The UNILAG School Fees And Hostel For 2020/2021

How much is Unilag school fees

The UNILAG School fees schedule should be one of the first things to check as a fresher.

Even as an old student, you’ll need to know the how much is the UNILAG school fees for the next school session.

The cost of accommodation in UNILAG is also something very important to know. 

Are you searching for UNILAG school fees schedule? 

Are you looking for The school fees schedule for postgraduate degrees? 

How about the cost of accommodation off-campus at UNILAG? Have you been looking for UNILAG hostel fees? 

Worry no more! I’m going to tell you in detail everything about UNILAG school fees and hostel fees for 2020/2021 session in this guide.  

I’ll also give you details on how to pay UNILAG school fees and hostel fees online. 

I’m going to start with a little peak into the school, UNILAG. 

Let’s ride! 

Overview of UNILAG

University of Lagos, UNILAG, is one of the prestigious first five generation universities in Nigeria.

It was founded in 1962 and has been one of the best universities in the country ever since. It is a public research university. It is known as “the University of First Choice” and “the Nation’s Pride”.  

UNILAG is in the most busiest state in Africa, Lagos (the land of opportunities eh). A great university of study in a great city. 

UNILAG has three campuses – all on the mainland. They are:

  • Akoka campus
  • Former School of Radiography
  • College of Medicine

Akoka campus – the main campus and the recently formed campus at former School of Radiography are both located at Yaba. All the courses are studied there except the ones studied at the College of Medicine in Surulere. College of Medicine, UNILAG is affiliated to the Lagos Teaching Hospital. 

The university offers a lot of A-list courses such as Medicine and Surgery, Law, Pharmacology, Mass Communication, etc.

You see? UNILAG is topnotch! 

Now, to UNILAG school fees schedule. 

Arrangement of UNILAG School FEES Schedule 

UNILAG has many faculties and a college. But, the school fees schedule is based on science and languages, and non-science courses. So, I’m going to arrange them thus. 

UNILAG School Fees for 2019/2020

 

UNILAG hasn’t released the school fees schedule for 2020/2021 session. So, I’m going to give us the 2019/2020 session schedule so that we can know how the school fees schedule is like and what to expect. You can make preparations and estimations based on this schedule. 

Apart from all other dues and fees, as a fresher, you’ll have to pay a special fee first. This fee is called acceptance fee. 

UNILAG Acceptance Fee

As a fresher, the first fee you pay after you’ve been offered admission is acceptance. 

After accepting your admission on JAMB CAPS, the next thing to do is to pay your acceptance fee. 

Acceptance fee is a fee you pay as a newly admitted student to indicate that you’ve truly accepted the admission offered and are ready to start processing your registration. 

The university UNILAG Acceptance fee for undergraduates is Twenty thousand naira (N20,000). 

Acceptance fee for postgraduate new students is also N20,000.

How to Pay UNILAG Acceptance Fee

Now, I’m going to tell you how to go about paying the acceptance fee for UNILAG new student. 

You can make your payment online or through commercial banks. 

When you’ve accepted your admission and they start paying for acceptance fee, this is what you should do;

  • Go to http://studentportal.unilag.edu.ng
  • Click on Matric/Application No. 
  • Fill it with your application number.  
  • Click Password and fill in your password (your surname in small letters is the default password). 
  • Click on Login. 
  • Your student account page will open. 
  • On your dashboard, click on Pay Online. 
  • Fill in the appropriate details. 
  • Click on Select Payment. 
  • You’ll see options for Acceptance Fee and Tuition Fee (School Fees).  
  • Chose Acceptance Fee. 
  • But if you want to pay for both Acceptance Fee and School Fees, click Acceptance Fee and Tuition Fee. 
  • You’ll see an option to pay through Transgate where you can use ATM cards (Verve, Master Card, Visa, Interswitch, click on it. 
  • Fill in the appropriate details. 
  • You’ll be charged 500 Naira from your bank account for using this. 
  • Make sure the details are correct. 
  • Click Submit. 
  • You’ll get an SMS confirmation of your payment. 
  •  After that, you’d get a receipt in your dashboard which you can click to view. 
  • Download the receipt. 
  • Print out the receipt for verification on your registration. 

If you want to pay through bank, you’ll have to pay in any of the commercial banks within the UNILAG premises. The banks are the only accepted banks to pay any UNILAG fee. 

The commercial banks to make the payment are :

  • Ecobank
  • Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) 
  • United Bank for Africa (UBA) 
  • Wema Bank
  • First Bank
  • Zenith Bank 
  • Access Bank

These banks are in the school premises and the only banks acceptable for payment. 

You’ll be charged Two hundred and Fifty Naira (N250) as opposed to the Five hundred Naira (N500) on online payment. But, we all know that bank matters are stressful and time-consuming especially since the bank payment is limited to only the commercial banks within the school premises. This is why people prefer to use online payment with their ATM cards. 

Remember, you must pay your acceptance fee before any other thing. Very important! 

