September 23, 2020

UNILAG Postgraduate 2020/2021

Do you need reliable information about UNILAG Postgraduate Studies? If yes, then read this post to the end because everything you need to know about UNILAG Postgraduate School is well encapsulated here.

Specifically, this post contains answers to virtually all questions related to UNILAG Postgraduate Programmes such as Admission Form, School Fees, Courses, Admission Requirements, Entrance Exams, Past Questions, Tutorials and lots more.

In order to provide you with relevant information you need to know about UNILAG PG School, we have structured this post according to the table of content below:

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Table of Content

Here are the topics we shall explore in this post. For easy navigation, you can jump to a topic by clicking on it.

  1. UNILAG Postgraduate School
  2. UNILAG Postgraduate Form
  3. UNILAG Postgraduate Entrance Exam
  4. UNILAG Postgraduate Result
  5. UNILAG Postgraduate Cut Off Mark
  6. UNILAG Postgraduate Admission List
  7. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

UNILAG Postgraduate School (SPGS)

UNILAG Postgraduate School (SPGS) was established by Senate to coordinate and develop research studies through a formalized University-wide programme.

In pursuance of this mandate, the school has trained thousands of staff for the Nigerian industries, Universities in Nigeria and abroad, the Nigeria’s National Universities Commission, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of educacation, the armed forces, federal and state government and international agencies, as well as private establishments.


To be the best Graduate School in Africa and primus in pares in the world, and lead the University to achieve excellence in staff, research, consultancies, academic content and graduands through cutting-edge research and by employing up-to-date data acquisition, information analysis and knowledge delivery systems


To provide advanced courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of high quality postgraduate programmes throughout the university to all persons irrespective of race, creed, sex, or political conviction ans consequently provide the general society with the needed high quality manpower


The University of Lagos School of Postgraduate Studies aims at providing systematics academic and research programmes, geared towards the high level manpower needs of the country and the world.

UNILAG Postgraduate Admission

UNILAG Postgraduate Admission has now become a holy grail due to the reputation and the strategic location of the school.

With over 20,000 candidates applying for admission on yearly basis, it has now become difficult to gain admission into UNILAG SPGS (School of Postgraduate Studies).

But don’t be scared because after going through this guide you will be equipped with the right information that will make your admission very easy, irrespective of the competitiveness of your course.

UNILAG Postgraduate Admission Capacity

UNILAG Postgraduate admission capacity is the total number of candidates the school can admit per academic session.

According to, statistics shows that a total of 12,581 students were admitted into UNILAG SPGS in the 2012/2013 academic session.

Arguably, this is the highest number of students the school has ever admitted for one academic session.

Meanwhile, the total number of candidates that applied for UNILAG Postgraduate Admission in that 2012/2013 academic session was 18,458.

What this means is that UNILAG postgraduate admission capacity is 12,581.

The tables below further buttresses this point.

UNILAG Postgraduate Students Enrollment By Faculty (Full Time and Part Time) in 2012/2013

FacultyFull TimePart TimeTotalPercentage
Basic Medical Sciences13301331.06%
Business Administration6642683334726.60%
Clinical Sciences1781633412.71%
Environmental Sciences2835468296.59%
Social Science4672020248719.77%

UNILAG Postgraduate Available Courses

UNILAG Postgraduate School has a wide variety of courses ranging from academic to professional courses.

Most of the courses are available for Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Master Degree, Master of Philosophy (MPHIL) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes.

Meanwhile, some of the courses are available for only full time, some are for only part time while some are available for both full time and part time.

Kindly Click Here to See the Full List of UNILAG Postgraduate Courses.

UNILAG Postgraduate Brochure

UNILAG Postgraduate Brochure, also known as Prospectus, is a book that contains all the courses offered in UNILAG SPGS, their admission requirements, duration of study, career prospect and the breakdown of courses to be done per semester.

Meanwhile, the hard copy of the brochure is not available to applicants as the school issues it to only successfully admitted candidates.

However, this post is more or less the soft copy version of the prospectus because the content is curated from the brochure.

UNILAG Postgraduate Academic Calendar

The academic calendar of UNILAG SPGS is the programme of events in an academic session.

