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FUTMINNA Postgraduate Admission Form 2022/2023 – See Application Details

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Postgraduate Programmes of the various Schools of the University.


A candidate applying for Postgraduate Studies in the Federal University of Technology, Minna must have obtained five (5) Credits in WAEC, NECO, NABTEB and GCE (‘O’ Level) or their equivalents including English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings. No admission shall be made on the basis of any awaiting results and no exemption is made for admission into any programme.

PhD programme

Candidates for admission for any of PhD Programme shall be Master Degree graduates of the Federal University of Technology, Minna or any other University recognized by the Senate or holders of equivalent qualifications acceptable to the University Senate.

A Master Degree holder applying for PhD Programme of the University must have maintained a weighted score average of 60% or a ‘B’ grade or a CGPA of 3.50 out of 5.00 in overall performance in the Master Degree programme.

Appropriate courses may be prescribed for candidates whose background is considered weak for the areas of specialization. This is done at the discretion of the School/Department within the approved general regulations/guidelines of the Postgraduate School.Master Degree Programmes

A Minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree from Federal University of Technology, Minna or any other recognized University.

A Third Class Honours Degree with at least 3 years graduation experience in relevant fields may be considered. In some areas, passing a qualifying examination to be administered by the Department of the candidates, in consultation with the Postgraduate School, may be required.

Please note that this is not applicable to the Engineering Schools (SEET and SIPET).

Candidates with HND with a minimum of Lower Credit, OND Lower Credit and a Postgraduate Diploma in relevant field with, at least a minimum of Lower Credit and one year graduation experience may be considered.

Where examination is required as in the case of (ii) and (iii) above, an examination fee of N2000.00 will be charged outside the cost of Postgraduate application forms.


NYSC certificate or exemption letter is required for admission into all Postgraduate programmes.

For avoidance of doubt, candidates with PASS grade at any level of Degree, PGD, HND and OND do not qualify for admission to the PhD/ Master/PGD Programmes.

No Diploma candidate with CGPA less than 2.50 qualifies for admission into the Master Degree Programmes.

In all cases of admission, the final decision on qualified candidates rests with the Postgraduate School Board. Candidates with Science-based background are normally considered.

All Master Degree Programmes require course work components in addition to research work components. There is no exemption. A Thesis must be defended and submitted for a student to qualify and graduate.Credit plus PGD at distinction in Animal Production from a recognized institution.

A Bachelor Degree in Agriculture and Allied Discipline such as Veterinary Medicine, Biology, Botany and Zoology with a minimum of a Second Class (Lower Division) or its equivalent for unclassified Degrees.

Department of Crop Production

PhD (Full-time and part-time) in the following areas of specialization:

Weed Science,


Crop Breeding/Genetics

Crop protection (Nematology &Virology)

Seed Technology

Crop Physiology

MTech (Full-time only) in the following areas of specialization:


Crop Production

Crop Protection

Postgraduate Diploma in Crop Production (Full-time only)

Entry Requirements for PGD:

A Higher National Diploma (HND) in Agriculture from a recognized Institution with Overall aggregate of not less than Lower Credit (Minimum CGPA of 2.50).

Department of Food Science and Technology

PhD (Full-Time only) in Food Science and Technology

MTech (Full-time only) in Food Science and Technology

Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology (Full-time only)

‘O’ Level Requirements:

Five O’Level credits (WAEC/NECO/NABTEB) in English Language, Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Science, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two sittings.Higher National Diploma (HND) with minimum of Lower Credit in related fields from any recognized Polytechnic or institution. Such candidates must have PGD in Business Entrepreneurship or Administration from recognized institution.

Candidates with at least Second Class Upper Division in areas outside social sciences, but with PGDMT of this University or PGD in Entrepreneurship from other recognized institution may be considered.

PGD Entry Requirements:

A graduate from Federal University of Technology Minna or any other approved University and holders of first degree in any field of study.

Holder of Higher National Diploma (HND) and professional qualifications such as ACCA, CIBN, etc

Department of Project Management Technology

PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time only) in Project Management.

Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (Full-time only)

O’Level Entry Requirements:

At least credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, and any other Science or Social Science Subjects at O’ level at not more than two sittings, and at least a pass in Chemistry or Biology

PhD Entry Requirements:

A Master degree in relevant discipline (such as Project Management, Economics, Operations Research, Statistics, Environmental Science, Science and Engineering fields) with a minimum score of 60% average, B grade, or 3.50 on a 5.00 scale.Candidates with Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Estate Management and Valuation of Federal University of Technology, Minna with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and one year Post qualification experience.

