UNICAL Postgraduate Admission Form 2024

University of Calabar Postgraduate Admission Form

UNICAL Postgraduate Admission Form is now on sale. See how to download and process the University of Calabar Postgraduate Admission Form. Also checkout application deadline for UNICAL PG Programmes.

University of Calabar Postgraduate Admission Form
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University of Calabar Postgraduate Admission Form

Prospective candidates and members of the public are invited by the Management of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) to apply for Postgraduate programmes that lead to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degree for the current academic session.

UNICAL Available Postgraduate Programmes

Click here to view UNICAL Postgraduate Courses/Prospectus detailing the available courses for 2024 academic session for Programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s, and Ph.D degrees.

Listed below is an accurate summary of the Postgraduate programmes obtainable in the University of Calabar (UNICAL)

  1. Faculty of Agriculture

    Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Animal Science; Crop Science; Soil Science; Forestry and Wildlife Resource Management.

  2. Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences

    Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Microbiology/ Parasitology Unit, Chemical Pathology Unit, Histophathology Unit and Haematology Unit), Radiography and Radiological Sciences, Nursing Sciences.

  3. Faculty of Arts

    English and Literary Studies; History and 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; Physiology.

  5. Faculty of Biological Sciences

    Botany, Genetics & Biotechnology, Microbiology, Zoology and Environmental Biology.

  6. Faculty of Education

    Arts Education; Business Education; Continuing Education and Development Studies; Curriculum and Teaching; Educational Administration and Planning; Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling; Environmental Education; Library and Information Science; Science Education; Social Science Education; Special Education.

  7. Faculty of Law


  8. Faculty of Management Sciences

    Accounting, Banking and Finance; Business Management; Marketing.

  9. Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

    Medicine and Dentistry; Community Medicine.

  10. Faculty of Physical Sciences

    Geology; Mathematics; Statistics; Computer Science; Physics; Pure and Applied Chemistry.

  11. Faculty of Social Sciences

    Economics; Geography and Environmental Science; Political Science; Sociology; Public Administration.

  12. Institute of Education

    PGD Education, PGD Environmental Education

  13. Institute of Oceanography

    Fisheries and Aquaculture; Physical Oceanography; Biological Oceanography

  14. Institute of Public Policy and Administration

    PGD Public Administration; Policy and Administrative Studies (MPAS)

  15. Centre for Water Resources Management

Postgraduate Admission Requirements Into UNICAL

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. Courses may be offered full-time or part-time.

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.

Requirements for 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.

How To Process UNICAL Postgraduate Admission Form

Prospective candidates are advised to check the UNICAL Postgraduate Prospectus to get the complete description of the course they intend to apply for.

This will help ascertain if the applicant has met the requirement specified by the institution. 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.

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 Graduate School application form for the current academic session.
  2. Make a payment of ₦15,000.00 and obtain the payment slip.
  3. Go online to unicalonline.edu.ng/admissions
  4. Log on with the generated pin on the payment slip to fill the Postgraduate form.
  5. Candidates will then enter their unique PIN and their mobile phone numbers on unicalonline.edu.ng/admissions to access the form.
  6. Follow the steps by providing your data as prompted and ensure that your form is submitted.

Note: Candidates should comply with the instructions below while applying for any of the UNICAL Postgraduate programme. 

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 measure was adopted 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.


In line with the application process, 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 Proposal highlighting what candidates intend to research on when admitted. It will have to cover the following:

  1. Statement of the problem
  2. Relevance of study to self and society
  3. Aim(s) of the study
  4. Justification
  5. Methodology
  6. Brief theoretical background.

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.

Transcript For UNICAL PG Admission

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.

Applicants whose transcripts are not received in the Graduate School by the deadline 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).

Related: How to Process and Verify UNICAL Transcript


  1. Candidates are to print out a copy of your form and concept note, by clicking on print button after submission.
  2. Candidates are to bring a copy of the printed form to the venue on the day of the screening.

UNICAL Postgraduate Screening Schedule/ Application Deadline

The respective date for the screening schedule as well as the deadline for submission of application is posted on the official website

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