The 2019/2020 academic calendar is not yet available because the session has not commenced yet.

Meanwhile, the 2018/2019 academic calendar started on Monday, March 4, 2019 and ended on Wednesday, 18th September, 2019.

Here is the details of the 2018/2019 UNILAG Postgraduate Academic Calendar.

UNILAG Postgraduate Fees

UNILAG Postgraduate Fees comprises of the school fees and acceptance fees, which is part of the compulsory charges.

UNILAG Postgraduate School Fees

UNILAG Postgraduate School fees varies from course to course. In other words, there is no fixed amount for all courses.

For example, the school fees of UNILAG MBA programme is N250,000 for Full Time, N450,000 for Part Time, and N1,800,000 for Executive.

Meanwhile, the fees for Master of Science in Production and Operations Management is N75,000 for Full Time and N150,000 for Part Time.

Click Here to See the Full List of Courses and Their School Fees

UNILAG Postgraduate Acceptance Fees

After being offered admission, successful candidates are expected to pay the acceptance fee as a sign of acceptance of the offer.

Failure to pay the acceptance fee is tantamount to forfeiture of the admission. For those that intend to defer the admission for one reason or the other, you are hereby advised to pay the acceptance fees before applying for that.

Unlike the school fees, acceptance fees is fixed and it’s the same for all courses and programmes.

Currently, the acceptance fee is N64,500 only for all.

UNILAG Postgraduate Admission Requirements

An applicant for admission to a programme shall be:

  1. A person who possess a Bachelors’s degree of this University or any approved University;
  2. A person who holds other qualification(s) recognized by senate of the University of Lagos;
  3. In addition to (i) and (ii) above, an applicant may be required, as a condition for admission, to undergo a selection process in the form of written and/or oral examinations.

Note that the requirements above are the general admission requirements for admission into any course in UNILAG SPGS.

However, there is a specific admission requirements for each course and candidates applying for any of the courses must have the specific admission requirements for that course in addition to the general admission requirements above.

For instance, the specific admission requirements for Master of Philosophy (MPHIL) in Psychology is:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minimum of Second Class Upper or its equivalent from the University of Lagos or any other recognised University
  • Master degree in Psychology with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 from the University of Lagos or any other recognised University; 

Therefore, any candidate applying for MPHIL in Psychology must have this specific admission requirements in addition to the general admission requirements.

Click Here to See the Specific Admission Requirements for all Courses in UNILAG SPGS.

UNILAG Postgraduate Admission Procedure

Before one can be offered admission into UNILAG SPGS, there are procedures the school follows.

The first step is the sales of postgraduate application forms. Every candidate that is interested in gaining admission into the School of Postgraduate Studies must first of all obtain the Admission Form from UNILAG Postgraduate Application Portal.

Secondly, after the sales of the application form, the school will conduct an entrance exam for all candidates applying for PGD and Master Degree in all courses.

Thirdly, candidates who score up to the required cut off mark for their courses are given admission and invited for final screening which has to do with the inspection of their credentials to ensure that they meet the general and specific admission requirements for their courses.

Eventually, successfully screened candidates are given the go ahead to pay the acceptance fee which is a sign of acceptance of the admission.

This is immediately followed by the payment of school fees and the commencement of lectures.

UNILAG Postgraduate Form

Candidates seeking for admission into the school of postgraduate studies must first of all obtain the UNILAG Postgraduate Form.

The postgraduate form must be correctly filled and submitted online.

When is UNILAG Postgraduate Form Coming Out?

Are you among those asking ‘when will UNILAG Postgraduate Form be out’? Well, The 2020/2021 UNILAG Postgraduate Form is yet to be out. Meanwhile, you can Call Mr. Anthony on 07063746706 for further inquiry.

The form is most likely going to be coming out around March/April, 2020. While, we await the release of UNILAG Postgraduate form, candidates are hereby advised to get the past questions and start preparation immediately.

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How Much is UNILAG Postgraduate Form?

As usual, the price of UNILAG Postgraduate Form has always been N22,500. Other things being equal, the price of the form for 2020/2021 academic session is going to be the same.

