UNN Department of Linguistics, Igbo & other African Language Admission Requirement 2024/2025


This is to notify the general public and all aspiring University of Nigeria (UNN) students that the Department of Linguistics, Igbo & other African Language admission requirements have been published.

The admission requirements include O’level Subject combinations, JAMB UTME Subject combinations, and School and Departmental Cut-Off Marks.

About The University of Nigeria

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has four campuses – Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla – all located in Enugu State and Aba campus in Abia State

The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria modeled upon the American educational system.

It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of Nigeria’s five most reputed universities. The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The University offers 82 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programs.

Entry Requirements

O’Level Subject Combination

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Linguistics, Igbo, & other African Languages include the following:

Five SSCE credit passes to include Igbo, English Language, and any other Arts subject.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

  • UNN requires 5 O’ Level credit passes to include English language and one Science subject.
  • Candidates for Linguistics must possess a credit pass in Literature in English. In contrast, candidates for linguistics and Nigerian Language must possess a credit pass in the Nigerian language to be combined with linguistics.

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

Candidates will write the following Four (4) Subjects in JAMB.

  • English Language
  • Igbo and two subjects from Arts and Social Sciences

Direct Entry Requirement

These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Linguistics, Igbo, & other African Languages if you don’t intend to use UTME. You require;

  • Two ‘A’ level passes in Igbo and one Arts/Social Science subject
  • NCE in Igbo and one Arts subject

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into UNN for the 2024/2025 session should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have a minimum of 160 or above score in your JAMB result.


We hope this article clarifies the admission requirements for UNN’s Department of Linguistics, Igbo, & other African Languages. RealMina wishes good luck to all students who wish to attend UNN.

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