Where is Bowen University Located? What Are Their Courses and School Fees?

Sited at Iwo in Osun State, Nigeria, Bowen University is one of the top private universities in Nigeria. The institution of higher learning was established on the 17th of July 2001, commencing academic activities a few months later, on the 4th of November 2002. Students of Bowen are exposed to a plethora of courses under different faculties, ranging from agriculture to education, law, and a whole lot more.

Being a privately owned institution of higher learning, the fees payable at Bowen University are on the high side. In fact, the University has always been mentioned among the most expensive tertiary institutions in Nigeria. However, the fees you pay at Bowen are highly dependent on your course of study, since all the courses have their individual fees.

History Of Bowen University

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The Nigerian Baptist Convention founded Bowen University on the 17th of July 2001. After they got approval from the Federal Government of Nigeria to establish the institution of higher learning, the National University Commission subsequently licensed it to operate as a full-fledged university in the country.

On the 22nd of August 2001, the university authorities (Nigerian Baptist Convention) inaugurated a Provisional Governing Council with Professor J.T. Okedara functioning as Vice-Chancellor while Mr. E. A. Lawale became the Registrar.

On the 4th of November 2002, academic activities commenced at Bowen University with just 500 students admitted into the existing faculties; Agriculture, Science Education, Science, and Social and Management Sciences. By 2017, Bowen could boast of 5,000 students, and the next year in 2018, it floated a radio station.

All About The Location of Bowen University

The Baptist founded institution of higher learning is located in the South-Western part of Nigerian, precisely at Iwo in Osun State. The university is sited on a hill just outside Iwo city on the old 1,300-acre campus of the Baptist College; this is the religious organization’s teacher-training institution.

The institution’s College of Health Sciences is cited in a couple of locations. The first campus is at Iwo, Osun State, while the second one can be found at Ogbomosho in Oyo State; this is the campus for the Teaching Hospital, as well as College Administration.

Locating the main campus of Bowen University at Iwo in Osun State is very easy as the institution is close to a few landmarks. Its closest landmark is the Oluwo Palace. An old palace, representing the rich culture and heritage of the Iwo people. Further down the road is another pointer, Fesu Community Town Hall.

Bowen University Courses

Like other private universities in the same category, Bowen University offers a plethora of courses under its numerous faculties. From Medicine to Agriculture and Humanities, the courses available at Bowen are many, thus it is left for candidates to make their choice, depending on their varying qualifications. Below are the faculties and courses under them;

Faculty of Agriculture

The faculty of Agriculture at Bowen University has four separate departments

  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension; This consists of Agricultural Extension & Rural Development and Agricultural Economics & Farm Management.
  • Department of Animal Science and Fisheries Management; This is another option offered by the Faculty of Agriculture.
  • Department of Environmental Management and Crop Production; This department presents candidates with a couple of undergraduate degree options – Forestry and Environmental Technology (FET) and Crop Production and Soil Management (CRP). Also, it offers two postgraduate programs for master’s and doctorate degrees in both Crop Protection and Environmental Management Control
  • Department of Food Science and Technology; In 2015, NUC held a resource verification accreditation at Bowen for this program option, and there, they approved Nutrition and Dietetics to be studied as a program under this department

Faculty of Education

The faculty of Education at Bowen University is also made up of four departments;

Department of Curriculum Studies and Educational Foundations

This has several programs including;

  • Education / English
  • Business Education
  • Education / Religious Studies (Christian)
  • Music Education
  • Education Management
  • Economics Education
  • Education Foundation and Curriculum Studies
  • Department of Science Education
  • Education / Chemistry
  • Biology Education
  • Education / Physics

Department of Library and Information Science

  • Library and Information Science

Faculty of Law

In collaboration with the National University Commission, the Council of Legal Education put its stamp of approval on Bowen University’s Faculty of Law to offer the Bachelor of Law (LL.B), churning out graduates that are deemed eligible for the Nigerian Law School. The departments under the faculty of Law include;

  • Department of Public and International Law
  • Department of Private and Commercial Law

College of Health Sciences

In Bowen University, the College of Health Sciences is made up of three distinct Faculties, include:

  • Basic Medical & Health Science
  • Basic Clinical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences

The Basic Medical & Health Sciences faculty is located at Iwo with the following; Departments of Anatomy; Physiology; Nursing Science, Public Health Physiotherapy, and Medical Laboratory Science. Both the Clinical Sciences Faculties and Basic Clinical Sciences are domiciled at Ogbomoso.

