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ADMISSION INTO SPECIALISED POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES FOR THE 2015/2016 ACADEMIC SESSION (To Download PDF CLICK HERE)
(Closing Date: Thursday, Sepetember 10, 2015)

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta is pleased to announce that admissions into postgraduate training programmes in Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment, are now open.  Applications are invited from candidates of all nationalities.

The World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) runs specialised postgraduate courses designated as Master (M.AgSE) and Doctorate (PhD AgSE) degrees in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment.  The courses are designed to integrate academic and entrepreneurial skills with demand-driven research.  The M.AgSE/PhD AgSE programme runs the following options:


1.    Livestock Science and Sustainable Environment
2.    Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy
3.    Crop and Pasture Production and Sustainable Environment
4.    Food Processing and Value Addition
5.    Environmental Systems and Agriculture

Partial scholarships especially on tuition and funding of students' research works are available in all programmes.  Admissions into CEADESE programmes are based on gender balance.  Women are therefore encouraged to apply.


ELIGIBILITY

1.    Candidates of all nationalities within and outside Africa possessing qualifications equivalent to recognized first degrees in relevant disciplines are eligible to apply.

2.    The M. AgSE programe will generally be open to all agriculture graduates of B. Agric, B.Sc Agric, B. Tech Agric and B. Eng Agric. with a minimum of CGPA of 3.0. Holders of HND and other Degrees/Classes of Degree with PGD in any of Agriculture disciplines with a minimum weighted average score of 60% (or CGPA of 3.0 on a 5point scale) shall also be eligible for admission into the programme, on the condition that both set of candidates met basic university matriculation requirements of five (5) O’ level credits including English Language and Mathematics, and any other three (3) Science or relevant Social Science subjects.

3.    Admission into M.AgSE – Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy - shall be open to Bachelor Degree holders in Agricultural Economics.

4.    The PhD AgSE programme will be open to Master degree holders in relevant courses to the different options in the programme.

DURATION
M.AgSE

  • Course work along with dissertation for 4 Semesters.
  • 3-6 months of Internship in collaborating industries and institutions.
  • M.AgSE candidates on scholarship will not be funded beyond the 4th semester.

PhD AgSE

  • PhD AgSE programme will be research-based, spanning maximum of 6 semesters.
  • Application for PhD AgSE is open all year round, however candidates applying for scholarships must do so at the beginning of the session.
  • Funded PhD AgSE programme candidates shall not be funded beyond the 6th semester (3 years).


METHOD OF APPLICATION
1.    All applicants from Nigeria should generate an invoice at the Post Graduate application portal of FUNAAB at www.pg.unaab.edu.ng.  The invoice should be taken to any branch of Zenith Bank to make application payment of N15,000.00. exclusive of bank charges and thereafter complete the application form at the same website.
    Account No:         1013698635
    Sort Code:         057170019
    Account Name:     Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment, FUNAAB.

2.    Foreign applicants should pay US$100 into the Centre’s domiciliary account    (Zenith Bank Account No: 5070318907, Swift Code: ZEIBNGLA, Bank Sort Code: 057170019).  It is important to upload the telex copies to access the online application form.  Hard copies of completed application forms with teller and photocopies of credentials should be mailed by speedpost to:

The Director,
CEADESE,
Federal University of Agriculture,
P.M.B. 2240,
Abeokuta, Nigeria. 

All applicants must request their respective institutions to forward their transcripts directly to CEADESE at the same address.

DEADLINE
All applications to reach CEADESE by 10th September, 2015.  For further information, please send your enquiries to the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the following numbers:
+2348062937241,  +2348033469882, +2348031114610

Signed
Director,
CEADESE,
FUNAAB, Nigeria.


ADMISSION INTO SPECIALISED POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

FOR THE 2013/2014 ACADEMIC SESSION

 

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta is pleased to announce the commencement of postgraduate training programme in its Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment.

 

The World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) will run new specialised international postgraduate courses designated as Master (M. AgSE) and Doctorate (PhD AgSE) degrees in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment. The courses are designed to integrate academic and entrepreneurial skills with demand-driven research. The M. AgSE/PhD AgSE programme runs the following options:

 

1. Crop Improvement and Seed Enterprise Development

2. Livestock Science and Climate Change

3. Food Processing and Value Addition

4. Hydrology and Climate Change

5. Mechanized Agriculture and Climate Change.

 

Limited and very competitive scholarships are available to candidates from the following countries in West Africa: Benin, Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo and Nigeria. Selection for scholarships is on equal opportunity basis with emphasis on gender balance. Thus, women are encouraged to apply.

 

ELIGIBILITY

· Candidates of all nationalities within and outside Africa possessing qualifications equivalent to recognized first degrees in relevant disciplines are eligible to apply.

· Candidates with degrees equivalent to Second Class Lower Division are eligible to apply for the programmes but only candidates with grade point averages equivalent to Second Class Upper Division and above shall be eligible to apply for scholarship.

· For Hydrology Programmes, eligible candidates are required to possess Bachelors’ Degrees or equivalent in physical, mathematical, hydrological and environmental sciences.

· For Mechanized Agriculture Programme, eligible candidates for the M. AgSE programme are required to possess Bachelors degree or equivalent in either Agricultural, Food, Chemical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.

· Graduates with first degrees in biological and social sciences are eligible to apply for the M. AgSE programme in any of the agriculture-based options. Since the programme is agriculture-based, applicants from academic backgrounds other than agriculture shall be required to audit relevant pre-requisite courses (that will be determined by the course faculty) in basic agriculture under the B. Agric Programme of FUNAAB.

· Applicants with degrees from Environmental fields are eligible to apply for any of the options, provided the relevant proficiency to perform in the option can be demonstrated e.g. the need for adequate mathematical backgrounds for Mechanisation and Hydrology progammes.

· The PhD AgSE programme is open to Master degree holders in the relevant field for the different options in the programme.

 

DURATION

 

M.AgSE

- Course work along with dissertation for 4 Semesters.

- 3-6 months of Internship in collaborating industries starting at the end of second semester.

- The third and fourth semesters are solely for research projects.

- M.AgSE candidates on scholarship will not be funded beyond the 4th semester.

 

PhD AgSE

- PhD AgSE programme will be research-based, spanning maximum of 6 semesters.

- Application for PhD AgSE is open all year round, however candidates applying for scholarships must do so at the beginning of the session.

Funded PhD AgSE programme candidates shall not be funded beyond the 6th semester (3 years).

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

 

1. All applicants from Nigeria should generate an invoice at the Post Graduate application portal of FUNAAB at www.pg.funaab.edu.ng. The invoice should be taken to any branch of Zenith Bank to make application payment of N15,000.00.

Account No: 1013698635

Sort Code: 057170019

Account Name: Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment, FUNAAB) exclusive of bank charges and thereafter complete the application form at the same website.

 

2. Applicants from outside should pay US$100 into Centre’s domiciliary account (Zenith Bank Account No: 5070318907, Swift Code: ZEIBNGLA, Bank Sort Code: 057170019). It is important to upload the telex copies to access the online application form. Hard copies of completed application forms with teller and photocopies of credentials should be mailed by speedpost to:

 

The Director,

CEADESE,

Federal University of Agriculture,

P.M.B. 2240,

Abeokuta, Nigeria.

 

All applicants must request their respective institutions to forward transcripts directly to CEADESE at the same address.

 

DEADLINE

All application to reach CEADESE by 1 April, 2014. For further information, please send your enquiries to the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the following numbers:

+234 8077766064, +2348062937241, +2347084034817, +2348031114610

 

Signed

Director,

CEADESE,

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