Applications shall usually be requested through advertisements in the print media, radio, University’s website, and other social media platforms. As much as possible, online applications shall be encouraged. All applications would be supported by letters of recommendation, transcript(s), and certified copies of certificates of previous tertiary academic degrees/diplomas.
On receipt of applications, the Registrar/Secretary shall forward them to the appropriate Departments. The Head of Department shall then present to the Board of the School of Graduate Studies a list of all candidates who satisfy the conditions for admission as stipulated generally and specifically by the Departments for the Board to decide on which candidates may be offered admission. Such admissions would be significantly influenced by the availability of supervisors for the student's research interest and facilities for the intended area of study.
Applications shall be considered in the first instance by the department in which the applicant wishes to study. The department shall satisfy itself of the suitability of the candidate and the availability of resources, both material and human, for the successful completion of the candidate’s work. An interview and/or a qualifying examination may be administered by the Department to determine the suitability of an applicant. The Head of the Department shall submit in writing to the Board of the School of Graduate Studies a statement on the suitability or otherwise of each applicant.
Standing committees of the Schools and the School of Graduate Studies shall monitor applications received, meet and recommend the offer of admissions. UENR admits both local and international applicants into its Graduate Programmes.
An applicant who is offered admission can defer the programme only on medical grounds. The Director of University Health Services should authenticate related medical reports.
A candidate who is offered admission but cannot enroll into the programme due to ill-health can defer the programme for a maximum of one year, after which he/she forfeits the admission if unable to enroll.
The applicant should write his/her letter requesting deferment to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies through his/her Head of Department/Dean of School.