UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, UNIBEN POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
This is to inform all prospective University of Benin, UNIBEN Postgraduate Admission Candidates about the general requirements needed to gain admission in the institutions’ Postgraduate Programmes.
At the end of this post, prospective postgraduate candidates of the University should be able to gather the necessary requirement needed for Admission.
UNIBEN Postgraduate Admission General Requirements
I. A Candidate for postgraduate studies in the university of Benin must have obtained at least five (5) credits in WASC, NECO, GCE (ordinary level or their equivalents,) A credit pass in Maths and English is required.
II. Four credits of Ordinary level plus OND (not pass), NCE, IJMB or Advance level passes.
III. A holder of a Pass (Degree/Diploma) is not qualified for admission into the postgraduate programme of the University of Benin. In addition, all holders of 3rd class degree must possess PGD to be considered for admission into the Masters programmes.
IV. Candidates who obtained Masters degree but with Weighted Average Score (WAS) between 55.0-59% can only be considered for admission into the M.Phil programme in the first instance.
V. A candidate applying for the Ph.D in any programme of the University of Benin must have obtained a weighted average score of 60% or letter grade ‘B’ average in the Masters degree.
VI. A candidate applying for the PhD with a Master’s degree from any other University who in his/her Master’s study has not previously taken the compulsory courses or their equivalents similar to the ones in the University of Benin shall on admission be required to offer and pass such courses with a minimum of 60% or letter grade ‘B’.
VII. Only students who have the NYSC discharge, exemption or exclusion certificate can be allowed to clear into the different courses.
Candidates should request their former Universities/Institutions to forward their academic transcript(s) to the “ Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies” , to reach him not later than 8 weeks from the date of this publication.
Applications of candidates whose transcripts are not forwarded to the school shall not be processed.
Candidates should request their referees to mail reports on them directly to [email protected] or the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. Applications shall not be processed unless the referee reports are available. Note: students are advised to always check the address/telephone when applying.