The Basic Clinical Sciences consists of – Departments of Haematology & Blood Transfusion; Medical Microbiology & Parasitology, Chemical Pathology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, and Anatomic Pathology.

Lastly, Bowen University’s Clinical Sciences faculty have the following departments – Departments of Family Medicine, Surgery, Community Medicine, Paediatrics, Medicine, and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Also included are the Department of Medicine and Surgery, Department of Physiology, Departments of Anatomy, Department of Physiotherapy, and Department of Nursing Science.

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at Bowen can boast of these departments

  • Biological Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry & Industrial Chemistry
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Physics and Solar Energy

Faculty of Humanities

Established in 2011, the institution’s Faculty of Human Sciences has a total of four departments including;

  • Department of Communication and Performing Arts; this comes with three distinct units; Communication Arts, Theatre Arts, and Music.
  • Department of English
  • Department of History and International Studies
  • Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

The Faculty of Social And Management Sciences

Also known as SMS, Bowen University’s Faculty of Social and Management Sciences is among its biggest faculties with the following departments;

  • Departments of Accounting and Finance
  • Departments of Business Administration
  • Departments of Economics
  • Departments of Mass Communication.
  • Departments of Sociology
  • Departments of Political Science and Diplomatic Studies
  • Departments of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management

Fees For Freshers at Bowen University

Candidates who have been offered provisional admission into the various faculties at Bowen University are expected to pay the under-listed fees for tuition, accommodation, and others.

Faculty of Agriculture

These are the fees payable by 100 level students for the four departments under the faculty of Agriculture

Agricultural Economics and Farm Management

  • Academic Fees – N305, 000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N127,900
  • Total – N592,900

Food Science and Technology

  • Academic fees – N345,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N133,900
  • Bench fee – N20, 000
  • Total – N658,000

Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Academic fees – N305, 000
  • Accommodation – N1600, 000
  • Other fees – N129,900
  • Bench fee – N20,000
  • Total – N614,900

Animal Science and Fisheries Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Crop Production and Soil Management, 

  • Academic fees – N305,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N127,900
  • Total – N592,900

Faculty of Humanities Communication Arts, English, History and International Studies

  • Academic fees – N420,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N227,400
  • Total – N807,400

Theatre Arts, Music

  • Academic fees – N305,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N190,900
  • Total – N680,900

Religious Studies

  • Academic fees – N55,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N190,000
  • Total – N405, 900

Faculty of Science and Science Education

This faculty houses several departments and their fees for 100 level are listed below;

Biochemistry, Microbiology

  • Academic fees – N420, 000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N227,000
  • Bench fee – N20,000
  • Total – N829,400

Pure and Applied Biology

  • Academic fees – N305,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N215,000
  • Total – N680,000

Chemistry

  • Academic fees – N305,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N217, 000
  • Bench Fee – N20,000
  • Total – N702,900

Industrial Chemistry

  • Academic fees – N420, 000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N227,000
  • Bench fee – N20,000
  • Total – N829,400

Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Academic fees – N420, 000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N227,000
  • Bench fee – N20,000
  • Total – N829,400

Mathematics, Statistics

  • Academic fees – N305,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N215,000
  • Total – N680,000

Physics and Solar Energy

  • Academic fees – N420,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N227,400
  • Total – N807,400

Faculty of Social and Management Science

This comprises of – Accounting Banking and Finance/ Economics/ Business Administration/ Mass Communications / International Relations/Sociology, Political Science/Personnel Management and Industrial Relations

  • Academic fees – N420,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N227,400
  • Total – N807,400

Faculty of Law

This is the faculty that offers LLB Law; its fees for 100 level are;

