FAQ’s for PAU Undergraduate Programmes

What is the minimum entry qualification?

Five O’level credits in WAEC/ IGCSE/NECO/GCE or its equivalent.

The subjects for the corresponding courses are:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics

English Language, Mathematics, Economics/Financial Accounting and any other subject.

  • Mass Communication

English Language, Mathematics, and any three subjects from Arts, Social Science.

  • Information Science and Media Studies

English Language, Mathematics, and any three subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Sciences

For the avoidance of doubt, Science subjects are acceptable for Information Science and Media studies.

  • Computer Science

English, Mathematics, and three other science subjects

  • Electrical Electronics / Mechanical Engineering

English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and any other science subject

Is there a minimum age for admission?
A candidate must be at least 16 years within the month that the session begins (for now, academic sessions in Pan-Atlantic University begin in October)

What are the stages from application to admission?

  • Complete the application form online at sims.pau.edu.ng
  • Attend the screening interview
  • Receive Admission letter
  • (in some cases an applicant may be offered admission soon after the screening interview. In others the admission decision may be delayed until the month of September)
  • Submit the required documents

Who reviews the applications?

There is an evaluation board which reviews all applications

Do I need to select Pan-Atlantic University as my first choice when registering for JAMB?

Having Pan-Atlantic University as your first choice is not absolutely necessary in order to be admitted and if, once the applicants who made PAU their first choice have been processed, there are still vacan spaces, other candidates can be considered.

However, the number of applications to Pan-Atlantic University has been growing significantly every year and by now it is already larger than the number of spaces available. Also, the new admission system JAMB has instituted forces us to give first consideration to candidates who make us their first choice. Accordingly, if you are interested in studying in PAU, you are strongly advised to make us your first choice.

What do I need to score in my JAMB exams?
The minimum mark required in the UTME for admission in PAU in the session 2020/2021 is 210
Is there a screening exercise?
Yes. There is a short written exercise and an oral interview.
When can I apply?
The application for the year 2020/2021 Academic session will take place between March to October 2020.
Can I come in by Direct Entry?
Can I come in through Inter-University Transfer?

Important Notice:

Pan-Atlantic university is open to offering admission to students who wish to transfer from another institution of higher learning. However, applicants should be aware that only a few transfer applicants are offered admission each year, and only if they can show clearly that, because of their past performance, demonstrated values, and experiences, they are likely to make a significant contribution to Pan-Atlantic University.

Accordingly, we seriously advise transfer applicants to apply also to other universities, as there is a significant risk that they may be denied admission in Pan-Atlantic University.

How much does the Direct Entry / Transfer application form cost?
The cost of the application forms for either direct entry or inter-university transfer is N5,000 naira
What are the key things that you look out for in your ideal student?
Intelligence, character, leadership qualities and interest in making a positive impact in society.
Can I defer my admission once admitted?
Yes, but there will be a deferment fee.
Are there any quotas for certain types of students?
We reserve some places for students from our immediate community and from educationally disadvantaged states.
I have a disability. Can I still apply?
Are there any considerations for the disabled in the admission process?
We welcome disabled students. Our only concern is that the disability of an applicant may not require special professional competences or facilities that the University currently does not have.
Are there provision/facilities for the disabled on campus?
There are special toilets and a lift available. In the hostels, some rooms have been fitted for disabled people.
Is the application process the same for mature students?
Yes, there are no age limits.


Is it possible to know the faculty (i.e teaching staff) that would take courses?
Yes, students will have one-on-one interactions with our faculty. Also, by going to the relevant webpage, you can learn details about the full-time faculty in each School.


How large will the classes be?
In most cases, the number of students is less than 60. In some common courses there might be up to 90 students in a class, but these are exceptional cases.

Living on Campus

Is on-campus accommodation guaranteed?
There are hostels in the University  and up to now we have been able to accommodate all students who wanted a place in them.
Is on-campus accommodation compulsory?
No. Students are free to make their choices.
What security measures are in place at the university?
The University has  a well-staffed security department. There is also a police station next to the University.
Where will I take my meals?
There is a variety of  cafeteria services within the campus. Several hostels also provide kitchenettes for residents.

What extra-curricular activities are available?
There are several active student clubs. There is also a choir and two student groups who provide service activities for young people in the villages surrounding the campus. The University has also a guest speaker series in which over twenty top professionals take part every year. 

We also have a football field, a five-aside pitch, a volleyball court and a multipurpose court. Students also organize some concerts and special parties every year. There is also a centre for extra-curricular activities and Christian formation for male and female students.

How much does the accommodation cost?
The cost of accommodation varies from hostel to hostel. Also you have opportunity of opting for a one-man room or multiple-user room. For more detailed information visit the websites of the hostel providers. Accommodation

Tuition Fees

How much is tuition per year?

    • Tuition Fees per Student for 2020/2021 Academic Session are as follows:


    ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ECONOMICS N 2,075,000 N 2,000,000 N 2,000,000 N 2,000,000
    MASS COMMUNICATION N 2,325,000 N 2,100,000 N 2,100,000  N 2,100,000
    INFORMATION SCIENCE AND MEDIA STUDIES N 2,375,000 N 2,200,000  N 2,200,000 N 2,200,000

    Fee Payment Structure

    (Students who have been admitted via Direct Entry are to pay the same amount as their classmates)

    • An acceptance fee of ₦250,000  to be paid on admission. This non-refundable sum will form part of the first semester’s fees. This is applicable to first year students and students who have just been admitted via Direct Entry
    • Tuition fee is payable in two equal instalments before the beginning of each semester.

    Payment Process and Guideline

What does tuition fee cover?
 The tuition fee does not cover accommodation or meals, but otherwise we have no multiple charges, far less hidden ones. Specifically, there are no separate fees for development, examinations, labs or studios, internet access, graduation, etc. However, special preparation for professional accountancy examinations, which is voluntary, attracts separate fees. Also health insurance is invoiced separately.
Can I pay in instalments?
Yes. Fees can be paid in two equal installments. However, individual payment plans can be arranged.
Is there any form of financial aid such as scholarship/bursary?
Yes. For the tuition fee, scholarships will be offered to 15% of our students.
What criteria will be used to select the beneficiaries of the scholarship?
The purpose of scholarships is to help needy students. Once need has been established, scholarships are awarded on the basis of value congruence with the University and academic performance. There are also special scholarships for children of staff.


What courses are available?

  • B.Sc Accounting
  • B.Sc Business Administration
  • B.Sc Economics
  • B.Sc Mass Communication
  • B.Sc Information Science & Media Studies (Digital Media)
  • B.Sc Computer Science
  • B.Engr Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • B.Engr Mechanical Engineering

Can I change my course of study after admission?
What about an international exchange programme?
No provision for that at the moment. 
What are my chances of getting a very good job after studying in your school?
PAU makes a lot of effort to provide efficient career services and entrepreneurial skills during and after the programmes. However we cannot guarantee jobs for students.
Do you have internship programme?
Yes, we have voluntary and compulsory internship. Besides the compulsory internship that students do during the long vacationafter their third year, we endeavour to provide internships opportunities for all students who wish to do them, from the first year.
Do all your courses of study include entrepreneurship?
Yes. All programmes have two entrepreneurship courses.
Is it possible to work and study?
All our undergraduate programmes are full time. There is however limited opportunity to work and study within the University in the University’s work/study programme.
Is there internet access on campus?
Yes. There is.