This is to inform all prospective applicants that online sale of application forms for Postgraduate Programmes for the 2021/2022 Academic session in the School of Postgraduate Studies will commence on Wednesday 6th October, 2021 and will last for six weeks (i.e. 6th October to 17th November, 2021). Interested applicants are to complete the online application form by visiting Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano website; for application procedure, list of available programmes and admission requirements. Furthermore, applicants are to note the following:

  1. All programmes are on a full-time basis.

  2. The cost of application form is Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.00) only excluding bank charges (non-refundable).

  3. Applicants must ensure that they have the entry requirements for the programme he/she is applying in addition to the required five 0’ level credits including English and/orMathematics.

  4. Applicants for Ph.D. and Academic Masters should ensure that their academic transcripts are sent to the School of Postgraduate Studies, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

  5. Applicants for Ph.D. Programmes should ensure that they submit their research proposal of not more than 300 words.

  6. Valid phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the applicants must be provided.

  7. For further enquiries, kindly send an e-mail to

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Our Brief History

Yusuf Maitama Sule University, formerly Northwest University was established in 2012 as the second Kano state-owned University, the first being Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil, Kano. As the most populated state in the country, Kano experienced increasing demand for University education in order to accommodate the huge number of secondary school leavers. Accordingly, and-in order to address this demand, the Government set up a Technical Committee on 24 th November 2011 and charged it with the responsibility of producing a blueprint for another University. The Committee submitted its report and the State House of Assembly enacted the enabling law. Subsequently, the National Universities Commission (NUC) granted license for the establishment of the Northwest University now Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano as the 37 State University in the Country. In 2012, the University commenced academic activities with four Faculties, fourteen Academic Departments and 28 programmes duly approved by the NUC. Presently, the University has Five campuses, namely the Main Campus; the City Campus; the Kwanar Dawaki Campus, the Murtala Muhammad Library Campus and the Magwan Campus. There are five faculties comprising of Basic Medical Sciences, Education, Humanities, Sciences and Social and Management Sciences. The University also has a College of Heath Sciences and an Institute of Continuing Education.

The School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS)

Having successfully taken off, the University attained appreciable progress in teaching, research and community services. As at 2019, there were 33 academic programmes offered in the University, and the University had produced its third set of graduates. In addition, the University has qualified human resources and appreciable physical facilities that place it on a sound footing to start postgraduate programmes. The University also sufficiently met the conditions for mounting postgraduate programmes, which include producing two sets of graduates and securing full accreditation for at least 25% of its programmes. The successes recorded in the undergraduate programmes of the University, which have secured NUC’s full accreditation (27 programmes as at 2020) encouraged the management of the University to set up a Committee in 2018 for the establishment of a School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS) to commence postgraduate diploma, academic and professional Masters, and Ph.D. programmes. The Committee completed its assignment, and following the recommendations of the Academic Development Committee (ADC), the Senate and the Council, 42 programmes and the request for the establishment of the PG School were forwarded to the NUC, which granted approval following a resource verification exercises in December, 2020 and March, 2021 respectively.

Our Mission

"To provide opportunities for advanced studies towards producing highly trained and qualified manpower to actively participate in a competitive and rapidly changing global community"

Our Vision

"To be among the top class and sought-after University for acquiring higher degrees."

Our Philosophy

Creating conducive atmosphere for teaching, learning and research, and to make Yusuf Maitama Sule University an excellent place for postgraduate studies.

The Postgraduate programmes approved by the National Universities Commission are as follows:

Faculty of Education

2.Curriculum Studies-YesYes
3.Guidance & Counselling-YesYes

Faculty of Humanities

1.Developmental StudiesYes--
2.International Studies-YesYes
4.Islamic StudiesYesYesYes
5.Arabic Studies-YesYes

Faculty of Science

3.Computer ScienceYesYesYes

Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

1.Business Administration--Yes--
2.Business ManagementYes--YesYes
5.Financial EconomicsYesYes---
7.Geographical Information SystemYes--Yes-
8.Rural Development & Natural Resources Management---Yes-

Admission Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma Programme

A candidate seeking admission into a Postgraduate Diploma programme must possess a qualification equivalent to a first degree (at least 3rd Class Degree or higher) or a Higher National Diploma (HND) (at least Lower Credit) or its equivalent (provided the University matriculation requirement is satisfied). Such a candidate should have the relevant postqualification experience as may be prescribed from time to time. However, Ordinary National Diploma (OND) plus professional qualification and Higher Diploma (HD) are not equivalent to HND.

Master’s Degree Programme

  1. A candidate seeking admission into the Academic Master’sDegree Programme must hold:
    1. i. A minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) Degree of Yusuf Maitama Sule University, or any other recognized University.
    2. ii. Third Class Degree plus a good Postgraduate Diploma at credit level from Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano and a minimum CGPA of 3.50 from any other recognized University or institution.
    3. iii. Any other qualifications deemed by the Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies and Senate to be equivalent to (i) or (ii) above.
  2. A candidate seeking admission into a Professional Master’s Degree programme must hold:
      i. A minimum of Second-Class Lower degree in the relevant area from Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano or any other recognized University.

Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degree Programmes

  1. A candidate who seeks admission into the degree of the Doctor of Philosophy programme must hold an Academic Master’s Degree of Yusuf Maitama Sule University or any other recognized University. The CGPA of the Masters programme should be at least 3.50 on a scale of 0.00 to 5.00. A Ph.D. candidate who satisfies all admission requirements except the CGPA can be considered for admission into M.Phil./Ph.D. provided the CGPA is at least 3.00.
  2. M.Phil. from any recognized University with a minimum CGPA of 3.00.
  3. Any other qualification deemed equivalent to (i) or (ii) above.
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