Best Private Medical Schools In Nigeria

A medical school is a tertiary educational institution, or part of such an institution, that teaches medicine, and awards a professional degree for physicians and surgeons. Such medical degrees include the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Doctor of Medicine, or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Medical schools are becoming more popular in Nigeria. The medicine degree is considered prestigious, so students are more interested in medical courses. However, the cost of such medical education is more expensive than most of the other courses and the admission is more competitive. Here, we have the list of fully accredited private medical schools in Nigeria, all these schools are the parts of universities with a good reputation.

1. College Of Medicine In Afe Babalola University

Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) was established in 2009 by Aare Afe Babalola a prominent lawyer and fish farming entrepreneur from Ekiti State, Nigeria. The university has one main campus which is located in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. The campus is situated in the hilly part of the town directly opposite the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti. The campus houses 5 undergraduate colleges, a post-graduate school, conference halls, a teaching hospital for medical students, student and staff accommodation, a sporting facility, and other auxiliary services such as a cafeteria for staff and students, a laundry, a bakery, and a water processing plant. The Afe Babalola University holds a reputation for being one of the few Nigerian universities to begin academic works in the campus permanent site. However due to the requirement by the National University Commission that the school must possess a functioning teaching hospital, a memorandum of understanding with the Nigerian federal government to make use of the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State as its teaching hospital for a period of ten years beginning from October 2014. The College of Medicine and Health Sciences is known as one of the best private medical schools in the country. The college consists of such departments:


Medical Laboratory Science

Medicine and Surgery



Academic programs:

B.Sc  Anatomy

B.Sc Physiology

MBBS (Medicine and Surgery)

B.NSc (Nursing)

B.MLS (Medical Laboratory Science)

  1. Sc (Human Nutrition & Dietetics)

All the programs have the accreditation of NUC and MLSCN.

The current session was approved by such respective regulatory bodies:


Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria: Advisory Visit.

National Universities Commission: MBBS (Pre-clinical) Accreditation Visit.

National Universities Commission: Nursing (B.NSc) Accreditation Visit.Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria: MBBS (Pre-clinical) Accreditation Visit.

Fees For Medicine and Surgery Afe Babalola University

Tuition:   =N= 1,250,000

Other Fees:  =N= 1725000


2. College Of Medicine And Medical Sciences In Babcock University

Babcock University is a private Christian co-educational Nigerian university owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria. The university is located at Ilishan-Remo equidistant between Ibadan and Lagos. Enrolment was about 6,000 as of 2009. Babcock University was named after an American missionary by the name of David C. Babcock, who pioneered the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria in 1914. He was based in Erunmu in Oyo State, Nigeria. This university has one of the first and best private medical schools in Nigeria, In 2017, the university had its first set of graduates from the Ben Carson School of Medicine. The College of Health and Medical Sciences consists of the following departments:


Department of Anatomy

Degree Offered:  B.Sc. (Hons) Anatomy

Department of Physiology

Degree Offered:   B.Sc. (Hons) Physiology

Department of Biochemistry

Degree Offered:  B.Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry

Department of Nutrition & Dietetics

Degree Offered: B Sc. (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics

The courses gained the accreditation by Nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria (NMCN)

Fees For Medicine and Surgery Babcock University


Tuition:  =N=3,000,000

Other Fees:  =N=  NIL


3. College Of Medicine And Surgery In Bingham University

Bingham University located in Karu, 25 kilometers from the Federal Capital city of Nigeria Abuja, was established in 2005 by the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) as a Conventional University. It is one of the six private universities in the north and the only one established by a Christian organization. The main purpose of ECWA was to meet the daring need for high-quality Secular Education which recognizes and integrates the moral and spiritual values on which the Christian faith is founded as well as focuses on entrepreneurial studies in order to promote self-reliance among graduates of the University. The university has its permanent campus on the outskirts of Abuja (the Nigerian capital) in New Karu, Nasarawa State, and has occupied it since 3 March 2008. The University Teaching Hospital is located in Jos, Plateau (state). Accommodation for students is on campus. The institution has a College of Health Sciences, there are three programs offered in the college:


B.Sc. Anatomy

B.Sc. Physiology

Fees For Medicine and Surgery Bingham University

Tuition:  =N= 895,000

Other Fees:  =N=?


4. College Of Medicine, Bowen University

Bowen University is a private Baptist Christian Nigerian university owned and operated by the Nigerian Baptist Convention. Bowen University is located at Iwo in Osun State, Nigeria, and is housed in the old 1,300-acre campus of the Baptist College, a teacher-training institution on a hill just outside the city. The department of medicine at the university has the accreditation of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria. The private medical college provides an M.B.B.S. programme. The institution offers a department of family medicine for postgraduate students. The department has full accreditation from the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.

Fees For Medicine and Surgery Bowen University

Tuition:  =N= 2,119,250

Other Fees:  =N=?


5. College Of Medicine And Health Science In Gregory University

Gregory University was founded in 2012 and is located in Uturu, Abia State in Nigeria. It is a Private University named after Pope Gregory I. The Vice-chancellor of the university is Professor Augustine A. Uwakwe. The Vision of Gregory University is to be a world-renowned University noted for the high quality of its academic and research programme as well as its Professionals, practical, and entrepreneurial capacity development. The private Christian University provides such programmes:


MBBS Medicine & Surgery ( 6 years)

  1. Sc Human Anatomy (4 years)
  2. Sc Human Physiology (4 years)
  3. Sc Medical Biochemistry (4 years)

Fees For Medicine and Surgery Gregory University

Tuition:  =N= 1,250,000

Other Fees:  =N= 100,000


6. School Of Medicine At Igbinedion University, Okada (Iuo)

Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO) is the first private university in Nigeria, established in 1999. The University is located at Okada, headquarters of Ovia North-East Local Government Area, Edo State. The university was founded by Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion CFR, a billionaire, philanthropist, and a prominent Benin Chief. Since 1999, the medical school of the university has produced over 1,500 medical doctors. The College of Health Sciences is the most popular department of the institution. The University has recorded several landmark achievements including being the first Private University to produce medical doctors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The school provides such programmes and degrees:

Anatomy – B.Sc.

Basic medical science – B.Sc.

Biochemistry – B.Sc.

Medical laboratory science – BMLS

Nursing science – B.NSc

Physiology – B.Sc.

Fees For Medicine and Surgery

Tuition:  =N=3,000,000

Other Fees:  =N=  NIL


7. College Of Medicine In Madonna University, Elele

Founded on 10 May 1999 in Okija, Anambra State, it was established by Father Edeh. Fr Edeh had founded Our Saviour Institute of Science and Technology in Enugu the previous year. In 2004, under the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Madonna University’s main campus was moved to Elele in Rivers State. The college of medicine was established in 2001. There are such departments and faculties:


The faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

Department of Anatomy

Department of Physiology

Department of Medical Biochemistry

Faculty of Medicine

Department of Anatomical Pathology

Department of Chemical Pathology

Department of Haematology/Immunology

Department of Medical Microbiology

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Department of Paediatrics

Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Department of Community Medicine & Primary Health Care

Department of Internal Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Department of Surgery

Department of Radiography

The school of medicine works to provide students with a balanced foundation of a professional platform to prepare high educated medical doctors. The curriculum has three stages:


The pre-medical stage (pure science-based)

The pre-clinical stage (basic medical science courses)

The clinical-stage (the study of the nature of diseases)

Fees For Medicine and Surgery

Tuition:  =N=925,000

Other Fees:  =N=  NIL


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