UNILORIN Postgraduate Admission Form 2015/2016 is Out

The management of the University of
Ilorin (UNILORIN) invites applications from
suitably qualified candidates for admission
into various Postgraduate degree programmes for the 2015/2015 academic
session.
UNILORIN

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Only available Courses for the session are advertised and as such candidates are advised to select courses available in the advertisement. Any action contrary to this instruction is at the candidate’s risk, please.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFERED

1. Ph.D. Degree Programmes
These are available to holders of M.A; M.Ed.;
M.Eng.; M.Sc.; LL.M; M.Comm.H.; and M.P.H
degrees, with a minimum of 60% or
cumulative Grade Point Average score in
their Master degree programmes. A Ph.D.
degree programme runs for a minimum
period of 36 calendar months and a
maximum period of 48 calendar months for
full-time candidates OR a minimum period
of 48 calendar months and a maximum
period of 60 calendar months for part-time
candidates. Relevant Courses will be taken
for the Ph.D. studies where prescribed and
a Thesis is required at the end of the Ph.D.
programme.

2. M.Phil /Ph.D. Degree Programmes
Candidates who score between 55.00 and
59.99 percent Cumulative Grade Point
Average can apply for admission into the
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil/Ph.D.) degree
programme. The M.Phil/Ph.D. degree
programme is available only to full-time
candidates. It runs for a minimum period of
12 calendar months and a maximum period
of 24 calendar months and a dissertation is
produced after the research work.
Candidates in this category are eligible for
conversion to Ph.D. candidature, following a
progress assessment report to be made by a
Panel of Examiners at the end of the first
session of registration. To be eligible for
conversion for the Ph.D. program,
candidates are expected to score not less
than 60% (aggregate) at the end of the first
session.

3. Master Degree Programmes
M.A.; M.Ed.; M.Eng.; M.Sc.; M.Com.H., LL.M
and M.P.H. degrees run for a minimum
period of 24 calendar months and a
maximum period of 36 calendar months for
full-time candidates OR a minimum period
of 36 calendar months and a maximum
period of 48 calendar months for part-time
candidates. All Master Degree Programmes
are by course work. This is in addition to a
research report at the end of which a
dissertation is produced

4. Postgraduate Diploma Degree
Programmes
Postgraduate Diploma degrees are available
to candidates with a Third class (honours)
degree or lower. Applicants are to note that,
programmes automatically lapses at the
expiration of the maximum duration for
each programme. However, a candidate
may apply for an extension of not more
than 12 months, in the first instance,
subject to a maximum of two such
extensions.

5. General information
The Postgraduate session for the Master
degree and Postgraduate Diploma is for 12
calendar months, commencing on 2nd
October and ending on 30th September of
the following year, while for the M.Phil. /
Ph.D. and Ph.D. programme is 12 calendar
months, session starts to count
automatically on the date of first
registration.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
1. Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma
in Computer Science shall satisfy one of the
following:
•A minimum of first degree from a
recognized University in the Sciences,
Engineering, Social Sciences or the
Humanities disciplines.

•HND in Computer Science or Engineering
from recognized Polytechnics with a
minimum of Lower Credit; and

•HND in any other discipline different from
those in (ii) but preferably from Sciences or
Social Sciences with a minimum of Lower
Credit from a recognized Polytechnic or
equivalent Institution, with at least one year
cognate experience.

2. Applicants for Postgraduate Diploma in
Statistics shall satisfy one of the following:
(i) A minimum of an honour’s degree from a
recognized University in any of Science and
Social Science disciplines;
(ii) HND in Statistics from a recognized
Polytechnic with a minimum of Lower
Credit.

3. Applicants for the Master degree
programmes who are graduates of the
University of Ilorin and other recognized
Universities, must have a minimum of
Second Class Honours Degree (Lower
Division) and must be applying for
programmes in which they have their first
degrees. However, applicants with Second
Class Honours Degree (Lower Division) and
those with higher classes of degrees seeking
admissions into programmes outside those
in which they have their first degrees may
be admitted, provided they satisfy Senate in
a qualifying examination to be conducted.
The least class of Degree for all academic
programme applicants is Second Class
Honours Degree (Lower Division).
Regardless of the institution where the
Bachelor’s degree is obtained, ALL
candidates shall apply early for their official
Bachelor’s degree transcript to be sent to
the Secretary Postgraduate School,
University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, before
the expiration of the stated deadline.

4. Applicants for the Ph.D. degree
programme shall have obtained a relevant
Master degree of this or other recognized
University, with an average weighted score
of at least 60%. Short-listed candidates
would be required to satisfy the
Postgraduate School in the qualifying
interviews and assessments by the relevant
Department. Applicants are therefore
advised to interact with the department to
which they have applied to ascertain the
date of the interview for the Ph.D. degree
programme. Regardless of the Institution
where the Master’s degree was obtained,
ALL candidates must apply early for their
official Master degree academic transcripts
to be sent to the Postgraduate School,
University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, for the
purpose of this admission and before the
expiration of the stated deadline. All
candidates must have 5 O/L credit passes,
including English Language and
Mathematics or pass in Mathematics, where
applicable.

5. All Higher Degree candidates that
attended foreign Universities, where English
language is not the medium of instruction,
should submit to the Postgraduate School,
evidence of their English Language
proficiency, e.g., TOEFL or IELTS scores.
6. Applicants for the Postgraduate Diplomas
and Masters degree Programmes will be
subjected to the written assessment
(qualifying examination) irrespective of the
class of degree obtained, except applicants
from the University of Ilorin with a First
Class and Second class, Upper Division
(Honours)

7. International applicants (Applicants who
are domiciled outside Nigeria, and non–
Nigerian and applying outside the country)
shall be exempted from the qualifying
examination. However, International
applicants applying from outside the
country for the Doctor of Philosophy
programmes shall be requested to submit a
proposal of not more than 5 pages, giving
details of what research they intend to carry
out. This should be sent electronically to
pgschool@unilorin.edu.ng

APPLICATION FEES
Application fee for all programmes is
N25,000.00 only for Applicants within
Nigeria OR $200.00 only for International
Applicants.

DATES AND VENUES OF QUALIFYING EXAMINATION
A three-hour qualifying examination for all
applicants stated in C6 above for those
seeking admissions into Master and
Postgraduate Degree programmes, will hold
on Saturday, 18th July, 2015, at 8.30a.m
prompt in the following venues:

FACULTY OF ARTS LECTURE HALLS AND FACULTIES OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
AND SOCIAL SCIENCES LECTURE THEATRES

For candidates seeking admissions into the
Faculties of Management Science and Social
Sciences.

FACULTY OF EDUCATION LECTURE THEATRE
– For candidates seeking admissions into
Faculties of Education and Agriculture.

LECTURE THEATRE I, NEW SCIENCE LECTURE
THEATRE & ENGINEERING LECTURE
THEATRE – For candidates seeking
admissions into the Faculties of Arts, Basic
Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences,
Engineering & Technology, Physical and Life
Science.

NOTE: There will be no formal letters of
invitation to candidates for the Qualifying
Examination as this advertisement will
serve as the invitation.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Application Forms are to be completed on-
line and will close on Tuesday, 30th June
2015. Note that the latest date for receipt of
supporting documents is Friday, 31st July
2015. Successful applicants would be
notified by e-mail.

Download the full Details of Post-graduate
Admission 2015/2016 HERE

Click here now to apply.


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  1. william June 14, 2015

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