Sunday, May 24, 2015

UNILORIN Postgraduate Admission Application 2015/2016 Out

UNILORIN postgraduate admission form for the
2015/2016 session is now available on sale.

Interested graduates that wish to apply for
admission into the University Of Ilorin Postgraduate
school are hereby informed.

The management of UNILORIN invites applications
from suitably qualified candidates for admission into
her various postgraduate programmes available for
the 2015/2016 academic session.



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.

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.

5. UNILORIN 2015/16 Postgraduate Programmes
Duration
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.

SUITABILITY 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

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.

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

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.
We wish you all the best!
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