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UNILORIN Postgraduate Form 2023/2024 [UPDATED]

unilorin postgraduate form 2024: University of Ilorin, UNILORIN Postgraduate Admission Form for 2023/2024 Academic Session is still on sale. The closing date has been extended till Sunday, 30th June, 2024. The Form costs N25,000. See available courses, how to apply and other vital information below.

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We are pleased to inform the public especially postgraduates of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) that the 2023/2024 academic session postgraduate admission form is out.

LATEST UPDATE : UNILORIN extends postgraduate admission deadline

Postgraduate Applicants of University of Ilorin are hereby informed that the sale of postgraduate application forms will close on Sunday, 30th June, 2024.

Hence, Qualifying examinations for the various programmes will take place on Saturday, 3rd August, 2024.

All concerned Applicants are to take note and act accordingly.

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

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Applicants for admission are requested to:

UNILORIN Postgraduate Courses.

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 parttime 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.Phil /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
    M.A.; 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 24 calendar 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

Details of Available Programmes


  1. Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
    1. M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  2. Department of Agronomy
    1. M.Sc.; Agronomy (with specialization in General Agronomy, Horticulture; Plant Breeding Genetics and Weed Science, Crop Physiology).
    2. M.Phil./Ph.D., Ph.D. Agronomy with specialization in General Agronomy, Horticulture and Weed Science.
    3. M.Sc.; Soil Science (with specialization in Soil Microbiology & Biochemistry, Soil Fertility and Chemistry, Soil and Water Management, Soil Survey and Land Use).
    4. M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Soil Science (with specialization in Genetics, Soil Science, Pedology, Soil Survey and Land Use, Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry)
  3. Department of Crop Protection
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Crop Protection (with specialization in Entomology; Plant -Pathology).
  4. Department of Animal Production
    1. Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Production
    2. M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Animal Production (with specialization in Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Physiology, Monogastric Nutrition, Ruminant Nutrition, Animal Products and Processing and Toxicology).
  5. Department of Home Economics and Food Science
    1. Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science M.Sc., M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Food Science M.Sc. Home Economics


  1. Department of Arabic
    1. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Arabic Languages. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Arabic Literature.
  2. Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages
    1. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Linguistics;
    2. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Applied Linguistics; M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Yoruba Language M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Yoruba Literature
    3. M.A. Translation Arts
  3. Department of The Performing Arts
    1. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Performing Arts (with specialization in Drama; Music; Dance).
  4. Department of Religions
    1. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Christian Studies.
    2. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Comparative Religious Studies M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Islamic Studies
  5. Department of History and International Studies
    1. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. History and International Studies.
  6. Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies
    1. M.A.; Ph.D. Peace and Development Studies. (with specialization in Conflict Management and Peace Building, Security and Strategic Studies, Peace and Environmental Studies and Peace and Development Journalism)
    2. M.A. Peace and Security Studies;
    3. M.A. Peace and Strategic Studies. (Holders of first degree certificates with a minimum of Second class Lower divisions)
  7. Department of English
    1. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. English
    2. M.A.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Literature-in-English
  8. Department of French
    1. M.A.; Ph.D. French Language
    2. M.A. Literature-in-French


  1. Department of Anatomy
    1. M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D. Anatomy
  2. Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Medical Microbiology and Parasitology (with specialization in Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Parasitology)
  3. Department of Physiology
    1. M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Physiology (with specialization in Cardiovascular Physiology; Endocrinology and Metabolism; Membrane Physiology; Neurophysiology).
  4. Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Pharmacology and Therapeutics.


  1. Department of Epidemiology and Community Health
    1. Master in Public Health (MPH)
  2. Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Tropical Paediatrics


  1. Department of Computer Science
    1. Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS).
  2. Department of Mass Communication
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Mass Communication


  1. Department of Educational Technology
    1. Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology (PGDET). M.Ed.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D.; Educational Technology.
  2. Department of Health Promotion and Environmental Health Education
    1. M.Ed.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Health Education Master of Public Health Education
  3. Department of Science Education
    1. M.Ed.; Ph.D. Science Education
    2. M.Ed.; Ph.D. Mathematics Education
  4. Department of Social Sciences Education
    1. M.Ed., M.Phil./Ph.D. Sociology of Education
    2. M.Ed., M.Phil./Ph.D. Educational Measurement and Research Evaluation
  5. Department of Adult and Primary Education
    1. M.Ed., Ph.D. Childhood Education Studies
  6. Department of Counsellor Education
    1. M.Ed.; Ph.D. Educational Guidance and Counselling
  7. Department of Educational Management
    1. M.Ed.; Ph.D. Educational Management


