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Direct Entry Requirements for Linguistics

What are the direct entry requirements to study to Linguistics in the university? If you are interested in knowing the requirements needed for a direct entry (DE) admission into Linguistics under the faculty of Arts and Humanities then am happy to inform you that this post contains the direct entry requirements from universities in Nigeria that offers Linguistics.

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Before we proceed, this is to inform all direct entry (DE) aspirants who wish to apply for direct entry (DE) admission into any of the universities in Nigeria to study Linguistics under the faculty of Arts and Humanities that Linguistics direct entry requirements are now available on this page.

Other Useful Resources

You can also check out JAMB subject combination for Linguistics here or JAMB subject combination for all courses here.

For WAEC requirements, you can check WAEC subject requirements for Linguistics here.

Direct Entry (DE) Requirements for Linguistics

Without wasting much time, the direct entry requirements to study Linguistics are:

Two ‘A’ level passes or NCE to include any Language, preferably an African Language.

Special Requirements (Waiver) Remarks

(i) UNICAL accepts ND/NCE in Linguistics, Foreign Language or any Nigerian language.

(ii) UNN – as in Linguistics, Igbo and other Nigerian languages.

(iii) UNIJOS and UNIBEN – No Direct Entry.

(iv) UI accepts:
(a) at least TWO ‘A’ level passes to include any language (preferably an African Language) and another Arts or Social Sciences subject.
(b) NCE to include any language (preferably an African language) and another Arts or Social Science subjects at Credit or better still Merit level.

UI NOTE: A certified knowledge of another language other English will be an added advantage. For a degree in Linguistics,it is an advantage if the UTME or Direct Entry subjects include Literature in English.

(v) UNILAG requires NCE (merit) in two subjects to include a Nigerian language.

(vi) UNILORIN and UI require ‘A’ level or NCE subjects in Arts, Social Science or Science provided not more than one of the subjects is in Social Science.

(vii) EKSU: requires two ‘A’ level passes or NCE at credit level in Arts, Social Science or Science to include any language preferably a Nigerian Language.

(viii) AAUA accepts NCE (Lower credit/Merit) in Yoruba, Mass Communication and Journalism.

(ix) UNIUYO accept NCE merit in any Nigerian Language.

(x) KWASU – No Direct Entry Admissions.

(xi) BSU accepts two NCE/Advance level passes to include English Language, French or any African Language and one other Arts subjects.

(xii) UNIOSUN requires ‘A’ level passes in English and English Literature. Accepts ND in Mass Communication and Approved equivalents in communication discipline with at least lower credit.

Note that the above direct entry requirements may only apply to Linguistics under the faculty of Arts and Humanities. If the Linguistics you intend in studying is in another faculty, the requirements for direct entry admission may be different from the one on this page. You can check JAMB brochure for all faculties here.

List of Schools That Offer Linguistics

This section contains the list of universities that offer Linguistics in Nigeria.

The following are the list of schools that offer Linguistics:

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