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University of Ilorin Admission into Postgraduate Programmes in the 2020/2021 Academic Session
Date Posted: 08/Jun/2020

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into various Postgraduate degree programmes of the University.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

(i) Only Courses available for the session are advertised and as such Candidates are advised to select courses available in this advertisement.

(ii)Candidates are advised to PRINT out the advertisement and STUDY thoroughly before COMMENCING the application procedure.

University of Ilorin

A. 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 equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) 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 60 calendar months for full-time candidates OR a minimum period of 48 calendar months and a maximum period of 72 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.PhiI /Ph.D. Degree Programmes: Candidates who score between 55.00 and 59.99 percent 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 to 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: MA.; M.Ed.; M.Eng.; M.Sc.; LL.M and M.P.H. degrees run for a minimum period of 18 calendar months and a maximum period of 24calendar 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.

General Information

(a) The Postgraduate session for Postgraduate programmes is 12 calendar months, commencing on 2nd October and ending on 30th September of the following year. The 12 calendar months start to count automatically from the date of first registration.

(b) Applicants are to note that programmes automatically lapse at the expiration of the prescribed maximum duration for each programme. A candidate may, however, apply for an extension of not more than 6 months, in the first instance, subject to a maximum of two such extensions.

APPLICATION FEES:

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

PLEASE NOTE:

That while this advertisement serves as the invitation for the Qualifying Examination which is to be held at a date to be announced later, all applicants are strongly advised to provide their functional GSM number and e-mail addresses for further information and necessary communication. The University shall not be held responsible for any disappointment occasioned by wrong information on the part of applicants. You are hereby required to be checking your e-mails frequently.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Application Forms are to be completed on-line and will close on Friday, 10th July, 2020.Note that the latest date for receipt of supporting documents is Friday, 31st July 2020. Successful applicants would be notified by e-mail. Interested applicants are advised to check the University website: www.unilorin.edu.ng for details on available programmes.

Signed

Dr. Fola M. Olowoleni

Registrar

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