Bowen University, Osun.

Along Ikire-Iwo Road, Iwo

Bowen University Description

About Bowen University

Bowen University popularly called BUI is the first Baptist University in the country. Built by the Nigerian Baptist Commission, the University was established on 17th July 2001 and was charged with providing a well-rounded educational system to the benefit of Nigerians. It was named after Late Reverend Thomas Jefferson Bowen, an American missionary who pioneered the Baptist work in Nigeria in 1850. Established as a private non profit higher institution, BUI started off with over 506 students in three (3) faculties - Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Science and Sciences Education and Faculty of Social and Management Sciences accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other professional bodies, but today boasts of tremendous achievements in the areas of physical and academic development.

BUI is located along Ikire-Iwo Road, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria. The University currently maintains working partnership/ linkages to so many reputable firms and institutions such as Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria; the Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research, Ibadan, Nigeria; Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria and a lot more. BUI is driven by personal and professional development, hence, it organizes various national and international conferences, seminars and workshops for its staffs and students. 

Bowen University offers courses and programmes leading to officially recognized degrees such as Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctorate degrees in the various disciplines. With its selective admission process based on entrance examinations and past academic grades or records, the University has an enrollment range of 5,000-5,999 students. BUI also provides academic and non-academic facilities and services to students and staff of the institution. Ranked as the 61st University in the country, and 8,586 in the world according to the ranking, the University promises to wax stronger and be a University of choice for students, parents and staff members.

Faculties At Bowen University

Bowen University offers officially recognized courses and programmes accredited by NUC and other relevant bodies for Bachelors and Postgraduate degrees. The University has six (6) faculties and a College of Health Science for students offering clinically related courses. The colleges and faculties at the University include:

College of Health Science

Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Science and Science Education

Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Education

BUI also offers full time and part time postgraduate programmes which include; Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters Degree, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Postgraduate degree programmes in the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, and the Faculty of Science and Science Education have been accredited by NUC.

Courses Offered At Bowen University

The Courses offered at BUI for undergraduates includes the following:

College of Medicine

  • Anatomy

  • Medicine and Surgery

  • Nursing Science

  • Physiotherapy

  • Physiology

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Agricultural Economics and Farm Management

  • Animal Science and Fisheries Management

  • Food Science and Technology

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Crop production, Soil, and Environmental Management

Faculty of Science and Science Education

  • Biological Sciences: with Microbiology, Zoology and Plant Biology departments

  • Biochemistry

  • Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Physics and Solar Energy.

Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

  • Accounting

  • Banking and Finance

  • Business Administration

  • Economics

  • Industrial Relations and Personnel Management

  • Mass Communication

  • Sociology

  • Political Science and Diplomatic Studies

Faculty of Humanities

  • Communication and Performing arts

  • English

  • History and International Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

Faculty of Education

  • Biology

  • Library and Information Science

  • Economics

  • English

  • Business Education

  • Educational management

  • Agricultural Science……

The courses offered for postgraduates at BUI include the following:

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Animal Science

  • Agricultural Economics

  • Crop Protection

  • Environmental Management

  • Food Science and Technology

Faculty of Science and Science Education

  • Microbiology

  • Mathematics

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Physics

Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

  • Accounting

  • Banking and Finance

  • Business Administration

  • Economics

  • Mass Communication

  • Sociology

It’s important to note the all the programmes and courses offered at BUI are accredited by NUC and other relevant professional bodies.

Admission Requirements Into Bowen University

Admission Requirements for Undergraduates

The University offers admission for UTME and Direct- entry-level students based on general and specific admission requirements. Applicants wishing to gain admission into the university must familiarize themselves with specific department requirements and admission processes. Information about this can be found at General admission requirements at BUI include the following:

  • Prospective applicants are required to sit for the compulsory Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and obtain the prescribed cut-off mark.

  • Applicants are also required to fill an online application form on the University’s website.

  • Prospective candidates are required to have a minimum of  5’ O’Level credits in Mathematics, English and three other relevant subjects, obtained in no more than two (2) sittings.

Please note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. The 2017/2018 academic session started on Monday, 11th September 2017. Prospective students are advised to regularly check the University’s website for updates.

Admission Requirements for Postgraduates:

The objectives of the postgraduate programmes at BUI are to prepare candidates for proficiency both in academic and professional jobs, equip students for higher academic pursuit and position in the country, and also enable students to acquire necessary professional skills. With the success of the programme since its inception in 2009, BUI has made possible provision for Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Masters and Ph.D. degree programmes. The General admission requirements are as follows:

  • Applicants must be graduates of the University or any other University recognized by the school’s senate and possess acceptable grades. For PGD programme, applicants must have a minimum of a third class degree; for Master’s, applicants must possess a bachelor degree and have a grade of not less than Second Class Lower Division; for Ph.D., applicants must possess a masters degree with a minimum average score of 60%.

  • Applicants must provide on request NYSC discharge certificate or exemption letter.

  • Prospective applicants must prepare for an examination of interview organized by the department of choice.


For information about BUI’s admission list, school fees, medical school, latest news around the campus, admission requirements and much more; visit the Bowen University website at

Facilities at Bowen University

The facilities and utilities present at Bowen University include the main library, faculty and departmental libraries, a sports unit, laboratories, lecture rooms, staff quarters, academic buildings, halls of residence, a teaching hospital, cafeteria, an administrative block, among other facilities.

Other Noteworthy Things About Bowen University


BUI is located in a very safe location, with mounted cameras and experienced security personnel.

What to Bring

Before heading to Bowen University, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Books

  • Educational materials and handouts

  • Seminar necessities

Things to do while at Bowen University

Here are some of the things you can do while at the university:

  • Participate in social and academic events.

  • Receive lectures

  • Enroll in a part-time and full-time course(s).

  • Sightseeing

School Fees at Bowen University

Following the recent increase of school fees at BUI, the standard fees for new students in the 2017/2018 session are N650,000; N630,000 for those in the second year, and N615,000 for those in 300 to 500 levels. Some other courses range from N325,000 to N570,000, while courses like Medicine and Law are priced premium. These fees represent the totality of what each student will pay for tuition fees, accommodation, healthcare, and other miscellaneous fees. It is also important to note that the University allows fees to be paid installmentally.

Bowen University Check Ward

BUI offers online result checking to both students and parents via providing an online ward result portal. The check ward portal can be accessed from the University’s website under “more links”.

Notable Milestones

  • In 2016, BUI witnessed a full accreditation of the Medicine programme by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), this lead to the induction and graduation of its first set of Medical students in November 2016.

  • In 2015, the University commenced programmes in Nursing Science and Physiotherapy. Bowen University so far is the first, and only private University running Physiotherapy programme in Nigeria.

Best Features

The University is known as a center for learning and extensive research, combining academic excellence with love of humanity, borne out of a God-fearing attitude. It tries to imbibe in its students the ethos of the Christian Baptist Church.



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