UNICAL Courses, School Fees, and Cutoff Marks for 2023/2024

UNICAL Courses, School Fees, and Cutoff Marks for 2023
Be the first to let your friends know about this. Click the buttons below to share on Whatsapp, Facebook or Twitter.

UNICAL Courses, School Fees, and Cutoff Marks for 2023/2024

Do you wish to study at the Federal University of Calabar, UNICAL? Do you wish to know the UNICAL courses, cutoff marks, and school fees for the 2023/2024 Academic session?

Then you’re at the right place as this article provides a complete guide on the above-listed issues.

Having the right knowledge about the above-mentioned topic is important for any candidate seeking admission into the school.


University of Calabar, UNICAL is located in the heart of Calabar, Cross River State, South-South Nigeria. UNICAL has stood as a pillar of academic excellence since its birth.

Originating as a campus of the University of Nigeria until 1975, UNICAL was built by decree with the enduring Motto ‘Knowledge For Service’.

The University’s architecture, designed by John Elliot, conveys the institution’s dedication to enabling an environment conducive to mental or cognitive growth and service-oriented learning.

The University has various student bodies with a very large staff. The University admits students irrespective of cultural and religious background. There is also no age curb or restraint for applicants.

The University of Calabar courses cuts across bachelor’s and master’s degree program in different areas like engineering, sciences, social sciences, etc. The Institution provides accommodation for its students and a number of other facilities.

The University of Calabar fees are quite affordable like most Federal Universities and it is not up to a hundred thousand naira.

Furthermore, UNICAL is one of Nigeria’s second-generation federal Universities and currently has a graduate school, ten faculties, and three institutes.

Built to fulfill its Motto ‘Knowledge for service’, placing a great premium on learning and character, UNICAL is currently ranked as the 48th best University in Nigeria.

Courses Offered by UNICAL

Faculty of Agriculture

Agricultural economics/extension

Agricultural economics and farm management

Agricultural science and education


Forestry and wildlife management

Soil science

Food science and technology

Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy

Medicine and Surgery


Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Medical Laboratory/Technological Science


Human Anatomy

Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Science


Banking and Finance

Business administration


English and literary studies

Environmental protection and Resource management


History and International Studies

Hospitality and Tourism management

Library and information science



Policy and administrative studies

Social works

Theatre arts

Public administration



Faculty of Science and Technology

Applied Geophysics




Computer science

Genetics and Biotechnology

Geography and environmental management


Geography and environmental science




Public Health Technology


Faculty of education

Adult education

Business Education

Agricultural science and education

Education and Biology

Education and Chemistry

Education and economics

Education and English

Education and French

Education and Geography

Education and History

Education and Mathematics

Education and physics

Education and political science

Education and Religious Studies

Education and social science

Education Arts

Education Foundation

Elementary education

Technology and vocational education

Physics and Health Education

Faculty of Law

Civil Law

UNICAL Cutoff Marks 

Before we proceed, let’s quickly take a glimpse of what cutoff means. Cutoff Mark is the minimum mark or points a candidate must get before he/she can be considered for admission.

For example; if UNICAL sets her JAMB cutoff Mark for 200, then any student who scores below 200 should immediately start thinking of other options.

It is, however, important to point out that the higher your mark, the higher your chances of getting admitted into UNICAL. Therefore candidates are advised to aim for higher scores if they’re to stand bigger chances of getting admitted.

UNICAL Departmental Cutoff Marks 

The cutoff mark for each department has been displayed for you to make it easier for you to know your stand. The scores are obtained from the aggregate score comprising the JAMB score and the PUTME score.

How to Calculate UNICAL Aggregate Score 

To calculate your UNICAL aggregate score, simply add your JAMB score and your Post UTME score together, and then divide the sum by two.

Let’s take an example:

Suppose you scored 250 in JAMB and 250 in the UNICAL Post UTME exam.

Adding these two scores together gives us 500.

Dividing this sum by 2 gives us a final aggregate score of 250.

It’s worth noting that each question in the UNICAL Post UTME exam carries 10 marks, and there are a total of 40 questions.

Therefore, the maximum score that can be obtained in the exam is 400 marks.

Calculating your UNICAL Post UTME aggregate score is essential for determining your chances of admission to the University of Calabar.

By following the steps outlined above, you can accurately calculate your Post UTME aggregate and increase your chances of admission.

