University of Ibadan Masters Program: Requirements & Application (2023)

The University of Ibadan (UI) has been ranked one of the best universities in Nigeria where one can study Masters program in the country. This school educational standard over the years has improved, no wonder both undergraduates and post graduates prefer to get admission in this academic institution.


With over 8000 Masters Degree students churned out since its inception, you can be rest assured that UI is the best university to run your Masters Degree program. Depending on your course of study, we believe that you will find information on this page useful especially if you plan to register for Masters Degree program in University of Ibadan.

First we shall provide the requirements for admission for Masters Degree Program, before we delve into the Admission types then the Application forms and other relevant information.


Before you are qualified to study for the University Of Ibadan Masters Degree Program, the student must have been a graduate from UI or any registered university in the country by the NUC or other tertiary institutions of the world.

It is the Faculty of Postgraduate Committee that determines the admission requirements in UI and they are the ones who have the power to release the admission list when it is due.

Also, any student who has graduated with Research Higher Degree on the decision of the Faculty Postgraduate Committee can be admitted to do Ph.D or M.Phil degree programs as the case may be.

Admission Types

There are various types of admission for the University Of Ibadan Masters Degree Program. They include:

  • Full-Time program
  • Part-Time program and
  • Occasional studded program.

Students are expected to meet the requirements of the Postgraduate school before admission is granted into the full-time postgraduate program. Also, before a student can enroll, there must be proof of unemployment status which qualifies one for full-time admission.

The only time when the school exercises the right of withdrawal of candidate from the university is if he/she is found to have violated the rules especially providing false information of employment status.

Any member of the academic staff in the university of Ibadan under normal circumstances qualifies for the part-time Masters Degree program in the school. While aspiring individuals who are not members of the academic staff of the institution must satisfy the requirements for the Postgraduate School that facilities for their works as part-time students for the Masters Degree Program.

For applicants seeking admission as occasional students, they must satisfy the minimum entry requirements of the postgraduate program as recommended by the Faculty Postgraduate Committee. The only pitfall here is that such a student will not be awarded the certificate of Masters Degree by the University of Ibadan.

How To Get Application Form For UI Masters Program

To get the application form for University Of Ibadan Masters Degree Program, you will download it from the institution website at While we keep this information fresh and updated as possible, note that the cost of the application form isn’t constant and may change from time to time.

Presently, the cost for academic programs is N15,000 while the cost for professional programs is N18,000 currently. There is a compulsory Test of Proficiency in English Language which the student is expected to sit for which costs a fee of N2,500 only.

After filling the form, you would have to submit it online. You can request for your invoice for the forms from any of the approved banks used by the institution. These banks approved by UI for transactions include Skye bank and GTBank respectively.

Intending candidate will not be allowed to apply for more than one postgraduate degree program. Provide a working email address as you upload all necessary document required of you when registering. The email provided will be used to notify you on the status of the admission process.

Applicants are also expected to provide 3 Letters of Recommendation from any 3 of the faculty members or from three trusted individuals that know about the academic career of the person applying.

You can easily download the referee forms online. You are to submit this form along with the application form earlier stated above. Student’s transcript should be electronically sent by mail to the Postgraduate School early enough to avoid late submission during the admission process.

Things to Note

  1. Admission for UI Masters Degree Program is based on merit. Students must have a minimum of Second class upper division to be considered for the program.
  2. There exist no form or tolerance of discrimination on the basis of physical deformity, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, age or gender when considering applicants for University Of Ibadan Masters Degree Program. As long as you meet the requirements, you are good to go.
  3. The above rules also applies for foreign students seeking admission into University Of Ibadan Masters Degree Program.
  4. A minimum of 40% in the English Language Proficiency test is also required before an applicant can be considered for admission into University Of Ibadan Masters Degree Program.


All information concerning the University Of Ibadan Masters Degree Program can be gotten on the schools’ website at Information on the registration fees, screening process, date of tests and more can be found on the website.

For more inquiries, you can send a email to and they will contact you back. Finally, all queries concerning UI postgraduate programs and admission should be passed to The Secretary of the Postgraduate school, UI.

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Chizoba Ikenwa

Chizoba is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the founder of Nigerian Infopedia. He is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research


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  1. Does it mean that a second class lower division can’t b accepted for Masters?

      1. Good morning, please how do I check on this PGD, I want to know about it requirments and all. Thanks

        1. Check the school website on it. They should offer valuable information on doing PGD there

  2. Abraham Aondofa Israel

    Does it mean that a second class lower division can’t be accepted for masters?

  3. Pls notify me as soon as the form for U.i master program is out 2020/2021

  4. Please is University of Ibadan offer Master’s in Accounting

  5. Science laboratory technology student with microbiology option can do which MSC course in ui

    1. You can do any science course of your choice, except the professional courses

  6. olaoye sheriffdeen

    please when will selling of masters form for 2020/2021 start?

    1. Everything should return to normal after the corona pandemic

  7. Hey. Do you know what courses I can get a master degree on in the University of Ibadan. I’m studying prosthetics and orthotics in FUTO

    1. Kindl visit the school’s website as there are various postgraduate course they offer for your Master’s degree.

  8. Pls can UI offer Agricultural Economics Student,Pure and apply Economics in master level

  9. Daramola Olaoluwa Peter

    Since I can’t run a partime master’s degree with second class lower.. Please how long does it take to complete a PGD program @UI and what is the total fee…

  10. Pls, notify me when the form is out.

  11. Gudevening. Pls i would like to ask few questions.
    As an HND graduate, can i apply for masters direct without doing pgd or conversion into bsc? If yes, which school and what are the available courses. If no, what is the next step before the masters prgram.

