This part of the JAMB brochure shows you the requirements to apply for History and International Studies under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Nigeria. You will see the UTME subject combination needed to apply for the course, O’level requirements for UTME candidates, requirements such A’level, ND, HND, NCE, etc for Direct Entry candidates, as well as other information you require to successfully apply for the course.

List of Degree Awarding Institutions that Offer History and International Studies

  • Abia State University
  • Adekunle Ajasin University
  • Adeleke University
  • Afe Babalola University
  • Ajayi Crowther University
  • Akwa Ibom State University
  • Ambrose Alli University
  • Babcock University
  • Bowen University
  • Delta State University
  • Ekiti State University
  • Federal University Gashua
  • Federal University Gusau
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
  • Godfrey Okoye University
  • Hezekiah University
  • Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
  • Imo State University
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  • kogi State University
  • Lagos State University
  • Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State
  • Northwest University, Kano
  • Osun State University
  • Plateau State University
  • Renaissance University
  • Ritman University
  • Salem University
  • Taraba State University
  • University of Calabar
  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Jos
  • University of Uyo

JAMB UTME Subject Combination

In UTME, note that English Language is mandatory for all courses. The other three subjects required to study History and International Studies under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the institutions listed above are:

History/Govt and any other two subjects from Arts and Social Science.

O’Level Requirements for UTME Candidates

To apply for History and International Studies as a UTME candidate, you require: Five SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Geography, Government/History.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) KSU, DELSU and UNIUYO credit pass in Geography is not compulsory but accepts any three other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(ii) AAU requires History and at least a pass in Science subject.

(iii) PLSU, UNIOSUN and UNIJOS – credit in Geography is not compulsory.

(iv) BU and AJAYI require credit passes must include English Language, History or Government, and any other three subjects Arts or Social Science subjects. Geography is not compulsory.

(v) EKSU requires History, one Arts and any other subject.

(vi) UNIOSUN requires Five ‘O’ Level Credit passes to include English language, Government or History or any other social sciences and Arts subjects in SSCE.

(vii) JABU requires five ‘O’ level credit passes in Government or History and any other Arts or Social Science subjects including a pass in Mathematics.

(viii) UNIILORIN require Five ‘O’ level credit passes in English Language, History/Govt. plus any three others Arts or Social Science subjects.

(ix) UNIUYO requires credit passes in History or Government, English Language and any two of the following: Literature, Economics, Geography and French.

(x) JSU – A credit pass in Geography shall not be compulsory but accepts any three Arts or Social Science subjects.

Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates

To apply for History and International Studies as a Direct Entry candidate, you require: (i) Two ‘A’ level passes/NCE (Upper Credit) in History, Govt and any other related subject.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNICAL accepts NCE (credit) in History/Government/Social Studies. Does not accept IJMB.

(ii) AJAYI accepts NCE/ND (merit passes in History and Government.

(iii) LASU accepts:
(a) ‘A’ Level Passes in History/Government OR NCE (Merit Passes) in History/Government, Political Science, Social Studies, ND in a Related Discipline (Upper Credit), two Passes at the GCE/HSC ‘A’ Level, Five ‘O’ Level credit Passes in other subjects at the SSCE or its equivalent which must include History or Government.
(b) ND (Upper Credit ) in a related discipline.

(iv) AJAYI accepts two ‘A’ level passes (or equivalents) in History or Government plus three other ‘O’ level credit passes.

(v) LASU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level Credit Passes in SSCE/NECO OR GCE at not more than two sittings to include: English Language and History or Government plus a good performance in the UTME which must include English, History or Government.

(vi) EKSU requires another Art subject apart from History/Government.

(vii) UNIOSUN requires ‘A’ level passes in History or Government. Accepts NCE, one of which must be History combination.

(viii) UNILORIN accepts: 
a) Government in lieu of History. 
b) NCE (Merit Pass) History/Government Major.

(ix) UNIUYO accepts:
a. Passes in two A Level subjects including History or Government. 
b. NCE with merits in 3 subjects including History or Government.