Want to study in the capital city and looking for a list of private universities in Abuja?

We’ve done the research and created this guide for you. In this post, you’ll find a list of the privately owned universities in the Federal Capital Territory. that’s approved by the NUC.

Let’s dive right!

Complete List of Private Universities in Abuja

From our research, here are the private university options we found are based around Abuja FCT.

private universities in abuja

African University of Science & Technology

The African University of Science and Technology (AUST) is a private, pan-African university located in Abuja, FCT.

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The institution was established in 2007 as a regional initiative led by the Nelson Mandela Institution (NMI). The aim was to create a world-class research and advanced training institute in relevant scientific and technological disciplines that would serve as regional resources and borders of excellence in sub-Saharan Africa.

AUST currently offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs through a combination of coursework and cutting-edge research. For more details, you can visit the campus environment at Galadima, or check out their official website.

  • Km 10 Airport Road, Galadimawa, Abuja FCT
  • 09070343077, 09070343065
  • aust.edu.ng

Baze University

Founded by Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, Baze University is a private tertiary institution established in 2011 and offers British standard university education.

The main campus, located along Jabi Airport Road, hosts the Academic and Administrative (Ahmadu Abubakar) building, the Social Area, and the Sports Complex. The second university campus is located in Bwari Local Government and is under development.

Currently, Baze University has six (6) faculties which include the three (3) foundational faculties (Management & Social Sciences, Law and Computing & Applied Sciences), Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Basic Medical, and Faculty of Environmental Sciences.

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To apply for undergraduate admission at the institution, you must:

  • Obtain a JAMB form and meet the required cut-off point
  • Possess at least 5 credits in O’level (WAEC/NECO/NABTEB)
  • Visit the Baze University website and submit an application
  • Plot 686 Jabi Airport Road Bypass, Cadastral Zone, Behind National Judicial Institute, Kuchigoro
    Jabi, Abuja FCT
  • 08133769658
  • bazeuniversity.edu.ng

Bingham University

Bingham University is not a university located in Abuja. It is a private university geographically situated in New Karu, Nassarawa state (which is 25 km from Abuja FCT). Due to its close proximity, it is considered a private university option for degree-seekers in Abuja.

The institution was established in 2005 by the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) to meet the demand for high-quality secular education that integrates the moral and spiritual values founded on the Christian faith.

The university is one of the few private universities in the Northern part of Nigeria and was named after three Sudan interior missionaries.

Bingham University offers Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees for various programs across Medicine, Management and Social sciences, and Science.

  • Km 26 Abuja – Keffi Express Way, Kodope, Nasarawa State
  • 07068615119, 07065092268, & 07064483649
  • binghamuni.edu.ng

Nile University of Nigeria

The Nile University of Nigeria is a private university established in 2009 to provide high-quality tertiary education for the country’s ever-increasing number of secondary school leavers.

nile university of nigeria abuja
  • Arts & Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Management Science
  • Natural & Applied Science
  • College of Health Sciences

Fully accredited by the NUC, the university is a member of the Honoris United Universities Network, the first and largest pan-African private higher education network.

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With a student strength of over 6,000, Nile University offers undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, and MBAs. There are six faculties in the university including:

The tertiary institution is committed to offering university education of the highest quality and you can learn more about the university and admission process by visiting the university premises.

  • Plot 681, Cadastral Zone C-OO, Research & Institution Area, Jabi Airport Bypass, Jabi, Abuja FCT
  • 08067350919, 08054892616 & 09169853402
  • nileuniversity.edu.ng

Veritas University

Veritas University is one of the NUC-approved private universities in Abuja, FCT.

The institution was founded in March 2002 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria through a resolution at its meeting in Abuja.

However, a provisional operational license was granted by the National Universities Commission in May 2007 and the university was sited in Bwari, Abuja.

Veritas University offers undergraduate degrees cutting across a wide variety of programs and a school of postgraduate studies.

For further inquiries, you can visit the school premises at Bwari, or check out their website.

  • Hostel M, Veritas University, Bwari, Abuja FCT
  • 07015862819
  • veritas.edu.ng

Philomath University

Philomath University is a private university located in Kuje and was established in 2021.

The name ‘Philomath’ was derived from two Greek words; “Philos” which means love and “math” which means learning. Therefore, the name “Philomath” signifies a love for learning.

Philomath University is driven by a passion for education, excellence, and an unbridled zeal to cause scientific, technological, and industrial revolutions uniquely in Nigeria, Africa, and the world.

The university kick-started with two faculties: Law and Management & Social Sciences.

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If you have any questions, you can visit the university’s main campus premises at Kuje, Abuja. Otherwise, you can send an email to [email protected].

  • Philomath University-Main Campus, Sector Centre B, Kuje, Abuja FCT
  • 09121554702 & 07061700637
  • philomath.edu.ng

FAQs About Private Universities in Abuja

How many private universities are in Abuja?

Currently, there are six (6) fully accredited private universities in Abuja. They include African University of Science and Technology, Baze University, Bingham University, Veritas University, Nile University, and Philomath University

How many universities are in Abuja?

Currently, there are seven (7) fully accredited universities in Abuja. They include the University of Abuja, African University of Science and Technology, Baze University, Bingham University, Veritas University, Nile University, and Philomath University.

How many Polytechnics are in Abuja?

Dorben Polytechnic, Citi Polytechnic, and Flyingdove Institute of Technology are three (3) fully regulated and recognized polytechnics in Abuja.

What is the name of the best University in Abuja?

According to the latest ranking by Webometrics, the best university in Abuja is the University of Abuja.

Final Words

So there you have it — the top private universities in Abuja.

If you’re looking to study for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the capital city of Abuja, you now know where to look.

Alternatively, you can study at a regulated polytechnic in Abuja for a national diploma.

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  1. Blessing ogbonna Adaku says:

    I will love to be one of your student

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