  1. Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
    1. M.Eng.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (with specialization in Soil and Water Conservation, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering; Farm Power & Machinery Engineering, Aquacultural Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering).
  2. Department of Chemical Engineering
    1. M.Eng.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (with specialization in Polymer Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Process Engineering).
  3. Department of Civil Engineering
    1. M.Sc. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
  4. Department of Mechanical Engineering
    1. M.Eng.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  5. Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    1. M.Eng. Electrical and Electronics Engineering (with specialization in Power & Machines and Electronics & Telecommunications).
    2. Ph.D. Electrical and Electronics Engineering (with specialization in Power & Machines and Electronics & Telecommunications).


  1. Department of Common Law
    1. LL.M; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Common Law.
  2. Department of Islamic Law
    1. LL.M; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Islamic Law.


  1. Department of Microbiology
    1. M.Sc.; Microbiology (with specialization in Industrial Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology; Medical & Veterinary Microbiology Microbial Physiology).
    2. M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Microbiology (with specialization in Industrial Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology; Medical & Veterinary Microbiology).
  2. Department of Zoology
    1. M.Sc. Zoology (with specialization in Cell Biology and Genetics, Entomology, Fisheries, Cell Biology, Genetics and Hydrobiology).
    2. M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Zoology (with specialization in Entomology, Fisheries and Hydrobiology and Parasitology).


  1. Department of Finance
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Accounting M.Sc.; Finance
  2. Department of Marketing
    1. M.Sc. Marketing


  1. M.Sc. Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
  2. M.Sc. Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
  3. M.Sc. Pharmaceutics and industrial Pharmacy
  4. M.Sc. Pharmacology and Toxicology


  1. Department of Mathematics
    1. M.Sc., M.Phil./Ph.D.; (with specialization in Optimization; Fluid Mechanics; Analytical Dynamics and Numerical Analysis).
    2. Ph.D. Mathematics (with specialization in Optimization; Fluid Mechanics; Analytical and Dynamics).
  2. Department of Chemistry
    1. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Chemistry.
    2. M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Chemistry (with specialization in Physical/Inorganic; Organic; Analytical/Environmental).
  3. Department of Physics
    1. M.Sc.; Physics (with specialization in Radio Propagation and Space/ Communication Physics, Ionospheric Physics, Solid State and Materials Science; Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Solar Energy and Solar Radiation Physics, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics).
    2. M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Physics (with specialization in Radio Propagation and Space/ Communication Physics, Ionospheric Physics, Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Solar Energy and Solar Radiation Physics, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics).
  4. Department of Statistics
    1. Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (PGDS).
    2. M.Sc.; Statistics (with specialization in Experimental Design, Statistical Quality Control, Biostatistics, Sample Survey and Demography, Multivariate Analysis, Econometrics, Mathematical Statistics).
  5. Department of Geology and Mineral Sciences
    1. Postgraduate Diploma in Geology (with specialization in Petroleum and Sedimentology – option, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology – option, Solid Minerals Exploration and Mining – option, Applied Geophysics – option).
    2. M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Geological Sciences (with specialization in Petroleum and Sedimentology – option, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology – option, Solid Minerals Exploration and Mining – option, Applied Geophysics – option).


  1. Department of Economics
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Economics (with specialization in Development Economics, Health Economics, International Trade and Finance, Monetary Economics, Public Finance and Transport Economics).
  2. Department of Geography
    1. M.Sc.; M.Phil./Ph.D.; Ph.D. Geography
  3. Department of Political Science
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Political Science.
  4. Department of Sociology
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Sociology (with specialization in Industrial Sociology; Criminology; Medical Sociology).