However, if there is any change, we shall notify you via this platform. This is why we strongly recommend that you bookmark this page or subscribe to our free email and SMS alerts.

How to Apply For UNILAG Postgraduate

There two basic steps involved when it comes to how to apply for UNILAG Postgraduate. The steps are:

  • Payment of the application form fee
  • filling and submission of the form online

How to Pay For UNILAG Postgraduate Form

You can pay for UNILAG Postgraduate Form online or through the banks within the campus.

The UNILAG Postgraduate forms fee can be paid to any of the following banks within UNILAG: Access Bank Plc, Ecobank Plc, First Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, UBA Plc, Union Bank Plc, Wema Bank Plc and Zenith Bank Plc. Before going to the bank, you must first of all generate and print out your Reference Number. 

Please note that the banks will not attend to you without a reference number. So you have to come to our outlet in UNILAG for your reference number. 

How to Fill UNILAG Postgraduate Form

Filling and submission of the form demands high level of precision, accuracy and technical skills as a slight mistake can disqualify you from being considered for admission.

So if you don’t know how to continue UNILAG Postgraduate application via UNILAG Postgraduate application link, don’t worry as we are here to help.

In order to avoid mistakes, we suggest you come to our outlet in UNILAG so that our team of experts can help you with the process of purchasing, filling and submission of the UNILAG Postgraduate Admission/Application Form. We shall also give you counselling where necessary. Here, 07063746706, is the number to call for proper direction to our outlet in UNILAG. Please come along with the following documents:

  1. Original Copy of your First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  2. Original Copy of your NYSC Certificate
  3. White Background Colored Passport

When is UNILAG Postgraduate Form Closing?

The sale of the application form usually close two months after the commencement of the sales of the form.

Since the 2020/2021 Postgraduate Form is not out, we can’t give specific deadline for the sales of the form

However, as soon as the form and UNILAG Postgraduate Application Deadline are out, they shall be made available here.

Please note that a hard copy of the application form with photocopies of your credentials have to be submitted to the department you are applying for. Hence, the registration process does not end with just filling of the form online. You have to come to the school to submit the hard copies regardless of where you are.

UNILAG Postgraduate Entrance Exam

As already stated above, UNILAG Postgraduate Entrance Exam is one of the UNILAG Postgraduate Admission Procedures.

In other words, all applicants for Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Master Degree, and Master of Philosophy (MPHIL) must seat for the entrance exam which usually comes up few weeks after the closure of UNILAG Postgraduate Application Portal.

The entrance exam is more or less an aptitude test used to screen out some of the applicants competing for the university’s admission capacity.

When is UNILAG Postgraduate Exam?

UNILAG Postgraduate Entrance Exam usually comes up few weeks after the closure of the application portal.

Just as we said earlier, the 2020/2021 UNILAG Postgraduate form is not yet out. Consequently, the deadline for the sales of the form has not been fixed yet.

Meanwhile, as soon as the deadline is fixed, it shall be made available here and this post shall be updated accordingly. This is another reason for you to subscribe to our FREE Email and SMS alerts so that you don’t miss any update.

UNILAG Postgraduate Aptitude Test

UNILAG Postgraduate Aptitude tests are used to determine candidate’s mental ability/potential to cope with Postgraduate studies in the school.

It is also used to select the best candidates out of the over 20,000 candidates that are usually competing for the school’s 12,581 admission capacity.

UNILAG Postgraduate Aptitude Test comprises of two types which are:

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Paper Based Test

Computer Based Test (CBT)

ComputerBased Testing (CBT) is simply taking a test on a computer, using the keyboard and mouse to “flip through” and “answer” your test questions that appear on a computer monitor.

lnterestingly, the aptitude test for most of UNILAG Postgraduate Courses and programmes are CBT.

For example, the entrance exam/aptitude test of the followings programmes are CBT.

  • Master of Science (MSc.) in Finance
  • Master of Developmental Finance
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Education Administration and Planning
  • Master of Education in Education Administration and Planning
  • Master of Science in Economics
  • Master of Public and International Affairs (MPIA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Mass Communication
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

Paper Based Test

Paper Based Test is a hand written aptitude test which could be either objective questions or theory questions or both.

