The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN is an accredited tertiary institution to run both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Masters, postgraduate Diploma courses and Ph.D programmes. Today, NOUN boasts as the university in Nigeria with the highest population of student both for undergraduate and postgraduate students and application forms received every academic session.
NOUN postgraduate certificates are well recognized unlike those days when eyebrows were raised as regards the authentication which is why the number of postgraduate application into NOUN has increased by more than 70% according to the university’s statistics.
To apply for any of the postgraduate courses offered in any university in Nigeria, you must meet certain conditions and one of the most important of all is the application for transcript for postgraduate application. This post is for graduates of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) who are seeking admission into other schools of postgraduate studies.
As a graduate of NOUN, you will need to apply for your transcript to be sent to the school you are applying for postgraduate admission or the organization requesting for it, this is a norm amongst all universities and polytechnic running postgraduate programmes in Nigeria and even abroad. Please note that transcripts are not only requested for postgraduate reasons. Organizations sometimes request for workers or job applicants transcripts.
This however should not pose a challenge to the applicant as we have provided the steps and guidelines to be followed when apply for postgraduate transcripts or work related transcripts so whichever situation applicants find themselves, all questions have been properly attended to in this post.
The management of the institution has decided to take this bold move because of the misinformation and misconception graduates have as regards how to apply for transcript at NOUN, hence the steps below would guide all intending applicants the guidelines to follow when apply for their postgraduate transcript from NOUN.
Also note that your transcript will not be given to you (applicant) by hand, rather it will be sent to the institution requesting for it which must have been revealed on the NOUN transcript application form.
Steps On How To Applying For Postgraduate Transcripts In NOUN (National Open University of Nigeria)
STEP 1: There are rare cases where the transcript applicant wants his/her transcript to be sent to a non-academic or corporate organization like a financial institution, a local or international Non Governmental Organization and the likes, such individual would have to request the requesting organization to write to “The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, NOUN” on behalf of the applicant on the organization or NGO’s letter-headed paper, duly signed by the management of the company or officer in charge.
STEP 2: Applicant will be required to pay the required Transcript Processing Fee of 10,000 naira for locations within Nigeria, the Transcript Processing Fee of 25,000 Naira will be paid for sending the transcripts to location outside Nigeria.
STEP 3: Payment of Step 2 is only to be completed using the Remita platform at www.remita.net as follows: WHO DO YOU WANT TO PAY TO (type “National Open University of Nigeria”); NAME OF SERVICE/PURPOSE (select “Miscellaneous Income” or “Others”); Purpose of Payment (type “Postgraduate Transcript”); enter other relevant details, and pay online or in the bank.
STEP 4: To avoid being a victim of fraud from individuals posing as NOUN agents, the management has made it clearly that payment of cash or any additional amount outside the aforementioned approved fee to any official of the University is at applicant’s own risk and NOUN management will not be responsible for the consequences.
STEP 5: Applicants applying for postgraduate transcript from NOUN are to fill the fields provided in the transcript application page and upload a copy of the certificate or notification of result from NOUN, a copy of their Remita receipt, the application letter from a corporate body (where necessary) and transcript label (where necessary).
FINAL STEP: Upon submission of the application, applicant will receive an acknowledgement message sent via our email from email@example.com. This would serve as a proof of successful application of your NOUN postgraduate transcript application.
NOUN Postgraduate Transcript Application Processing Time
The question here is how long does it take for NOUN Transcript application to be ready? Many request for their transcript and expect it the next day. The answer to the question is that since this application process takes time as other departments are involved in getting it ready, the management hereby informs all applicants that the processing time for NOUN postgraduate transcript application is between 5 – 15 working days during which the offices involved shall process the applications for posting.
The management has made available, contact details for applicants who for one reason or the other might be needing to speak with a NOUN officer for enquiries as regards the NOUN Postgraduate Transcript application. Kindly be informed that NOUN Transcript Desk for the School of Postgraduate Studies are open for enquiries from Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm daily.
For calls, you can reach them on their GSM number 0811-503-2088 between the hours of 9am to 4pm, on working days only.
For applicants who have made payment and obtained their Remita receipt, please click HERE to start your transcript application.
We hope the above has answered all questions on how to apply for postgraduate transcript application in NOUN. We are still open to questions and inputs from you should there be any, you can reach us via our comment section or contact us page and we shall respond accordingly.