UNN Postgraduate Admission Form for 2018/2019 is Out

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into postgraduate programmes in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in the areas of specialization indicated under each Department/Institute/Centre as follows for the 2018/2019 academic session:




PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes


Department of Agricultural Economics



Farm Management and Production Economics; Agricultural Marketing and Agri-business; Agricultural Finance and Project Analysis; Agricultural Cooperative and Resources; Environmental Economics.

The Department of Agricultural Economics also offers PGD programme in Co-operative Studies; Farm Management and Production Economics; Agribusiness and Marketing.

Departments of Food Science and Technology, Crop Science, Animal Science, Agricultural Extension and Soil Science, offer Postgraduate Diploma Programmes.


Department of Animal Science

Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry; Animal Production; Animal Physiology; Animal Breeding and Genetics.


Department of Crop Science

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D.

Crop Physiology Economic Entomology; Crop Production; Forage Crops; Hematology; Ornamental Horticulture; Plant Breeding and Genetics; Plant Pathology; Tropical Fruits and Plantation Crops; Vegetable Crops; Weed Science.



Department of Agricultural Extension

Agricultural Administration; Agricultural Communication; Agricultural Extension Education; Agricultural Planning and Evaluation or Rural Sociology.


Department of Food Science and Technology

Food Chemistry and Analysis; Animal Production Technology; Fruits and Vegetable Processing Technology; Quality Control and Assurance; Cereals, Pulses, Legumes and Tuber Processing Technology; Food Biotechnology; Food Engineering and Processing.


Department of Home Science

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes

Family and Child Studies; Home Management (Family Resource Management); Hospitality and Institutional Management; Interior Decoration and Design; Food and Nutrition; Textile, Clothing and Fashion Design.


Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D programmes

Dietetics; Community and Public Health Nutrition; Human and Experimental Nutrition


Department of Soil Science

Soil Genesis; Survey and Classification; Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy; Soil Fertility and Management; Soil Physics and Conservation; Soil Biology and Biochemistry; Environmental Impact Assessment and Land Evaluation.




PGD, M.A. and Ph.D. degree programmes


Department of Archaeology and Tourism (PGD, M.A. and Ph.D. Programmes)

Paleolithic Studies; Iron Age Archaeology; Origins of Food Production and Urbanization; and Cultural Resource Management (Museum or Tourism Option).


Department of English and Literary Studies (PGD, M.A and Ph.D.)

English as a second Language (ESL); English Language; Literature; and Comparative Studies and Literature.


Department of Fine and Applied Arts

Ph.D. Art History; Ph.D. Art Education; Ph.D. Art Administration and Management; Ph.D. Fine Arts and Design (with specialization in Painting, Print Making; Sculpture-Visual Communication Design; Textile Design; Fashion Design; Ceramics).

M.F.A. with specialization in Painting; Print Making; Sculpture; Textile Design; Fashion Design; Ceramics; Communication Art and Design (Options: Graphic Design and Advertizing; Product Design; Web Design and New Media); Film Making and Photography.

M.A. Art History: Traditional African Art; Modern African Art; Asian Oriental Art; African-American Art.

M.A. Art Education; M.A. Art Administration and Management

PGD in Fine and Applied Arts.


Department of Foreign Languages and Literary Studies (MA programme)

African Literature in French; German Literature; Caribbean Literature in French; Translation (FEENG – FRE).

The Department also offers Ph.D programmes in the following areas of specialization:

African Literature in French; Caribbean Literature in French; German Literature.


Department of History and International Studies (M.A. and Ph.D.)

Political History; Economic and Social History; and Religious History.


Department of Linguistics, Igbo and Other Nigerian Languages (M.A)

Linguistics; African Languages; Literature in African Languages; and Translation and Interpretation).

The Department also offers Ph.D. in the following areas of specialization:

Linguistics; African Languages and Literature.


Department of Mass Communication

PGD, M.A and Ph.D.

Electronic Media Sequence; the Print and Media Sequence; Advertising and Public Relations; Communication Theories and Research.


To view a FULL list of Available ProgrammesClick Here



For Regular/Sandwich programme, Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s and Doctorate degree programmes, candidates are considered for admission once in a session. Regular students are expected to register their postgraduate courses within four weeks from the commencement of the session. Candidates admitted for sandwich programmes are expected to register not later than two weeks from the commencement of the sandwich session.



Application Forms can be obtained ONLINE on payment of a non-refundable fee of N25,000.00 (Twenty five thousand naira only) made payable to “The University of Nigeria Postgraduate Application Fees Account, at any bank within the country using the Remita platform.


Applicants should log on to www.unn.edu.ng and follow the procedures stated below:

 Click on UNN Portal or through this link unnportal.unn.edu.ng.

 Click on PG Application form to generate invoice for payment.

 Use your phone number to generate the invoice. You are advised to use a functional number to enable us reach you for the admission screening test.

 Proceed to any Bank with Remita platform for payment.

 Return to the UNN Portal with your payment confirmation pin from the Bank and follow the procedure for completing the form.



Candidates should download three (3) copies of the referee report (D1) forms after completing preliminary and personal details online. Some details on the form would be inserted automatically with the information provided by the candidate online while the remaining information should be completed by the referee manually and returned to the candidate who will enclose it in sealed envelope for submission. Please note that applications would not be processed unless the referees’ reports are available.



Candidate should download transcript request forms (D2) also provided online, and submit to their former Universities/Institutions to forward with a copy of Academic transcript(s) to “The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka” to reach him/her not later than 30thJuly. Candidates whose transcripts are not received on or before the deadline by the School would not have their application forms processed.



Most information required would be completed online. However, a copy of the online completed application form should be downloaded and printed. The printed application form with the relevant documents as listed below should be posted or delivered to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, for Nsukka based faculties. Candidates for Enugu based faculties are to submit their application forms by post or delivered to: The PAR, School of Postgraduate Unit, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. For ease of reference, Enugu based faculties are: Business Administration; Environmental Studies; Health Sciences & Technology; Medical Sciences; Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and Centre for Environmental Management & Control (CEMAC). Candidates are advised to ensure that the following documents are enclosed in the file:

(a) NYSC Certificates (Discharge or Exemption or exclusion Certificate). Note that To Whom It May Concern shall not be accepted.

(b) Two copies of the Application summary form (D3) available online should be downloaded & printed:

(i) One copy of the printed summary form (D3) should be glued very neatly (NOT STAPLED) on a brown 10” X 15” envelope;

(ii) The second copy of the printed summary form (D3) should be glued very neatly (NOT STAPLED) on a white 9” X 13” file Jacket;


(c) All accompanying documents should be placed in the file Jacket, specified in (c.ii) and the File Jacket should be placed in brown envelope as specified in (c.i.) above.


All documents must fit into the 10” X 15” envelope and delivered or addressed and sent by courier to “The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka”.



Online sale of Application Forms starts from 8th May, 2018 and ends on 15th June, 2018.



All applicants shall undergo computer based Postgraduate Admission Screening Test.

Check out for information on screening processes via the UNN Website:www.unn.edu.ng or www.spgs.unn.edu.ng from 15th July, 2018 after submitting the completed application form.

Date of the Screening Test: To be announced.

NOTE: For Ph.D. degree programme, a candidate must obtain at least an acceptance letter for publishing an article from a journal certified by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka as a condition for graduation.






Deputy, Registrar/Secretary,

School of Postgraduate Studies

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