Law

  • Academic fees – N615,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N264,000
  • Bench fee – N180,000
  • Total – N1,219,900

College of Health Sciences

This is where you get the medical, nursing, and physiotherapy students and their freshers pay these fees;

Department of Anatomy, Department of Physiology

  • Academic fees – N420,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N228,400
  • Bench fee – N10,000
  • Total – N818,400

Nursing and Nursing Science

  • Academic fees – N520,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N251,900
  • Bench fee – N145,000
  • Total – N1,076,900

Physiotherapy

  • Academic fees – N420,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N228,000
  • Bench fee – N120,000
  • Total – N939,400

Medicine and Surgery (Pre-Clinical)

  • Academic fees – N900,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N353,000
  • Bench fee – N785,000
  • Total – N2,199,450

Faculty of Education

The fees for students in Education are listed below

Library and Information Science (DE)

  • Academic fees – N220,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N119,400
  • Total – N499,400

Other Education Courses (DE)

  • Academic fees – N195,000
  • Accommodation – N160,000
  • Other fees – N116,900
  • Total – N471,900.

Fees For 200 Level Students at Bowen University

Returning students at level 200 are expected to pay these amounts, depending on their respective department;

Faculty of Agriculture

Agricultural Economics and Farm Management

  • Academic Fees – N305,000
  • Total – N565,000

Food Science and Technology

  •  Academic fees – N345,000
  • Total – N628,000

Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Academic fees – N305, 000
  • Total – N586,000

Animal Science and Fisheries Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Crop Production and Soil Management

  • Academic fees – N305,000
  • Total – N565,000

Faculty of Humanities Communication Arts, English, History and International Studies

  • Academic fees – N420,000
  • Total – N686,700

Theatre Arts, Music

  • Academic fees – N305,000
  • Total – N565,000

Religious Studies

  • Academic fees – N95,000
  • Total – N345, 000

Faculty of Science and Science Education

Biochemistry, Microbiology

  • Academic fees – N420, 000
  • Total – N707,700

Pure and Applied Biology

  • Academic fees – N305,000
  • Total – N565,950

Chemistry

  • Academic fees – N305,000
  • Total – N586,950

Industrial Chemistry

  • Academic fees – N420,000
  •  Total – N707,000

Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Academic fees – N420,000
  • Total – N707,000

Mathematics, Statistics

  • Academic fees – N305,000
  • Total – N565,950

Physics and Solar Energy

  • Academic fees – N420,000
  • Total – N686,700

Faculty of Social and Management Science

Accounting Banking and Finance/ Economics/Business Administration/ Mass Communications /International Relations/Sociology, Political Science/ Personnel Management and Industrial Relations

  • Academic fees – N420,000
  • Total – N686,700

Faculty of Law

Law

  • Academic fees – N615,000
  • Bench fee – N180,000
  • Total – N1,080,450

College of Health Sciences

Department of Anatomy, Department of Physiology

  • Academic fees – N420,000
  • Total – N697,200

Nursing and Nursing Science

  • Academic fees – N420,000
  • Bench fee – N245,000
  • Total – N943,000

Physiotherapy

  • Academic fees – N420,000
  • Bench fee – N120,000
  • Total – N812,700

Medicine and Surgery (Pre-Clinical)

  • Academic fees – N895,000
  • Bench fee – N771,000
  • Total – N1,995,000

Faculty of Education

  • Library and Information Science (DE)
  • Academic fees – N220, 000
  • Total – N476,700

Other Education Courses (DE)

  • Academic fees – N195,000
  • Total – N450,000

Fees For 300 – 600 Level Students of Bowen University

Returning 300 to 600 level students should pay the fees below

Faculty of Agriculture

Agricultural Economics and Farm Management

  • Academic Fees – N290,000
  • Total – N524,000

Food Science and Technology

  • Academic fees – N330,000
  • Total – N584,000

Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Academic fees – N290, 000
  • Total – N544,000

Animal Science and Fisheries Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Crop Production and Soil Management, 

  • Academic fees – N290,000
  • Total – N524,000

Faculty of Humanities Communication Arts, English, History and International Studies

