ABU Zaria Postgraduate Admission Form 2023/2024 Session – How To Apply

Adamawa State University school of postgraduate studies through the management of the university has announced the sale of ABU postgraduate admission form for 2023/2024 academic session. The ABU PG form is made available online for candidates interested in running a postgraduate programme at ABU and must have met the PG admission requirement for the proposed programme.

This post will serve as a guide in applying for ABU postgraduate application form both for first time applicants and returning applicants as it would cover every grey area about ABU PG admission form which includes the commencement date for sale of ABU PG admission form, the application procedure, duration of all PG programmes, cost of the PG form and the closing date of ABU PG admission form.

Before we proceed, as usual, based on the challenges faced by past ABU PG applicants in their application process, I thought it necessary to address them all in order for you to avoid encountering such in your registration.

I will be listing all the frequently asked questions as it relates to ABU postgraduate admission form. These questions as stated above is from past and current applicants. It is advised you note them down as it would assist in your application process.

The tabular format below indicates the FAQs and their appropriate answers with regards to ABU PG form after which I will make available, ABU postgraduate general admission requirements, how to apply for ABU postgraduate admission form.

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FAQs on ABU PG Admission Form

Q – Is ABU postgraduate admission form 2023/2024 out?

A – ABU PG admission form is out and the online application has begun..

Q – How can I apply for ABU PG admission form?

A – Log on to ABU PG portal, click the application form link to apply (See full details under “How to Apply” below).

Q – How much is ABU PG admission form?

A – Cost of ABU PG admission form is 11,000 naira plus a service charge fee of five hundred naira (N500) only.

Q – I am still running my NYSC, can I apply for ABU PG form?

A – NYSC discharge certificate is an important document for applying for ABUS postgraduate programme. Therefore without your NYSC discharge certificate, you cannot apply.

Q – I have NYSC exemption letter, can I apply for ABU PG application form?

A – Yes you are eligible, all you need to do is present your exemption letter

Q – What is the closing date of ABU PG admission form?

A – ABU Zaria PG form closing date is 29th August, 2023.

The above are the FAQs on Adamawa State University postgraduate admission form for both current and prospective applicants. However, please feel free to ask questions via the comment section should you have any.

ABU PG admission form application procedure will be a seamless one because I will simplify the application steps required to apply for the admission form so that new and prospective applicants can apply with ease. Applicants who have previously registered and participated in the prior registration exercise but were unsuccessful can also benefit from the information provided here.

Adamawa State University postgraduate admission form application process this academic session is the same step used by applicants during the previous session, the only major difference is the closing date of the application form. Going by the above information, it is important to point that the schools that are affiliated to ABU PG school are to follow the application steps outlined below but first let’s go through the requirements for applying for the form online.

Requirements for Applying for ABU Postgraduate Admission Form

To apply for the form you must have met the following requirements;

The following constitute the minimum entry requirements to ABU postgraduate programmes:


A graduate from any recognized university or a person with a qualification adjudged to be equivalent to a first degree may be admitted, provided the matriculation and Departmental requirements of this university are satisfied. A holder of Upper Credit in the HND from a recognized institution may also be admitted.

  1. Applicants for PGD in Business Administration must in addition possess credits at O’level in English Language, Mathematics and Economics.

  2. Applicants for Diploma in Estate Management must possess good honours degree in the appropriate professional examinations of the Nigerian Institute of town planners and the relevant cognate experience may be considered.

  3. For postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology, applicants must possess one of the following: B.Sc or HND in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Zoology, Botany, Laboratory Technology, Food Science and Technology or Chemistry.

  4. For Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacology, applicants must possess B.Sc in allied services from reputable Universities.


  1. A candidate with a first degree from a recognized University having a minimum of second class lower division may be admitted, provided the university matriculation and Departmental requirements are satisfied, however, candidates with CGPA of 2.4 on a 4 point scale or 2.7 points on a 5 point scale and above will be given preference.

  2. A candidate with a good postgraduate diploma from a recognized University may also be admitted.

  3. Candidates for M.A, and M.Ed who do not hold a degree in the relevant field may be required to do Postgraduate Diploma in the course of study.

