Can I Switch From SLT to MLS -ND, HND to University Degree

Can I Switch From SLT to MLS? if yes, what are the requirements, and which universities accept switching from SLT for MLS in 2022?

So you are asking to know if you can cross from a polytechnic SLT to MLS in any Nigerian University?  Well, the shortest answer to this question is yes.

As long as tertiary education in Nigeria is taken into account, students are free to cross from one course to another. But this must be within the field of their studies.

In this article, we shall be focusing on the list of universities that accept switching from SLT for MLS from a polytechnic ND or HND to a University degree in MLS.

Read also: The only difference between Polytechnics and Universities in Nigeria

The difference between Polytechnic SLT and University MLS

What is the difference between SLT in the polytechnic and MLS in the University? SLT is mostly offered in Nigerian  Polytechnics while MLS is mostly offered in Nigerian Universities.

The polytechnic’s science laboratory technology (SLT) is the branch of medical science that handles laboratory investigations that can help in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases.

While the university’s medical laboratory science (Medlab) is a branch of biological sciences Laboratory that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disease or injury.


Medical laboratory science provides the required and key information that is suitable for diagnosis and treatment of disease or injuries and also assists in the maintenance of healthy lifestyles.

Check also: Polytechnics that offer MLS for HND here

Can I Cross From SLT to MLS?


You can easily cross from a polytechnic with ND or HND in SLT to a University to study MLS. Below are the are the transfer requirements, and the universities accept switching from SLT for MLS in 2022.

Note: before you can switch from SLT to MLS, it must be that the Polytechnic that you got your SLT Diploma is/was accredited and it is compulsory that you meet the transfer requirements. Check below.

How to Cross from Polytechnic SLT to University MLS?

There are two known and easiest methods of crossing from a polytechnic ND or HND in SLT to a University degree in MLS.

Below are the two trusted methods of switching from polytechnic SLT to university MLS in 2022 through direct entry or a postgraduate diploma:

1. Crossing through Direct Entry:

As a polytechnic ND holder in science laboratory technology (SLT), you can use your ND to switch from your polytechnic to a degree program in medical laboratory science in any University.


To do this, you have to obtain the JAMB direct entry registration form here, register, partake in the JAMB D.E exam and then apply for direct entry admission into any University of your choice.

For this to easily work out, you must have a good O’level result, have a good ND result (A’level), and also make sure that obtain the ND from a prestigious polytechnic.

2. Crossing through Postgraduate Diploma:

This option is for polytechnic HND holders in science laboratory technology (SLT). If you have gotten an HND in science laboratory technology (SLT), then this is what you need to do.

Firstly, you have to apply for a postgraduate diploma in medical laboratory science using your SLT HND, at any University of your choice.

This program usually takes between 1 to 2 years to complete and after the completion, you will obtain a Diploma in medical laboratory science which you can use to apply for a master’s program in medical laboratory science.

Check out: Polytechnics in Nigeria that accept HND for Masters

Universities that accept SLT for MLS in Nigeria

Below are 25 Universities that accept students that wants to switch from SLT for MLS in Nigeria in 2022:

  1. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  2. Niger-Delta University (NDU)
  3. Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  4. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  5. Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  6. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  7. Achievers University, Owo
  8. Igbinedion University, Okada
  9. Bayero University Kano (BUK)
  10. Afe Babalola University (ABU)
  11. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  12. University of Nigeria (UNN)
  13. Edo University, Iyamho (EUI)
  14. University of Ibadan (UI)
  15. Babcock University Ilisan-Remo Ogun
  16. Ladoke Akintola University, Osogbo
  17. Madonna University, Elele
  18. Ebonyi State University (EBSU)
  19. Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)
  20. University of Nigeria (UNN)
  21. Imo State University (IMSU)
  22. University of Calabar, (UNICAL)
  23. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (AAUE)
  24. University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
  25. and many other universities not listed here.

Finally, Can I Switch From SLT to MLS?

The answer to this question is yes!!!


But make sure you meet the entry requirements of the universities you are switching to.

For further information or questions, please feel free to use the comment section below to reach out to us for immediate assistance.

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1 year ago

Does exsu accept lower credit for mls

1 year ago

Does unibadan accept direct entry from SLT to MLS?
response will be gladly appreciated 🙏

1 year ago

Can I switch from akanu ibiam poly slt to med lab ebsu

Eweje christiana
2 years ago


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