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UNILAG Distance Learning Institute – Everything You Need To Know

The University of Lagos is a dual mode learning institution established by the act of parliaments in 1962 to deliver quality based education to Nigerians and those in search for knowledge around the universe.

University of Lagos located in the city of Lagos and due to its wide international sophistication, the university provide studies through Open Distance Learning mode. A program that increase the reach of the university to both developed and developing countries around the world.

as we all know what distance learning is as we’ve shed more light to it in our previous article on University of Ibadan Distance Learning Center.

Without much being said, we will be giving you the full list of courses offered at the university of Lagos distance leaning institute.

Courses Available at UNILAG Distance Learning Institute

University of Lagos Distance Learning Institute offers degree programmes in the following disciplines:-

  • B.Sc. Accounting
  • B.Sc. Business Administration
  • B.Sc. Economics
  • B.Sc. Public Administration
  • B.Sc. Education with specialization in the following subject areas:
    • Biology
    • Business Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Business Education
    • Economics
  • B.Ed. Early Childhood Education
  • B.A. Education/English

Note: The courses in B.Sc. Accounting, B.Sc. Business Administration, B.Sc. Economics and B.Sc. Public Administration span three to five years, courses in Education Science span between two to five years depending on the entry qualifications of the candidate.

UNILAG DLI & UNITAR Collaboration

Considering existing capacity built in partnership with the cognate faculties within the University of Lagos, DLI announce they are willing to collaborate with UNITAR to offer the following courses:

  • Masters in Conflict, Peace and Security
  • Masters in Electoral Policy and Administration
  • Diploma in Peace Management
  • Diploma in Electoral Policy and Administration.

UNILAG Distance Learning Institute REQUIREMENTS

Are you interested in applying for the university of Lagos distance learning institute and wants to know what it requires to get admitted into the program? OR You want to know the set of people UNILAG distance learning is eligible for? Relax as we are here to give premium details on the requirement for UNILAG DLI program.


The below are the set of candidates eligible to apply for the distance learning program:

  1. Graduates of University of Lagos or any other University recognised by Senate with Degrees in relevant disciplines.
  2. Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) or National Diploma (ND) or National Certificate in      Education (NCE) in the relevant disciplines.
  3. Holders of recognised relevant full professional qualifications particularly ACA, ANAN, ACCA,      ACMA, ACIA, ACIS, ACIB and CII may be considered for admission at the enhanced level provided they have five credits at WASCE/SSCE/GCE/NECO (‘O’ Level) or its equivalent, which must include English Language, Mathematics, Economics plus any other two (2) relevant subjects at not more than two (2) sittings.
  4. Holders of WASCE/SSCE/GCE/NECO (‘O’ Level) or its equivalent with credit in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics plus any other three (3) relevant subjects at not more than two (2) sittings.


Point of entry for candidates in categories 1 to 3 will depend on details of their transcripts and such candidates must also satisfy the WASCE/SSCE/GCE/NECO (‘O’ Level) or its equivalent as stated in 4 above.

Applicants are to ensure all examination numbers and certificates of WASCE/SSCE/GCE/NECO “O” Level or its equivalent are inputted and uploaded on the portal.

Applicants into year two (2) and year (3) presenting post “O” Level qualifications such as Degrees, HND, NCE, OND and professional qualifications are to send in their Academic Transcripts through the awarding institutions with application number as reference number to:

The Institute Secretary,
Distance Learning Institute
University of Lagos


Below is the requirements for each course/program offered in university of Lagos distance learning as stated by the institution.

How To Apply For UNILAG DLI

The University of Lagos Distance Learning Institute has some procedure to follow as recommended by the institution. However, the steps are as follows:


  • Long on to JAMB CAP Website and Register (Part-Time)
  • Pay a sum of #3,500 to enable you obtain registration number


  • Log on to UNILAG application portal
  • Click “Start Fresh Application”
  • Select Distance Learning Institute as application type, then supply your Surname, First Name, Middle Name, JAMB Registration Number, Mobile Number and Email Address.
  • Click the ‘’pay now’’ to pay online, the Application Fee of N17,500.00 (Seventeen Thousand, Five Hundred Naira) only, OR print the payment advice with Remita Number to make payment at any Commercial Bank.
  • Return to the application portal after payment, click ‘’continue application’’, input your payment reference number and your surname in lowercase as password.
  • Complete all required details and upload necessary documents. Some important documents to uploads includes:
    • Testimonial (Primary or Secondary)
    • Birth Certificate/Sworn Affidavit that predates the admissions advertisement
    • ‘O’ Level Certificate/All other Qualifications
    • NYSC Certificate/NYSC Exemption Certificate (for Direct Entry candidates)
    • Marriage Certificate and Newspaper classification (Married female only)
  • Complete the application form, submit online and print a copy.  (Applicant is allowed to save application form and later complete the form in case certain information are not readily available).

Note: For further assistance, call our help line +234 814 2774 068, Email: or visit our contact us page to get through to us.

Founder and editor at AcademyPathways. Habeeb is a National Diploma(ND) holder of Statistics graduated from the highly esteemed The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria. With over a decade of experience in the education sector and career setting, Habeeb provides first hand information on educational and career related topics.