Study in Nigeria

If you want to study in Nigeria, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Nigeria has 1 university in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Nigeria is University of Ibadan, which is ranked at number 801+.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Nigeria is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the university of Nigeria below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Nigeria’s top university is located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Nigeria is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Nigeria

University Rank*
University of Ibadan 801+

Statistics about Nigeria

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure Data not available
  • Of which, on higher education Data not available
  • Enrollment rate in higher education Data not available
  • Population 182,201,962
  • Unemployment 7.5%
  • Annual GDP 2.65%
Data source: The World Bank