 2014, Nile University established its School of Postgraduate Studies, and in 2020, the school joined the Honoris United Universities network, the first and largest pan-African private higher education network. Today, Nile University has over 4000 students (undergraduate and postgraduate), 34 undergraduate programmes across six faculties, and 47 postgraduate programmes across five faculties.


Baze University is a distinctive quality-based educational institution making a difference in the Nation’s history through the positive impact of its service and graduates output. Their vision is to establish and maintain a more suitable academic environment, synergizing world-class human capital and best technology for creating and impacting knowledge to develop and modernize the Nigerian society, and while their mission is to be a distinctive quality-based educational institution, making difference in the nation’s history through the positive impact of its services and its graduate output.

Baze delivers quality by having experienced international staff, superb teaching equipment, overseas external examiners, and first-rate buildings to guarantee standards. Baze aims to provide university education to British standards in Nigeria at about half the cost of sending a student to study abroad. Currently, no Nigerian university is rated in the top 5,000 in the world. Many Nigerians thus feel compelled to send their sons and daughters to be educated abroad, at substantial cost (at least $28,000 per year for tuition, travel and living expenses). Baze delivers the same quality of education and living at about $14,000 (₦2.2 million) – and, at a critical stage of their lives, students will be staying closer to their families.

The main Campus is 6km from Abuja Central Area, on Jabi Airport Road Bypass Ring Road. Academic/Social activities commenced in the Academic and Administrative (Ahmadu Abubakar) building, the Social Area and the Sports Complex. Baze has another site at Bwari for further development. Abuja is in the centre of Nigeria, and has excellent air and road links. Baze began in April 2011 with a Foundation class and three Faculties: Management & Social Scences; Law; Computing & Applied Sciences. Currently Baze University has 6 Faculties which includes the three (3) foundational faculties, Faculty of Engineering, Basic Medical and Environmental Sciences.


Veritas University was founded by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria through a resolution given at its March 2002 meeting in Abuja. The initiative came from the Bishops’ quest for a University that would provide high quality tertiary education according to the noble tradition of the Catholic Church. The University emphasizes strong moral values, self-reliance and the development of the students’ entrepreneurial capabilities for the social and economic benefit of the graduates and the Nigerian society.

This is an appropriate response to Pope John Paul II’s call for Catholic Universities to be instruments for the educational advancement of the people of God expressed in his Encyclical Letter, Ex Corde Ecclesiae No. 30. A provisional License to operate the University was granted by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in May 2007. The permanent site of the University is located in Bwari, Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. However, the University commenced admission of students in October 2008, for the 2008/2009 academic year at its take-off campus in Obehie Town, Abia State, Nigeria.

The University seeks to provide higher education and balanced training in an atmosphere of peace without discriminating against or excluding other students of their society provided that they are academically qualified and socially fit to study in the University. While promoting authentic human and cultural development modelled on the person of Christ, the University champions the cause of truth and uprightness in favour of the marginalized and encourage dialogue and collaboration in human relationships at all levels.


The African University of Science and Technology (AUST) is a private, pan-African, co-educational, research university located in Abuja, Nigeria. The mission of AUST is to advance knowledge through applied research and offering structured instruction with a focus on science, engineering, technology and even applications to policy. Their holistic approach to teaching and research includes other areas of scholarship that will best serve the African continent in the 21st century.

AUST is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation derived from attracting some of the best brains drawn from a diverse international community of scholars. The University seeks to develop in each member of the AUST community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind. In addition to its governing Board, AUST benefits from the collective knowledge, experience and wisdom of an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers who are members of the African Scientific Committee (ASC) and the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) both established at its inception.


Philomath is made up of two Greek words: “philos,” which means “love,” and “math”, which means “learning.” Philomath means “love for learning”. As a result, Philomath University is designed to stimulate students with a strong desire to learn while reaching excellence and world-class performance. Philomath University is inspired by a passion for high-quality education and an unquenchable desire to bring about a scientific, technological, and industrial revolution in the world, as well as progress in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. Philomath University is launching her curriculum with two faculties: Management and Social Sciences Faculty and Law Faculty.

The vision of Philomath University is to be internationally recognized as Nigeria’s premier urban University with a global perspective that educates leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world through teaching, learning, transformational scholarship, and dynamic leadership which engages faculty, students, staff, and community in mutually beneficial and respectful collaboration, while the mission of the University is to promote learning by offering undergraduate, graduate and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to serve others, to distinguish itself as a diverse, socially responsible learning community of high-quality scholarship and academic rigour, and to draw from the cultural, intellectual, and economic resources of the rich Nigerian cultures to enrich and strengthen its educational programmes.

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Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and the Editor-in-Chief at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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