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Study at Africa’s Best World-Class Private Varsity of the Decade in Quality Education

Covenant University is a world-class private University committed to raising a new generation of leaders. Since 2002, CU has remained committed to pioneering excellence at the cutting edge of learning with holistic, human development and integrated learning curriculum. With over 23,000+ graduates spread across 70+ countries soaring in all sectors and domains, the products of Covenant University have been revered to be visionary, mentally resourceful, and enterprising in all fields of human endeavour.

First Choice University

Five of the top ten candidates in the 2021 UTME conducted, including the overall best candidate chose Covenant University as their first choice.

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Embrace the opportunity to develop and nurture your talent to greatness. Discover your life’s vision, run with a mission, and become a contribution-minded graduate!


We’re on a Mission to Raise a New Generation of Leaders

“Our mandate in Covenant University is to raise a new generation of leaders through qualitative, life-applicable and value-based leadership skills development, education embedded in sound biblical principles thereby restoring the dignity of the black man.”

Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Regents

I entered CU as an average student, who had no sense of direction or goals and plans for the future. Now, I can say my entire being has been fully aligned with God's plan and purpose for my life. I now have a sense of direction and purpose, and I know what I was made to be and how to get there. CU taught me to dream big and think beyond the imaginable. It developed my spiritual life making me thirst and long for God every second of my day and made me understand true service to God. I learnt from the best moments and did not forget to pick substantial lessons from the worst moments. I was taught by great lecturers who were never ready to give up on me and believed in my dreams. Not to forget the greatest assets in CU, “The people.” I was surrounded by positively driven people, whose stories motivated me to be an improved version of myself. I am grateful to God for the privilege to have attended CU.

Ayotilewa Sijuade

Graduate of Economics | Associate, Tax Advisory and Regulatory Services at Andersen in Nigeria

Covenant University has been a training ground, and I can say I grew exponentially during my stay here. The university exists for one single purpose; to raise a new generation of leaders and that is the core area of my life that has been shaped the most. The ability to lead, deny the norm and chart new paths. To do things with confidence, having the right knowledge. Covenant University has so many platforms available for students to serve, and I have greatly benefited from a number of those platforms. The visionary university provides the right atmosphere to be nurtured and it will be very hard not to have a sense of purpose in the community. I deeply appreciate the core values of the institution. They really can make anyone stand out, who takes them in. Just the right ingredients for a change agent. If it is one thing I know about my stay, it is that I have transformed over these five years.

Maroh Ejiro

Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering | Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company

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22 Years of Raising Leaders

Covenant University is a private Pentecostal Christian University, which has been operating with official status since 2002.

“Africa’s Most Impactful Quality Education University of the Year 2021” by the African Brand Leadership Merit Award

1000 +

Students admitted since inception

10 +

International Students from Africa, North America, & Europe.

1000 +

Graduates spread across 70+ Countries soaring in all sectors and domains.

10 %

Employability Rate, “The Nigerian Graduate Report” by Stutern

Moyosore Ale

Graduate of Computer Science | UX Designer and Researcher at BlueOptima, London

I remember coming into Covenant University confused with no idea of what God’s purpose for my life would be, but over the years my life began to take shape and form. I can boldly recall the words of the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, “A playboy today will be a play man tomorrow.” I have learnt diligence, responsibility, sacrifice, capacity building, possibility mentality, integrity and above all spirituality. I am leaving the four walls of Covenant but I am sure that Covenant will never leave me. The virtues and lessons will always be in my heart. Covenant is more than just a university but a way of life.

Karla Luke

Graduate of Banking and Finance | Project Coordinator, Ace of Spades Consult LTD

Covenant University changed my view on Christianity, friendships and relationships and also on prayer. My parents were in awe of how much I had changed and they still are. Covenant University has thought me things I would take with me after graduation. The CU way of life has thought me how to remain productive under pressure. In fact, CU has my heart!

Goodluck Ekere

Graduate of Business Administration | Sales and Marketing Officer at Sahara Group

While growing up, I was made to believe I was a duck who was created to avoid the storm, but what Covenant University has taught me in four years was the opposite. Her core values taught me to face the storm head-on. By the grace of God, I started three businesses while in the university: CREF Media, which I co-founded, Mentorships NG which I also cofounded and a consulting firm I founded called The DIY Leader. On this same platform (CU) I wrote a book titled ‘The Force of Positive Thinking.’ In less than a year, I got a National Campus Journalism Award; I was awarded Author of The Year 2018. As the Chancellor will always say, “Those who walk, walk with common sense. Those who run, run with principles. But those who fly, fly with instructions.” I am a product of instructions given at Covenant University.

Oluwasegun Enitan

Graduate of Economics | Executive Trainee at Guaranty Trust

Before coming to Covenant University, I thought the university was one of those conventional universities, however, I was astonished to realise that the university was a place that would prepare me to become a total man in life. This changed my whole orientation about the university, thereby giving me a sense of purpose and consciousness for every decision I made. Also, the spiritual contents of the university helped to shape my personal relationship with my heavenly father for a glorious future. I am convinced that coming to Covenant University has been a blessing to me in every aspect of life. I have built self-confidence, discipline, diligence and most importantly spiritual growth.