  • Academic fees – N400,000
  • Total – N634,000

Theatre Arts, Music

  • Academic fees – N290,000
  • Total – N524,000

Religious Studies

  • Academic fees – N85,000
  • Total – N319, 000

Faculty of Science and Science Education

Biochemistry, Microbiology

  • Academic fees – N400, 000
  • Total – N654,000

Pure and Applied Biology

  • Academic fees – N290,000
  • Total – N524,000

Chemistry

  • Academic fees – N290,000
  • Total – N549,000

Industrial Chemistry

  • Academic fees – N400,000
  • Total – N644,000

Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Academic fees – N400,000
  • Total – N654,000

Mathematics, Statistics

  • Academic fees – N290,000
  • Total – N524,000

Physics and Solar Energy

  • Academic fees – N400,000
  • Total – N634,000

Faculty of Social and Management Science

Accounting Banking and Finance/ Economics/ Business Administration/ Mass Communications /International Relations/Sociology, Political Science/ Personnel Management and Industrial Relations

  • Academic fees – N400,000
  • Total – N634,000

Faculty of Law

Law

  • Academic fees – N620,000
  • Bench fee – N160,000
  • Total – N1,004,000

College of Health Sciences

Department of Anatomy, Department of Physiology

  • Academic fees – N400,000
  • Total – N659,000

Nursing and Nursing Science

  • Academic fees – N450,000
  • Bench fee – N160,000
  • Total – N954,000

Physiotherapy

  • Academic fees – N450,000
  • Bench fee – N74,000
  • Total – N659,000

Medicine and Surgery (Pre-Clinical)

  • Academic fees – N835,000
  • Bench fee – N74,000
  • Total – N1,750,000

Medicine and Surgery (Clinical)

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  • Academic fees – N450,000
  • Accommodation – N230,000
  • Other fees – N200,000
  • Health care – N74, 000
  • Total – N954,500

Faculty of Education

Library and Information Science (DE)

  • Total – N454,000

Other Education Courses (DE)

  • Academic fees – N110,000
  • Total – N429,000

Note: Never give anyone your Bowen school fees or acceptance fee, to avoid losing your hard-earned money, go to the appropriate bank and pay.

Acceptance Fee For Incoming Students at Bowen University

Compared to other Nigerian private universities of similar ilk, the acceptance fee payable at Bowen University is quite affordable. Candidates who have been offered provisional admission into the institution of higher learning are expected to pay the sum of N10,000 only as an indication of interest in the offer. The two modes of entry into Bowen are through UTME and DE (Direct Entry) and freshers from either of them are expected to pay an acceptance fee.

Rules About Payment at Bowen University

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When it is about fee payment, Bowen University has different rules for different levels

  • Freshers (100 Level students) are required to deposit at least 70 percent of their total fee for the session before the expiration of the first two weeks of the first semester. With this, they can go ahead to do their course registration for the semester. The remaining 30 percent must be paid within the first couple of weeks during the second semester.
  • All returning students (200 to 500 levels) are expected to pay their full fees, including accommodation and conveniences.
  • The full fees for the returning students ought to be paid within the first couple of weeks of the second semester; this will enable them to do their course registration for the second semester.
  • Foreign students who are residents in Nigeria are expected to pay a 10 percent increment on the approved current fees. Foreign students who are resident outside the shores of Nigeria will pay a 15 percent increment on the approved current fees; this is applicable across all programs.
  • Students running clinical courses in Medicine and Surgery must pay up all relevant fees.
  • For whatever reason, Bowen University is not ready to entertain any fees refund of any form after students have made payment.
  • In the case of fees overpayment, the institution will credit the students’ accounts. Those that have not been utilized before graduation will be sorted out as the student graduates.
  • All students of Bowen University must complete their course registration for each semester on or before three weeks after the resumption. Course registration is dependent on the complete payment of all approved fees.
  • There is a penalty for those that will register after the expiration of the stipulated three weeks; the student will be charged five percent on his or her total outstanding fees, including a penalty of ₦5,000 which is tagged, late course registration fee.
  • Approved Cafeteria Services takes care of the feeding and the students Pay As They Eat (PATE).

