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University of Nigeria, UNN Postgraduate Application Forms – 2024 Admission

Are you aspiring to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka? Great news! The university has invited applications for Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, and Doctorate degrees across various faculties and institutes for the 2023 academic session. Whether you’re a school leaver, non-school leaver, or fall under special cases, there’s an opportunity for you to advance your education.

Application Process and Requirements:

To be eligible for admission into any postgraduate program at UNN, candidates must have 5 credits, including English Language, in WASC, GCE, NECO, or NABTEB at not more than two sittings. Graduates of UNN or other recognized universities meeting these criteria are eligible to apply.

For specific programs like PGD in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Architecture, candidates need relevant university degrees.

Postgraduate Diploma Programs:

  • Graduates with a bachelor’s degree (at least third-class honours) or an HND with a 3.50 GPA may apply.
  • Professionals with qualifications like Associate Institute of Bankers, Chartered Accountants, etc., have added advantages.
  • Special cases may require passing additional tests.

Faculty of Agriculture:

  • PGD in Nutrition and Dietetics requires HND with Upper Credit or Third Class Bachelor’s Degree.
  • M.Sc. and Ph.D. candidates need relevant qualifications in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Master’s Degree Programs:

  • Graduates with a second-class honours bachelor’s degree or relevant Postgraduate Diplomas may apply.
  • Specific requirements apply to M.Ed., MPA, MD, M.Sc. in Medicine, and MPH programs.

Doctorate Degree (PhD) Program:

  • Candidates with a Master’s degree appropriate for the proposed areas of study may apply, with GPA requirements varying by department.

Master’s/PhD Degree Program:

  • Candidates with a first-class honours degree or a Master’s degree with a GPA of 3.50 may be admitted into a Master’s/PhD program.

Sandwich Postgraduate Programs:

  • M.Ed. Sandwich programs are available in various departments.

Application Procedure:

  • Obtain the application form online with a non-refundable fee of N25,000 payable through the Remita platform.
  • Follow the application steps on the UNN portal.

Referee Reports and Transcripts:

  • Candidates should provide referees’ email addresses for online report submissions.
  • Download transcript request forms (D2) and submit them to former universities for academic transcripts.

Submission of Application Forms:

  • Most information is completed online, but a printed application form with required documents should be submitted to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies.
  • Enugu Campus-based faculties have specific submission instructions.

Application Deadline:

The closing date for submission is yet to be announced.


Q1: Can I apply if I have a third-class honours degree? A1: Yes, for some programs, a third-class honours degree is accepted. Check specific requirements for each program.

Q2: Are there additional tests for admission? A2: In special cases, candidates may need to pass additional tests prescribed by the department.

Q3: What is the GPA requirement for PhD admission? A3: GPA requirements vary by department. Generally, a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale is required.


aspiring postgraduate students, seize this opportunity to advance your education at UNN. Follow the application steps diligently and submit all required documents before the deadline for a chance to join the ranks of successful UNN postgraduate students. Good luck!

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