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UNN Postgraduate Academic Calendar 2020/2021 Academic Session Released

The University of Nigeria postgraduate academic calendar for the 2020/2021 academic session has been released by the management of the school of postgraduate studies, UNN. UNN postgraduate academic calendar as seen below, contains all scheduled academic and non-academic activities scheduled for the semeseters for all postgraduate programmes which includes the continuation of the previous academic session and for fresh and returning students.

It contains the start date for application forms and closing date as well as the proposed date the semester would be ending.

Academic Calendar

From the calendar, you will observe that the academic semester is designed to last for a period of sixteen weeks (16 weeks). That is, 13 weeks of lectures, 1 week of revision and 2 weeks for examination. The long vacation session begins immediately and candidates who applied for UNN PG form for 2020/2021 session are expected to resume in July 2021 according to UNN PG academic calendar as approved by the SPGS, UNN.

UNN Postgraduate Academic Calendar 2021

January 2021
Monday 18

Arrival/Registration of New Postgraduate Students Continue

Sale of Application form for 2020/2021 Postgraduate Application continue

Tuesday 19 First Semester Lectures continue for Postgraduate Students (mainly online)
February 2021
Thursday 04 Board Meeting
Friday 05 Registration Ends for New Postgraduate Students
Saturday 06 Matriculation ceremonies for Postgraduate Students (who are not Alumni of UNN)
Wednesday 10 Orientation for Fresh Postgraduate Students at the Departmental and Faculty Level
Thursday 11 Orientation for Fresh Postgraduate Students at the University level at Ekpo

Convocation Arena

Friday 12 Registration for Old Postgraduate Students ends
Late Registration for Old/New Students begins
Monday 15 Submission of Completed End of Session Report Forms
Monday 22 End of Sale of Application Form for Postgraduate Admissions 2020/2021
End of First Semester Lectures
Submission of First Semester Course-work Examination Time-Table
Tuesday 23 Revision begins
March 2021
Monday 01 Revision ends
Tuesday 02 First Semester Coursework Examinations start
Monday 15 First Semester Coursework Examinations ends
Tuesday 16 First Semester break
School of Postgraduate Studies Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series for
Monday 22 Submission of First Semester Results to SPGS begin
Second Semester Lectures begin

Friday 26


Training Workshop for Postgraduate Supervisors/Teachers at Nsukka Campus

Monday 29


Training Workshop for Postgraduate Supervisors/Teachers at Enugu Campus


April 2021
Friday 02 End of Submission of First Semester Results to the School (SPGS)
Thursday 15



Wednesday 21

Thursday 29

Friday 30

Board Meeting

Second Semester Lectures Continue Second Distinguished Alumni Lecture

Postgraduate Admission Screening (CBT) takes place

Postgraduate Admission Screening continue/end

May 2021
Thursday 20 3MT Competition
Thursday 06 to Friday 07

Monday 10 to Tuesday




PGC 601 and PGC 701 Workshop for Nsukka Campus



PGC 601 and PGC 701 Workshop for Enugu Campus

June 2021
Wednesday 09 Submission of Second Semester Exam Time-Table begin
Thursday 17 Board Meeting
Monday 21 End of Second Semester Lectures for Postgraduate Students
Tuesday 22 Revision begins
Wednesday 23 End of Submission of Second Semester Examination Time-Table
Tuesday 29 Revision ends
Wednesday 30 Second Semester Examinations begin
July 2021
Saturday 10 Second Semester Examinations end
Sunday 11 Arrival of External Examiners for 2018/2019 Postgraduate Students
Monday 12 Examination/Oral Defence of Master’s Projects for 2018/2019 set
Tuesday 13 Departure of External Examiners
End of 2019/2020 Session
Saturday 17 Sandwich programme begins
Arrival of Sandwich Postgraduate Students
Monday 19 Registration of Sandwich Postgraduate Students


First Semester             –           Lectures          –           5 Weeks

  • Revision –           1 Week
  • Examinations – 2 Weeks
  • Total –           8 Weeks

Second Semester         –           Lectures          –           13 Weeks

  • Revision –           1 Week
  • Examinations – 2 Weeks
  • Total –           16 Weeks

Third Semester            –           Project Report Writing and Oral Defence      –           6 Months

Hope this was well understood? It is actually self-explanatory. However, if you still feel or have the need for questions related to UNN postgraduate academic calendar for 2020/2021 academic session, please feel free to send down you questions via the comment section below and I shall respond accordingly.

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