Friday, June 5, 2015

RSUST Postgraduate Admission Form 2015/2016 Out

RSUST postgraduate admission application for the
2015/2016 session is ongoing.

 The deadline/
closing date for the application has also been
announced. Interested members of the public that

wish to apply for programmes in the Rivers State
University Of Science & Tech graduate school are
hereby informed to do so before the expiration of
the deadline.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified
candidates for admission into Postgraduate
Programmes in the Rivers State University of
Science and Technology, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port
Harcourt for the 2015/201 6 academic session.

2. DURATION OF PROGRAMMES

2.1 The full-time Postgraduate Diploma
programmes run for a duration of two semesters
(minimum) and four semesters (maximum) with or
without project writing.

2.2 The full-time Postgraduate Diploma programme
in Engineering runs for a duration of three
semesters (minimum) and six semesters
(maximum) with project writing.

2.3 The full-time Master’s Degree Programme with
dissertation is structured to last for a minimum of
two Semesters and a maximum of four semesters.

2.4 The full-time Master’s Degree Programme with
dissertation in Faculty of Engineering is structured
to last for a minimum of four semesters and a
maximum of six semesters.

2.5 The full–time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Programme with Thesis runs for six semesters
(minimum) and eight semesters (maximum).

2.6 Part-time studies usually take twice the
duration allowed for full-time programmes.
However, the part-time PhD programmes last for
ten semesters (minimum) and twelve semesters
(maximum).

Admission requirements
Applicants with the qualifications in the underlisted
categories shall be eligible for admission into the
postgraduate programmes; however, candidates
must fulfill the matriculation requirements of Rivers
State University of Science and Technology, Port
Harcourt.

a. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS
i) Holders of a Third Class Degree in the subject
area applied for or a Second Class (Lower Division)
degree in a related discipline obtained from the
Rivers State University of Science and Technology
or any other recognized Institution or equivalent
status,
ii) Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with at
least lower credit classification or its equivalent in a
related discipline, obtained from a recognized
Institution.

b. MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES
i) A candidate seeking admission into the Full-time/
Part-time Master’s degree programme must
possess a Bachelor degree with at least Second
Class Division in the relevant discipline.
ii) A candidate who holds PGD, PGDE or PGDTE with
CGPA of 3.50 or above in the relevant discipline
may apply for the Master’s Programme.
iii) Candidates for the M.Ed. degree programmes
offered in the Faculty of Technical and Science
Education should possess EITHER
a good Bachelor’s degree (not lower than Second
Class Division) in a relevant teaching subject OR
Higher National Diploma or its equivalent with at
least lower credit classification in addition to PGDE
or PGDTE with a CGPA of 3.50 obtained from this
University or any other recognized institution.

(c) PhD PROGRAMMES
(i) A candidate for a PhD programme shall possess
a Master’s degree with a CGPA of 3.50 or above, on
a five-point grade system, in a relevant discipline
obtained from the Rivers State University of
Science and Technology or any other recognized
institution of higher learning of equivalent status
(ii) present himself or herself for a qualifying
interview, if need be.
(d) A candidate for a PhD programme in the Faculty
of Management Sciences must possess a Master’s
degree with a CGPA of 3.50 or above in the relevant
discipline. Holders of Masters of Business
Administration (MBA) degrees can only be
considered for admission into the relevant Master
of Science (M.Sc.) programmes.

No person shall be admitted to a programme unless
his/her application has been approved by the
Postgraduate School Board on behalf of Senate and
on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty
Committee. Every applicant shall submit with his/
her application the following:

(i) Copies of certificates and certified academic
transcripts.
(ii) Letter of reference from previous academic
institution, stating in support of
(i) that applicant is qualified to undertake advanced
studies and research and that he (the Referee) is
confident that the applicant will benefit from
undertaking the programme.
Note : In addition to the conditions above, a
candidate may be required to present himself/
herself for a selection test and/or oral interview.

Method Of Application
Applications for admission to any Postgraduate
programme shall be made on line by logging onto
www.ust.edu.ng and e-payment of twenty-five
thousand naira (N25,000.00) only, using interswitch
verve enabled cards. Application forms should be
completed on-line, downloaded and hard copies
submitted to the Secretary, Postgraduate School
along with photocopies of certificates.

For PhD applicants, brief research proposals on
their intended areas of study should also
accompany the application forms. It is the
responsibility of applicants to ensure that copies of
their academic transcripts are forwarded under
cover directly to the Secretary, Postgraduate
School, Rivers State University of Science and
Technology, Port Harcourt.

Application Deadline
The last day for submission of applications is 10th
July, 2015.
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