Ambrose Alli University, Edo.

Km 70 Benin Auchi Road, Ekpoma

Ambrose Alli University Description

Ambrose Alli University

The University was established in 1981 by the then Governor of Bendel State (now Edo and Delta States) Professor Ambrose Folorunsho Alli. Formerly known as Bendel State University, and then Edo State University, following the creation of the state in 1992, the institution was finally renamed Ambrose Alli University in 1999, in memory of the founder. AAU as the University is fondly called was established based on the need to foster knowledge for the advancement of society, and create an indigenous institution in the state. Featuring 12 faculties, with a revered College of Medicine and a postgraduate school, it is an all-around institution providing the best of education to its students.

Ambrose Alli University Faculties And Courses Offered

The University has about twelve (12) faculties offering accredited departmental courses. Care to know what course falls under what faculty? Find a list below:

Faculty of Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Electrical Electronics and Computer Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Industrial and Production Engineering, e.t.c

Faculty of Education

  • Educational Foundations and Management

  • Guidance and Counselling

  • Physical and Health Education, e.t.c.

Faculty of Arts

  • English

  • Modern Languages

  • Philosophy

  • Theatre and Media Arts...

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Agricultural Economics and Extension

  • Animal Science

  • Crop Science, and

  • Soil Science

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Accounting

  • Banking and Finance

  • Business Administration...

Faculty of Law

  • Commercial and Industrial Law

  • International Law and Jurisprudence

  • Private and Property Law

  • Public Law

Faculty of Environmental Studies

  • Architecture

  • Building

  • Fine and Applied Arts, e.t.c.

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Economics

  • Sociology

  • Library and Information Science

  • Political Science, e.t.c.

Faculty of Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science

  • Mathematics and Statistics...

Faculty of Life Sciences

  • Biochemistry

  • Botany

  • Microbiology

  • Zoology

College of Medicine; consists of the following faculties and courses

Faculty of Basic Sciences

  • Anatomy

  • Physiology

  • Medical Biochemistry

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

  • Community Health and Primary Health Care

  • Medicine

  • Surgery

  • Pathological Sciences, e.t.c.

The University also has a number of institutes and research centres offering certificate programmes in various fields.

Ambrose Alli University Admission Requirements

Although there are specific admission requirements based on faculties or prefered course. There are still some general requirements set by the institution for prospective applicants in various levels. We’ve compiled useful details about the general admission requirements. Find them below:

AAU Admission Requirements For Undergraduates

100 Level Entry Students:

  • Applicants must possess 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.

  • In addition, candidates must register, sit for and attain the prescribed cut-off mark (usually 180/200) in UTME, and also prepare for a screening process organized by the school.

200 Level (Direct-entry) Students:

  • Prospective students must have a National Diploma, which should come from a recognized institution in Nigeria.

  • Candidates are required to have a Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in a subject(s) related to the proposed field of study with a minimum of one unit and two (2) advanced level passes.

  • Applicants must also register with JAMB for Direct-entry registration.

AAU Admission Requirements For Postgraduates (PG)

Ambrose Alli University has only 33 available postgraduate programmes across all its faculties. The types of PG programmes available include, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters degree and Doctor of Philosophy. Although admission requirements differ across these levels, here a few general requirements for prospective applicants.

  • Bachelor’s degree/ HND certificate from the University, or one recognized by the University’s Senate.

  • Masters degree certificate for candidates proposing to pursue M.Phil or PhD.

  • NYSC Discharge/Exemption certificate.

  • Marriage certificate or evidence of a change of name (if applicable).

  • Any other certificate or document(s) relevant to the mode of application.

  • Academic transcript(s) and reference letters from previous University lecturers.

It’s also important to note that the College or department, may also require additional conditions such as oral interview, or entrance examination.

The University website is a tool which provides up to date information targeted at verified students and members of the institution and can be found at

Facilities At the University

In addition to the magnificent structures at the University, the University boasts of other well-structured facilities and service centres, such as an admirable library for research and study, hostel accommodation for students, staff quarters, a medical centre, recreational and sporting facilities, guest houses, cafeteria's, science laboratories, faculty buildings, lecture halls and theatres, a student transport system, a mail office, and lots more.

Things To Know About Ambrose Alli University


AAU is situated in a secure location.

Things To Do

Don’t know what to do when you get to the University? Here are a few tips to help:

  • You can enrol in a full-time or part-time programme.

  • Make inquiries and explore the environment.

  • You can also choose to attend educational functions.

Best Time To Visit

During office hours on weekdays, AAU is open to study and inquiries

Most Common Visitors

Students and staffs are the most common faces around.

AAU School Fees

The School fees for the 2017/2018 academic session has been released by the school authorities for both fresh and returning students in all the faculties. Find a list of the school fees schedule below:

Arts, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts

  • Old Students: N40,000

  • New Students: 97,750

Economics, and Management Sciences

  • Old Students: N40,000

  • New Students: N111,500

Natural Science, Agriculture, Education, Physiology

  • Old Students: N41,000

  • New Students: N113,500


  • Old Students: N47,000

  • New Students: N161,000

Basic Medical Sciences and Clinical Sciences

  • Old Students: N47,000

  • New Students: N129,000

Fresh students should also take note of the fact that they would be required to pay an acceptance fee and other miscellaneous fees. A break down of the school fees schedule can be found on the University’s website.

Best Features

The University over the year has produced quite a number of prominent Nigerians holding it down in their various fields. Amongst them are; Tony Elumelu, Alibaba Akporobome, Omawunmi, Samuel Oboh, Festus Keyamo, and a host of others.

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