Film and Media Studies

Communication Studies

Business Management

Crop and Animal Production


Business and Finance

Wildlife and Ecotourism Management

Business and Human Resource Management


  • For undergraduate degrees you must satisfy all departmental requirements. In addition, an applicant must possess the following minimum qualifications for admission:

    100-Level Entry
    Applicant must possess at least five (5) credit passes at Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or equivalent in relevant subjects including English Language in not more than two sittings.

    200-Level (Direct Entry)
    An applicant must (in addition to 100 level entry requirements) have at least two A’Level (or its equivalent) passes at GCE (or equivalent e.g NAPTEB, JUPEB or IJMB). Holders of OND/HND or NCE with overall Passes are eligible for admission to 200 level of the relevant programme provided that such candidates also satisfy the requirements for admission through UTME.

    In all cases, O'Level credit in English Language is required. In addition, a credit in Mathematics is required for Business Management, Economics and all Science related courses.
  • For postgraduate degrees you will be required to possess a degree equivalent to the NUC undergraduate qualification.
  • For all levels of study on Open Distance Learning mode, you will need the following:
          • Proficiency in the English language. Please see Communication skills.
          • Access to a computer and mobile device with broadband internet access, which will be vital for online learning. See what do I need?
          • Commitment to self-study. For most course modules, you’ll be expected to spend at least a few sessions a week working on computer-based activities, for example.
  • Next you should decide on the programme you’d like to study. You may discuss your options with the university counsellor by clicking on the help icon.



If you haven't already done so, the first thing undergraduate studies applicant need to do is to make a choice on the course you wish to study. To do this, it's best for you to examine the programme or course of interest. This will enable you to know about the course, what you will achieve in the course, and more importantly at this stage - the requirements for the course. This will let you know if you're qualified.

It is a simple process to apply at WMOU; and you'll get an initial decision within 2 days. Application can be made by following the steps below:

  • Fill the online application form
  • Make Payment (Application Fee)
  • Receive admission status within 10 days
  • The admission manager may suggest to you eligible programmes, based on your submission.
  • Application to 200L direct entry may take more than a week for processing

Your Telephone Number and Email

Both your telephone and email must be accessible to you at the point of filling the application form. We want to be sure that what you have filled is valid and belongs to you, so we will be verifying them. You will be receiving admission updates and school news via these mediums, so you should use valid and accesible contacts.You cannot use a telephone number or email that has been registered on the system. You should use your own telephone number and email.

Passport Photograph

You should have with you a digital copy of your passport photograph, not more than 200px by 200px in dimension, and 150kb in size.

Application Fees

Application fee to WMOU is twelve thousand, five hundred naira (12,500) only. You should have this amount in the account of your online bank card that you intend to use. You should also have with you the telephone nunmber on account for token verification; your bank will want to be certain it's you using your card.

Supporting Documents

If your application is succesful, you will be granted Provisional Admission, subject to the verification of your results. You will need to provide the Admission Office with the following documents:

  • All academic transcripts
  • Copies of certificates
  • Work reference if employed
  • Two personal references
  • Copy of your current passport

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New Applicants: What do I need to know before I apply?

1 - Research your programme options
Compare programmes and decide on the subject you’re interested in. Pay particular attention to the course modules – they give you an idea of what you’ll learn.

2 - Check the entry requirements
You should check the requirement for your programme of interest before selecting it, to know if you are eligible.

Current Applicants: What do I need to do after I apply?

Already applied to WMOU? You can check the status of your application in just three easy steps; 1: go to the application portal (admissions.wmuonline.org); 2: click on “continue from where you stopped”; and 3: enter your email address. Your application status and details should load up immediately.
Applicants should expect that their applications will be screened.

Now that I’m given admission, what next?

Congratulations! Once offered Provisional Admission, you will be expected to accept the admission with an acceptance fee. If you accept WMOU’s offer, you must register for the session for which you have been granted admission. Should you not register for the relevant session of study, you will need to re-apply for admission during the next application period. Note that your admission is subject to verification of result.

How is student life in WMOU?

Student life in WMOU is very unique. The ODL mode of the institution considers you as the chief decision maker for what you want to study, where you want to study and when you want to study. You don’t attend daily lectures. You learn from a distance and you connect to the university mostly via the internet. But this doesn’t mean that you are on your own. WMOU has a number of support services for students – from tutorial support and counselling, to online tools.

Where will I learn?

Your study world. The best way to cope with distance learning is to take full responsibility for your own learning experience and environment. Your study world will be the environment you create - a room at home, a desk somewhere at work and, of course, the connections you make and the virtual networks you develop.

Can I get financial help and support for my study at WMOU?

If you have the talent and ability to succeed at WMOU, concerns about funding your studies should not stop you from applying. The University offers a comprehensive package of financial support to students from low-income backgrounds.

Our Student Funding Office can provide you with information on bursaries and scholarships.