A glance through our current programmes across the four (4) colleges. All our programmes have consistently received accreditations from the National Universities Commission (NUC) and relevant professional bodies such as COREN, APCON, ICAN, ACCA, CORBON, ARCON, etc since inception

  • English
  • International Relations
  • Policy and Strategic Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Finance (Technology Option)
  • Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Sociology
  • Sociology (Criminology Option)
  • Sociology (Social Works Option)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Information and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Building Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Estate Management
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Industrial Mathematics
  • Industrial Mathematics (Computer Science Option)
  • Industrial Mathematics (Statistics Option)
  • Industrial Physics (Applied Geophysics Option)
  • Industrial Physics (Electronics and IT Applications Option)
  • Industrial Physics (Renewable Energy Option)
  • Management Information Systems
  • Microbiology
Ten Things to Know About CU

Ten Things to Know About CU

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More Than a Degree

More Than a Degree

In over two decades of existence, CU has offered opportunities to her students to grow and excel, at home and abroad. Find out here

Would it be worth it?

Would it be worth it?

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Vibrant Alumni Impact

Graduates of Covenant University are called Eagles and true to this prophetic name, they keep soaring in various countries and industries, flying their wings and making impact everywhere to the glory of God.

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A look at a few of our 23,000+ Soaring Eagles

Dr. Gbenga Alalade
(Architecture, 2006)

Dr. Gbenga Alalade (Architecture, 2006) is the Project Director and Lead Architect of the Living Faith Commission’s The Ark Legacy Project, a 100,000-seater stadium-like sanctuary. The Ark Legacy, upon completion, would be the largest covered stadium structure in the world. Dr. Alalade sits on the board of some faith-based youth development institutions like Young Disciples International. He is on the faculty at the Department of Architecture at Covenant University.

Odunayo Eweniyi
(Computer Engineering,

Odunayo Eweniyi (Computer Engineering, 2013) is the Chief Operations Officer and a co-founder of Piggyvest, a platform that helps individuals and businesses manage their finances effectively. Odunayo is a respected thought leader in the Fintech space and has been recognized nationally and globally. Some of her recognitions include Most Influential Young Nigerian in Science and Technology, 2019, Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 in the year 2019, Wealth and Society Asian Banker Entrepreneur of the year 2019 among others

Wadi Ben Hirki
(Accounting, 2017)

Wadi Ben Hirki (Accounting, 2017) is a Chevening Scholar and a development practitioner. She is the founder of the Wadi Ben Hirki Foundation, an NGO focused on re-igniting the hopes of the hurting especially women & children. Wadi is a 2022 European Forum Alpbach Scholar, 2021 Mandela Washington Fellow, an Ashoka changemaker Xchange Alumna, and served as a ONE Campaign champion for two years (2017-19). She was the face of the Canadian High Commission’s #SheCANLead campaign in Nigeria in 2017. In 2016, she participated in the African Union’s Regional Consultation on Human Rights, with a particular focus on women’s rights.

Pastor Emmanuel Iren
(Building Technology,

Pastor Emmanuel Iren (Building Technology, 2011) is the Lead Pastor of the Celebration Church with branches in major cities in Nigeria, the UK and the USA. He also oversees two other ministerial expressions namely, Manifest Bible Course - an interdenominational bible training school and Triumph30 devotional – an interdenominational daily devotion platform set up to help participants develop a culture of prayer and bible study. Emmanuel is also a songwriter. He is the founder and principal songwriter for Outburst Music Group – a Christian record label committed to creating Christ-centred music.


Spiritual Growth

There’s room for everyone to serve God, kingdom service is a hallmark of our worship to God at Covenant. Join your choice service units; enjoy prayer walks with a rich atmosphere of fellowship and intimacy with God. Grow spiritually with a community of God-lovers.

Refuel & Reflect

Enjoy rich and sumptuous dishes from any of the Cafeterias on campus. Enjoy moments of connection with colleagues on your walk to classes or at the Lecture Theatre as you relish the luscious greenery of our campus.

Sports & Wellness

What's your favourite sport? We've got you! Enjoy sound physical development via recreational activities that engage the body and also enhance personality development.

Christiana Ita Graduate of Petroleum Engineering | Customer Support Specialist at Cuva Tech

My five years spent at Covenant University was full of excellent learning opportunities and experiences, which added value to my life. It also gave a boost to my social life, through the wonderful people I met and how much I have learnt from them. The several opportunities made available at the university enhanced my life and learning skills. I am also grateful to the Department of Petroleum Engineering for the platform for overall development for improving my technical knowledge and for preparing me to be a corporate professional. Working with the Student Council of Covenant University was one opportunity I will forever be grateful for. My leadership, management, communication and people skills greatly improved. I worked with the most intelligent set of people and it helped me become a better team player. I applaud this world-class university for its conducive and serene learning environment. I must confess that the journey through Covenant University was worth it.