  1. Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D.; Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
  2. Department of Veterinary Anatomy
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D.; Veterinary Anatomy
  3. Department of Veterinary Medicine
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D.; Veterinary Medicine (with specialization in Large Animal Medicine, Small Animal Medicine, Aquatic and Fish Medicine and Avian Medicine).
  4. Department Veterinary Parasitology
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Veterinary Parasitology (with options in Veterinary Entomology, Veterinary Helminthology and Protozoology).
  5. Department of Veterinary Pathology
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Veterinary Pathology (with options Diagnostic Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Avian Pathology).
  6. Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Veterinary Physiology
  7. Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine
    1. M.Sc.; Ph.D. Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  8. Department of Theriogenology and Production
    1. Ph.D. Theriogenology


  1. Only available Courses for the session are advertised and as such candidates are advised to select courses available in the advertisement. Any action contrary to this instruction is at the candidate’s risk, please.
  2. Candidates are advised to PRINT out the advertisement and STUDY thoroughly before COMMENCING the application procedure

Duration for the UNILORIN Postgraduate Programmes

The Postgraduate session for the Master degree and Postgraduate Diploma is for 12 calendar months, commencing on 2nd October and ending on 30th September of the following year, while for the M.Phil. / Ph.D. and Ph.D. programme is 12 calendar months, session starts to count automatically on the date of first registration.

Candidates Eligible to Purchase the UNILORIN Postgraduate Admission Form.

NOTE: NYSC discharge/exemption certificate is compulsory to qualify for admission into Postgraduate Diploma and Master Programmes at the University of Ilorin. The date of issuance of the Certificate, as approved by Senate, should not be beyond September 30th of the year admission is sought.

Besides, all applicants to PG programmes at the University must write a qualifying examination/interview, for Postgraduate Diploma and Master Degrees, or partake in an interactive/interview session for Ph.D.. Candidates that will qualify for admission into any Master degree programme must obtain not less than 55% in the qualifying examination, while those that will qualify for recommendation for Ph.D. admission must obtain not less than 60% in the interactive or interview session. Graduates of the University of Ilorin with First Class or Second Class, Upper Division are, however, exempted from the qualifying examination for admission into Master degree programmes.

Important Notice to UNILORIN Postgraduate Prospective Students

Admission Procedure
Admission for Postgraduate Diploma, Master and Doctoral Degree programmes is done once in a year. PG academic calendar at the University of Ilorin runs between 2nd of October, when newly admitted students register for the session, till the 30th of September, when all academic activities for the session are expected to end. Advertisement for admission into PG programmes is usually published in a national daily as well as in the University Bulletin in the first week of April of every year.

Applicants are given up to six weeks to complete the online application for admission, and are expected to submit printed copies of the Application Forms to the PG School with copies of their credentials and other supporting documents such as transcript and references, not later than 2 weeks after the closure of the online application.

Within two weeks after closure of the Application exercise, the PG School screens applicants’ documents for eligibility after which it sends the documents to the various Departments.
Qualifying examination and/or Interactive/Interview session for Master degree programmes and Doctoral degree programmes, respectively, come up on the first Saturday of July, and by the 2nd week of August, Departments and Faculties are expected to conclude the Admission exercise and make recommendations to the PG School.

The PG School Board usually meets specially to consider the recommendations from Departments and Faculties for approval or amendments.

The Dean of the PG School gets approval of the Vice-Chancellor to publish the names of successful applicants, whose recommendations for admission are already approved by the PG School Board.
By the 2nd week of September, all successful candidates begin to get notifications that they have been offered provisional admission into the specific PG programmes they applied for.

They are expected to accept the offer within two weeks after receiving the notifications with the payment of an Acceptance Fee that gives them the guarantee that they are on their way to becoming PG students of the University of Ilorin.

How to Apply for UNILORIN Postgraduate Admission form.

Applications must be completed online and will be accepted until Sunday, 30th June, 2024. Please ensure that all supporting documents are submitted. Successful candidates will be informed via the University of Ilorin application portal

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

Please Note: This announcement also serves as an invitation to the Qualifying Examination scheduled for Saturday, 3rd August, 2024. It is crucial that all applicants provide a current mobile phone number and email address to ensure they receive all necessary communications. The University cannot be held liable for any issues arising from incorrect contact details provided by applicants. Please regularly check your emails and phone for updates.

Application Forms are to be completed on-line. Successful applicants would be notified by e-mail.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask us using the comment box below or call 08111141632, 09030924197.

