Bowen University

Number of students
925€ - 5127€
Semester Tuition Fees
Ø monthly cost of living
Scholarships available
February 19, June 18
Application Deadline
20 / 1
Student - staff ratio
Nations represented

Offered Programs

If you want to study at Bowen University, you have chosen the right place. BUI does not use special formulas in student selection. They review both the academic and personal application of each applicant to select students suitable for the community.

They also consider that every candidate at Bowen University is an individual and we attach great importance to the evaluation of each application.

This 19-year-old higher education institution in Nigeria implements a selective enrollment policy based on entrance examinations, past academic performance, and student performance. International students are welcome to apply for admission.

Students can apply directly via our website.

Bowen University has collaborated with RocApply to ensure an easy and effective application process for both local and international students. Our application process is straightforward and precise, and more importantly FREE. Take advantage of our very fast and dynamic hands-on team and ensure your future at Bowen University is secured.

Application Steps

  • Start the application
  • Application submission
  • Take online exams
  • Submit online exams
  • Upload the required documents
  • Payments

Please note that an application fee of ₦ 10,000 is required to complete the application and it is non-refundable.

All documents are submitted only via the online application system.

Students applying for any Bowen University degree program need to apply jointly. You will be able to choose the programs that interest you.

Candidates will need the following;

All participants must take the current Unified Advanced Maturity Examination (UTME) and choose Bowen as their first choice institution.

All candidates must score at least five (5) points and must not participate in more than two meetings.

For medicine and surgery (MBBS), nursing science, and physical therapy courses, five (5) credits (including Math’s and English) must be earned in a single course.

₦10,000 non-refundable applications. Applicants who cannot pay the application fee can apply, but they need to pay.

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Application Requirements for Bachelors:

  • A-Level Certificate

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Application Requirements for Masters:

  • A-Level Certificate
  • Bachelor's Degree

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Bowen University in Rankings

  • 4th Best Private University in Nigeria (Webometrics)
  • Top 50 Universities in Nigeria (EduRank)
  • Ranked 28th among Nigerian Universities (UniRank)

Tuition and Scholarships at Bowen University

Bowen University was founded in 2001 and is a private non-profit institution of higher education located in the middle of Orson (Osun) city (population 250,000-499,999) urban environment.

Bowen University (BUI) is a small co-ed Nigerian higher education institution officially recognized by the National University Council of Nigeria, officially affiliated with the Christian Baptist Church.

The courses and programs offered by Bowen University (BUI) can lead to officially recognized higher education degrees, such as bachelors, master's, and doctorate degrees in various fields of study.

The approved fees for Bowen University’s academic programs are paid based on the college/department, department, and program selected by each student candidate. The university publishes an admission schedule every two years for new students to enroll.

The general fee range for an academic year at BUI is between ₦425,000 to ₦2,999,500 depending on the program. Please note that this fee covers all academic costs, campus accommodation, medical care, bench fees, and other university fees.

Bowen University also offers a host of postgraduate programs (Masters, PGD, and Ph.D.) with a scheduled fee of ₦120,000 per semester of study. Postgraduate students can pay up to ₦360,000 for the entire duration of their programs.

The entire breakdown of the total fees at Bowen University as it relates to your desired program will be made available as your application proceeds.

All payments and made in the local currency (Naira) and foreign students are expected to comply. In all courses, foreign students residing in Nigeria will pay 10% of current tuition fees, and foreign students residing outside Nigeria will pay 15% of current tuition fees.


Presently, Bowen University offers selective scholarships to returning students only. The scholarship procedure, amount, and coverage are disclosed to the awarded student at the discretion of the university management.

However, first-year students can split their payments into two semesters, 70% is paid within the first two weeks of enrollment and the student can register. The remaining 30% can be paid within the first two weeks of the following semester.  All other students from the second to the fifth year are required to pay the full cost of accommodation and amenities.

Cost of living at Bowen University

200- 400 Euro / month
70 Euro / month
Cost of living
50 Euro / month
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About Bowen University

Founded in 20 Teaching Staff: 500+ Student population: 4500+

Address:Bowen University, Iwo Local Government, Osun State, Nigeria, 232101

Undergraduate programs: + Research centers: 7

Campus: Modern 

Postgraduate programs: 17+ Language(s) of Instruction: English.
Location: Iwo, Osun State Scholarships: Available  College : 7

Since its inception in 2001, Bowen has been committed to providing high quality for all students in the most cost-effective, reasonable, and proper moral education community.

