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The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU, Bauchi was established in 1980 as the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Bauchi, located in the North Eastern part of the Nigeria with Dr. Jerome Udoji and Professor A. O. Adekola as the pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor respectively. At inception the University inherited the site of the former Bauchi ... Continue Reading

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU, Bauchi was established in 1980 as the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Bauchi, located in the North Eastern part of the Nigeria with Dr. Jerome Udoji and Professor A. O. Adekola as the pioneer Pro-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor respectively.
At inception the University inherited the site of the former Bauchi State College of Arts and Science (BACAS) at Yelwa in the Bauchi State capital as its temporary site. She also acquired a 4,500 hectare parcel of land at Gubi off the Bauchi-Ningi-Kano Road, as its permanent site and also acquired and develiped another parcel of land along Bauchi-Maiduguri Road as a residential estate for staff, the estate is called Kari Estate.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into full-time and part-time Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Masters and PhD degree programmes for the 2015/2016 academic session.

The postgraduate programmes are available at Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Science (M. Sc), Master of Tech. Education (M. Tech. Ed), Master of Engineering (M. Eng.), Master of Technology (M. Tech.), Master of Business Administration (MBA,) Master Banking and Finance (MBF), Master of Entrepreneurship and Business Development (MEBD) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) levels, as outlined hereunder:

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The following may qualify for admission into the specified Postgraduate programmes:

A. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

i) Graduates of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University or other recognized universities with at least Second class honours degree.
ii) Holders of any other qualifications together with relevant field experience as deemed acceptable to the University.
iii) Holders of HND with at least a Credit Pass.

B. Master Degree

i) Graduates of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University who have obtained the approved first degree with at least second class honours (with CGPA of 3.00) or its equivalent; or candidates with University honours degree and appropriate postgraduate diplomas of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University or other recognized universities with at least a Credit Pass.
ii) Candidates whose degrees are classified as an average of C or Above
iii) Candidates who possess Higher National Diploma with at least a credit pass from recognized institutions and at least a credit pass of postgraduate diploma of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in the relevant areas at upper credit level.
iv) Candidates may be required to sit for a qualifying examination either before approval of registration.

C. Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) and Masters by Research Degrees

i) Graduates of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University or other recognized institutions who have obtained the approved first degree with at least second class honours (upper division).
ii) A good second class honours degree plus a considerable relevant industrial experience.

D. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree

i) Graduates of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University who hold Masters Degree appropriate for the proposed areas of study.
ii) Graduates of other recognized universities who hold higher degrees considered by the university to be an equivalent.
iii) Candidates for the PhD programmes may be required to pass a qualifying examination and/or undergo a probationary period not exceeding 12 calendar months.

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES

A. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes (course work and project report)

i) Full-time
Minimum – 12 calendar months
Maximum – 24 calendar months

B. Masters Programmes

i) Full-time
Minimum – 18 calendar months
Maximum – 36 calendar months

ii) Part-time Programmes
Minimum – 24 calendar months
Maximum – 60 calendar months
Masters of Philosophy (M. Phil)

i) Full-time Programmes
Minimum – 24 calendar months
Maximum – 48 calendar months

ii) Part-time Programmes
Minimum – 36 calendar months
Maximum – 60 calendar months

PhD Programmes
i) Full-time
Minimum – 36 calendar months
Maximum – 60 calendar months

ii) Part-time Programmes
Minimum – 48 calendar months
Maximum – 84 calendar month

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested applicants can obtain the application forms on-line by taking the following steps:

Visit www.atbu.edu.ng/pg to download a payment invoice.
Use the downloaded payment invoice to make payment of a non-refundable fee of (₦5,000.00) only payable to “A.T.B.U., Bauchi” through any of the designated banks.

Return back to www.atbu.edu.ng/pg to gain access to the online application forms.

ATTENTION: To have access to the online forms, you should use the downloaded payment invoice to make the payment at any of the designated banks.
It is mandatory for an applicant to make arrangement with their previous institutions to forward a copy of his/her transcript to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, P.M. B. 0248, Bauchi, Bauchi State , Nigeria.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE

All completed applications and a copy of the receipt for the purchase of the form should be returned to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, on or before 31st, July 2015.

Good luck from Nigerian Scholars Team.

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4 Comments

  • pls am inquiring about PGD program. i have BSc.in Geology and Mining with CGPA of 3.14. I want to know if am eligible to apply for PGD in Civil Engineering

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  • Bappah Abubakar Abdullahi

    Please i want to apply for MSc or MBA but i obtained Bsc in a/cting with 2.2 ie CGPA 2.5. And i obtained post graduate diploma in education PDE, I don’t know if am eligible for admission to MSc or MBA in accounting

  • Lilian

    what are the designated banks for postgraduate application form for ATBU bauchi?

  • Joo Jeremiah Terhile

    pls, how much is ATBU Masters degree school fees?

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