University of Calabar (UNICAL) Postgraduate Admission Form for 2020/2021 Academic Session [UPDATED]

UNICAL postgraduate form – The forms for admission into the University of Calabar (UNICAL) Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s, and PhD degrees programmes for the 2020/2021 academic session are now on sale.

UNICAL Postgraduate Admission Form

The authorities of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into their graduate programmes that lead to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degree for the 2020/2021 academic session.

UNICAL Postgraduate – Available Programmes

Programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s, and Ph.D degrees are available in the underlisted Departments. For details of each programme and specific requirements, click here to access the prospectus for the complete description of available courses for 2020/2021 academic session.

  1. Faculty of Agriculture
    Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Animal Science; Crop Science; Soil Science; Forestry and Wildlife Resource Management.
  2. Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences
    Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Microbiology/ Parasitology Unit, Chemical Pathology Unit, Histopathology Unit and Haematology Unit), Radiography and Radiological Sciences, Nursing Sciences.
  3. Faculty of Arts
    English and Literary Studies; History and International Studies; Linguistics and Communication Studies; Religious and Cultural Studies; Philosophy; Theatre and Media Studies; Modern Languages and Translation Studies.
  4. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
    Anatomy; Biochemistry; Pharmacology; Physiology.
  5. Faculty of Biological Sciences
    Botany, Genetics & Biotechnology, Microbiology, Zoology and Environmental Biology.
  6. Faculty of Education
    Arts Education; Business Education; Continuing Education and Development Studies; Curriculum and Teaching; Educational Administration and Planning; Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling; Environmental Education; Library and Information Science; Science Education; Social Science Education; Special Education.
  7. Faculty of Law
  8. Faculty of Management Sciences
    Accounting, Banking and Finance; Business Management; Marketing.
  9. Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
    Medicine and Dentistry; Community Medicine.
  10. Faculty of Physical Sciences
    Geology; Mathematics; Statistics; Computer Science; Physics; Pure and Applied Chemistry.
  11. Faculty of Social Sciences
    Economics; Geography and Environmental Science; Political Science; Sociology; Public Administration.
  12. Institute of Education
    PGD Education, PGD Environmental Education
  13. Institute of Oceanography
    Fisheries and Aquaculture; Physical Oceanography; Biological Oceanography
  14. Institute of Public Policy and Administration
    PGD Public Administration; Policy and Administrative Studies (MPAS)
  15. Centre for Water Resources Management

UNICAL Postgraduate Admission Requirements

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 Masters and PhD degrees.

  1. Duration of Programme: 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 (PhD) programmes last for 6 semesters.
    For part-time programmes, the Master’s degrees last for 6 semesters, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) lasts for 10 semesters.
    Note that PGD programmes run on a full-time basis only.
  2. Requirements for Admission: 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 PhD programmes.
    A CGPA of 1.50 and above is required for PGD programmes. Candidates with a Master’s degree from recognized universities may credit the relevant courses towards the PhD programme, provided that the quality of the grade is acceptable to the Graduate School.

Note: Filling of forms – Surnames first, First name next, Middle name last.
There will be no changes made after the 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 PhD, M.A, M.Ed, M.Sc, MPH, LLM, and PGD. 


As part of the application, candidates are expected to submit a CONCEPT NOTE of 2 pages maximum for PhD 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 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 before the deadline, 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).

How to Apply for UNICAL Postgraduate Admission Form

Interested candidates are to first check the prospectus for the complete description of available courses. click here to access the prospectus for the complete description of available courses.

Process Flow of E-Scratch Card for UNICAL Postgraduate Application

  1. Walk into any bank across the federation and make payment on E-Transact platform to purchase Postgraduate School application form for 2020/2021 academic session.
  2. Make a payment of ₦25,000.00 and obtain the payment slip.
  3. Go online to
  4. Log on with the generated pin on the payment slip to fill the Postgraduate form.

UNICAL Postgraduate Application Deadline, Screening Schedule

This Is To Inform The General Public That The Post Graduate School Management has Rescheduled the UNICAL CBT Examination (2020/2021 Graduate School Programme Screening Exercise) to:

  • Friday, 21st of MAY 2021 for PGD, MPA, MBA and
  • Saturday, 22nd of MAY 2021 for M.Sc & Ph.D. programmes.

The Mock CBT examination (optional) is now on the Tuesday 18th MAY and Wednesday 19th of MAY 2021 respectively.

The Closing Date For The Purchase And Registration Of 2020/2021 Graduate School Application Form Is Now On The 29th April 2021.

SEE ALSO: List of Universities Selling Postgraduate Forms for 2020/2021 Academic Session.

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