The entrance exam for most of the academic courses are paper based test.

Below are some of the courses and programmes that do paper based test:

  • Master of Education in Business Education
  • Master of Art in Philosophy
  • Master of Diplomacy and Strategic Studies (MDSS)
  • Master of Science in Microbiology
  • Master of Art in English
  • Master of Art in History and Strategic Studies

How to Pass UNILAG Postgraduate Exam

Adequate preparation is the the key to success in pursuit of UNILAG Postgraduate (PGD, MBA, Masters & PhD) Admission. This is why we deemed it necessary to counsel you on how to pass UNILAG Postgraduate exam.

There are basically two ways to adequately prepare for UNILAG Postgraduate (PGD, MBA, Masters & PhD) entrance exam, and they are explained below.

  1. Study UNILAG Postgraduate Past Questions
  2. Attend the entrance exam Tutorial

Please consider the recommendations above as compulsory, not optional, if you really want to excel in the exam and get admitted into UNILAG School of Postgraduate Studies.

The magnitude of candidates that usually apply for UNILAG Postgraduate (PGD, MBA, Masters & PhD) Admission is excessive thereby making the admission very competitive and difficult.

However, if you prepare adequately by following the recommendations below, your success is guaranteed. Here are the recommendations on how to prepare adequately and pass the entrance exam.

How to Get UNILAG Postgraduate Past Questions

Adequate preparation is the key to success in pursuit of UNILAG Postgraduate Admission.

Studying the past questions and amswers is one of the ways to prepare adequately for the entrance exam.

This is because University of Lagos (UNILAG) School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) is known for repeating most of their past questions.

Fortunately, we have the past questions and answers for virtually all the courses. We have both soft (PDF) and hard (Printed on Paper) copies.

The price for soft copy is N3,000 while the price for hard copy is also N4,000. If you want to get the soft copy, Click Here.

To get the hard copy, simply come to our outlet in Faculty of Education, University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Please call this number 07063746706 for further direction to our outlet in UNILAG. But if you cannot come to our outlet in UNILAG, then call to find out other options available.

UNILAG Postgraduate Entrance Exam Tutorial

Please if your first degree was not in University of Lagos (UNILAG), make sure you join a tutorial. We have our reasons for saying this and it is not something we can talk about here.

We understand how important your pursuit of postgraduate degree is to your career. This is why we are inviting you to attend our tutorials. Kindly check out some of the benefits of attending our tutorials and how to register below.

Features and Benefits of Our tutorial

  • There is a lecturer for each course.
  • Each lecturer is already a postgraduate (Masters, Mphil and PhD) student of the course you are applying for. Most of them also passed through our tutorials. They are in the best position to teach you what to expect in the entrance exam.
  • There is a separate class for each course. Hence, the classes are not combined as you have in other tutorial centres who fail to take into cognizance of the uniqueness of each course.
  • We have over 97.3% success rate which is our key selling proposition
  • We do follow up to ensure your admission is secure
  • The venue is inside UNILAG
  • Adequate parking space
Lecture Venue:


Lecture Day:

Every Saturday

Lecture Time:

10:30 am to 4:30 pm (If the schedule is not convenient for you, call Mr Anthony on 07063746706 for other options)

Tutorial Fees

The tutorial fee differs from one course to another. Kindly Click Here To Find Out The Tutorial Fee For Your Course. Note that payment by installment is allowed.

How to Register For the Tutorial

Since our lecture holds every Saturday, we recommend you register before Saturday so as to enable us make adequate provisions for you and to avoid any form of dissatisfaction.

This is how to register: Kindly come to our outlet in UNILAG, at Amina Shopping Complex, and fill the registration form and make your payment. Call 07063746706 for proper direction to our outlet in UNILAG.

How to Print UNILAG Postgraduate Exam Pass

For a candidate to partake in the entrance exam, such a person must have the exam pass with the photograph and other detail boldly printed on it.

After the close of the sales of the application form, the school of postgraduate studies will release the exam pass for printing.