Bowen University is a Christian institution that fully adheres to the long tradition of the Baptist Church. The core values of the university will be honesty, academic excellence, professionalism, character, God, and leadership.

Following the Baptist’s traditions of ethical behavior, social responsibility, and democratic spirit, the university is designed as an outstanding learning and research center, adhering to a God-fearing attitude and combining academic excellence with a love for humanity.

Bowen is one of the oldest private higher education institutions in Nigeria, established in 2001 by the Nigeria Baptist Church (NBC). The foundation of Bowen University today was established in 1854.

Today, all these efforts evolved into the establishment of Bowen University, which is a legacy of the Nigerian Baptist Convention noted as an important academic milestone, making it the first African Baptist University.

The university’s academic institutions include 7 colleges and faculties, there are 55 Bachelor programs and 17 postgraduate (Masters, PGD, Ph.D.) programs all taught exclusively in English. The fields of study at BUI are in the following areas;

  • Agriculture, Engineering, and Science
  • Management and Social Sciences
  • Computing and Communication Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Postgraduate Studies

Bowen University has more than 4,500 students and 10,000 alumni of different interests, ages, and backgrounds. The university reflects the dynamic mix of cities. Bowen provides the type of training needed to lead in a rapidly changing world.

Through its relentless pursuit of excellence, the university provides a unique student experience in a wide range of academic environments.

Bowen pioneered a new way of using online technology to enrich the educational experience and expand opportunities for students around the world.

Explore Bowen University’s extensive world-class online learning opportunities. For the latest information on Bowen University’s many academic education programs, please contact us.


Bowen University Teaching Hospital (BUTH)

BUTH was established on 18 March 1907 as a health center and was then converted into a Training Hospital in 2009. Today, this facility has over 400-bed capacity with more than 800 personnel and students in a peaceful environment. This multidisciplinary facility boasts of 50,000 outpatients and 10,000 inpatients. Programs taught here include home and nursing family medicine programs with other fully accredited education programs. There are also so top-notch service standards with high-quality assurance all around. Lastly, the emergency care is very prompt and effective at an affordable price with an expert staff.


BUI also provides students with a variety of academic and non-academic facilities and services, such as libraries, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, and administrative services.

As a private Christian university, Bowen students are taught to uphold very high morality in their academic and social life on campus. The university frowns upon any immoral or misdemeanor conducts both on and off-campus.

Bowen students are ambassadors and as such must conduct themselves in a decent and timely manner on campus. This reflects in their mode of dressing, character, and speech.


The 160-seat library, conference tables, metal chairs, school desks, reading spaces, a bookstore, and amenities were inherited from Iwo Baptist College and named W. Commemorative

Library in honor of the Rev. Fr. W.H. Simons, African-American Baptist Teacher, and Missionary. His collection of books, magazines, and other publications bequeathed to Baptist College, Iwo was the largest collection of various materials, mainly in humanities and education.


Why Study at Bowen University

Unique study environment

Bowen University’s reason to stand out, because the curriculum combines faith-based education, and is committed to creating useful, dynamic teaching, learning, and research environment in which the university’s graduates in many disciplines develop a character and disposition that is modeled after Christ, with a positive attitude, and outstanding leadership skills to make a difference globally.

Modern Infrastructure

The university has invested heavily in technical infrastructure to meet the needs of teachers and students who distinguish them from many universities in the region. BUI's modern campus aims to adapt to and support all the evolving technological changes in the modern world shaped by university standards and continue to promote progress and futuristic efforts in appearance and teaching methods. The BUI laboratories have the latest technology in the fields of medicine, nursing, biological sciences, and agriculture.

Competent Stuff

The teaching staff of BUI is composed of teachers, doctors, and professional companies with an international reputation. BUI’s academic staff are very dedicated, well-trained, and have experience in some of the world’s top universities and organizations. Every year, there are guest lecturers from institutions all over the world to select students or give lectures at any of the many seminars and symposiums held at the university. Because the university has international scholars, students can learn about other cultures and have different views.

