Application fee for all programmes is N25,000.00 only, for Applicants within Nigeria or $200 only, for International Applicants.
VISIT  http://www.unilorin.edu.ng/pgschool/ , TO START YOUR APPLICATION

Basic Application Steps

NOTE: There are FOUR (4) Steps and all these steps must be completed for you to be considered for admission!

The steps are as follows:

  • STEP 1: Basic Information;
  • STEP 2: Biodata completion, including academic records filling, professional qualifications, etc;
  • STEP 3: Application programme selection, including specialization specification, if any;
  • STEP 4: Application charges online payment.NOTE: At the end of Step 4, you must print a payment receipt bearing your passport-sized photograph and the amount you have paid. This shall be your evidence for payment, and it also serves as your official payment receipt

A three-hour qualifying examination for all applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer-Science and those seeking admissions into Master degree programmes, will hold on Saturday, 22nd June, 2013, at 8.30a.m. at
the following venues:


For candidates seeking admissions into the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.

FACULTY OF EDUCATION LECTURE THEATRE – For candidates seeking admissions into Faculties of Education, Agriculture, Communication and Information Sciences.

For candidates seeking admissions into the Faculties of Arts, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Engineering & Technology, and Science.

NOTE: There will be no formal letters of invitation to candidates for the Qualifying
Examination as this advertisement will serve as the invitation.

Application Forms are to be completed on-line and will close on Monday,17th June 2013. Note that the latest date for receipt of supporting documents is Friday, 12th July 2013. Successful applicants would be notified by Successful applicants would be notified by e-mail.
E.D. Obafemi


Applicants for the academic Master degree programmes who are graduates of the University of Ilorin and other recognized Universities, must have a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree (Upper 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 academic transcript to be sent to the Postgraduate School, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, before

1. Candidates seeking admission into the Diploma in Biochemistry programme shall possess any of the following:

i. A Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry with a minimum of Third Class
ii. A Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Chemistry, Pharmacy and other related disciplines with a minimum of Third Class.
iii. HND/Final Diploma (AIST/AIMLT) in Science Laboratory Technology and Nursing options and any other related option with a minimum pass at credit level
iv. The candidate must possess five Ordinary Level credits inGCE/SSCE/NECO to include English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
2. Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science shall satisfy one of the following:

(a) a minimum of first degree from a recognized University in the Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences or the Humanities disciplines.
(b) HND in Computer Science or Engineering from recognized Polytechnics with a minimum of Lower Credit;
(c) 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.

3. 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

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. Regardless of the Institution where the Master’s degree
was obtained.

ALL candidates must apply early for their official Master degreeacademic 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.

All Higher Degree candidates that attended foreign Universities, where English is not the medium of instruction, should submit to the Postgraduate School, evidence of their English Language proficiency, e.g., TOEFL or IELTS scores.

76 thoughts on “UNILORIN 2013 / 2014 POSTGRADUATE DEGREE APPLICATION and Entry Requirements

  1. I like the above information but if you wouldn’t mind tell us the school fees for the programmes[masters degree].

  2. will a candidate with third class honours from a recognised university but with additional Post Graduate Diploma(PGD)in journalism be considered for M.SC POL.SC. Pls. Also can other candidate with similar situation apply.

  3. I bagged MBA of UNILORIN with 56.7%.Can I be admitted for Mphil Bus Administraion or I will reapply for Msc. degree.I want to do academic degree now.I also bag Bsc(edu)Accounting at first degree.Pls adice me.

  4. Your advert did not contain any information for intending phd students.I am interested in running a phd program in mathematical physics.
    I need your input(s) on this.
    Thank you.
    Edwin E

  5. How do i make payment for the master’s degree ? Is it through my bank account, using my ATM CARD, as it is done during the convocation payment or is it through e-transact? Or what ? Please reply.
    Thank You.

  6. i have a pass in h.n.d and a 4 credits in my o’level with includes chemistry , physics,maths and English ! do i stand a chance in obtaining p.g.d in university of ilorin ?

    1. shade, the only PGD that does not require a lower credit HND, requires 5 credits at o’level, if you have biology you can combine results.That is for Biochemistry PGD

  7. thanks for the good job unilorin is doing regarding public health. i would appreciate your advert for phD in comm. H and epid. to be more detail pls. i ve second class upper in anatomy and 4.20 in mph uniben. i m desparate to have anyone to my aid. thanks.

  8. Can I be admitted for Phd. Business Administration with the following qualifications: BSc Accounting (2nd Class Upper Division);MBA; M. Phil (Business Administration-64%)All from OAU, Ife.

  9. I graduated with a pass in biochemistry from unilorin.do i stand to apply and get admission because have been longing for pgd biochemistry

  10. I have applied but my school is delaying my transcript, i won’t be able to submit it on Monday.can i submit the other documents and submit my transcript later?

  11. Why is the advert carrying 2013/2014 and the registration form for the four steps is showing 2012/2013? Is it an typographical error or that’s jst how itssuposd to be? Please answer so I can complete my registration and go ahead and pay online, as monday is the last day for that. I’m talking about the Postgraduate Diploma. Thank. U.

    1. vera,the steps given were not updated from last year, maybe due to oversight.others have used the procedures to apply and have not had any problems

  12. please can anybody that is true with the online registration can come on the examination day that is yet to send the referees letter and the or the documents and when is the deadline of submission of the referee letter.

  13. please and please can anybody answer me the day that unilorin postgraduate program form will close?

  14. Online registration is closed already, all applicants are to write the qualifying exam on 22nd June, 2013, submission of referee’s report, transcript and other document can still be done till July

  15. it is just now i got the date for master qualifying exam for 22nd june. i dont know what i should do now to remedy this, i applied for msc biochemistry.

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