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Admission Requirements


These requirements are set by various Schools and with further input from the ADMISSION POLICY Committee. However, UENR will take a holistic approach towards selection of potential candidates taking into consideration work experience and research accomplishment, marginalized groups as well as relevance and need of proposed study area in the attainment of mission of UENR .

Applications shall normally be received through advertisements in the printmedia and on website. As much as possible, online applications shall be encouraged. All applications will be supported by letters of recommendation and transcript(s) of previous tertiary academic degrees/diplomas.

Standing committees of the Schools and the Graduate School shall monitor applications received, meet and recommend the offer of admissions on periodic basis. UENR would adopt a strategy to admit on receipt of applications from candidates who meet the requirements for admission. This is a strategically useful approach towards overseas/international students’ admission.


To be eligible for admission in the Postgraduate Diploma programme, candidates must be a

first-degree holders in a relevant discipline from any recognized University, or holders of HND with a minimum two ( 2) years post-qualification experience.

To be eligible for admission into the Masters Research Degree programme, candidate must be graduate of this University or any other University recognised by Academic Board and shall normally have obtained a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) degree in the relevant field. Excellent candidates may be admitted into M.Phil programme in the first instance and later upgraded into the PhD prograame after sucessful completion of the course work and upon recommendations from the Depaertment and School Boards. For non-research Masters degree candidates, holders of Bachelors degree with a minimum of three (3) years working experience may be considered for admission. Holders of post graduate diploma certificates with excellent classification may be admitted to non-research Masters programmes. Some Schools or Departments may require further selection by examination and/or interview.

To be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme, a student must have obtained a Master’s degree from this University or its equivalent from any other University recognised by Academic Board. Exceptional Second year M.Phil/MSc students may be upgraded into the Ph.D programme upon recommendation from the Department and School Boards. In exceptional cases non-research Masters degree holders may be admitted into the Ph.D programme after successful completion of further 6-12 months supervised postgraduate training programme.

Registration and Duration of Programmes

The Postgraduate Diploma programme shall be field/practical-oriented, shall run on full-time or part-time basis only, and shall normally be for duration of two semesters for full time and four semesters for part-time.

The Master degree programmes (MPhil or MSc by research) may be run on full-time or part-time basis. For full-time registration, the minimum duration shall normally be four semesters and maximum of eight semesters. For part-time registration, the minimum duration shall be six semesters and maximum of ten semesters, from the date of registration. Masters by course work shall be of 2 semester modular-style, and on full time basis and shall be of 2 semester-equivalent duration.

Registration for the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme shall be on full-time and part-time basis. For full-time registration, the minimum duration of the programme shall be six semesters (maximum ten semesters); the minimum and maximum duration shall be eight and twelve semesters respectively for part-time registration. For holders of Research Masters degrees, the minimum duration shall be two semesters for full or four semesters for part-time registration respectively.