Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Postgraduate programmes (Full-time and Part-time) of Kwara State University, Malete for the 2023/2024 Academic Session.
1. Admission Requirements
a. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programmes
The following shall qualify for the Postgraduate Diploma admission.
i. Graduates of Kwara State University or other recognised universities.
ii. Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) (not HD) with minimum of Credit pass or its equivalent in relevant areas.
iii. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above, which are acceptable to the Board of School of Postgraduate Studies and Senate of the University.
iv. In addition to (i) – (iii) above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation.
The duration of the PGD Programme is a minimum of 2 semesters and a maximum of 4 semesters.
b. Master’s Degree (Academic)
The following shall qualify for the Masters’ degree admission:
i. Graduates of Kwara State University or other recognised universities who have obtained the approved Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Second Class (Upper Division).
ii. Candidates with Second Class Lower Division may, however, be considered for admission. Such candidates shall write a qualifying examination.
iii. In addition to the above, a candidate must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation.
Candidates to be considered for admission into the M.Phil./Ph.D. degree programme should have obtained a Master’s degree with a minimum of 55% cumulative (Weighted) Average Score. Such candidates must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation. The M.Phil./Ph.D. may be terminal if the candidate scores less than 60% after M.Phil examination.
d. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) Degree Programmes
Candidates to be considered for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programme must have obtained a Master’s degree with a minimum Cumulative (Weighted) Average Score of 60%. Such candidates must satisfy the University’s requirements for matriculation.
The minimum period allowed for Master’s degree programme (Full-time) is three (3) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters. The minimum period allowed for M.Phil. is two (2) semesters and the maximum of four (4) semesters.
The minimum period allowed for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programmes (Full Time) is six (6) semesters and a maximum of ten (10) semesters.
The minimum period allowed for Master`s degree programme (Part-time) is Six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters while a minimum of eight (8) semesters is for Ph.D. Part-Time programme.
All academic programmes will be by a combination of course work and research.
4. Procedure for Payment of fees
a) Visit https://portal.kwasu.edu.ng
b) Click on Apply now.
c) Click on Postgraduate link on Apply Now menu
d) Enter few details as requested in the form and click Next button.
e) Click make payment.
f) Enter your ATM Card information requested to make payment.
g) Application number is generated after a successful payment.
h) Write down your application number.
i) Login with your Application number and surname as password to complete your application.
j) Upon completion, print out your completed application and payment receipt.
Note that payment is strictly with Interswitch MasterCard or Verve Card.
5. Guidelines for Application
a). Applicants seeking admission into the University’s postgraduate programme should first visit www.kwasu.edu.ng for stipulated entry requirements, and then follow the instructions to proceed with an online application.
b). Sale of application forms begins on Friday, 25th August 2023 and ends on Tuesday, 24th October, 2023.
c). Application form fee is N30,000:00. (Thirty Thousand Naira only)
d). All candidates must apply for their official Bachelor’s or Master’s degree academic transcript to be sent to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, Kwara State University, Malete not later than Friday, 27th October, 2023.
For further enquiries, please contact the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies on