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Prospective students for the 6-year Dentistry Degree program at Bayero University Kano will be required to have a minimum of five passes at credit level in the senior secondary school certificate examination(SSCE) or West African school certificate examination(WAEC) or Equivalent including Biology, Physics, Mathematics and English. Candidates seeking for admission into level 100 must sit for the University Matriculation Examination and obtain a minimum score of 200 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Use of English. Such candidates will also be required to sit and pass the Bayero University Post UTME test to meet the matriculation requirement.

Candidates seeking for Direct Entry admission will be required to have a minimum of 12 points from IJMB. Students with Bachelor Degree in basic science are also eligible to apply for direct entry admission into BDS.


All returning and newly admitted students of the faculty are required to register with the university centrally as well as with the faculty and all departments, (and the General Studies Unit during the preclinical years). Bank Payment Schedule (BPS), Courses Registration Form (CRF) and Students Information Form (SIF) are normally collected from the Dean’s office and payments are made at the designated banks. Students are to distribute copies of their BPS, CRF and SIF to appropriate places.

All aspects of the registration exercise have to be completed and the form returned to the various units within the time specified for the registration. Defaulters will be withdrawn from the university.


All students entering the university for the first time and undergoing the first year of degree course will be required to matriculate at a formal ceremony (presided over by the Vice Chancellor), which normally takes place after the registration.

The Dean of each faculty presents students from his faculty for matriculation while the Registrar administers the matriculation oath. Students are made to solemnly undertake (swear) to observe and respect the provisions of the Bayero University law and the statutes, ordinances and regulations, which are now in force or which may be brought into force.
After matriculation no student will be allowed to register into level I and II of any programme in the faculty