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Top best private universities to study Medicine in Nigeria 2022

Top best private universities to study Medicine in Nigeria

Are you searching for the top best private universities in Nigeria in 2022 that offer Medicine in order to start your study? If yes, you are on the right page now.

In this article, I will show you the important information about all best private universities I am going to list below.

In fact, there are a lot of different private universities in Nigeria specially established for one or two specific programmes, but the ones in this page were purposely established for offering Medicine or medical related courses.

For now, statistically, there are over 100 private universities in Nigeria as of 2021.

Hence, out of them, only about 10 universities have accredited by Nigerian Universities Commission to run school of medicine.

See this also: list of all accredited Medical schools in Nigeria 2022.

Facts of gaining admission in any Nigerian private university

If you are in Nigeria, you must obviously know the stress students encounter in order to gain admission into federal universities in Nigeria to study medicine and surgery.

Being a competitive course, medicine faculties in Nigerian federal or state universities usually set a high standard for admission such scoring very high in JAMB exam, passing their post UTME exam very high, etc.

Medicine itself is a very competitive course in Nigeria as it is anywhere else in the world. It is a professional course, hence, graduates of medicine and surgery are one of the highest-paid professionals in the world.

As a medicine and surgery admission seeker in Nigeria, if you can afford the school fee and tuition fees, then private universities are a good option for to choose.

Studying medicine in private university in Nigeria, you can be sure that you will not spend any extra years due to ASUU strike.

In recent times, some Nigerian private universities have developed very standard medical faculties and colleges of medicine with teaching hospitals that are almost better than some of the public universities.

The good news is that when studying medicine in any private university in Nigeria, you will walk through three stages which are discussed below:

  1. Pre-medical

In this stage, general courses in pure and natural sciences are treated. It’s an important aspect of medicine that you as a medical student must go through.

  1. Pre-clinical

In this stage of medicine course, core medical courses are introduced and taught.

  1. Clinical

This is the final part, the clinical-stage, students are taught the nitty-gritty of various diseases and their unique natures. It sets up the students for professionalism in the medical sphere.

Read this also: how to enter 200 level without JAMB in 2022.

Top best private universities to study medicine in Nigeria in 2022

Top best private universities to study medicine in Nigeria

The following are the list and explanation of top best private universities in Nigeria as of 2022 with their respective school fee.

1. Afe Babalola University

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), a Federal Government-licensed, Non-Profit Private University is a model which is unique in many ways.

It was established in 2009 and for now as of 2022, it is one of the best private universities in Nigeria which you can study medicine in.

Tuition fees required to study medicine in Afe Babalola university range from N2,000,000 to N3,000,000 per annum.

2. Babcock University

BABCOCK UNIVERSITY (also abbreviated as BU) actually began on September 17, 1959, as Adventist College of West Africa (ACWA).

It was established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a senior college for training church workers from the West African sub-region, ACWA opened its doors with only seven ministerial students.

The school has its own teaching hospital within its premises. The University is situated in Ogun State, Ilishan-Remo.

Annual for studying medicine in Babcock University is about N3,000,000 to N4,000,000.

However, some of the notable departments offered at the faculty of medicine in Babcock University are:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

3. Gregory University, Uturu

This one of the best private universities in Nigeria for medicine students to consider to study in. It was established in 2011.

Gregory University is located in Uturu, Abia State.

Using a well-articulated curriculum that enables the conduct of 18 weeks concentrated academic work per semester, the school can empower scholars with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities that make them stand out in the global world of work.

One of their faculties is the school of medicine and health sciences.

Being a private university accredited by NUC to run medicine program, Gregory University aims to fortify its students morally and socially with accurate knowledge, quality education and academic distinction.

4. Bowen University

Bowen University was founded on 17th July 2001 by the Nigerian Baptist Convention. The institution has a department of medicine and surgery. It was fully accredited by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

It has a teaching hospital at Ogbomoso, Oyo State. Bowen university also has postgraduate diploma program in medicine.

Read this also: list and requirements of all courses offered in Bowen university.

5. Bingham University

Bingham University is one of the top best private universities which you can choose to study medicine at if you want to school in Nigeria.

It is located in Abuja and was founded in 2005 by the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA). It’s the only one out of six universities in the north established by a Christian organization.

Its teaching hospital is situated in Jos, Plateau. This private university is a fastest growing university dealing with the faculty of medical sciences.

 6. Igbinedion University

Igbinedion University is a private university located in Okada, Edo State. Its medical school is very close to the main school. It’s one of the best private universities in Nigeria.

The University produced 1,500 medical doctors in 1999. The College of Pharmacy and B.Sc Nursing commenced in 2004/2005 session.

The Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital administered by a Management Board inaugurated first on 12th January 2003, oversees the affairs of the Hospital.

The University commenced its academic programmes in the 1999/2000 session in five Colleges namely:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Law and
  • Natural and Applied Sciences.

Read this also: top 30 prestigious universities in UK in 2022.

7. Madonna University, Okija

The Faculty of Medicine was established in Madonna University on October 2001 with three departments;

  • Anatomy
  • Medical Biochemistry and
  • Physiology

After two years the University was given a certificate of registration as a private University by the Federal Republic of Nigeria (NUC), the Faculty was set up to train undergraduate medical students in pre-clinical, and prepare them for their future training in clinical medicine.

Madonna University, Nigeria is the first Private Catholic University in the West African Region and also the First Private University to be approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Madonna University Nigeria commenced full Academic Programmes in 1999. It’s a Catholic founded institution situated in Elele, Anambra State.

Its school fee per session is N2,000,000 and above.


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