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Michael Okpara University Postgraduate Application Forms – 2024 Admission

Are you aspiring to pursue postgraduate studies? Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) has exciting opportunities for you! The School of Graduate Studies is currently accepting applications for postgraduate programs leading to the award of Masters, PGD, and Doctorate Degrees for the 2023 academic year. This blog post provides a simple guide on how to apply and outlines the admission requirements for different postgraduate programs.

Application Procedure:

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for admission, candidates must have a minimum of five O’ Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, and three relevant subjects. Specific entry requirements vary for each postgraduate program.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD):

Candidates seeking admission into the PGD program should hold a Third class honours first degree in a relevant discipline from any university or a Higher National Diploma (HND) with a minimum of Upper Credit. For unclassified HND Certificates, a CGPA of 3.50 (5-point scale) or 3.00 (4-point scale) is considered equivalent to Upper Credit.

Master’s (M.Sc., M.Ed., M.Eng.):

Applicants for the Master’s degree program must be graduates of MOUAU or any other recognized university with at least Second Class Honours (3.00 and above on a 5-point scale or 2.50 on a 4-point scale). Alternatively, candidates with an Upper Credit in HND and a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant field are eligible. Other acceptable certificates or qualifications are subject to approval by the Senate.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.):

Candidates applying for the Ph.D. program should possess a Master’s degree with coursework and research from MOUAU or an equivalent from a recognized university. A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 4.00 (5-point scale) or 3.00 (4-point scale) is required.

Application Process:

Interested candidates can obtain application forms online by visiting www.mouau.edu.ng and clicking on the Postgraduate Application button. Follow the 2-stage application process and carefully read the guidelines. An application fee of N18,000.00 is payable through the Remita platform (www.remita.net). After successful payment, complete Stage 2 on the MOUAU Portal (www.mouauportal.edu.ng).

Submission of Documents:

Print the Transcript Application Label and send it to the institution where you earned your qualifying degree(s). Completed application forms and relevant documents should be enclosed in the PG File, available from PG Room F2, and submitted to the Postgraduate School, MOUAU.

Application Deadline:

The closing date for submission of application forms is yet to be announced.


Q: Can I apply if I don’t have a Second Class Honours in my first degree? A: Yes, for certain programs like PGD, a Third class honours degree is acceptable.

Q: How do I pay the application fee? A: The application fee of N18,000.00 can be paid through the Remita platform (www.remita.net) as described in the guidelines.

Q: What happens if my transcript is not received by the closing date? A: Candidates whose transcripts are not received by the closing date will not be considered for admission.


Embark on your postgraduate journey at MOUAU by following the simple application guide provided above. Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria and submit your application before the closing date. For more details, visit the official website or contact the Postgraduate School. Best of luck with your application!

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