Why Study At Covenant?

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

Covenant University is one of the leading universities in Africa found on Christian Mission Ethos. Born and driven by a vision to raise a new generation of leaders and to reinstate the dignity of the black race, the University is committed to remain at the cutting-edge of learning that is based on enlightening the Total Man.

The university has four colleges, mostly dedicated towards vocational studies: The College of Business and Social Sciences; College of Leadership and Development Studies; College of Engineering, and the College of Science and Technology.

Covenant University has had a rapid rise in reputation in the decade and a half it has been operating. The Nigerian Universities Commission named it the best private university in Nigeria in its 2021 rankings and the 2nd best university overall.

Why Study at Covenant University


Facilities at Covenant University include its large three storey library, known as the Centre for Learning Resources. The 10 halls of residence on campus can accommodate over 9,000 students. 

As a Covenant University student, you will learn and live in Africa with Africans, build capacity as a leader with the ability to look at today's actions differently, rethink your assumptions about the future, gain insights into how to best approach unforeseeable challenges and address the myriad problems facing humanity.

Why Study at Covenant University


Degree programmes at Covenant University are all-encompassing.  The University developed custom-built courses to specially package the student and deliver him to his world upon graduation, as an agent of change, set to take charge of his environment and break the barriers of limitation confronting our nation and continent at large. These custom-built courses include the Towards a Total Graduate (TTG), Entrepreneurial Development Studies (EDS), Total Man Concept (TMC), and Certificate in Leadership Development (CLD).


  • Affiliate Membership of MIT’s Higher-Education @ J-WEL

  • African Development Bank’s Center of Excellence and partner on the Coding for employment project (2018)

  • First Nigerian University to win NAFSA’s Global fellows Award (2018)

  • Best Delegate Award for the 2018 United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA, New York)

  • Best Position Paper Award for General Assembly 1(GA1).

  • The only African-based institution qualified for the US National Science Foundation (NSF) Material and Data Science (MATDAT) Hackathon 2018

  • Robust International Linkages with over 50 top-ranked global Institutions across Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. E.g., MIT, Sciences Po, Centrale Nantes, University of Johannesburg.



  • Alumni network with more than 10,000 engaged members in more than 50 countries.

  • Exclusive alumni platform and job opportunities

  • More than 15% Alumni are Entrepreneurs (Job Creators)

  • Graduates Excel as Ivy League Postgraduate students

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Covenant University has had a rapid rise in reputation in the decade and a half it has been operating. The Nigerian Universities Commission named it the best private university in Nigeria in its 2021 rankings and the 2nd best university overall.

  • Covenant Ranks 401 - 600 in 2021 THE SDGs Impact Rankings to Emerge First in Nigeria (Times Higher Education THEWUR2021)
  • Covenant Best Nigerian University in Global Subject Rankings 2021
  • Covenant Ranks 2nd Best in 2021 Webometrics Rankings among Nigerian Universities
  • Covenant Africa’s Best World Class Private Varsity of the Decade in Quality Education
  • Covenant First African University to Win the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) Award in 9 Years, under the Whole Systems Approach with her PET City Bricks Submission.
  • Covenant University ranks 401 - 500 in the world (THEWUR2020)
  • Ranks No. 4 University in Africa (Times Higher Education THEWUR2020)
  • Ranks No. 1 University in West Africa (Times Higher Education THEWUR2020)
  • Covenant remains Best Private Varsity in Quality Education
  • Covenant Bags Gold Medals at 2020 World Creativity Olympic
  • Covenant Emerged Best Nigerian Varsity in Association of Professional Women in Engineering (APWEN) Projects Contest (2020)
  • Covenant Wins Enactus National Championship 2 Years in a Row (2019, 2020)
  • Covenant emerges Best Research Institution in Nigeria!
  • Covenant Researcher Leads Top 500 in Nigeria
  • Covenant Dominant in Scival's Top 500 Nigeria Authors’ Ranking
    World Bank, AAU, NUC approve Covenant’s Africa Centre of Excellence Team
  • Covenant Blazes the Trail again, Ranks Top 200 among World’s Young Universities
  • Covenant Graduate Bagged Presidential Award for Outstanding National Service (2019)
  • Covenant Best Entrepreneurship Development University of the Year 2019
  • AfDB Launches Coding for Employment Centre in Covenant
Covenant is the university with the most employable graduates in Nigeria

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