UNIBEN Postgraduate Admission Application Form – 2016/17

University of Benin, UNIBEN postgraduate programmes admission application form for the 2016/2017 academic session is out.

Latest Update: UNIBEN Extends Postgraduate Admission Form Deadline.

UNIBEN postgraduate application Form

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to the University of Benin (UNIBEN) postgraduate programmes admission for the 2016/2017 academic session. The postgraduate programmes lead to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters degree and Ph.D in the various Faculties/Schools/Institutes of the University of Benin.

 UNIBEN Postgraduate Programmes General Admission Requirements.

  I.          A Candidate for postgraduate studies in the university of Benin must have   obtained at least five (5) credits in WASC, NECO, GCE (ordinary level or their equivalents,) A credit pass in Maths and English is required.   

II.          Four credits of Ordinary level plus OND (not pass), NCE, IJMB or Advance level passes.

III.          A holder of a Pass (Degree/Diploma) is not qualified for admission into the    postgraduate programme of the University of Benin. In addition, all holders of 3rd class degree must possess PGD to be considered for admission into the Masters programmes.

IV.          Candidates who obtained Masters degree but with Weighted Average Score (WAS) between 55.0-59% can only be considered for admission into the M.Phil programme in the first instance.

V.          A candidate applying for the Ph.D in any programme of the University of Benin must have obtained a weighted average score of 60% or letter grade ‘B’ average in the Masters degree.

VI.          A candidate applying for the PhD with a Master’s degree from any other University who in his/her Master’s study has not previously taken the compulsory courses or their equivalents similar to the ones in the University of Benin shall on admission be required to offer and pass such courses with a minimum of 60% or letter grade ‘B’.


      Candidates should request their former Universities/Institutions to forward their academic transcript(s) to the “Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies”, to reach him not later than 8 weeks from the date of this publication.

Applications of candidates whose transcripts are not forwarded to the school shall not be processed.

Referees Reports

      Candidates should request their referees to mail reports on them directly to [email protected]. or the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. Applications shall not be processed unless the referee reports are available. Note: students are advised to always check the
address/telephone when applying.

Referee Form: PGRFF.pdf

For Special Admission Requirements for Postgraduate Diploma, Masters degree and Ph.D in the various Faculties/Schools/Institutes of the University of Benin, CLICK HERE!

 UNIBEN Postgraduate Programmes Admission Method of Application.

Candidates are to purchase application forms online with valid VERVE OR MASTER ATM BANK CARD from any commercial bank in Nigeria for the sum of  N12,050.00.

The Application form must be correctly filled with all information required before submitting online and thereafter printed out from the UNIBEN  WAEUP PORTAL LINK @ https://uniben.waeup.org.

Click on REGISTER FOR APPLICATION after reading instructions on the page.

 The following documents will be printed out from the Website:- application, referee, and Transcript request forms.  Any form not properly filled will not be treated. 

All application processes must be completed 30th May, 2016 30th June 2016.


Only candidate given admission into the various Pg programmes are to proceed to pay the total amount of Non-Refundable Acceptance fees itemised below.

Bank/Portal Charges – 3,000.00

Admission clearance – 20,000.00

ICT Levy                   –  6,000.00

Development levy   –    15,000.00

MTN Net Library       –   1,000.00

Total                        –     45,000.00

Note: Acceptance fee must be paid before candidates can be cleared.

MSG Team

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