Here at AllSchool, we wish you all the best life can offer. We pray you scale through the examination and get admission into UNILORIN…Best of Luck!

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Hi, please what are we to bring along on the examination day (like what documents??)?

Zekeri Ahmed Bako

Pls, I can’t find p.hd in business admin.
Is it dat u don’t offer it? Or was it an omission?
Pls respond


Pls when is the entrance examinations for master degree in unilorin commencin??


Good day, please I don’t know if you have a WhatsApp link for unilorin PG aspirants, as i will like to join to be updated. Thanks

Funsho Thomas

Please can I apply with Notifications of result? as our original result of the school is not yet available.

Esther Bulus Yawuck

I want to apply for 2024/2025 academic session post graduate studies at your institution, when will the site be opened for application?

How do I get to know the professors in my field? (chemistry)


Please i was trying to pay for the admission form last week but fortunately banks’ networks were down after i generated the RRR, please i am trying to proceed now, what is the next thing to do, it’s not taking in my mobile phone and email again. please help


please is the PG form out now

Adeniyi Tomiwa

Please I have a question.

I’ve secured the Form but I’m currently stucked on submitting the application form due to the fact that I’ll just be getting my certificate from school on Monday, so please I want to confirm hope it’s not too late by then or is there a deadline too for form submission? And when is the entrance exam?


Thanks for this info, I have applied to the school, but I was unable to choose my program of study and I have submitted my form.

Is the site design like this or it a mistake?

Please what can I do?


Frank Isibor

Good day, please is the PG application portal for UNILORIN open? If so, when is it closing? Thanks.

Ajala oluwafemi

Good morning , I studied building in my undergraduate days and I intend majoring in construction technology in civil in unilorin. Hope it is possible for me to do that

Adedayo Adeolu

Good morning, is the schools offering mpil/PhD in Peace and Development Studies


Please any update on UNILORIN POSTGRADUATE Admission, when is it likely for the admission list to be released?


Pls I need update on the postgraduate admission, we did entrance exam some weeks back and we are yet to see score or recommendation on our portal, pls what is going on?
I equally need WhatsApp group in order to get latest update


Is there any prospect of being giving admission for HND graduate with PGD for master in electrical engineering ?


Please sir,
When is the admission list coming out?

Ibrahim haruna

hi sir/ ma pls am a potential admission seeker with b ed in guidance and counseling n willing to have my masters in same field but my o level is pass not credit. can I be considered for admission for 2021/2022 section?

Motunrayo Catherine

Please sir, I want to confirm if they are still selling form for postgraduate students, please where can I obtain the form

Sanni Fatima

Pls any update on postgraduate entrance exam?


Pls any update on d unilorin postgraduate exam


Good evening. I registered for post graduate (2021). I’m just seeing some informations that we have to submit some hard copies. I haven’t submitted any and time as gone. What can I do?


Is the post graduate form still available.


Plz any update on the exam date of the post utme

Alabi Tobi

Good morning sir/ma, pls, what’s the latest update on Unilorin Postgraduate Admission and I’m in serious need of Past questions or hint on d qualifying exam for Anatomy dept.


Alabi Tobi

Good evening sir/ma. Pls, i need d past questions of unilorin qualifying exam or any hint on it so as to know the areas to read in preparing for d exam.

Alabi Tobi

Good evening sir/ma, pls, I need past questions on unilorin qualifying exam or any hint on it so as to know the areas to read in preparing for d exam.

Odebiyi Idayat

Good day! Pls will like to know if the postgraduate form is still available
Because I tried applying here online but not accessible .
Kindly help drop the valid website to apply if its still available . Thank you


Please do well to leave us information for screening when it’s out. Thank you


Pls sir/ma, I thought the purchase of the form should still be on because of the pandemic that disrupt the academic activities.

Alabi Tobi

Good afternoon, pls when is d submission of hard copy of application form and other documents likely to close cos of the public holidays( today and tomorrow).
Thank u.


Good morning sir or ma,please when is the transcript is likely to close


The submission of the postgraduate form hard copy will include which other documents and where to submit and at the same time are we going to anyone in the postgraduate school for the submission because of the pendamic and what time are used to be available there


When is the entrance examination is going to comes up for the post graduate applicants?


Please what is the address to send the transcripts to for the postgraduate programme

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