Apply for ATBU Postgraduate Admission Form – 2015/16


Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU postgraduate programmes admission application form for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Science (M. Sc), Master of Tech. Education (M. Tech. Ed), Master of Engineering (M. Eng.), Master of Technology (M.Tech.), Master of Business Administration (MBA,) Master Banking and Finance (MBF), Master of Entrepreneurship and Business Development (MEBD) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) for the 2015/2016 academic session.

ATBU Postgraduate Admission Form

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into various full-time and part-time Postgraduate degree programmes of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi for the 2015/2016 academic session, commencing from 2nd March, 2015.

ATBU Postgraduate Programmes Admission Requirements.

The following may qualify for admission into the specified Postgraduate programmes:

A. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

  • Graduates of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University or other recognized universities with at least Second class honours degree.
  • Holders of any other qualifications together with relevant field experience as deemed acceptable to the University.
  • Holders of HND with at least a Credit Pass.

B. Master Degree

  • Graduates of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University who have obtained the approved first degree with at least second class honours (with CGPA of 3.00) or its equivalent; or candidates with University honours degree and appropriate postgraduate diplomas of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University or other recognized universities with at least a Credit Pass.
  • Candidates whose degrees are classified as an average of C or Above
  • Candidates who possess Higher National Diploma with at least a credit pass from recognized institutions and at least a credit pass of postgraduate diploma of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in the relevant areas at upper credit level.
  • Candidates may be required to sit for a qualifying examination either before approval of registration.

C. Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) and Masters by Research Degrees

  • Graduates of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University or other recognized institutions who have obtained the approved first degree with at least second class honours (upper division).
  • A good second class honours degree plus a considerable relevant industrial experience.

D. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree

  • Graduates of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University who hold Masters Degree appropriate for the proposed areas of study.
  • Graduates of other recognized universities who hold higher degrees considered by the university to be an equivalent.
  • Candidates for the PhD programmes may be required to pass a qualifying examination and/or undergo a probationary period not exceeding 12 calendar months.

ATBU Postgraduate  – Duration of Programmes.

A. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes (course work and project report)

i) Full-time

  • Minimum – 12 calendar months
  • Maximum – 24 calendar months

B. Masters Programmes

i) Full-time

  • Minimum – 18 calendar months
  • Maximum – 36 calendar months

ii) Part-time Programmes

  • Minimum – 24 calendar months
  • Maximum – 60 calendar months

C. Masters of Philosophy (M. Phil)

i) Full-time Programmes

  • Minimum – 24 calendar months
  • Maximum – 48 calendar months

ii) Part-time Programmes

  • Minimum – 36 calendar months
  • Maximum – 60 calendar months

D. PhD Programmes

i) Full-time

  • Minimum – 36 calendar months
  • Maximum – 60 calendar months

ii) Part-time Programmes

  • Minimum – 48 calendar months
  • Maximum – 84 calendar month

ATBU Postgraduate  – Method of Application.

Interested applicants can obtain the application forms on-line by taking the following steps:

  • Visit atbu.edu.ng/pg to download a payment invoice.
  • Use the downloaded payment invoice to make payment of a non-refundable fee of (N5,000.00) only payable to “A.T.B.U., Bauchi” through any of the designated banks.
  • Return back to atbu.edu.ng/pg to gain access to the online application forms.
  • ATTENTION: To have access to the online forms, you should use the downloaded payment invoice to make the payment at any of the designated banks.

It is mandatory for an applicant to make arrangement with their previous institutions to forward a copy of his/her transcript to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, P.M. B. 0248, Bauchi, Bauchi State , Nigeria.

ATBU Postgraduate – Submission of Application Forms and Closing Date.

All completed applications and a copy of the receipt for the purchase of the form should be returned to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, on or before 31st, July 2015.

For list of available postgraduate programmes, CLICK HERE.

MSG Team



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  1. sadeq adebola Mar 16, 2015

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