Application Deadline: 28th July, 2018
The University of Ibadan 2018/2019 postgraduate admission form is out
General Regulations Governing Admission to Higher Degree Programmes
(a) Candidates for admission to higher degree programmes shall normally
be graduates of the University of Ibadan or other Universities/Institutions recognised by the Senate. Admission shall be made by the Postgraduate School on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Postgraduate Committee.
(b) Candidates without any previous higher degrees in the relevant
discipline may be admitted only to either the Degree of Master or the Professional Degree of Master.
(c) Candidates with recognised “Research Higher” Degree in the relevant discipline may be admitted to the M.Phil or Ph.D. degree programmes as appropriate, on the recommendation of the appropriate Faculty Postgraduate Committee.
(d) Where, in respect of an otherwise eligible candidate with a higher
degree, a firm recommendation for admission to the Ph.D. degree programme cannot be made, a Faculty may recommend that a candidate
be admitted provisionally to the M.Phil/Ph.D. programme pending an assessment report. Such an assessment shall be made by a panel set up by the Faculty Postgraduate Committee on the recommendation of
the student’s department and shall take place not later than the end of the first semester of registration.
TYPES OF ADMISSION
(i) Full-Time Admission
Full-time admission can be offered only to candidates who satisfy the
Postgraduate School that they are not in employment, or that they
have been released by their employers to undertake full-time studies.
Candidates found to have made a false declaration in this regard shall
be asked to withdraw from the University.
(ii) Part-Time Admission
Candidates may be admitted to part-time registration, if they are on the
academic staff of the University or can satisfy the Postgraduate School
that facilities for their work as part-time students are adequate.
Candidates applying for part-time registration may be asked to show
evidence of release by their employers.
(iii) Admission as Occasional Students
Candidates who satisfy the minimum entry requirements for higher degree programme and are recommended by the Faculty Postgraduate Committee may be admitted as occasional students, but shall not be awarded a
degree of the University of Ibadan. This type of admission is also open to
candidates registered for higher degrees of other Universities, recognised by Senate.
Requests for application forms into higher degree programmes of the University are
normally made every year. The procedure for obtaining Application Forms is available Here.
Application forms cost N13,000 for academic programmes and N18,000 for professional programmes. Applicants for the degree of Master and Postgraduate Diploma are to pay an extra N3,000:00 for test of proficiency in English Language.
GUIDELINES FOR FILLING APPLICATION FORMS
(a) All application forms are to be submitted on-line. Applicants are to approach any
of the Banks listed on the invoice. Note that E-channels are available at GTB and
Skye Bank PLC.
(b) Incomplete information from an applicant may delay or halt action on such
(c) A candidate may apply to only one department or programme.
(d) Applicants are to upload their relevant credentials and submit along with their
(e) Acknowledgement of Application
Applicants would be informed electronically (through the e mail addresses provided in the electronically filled Application form) of progress in the processing of their forms.
(f) Letters of Recommendation
The Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan, requires three letters of
recommendation from faculty members or others well acquainted with the student’s academic work. Please note that the referee forms are available on-line, to be completed and submitted electronically.
Official transcripts of all degrees completed are to be mailed directly to the Postgraduate School. If the Registrar of an applicant’s University will provide an official copy to the School directly, applicants must enclose along with the application an unofficial or student’s copy of the transcript for temporary reference. To prevent delays, applicants should make adequate arrangements with their Registrars to provide transcripts before the stipulated deadline.
The University of Ibadan does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation or preference
1 age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or physically challenged in the admission of students to all rights, privileges, programmes and activities generally accorded or made available to studentsin the administration of its educational policies and scholarship facilities.
Applications are considered on a competitive basis by the Faculty
Admissions Committee which evaluates all available information and selects the best qualified applicants from those whose credentials meet the standards
In every case, decisions are reached through a comparison of the academic merits of all applicants applying in the same field. A bachelor’s degree in a broad programme of general education is normally prerequisite for admission but is not sufficient in itself.
Foreign applicants are expected to have bachelor’s degree with at least a Second Class Upper Division from Universities recognised by the Senate. Since the language of instructions in the University of Ibadan is English, proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English is required for admission. Applicants for the degree of Master and Postgraduate Diplomas shall be required to sit for a proficiency test and obtain a mark of at least 40% before their application can be considered. Academic records are also examined to determine whether the applicant has established a firm basis
for graduate work in the proposed field of study. Letters of recommendation or Referee’s
Reports are given very serious consideration.
When an applicant fails to provide required documents, (transcripts, etc) his or her admission chances suffer in relation to those whose credentials are complete.
Interviews/subject tests may be required for some programmes. The relevant Departments in
collaboration with the Postgraduate School’s Admission Office will arrange such interviews/tests
Policy on Deferred Admission:
The Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan, does not entertain deferment of admissions. Any
offer of admission not taken up in the particular year it is given, may be considered to have
lapsed. The affected candidates may however, reapply in the following academic year if they are
still interested in their respective course of study.
Such applications will be considered afresh along with other new forms. No bias would however
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