UNN Department of Nutrition & Dietetics Admission Requirement 2024/2025


This is to notify the general public and all aspiring University of Nigeria (UNN) students that the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics admission requirements has 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.

Entry Requirements

O’Level Subject Combination

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Nutrition and Dietetics include the following:

  • Five SSCE credit passes in Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science, Mathematics, Physics, and English Language.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

UNN, in addition to the UTME requirements, ‘O’ level credit passes in Chemistry, Biology, Food, Nutrition, Agricultural Science, and Physics or Mathematics.

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

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

  • English Language.
  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Agriculture
  • Mathematics/Physics

Direct Entry Requirement

These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Nutrition and Dietetics if you don’t intend to use UTME. You require;

  • Two ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Biology, Agric Science, or Physics.

Special Consideration (Waiver) Remarks

UNN accepts the following:

  • ‘A’ level passes in two (2) subjects: Chemistry, Biology (Botany and/or Zoology), Agricultural Science, Physics, or Mathematics.
  • ND, NCE, HND in Nutrition and Dietetics/Home Economics/Agricultural Science, Food Science plus the UTME requirements into 200 or 300 levels.
  • Certificate in Nursing /NCE in relevant subjects. Candidate must also satisfy the UTME entry requirements.

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 Nutrition & Dietetics. RealMina wishes good luck to all students who wish to attend UNN.

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