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Benson Idahosa University, Edo State: School Fees, Courses, Dress Code, and More

Benson Idahosa University (BIU), previously named Christian Faith University, is a private university located in Benin City, Nigeria.

The university was renamed Benson Idahosa University in 1998, in honour of a charismatic Pentecostal minister from Benin City, named Archbishop Benson Idahosa.

In 2002, the National Universities Commission (NUC) presented the required license to BIU, to operate as a private university in the country. BIU is the only African university that has international membership with the United States National Academy of Investors.

In 1993, Benson Idahosa commenced operations as Christian Faith University-Institute of Continuous Learning at the Ugbor Campus. Candidates who successfully got admitted into the institution were admitted into Management Sciences and Basic Sciences Faculties.

Benson Idahosa University School Fees 

School Fees for 2020/2021 Session


100 Level & DE: N1,184,000

200 Level: N1,134,500

300 Level: N1,159,500

400 Level: N1,159,500

500 Level: N1,110,500

Accounting, Business Admin, Economics, Banking and Finance, Political Science, and Mass Communication

100 Level & DE: N645,500

200 Level: N596,000

300 Level: N621,000

400 Level: N621,000


100 Level & DE: N476,300

200 Level: N426, 800

300 Level: N451,800

400 Level: N451,800

International Studies and Diplomacy

100 Level & DE: N488,300

200 Level: N438,800

300 Level: N463,800

400 Level: N463,800

English, Science and English Education, Education and Library & Info Science

100 Level & DE: N370,600

200 Level: N321,100

300 Level: N346,100

400 Level: N346,100

Faculty of Agriculture

100 Level &DE: N348,400

200 Level: N298,900

300 Level: N323,900

400 Level: N323,900

500 Level: N323,900

Faculty of Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil)

100 Level &DE: N776,000

200 Level: N726,500

300 Level: N751,500

400 Level: N751,500

500 Level: N751,500

Faculty of Science (Computer Science)

100 Level &DE:  N616,300

200 Level: N566,800

300 Level: N591,800

400 Level:  N591,800

Faculty of Science (Physics, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biophysics, Biochemistry & Mathematics)

100 Level &DE: N556,300

200 Level: N506,800

300 Level: N531,800

400 Level: N531,800


100 Level &DE: N902,500

200 Level: N952,500

Medical Lab

100 Level: N655,000

200 Level & DE: N605,500

Students of Benson Idahosa University

Benson Idahosa University Dress Code

Benson Idahosa University, as a faith-based institution, strictly adheres to decent dressing. Students are meant to wear proper fitting and tidy clothing.

Their clothing should not be excessively large or too tight. Students should cover the appropriate parts of their body and avoid wearing clothing that will reveal their shape.

Benson Idahosa University Courses

Below are the top five courses offered at Benson Idahosa University:


Mass Communication

Banking and Finance


Business Administration

Benson Idahosa University Cut Off Mark

The UTME cut-off mark for the 2020/2021 academic session is 180. This means that all candidates seeking admission into Benson Idahosa University must score 180 and above in JAMB UTME.

Benson Idahosa University Hostel

Benson Idahosa University provides affordable and conducive accommodation facilities for students.

Each room has a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8. The choice of room will depend on the category a student can afford.

Below are the prices of various hostels: N50,000, N75,000, N100,000 to N175,000.

Benson Idahosa University Address

Benson Idahosa University is located at Private Mail Bag 1100, University Way, Off Upper Adesuwa Road, Government Reservation Area (GRA), Benin City, Nigeria.

Benson Idahosa University Hostel Pictures

To view pictures of hostels in BUI, kindly visit the official website:

A picture of Benson Idahosa University

Benson Idahosa University New Site

Here is the official website of the private university:

Benson Idahosa University Portal

To access the university’s portal, kindly visit:

Benson Idahosa University Application Form

To apply for a programme in BIU, candidates need to obtain the admission form from the university’s Admission Office or any contact points in Lagos, Abuja, or Port-Harcourt.

Admission forms can also be completed online.

Benson Idahosa University Law

Candidates seeking admission to study law at BIU can apply through JAMB or Direct Entry.

Candidates, applying through JAMB, must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Must possess 5 credits in General Certificate of Education (including Mathematics, English Language, and Economics). This must be obtained at not more than 2 sittings.
  • Must possess 5 credits in NECO in relevant subjects; including English Language, Mathematics, and Economics. This must be obtained at not more than 2 sittings.
  • Must possess 5 credits in WASC/SSCE in relevant subjects; including English Language, Mathematics, and Economics. This must be obtained at not more than 2 sittings.
  • A credit pass in Commerce can be accepted in replacement of Economics.

Direct Entry

In addition to the requirements under JAMB, candidates should also possess any of the following requirements:

  • A minimum of Upper Credit in a relevant discipline for Ordinary National Diploma (OND). This should be obtained from a recognized College of Technology or Polytechnic.
  • Diploma Certificate from a recognized university. Candidates should possess a minimum of Lower Credit or Merit in a relevant discipline.
  • Higher School Certificate or General Certificate of Education with a minimum of two papers obtained in one sitting. One of these papers should be Mathematics, Economics, or Business Management.

Benson Idahosa University Admission List

To view the admission list, kindly visit the following link:

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