Academic Quality

According to the Baptist’s traditions of moral behavior, social responsibility, and democratic spirit, the university is designed as a center of excellence in learning and research, combining outstanding academic achievements with a love for mankind, which is a God-fearing attitude.

A Leading Christian University

Bowen University is a leading Christian institution of excellence-build leaders who fear God and define the future.

Alumni Network

As a graduate of Bowen University, you are already a member of the Global Bowen Alumni Association. However, your Bowen University Alumni Association membership brings you closer to people and makes the university stronger. Your alumni association supports many valuable programs, services, and scholarships, which can be used with the support of alumni like you.

Accommodation Bowen University

On Campus Accomodation at Bowen University

At BUI, living on campus is compulsory for all students. The university provides private dormitories and student dormitories, which are convenient and safe for both men and women.

Dormitories are divided into male dormitories and female dormitories, and supervised rules and guidelines are followed to ensure safety and maintain dignity. From the first year to the last year, all dormitories are allocated to students at different levels.

All dormitories have comfortable beds, wardrobes, bathrooms, and common or leisure areas. The cost of accommodation is included the total fees that students are required to pay at the beginning of the academic year.

All dormitories are maintained and maintained by employees hired by the university and have enough security to monitor every activity.

The dormitory has clean rooms and public areas that are maintained regularly, they provide laundry services for students who require them.

Off Campus Accomodation at Bowen University

At BUI, living on campus is compulsory for all students. The university provides private dormitories and student dormitories, which are convenient and safe for both men and women. 

Sports at Bowen University

The university provides students with different sports clubs and appropriate infrastructure to support these activities, such as football, volleyball, basketball, track and field sports, etc.

There are many competitive private sports clubs in the university city, and students can also participate in the competitions. The university attaches great importance to sports and extracurricular activities.

BUI sports champions and athletes have successfully represented the university to carry out activities domestically and internationally.

The university has a fully functional modern gymnasium for students who want to exercise and exercise or for aerobics and yoga students. University sports clubs have been recognized by the state, and more and more clubs continue to open.

Food at Bowen University

There is a mix of restaurants, canteens, and cafés serving local and intercontinental dishes. Nigerian food is a blend of flavors and spices that are sure to fill your tastes, a wide range of indigenous meals is available at all times of the day.

Food prices can vary, but expect to pay ₦ 200 to ₦ 500 for a meal, depending on what you like. Restaurants and canteens are located on campus and are regularly inspected by the university to ensure that they meet all health and safety requirements for operation.

There is also a nearby market with shops selling different essentials that students may need.

About Iwo

Osun State, Western Nigeria. Osun State was founded in 1991 by Oyo State, the third eastern state. It borders Kwara State in the northeast, Ekiti and Ondo in the east, Ogun in the south, and Oyo in the west and northwest.

The Yoruba Hills cross the northern part of Osun State. The state is covered by tropical rainforest, and Oshun is the most important river. Osun State mainly lives in Yoruba people.

Osun's economy is mainly based on agriculture. The main crops include yam, cassava, corn, beans, millet, plants, cocoa, palm oil, and nuts and fruits. The handicraft industry produces brass, woven fabrics, and wood carvings.

The state capital, Oshogbo, has a textile industry, food processing plants, and steel plants. The state’s attractions include the Mbali Art Center in Oshogbo, the residential palaces of Yoruba rulers in Elisha and Eli-Ife, and the Osun-Oshogbo Sacred Forest, which has many shrines and art commemorating the Yoruba god Orson.

(It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005). Obafemi Awolowo University (founded in 1961) is located in Ile-Ife. Oshogbo is connected to Ibadan in Oyo State by road and rail. The population of Osun state stands at 3,423,535 residents and locals.

The state has abundant human and material resources. Historical evidence shows that the Yoruba tradition is one of the most important traditions in Nigeria. The Osun’s are mainly Yoruba.

The state is composed of Osun, Ifes, Ijesas, and Igbominas. Their language is Yoruba, but all cities have different accents and accents.

Commercial activities keep the people of the country in touch with foreigners and foreigners who make the country their home due to the peaceful nature and general atmosphere of the country.

Osun has a rich culture that can be seen in all walks of life, such as art, literature, music, and other social activities in the state. Similarly, the state has a well-educated and well-expressed population that constitutes a strong and productive workforce

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