UNILAG Undergraduate School Fees 

Here, I’m going to outline UNILAG undergraduate school fees schedule for us. 

As expected, the school fees schedule for new students is different from that of the old students. 

As I said before, the tuition is structured based on science and language, and non-science courses and it includes the UNiLAG school fees of medicine and surgery. 

Here below is the UNILAG school fees schedule for new undergraduate students. 

Undergraduate New Students :

Science and Language Courses 

Purpose Amount
Acceptance Fee20,000 Naira
Registration Fee5,000 Naira
Identity Card Fee1,000 Naira 
Result Verification Fee5,000 Naira 
Students’ Handbook1,000 Naira 
Examination Fee2,500 Naira 
Medical Services Fee5,000 Naira
Laboratory Services Fee10,000 Naira 
Library Services Fee2,500 Naira 
Endowment Fund5,000 Naira 
Information Technology (IT)  Fee2,000 Naira 
TISHIP Fee5,000 Naira 
Sports Fee1,000 Naira 
Hire of Gown 1,000 Naira
TOTAL66,000 Naira

Non-science Courses 

Purpose Amount 
Acceptance Fee20,000  Naira
Registration Fee5,000 Naira
Identity Card Fee1,000 Naira
Result Verification Fee5,000 Naira
Students’ Handbook1,000 Naira
Examination Fee2,500 Naira
Medical Services Fee2,500 Naira
Library Services Fee5,000 Naira
Endowment Fund5,000 Naira
Information Technology (IT)  Fee2,000 Naira
TISHIP Fee5,000 Naira
Sports Fee1,000 Naira
Hire of Gown 1,000 Naira
TOTAL56,000 Naira 
  

So, that’s the school fees schedule for UNILAG freshers. 

Now, aspirants have an idea of what to expect and prepare. 

Undergraduate Old Students :

Science and Language Courses 

PurposeAmount 
Registration Fee1,000 Naira 
Identity Card Fee1,000 Naira
Examination Fee2,000 Naira
Medical Services Fee1,000 Naira
Laboratory Services Fee5,000 Naira
Library Services Fee1,500 Naira
Endowment Fund1,000 Naira
Information Technology (IT)  Fee1,000 Naira
TISHIP Fee5,000 Naira
Sports Fee1,000 Naira
TOTAL19,500 Naira

Non-science Courses 

Purpose Amount
Registration Fee1,000 Naira 
Identity Card Fee1,000 Naira
Examination Fee2,000 Naira
Medical Services Fee1,000 Naira
Library Services Fee1,500 Naira
Endowment Fund1,000 Naira
Information Technology (IT)  Fee1,000 Naira
TISHIP Fee5,000 Naira
Sports Fee1,000 Naira
TOTAL14,500 Naira 

So, that’s school fees schedule for UNILAG returning undergraduate students. 

UNILAG Postgraduate School Fees 

UNILAG offers postgraduate programmes for Masters Degree (MD)  and Doctorate Degree (Ph.D). 

Among the postgraduate courses are Biochemistry, Adult Education, Pharmacology, etc. 

Below is UNILAG Postgraduate school fees schedule for both new and old students. 

New Students 

Purpose Amount 
Acceptance Fee20,000  Naira
Registration Fee5,000 Naira
Identity Card Fee 1,000 Naira
Result Verification Fee 5,000 Naira
Examination Fee 5,000 Naira
Medical Services Fee 5,000 Naira 
Library Services Fee 5,000 Naira
Endowment Fund 10,000 Naira 
Information Technology Fee 2,000 Naira 
TISHIP 5,000 Naira 
Sports Fee1,000 Naira 
TOTAL 64,000 Naira 

Old Students 

PurposeAmount
Registration Fee2,500 Naira
Identity Card Fee 1,000 Naira
Examination Fee 2,500 Naira
Medical Services Fee 1,000 Naira 
Library Services Fee 2,000 Naira
Endowment Fund 1,000 Naira 
Information Technology Fee 1,000 Naira 
TISHIP 5,000 Naira 
Sports Fee1,000 Naira 
TOTAL 17,000 Naira 

This the school fees schedule for postgraduate students. 

Take note of the following;

  1. There is an extra fee to be paid if you register late. 
  2. Retrieving of lost Identity Card is 2,000 Naira 

How to Pay UNILAG School Fees 

You can also pay online or through commercial banks in the school premises. 

To pay online ;

  • Go to http://studentportal.unilag.edu.ng
  • Click on Matric/Application No. 
  • Fill it with your Matric number.  
  • Click Password and fill in your password (your surname in small letters is the default password). 
  • Click on Login. 
  • Your student account page will open. 
  • On your dashboard, click on Pay Online. 
  • Fill in the appropriate details. 
  • Click on Select Payment. 
  • You’ll see options for Acceptance Fee and Tuition Fee (School Fees).  
  • Chose Tuition Fee 
  • But if you want to pay for both Acceptance Fee and School Fees, click Acceptance Fee and Tuition Fee. 
  • You’ll see an option to pay through Transgate where you can use ATM cards (Verve, Master Card, Visa, Interswitch, click on it. 
  • Fill in the appropriate details. 
  • You’ll be charged 500 Naira from your bank account for using this. 
  • Make sure the details are correct. 
  • Click Submit. 
  • You’ll get an SMS confirmation of your payment. 
  • You’d get a receipt which you can click to view. 
  • Download the receipt. 
  • Print out the receipt for verification on your registration. 