PGD Entry Requirements:

Candidates with third class honours Degree in in Estate Management and Valuation from Federal University of Technology, Minna or from other University recognized by the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

Candidates with Higher National Diploma (HND) lower credit, in Estate Management and Valuation from recognized Polytechnic.

d) Department of Quantity Surveying

Ph.D (Full-time) and MTech (Full-time only) in Quantity Surveying.MTech Entry Requirements:

A minimum of Upper Credit at HND Level or Third Class Degree from FUT, Minna or any recognized Institution with three years’ post-graduation experience in relevant field for candidates applying for Master’s Degree Programme.

A minimum of Second Class Lower or PGD with a minimum of Upper Credit from FUT Minna or any recognized institution for candidate applying for Master’s Degree Programme.

PGD Entry Requirements:

Candidates applying for this programme must have in their first degree a minimum of Third class and in the case of HND, a minimum of upper credit in Agricultural Engineering of the Federal University of Technology, Minna or any other equivalent engineering qualifications from other recognized Universities and Polytechnics, respectively.

b) Department of Chemical Engineering

PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MEng (Full-time only) in Chemical Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering (Full-time only)

O’ Level Entry Requirements:

All candidates must have a minimum of five (5) credits at G.C.E., ‘O’ level or SSCE or NECO which must include Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Physics and any other science subject at not more than two sittings.

PhD Entry Requirements:

Candidates for admission to PhD shall be Master’s degree graduates of Federal University of Technology, Minna or of any other Universities. Such Master degree candidates must have attained an average performance of “B” Grade or weighted average of 60% or a minimum CGPA of 3.50.relevant fields are eligible to apply after 3 years post-graduation experience.

c) Department of Geology

PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time only) in the following areas of specialization:

i) Hydrogeology

ii) Mineral Exploration

iii) Biostratigraphy

‘v) Environmental Geology

‘O’ Level Entry Requirements:

Minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Level Credits in English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Chemistry and any other Science subject except Agricultural Science.

d) Department of Mathematics

PhD (Full-time and Part-time) and MTech (Full-time only) in Applied Mathematics

O’ Level Entry Requirements:

Minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Level Credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics and any other two Science subjects.


Professional Master in Sustainable Urban Development (Full-time only)

Professional Master in Urban Ecology (Full-time only).

Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Urban Development (Full-time only).

Entry Requirements for Professional PGD

A Minimum of HND at Lower Credit in any related discipline or First Degree with a minimum of Third Class from Environmental/Social Sciences and Engineering background.

Minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Level Credits including English Language, Mathematics plus any other relevant subjects.

‘O’ Level Requirements

A minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Level Credits in English Language, Mathematics and any other three subjects in either Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Biology/Agricultural Science or Economics at not more than two (2) sittings.

Entry Requirements Professional Masters:

First Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower in any discipline in Environmental Sciences, Science, Social Science, Agriculture or Engineering; or

A Postgraduate Diploma in any relevant field for holders of Higher National Diploma with a minimum of Lower Credit.

First Degree graduate with third class and a working experience of over three (3) years are also considered for admission, especially those in the Federal and States Ministry/ Agencies of the Environmental, Lands, Housing and Urban Development.METHOD OF APPLICATION

All applications for Postgraduate programmes are online through the University website;

Application forms will be accessible as from 9th January, 2023.

All requested information on the online application form must be correctly, and accurately provided with current and active email addresses and phone numbers.

Completed application forms must be submitted online through the University portal latest on 17th March, 2023. All necessary instructions on filling of the form must be adhered to otherwise it is sufficient ground to disqualify an applicant.

Completed application forms must be printed out as they would be requested for during registration, on successful admission.

All MTech/MEng and PhD candidates must forward official transcript of their previous degrees or PGD to;

The Secretary,

Postgraduate School,

Federal University of Technology,

Minna, Niger State.

Official transcripts could also be sent through our e-mail ([email protected])

In addition, PhD candidates must upload their research proposals in line with their interest along with their applications before the processing of admission.

It is the responsibility of each candidate to ensure that the online referee reports are duly filled and submitted by the respective referees before the closing date. (Minimum of two (2) referees must be submitted on line). In addition, the referees can as well download their reports and forward the hard copies to the above address.

All certificates must be uploaded in their original form and in colour.


University charges an application fee of Fifteen thousand naira N15, 000.00 plus, Two hundred and fifty naira N250.00 Remita charge making a total of N15, 250.00 naira payable online via the Remita platform with the use of Master or Verve card through the School portal.


All successful applicants offered provisional admission must pay non-refundable acceptance fee of N20,000 only and later undergo the following registration formalities: screening of original credentials at Postgraduate School and payment of School fees and registration at Departments/Centres. This shall be completed within a stipulated date, beyond which the candidate loses the admission.

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