UNICAL Postgraduate Admission Form 2024/2025 Session – How To Apply

University of Calabar school of postgraduate studies through the management of the university has announced the sale of UNICAL postgraduate admission form for 2024/2025 academic session. UNICAL PG form is made available online for candidates interested in running a postgraduate programme at UNICAL and must have met the PG admission requirement for the proposed programme.

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

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Before we proceed, as usual, based on the challenges faced by past UNICAL 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 UNICAL 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 UNICAL format below indicates the FAQs and their appropriate answers with regards to UNICAL PG form after which I will make available, UNICAL postgraduate general admission requirements, how to apply for UNICAL postgraduate admission form.

FAQs on UNICAL PG Admission Form

Q – Is UNICAL postgraduate admission form 2024/2025out?

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

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

A – UNICAL PG part time registration procedure has been provided below as approved by the management of the university.

Q – How much is UNICAL PG admission form?

A – Cost of UNICAL PG admission form is twenty-five thousand naira (N25,000.00) only.

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

A – The answer is NO. Only candidates with NYSC discharge certificate are eligible to apply for UNICAL postgraduate form.

Q – I have NYSC exemption letter, can I apply for UNICAL 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 UNICAL PG admission form?

A – UNICAL PG form closing date is yet to be announced.

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

UNICAL 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.

University of Calabar 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 UNICALPG 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 UNICAL Postgraduate Admission Form

Courses may be offered full-time or part-time. All programmes begin with coursework and end with a project for Graduate Diploma, MBA, MPA and MPAS or thesis for Master’s and Ph.D degrees.


  • Candidates are required to have a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale and 2.75 on a 4-point scale for Master’s programmes and 4.00 on a 5-point scale and 3.00 on a 4-point scale for the Ph.D programmes.
  • A CGPA of 1.50 and above is required for PGD programmes.
    Candidates with Master’s degree from recognized universities may credit the relevant courses towards the Ph.D programme, provided that the quality of the grade is acceptable to the Graduate School.


For full-time studies the Postgraduate Diploma lasts for two (2) semesters. The Master’s degrees last for 4 semesters; and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes last for 6 semesters.
For part-time programmes, the Master’s degrees last for 6 semesters, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) lasts for 10 semesters.

Please be informed that PGD programmes run on full-time basis only.

Note: Filling of forms – Surnames first, First name next, Middle name last.

There will be no changes made after submission of application forms online. Therefore candidates must think through before submission as any change will attract a fee.

This is to prevent multiple applications. The titles Mr, Miss or Mrs may be used but not Rev(Dr), Chief, etc. Programmes applied for should be Ph.D, M.A, M.Ed, M.Sc, MPH, LLM, and PGD. No extension of application after 4th of December, 2022.


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 one academic session and a maximum of two.

Masters Degree Programmes

  1. Full-Time: A minimum of two academic sessions and a maximum of three.

Ph.D Programme

  1. Full-Time: A minimum of three academic sessions and a maximum of five.

How To Apply for UNICAL Postgraduate Admission Form

Step 1 – Walk into any bank across the federation and make payment on E-Transact platform to purchase Graduate School application form for 2024/2025 academic session.

Step 2 – Make a payment of ₦25,000.00 and obtain the payment slip.

Step 3 – Go online to www.unicalonline.edu.ng/admissions

Step 4 – Log on with the generated pin on the payment slip to fill the Postgraduate form.

Step 5 – You will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of ₦25,000.00 at any bank nationwide via E-Transact platform for Graduate School application form 2024/2025 academic session.

Step 6 – A printout with a unique PIN will be issued at the bank with which you will then enter their unique PIN and their mobile phone numbers on www.unicalonline.edu.ng/admissions to access the form.

Step 7 – Follow the steps by providing your data as prompted and ensure that your form is submitted.



Please bring a copy of the printed form to the venue on the day of the screening.


As part of the application, candidates are expected to submit a CONCEPT NOTE of 2 pages maximum for Ph.D programmes and one (1) page maximum for Master’s programmes.

The concept note will be typed online in a space provided in the form and printed out for submission to the department. The concept note is a MINI SUMMARY OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL highlighting what candidates intend to research on when admitted. It will have to cover the following:

  • – Statement of the problem
  • – Relevance of study to self and society
  • – Aim(s) of the study
  • – Justification
  • – Methodology
  • – Brief theoretical background

Note: Candidates who fail to send their concept notes online along with their application forms will not be allowed to take part in the oral interview.


Candidates are to ensure that their academic transcripts are forwarded by their previous institutions through courier service to the Academic Secretary, Graduate School, University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115, Calabar, Cross River State, ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE INDICATED BELOW.

Candidates whose transcripts are not received in the Graduate School by DECEMBER 13, 2022, shall NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION.

There will be no room for awaiting results (all applicants whose results have not been approved by the Graduate School Board/University Senate will not be considered for admission).

Click ⇒ HERE to start your application


The closing date for submission of all duly completed forms is yet to be announced by the management of the university. Admission is still open for application.

I Hope you understand the steps provided above? Do you have any questions as regards the UNICAL PG admission form for 2024/2025 session? Please reach out to us via the comment section or our contact us page and we shall respond accordingly.

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