How to Pay Fees At Bowen University

Making payment for tuition and other fees at Bowen University is easy, students of the tertiary institution can choose between completing payment online or just generating their transaction ID and proceed to any of the banks approved by the university. Payments of Bowen fees can be made by following these steps;

  • The portal address for the tertiary institution is https://eportal.bowenuniversity.edu.ng
  • Once you launch the portal, proceed to the “Student’s Portal” button and tap on it.
  • The page has a login button and you are expected to click on it.

For The Freshers (Incoming Students)

  • While processing their admission, new students provided their “Email” addresses on the admission portal; the same address should be imputed into the given field on the payment portal.
  • The provided space for “Password” should be populated with the same password used during the admission process.
  • Now, proceed to click on the “Log-in” button.

Important to note that any password used in the first log-in stage can only be temporary; once you are logged in, you must change it immediately.

For The Returning Students

  • “Username” for every returning student of Bowen University should be his or her “Matriculation Number”; this should go into the provided space.
  • In the column provided for “Password”, populate it with the matching password to your “Username”
  • Once the “Username” and “Password” are in place, proceed to tap on the “Log-in” button
  • All Students of the tertiary institution, both the new and returning ones are expected to click the button with “Back”; this will then redirect the user to the “Profile Page”

Every Student Must

  • Tap on the “Payment” button
  • Click on the button that says, “Proceed to Payment”
  • Tap on “Make Payment”
  • There is a provided space for the amount, enter the exact amount you wish to pay.
  • Choose the “Payment Method” preferred
  • Tap on the “Submit” button; this will take the user to the next page where you will generate the Transaction ID number.
  • Once the Transaction ID is generated, proceed to print it out
  • Now, navigate to the icon that says “Mode of Payment”; this is where you can select the preferred mode of payment.

Modes of Payment

For students of Bowen University, the available modes of payment provided by the institution are just two in number, they include;

  • PayChoice
  • EbillsPay

PayChoice

Any student that wishes to pay by PayChoice can do so by following the steps listed below

  • First Step: Copy your generated transaction ID
  • 2nd Step: Click on the provided link
  • 3rd Step: Tap the “Proceed” button
  • 4th Step: Move to the university’s provided banks where you can make the payment
  • 5th Step: OR Navigate to “Payment Gateway” (quickteller.com/ bowenuniversity) to make the payment.

Important to note that payments must be made via the “Paychoice” under “PayDirect”. Besides, candidates are expected to take their generated Transaction ID along with them to the bank.

EbillsPay

On the other hand, students who do not wish to pay through PayChoice can decide to make their payment through EbillsPay. If you fall under this category, you can do so by leveraging these steps.

  • 1st Step: Copy your generated transaction ID
  • 2nd Step: Visit any of the approved banks to effect the payment

Important to note that payment must be made using “Ebills”. Candidates are expected to take their generated Transaction ID along with them to the bank.

Steps to Take After Payment

After they have succeeded in making payment, students of the tertiary institution should de the following;

  • Go back to Bowen University portal to complete all other required processes
  • Once everything is in place, click “View Payment”
  • Select the “Payment Type” made
  • Click on the print button to get a printout of your payment receipt
  • With your payment receipt printed out, present it to the bursary for clearance

Every student of Bowen University should visit the university’s student portal to confirm their profile. If there is a need to make corrections or add new details, the affected students should leverage the edit button to do so.

Completing your fee payment online has proved to be very effective but some students would prefer to just generate a transaction ID online and go to the bank to complete payment. People who wish to go by this method should first find out the names of the banks and financial institutions that Bowen University is using for fee collection.

The institution often uses Sterling Bank and Skye (Polaris) Bank for students who wish to pay with cash or bank draft. Generally, Bowen accepts payments by both credit and debit cards. In this case, the students are expected to google Quickteller online Quickteller website and click on “Undergraduate School Fees“. Proceed by clicking on the “Pay” button.

Chacha O
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