To pay through the commercial banks:

Pay into the commercial banks in the school premises, which are;

  • Ecobank
  • Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) 
  • United Bank for Africa (UBA) 
  • Wema Bank
  • First Bank
  • Zenith Bank 
  • Access Bank

You’ll be charged Two hundred and Fifty Naira (N250) as opposed to the Five hundred Naira (N500) charge on online payment. But, we all know that bank matters are stressful and time-consuming especially since the bank payment is limited to only the commercial banks within the school premises. This is why people prefer to use online payment with their ATM cards. 

Accommodation in UNILAG 

In preparing for school, one of the most important thing is accommodation. 

You will have to sort out your accommodation once you’ve been offered admission and you’ve accepted it. 

There are two options for accommodation in UNILAG. You can choose to stay in the school halls (hostels) or get accommodation off-campus. 

However, new students are advised to stay in the school hostels for at least the first year. This is to enable them settle into the school and academics easily. They can then look for off-campus accommodations for their second year or the rest of their stay in the school. 

UNILAG Hostels

UNILAG has fifteen (15) hostels. Six (6) are male hostels and seven are female hostels. The remaining two (2) are mixed hostels – for both male and female. 

Male Hostels :

  1. King Jaja Hall
  2. Eni Njoku Hall
  3. Mariere Hall
  4. Saburi Biobaku Hall
  5. Sodeinde Hall
  6. The old El Kanemi Hall

Female Hostels :

  1. Queen Moremi Hall
  2. Queen Amina Hall
  3. Honours Hall
  4. Kofo Ademola Hall (A.K.A Madam Kofo Hall) 
  5. Madam Tinubu Hall (A.K.A MTH) 
  6. Fagunwa Hall
  7. Makama-Bida Hall

The Mixed Hostels :

  1. Henry Carr Hall
  2. Erastus Akingbola Hall

A lot to choose from, huh? But, you’ll have to apply for a room early, make sure you’re on time for the balloting to be allocated a room of your choice in an hostel of your choice. You must also pay for your room on time, else they will allocate the room to someone else. 

How to Apply/Ballot For UNILAG Hostel 

The school usually releases a date for the balloting of hostel rooms. So, you’ll have to keep an eye out for the date. 

Make sure you’re on time for the balloting to apply for hostel space. This is because, it follows the rule of “first come first serve”. So, make sure you are able to apply for a room on the first day of balloting. 

Note that only registered students of UNILAG can apply for hostel space. 

To apply/ballot for a room, the following are the steps to take ;

  • Go to http://studentportal.unilag.edu.ng
  • Fill in the appropriate details. 
  • Click Login 
  • On your student account, scroll down till you see Accommodation. 
  • Click on it. 
  • Select the hostel of your choice. 
  • Click on Hostel Reservation 
  • Confirm your Hostel Reservation 
  • Download Hostel Reservation Slip

Remember, only registered UNILAG students can apply for hostel rooms. 

Now, I will talk about UNILAG hostel fees. 

UNILAG Hostel Fees

How much is UNILAG hostel fee? 

UNILAG hostel fee is Twenty-five thousand Naira (N25,000) for all hostels except Sodeinde Hall which is about Sixty-five thousand Naira (N65,000) to Eighty-five thousand Naira (N85,000). 

How to pay UNILAG hostel fee? 

You can pay online using the student portal or pay through any of the commercial banks within the school premises. 

To pay online ;

To pay through bank, you’ll have to go to any of the commercial banks within the school premises. 

This fee is paid per session. 

Remember, you must pay within three (3) days of getting a room else, they’ll allocate it to another person. 

Off-Campus Accommodation 

You can get accommodation outside the school if you don’t want to live in the hostels. 

You can rent a single-room apartment or a self-contained apartment. 

The cost of accommodation off-campus depends on the distance of the house from UNILAG. 

For a single-room apartment, the cost is between Thirty thousand Naira (N30,000) to Forty-five thousand Naira (N45,000) per year. 

For self-contained apartment, the cost is between Eighty thousand Naira (N80,000) to One hundred and Fifty thousand Naira (N150,000) per year. 

You can see that the cost of staying in a school hostel is comparably cheaper than staying off-campus. 

The options are open to you anyways. Choose according to your preference and pocket. 

Also read about: The UNN School fees for latest session

Conclusion 

Finally, you now know all about UNILAG school fees and accommodation fees. 

This arms you with all you need to prepare for the new session. 

I hope this UNILAG School Fees guide was helpful to you.  

2 Comments

  1. Wow! A very insightful guide! Do you know when the next school fees schedule in Unilag will be out? I’ve gotten admission and expecting everything!

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