  4. Applicants for Business Administration, Industrial Sociology and Personnel Management programmes are required to have credit level passes in English Language, Mathematics and Economics at O’level.

  5. For the Masters Degree in Surgical Pathology or Human Physiology, applicants must have the M.B.B.S or an equivalent degree obtained from Adamawa State University or any recognized University. For the Masters Degree Studies in Human Physiology, a good second class honours degree in Physiology is acceptable. In addition, a good degree in a related subject, provided the Physiology content is substantial, will be considered.

  6. For the Masters Degree in Urban and regional Planning, Estate Management holders of Adamawa State University Postgraduate Diploma and that of any recognized Universities in Urban and Regional Planning at the merit level and above will be considered.

  7. For M.Sc in Clinical Optometry, applicants must have the O.D. degree from an accredited university and ODORBN with CGPA of not less than 3.00 points on a 5 Point scale.


  1. Candidates with a good masters degree (NOT MBA) in the relevant or related discipline which includes course work and a defended research dissertation from a recognized University may be admitted, provided the university matriculation requirement is satisfied.

  2. Candidates with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 points on a 4 point scale or 4.0 points on a 5 point scale will be given preference. Candidates must have obtained (60%) sixty percent average in both the course work and the Masters Dissertation examined by an External Examiner and involving an oral defence. In addition to these admission requirements, candidates may be required to present themselves for selection test and interview. Candidates with CGPA lower than 3.0 points (2.5-2.99) on a 4 point scale or lower than 4.0 points (3.50-3.99) on a 5 point scale will be required to enroll for the M.Phil/Ph.D programme of students.


Photocopies of NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificates, photocopies of all qualifying credentials, including O’level must be attached to the completed application forms. Candidates should arrange for their transcripts to be sent directly to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies. Non-receipt of transcripts in time is at the detriment of the applicant.


Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

  1. Full-Time Diploma: Minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters.

  2. Part-Time Diploma: Minimum of three semester and a maximum of eight semesters.

Masters Degree Programmes

  1. Full-Time: A minimum of three semesters and a maximum of six semesters.

  2. Part-Time: A minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.

M.Phil/Ph.D Programmes

  1. Full-Time: A minimum of six semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.

  2. Part-Time: A Minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of ten semesters

Ph.D Programme

  1. Full-Time: A Minimum of six semesters and a maximum of eight semesters.

  2. Part-Time: A minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of ten semesters.

How To Apply for ABU Postgraduate Admission Form

To successfully apply for the form via ABU postgraduate portal, you must follow the steps outlined below. You are expected to read through thoroughly to avoid mistakes that could disqualify your form

To apply for ABU PG admission form, follow the steps below but ensure you first complete your online payment through ABU PG portal Portal or pay into the university’s United Bank for Africa (UBA PLC) Account No. = 1003184720.

The payment for the respective PG programmes are available in the table below.

i. PGD & M.Sc = N11,000.00

ii. MPA = N21,000.00

iii. Ph.D = N26,000.00

After successfully making payments, please follow the steps below;

STEP 1 – Visit ABU Postgraduate admission application portal at http://spgs.abu.edu.ng/form

STEP 2 – Click on New Application.

STEP 3 – Enter your name, and a valid phone number (ensure that it is your phone number for it will be used in subsequent communication with you).

STEP 4 – You will be redirected to the login page.

Ensure you show your evidence of payment to the Secretary Postgraduate School and Collect application forms.


All PG forms must get to the Secretary Postgraduate School on or before 29th August, 2023.

Application forms for all programmes should be submitted on-line and a copy of the e-Registration slip printed out by the applicant.


  1. Candidates who have not completed the National Youth Service Corps assignment or their current Postgraduate Programmes need not apply.

  2. All academic transcripts must be received latest two weeks after 29th August, 2023.

  3. Request for transfer of processed application forms from one Department to another will not be entertained.

  4. Candidates must personally attend the selection and written examinations as make-up test will not be conducted.

  5. Please include your E-mail address/phone number on the form.

I hope the above steps are well understood? Do you have any question as regards ABU PG admission form for 2023/2024 academic session? You can reach me via the comment section below and I will be glad to assist.

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