Remember, it’s crucial to study hard and adequately prepare for your exams to achieve the best possible results.

Below are the courses offered at the University as well as their cutoff mark;

Accounting: 240

Banking and Finance 208

Biochemistry 222

Business management 235

Computer Science 218.5

Dentistry 252

Economics 255

Education and English 220

Electronics and Computer Technology 208

English and Literary Studies 240

Genetics and Biotechnology 210

History and International Studies 215

Radiography 256

Human Kinetics 190

Law 271.5

Linguistics 241

Medical Lab Science 254

Medicine and Surgery 291

Microbiology 210

Nursing science 215

Philosophy 205

Political science 245

Public administration 225

Radiography 250

Statistics 150

Theatre and Media Studies 270

Zoology 180

Computer Science 212

Policy and administrative 166.5

Human Anatomy 212

Education and Biology 188

Adult education 138

Education and Maths 137

Education and Political Science 197

Tourism studies 188

Sociology 224


UNICAL Admission Requirement for 2023/2024 For UTME AND Direct  Entry Students:

Below are the things you need and significant requirements you must meet to gain admission or study at UNICAL;

1) Before you are eligible to study at UNICAL, you need to have at least five (5) credit passes in your O-level result (WAEC, NECO, NABTEB) including English and mathematics, not more than one (1) sitting.

2) Select the correct JAMB subject combination for your chosen courses.

3) You must also register and write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and score at least 140 to be eligible for the UNICAL Post UTME and admission screening exercise.

4) Your first choice of institution must be the University of Calabar (UNICAL).

5)UNICAL does not accept second-choice candidates

6) You must participate in the University of Calabar screening exercise for you to gain admission.

7) You must have a high UTME and screening score to beat UNICAL departmental cutoff mark for your chosen course.

8) You must be 16 years of age.

Admission Requirements For Direct Entry:

Approved University of Calabar admission requirements for Direct Entry (DE) students are listed below;

1) Before you are eligible for UNICAL direct entry admission this year, you need to have at least five (5) credit passes in your O’level result (WAEC, NECO, NABTEB) including English and mathematics not more than one (1) sitting.

2) The next requirement is the correct JAMB subject combination for your chosen course.

3) The next thing is to obtain a direct entry form from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

4) Your first choice of institution must be UNICAL.

5) UNICAL does not accept second choice for direct entry admission

6) You must participate in the University of Calabar direct entry screening exercise in order for you to be admitted.

7) University of Calabar accepts (first-class degrees, second-class, and upper credit) but in related fields for direct entry admission.

8) In addition, depending on your chosen course, UNICAL accepts merit passes in the National Certificate of Education (NCE), National Diploma (ND), and other advanced level certificates.

9) UNICAL occasionally accepts JUPEB and IJMB A’level results but you must have high grades to qualify.

UNICAL School Fees

Below are the tabulated UNICAL school fees scheduled for the 2023/2024 academic session for all courses, for freshers and old students.

Just like most state and federal Universities, the University of Calabar, UNICAL school fees reduce as students go higher in levels. Students are therefore advised to read through to get all the vital information needed to pay their fees on time.

Late payment would attract extra charges of 5,000 Naira (an upward review from the previous 3,000 naira) and failure to pay the fees on time would lead to the students’ inability to sit for their semester examination.

1) Fresh Students:

Science students: N61,850

Non-science Students: N59,850

Medical Students: N63,850

Nursing students: N63,850

2) Returning Students:

Science Students: N46,350

Non-science Students: N44,350

Medical Students: N48,350

Nursing Students: 48,350

3) Final Year Students:

Science Students: N49,350

Non-science Students: N47,350

Medical Students: N51,350

Nursing Students: N51,350

Acceptance Fees for Fresh Students: N25,000

Project SupervisionN5,000

Portal ChargesN2,500

Late RegistrationN5,000

We hope that with the information above, you have equipped yourself with UNICAL courses, School Fees, and cutoff marks for 2023. We wish you the best as you make the best choice for your studies.


How to Pay School Fees in University of Calabar (UNICAL) 

Florence Obi Emerges First Female Vice-Chancellor of UNICAL



Be the first to let your friends know about this. Click the buttons below to share on Whatsapp, Facebook or Twitter.
About Prince Nchiba 639 Articles
Prince Nchiba is a software engineer that just loves sharing his knowledge.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.