ABU Postgraduate 2016/17 Admission Form is Out

ABU logoWe are glad to inform the general public and all interested candidates that the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Postgraduate Admission application form for the 2016/2017 academic session is out and available on sale.

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, is using this medium to invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Postgraduate programmes of the School for the 2016/2017 Academic Session.


ABU Postgraduate 2016/2017 Admission – General Entry Requirements

  • An applicant for Postgraduate studies must have met the normal undergraduate requirements of at least five relevant O’ level credits or a combination of relevant O’ level credits and A ‘level qualifications (in a maximum of 2 sittings) such as IJMB, HND, HSC, NCE, etc. In all cases these must include a credit in O’ level English Language and Mathematics (where required).
  • A holder of HND (minimum of an Upper Credit) or equivalent is ordinarily not qualified for Masters Admission except where he/she has acquired an additional qualification such as a PGD in the same or related field whereby he/she may be admitted.
  • Applicants with 3rd class Degrees can, in some cases, be admitted, provided they possess additional relevant qualifications such as a PGD and/or post-graduation work experience (at least 5 years) acceptable to the University.
  • Holders of Pass Degree or HND (lower than an Upper Credit) are not eligible for postgraduate studies in ABU.
  • PhD applicants must hold a Master degree with a research thesis component (not project). Candidates with a CGPA score of less than 3.5 are not eligible for PhD admission.
  • Where a PhD applicant is judged to be deficient, has a professional Master’s degree or Masters without a Thesis component, he/she maybe considered for an M.Phil.
  • Applicants who earn a minimum CGPA of a 3.5 at the end of the M.Phil. programme shall be upgraded to proceed with the relevant PhD study.
  • Applicants for PhD programmes are expected to liaise with the relevant departments/programmes prior to selection of their proposed research areas to ascertain the department’s capability to host their proposed study.
  • Where a Master or PhD student is unable to complete his/her study within the stipulated time, such a student shall be awarded the relevant PGD or M.Phil. respectively (where applicable).


ABU Postgraduate Programmes – How To Apply

Cost Of Application Form

All PG application forms cost ₦10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira) only.

However, the banks will also charge a token administrative fee in addition to the cost of application forms. Please see list of participating banks below.

Interested and qualified candidates are required to go to http://forms.abu.edu.ng/pgform/ to create an account to obtain a unique Transaction ID which you will use to pay for your application form.

Authorized Banks

After creating your account on this portal, please proceed to pay for your forms at any branch of the underlisted banks nation-wide:

SN Bank Name
1. ABU Microfinance Bank, Samaru Zaria.
2. FCMB Plc
3. United Bank for Africa (UBA)
4. First Bank of Nigeria Plc
5. Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
6. Zenith Bank Plc
7. Fidelity Bank Plc
8. Access Bank
9. Keystone Bank Plc
10. Skye Bank Plc
11. Diamond Bank Plc
12. Eco Bank Plc
13. Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc
14. Mainstreet Bank
15. Unity Bank Plc


Entrance Examinations for Some Postgraduate Programmes

  1. Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD)
  3. Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  4. MPA/PGDPA, M.Ed/Ph.D. (Admin and Planning)

All candidates applying for anyone of the above programmes are to note that they SHALL BE REQUIRED to write Entrance Examinations for their respective programmes. The dates, venues and times of the examinations shall be communicated in due course.


ABU Postgraduate Application Closing Date

ABU postgraduate admission application closes Monday, 7th November, 2016


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