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UNICAL Postgraduate Admission Form 2017/2018 Is Out

University of Calabar, UNICAL Postgraduate admission form for the 2017/2018 academic session is out. The sale of the University of Calabar PG admission application form has now commenced. Interested members of the public are hereby informed.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into graduate programmes in the 2017/2018 academic year leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degrees of the University of Calabar.

UNICAL Postgraduate Admission Form

UNICAL Postgraduate Programmes Duration and Admission (Entry) Requirements

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 Master’s and Ph.D degrees.
  1. Duration of Programme: For full-time studies the Postgraduate Diploma lasts for two (2) semesters. The Master’s degrees last for 4 semesters; and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes last for 6 semesters.
    For part-time programmes, the Master’s degrees last for 6 semesters, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) lasts for 10 semesters.
    Note that PGD programmes run on full-time basis only.
  2. Requirements for UNICAL PG Admission: 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 Master’s programmes and 4.00 on a 5-point scale and 3.00 on a 4-point scale for the Ph.D programmes.
    A CGPA of 1.50 and above is required for PGD programmes. Candidates with Master’s degree from recognized universities may credit the relevant courses towards the Ph.D programme, provided that the quality of the grade is acceptable to the Graduate School.
Note: Filling of forms – Surnames first, First name next, Middle name last.
There will be no changes made after submission of application forms online. Therefore candidates 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 Ph.D, M.A, M.Ed, M.Sc, MPH, LLM, and PGD.

How To Apply For UNICAL Postgraduate Admission For 2017/2018 Academic Session

Interested candidates are to first log on to our website: or click here to access and download the prospectus for the complete description of available courses.
Thereafter, candidates are required to pay a non-refundable fee of ₦15,000.00 at any bank nationwide via E-Transact platform for Graduate School application form 2017/2018 academic session.  
A printout with a unique pin will be issued at the bank. Candidates will then enter their unique PIN and their mobile phone numbers on 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 PRINTbutton 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 Postgraduate Application
  1. Walk into any bank across the federation and make payment on E-Transact platform to purchase UNICAL Graduate School application form for 2017/2018 academic session.
  2. Make a payment of ₦15,000.00 and obtain the payment slip.
  3. Go back online to
  4. Log on with the generated pin on the payment slip to fill the Postgraduate form.

Concept Note and Transcripts Forwarding

Below are the guidelines regarding concept note submission and results transcripts forwarding for University of Calabar Postgraduate admission application:
As part of the application, candidates are expected to submit a CONCEPT NOTE of 2 pages maximum for Ph.D programmes and one (1) page maximum for Master’s programmes.
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 PROPOSALhighlighting what candidates intend to research on when admitted. It will have 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
Note: Candidates who fail to send their concept notes online along with their application forms will not be allowed to take part in the oral interview.
Candidates are to ensure that their academic transcripts are forwarded by their previous institutions through courier service to the Academic Secretary, Graduate School, University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115, Calabar, Cross River State, ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE INDICATED BELOW.
Candidates whose transcripts are not received in the Graduate School by OCTOBER 20, 2017, shall NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION.
There will be no room for awaiting results (all applicants whose results have not been approved by the Graduate School Board/University Senate will not be considered for admission).

University of Calabar Postgraduate Admission Screening Date – 2017/2018

Admission Screening Day
Friday, 20th October, 2017 for MBA, MPAS, and all PGD candidates, While Saturday, 21st October, 2017 is for Masters and Ph.D candidatesThe screening test will be a computer based test 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/concept note for Ph.D and Master’s candidates.
  • There shall be No oral interview for MBA, MPAS and all PGD programmes.

Application Closing Date

The website for submission of UNICAL Postgraduate application form will be shut and closed down on the 8th October, 2017.
Admission / Available Programmes: 080988768836
Issues with Online Forms: 08183626190, 08098957263, 08054165689; E-Mail:
Also call the number on the last page of the Faculty publication for inquiry. All calls must be between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.

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