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University of Calabar Application for Postgraduate Programme for 2019/2020 Academic Session
Date Posted: 06/Nov/2019

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into graduate programmes in the 2019/2020 academic year leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees of the University of Calabar.

University of Calabar


Courses may be offered full-time or part-time. All programmes begin with course work and end with a project for Graduate Diploma, MBA, MPA and MPAS or thesis for Master's and Ph.D degrees.

  1. Duration of Programme: For full-time studies the Postgraduate Diploma lasts for two (2) semesters. The Master's degrees last for 4 semesters; and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes last for 6 semesters. For part-time programmes, the Master's degrees last for 6 semesters, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) lasts for 10 semesters. Note that PGD programmes run on full-time basis only.
  2. Requirements for Admission: Candidates are required to have a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale and 2.75 on a 4-point scale for Master's programmes and 4.00 on a 5-point scale and 3.00 on a 4-point scale for the Ph.D programmes. A CGPA of 1.50 and above is required for PGD programmes. Candidates with Master's degree from recognized universities may credit the relevant courses towards the Ph.D programme, provided that the quality of the grade is acceptable to the Graduate School.

Note: Filling of forms — Surnames first, First name next, Middle name last. There will be no changes made after submission of application forms online. Therefore candidates must think through before submission as any change will attract a fee. This is to prevent multiple applications. The titles Mr, Miss or Mrs may be used but not Rev(Dr), Chief, etc. Programmes applied for should be Ph.D, M.A, M.Ed, M.Sc, MPH, LLM, and PGD. No extension of application after 4th of December, 20 19.


Interested candidates are to first log on to our website: to access the prospectus for the complete description of available courses. Thereafter, candidates are required to pay a non-refundable fee of N25,000.00 at any bank branch nationwide. An E-transact printout with a unique pin will be issued at the bank. Candidates will then enter their unique pin and their personal mobile phone numbers on the website to access the form. Follow the steps by providing your data as prompted and ensure that your form is submitted. YOU ARE TO PRINT OUT A COPY OF YOUR FORM AND CONCEPT NOTE, BY CLICKING ON PRINT button after submission. Please bring a copy of the printed form to the venue on the day of the screening.

Process Flow for UN ICAL Postgraduate Application

  1. Walk into any bank across the federation and make payment on E-Transact platform to purchase Graduate School application form for 20 I 9/2020 academic session.
  2. Make a payment of N25,000.00 and obtain the payment slip.
  3. Go online to
  4. Log on with the generated pin on the payment slip to fill the Postgraduate form.


As part of the application, candidates are expected to submit a CONCEPT NOTE of 2 pages maximum for Ph.D programmes and one (I) page maximum for Master's programmes. The concept note will be typed online in a space provided in the form and printed out for submission to the department. The concept note is a MINI SUMMARY OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL highlighting what candidates intend to research on when admitted. It will have to cover the following: - Statement of the problem - Relevance of study to self and society - Aim(s) of the study - Justification - Methodology - Brief theoretical background Note: Candidates who fail to send their concept notes online along with their application forms will not be allowed to take part in the oral interview.


Candidates are to ensure that their academic transcripts are forwarded by their previous institutions through courier service to the Academic Secretary, Graduate School, University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115, Calabar, Cross River State, ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE INDICATED BELOW. ALL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN GRADUATE SCHOOL ON OR BEFORE THE SCREENING DAY. Candidates whose transcripts are not received in the Graduate School by December 13, 2019 shall NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION. There will be no room for awaiting results (all applicants whose results have not been approved by the University Senate will not be considered for admission).

ADMISSION SCREENING EXERCISEAll candidates are also expected to take part in the admission screening exercise which takes place on Friday 13th December, 2019 for MBA, MPAS, and all PGD candidates while Saturday 14th December 2019 is for Masters and Ph.D candidates. The screening test will be in two parts as follows: Part A — computer based test involving (Use of English Language, Logic, Mathematics, ICT and General Knowledge); while Part B will be Oral interview in the respective departments based on subject area/concept note for Ph.D and Master's candidates. There shall be No oral interview for MBA, MPAS and all PGD programmes. Mock examination for Computer fluency is on Wednesday and Thursday I I th and 12th December 2019.


The website for submission of application will be shut down on the 4th of December, 2019.


Programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Master's, and Ph.D degrees are available in the under-listed Departments.

For details of each programme and specific requirements, log on to

  1. Faculty of Agriculture Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Animal Science; Crop Science; Forestry and Wildlife Resource Management; Soil Science.
  2. Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Microbiology/Parasitology Unit, Chemical Pathology Unit, Histophathology Unit and Haematology Unit), Nursing Science, Public Health, Radiography and Radiological Sciences.
  3. Faculty of Arts English and Literary Studies; History and International Studies; Linguistics and Nigerian Languages;, Modern Languages andTranslation Studies, Philosophy; Religious and Cultural Studies; Theatre and Media Studies.
  4. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences Anatomical Sciences; Biochemistry; Pharmacology; Physiology.
  5. Faculty of Biological Sciences Genetics & Biotechnology, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Plant and Ecological Studies, Microbiology, Zoology and Environmental Biology.
  6. Faculty of Education Arts Education; Business Education; Continuing Education and Development Studies; Curriculum and Teaching; Educational Administration and Planning; Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling; Environmental Education; Human Kinetics and Health Education; Library and Information Science; Science Education; Social Science Education; Special Education; Vocational Education.
  7. Faculty of Environmental Science Geography and Environmental Science
  8. Faculty of Law
  9. Faculty of Management Sciences Accounting, Banking and Finance; Business Management; Marketing.
  10. Faculty of Medicine Community Medicine
  11. Faculty of Oceanography Fisheries and Aquaculture, Chemical Oceanography, Geological Oceanography and Physical Oceanography,
  12. Faculty of Physical Sciences Computer Science; Geology; Mathematics; Physics; Pure and Applied Chemistry; Statistics.
  13. Faculty of Social Sciences Economics; Political Science; Public Administration; Social Work; Sociology.
  14. Institute of Education PGD Education (PGDE), PGD Environmental Education (PGDEE), PGD Human Kinetics (PGDHK), PGD Special Education (PGDSE), PGD Library and Information (PGDLIS).
  15. Institute of Oceanography PGD Fisheries and Aquaculture; PGD Coastal Zone Management; PGD Marine Ecology, Toxicology & Pollution Studies
  16. Institute of Public Policy and Administration PGD Public Administration (PGDPA); PGD Peace Studies and Conflict Management (PGDPSCM); Policy and Administrative Studies (MPAS).
  17. National Water Resources Capacity Building Network Centre

HELP DESK/ENQUIRY ADMISSION/AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES: 08039303308, 08168446684 ISSUES WITH ONLINE FORMS: 08183626190, 08038207305, 07064215158



Also call the number on the last page of the Faculty publication for inquiry.

All calls must be between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.

Mr. Moses Abang


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