University of Calabar admissionApplications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Graduate programmes in the 2014/2015 academic year leading to the award of Post Graduate Diploma, Masters, MPhil and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees of the University of Calabar.


Courses may be offered full-time or part-time. All programmes begin with coursework and end with a project for Graduate Diploma, MBA, MPA and MPAS or thesis for Masters and Ph.D degrees. For full-time studies in most programmes, the Post Graduate Diploma lasts for one calendar year, the Masters degrees last for 2 years and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes extend over a minimum of 3 years. Part-time programmes take a much longer time. Candidates with Mastersdegree from recognized universities may credit the relevant courses towards the Ph.Dprogramme, provided the quality of the grade is acceptable to the Graduate School. Candidates are required to have a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale and 2.75 on a 4-point scale for Masters programmes and 4.00 on a 5-point scale and 3.00 on a 4-point scale for Ph.Dprogrammes.

Note: Filling of forms – Surname First, First Name next, Middle Name last. All PGD programmes are run on full time basis. There will be no changes made after submission of application forms online. Therefore candidate must think through before submission as any change will attract a fee. This is to prevent multiple applications. The titles Mr, Miss or Mrs may be used but not Rev (Dr), Chief, etc. Programmes applied for should be M.A, M.Ed, M.Sc.Ed, M.Sc, LL.M, Ph.D, MPhil/Ph.D, PGDE, PGDEE, PGDPA, PGDM, PGD, etc.


The MPhil/Ph.D option is available for all programmes. Candidates may be admitted into the MPhil/Ph.Dprogramme in exceptional circumstances where the CGPA in the Masters degree is lower than the minimum required B (60%) average or 4.00 on a 5-point scale. This should however not fall below 55% average or 3.5 on a 5 point scale. The MPhil/Ph.D option will also be available to candidates interested in pursuing Ph.Dprogrammes in fields different from, but relevant to that in which they obtained their Masters degree. A terminal MPhil degree will be awarded if the candidate fails to make the minimum required to transit to the Ph.Dprogramme


Interested candidates are to first log on to our website http://www.unicalonline.edu.ng and click here to access the prospectus for the complete description of available courses for 2014/2015 academic year. Thereafter, candidates are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of N15, 000.00 at any branch of the under-listed banks nationwide. A printout with a unique PIN will be issued at the bank . Candidates would then enter their unique PIN and their mobile phone numbers on the website to access the form. Follow the steps by providing your data as prompted and ensure that your form is submitted. YOU ARE TO PRINT OUT A COPY OF YOUR FORM AND CONCEPT NOTE, BY CLICKING ON PRINT button after submission. Please bring a copy of the printed form to the venue on the day of the screening.

Process flow of E-Scratch Card for UNICAL Post Graduate Application

1. Walk into any bank across the federation and make payment on E-Transact platform to purchase Graduate School application form for 2014/2015 academic session

2. Walk into any Enterprise Bank across the federation and make payment on Calpay platform to purchase Graduate School application form for 2014/2015 academic session

3. Walk into any Zenith Bank across the federation and make payment on Xpath platform to purchase Graduate School form for 2014/2015 academic session

4. Make a payment of N15,000.00 and obtain the payment slip

5. . Go online to www.unicalpg.org

6. Log on with the generated pin on the payment slip to fill the Post Graduate form


As part of the application, candidates are expected to submit a CONCEPT NOTE of 3 pages maximum for Ph.D programmes and a-one-and-a-half (1 ½) page maximum for Masters’ programme. The concept note will be typed online in a space provided in the form and printed out for submission to the department. The concept note is a MINI SUMMARY OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL highlighting what candidates intend to research on when admitted. It has to cover the following:

  • Statement of the problem
  • Relevance of study to self and society
  • Aim(s) of the study
  • Justification
  • Methodology
  • Brief Theoretical Background


Candidates are to ensure that their academic transcripts are forwarded by their previous institutions to the Academic Secretary, Graduate School, University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115, Calabar, Cross River State, on or before deadline indicated below.


All candidates are also expected to take part in the Admission screening exercise which will take place on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014 as follows: Part A – Written (Use of English Language, Logic, Mathematics, ICT and General Knowledge); Part B – Oral Interview in the respective Departments (based on subject area).


The website for admission application will shut down on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014.

Programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, MPhil/Ph.D and Ph.D degrees are available in the underlisted Departments. For details of each programme and specific requirements, log on to http://www.unicalonline.edu.ng. or click here to access the prospectus for the complete description of available courses for 2014/2015 academic year

1. Faculty of Agriculture
Agricultural Economics and Extension; Animal Science; Crop Science; Soil Science; Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management.

2. Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences
Public Health; Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Microbiology/Parasitology Unit, Chemical Pathology Unit and Haematology Unit), Radiography & Radiological Sciences.

3. Faculty of Arts English and Literary Studies; History & International Studies; Linguistics and Communication Studies; Religious and Cultural Studies; Philosophy; Theatre and Media Studies; Modern Languages and Translation Studies.

4. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
Anatomy; Biochemistry; Pharmacology.

5. Faculty of Clinical Sciences
Community Medicine (M.Sc Clinical Epidemiology and disease Control)

6. Faculty of Education
Adult and Continuing Education; Educational Administration and Planning; Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling; Vocational and Special Education; Library and Information Science.

7. Faculty of Law: LL.M and Ph.D

8. Faculty of Management Sciences Banking and Finance; Business Management; Marketing

9. Faculty of Social Sciences
Economics; Geography and Environmental Science; Political Science; Sociology; Public Administration.

10. Faculty of Science
otany; Genetics and Biotechnology; Geology; Maths/Statistics & Computer Science; Microbiology; Physics; Pure and Applied Chemistry; Zoology and Environmental Biology.

11. Institute of Oceanography
Fisheries and Aquaculture (PGD only); Coastal Zone Management (PGD only)

12. Institute of Education
PGD Education; PGD Environmental Education

13.Institute of Public Policy and Administration
Public Administration (PGDPA only)

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