The University of Benin (UNIBEN) invites applications from
suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following
Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of
Postgraduate Diploma, Masters degree and Ph.D for the
2017/2018 Academic Session. The application will commence
on Monday, 1st May, 2017.
1) FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
2) FACULTY OF ARTS
3) FACULTY OF EDUCATION
4) FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
5) INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
6) INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & EXTENSION
7) FACULTY OF LAW
8) FACULTY OF LIFE SCIENCES
9) FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
10) COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
11) FACULTY OF PHARMACY
13) FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES
14) SCHOOL OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES
15) FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
16) CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN GEOSCIENCES &
17) UNIVERSITY F BENIN/ AFRICAN ECONOMIC RESEARCH
CONSORTIUM CORROBORATIVE PH.D PROGRAMME IN
18) CENTRE FOR GENDER STUDIES
GENERAL ADMISSION 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,) NOTE: A
CREDIT PASS IN MATHS AND ENGLISH IS REQUIRED.
II. Four credits at Ordinary level, plus OND (not pass), NCE,
IJMB or Advance level passes or any other equivalent..
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
IV. Candidates who obtained Master‟s degree but with
Weighted Average Score (WAS) between 55.0-59% can only be
considered for admission into the M.Phil programme in the
V. A candidate applying for the Ph.D in any programme of the
University of Benin must have obtained a minimum weighted
average score of 60% in the Master‟s 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% .
VII. Only students who have the NYSC discharge, exemption or
exclusion certificate can be allowed to clear into the different
Transcripts: 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
Applications of candidates whose transcripts are not
forwarded to the school shall not be processed.
Referees Reports: Candidates should request their referees to
mail reports on them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 this website for
those courses that require written entrance examination.
Please indicate your e-mail address / telephone when applying.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Candidates are to purchase application forms online with a
valid VERVE OR MASTER ATM BANK CARD for the sum of
N12,050.00. Application fee is N11.500 while Processing fee is
Candidates are to complete the application online via https://
uniben.waeup.org/ The form must be correctly filled with all
information required before submitting online and thereafter
The following documents will be printed out from the
Website:- application and referee forms.
Any form not properly filled will not be treated.
Admission into some programmes shall be through entrance
examination to be conducted on soon to be announced date at
the Ugbowo campus.
However, there will be no Entrance Examinations for some
programmes. Admission into such programmes will be based
on the general requirements approved by the Senate.
Only candidate given admission into the various PG
programmes are to proceed to pay the total amount of Non-
Refundable Acceptance fees itemised below.
Bank / Portal Charges – 3,000.00
Admission clearance – 20,000.00
ICT Levy – 6,000.00
Development levy – 15,000.00
MTN Net Library – 1,000.00
Total – 45,000.00
Note: Acceptance fee must be paid before candidates can be
All application processes must be completed by Tuesday, 30th