PG and Part-Time Admission

FUTA Postgraduate Form For Admission 2018/2019

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Postgraduate Programmes of the Federal University of Technology, Akure for the 2018/2019 Academic Session.

It is worth mentioning that our admission policy reflects 60% undergraduate and 40% postgraduate supported by highly qualified academic staff.


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D)

(ii)Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) (Architecture

and Computer Science only), Master of Agricultural Technology (M. Agric.Tech.), Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) and Master of Technology (M. Tech.)

(iii) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

Admission requirements

(i) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

(a) A first degree in the relevant discipline.

(b) Higher National Diploma (HND) of at least Lower Credit level or its equivalent in the relevant or related discipline.

(c) Professional qualifications acceptable in the University, such as ACA, AIB, ACCA, ACIS, or equivalent for the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science only.

(ii) Master of Agric. Technology/Master of Engineering/Master of Technology(M. Agric. Tech./M. Eng./M. Tech.)

  • A good Bachelors degree of at least Second Class Lower Division of The Federal University of Technology, Akure, in the appropriate discipline.
  • A good Bachelors degree from other recognized Universities, in the appropriate discipline.
  • Higher National Diploma of at least Lower Credit level and in addition, the candidate must have a Postgraduate Diploma (at Upper Credit level) in the appropriate discipline.

(iii) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D)

(a) A good Masters degree in the appropriate discipline with a CGPA of 3.50 and/or 60% minimum average score.

(b) Any other qualification approved by Senate.

Duration of programmes

(i) Postgraduate Diploma Programmes (PGD)

  • Full-Time students shall normally spend between eighteen (18) and twenty-four (24) months.

(ii) Masters Programmes M. Agric. Tech./M. Eng./M. Tech./Professional

Students shall normally be required to spend between eighteen (18) and twentyfour (24) months.

(iii) M. Phil. Programme

(a) Students shall normally be required to spend between eighteen (18) and twentyfour (24) months.

(b) A candidate may transfer from M. Phil. to Ph.D programme after completing the course-work and fulfilling all other approved requirements.

(iv) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Programme

  • Full-Time candidates may defend their theses between thirty-six (36) and sixty(60) months.
  • Part-Time candidates may defend their theses between forty-eight (48) and seventy-two (72) months.

Note: Applicants are no longer required to present O’Level results for postgraduate admissions into the University.

Click here to view the available programmes

How to apply for FUTA Postgraduate programmes

(i) Candidates should process their application on-line at the University’s website using the e-tranzact method with payment made to the School of Postgraduate Studies account.

(ii) Application forms for postgraduate programmes are sold for N20,000.00 (Ph. D), N20,000.00 (Masters), and N20,000.00 (PGD) only

(iii) Specifically, Ph. D candidates should send their Research Proposal to using surname_school/dept.doc e.g. Ojo_sos/che.researchproposal

(iv) Non–FUTA graduates should ensure that the official transcript from their Institutions is

directed to the address below using the transcript label in the application form and indicating the target Department of study) latest six (6) weeks from the date of this







P.M.B. 704,



Bolarinwa Olajire

A lecturer, Educationist, PhD student at FUNAAB, and a Blogger.

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  1. Hello Mr Bolarinwa Olajire, thanks for this info page. I have HND in Chemistry/Biochemistry lower credit. Pls I like to knw my eligibility to apply for PGD in Fisheries and Aquaculture or any Agric. Discipline and when entry will be available for 2018/2019 session. I have missed the present one. Also I’ll like to have your email so I can make communicate with you on other things. Thanks once again.

    1. Bolarinwa Olajire says:

      Keep in touch with this blog for when the entry for 2018/2019 postgraduate will commence. Check the contact page for my email.

      1. Thanks, kindly help me out as regards the discipline and eligibility issue.

        1. Bolarinwa Olajire says:

          HND Chemisrty/Biochemistry fit in more to PGD Science in FUTA than PGD Fisheries and Aquaculture. Lower credit in HND is the minimum general requirement for PGD. I will advice you consult the postgraduate school for more and better information on eligibility.

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