Obafemi Awolowo University


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About Us

Obafemi Awolowo University has the  vision to be  top rated university in Africa, that is, the technological flagship of the West African sub-region, as evidenced by its application of modern technology to teaching, research and community service, and its provision of practical solutions to social, cultural and economic problems.And mission to promote by research and other means the advancement of knowledge and its practical application to social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological problems; to create a conducive teaching and learning community for imparting skills, knowledge, behavior and attitude; advance and protect the independence of the academic enterprise; engender a sense of selfless public service and promote the African culture and tradition.
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Admission and Applications

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A general requirement for admission is a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Letters, Philosophy or Science or an acceptable equivalent from an approved University. An academic standing of a minimum of second class lower division or a grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) is required for admission to Masters degrees: a second class upper division for MPhil: and an MPhil or Master’s degree with research thesis in appropriate field and at least 60% (B+) weighted average in the Masters coursework for admission to Doctorate degree.

 

The Postgraduate programmes available are:

 

 

    Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates

 

    Masters degrees

 

        Masters with coursework, long essays/reports – MSc, MA, LLM, MEd, MFA & including Professional Masters – MSc, MA

 

        Masters with coursework & research thesis – MSc, MA

 

        Master of Philosophy (MPhil) with coursework & research thesis

 

    Doctorate (Ph.D)

 

 

 

How and When to Apply

 

 

Application for admission must be completed on the online forms supplied by the University, which may be obtained from the PG College website.

 

 

Requests for application are advertised by the University about June every year. Admission is conducted once (Harmattan semester) every year to the Humanity- based disciplines and twice to the Sciences.

 

Admissions and Registration

 

 

A student is not officially registered for classes until the entire registration procedure is completed each semester. A request for deferral of admission must be made in writing within 3 months of admission and approved by senate on the recommendation of the Postgraduate College Board.

 

Enrollment and Residency Requirement

 

 

Part- time academic enrollment is available at professional Master level and at Doctoral level for those with good educational reasons for so doing. A graduate student is expected to enroll for each regular academic semester (unless an official leave of absence has been granted by the postgraduate Board) until all requirements for an advanced degree have been completed.

 

Academic Supervision

 

 

Graduate work is supervised by at least one formally appointed graduate supervisor in each academic unit with an advanced degree programme.

 

Academic Disqualification

 

 

A student may be disqualified by Senate as a result of any of the following:

 

 

    Non- registration for 2 or more consecutive semesters

 

    Unsatisfactory academic progress

 

    A weighted semester coursework average grade less than B (50%)

 

    Failure (grade less than 45%) in more than two courses in any semester

 

    Failure in any repeated course irrespective of weighted grade average

 

    Exceeding the duration or approved extended duration of study

 

    Concurrent enrollment for more than one postgraduate programme in the University

 

 

 

Financial Assistance to Students

 

Several types of financial assistance are available to outstanding students. These include postgraduate fellowships, doctoral research grants and inducement allowance to all academic members of staff undergoing postgraduate training.

 

Other Graduate Support Facilities On Campus

 

 

    University Library

 

    Central Science Laboratory

 

    The Health Center

 

    University Bokshop

 

    National Center for Technology Management (NACETEM)

 

    Center for Energy Research & Development (CERD)

 

    Regional Center for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS)

 

    African Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education

 

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