2019/2020 Covenant University Postgraduate [PG] Admission Form
Covenant University is the leading private institution in Nigeria committed to raising a new generation of leaders.The University’s serene and green environment, state-of-the art facilities, virtual library and a crop of distinguished faculty provide necessary incentives for effective learning and
research.Accommodation is available for interested students at the ultramodern postgraduate halls of residence.
To be considered for admission into any of the postgraduate programmes, a candidate shall satisfy the general University requirements as well as any special requirements for admission into the programme of interest.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for
admission into the Covenant University postgraduate programmes leading
to the award of Masters and Ph.D degrees for the 2019/2020 academic
A. MASTERS & Ph.D PROGRAMMES
• General Requirements:
candidates shall complete the application form on the University portal
and provide all relevant documents as specified on the application
form, including certificates of degrees and/or diplomas, academic
transcripts, reference letters, and a 500-word statement of intent in
the proposed research area. Candidates who are Nigerian citizens shall,
in addition, provide the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge,
exemption or exclusion certificate. Each candidate shall request and
ensure that the institution(s) attended process and forward official
academic transcript(s) directly to the Dean, School of Postgraduate
Studies. Only candidates whose transcripts have been received will be
considered for admission. The completed form and all documents should be
submitted latest by May 30, 2019.
• Masters Degree Programme:
seeking admission to the Masters degree Programme of Covenant
University must possess a Bachelor’s degree from Covenant University or
any other University recognized by the Senate of Covenant University,
with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) in the relevant
discipline. Candidates with Third Class Bachelor’s degree or HND (Upper
Credit) who in addition, possess a Postgraduate diploma (PGD) with a
minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5.00 scale in a relevant discipline may be
considered. Minimum duration of study for the award of the Masters
degree is two academic sessions for full-time.
• Ph.D Degree Programme:
seeking admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree Programme
of Covenant University must possess the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees
of Covenant University or any other University recognized by the Senate
of Covenant University in the relevant discipline.To qualify for direct
entry into the Ph.D degree programme, a candidate must have a minimum CGPA of 4.00 on a 5.00 scale or equivalent ( 6 0 % ) in the Masters(M.A/M.Sc/M.Eng/M.Tech) degree result.
Candidates who graduated
with CGPA of 3.50–3.99 on a 5.00 point scale or equivalent (55–59%) in
the Master’s degree may be considered for M.Phil/Ph.D programme.
Covenant University shall award M.Phil degree to M.Phil/Ph.D candidate
who fails to meet up with a minimum CGPA of 4.00 upon the completion of
coursework examination. Such candidate shall proceed to write a long
essay/project and upon successful defence of the project would be
awarded an M.Phil degree in the respective discipline. The M.Phil/Ph.D
programme is intended to prepare candidates for the Ph.D degree.
Candidates with professional Master’s degrees are not eligible for the
Ph.D programme except they obtained M.Sc degrees in the relevant fields.
The minimum duration of study for the award of Ph.D degree is three
academic sessions for full-time mode.
B. COVENANT BUSINESS SCHOOL (CBS)
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Covenant Business School (CBS) offers Master of Business Administration
(MBA) degree Programme with options in: Accounting, Business
Administration, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management,
Entrepreneurship and Real Estate. Candidates seeking admission to the
MBA degree Programme must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant
discipline with at least a second class lower division from Covenant
University or any other university recognized by the Senate.
with Third Class Bachelor’s degree, HND (minimum of Lower Credit) in a
relevant discipline or professional qualifications such as ACA, ICAN,
ACIB, etc. must have, in addition, a Postgraduate diploma (PGD) with a
minimum CGPA of 3.50 to qualify for admission. The duration of study for
the award of the MBA degree is two academic sessions (Full-time).
“Applicants are to note that all postgraduate programmes in Covenant
University are on full time basis except the M.Sc/ACIB programme which
operates on part time.”
C. ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
Additional opportunities for Masters/Ph.D degree students include the following:
- Industrial/professional experience via our internship programme.
- Certificate/Diploma programme in Leadership.
Screening and Selection Criteria
applicants shall undergo a screening exercise, involving written and
oral tests in the desired programme. A minimum score of 50% in each of
the categories is required fora candidate to be considered eligible for
admission. Candidate’s academic transcript(s) must be received before
the final admission could be processed.
Prospective candidates should take note of the screening dates for the conduct of the Computer Based Test (CBT) as listed below:
- Thursday, May 30, 2019.
- Thursday, June 27, 2019.
- Thursday, August 15, 2019.
- Thursday, August 29, 2019.
candidates who may be applying for any of the programme would have
their screening examinations conducted on-line. Such candidates are
expected to forward their intention (interest) by email to the Dean,
School of Postgraduate Studies on this link: firstname.lastname@example.org to include their Skype ID phone number and time/date of choice.
PROCEDURES FOR ONLINE APPLICATION
Log on to http://sps.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/ (the Covenant University School of Postgraduate Studies Website).
Locate the 2019/2020 postgraduate admissions link, where you would be required to follow the steps outlined below:
- Create a personal account for your Admission process (Note: Do not use the password to your private email)
- After a successful creation of the account, login to the account and complete the online form.
- The payment page is displayed by clicking on the submit button after you have successfully completed the online form.
cost of the application form is N15,000.00 (Fifteen Thousand Naira)
only. Additional transaction charge of N600.00 and N900.00 for bank or
online payment respectively.
- Payment can either be made at these banks (Covenant University Microfinance Bank, Ecobank and GTBank).
successful fee payment, you are expected to upload your passport, after
which your application number is displayed (please copy it).
International students are to make application payment into this domiciliary dollar account with the prevailing dollar rate
Account Name: COVENANT UNIVERSITY
Account Number: 0132012749
Beneficiary Address: Canaanland, Km 10, Idiroko Road, Ota, Ogun State.
Bank Name: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
Bank Address: 63, Abeokuta Express Road, Sango Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
Swift code: GTBINGLA