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Kano State indigenes can now apply for this fully funded scholarship offered by the Al-Istiqama University in Sumaila which is in collaboration with the A. A RANO Foundation Nigeria.

Al-Istiqamah University is one of the Nigerian tertiary institutions granted a license to operate as a private University by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

In this article, we shall cover the eligibility requirements, fees, courses, and how to apply to this Nigerian scholarship award, we shall also talk about how to gain admission to this University.

So take your time to read through the contents.

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What is The Al-Istiqamah Scholarship

The Al-Istiqamah Scholarship is one of the fully fully-funded scholarships in Nigeria offered by The Al-Istiqamah University in partnership with the A. A RANO Foundation to Kano State indigenes.

Al-Istiqamah University is one of the Nigerian tertiary institutions granted a license to operate as a private University by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Available Programmes Offered At The Al-Istiqamah University

The university has three faculties and offers fifteen courses which include:

  1. Faculty Of Arts, Social And Management Sciences 
  • Sc. Accounting
  • Sc. Taxation
  • Sc. Entrepreneurship Studies
  • Sc. Economics
  • Sc. Political Science
  • A. Islamic Studies

2. Faculty Of Science And Computing. 

  • Sc. Biology
  • Sc. Chemistry
  • Sc. Mathematics
  • Sc. Computer Science
  • Sc. Software Engineering
  • Sc. Physics with Electronics

3. Faculty Of Basic Health Sciences 

  • N.Sc. Nursing
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Sc. Public Health Science


  • Programs in the Faculties of Arts, Social and Management Sciences, Computer and Computing are of eight semesters.
  • The two programs in the Faculty of Basic Health Sciences, Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science are of a duration of 10 semesters each, while B.Sc. Public Health is eight semesters.
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Eligibility Requirements for the Al-Istiqamah Scholarship

In other to apply for this scholarship program, first determine if you are eligible, so you don’t spend time during something that wouldn’t be productive.

Some of the requirements for this Al-Istiqamah scholarship program includes:

  • Applicant must be a Kano indigene residing in Nigeria
  • Applicants should possess not less than five O’level credits in not more than two sittings
  • The applicant should have written Jamb test for the study of any of the above courses
  • Applicants should provide a valid email address and GSM number

How to Apply for Al-Istiqamah Scholarship

If you are eligible based on the requirements, then Click here and upload your

  • Bio-data
  • Full address (including functional emails and telephone)
  • Academic records


Applicants should submit these details on or before Wednesday 26th May.

For Screening, Successful Candidates will be contacted through their email addresses for screening and recommendation to the University for admission.

Advice on how to win the Al-Istiqamah Scholarship

  • Carefully check the details you are providing for the application.
  • Avoid multiple applications; your application can be canceled.
  • Early application is key; one of the success secrets of these scholarship beneficiaries is that they applied earlier.
  • Prepare for the opportunity with faith, get past questions and answers, and study from your successors.
  • Get a mentor: Find someone who has the experience and reach out to them for assistance, experience is always the best teacher, leverage from their experience.

Frequently Asked Question About Al-Istiqamah Scholarship.

What is the Al-Istiqamah University Jamb Cut-Off Mark?

To gain admission into the Al-Istiqamah University, applicants must score a minimum of 140 points at UTME as mandated by JAMB and should also meet other requirements stipulated by it.

How much is Al Istiqama school fees?

Al-Istiqama University Tuition Fee for Freshers and Continuing Students as at 2021/2022 Academic Session is ₦170,000. However, these prices can change.

I am not a Kano Indigene, Can I Apply?

No, this award is strictly for students from Kano state who are indigenes.

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How Many Courses Does The University Offer?

The Al-Istiqama University offers fifteen courses in its three faculties.

How to Apply for Al-Istiqama University?

Applicants should:

  • Visit JAMB for change of institution and choose Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila as their first choice and
  • Visit to fill the application form and pay a non-refundable fee of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000) only and submit.

Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila will not entertain any payment outside its stipulated website; applicants should please pay attention.

Application Guidelines for Al-Istiqama University

Step 1: Account Activation

  • Click on New Application.
  • Enter your name, and a valid phone number (ensure that it is your phone number for it will be used in subsequent communication with you). You will be redirected to the login page.

Step 2Log in

  • Use your phone number (The one you entered earlier) as your Username as well as password.
  • A successful login will take you to the welcome page.

Step 3:Fees Payment

Confirm your information on the page and proceed to select a payment method. After a successful payment, you would proceed to fill out your application form.

You are required to enter your personal information including your names and other relevant information.

A valid phone number is required which is going to be the primary communication medium in regards to your application.

Step 4:Choice Of Program

You are required to select the choice of your program of study from the list of available courses offered by the Al-Istiqama University

Step 5:Educational Qualification

  • You are expected to enter not more than two sittings of O’level Examination results
  • You are expected to enter grade details of relevant O’level results (SSCE/WAEC etc)
  • You are also required to specify the center number and exam number of all the results you have entered.

Step 6:Uploading Passport

You are required to upload your recent passport photograph that is very clear and with a plain background. The picture should be a JPEG format and not more than 150kb in size.

Step 7:Application Submission

After filling in all the necessary information, you should submit the application by clicking on the ‘Submit application’ button.

Before the final submission of the application, cross-check to ensure all the information is correct. This is because the information cannot be updated after submission.

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Step 8:Printing Of Application

After the successful submission of the application, your application page is displayed.

The phone number is your Application ID as well as your login username. Click on Print Application to print it.

STEP 9:Screening Centre

Before your application can be processed:

  • You must attend the screening in person.
  • You are required to present the originals of your relevant credentials (O’ level results, /acknowledgment slip, or A’level results applicable.
  • Photocopies of all results presented will be submitted at the center.
  • You are to submit a photocopy of the indigene letter, certificate of birth/declaration of age.

Step 10:Application Status

The Admin from Al-Istiqama University will contact you via SMS on your phone for the date, time, and venue of the screening.

DeadlineNot Specified.

We look forward to receiving your application; please visit for guidance. For further inquiries please contact

Muhammad Ibn Abdullahi, Ph.D., mcasson, CCN
Planning and Implementation Committee (PIC).



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