Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue.

Km 1, Gboko Road, Makurdi

Benue State University, Makurdi Description

About Benue State University

Benue State University, Makurdi, fondly called ‘BSUM’ is a state-owned and governed higher institution of learning established in 1992 out of the need to establish a conventional University that would complement the specialized activities of the Federal University of Agriculture in the State. Starting off with just a little over 300 students in its first year, BSUM has grown to an enrollment range of 30,000-35,000 students offering accredited programmes in 8 faculties. These courses lead to officially recognized degrees such as Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees in several disciplines. The courses offered are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

The University has also won several awards, one of such is the grant from World Bank to establish a Centre for Food and Technology Research aimed at tackling the problem of higher education in West and Central Africa. BSU partners with other institutions in the country and Africa to bringing to students a wide variety of courses such as, Analytical/Environmental Chemistry, Biostatistics, Food Chemistry, Food Processing Technology, Food Science and Technology, e.t.c; and also availing them the opportunity to benefit from quality research-based education which is in high demand.

BSUM currently ranks as the 39th best University in the country, and 7,239 in the world.

Benue State University Faculties

BSUM has 8 faculties offering various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Are you a prospective student of the institution? Here’s a list of the faculties in your institution of choice as published on

Faculty of Administration

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Medical/Health Sciences

Faculty of Science, and

Faculty of Social Sciences

Courses Offered At Benue State University

The University offers quite a number of degree programmes in all its faculties. As stated earlier these degrees programmes are accredited by NUC and they are as follows:

Faculty of Administration, the courses offered here include;

  • Accountancy

  • Public Administration.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the departments here include:

  • English Language

  • French History

  • Linguistics

  • Philosophy

  • Religious Studies

  • Theatre Arts.

Faculty of Education

  • Business Education

  • Education and Computer Science

  • Education and Mathematics

  • Education and Physics

  • Education and Biology

  • Education and Chemistry

  • Education and English Language

  • Education and Integrated Science

  • Educational Management

  • Educational Technology

  • Guidance and Counselling

  • Home Economics and Education

  • Physical and Health Education

  • Pre-primary and Primary Education

  • Vocational and Technical Education.

Faculty of Environmental Sciences

  • Business Management

  • Urban and Regional Planning.

Faculty of Medical/Health Sciences

  • Human Anatomy

  • Physiology

  • Medicine and Surgery.

Faculty of Science

  • Biological Sciences

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science

  • Environmental Management and Toxicology

  • Industrial Chemistry

  • Library and Info Science

  • Mathematics

  • Microbiology

  • Physics

  • Plant Science and Biotechnology

  • Statistics

  • Zoology.

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Economics

  • Geography

  • Mass Communication

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Sociology.

Benue State University Admission Requirements

If you wish to study in BSUM, you have to be conversant with the programmes offered in each faculty in order to choose correctly your preferred course. Some of the courses offered for undergraduate programmes have been provided above; take time to go through them before making a decision.

It’s also advisable that you frequent the institution, make inquiries or more conveniently, visit the school website for reliable information on admission process in the institution, and for other news. We’ve taken time to list out general admission requirements for prospective undergraduates and postgraduates at the institution, find them below.

For Prospective Undergraduates:

As a prospective candidate seeking admission in Benue State University, it’s advisable that you go through specific admission requirements for the courses offered in the institution on the JAMB website, or the UTME Brochure published every year. Asides this, here are some general requirements:

  • You are required to have at least 5 credit passes in your O’level result or its equivalent at no more than two sittings. The subjects passed should include English Language, Mathematics, and any other three, based on the subject combination for your desired course of study.

  • You must register for JAMB, sit for the examination, and attain the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark for your course. This would make you eligible to;

  • Sit for the Post-UTME examination organized by the institution. Bear in mind that you must attain the exact Post-utme cut-off mark or preferably score higher so as to increase your chances of getting admitted.

If successful, your name will come out on the admission list released by the school, and you’ll be informed of subsequent steps to take, which might likely be an internal screening process (Post-UTME).

Please note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. Further information about admission in BSU and related news would be posted on the University’s website or the University’s edutainment website at bsugist.

For Prospective Postgraduates

Benue State University has a PG school that has made provision for postgraduate programmes at PGD, Masters, and Ph.D. levels. The courses offered in these levels are relatively similar to those offered at the Undergraduate level.

The admission requirements for PG students at the institution isn’t so different from the general requirements in other universities. These requirements may include, obtaining 5 credit passes in SSCE/GCE or other equivalents, the subjects passed must include English, Mathematics, and three other relevant subjects; Having a Bachelor degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a University recognized by the Senate for prospective PGD and Masters students or ; Having a Masters degree with a weighted average score of 60% in both academic and research work for Ph.D. programmes.

Asides all these, you may be requested to write an entrance examination depending on your proposed programme. Other requirements may also include, NYSC Discharge Certificate/ Exemption letter, and also your academic transcript.

More details about the PG school at BSU, PG admission requirements, programmes available and lots more, can be found at the University website, under the admission link or more conveniently visit at the University’s website.

Benue State University website can be found at

Facilities At Benue State University

BSUM is home to a number of well-structured buildings and service centers. The University provides lecture halls, and staff buildings for students and staff of the institution, as well as halls of residence, academic blocks, faculty buildings, the Senate building, a library, an online repository for journals, lecture notes, and articles; the university also has an edutainment website called bsugist. The sports Unit in the school has also received a number of awards at local and international games.

Other Things To Know About Benue State University

For travelers who intend to visit/prospective students of the institution, here are a few things to know about the University.



Benue State University is located in a relatively safe place.

What To Bring

Before dashing off to start your academic career at the University, or running off to visit fun spots, here are a few things to bring:

  • Educational materials

  • Academic documents

  • Cash

  • Personal effects, and

  • A valid means of identification

Things To Do

Bothered about what you can do while at the University? Here are some things you can do:

  • Partake in academic and social activities

  • Enroll for a full-time or part-time programme., or

  • Take a tour around the institution.

Most Common Visitors

Students, Parents, Staffs, and Academic Scholars are the familiar faces at the institution.

Benue State University School Fees

Precise information on the school fee schedule for indigenes and non-indigenes can be found on the University’s website under either the undergraduate or postgraduate option. But bear in mind that as a prospective undergraduate you’ll be required to pay an amount of N400 for admission fee and N5,500 as acceptance fee. For postgraduates, you’ll be required to pay an admission fee of N10,000 and an additional N2,000.

More details on the payment option process can be found on the University’s website.

Writer’s Review

The University has grown over time in research and academic excellence, giving indigenes and non-indigenes of the state a chance at self-reliance through practical learning. Definitely, one to recommend.



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