Futminna Postgraduate2012/2013 – Application Begins


The Federal University Of Technology
Minna (FUTMINNA) has officially
commenced the sales of her 2012/2013
postgraduate forms for admission into
postgraduate programmes for the 2012/2013
academic session.
Applications are invited from suitably
qualified candidates for admission into the
following Postgraduate Programmes in the
various Schools of the University.
1. School of Agriculture and Agricultural
2. School of Engineering and Engineering
3. School of Environmental Technology
4. School of Science and Science Education
A candidate applying for Postgraduate
Studies in the Federal University of
Technology, Minna must have obtained five
(5) Credits in WAEC, NECO, NABTEB and
GCE (O’Level) or their equivalents including
English Language and Mathematics at not
more than two sittings. No admission shall be
made on the basis of any awaiting O/Level
paper result and no exemption is made for
admission into any programme.
1. Master Degree Programmes
i. A Minimum of Second Class Honours
(Lower Division) degree from Federal
University of Technology, Minna or any
other recognized University.
ii. A Third Class Honours Degree with at
least 3 years Postgraduate experience in
relevant fields may be considered, in some
areas, passing a qualifying examination to be
administered by the Department of the
candidates in consultation with the
Postgraduate School may be required.
iii. Candidates with HND with a minimum of
Lower Credit, OND Lower Credit and a
Postgraduate Diploma in relevant field with,
at least a minimum of Lower Credit and one
year graduation experience may be considered.
iv For avoidance of doubt, candidates with
PASS grade at any level Degree, PGD, HND
and OND do not qualify for admission to the
Masters Degree Programmes. No Diploma
candidate with CGPA less than 2.50 qualifies
for admission into the Masters Degree
v Where examination is required as in the case
of 1 (ii) and 1 (iii) above, an examination fee
of N500.00 will be charged outside the cost
of Postgraduate application forms.
vi. In all cases of admission the final
decision on qualified candidates rests with the
Postgraduate School Board. Candidates with
Science-based background are normally
vii. All Masters Degree Programmes require
course work components in addition to research
work components. There is no exemption. A
thesis must bedefended and submitted for a
student to qualify to graduate.
2 Ph.D. Programme
i . Candidates for admission for any of
Ph.D. Programme shall be Masters
Degreegraduates of the Federal University
of Technology, Minna or any other
Universityrecognized by the Senate or holders
of equivalent qualifications acceptable to the
University Senate.
ii. A Master Degree holder applying for
Ph.D. Programme of the Universitymust have
maintained a weighted score average of 60%
or a ‘B’ grade or a CGPA of 3.50 out of 5.00
in overall performance in the Masters Degree
iii. Appropriate courses may be prescribed for
candidates whose backgroundis considered
weak for the areas of specialization. This is
done at the discretion of the School/
Department within the approved general
regulations/guidelines of the Postgraduate
All applications for Admission should be
directed to:
The Secretary,
Postgraduate School,
Federal University of Technology,
P.M.B. 65,
Niger State.
Application forms will be on sale as from
16th July 2012
Completed application forms must be returned
to the Secretary, Postgraduate School on or
before 3rd October 2012 and must include
photocopies of credentials including NYSC
Discharge Certificate/ Exemption or
Exclusion letter. Failure to submit any or all
the items at the time of selection is sufficient
grounds to disqualify an applicant.
All Ph.D. applications must be accompanied by
a type-written proposal of the research interest
(not more than 2000 words) of the applicant.
It is the responsibility of each candidate to
ensure that the Referee’s report and transcripts
are received on time. Any application not
accompanied by at least two referees’ report
will be rejected.
Any Ph.D. application not supported with an
official academic transcript and proposed
research at the point of consideration shall be
Provisional Admission cannot be utilized
without all necessary bio-data submitted.
Registration formalities(payment of fees,
registration and screening) shall be completed
within the four weeks of the commencement
of the Session beyond which there shall be
penalty for late registration up to the sixth
week of the commencement of the Session.
University charges an application fee of
N5000.00 Payable in Bank draft made in
favour of the Federal University of
Technology, Minna (FUT MINNA).
All students are required to pay in full their
fees and charges in the first year and
thereafter each Semester of their studentship
including any period of extension of studies
approved by the University Senate.
For requirement of Individual Courses, Please
visit the school web page

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