    Secondly, i would is conversion into Bsc more better than pgd, or pgd is better?

    1. Due to the Nigerian system, Bsc is more preferable than HND. So its likely that you might have to do PGD before masters

  12. With Bsc in Library And Information Science, what other course can I do for Master? And please notify me when the form is out, thank you.

  13. Can I be admitted for Masters in Education with PGDE from NTI?????

  14. Saba-Jibril Saidu

    With second class lower division in library and information science,bcan I study my masters in UI

    1. I don’t think so as you might have to go through PGD

  15. Jonah Patience Unekwuojo

    Please when will they start the sale of Master’s degree form for 2020/ 2021 academic session….

    1. We can’t say for now as all academic activity has been suspended due to the corona virus pandemic

  16. Pls update me when the form is out for msc

  17. Pls notify me when the pgd forms are out

  18. With bsc in international relations please what course can i do for masters and please can it be part time because i am working

    1. You can do public relations, Journalism and even international relations too at masters level

      1. Pls, can I go for msc in human nutrition with a degree in Animal nutrition and biotechnology

      2. Good evening, I graduated with a second class lower in psychology and I would like to do a master degree in public health….would this be possible?

          1. I graduated from the national open university with second class lower in information technology I want to know if I can apply for my master

    2. Please, can I go for my Masters degree in International Relations and Diplomacy since I did B.A English Language with 2.1? And how long does PGD takes in UI?

  19. Hello Admin, I studied Biology Education with second class lower. Please can I apply for Microbiology MSc

    1. You might have to do PGD before you are eligible for the masters program

  20. Please I will want to know more about the update about the UI masters admission. Is the form out now???

    1. We can’t say for now due to schools not resuming

  21. Idowu Peter Bamidele

    How about the English language proficiency test, can one get the past questions for it?

    1. Yes its possible. Check top education websites

  22. Greetings, Is Masters in Social Work offered in UI?
    If yes, please what specializations are offered?

  23. Pls is ui masters form out

  24. I studied mathematics at TASUED with second class upper, will UI accept me for masters?

  25. Please, I have second class lower in Biology education & PGD Public Admin., can I apply for Masters in Educational Management

    1. Agboluaje Toyeeb Taiwo

      Am having second class lower in Transport Management and am done with my PDE . Can apply for masters in Physical Geaograhy?

  26. Pls,can I go for Msc in human nutrition and dietetics with a degree in animal nutrition and biotechnology….

    1. Its possible, but i can’t say if UI offers such

  27. Please I’ve been trying to find the admission requirements for a master’s in computer science at UI but I can’t find it on their website.

  28. I have a second class upper in English Studies /Education. Can I apply for masters program in law? If not, what’s my best option.

  29. Graduated with second class lower Bsc in Biochemistry can I be admitted into pharmacy via DE?

  30. Alabi oladimeji hammed

    Please I want to confirm if the masters form is out.

  31. Please I more notification about the master degree of ui

  32. Pls, I studied English/Education. What other course can I do for masters?

  33. Alabi oladimeji hammed

    Please I want to confirm if Masters form is out

  34. Please I studied plant biology which course can I go for in master

  35. Please when will form for 2021 masters program be out at University of Ibadan?

  36. Please when will 2021 masters program at University of Ibadan be out?

    1. Ibidapo Ebenezer Ayodeji

      Hello please I would like to know if its compulsory to undergo the PGD program only in UI??

  37. How can I apply for masters program in organic chemistry?

  38. I studied educational English with second class upper , which other courses can I apply.

  39. Please I graduated with a, can I apply for masters in agronomy at the University of Ibadan

  40. I have PGDE in Nigeria Teachér Institute,Kaduna BT want 2 apply 4 M.Educational Management in UI..pls is my admission granted…pls oo

  41. Pls I have HND n PGD in microbiology, can I apply/go for m,sc still in microbiology

  42. Good afternoon, please I studied information technology, I’d like to know the feasibility of admission as well as the courses they have in the computer science department. Thank you.

  43. Pls I want to ask if the masters programs for 2021/2022 is out. I studied physiology with third class can I apply for masters in Biology education at UI

  44. Pls, when will masters form be out for 2021. Pls update.

  45. Plz when will 2021/2022 Masters form be out?

  46. Is o’level results required for Masters program

  47. I graduated from A.B.U zaria with second class lower
    ( CGPA:3.47) in B.SC Economics. Would i b offered M.Sc Economics?

  48. Oladejo Mubarak Adeshina

    Hello, pls can UI offer masters admission in nutrition and dietetics for someone that graduated with 2.1 in home economics at University of Ilorin.

  49. I graduated with second class lower in Islamic studies in UI, can I apply for my masters .

  50. Hlo of I’m graduated from of ibadan, consultancy services unit.
    I study bachelor of public health
    Can ui give me admission for Msc in public health

  51. Hello, pls is the 2022 pg admission form out? And did you offer MPH, if yes, what are the requirements?

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