HND to BSc Conversion Universities in Nigeria (UPDATED LIST)

Last Updated on November 24, 2019 by Ope Quadri

Do you know that you can convert your HND to Bsc or any other university first degree of your choice?

Also known as a top-up programme, we’ve compiled the list of universities in Nigeria where you can upgrade your HND to BSc in order to stop all forms of discrimination at the workplace.

Practically, HND holders have repeatedly shown that they are more technically equally than their counterparts with University degree.

Unfortunately, it seems no one cares about at the labour market. In this post, we’ve compiled the list of HND conversion universities in Nigeria.

Tips about converting HND to BSc Programme

1. Steer clear of any advert which claims that you can convert HND to BSc within three months. It’s FAKE!

2. HND conversion is run as a part-time programme at Nigerian universities

3. HND conversion is also known as Top-Up degree programme

4. It is better to run the top-up programme in Nigerian universities than study centre of some of the foreign university whose authenticity is doubtful.

5. Beware of dubious individuals who pose as university agents.

6. Some of the information you need about top-up HND conversion programme can be found on the official portal of the university that runs such programme.


  • HND lower credit and above
  • Sometimes, O’level depending on the institution.

The good news…

We have more than a dozen of universities in Nigeria that run top-up HND conversion programme.

Some of them, have study centres spread across the country for easy accessibility while more universities are jumping on board to run the programme. See the full list below:

HND Conversion Universities in Nigerian (HND to BSc)

List universities that convert Higher National Diploma to Bachelor of Science in Nigeria are:

  • University of Lagos
  • Saint Monica University (SMU), Cameroon
  • Lagos State University
  • University Of Ibadan
  • Kwara State University
  • Alhikmah University
  • Babcock University
  • Federal University Oye-Ekiti
  • Ajayi Crowther University
  • Ignatius AJuru University Of Education
  • Haute Ecole de Gestion et de Technologie (HEGT) University, Benin republic
  • Bells University Of Technology
  • Delta State University
  • Wesley University

University of Lagos

Popularly known as UNILAG, the University has eight courses ready for conversion to BSc in the following courses: Marketing, Economics, Public Administration and Banking and Finance.

Others include Accounting, Business Administrations, Insurance and Secretariat Administration.

In one of our posts, find more details about UNILAG HND conversion.

Saint Monica University

Also known as SMU, Saint Monica University is Cameroonian higher institution which has offices in Calabar, Lagos and Ikom.

SMU has two courses for conversion, they are:

  • Registered Nursing to Degree
  • Lab Technician

Lagos State University

At LASU, the top-up programme is available in the following courses:

  • Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

More details about HND conversion at LASU can be found HERE

University Of Ibadan

This programme is available on all courses. However, it is done through a Direct Entry programme.
Applicants with Upper credit during their HND programme can apply for the University of Ibadan Direct Entry programme.

Such applicants will be admitted to 300L,

Kwara State University

At KWASU this programme runs for six semesters in a select few courses. Candidates are issued BSc at the end of their programme. You can find an in-depth analysis of the programme in one of our posts.

Alhikmah University

Another HND conversion university is Al-Hikmah, one of the cheapest private universities in Nigeria,

Within two years, you’re done. For requirements and tuition fees, check out our post on Al-Hikmah University Topup HND/BSc conversion programme

Babcock University

Babcock is one of the HND Conversion Universities in the following courses: Accounting, Business Administration, Political Science and Public Administration.

Others are Banking and Finance, Computer Science and Mass Communication.

Federal University Oye-Ekiti

FUOYE is well known for this programme. The programme isn’t exclusive for HND holders, it is also designed for those who want to remedy their first-degree result e.g someone with a Pass or 3rd Class.

Ajayi Crowther University

Ajayi Crowther University is also an institution offering an HND conversion programme in Nigeria.

Duration: 3 years

Ignatius AJuru University Of Education

IUAE is among HND Conversion Universities in Nigeria. A source told InfomediaNG that the top-up programme lasts for a year at IUAE.

Haute Ecole de Gestion et de Technologie (HEGT) University, Benin republic

In the Republic of Benin is HEGT which runs a programme in a top-up degree programme in the following courses: Accounting and Finance, Theater Arts, Business Administration and Electrical Electronics Engineering.

Others include Human Resource Management, Marketing and Psychology.

Bells University Of Technology

Another HND Conversion University in Nigeria is Bells University. It isn’t limited to HND alone, a 3rd graduate can also apply to graduate with higher grades.

Delta State University

Available courses at DELSU for HND conversion programme are Fine and Applied Arts, Marketing, Banking and Finance, Accounting, Business Administration and Mass Communication.

Others include Engineering, Computer Science, and Office Technology Management.

We’ll keep updating this list, however, you drop the name of Nigerian universities that run HND Conversion top-up degree programme.

12 thoughts on “HND to BSc Conversion Universities in Nigeria (UPDATED LIST)”

  1. Thanks for your post,it really gave me a lot of insight to this program and how it is run but my course of study is not here.
    I studied estate manage and valuation but no University running top up program on your list offer it.
    Please,can a research be made for me.

  2. Olumide Shotunde

    Good morning…I want to make an enquiry about Ekiti State University….I know of about 4 annexes in Lagos…,I want to confirm whether it is legit before venturing into it

  3. Sir, pls. Iam sunny from Benue, which of these universities run online conversion? I want to join the program. My email is I want to convert my hnd marketing to bsc marketing. Kwasu will be close I think. Thanks.

    1. None of them runs a complete online class at the moment. You’ll have to be on campus unfortunately all schools are closed. Wait till covid-19 pandemic is sorted out.

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