Best Universities to Study Medicine in Nigeria

Medicine is the most crucial subject, because it deals with the lives of Human. It also introduces you as a very competent candidate in Job market.

Medicine is the most privileged academic course in Nigeria. Having a degree in Medicine and Surgery is something most of the Nigerian Students always dream of.

If you are a streamlined Nigerian student and bearing aspiration for studying medical subjects in Nigeria, then you are reading a well relevant Article. It would enhance your purview and make your vision clear as to which university stands among the best ones in Nigeria for Medical Studies. 

This is the list of 10 best universities in Nigeria offering Medicine and Surgery.

College Of Medicine, University Of Ibadan (UI), Oyo State

 In Nigeria today, University of Ibadan has, by a great margin, the best college of Medicine. It has a supreme track record, when it comes to medical training in Nigeria. It also welcomes Medical students from foreign countries for Medical Specialization. It’s also the department of 1st premier university in Nigeria i.e. UI, which was established in 1932.

After 1948, the College of Medicine, UI was recognized by London University. UI has close ties with international institutions, including the North-western University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in the United States that sends its medical students to UI’s teaching hospital. Since it’s establishment, the University has produced more than 7000 doctors who are serving Nigeria in the medicine field. It includes the following 4 faculties:

  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Dentistry 
  • Public Health. 

The University of Lagos (UNILAG), College of Medicine

College of Medicine, UL is another top institution for Medical studies in Nigeria that helps the Medical students to perform their best in most prioritized Educational Field.

 It is situated in Idi Araba, Surulere, and it is away from it’s main campus, which is situated in Akoka, Yaba. It affiliates with Lagos University Teaching Hospital,(LUTH) , which gives out flank pedagogy to Medical graduates. It has following 3 faculties:

  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Dental Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences

College of health sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife (OAU) 

This is another university standing among the best when it comes to medicines study. It is also among 10 best teaching hospitals in Nigeria. Since its Inauguration College of health sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University has a major endowment in delivering the highly trained Medical graduates. 

It propounds four fields.

  • Faculty of basic medical science
  • Faculty of clinical sciences
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Institute of public health

College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Kwara state

Though it’s quite difficult and requires a real struggle to get into UNILORIN, still it stands among the best universities of Nigeria when it comes to Medical studies. The reason for placing it at 4th is it’s discipline. It is famous for strict Study environment and academic schedules. Protests by students are hardly witnessed in UNILORIN due to strictness in rules and regulations.

 The College of Health Sciences, UNILORIN appeared as the Faculty of Health Sciences University of Ilorin in 1977 and since then, it has progressed to be one of the best colleges of medicine in the country. It delivers following 2 sub fields:

  • Faculty of basic medical science
  • Faculty of clinical science

Faculty Of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a federal government research university located in Zaria, Kaduna State. It was established on October 4, 1962, as the University of Northern Nigeria. The is named after the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first premier of Northern Nigeria.

It has 3 campuses

  • Samaru
  • Kongo
  • Zaria

Faculty of medicine is situated in Samaru campus.


Medical studies are the need of humanity.  A huge number of students must take admissions in Medicines and surgery, irrespective of the fact, in which university they are enrolled.  The above institutions are discussed just to guide to students about the most preferable one

Below is a list of all medical institutions in Nigeria just in case you didn’t find a way to get admitted to the above ones.

  • University Of Benin, Benin City
  • University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • University Of Nigeria Nsukka
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • University Of Port-Harcourt
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • University Of Lagos
  • University Of Jos, Jos
  • University Of Maiduguri
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • UsmanuDanfodio University, Sokoto
  • University Of Calabar, Calabar
  • University Of Uyo
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island
  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  • Imo State University, Owerri
  • University Of Abuja, Abuja
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  • Gombe State University, Tudun Wada, Gombe
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  • Kogi State University, Anyigba
  • Abia State University, Uturu
  • Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
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