Here is a step on how to print UNILAG Postgraduate exam pass:

  • Login to UNILAG Application portal with your username and password.
  • Click on the “Print Exam Pass” button.

UNILAG Postgraduate Result

UNILAG Postgraduate result determines your chance of being admitted. If your score is up to the cut off mark or above it, you will be given admission.

On the other hand, if your score is below the cut off mark, you might not be admitted.

When Will UNILAG Postgraduate Result be Out?

UNILAG Postgraduate result is usually released few months after the entrance exam.

Specifically, the result usually comes out around November/December.

How to Check UNILAG Postgraduate Result

First of all, note that you don’t need any pin nor card to check UNILAG Postgraduate result. In other words, it doesn’t cost you anything to check your result.

All you need to check your result are your username and password. Recall that your username and password were generated for you when you were obtaining the postgraduate form.

However, if for any reason you can’t have access to your username and/or password, then you will need to retrieve your username and/or password, as the case may be.

Please note that password/username retrieval can only be done on the school’s portal. Just go to the login page of the school and click on ‘lost password’ and follow the instructions to retrieve or create a new password or username.

To check UNILAG Postgraduate result, visit the school’s portal and login with your username and password.

UNILAG Postgraduate Result Login Portal

After that, click on the ‘View Result’ menu, and your result will be displayed like the one below.

2018/2019 UNILAG Postgraduate result of a candidate that sat for the entrance exam

Please note that the procedure on how to check UNILAG Postgraduate result has not changed. The usual procedure is still intact.

UNILAG Postgraduate Cut Off Mark

UNILAG Postgraduate Cut Off Mark is the minimum mark a candidate must score before he/she can be offered admission into a particular course.

UNILAG Postgraduate Cut Off Mark is not something that is permanently fixed. In other words, it varies from course to course and changes every year.

The followings are the factors that determine UNILAG Postgraduate Cut Off Mark of a Department:

  • Admission Capacity of the Department
  • The Number of Candidates Seeking for Admission into the Department
  • The scores of the Candidates

Since the entrance exam for 2020/2021 has not been written yet, it simply means that the Cut Off Mark is not yet out.

However, a knowledge of the previous cut off marks, will give you an idea of what this year’s cut off mark is likely going to be.

Click Here To See UNILAG Postgraduate Cut Off Marks for Previous Years.

UNILAG Postgraduate Admission List

UNILAG Postgraduate Admission List is usually published few days after the release of the entrance exam result.

Only the names of those who scored up to the cut off mark and fulfilled the admission requirements are included in the admission list.

How To Check UNILAG Postgraduate Admission List

When the admission list is released, here is a step-by-step guide on how to check it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Below are some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about UNILAG Postgraduate Programme.

How Many Students Are in UNILAG?

UNILAG has one of the largest student populations in any university in Nigeria.

Specifically, the school has a total of 57,183 students which comprises of 44,602 undergraduate students and 12,581 postgraduate students.

Can HND Holder Apply For PGD in UNILAG?

UNILAG does not accept HND for postgraduate diploma(PGD) Programme for almost all of its academic masters Programme. The only course I know that accepts HND for its postgraduate diploma Programme is Biomedical Engineering.

However, there are professional masters Programme you can do straight with your HND without needing to do a postgraduate diploma to be qualified. 

Some of these professional masters include MBA, Master of Maritime Administration and Communication Studies, etc.

If you’ve got upper credit and above with your HND then your chances of getting the admission will be the same as those applying with a Bsc certificate. Work experiences are an added advantage.

Can You Turn A HND Into A Degree?

Yes! You can convert your HND to a Degree. There are some universities, most especially private, that run conversion from HND to a Degree.

However, UNILAG does not do such.

Can I Do Masters With a 3rd Class Degree?

Yes! You can do Masters with a 3rd class degree. In most of the professional masters, no particular class of degree is specified as a requirement. Consequently, candidates with a 3rd class degree are eligible to apply.

How Many Years Is a Master Degree?

The duration of master degree in UNILAG is approximately 9 months for full time, while the duration of part time is approximately 1 year and 6 months.

If you have questions about UNILAG Postgraduate, kindly use the comment section below and we shall respond to you ASAP.

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