Niger Delta University, Bayelsa.

Wilberforce Island

Niger Delta University Description

About Niger Delta University

This University popularly called ‘NDU’ is a higher institution of learning solely funded by the Bayelsa State Government; Established in 2000 and built by the then Governor of the state Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha, the University has its campuses scattered at strategic locations in the State. They include, the Main campus in Amassoma also called Gloryland Campus, a College of Health Sciences Campus in Wilberforce Island, and a Satellite Campus in the State Capital, Yenagoa which houses the Faculty of Law. Academic activities started at the institution in 2001 and the University has since grown from an intake of over 1,000 students to a thriving population of more than 10,000 students. The University presently has quite a number of faculties and academic departments which can be found below.

Niger Delta University Faculties And Courses Offered

Currently, NDU has twelve faculties and a total of 44 programmes out of which 36 have gained full accreditation status by NUC and lead to officially recognized degrees. Below are the faculties and departmental courses offered in no particular order:

Faculty of Agricultural Technology

  • Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

  • Crop Production

  • FIsheries

  • Livestock Production….

Faculty of Arts

  • English and Literary Studies

  • Fine and Applied Arts

  • History

  • Philosophy, e.t.c.

Faculty of Engineering

  • Agricultural Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering

  • Petrochemical Engineering, e.t.c.

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Accountancy

  • Business Administration

  • Marketing

  • Management

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Economics

  • Geography and Environmental Management

  • Political Science

  • Sociology,...

Faculty of Science

  • Biochemistry

  • Biological Sciences

  • Chemical Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Geology, e.t.c.

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Education; consists of departments such as

  • Vocational/Industrial Education with options in Agricultural Education, Business Education and Secretarial Education.

  • Curriculum and Instruction….

Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Pharmacognosy and Herbal Medicine

  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practise

  • Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, e.t.c.

College of Health Sciences

  • Basic Medical Sciences

  • Clinical Sciences, and

  • Nursing.

NDU also has a number of centres and research institutes.

Niger Delta University Admission Requirements

The University offers admission into undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in almost all of the faculties listed above. Admission requirements across these levels differ slightly. Here are some of them:

Admission Requirements For Undergraduates

It’s important to note that to be considered for admission into the University, you are expected to have the following:

  • A minimum of five (5) credit passes in SSCE/GCE O’LEVEL/NECO/NABTEB or equivalents at no more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field of study. The 5 credits must compulsorily be in Mathematics, English and 3 other related subjects.

  • The minimum cut-off mark in UTME organized by JAMB, which is usually 180.

In addition to the above requirements, you are also expected to meet the departmental requirements for your preferred course.

Admission Requirements For Postgraduates

As stated earlier, the University only has provision for postgraduate diploma, masters and PhD programmes across its faculties. A prospective applicant must be a graduate of a recognized University with the following requirements:

  • Graduate certificate with verifiable grades and required grade point average.

  • Academic transcript from University attended.

  • SSCE or equivalent results

  • NYSC discharge certificate.

Also, in addition to the requirements above, you are also expected to meet the departmental requirements for your programme of course and preferred course.

As a tool which provides up to date information targeted at prospective/verified students and members of the institution, All inquiries about the institution can be found on the University website at

NDU Facilities

The University has facilities for social, sporting and recreational activities. They include the following:

  • Sporting Centres

  • Medical Health Care Services

  • Catering Services

  • Clubs and Societies

  • Student Fellowships

  • A Staff bar

  • Student Viewing Centre

  • Cafeteria

  • Theatre Arts Centre, e.t.c.

The institution also has a guest house, situated on campus, among other infrastructures and services.

Things To Know About Niger Delta University

For travellers who intend to visit and for prospective students, here are a few awesome things to know:


The University is situated in a secure location. Individuals are still advised to be vigilant.

Weather At The University

Going by its location on an island, a riverine area which is a coastal belt of many swamps and creeks along the Atlantic Ocean, the University has an awesome scenery, one very serene and cosy; Nevertheless experiencing its own fair share of harsh weather conditions with very intense rainfall during the rainy season, largely as a result of its location. It is definitely one to love by students and tourists.

Best Time To Visit

During office hours on weekdays, the University is open to inquires, study and exploration.

Most Common Visitors

Students, staffs, and education enthusiasts are the most common faces around the campus.

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