Postgraduate programmes in Nigeria has taken a paradigm shift from the norm. Unlike in the past where application for any postgraduate programme is carried out strictly by visiting the school to Purchase the admission form and following up the admission process offline, now your physical presence is of no use in applying for UI postgraduate form regardless of where you are located. Nowadays, you can get all information about the total cost of running a PGD or Masters degree programme by simply going online with just one click.
The University of Ibadan of gradually turning to a full time school of postgraduate studies. The management recently announced that procedures are underway in making UI the first university in Nigeria to become a full-time postgraduate school. This would simply mean scrapping all undergraduate programmes in the nearest future.
I want to furnish you with information (academic and non academic) cost of running a master’s degree programme in the University of Ibadan. The cost would contain cost of UI postgraduate admission form, school fees, acceptance fee, hostel accommodation fee as well as any necessary fees or charges you might incur during the application or registration process.
UIets (students of UI) are proud of the school because of the quality of knowledge and quality of lecturers the school have at their possession. Cost of postgraduate studies in UI is very affordable despite their standard of education. Now I will be breaking down the costs you will expect to incur should you run your masters degree, PGD or PHD programme in Unibadan.
1) Cost of UI postgraduate admission form.
2) School fees (the tuition fee may vary from one department to another)
3) UI postgraduate Acceptance Fee
4) Cost of hostel accommodation (Inside campus and off campus)
5) Cost of living.
Cost of Postgraduate Programmes In University of Ibadan
1) Cost of Postgraduate Admission Form
This is the first and most important cost any postgraduate applicant must be ready to incur. It is the form that determines whether you are eligible for your choice of PG course in UI or not. To be eligible for obtaining UI PG form, you must have the following:
a) Be a graduate of university or polytechnic that is recognised by the Senate of UI.
b) You must have obtained your NYSC discharge certificate.
Above all, you must meet the university of Ibadan postgraduate admission requirements to be eligible to purchase the PG admission form.
The cost of UI postgraduate admission form for academic masters programmes is thirteen thousand Naira (N13,000), while the cost of form for professional masters programmes is eighteen thousand Naira (N18,000). Postgraduate applicants for Master degree and
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) shall pay an extra fee of three thousand Naira (N3,000) for test of
proficiency in English Language.
2. Postgraduate Acceptance Fee
This is practically the first payment to be paid by all newly admitted PG students in all departments. It is a uniform fee for all new postgraduate students. It forms a part of the cost of running your postgraduate programme at the University of Ibadan. It is a one off fee. That is, to be paid once. It is a fee to accept the provisional admission from UI postgraduate school. Failure to pay this fee as and when due means automatic forfeiture of your admission. UI postgraduate admission fee is 20,400 Naira.
3. Postgraduate School Fees
School fees at UI school of postgraduate studies may differ from one department to another. UI postgraduate school fees is quite affordable. Fees are paid per semester so this depends on whether you are running a part time or full-time programme. Ideally, UI postgraduate school fees is within the range of 120,000 to 170,000 per semester. It all depends on your course and programme.
4. Hostel Accommodation Fee
Housing in Ibadan is quite cheap. Ideally, accommodation within the school area is a bit more expensive than those farther from the institution. Oftentimes, postgraduate students prefer a room self-contain a very ideal self-contain apartment around the university of Ibadan costs around 150,000 Naira per annum. Of course a room and parlour or two rooms would cost more, usually within the range of 50,000 more for each additional room. Then if you would prefer staying within the school campus, you can either get staff quarters or postgraduate hostel accommodation. They are cheaper. Usually based on first come first serve basis.
5. Cost of Living (Feeding and Transportation)
This summarizes the over all cost of running a postgraduate course in UI. The general cost of living in Ibadan is low. Transportation is very affordable, most commuters pay within the range of 50 Naira from their location to the school. Also, school shuttles are made readily available to convey students from one location to another at a uniform price usually not above 50 Naira too. Feeding, which is not only cheap but fresh, affordable and readily available farm produce at the best possible prices makes schooling and working even more fun.
In summary, the estimated cost of running a postgraduate programme in the University of Ibadan is as follows:
- Cost of Form – 20,000
- PG Acceptance Fee – 20,400
- School Fees – 120,000 to 170,000 per semester
- Hostel Accommodation – 150,000 (Estimated)
- Logistics (Transportation) – 6,000 per month
- Feeding – 20,000 per month
If you are to sum up the above, your estimated cost of running a postgraduate programme in the University of Ibadan would cost you at least between 350,000 to 400,000 Naira in the first year especially for students who prefer staying off campus. PG students who would rather remain in the school’s facility would spend around 300,000 Naira.
Please note that there could be some unforeseen expenses which have not been listed here, however the differences shouldn’t be significant.
You could send your comments and opinions as regards your experience as it relates to costs expended as a postgraduate student at the University of Ibadan or any other school of postgraduate studies so other aspiring students can gain.