If you have the desire to serve the church beyond your diocese or Nigeria, you may consider writing to the address below:

The Vocations Director,
The Missionary Society of St. Paul of Nigeria,
P.O. BOX 23
Gwagwalada 901001, Abuja - FCT

Phone: 0802-996-8777 or 0810-282-2050

Applicants with mobile number(s) and e-mail(s) should indicate same in their application letter for easier/faster communication and feedback.

  1. Requirements for Admission into our Seminary
  2. a) Age: We admit secondary/high school leavers (O’Level) from 17-25 years old; graduates and NCE holders from 17 - 27 years old. However, since it takes two calendar years to finish processing our admissions, O’Level aspirants should apply when they are between 15 - 23 years old; graduates and NCE holders should apply when they are between 15 - 25 years old.
  3. b) Academic: Our academic requirements for admission are now minimum of 5 credits, including English language and Mathematics, in SSCE/GCE (WAEC only), from not more than two sittings.

Testimonials - From parish priest, principals of schools/employers Personal Qualities - Strong Faith, Love of Jesus Christ, Love of people and Good health.


Admission into our Seminary and Society is now open to foreign aspirants with same or similar requirements (1a & 1b) above, who wish to join our congregation.

THE PROCESS: When a candidate is accepted, he goes for a two-year spiritual formation in our House of Formation in Iperu-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria. At the end of that, successful candidates proceed to study philosophy for four years in our seminary in Gwagwalada-Abuja, Nigeria after which the candidate does a four year theological program. Note that the last year of philosophy is the first year of theology. Candidates make their first commitment at the beginning of the philosophy and the final commitment at the diaconate ordination. During the program, there are opportunities for practical experiences during the long vacations when students are attached to parishes.