Admission Form For 2016/17 ABU Postgraduate is Out

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, invites applications from suitably QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION INTO Postgraduate programmes of the School for the 2016/2017 Academic Session.


  • An applicant for Postgraduate studies must have met the normal undergraduate requirements of at least five relevant O’ level credits or a combination of relevant O’ level credits and A ‘level qualifications (in a maximum of 2 sittings) such as IJMB, HND, HSC, NCE, etc. In all cases these must include a credit in O’ level English Language and Mathematics (where required).
  • A holder of HND (minimum of an Upper Credit) or equivalent is ordinarily not qualified for Masters Admission except where he/she has acquired an additional qualification such as a PGD in the same or related field whereby he/she may be admitted.
  • Applicants with 3rd class Degrees can, in some cases, be admitted, provided they possess additional relevant qualifications such as a PGD and/or post-graduation work experience (at least 5 years) acceptable to the University.
  • Holders of Pass Degree or HND (lower than an Upper Credit) are not eligible for postgraduate studies in ABU.
  • PhD applicants must hold a Master degree with a research thesis component (not project). Candidates with a CGPA score of less than 3.5 are not eligible for PhD admission.
  • Where a PhD applicant is judged to be deficient, has a professional Master’s degree or Masters without a Thesis component, he/she maybe considered for an M.Phil.
  • Applicants who earn a minimum CGPA of a 3.5 at the end of the M.Phil. programme shall be upgraded to proceed with the relevant PhD study.
  • Applicants for PhD programmes are expected to liaise with the relevant departments/programmes prior to selection of their proposed research areas to ascertain the department’s capability to host their proposed study.
  • Where a Master or PhD student is unable to complete his/her study within the stipulated time, such a student shall be awarded the relevant PGD or M.Phil. respectively (where applicable).


Interested and qualified candidates are required to go to to create an account to obtain a uniqueTransaction ID which you will use to pay for your application form.

All PG application forms cost=N=10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira) only.However, the banks will also charge a token administrative fee in addition to the cost of application forms. Please see list of participating banks below.

Participating Banks

After creating your account on this portal, please proceed to pay for your forms at any branch of the underlisted banks nation-wide:

SN Bank Name
1. ABU Microfinance Bank, Samaru Zaria.
2. FCMB Plc
3. United Bank for Africa (UBA)
4. First Bank of Nigeria Plc
5. Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
6. Zenith Bank Plc
7. Fidelity Bank Plc
8. Access Bank
9. Keystone Bank Plc
10. Skye Bank Plc
11. Diamond Bank Plc
12. Eco Bank Plc
13. Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc
14. Mainstreet Bank
15. Unity Bank Plc


All candidates applying for:

  1. Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD)
  3. Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  4. MPA/PGDPA, M.Ed/Ph.D. (Admin and Planning)

are to note that they SHALL BE REQUIREDto write Entrance Examinations for their respective programmes. The dates, venues and times of the examinations shall be communicated in due course.


ABU postgraduate admission application closes Monday, 7th November, 2016.