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Abia State University Postgraduate Application Forms – 2023/2024 Admission

Welcome to the latest information on the postgraduate programs offered by the School of Graduate Studies at Abia State University (ABSU) for the 2022 academic year. Whether you’re a school leaver, non-school leaver, or fall under special cases, this guide provides detailed insights into the application procedure and admission requirements for Masters, PGD, and Doctorate Degrees.

Entry Requirements:

  1. Postgraduate Diploma Programme:
    • A graduate from a recognized university or an equivalent qualification.
    • Upper Credit in HND may also be considered.
    • PGD in Business Administration requires O’level credits in English, Mathematics, and Economics.
    • Diploma in Estate Management requires a good honours degree in relevant professional examinations.
  2. Masters Degree Programme:
    • First-degree holder with a minimum of second class lower division.
    • Candidates with CGPA of 2.6 on a 4-point scale or 3.00 on a 5-point scale are preferred.
    • Good postgraduate diploma holders may also be admitted.
    • Specific requirements for M.A, M.ED, Business Administration, and Industrial Sociology programs.
  3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree (MPhil/Ph.D):
    • A good master’s degree in the relevant discipline.
    • Minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale or 4.0 on a 5-point scale.
    • Candidates must have obtained a 60% average in both coursework and the Masters Dissertation.

Application Procedure:

  1. Generate an invoice for the application fee (N11,500) and service charges.
  2. Pay at designated banks: First Bank Plc, Zenith, UBA, Ecobank Plc, ABSU MFB Uturu, Keystone Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Union Bank, Skye Plc.
  3. Collect the e-transact receipt and complete the form at any internet center.
  4. Log on to the ABSU portal (https://portal.abiastateuniversity.edu.ng) to complete the application form.
  5. Confirm your entry and print a copy of the form.
  6. Obtain three copies of referee confidential reports (two from former university teachers).

Application Deadline:

The closing date for submission of application forms will be announced soon.


  1. What are the entry requirements for the PGD program in Business Administration?
    • Apart from a recognized degree, applicants need O’level credits in English, Mathematics, and Economics.
  2. How can I pay the application fee?
    • Pay at designated banks (First Bank Plc, Zenith, UBA, Ecobank Plc, ABSU MFB Uturu, Keystone Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Union Bank, Skye Plc) using the e-transact network.
  3. When is the deadline for submitting application forms?
    • The closing date is yet to be announced; stay tuned for updates.


This blog post serves as a comprehensive guide for prospective applicants interested in ABSU’s postgraduate programs. Follow the outlined steps for a seamless application process. Stay informed and best of luck with your application

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