Be part of our history Al-Hikmah University Al-Hikmah University was in 2005 by the Abdur-Raheem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation (AROIF), Nigeria. The University came into existence via the granting of License to operate as a Conventional Private University by the Federal Government of Nigeria License No. 010 on 7th January, 2005. TOP-UP STUDENTS FROM STATISTICS DEPARTMENT DONATED HAND SANITIZER MACHINES TO THE UNIVERSITY for 2020/2021 Academic Session is now open Undergraduate Admissions Apply Now Preparation for Resumption View more


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Welcome to Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin

It was established in 2005 by the Abdur-Raheem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation (AROIF), Nigeria. The University came into existence via the granting of License to operate as a Conventional Private University by the Federal Government of Nigeria License No. 010 on 7th January, 2005.

We don’t just give students an education and experiences that set them up for success in a career. We help them succeed in their career—to discover a field they’re passionate about and dare to lead it.

2020/2021 applications are now open

About Our University

AL-HIKMAH UNIVERSITY, ILORIN-NIGERIA was established in 2005 by the Abdur-Raheem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation (AROIF), Nigeria. The University came into existence via the granting of License to operate as a Conventional Private University by the Federal Government of Nigeria License No. 010 on 7th January, 2005. It commenced academic activities during the 2005/2006 academic session with 70 students spreading across the three (3) take-off Faculties: (Humanities, Management Sciences and Natural Sciences)

University Library

Our Library provides a wide range of resources, both print and non-print, including electronic media, and access to data which aids  academic learning of both students and staff.

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Open Educational Resources

OER are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use.

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Undergraduate & Postgraduate

Whether you’re in your first year of university, about to start a master’s degree or are somewhere in between, our programmes give you a real taste of the world of work.

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University Publication

Al-Hikmah publications such as books, chapters in edited volumes, articles in peer-reviewed journals, policy briefs and working papers can be accessed through publication site

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  • Centre for Research, Industrial Linkage and International Cooperation (CRIIC), Al-Hikmah University to host 1st Annual Conference on COVID-19 and its impact on Research and Development…
  • In line with the directive of the National University Commission (NUC) that all Tertiary Institutions be closed, in order to prevent spread of COVID-19, the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of Senate, has directed that the University be closed from Sunday, 22nd March, 2020 till further notice.
  • Information to Non-Graduating Students: Students in this category have the window of Summer Studies and Supplementary Examinations available to them.

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Programs run by the Centre For Remedial And Extra Mural Studies(CREMS) are as follow:

  • Mop-Up
  • O’Level Remedial Programme
  • UTME Remedial Programme
  • Mop-Up: This programme is designed to give additional coaching to our students who desire it, across all programmes in the university. The Mop-up programs costs Twenty Five thousand naira only (N25,000) per course
  • O’Level Remedial Programme

  The University invitees applications into her O’Level Remedial Programme, which will enable students with deficiences in WAEC, NECO and        NABTEB examinations to remedy such record in time.



Here is an opportunity to gain admission to 200 level into any university of your choice through Al-Hikmah University, JUPEB programme.

Applicants seeking admission into universities Preliminary Examinations Board(JUPEB) Programmes must possess a minimum of five (5) credit in WASSCE/ NECO/ GCE/ NABTEB/ SISC Examinations at not more than two (2) sitting in the subjects relevant to their proposed programmes. ENGLISH Language at credit level is compulsory for all candidates in addition, credit in mathematics in Mathematics is compulsory for candidates pursuing courses in Sciences and Management Sciences.

Duration: One academic session, from October-May

Contact period: Monday-Friday

Application fees: #10,000

Tuition fees: #150,000


Candidates must satisfy the following admission  requirements:

  •  Applicants must possess a minimum of five (5) O’Level subjects at credit level in relevant subjects in not more than two (2) sittings in the subjects relevant for the purpose of admission into Contact Session One (1).
  •  For Direct Entry (Contact Session 2), the requirements are ND/NCE/HND certificate
  • A credit pass in English Language of the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) at the O’Level is equivalent to the SSCE or the NECO, GCE (O’Level) or SSCE.


The tuition fee is N80,000 per academic session with flexible instalmental payment.


  • HND/OND/NCE/IJMB: Four Contact Sessions.
  • SSCE/NECO/NABTEB: Five Contact Sessions.



(i) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD): Applicants must possess First Degree from Al-Hikmah University Ilorin or any other recognised University. Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) are also eligible. However all candidates must satisfy the University’s O’level requirements.

 (ii) Master Degree: Applicants for the academic or Professional Master degree programme who are graduates of Al-Hikmah University Ilorin or any other recognised Universities, must possess minimum of Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division). However, applicants with Third Class Honour Degree with Postgraduate Diploma Certificate in relevant field may be admitted provided they score a minimum of 60% in the qualifying examination to be administered by respective Departments in the University.

(iii) Doctorate Degree: Applicants with Master Degree from Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin or any other recognised Universities must have scored at least 60% or its equivalent in CGPA in the final Master Degree Examination to qualify for the admission to Doctor of Philosophy Programmes. However, candidate with less than 60% but not less than 50% may apply for M.phil/Ph.D. All applicants for Ph.D & Mphil/Ph.D shall appear for an interview to be conducted by various Departments in the University.  Final admission depends on the outcome of the interview.

Regardless of the institution where the previous Degree is obtained, ALL CANDIDATES shall apply early for their official Degree academic transcripts to be addressed to The Dean, Postgraduate School, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin. In addition, applicants should note the Methods of Application and under the “Choose Admission Application Type” drop down list, pick the appropriate programme and supply other login details to continue application.


We are offering our students a diverse spectrum of courses and enriching them through our multidisciplinary and cross-faculty approaches.

Postgraduate & Professional

Whether you are looking at continuing your educational journey, advancing your career or even making a career change, check our postgraduate courses.

Scholarships & Financial AID

Agricultural Science is one of our newest and latest accredited courses, we are pleased to offer scholarship for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd set of this lucrative course. The scholarship covers the first three years of studies.
Through research, a tertiary institution can sustain its own existence as a Centre of learning that is committed to the pursuit of excellence. The Centre serves as the rallying point for planning, coordinating and regulating research activities to foster structured and directional research in Al-Hikmah University.

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