Nnamdi Azikiwe University UNIZIK Admission to Postgraduate Nursing Courses for 2015/2016

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time or part-time admissions to the postgraduate courses offered by Nnamdi Azikiwe University for the 2015/2016 academic year.




Doctorate and Masters’ Degree and Postgraduate Diploma Programmes are available in the areas listed below


Health Science & Technology
 Nursing Sciences: PGD, M.Sc., Ph.D.






The following may apply for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma programme:


2. 1.1. Graduates from approved Universities who hold first degree classification with a FCGPA of 2.50 and above on a 5point scale.


2.1.2. Candidates from approved Polytechnic, Monotechnics, and who hold a Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit.



The following may apply for admission into Masters Programmes:


2.2.1. Graduates from approved Universities who have obtained the appropriate degree with minimum FCGPA of 3.00 on a 5 point scale or a minimum of 60% for universities who do not use Final Cumulative Grade Point Average, in the proposed field of study.


2.2.2. Holders of Postgraduate Diploma from recognized institutions with an FCGPA of 3.50 and above (on a 5 point scale).



2.3.1 Graduates from approved universities who obtained Masters degree in the proposed field of study with minimum FCGPA OF 3.50 on a 5 point scale or a minimum of 60% for universitues with fo not use the Final Cumulative Grade Point Average



Candidates for all Postgraduate programmes must have a minimum of 5 credits including English Language and any four relevant subjects at one or two sittings in addition to other Departmental/Faculty and General University Requirements.




 Postgraduate Diploma Programme (PGD)

The full time Postgraduate Diploma programme lasts for a minimum of 12 continuous calendar months. Part time programme shall last for a minimum of 18 calendar months.


4.2 Masters Degree Programmes

The Masters Degree programmes last for a minimum of three (3) semesters for full-time and a maximum of Six (6) Semesters. Part-Time programme shall last for a minimum

of five (4) semesters and a maximum if Eight (8) Semesters


4.3 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme

Full-Time PhD programmes will last for a minimum of Six (6) Semesters of ful-time and a maximum of Ten (10) Semesters.  Part-Time programme shall last for minimum of Eight (8) Semesters and a maximum of Fourteen (14) Semesters.




 Application form should be completed on-line by logging onto:

 my.unizik.edu.ng/postgraduate on payment of N10, 000.00 (Ten thousand naira only) in any of the Branches of the of the following banks: Access Bank, First Bank, Diamond Bank, Enterprise Bank, Fidelity Bank, GTBank, UBA, and Zenith Bank.


Applicants are advised to obtain information on Departmental requirements and areas of specialization from the website www.unizik.edu.ng/postgraduate


Fill and submit online the ompleted Application from, scanning and attaching the claimed certificates, including O’ level certificates, evidence of change of name, birth certificate, teller and confirmation order from the bank of puchase.


Print the completed Application Form for your personal use. You will requires this document in the course of the admission and registration.


5.3 Download and print a copy of the transcript form. The form should be sent to the candidates’ institution for his/her academic transcripts.

Students are to ensure that the Transcript Form is attached to the Transcript.


Applicants shoulf include the names and e-mail addresses of three Referees. At least two of the referees must be Academics not e-mail addresses of three Referees. At least two of the referees must be Academics not lower than rank of a senior Lecturer.


Ph.D. applicants are expected to submit online a proposal; of not more than five type written pages that should include:


a.  Topic (not more than 18 words)

b.  Brief background of the Study

c.  Aims and Objectives/Purpose

d.  Methodology

e.  Expected Outcomes

f.  References


Transcript should be forwarded to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies not later than 7th September, 2015.


Qualified Applicants will be invited for screening test on 16th September, 2015


Ph.D. Applicants shall also undertake oral defense of their written proposal on 17th September, 2015.


N.B. Any person who will still be on National Service on 1st Octoberm 2015 need not apply. For more information log on to www.unizik.edu.ng/postgraduate



Dr.Ifeyinwa F. Anolu

Deputy Registrar/Secrtary

School of Postgraduate Studies

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