About us



img To project our unique blend of academics and culture to the outside world, host international students and foster viable collaborations.

  • To engage the students of the University of Lagos and faculty staff in possible educational and research experiences internationally;

  • To facilitate the integration of international students and scholars into the University of Lagos world of knowledge; and

  • To provide information and access to the University og Lagos academic expertise for the benefit of communities, Africa, in particular and the world in general.

Office of IRPP

The establishment of the University of Lagos in 1962, pursuant to the recommendations of the Ashby Commission signaled the beginning of an urban university, set to make its mark in professional disciplines such as law, medicine, engineering and accounting, aside from the other regular areas such as science, the humanities and social sciences. In the last fifty-two years of its establishment, the University of Lagos has played a pioneering role of bridging the gap between town and gown in Nigeria. In order to sustain a global reputation, UNILAG consistently seeks active collaboration with international institutions for various purposes which include: students and staff exchange programmes and curriculum development, joint conferences, research collaboration and others.

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) established the Office of International Relations, Partnerships and Prospects (IRPP) with the aim of promoting collaboration and linkages with foreign institutions and agencies. The Office explores and creates the opportunity for students and staff to complete their Degrees, Post-Graduate Degrees, Ph.D. and post-doctoral programmes abroad, sometimes at a reduced cost as agreed by partnering Universities who sometimes grant scholarships. Again, our first class students are given opportunities to work as graduate assistants while studying for their M.Phil/Ph.D. for those interested in the academic profession.

The City of Lagos

Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria, is steeped in history and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Lagos was declared the British Colony and capital of Nigeria in 1914 and since then, the city has maintained its status as the centre of civilisation in Nigeria, even after Abuja was declared the Federal Capital Territory in 1979. With a population of well over 18 million, Lagos is currently estimated to be the second fastest growing city in Africa (7th fastest in the world). Lagos, traditionally and locally referred to as Eko, remains the economic and financial capital of Nigeria. Overviewing the Lagos Lagoon is the University of Lagos.

Top Lagos Attractions

  • National Arts Theatre, Iganmu

  • Lekki Urban Forest & Animal Sanctuary, Lekki

  • Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki

  • Black Heritage Museum, Badagry

  • Kalakuta Republic Museum, Ikeja

  • Freedom Park, Lagos Island

  • Bar Beach, Victoria Island

  • Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island

  • Nike Gallery, Lekki