Stanley Chileke Graduate of Banking and Finance | 2018/2019 Chair, Student Council

Covenant University will forever remain my reference point Covenant University will forever remain my reference point for where to learn how to be successful with the fervent teachings of our father in faith, Dr. David Oyedepo. He gave me life-changing words and those words will forever ring in my heart as I journey on in life. Covenant University has made me live prepared. Covenant University made me aware that I am fully responsible for my life. To all the younger generation, if you are looking for just a university, check elsewhere, but if you are looking for a life-long learning university, come to Covenant University. I came to Covenant University in 2015 as one, but left as a thousand. Glory to God!

Ufuoma Oghuvwu Graduate of Political Science and International Relations | Senior Programs Associate, EiE Nigeria

Covenant University gave me some of my best people till date and in them I have found friends, family, mentors, purpose partners, etc. I would always be grateful for them. Looking back, I believe those activities prepared me for well-grounded life even though it did not always feel that way while in school. I had a good time in school and I actually enjoyed my 4 years in school. Coming from a christian secondary school, it was not so new to me hearing about God in school but in Covenant, I got to experience a knowledge of God I had never had before. I still go back to my TTG notes and my convocation thanksgiving sermon note till today because in them are invaluable lessons I pray to never lose sight of. I know CU graduates are known for having good work ethics but I feel this is a major highlight for me because it is my reality. The ability to combine various deliverables and strive to excel at them all is something I learnt while in school. I remember juggling my education, extra-curricular activities, tutoring students and serving in church while in school without it affecting my main aim of being in school.

Anjolaoluwa Adesina Graduate of Architecture | 3D Generalist & Interior designer

Covenant University I must say will forever be a great and positive influence in my life. My four-year stay in this institution really taught me a lot about life. It helped me develop a positive attitude towards work and discover more about myself. From the university's core values, my life has been moulded into the great person I am today. My spiritual life has grown tremendously; responsibility, integrity, diligence and possibility mentality have become my personal values. Words of wisdom from my dear Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo and the University Chaplains would forever be treasured in my heart. All my lecturers were approachable and willing to help in various ways. The university gave me the opportunity to meet different people with awesome personalities, who have impacted my life positively. I am so blessed and favoured to be a product of this great institution. Thank you.

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Here are some questions parents and prospects have asked us in time past, sure you find them helpful

Covenant University does not have agents or representatives to process admission. Please do not use any third-party agent in processing applications. In the same vein, the University does not use personal account numbers to make payments for the application form, acceptance fee, school fees or any other payments. Furthermore, the University does not send application forms individually to candidates via personal email or text message. The call for admission is open publicly and accessible on the University website only. As a result, a candidate must log in to the Covenant University admission portal to fill out the application form when the admission portal is opened. Lastly, the University does not assume legal liability for the use of any such third party, money paid to such individual’s account or any omission committed as a result of the use of the third party.

The minimum admission age for Covenant University is 15 years as of matriculation, which falls in November every year.

Yes, Covenant University conducts post-UTME screening for new students which is called Covenant University Scholastic Aptitude Screening (CUSAS). After submitting your application, you’ll be able to book your screening date and attend either virtually or physically.

No, you don’t. Application forms are only available for purchase and submission online on the University website. Please visit the Admission website to get started here.

Please note that past questions are not available; we do not endorse any merchant disguising to sell post-UTME past questions of the University. The questions are as intuitive as other examinations already sat for by the candidates.

Yes, you can, please visit the UTME portal to do this, however, you can wait till you get a provisional admission offer before doing this.

Presently, we don’t. However, plans are on the way for the commencement of the colleges of law and medicine respectively. Be rest assured to get notified via the University website.

A godly character, complaint with the core values and the University rules and regulations. For example, at Covenant University, students dress corporately and decently. There is zero tolerance for behaviours that do not portray royalty and godliness. Fighting, stealing, assault, theft, violence, and examination malpractice are forbidden among students. Please see the Student Handbook for more details.

The minimum entry requirement for undergraduate programmes in Covenant University is the possession of credit level passes in 5 subjects at the Ordinary Level examination of WAEC/NECO/NABTEB/IGCSE. The subjects must include English Language and Mathematics. These must have been obtained at not more than two sittings. There are other requirements that may be specific to a College and/or a Programme. Please refer to the Prospectus.

Fees are relatively affordable when compared with the value and quality we provide. However, fees differ slightly across the programmes. The fees are published annually before the commencement of a new session on our website, please be on the lookout for it. Click here to see the fee structure for the last session.

No, we don’t because of the curated style of our training model; it is best started from the foundation -100 level.

The Realistic Institutional Admittable Minimum UTME Scores (RIAMUS) generally known as Cut-off Mark for this year’s admission cycle into Covenant University is yet to be released. Please be on the look out.

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