Postgraduate Admissions




Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time, part-time and online admissions into the postgraduate programmes of Nnamdi Azikiwe University for the 2024/2025  academic year.


For information on  Doctorate and Masters Degree and Postgraduate Diploma Programmes available; Use the button at the end of the page.



Candidates for any Postgraduate Programme must possess a minimum of 5 credits including English Language and any four relevant subjects at one or two sittings from WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or TC11(Faculty of Education only) based on the Department/Faculty and General University Requirements.

Applicants are advised to go down to the end of this page to view Departmental  Requirements, Specialisations and Supervisors.

 2.1 Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

The following may apply for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma Programmes.

2.1.1 Graduates from approved Universities who hold first-degree classification with FCGPA of 1.51 and above on a 5-point scale.

2.1.2 Candidates from approved Polytechnics or Monotechnics who hold a Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Lower Credit.


The following may apply for admission into Masters Programmes.

2.2.1 Graduates from approved Universities who hold the appropriate degree in the proposed field of study with a minimum FCGPA of 2.50 on a 5-point scale or a minimum of 45% for Universities that do not use FCGPA.

2.2.2 Holders of Postgraduate Diploma from recognized institutions with an FCGPA OF 3.00 and above (on a 5-point scale)

2.3   MPHIL/PhD Programmes.

2.3.1 Graduates from approved universities who hold a Master’s Degree in the proposed field of study and under the advertised Courses with an FCGPA of 3.20-3.49(on a 5-point scale)

 2.4        Doctor of Philosophy Programmes

Graduates from approved universities who hold Master’sDegree in the proposed field of study with a minimum FCGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale or a minimum of 60% for universities that do not use the FCGPA.

3.0 DURATION OF THE PROGRAMMES : Click Here to view Duration


4.1      Application form should be completed online by visiting

Step 1: Fill out the form by providing all data in all the fields and click on “Submit My Application”

Step 2: A mail will be sent to the email you provided (so be sure to provide a valid personal email address)

Step 3: Click on the link in your email to validate your account and activate. Also, note down the application number that was also sent in the same mail. That will be your identity throughout your application journey.

Step 4: Once your account is validated and activated, enter your application number and your application email to login

Step 5: Once logged in, confirm the details provided and continue by paying your application fee online (Debit Card or Transfer) through Credo (for local students) or Paystack (for international students). Do not navigate away from the Credo or Paystack payment page until you are redirected back to the application portal.

Step 6: Once payment is completed, continue the rest of your application in a step-by-step manner. You can also check your email for payment confirmation.

Step 7: After submitting your final application, print your completed Application Form and Transcript Request form to be sent to your former institution for your academic transcripts. Any change of name should be indicated in the transcript form.

If you encounter any challenges while filling out the form, you can visit the Help Dashboard for various ways to get help or contact support. Please note that our main mode of communication is via email, so always check your email for the latest information from us.

Application Process for the 2024/2025 Session

  1. The sale of Forms begins on 28th February, 2024.
  2. Submission of Forms ends 3rd September, 2024.
  • Transcripts, either hard or soft copy should be forwarded to the Secretary, College of Postgraduate Studies not later than September 30th, 2024. Soft copies of transcripts may be forwarded to [email protected] from institutional e-mail addresses only.
  1. PhD applicants in submitting their forms shall upload a proposal of not more than five type-written pages that should include:
  1. Name of Applicant
  2. Proposed Department and Faculty
  3. Topic (not more than 18 words)
  4. Brief Background of the Study
  5. Aim and Objectives/Purpose
  6. Methodology
  7. Expected Outcomes
  8. References

 PhD applicants in submitting their forms shall upload a proposal of not more than five type-written pages. ** This is important**

N.B. Notwithstanding compliance with the above conditions, all admissions offered are provisional and the School of Postgraduate Studies reserves the right to offer, confirm or deny admission.

Dr Njideka Nwangwu

Deputy Registrar/Secretary

College of Postgraduate Studies.


Click on the Admission Requirements button below to view Programme Specializations, Departmental Requirements and Supervisor profiling.

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