The Federal University, Dutse is located in Jigawa state, North-east Nigeria. It was established during the regime of ex-President of Nigeria, Jonathan Goodluck. A total of nine new universities were formed as part of Goodluck’s education transformation agenda in 2011; and the Federal University, Dutse is one of them. Till date, it is the only federal university that is situated in Jigawa state. The University considers all qualified and capable students for admission into any of its programs, irrespective of tribe or religious inclination.
Also known as FUD, the Federal University Dutse’s urban campus is situated in ancient city of Dutse, the Jigawa state capital. FUD offers a wide variety of courses and programs leading to the award of undergraduate, post-graduate and doctorate degrees. Fully-functional faculties at the University include Faculties of Humanities, Agricultural Science, Natural Sciences, Medicine and also Social sciences, while the Faculties of Engineering, Management Science and Law are expected to take off soonest.
Currently in their sixth year of operation, FUD boasts of a total student population of 3,200, as well as 1,332 academic and administrative staff.
Federal University Dutse Courses (listed by Faculty):
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
Bachelor of Arts in English
Bachelor of Science in Economics
Bachelor of Science in Criminology
Sociology and Anthropology
College of Medicine and Health Science:
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
*FUD is currently the first Nigerian University (and the only one) that offers an intercalated MBBS program.
Faculty of Science:
Basic Sciences: (Bachelor of Science in Botany, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bachelor of Science in Physics)
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management and Toxicology
Applied Sciences: (Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Bachelor of Science in Microbiology)
Faculy of Agriculture:
Agricultural Economics and Extension
Federal University Dutse School of Postgraduate Studies:
Established in 2014, the School of Postgraduate studies, Federal University Dutse offers 10 postgraduate programs. Furthermore, it also offers Doctorate degrees in Microbiology and Biotechnology.
Federal University Dutse Admission Process:
As it is with every other Federal University, admission into the Federal University Dutse is quite competitive, but not as fiercely competitive as many Federal Universities in the country. The University considers all categories of qualified students for admission, and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of religious inclinations, tribe, language or gender. In fact, the school also makes provision for foreigners to apply.
FUD admits students through Direct Entry (DE) and UTME. They also admit suitably qualified candidates into postgraduate programs.
For admission into undergraduate programs, prospective candidates will typically need to have scored a minimum of 180 in the last UTME exercise (although, this benchmark was recently temporarily reduced to 160, so as to accommodate more candidates).
The prospective candidate is also expected to choose FUD as either their first or second choice institution when registering for UTME.
Finally, the candidate is also required to possess the requisite distinctions in the specified subjects of their O’Level WAEC or NECO results, without which they do not qualify to be considered as eligible to apply. Each department in the institution gives a list of subjects that each candidate applying to their department must have passed during their O’Level exams, and failure to have distinctions in these specified subjects will rule out one’s chances of admission. Asides these department-specific subject requirements, general university requirements state that the ideal candidate must have passed at least English Language with distinction, as the major medium of instruction in the University is English language.
Federal University Dutse School Portal:
All matters pertaining to registration and payment (for both fresh and returning students) are carried out on the School Portal, which can be accessed on www.myportal.fud.edu.ng.
Another way one can access the school portal is by clicking the ‘MyPortal’ link on the home page of the school website – www.fud.edu.ng
Registration for returning students is done as follows:
- All returning students are to login to the portal with their respective login credentials
- Generate invoice and click on the ‘Remita’ logo in order to generate RRR and make payment from any location across the country.
- Using your given invoice number, verify your payment at the homepage
- Register your course, and then print your course registration form.
*In all cases, students are warned against generating a Remita RRR from Remita Website.
For students who applied for admission into the institution, you can also check your admission status. Simply visit the portal and click on the ‘Check Admission’ bar, follow the on-screen instructions, provide your details and await a response.
Federal University Dutse School Fees Breakdown:
1 Tuition Fee Payable by Foreign Students – #100,000.00
2 Certificate Verification Fee (Fresh Student) – #3,000.00
a- University – #4,500.00
b- Faculty – #1,000.00
c- Department #1,500.00
4 Library Fee – #2,000.00
5 General Studies (GST) Fee – #3,000.00
6 Examination Fee – #2,000.00
7 Statement of Result Fee Payable to Department – #2,000.00
8 Sports and Games – #2,000.00
9 I.D Card Fee (Fresh Students Only) – #2,000.00
10 Development Levy – #5,000.00
11 Student Benevolent Fund – #500.00
12 Field Work, SIWES & Teaching Practice Fees (Sci. Students Only) – #2,000.00
13 Laboratory Bench Fee (Science Students Only) – #4,000.00
14 Students Information’s Booklet (Fresh Students Only) – #2,000.00
15 Medical & Insurance Fee – #2,000.00
16 Students Union Government (SUG) Dues – #1,000.00
17 M.I.S Fee (Scratch Cards) – #2,500.00
18 Hostel Maintenance Fee – #12,000.00
19 Caution Deposit Fee (Fresh Students Only) – #5,000.00
20 Environmental Management Fee – #1,000.00
*Late Registration (Period to be Specified each year) – #5,000.00
The fees above are not inclusive of hostel maintenance. This is because the University management made hostel accommodation optional for the students.
Hostel Maintenance fees are as follows:
Faculty of Science and Agriculture:
- Fresh Students only – #48,000 naira
- Returning students only – #36,000 naira
Faculty of Art and Social Science:
- Fresh students only – #42,000 naira
- Returning students only – #30,000 naira