Are you seeking to deepen your expertise in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment? The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) is calling for candidates to join their specialized postgraduate programs for the 2023/2024 academic session.
Introducing CEADESE’s Postgraduate Programmes
The Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) at FUNAAB offers advanced training leading to Master’s (M.AgSE) and Doctorate (PhD/PhD.AgSE) degrees, integrating academic and entrepreneurial skills development.
- Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy Programme:
- M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy)
- Ph.D. (Options: Production Economics, Resource and Environmental Economics, Agricultural Policy and Development, Agricultural Finance and Marketing)
- Agricultural Mechanization and Sustainable Environment Programme:
- M.AgSE (Agricultural Mechanization and Sustainable Environment)
- Ph.D.AgSE (Option: Agricultural Mechanization and Sustainable Environment)
- Crop/Pasture Production and Sustainable Environment Programme:
- M.AgSE (Crop/Pasture Production and Sustainable Environment)
- Ph.D.AgSE (Options: Crop Production, Plant Breeding, Seed Technology, Crop Pathology, Crop Protection, Crop Entomology, Pasture Agronomy and Pasture Production)
- Environmental Systems and Climate Change Programme:
- M.Sc. (Environmental Systems and Climate Change)
- Ph.D. (Options: Hydrology and Climate Change, Environmental Geophysics, Remote Sensing and Climate Change, Environmental Safety)
- Food Processing and Value Addition Programme:
- M.Sc. (Food Processing and Value Addition)
- Ph.D. (Option: Food Processing and Value Addition)
- Livestock Science and Sustainable Environment Programme:
- M.AgSE (Livestock Science and Sustainable Environment)
- Ph.D.AgSE (Options: Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding and Biotechnology, Animal Physiology, Livestock Production System)
Eligibility Criteria & Duration
- Candidates of any nationality, from within or outside Africa, who possess qualifications equivalent to recognized first degrees in relevant disciplines, are eligible to apply.
- The M.Sc./M.AgSE and Ph.D./Ph.D.AgSE programs are generally open to graduates of Agriculture, Environment, Science, Engineering, and Technology with at least a Second Class Lower degree. This includes graduates of B.Sc., B.Eng., B.Agric., B.Sc. Agric., B.Tech. Agric., B.Eng. Agric., and M.Sc./M.AgSE.
- The basic university matriculation requirements include five ‘O’ level credits, which must encompass English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, and any two other Science subjects. In the case of Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy programs, a background in Agricultural or Social Sciences is also required.
Specific Programme Admission:
- For M.Sc./M.AgSE in Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy, candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics or a related discipline.
- For M.Sc./M.AgSE in Livestock Science and Sustainable Environment, candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or related areas are eligible.
- For M.Sc./M.AgSE in Crop/Pasture Production and Sustainable Environment, the program is open to those with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and related disciplines; Food Processing and Value Addition is available to those with degrees in Food Science or related disciplines.
- For M.Sc./M.AgSE in Environmental Systems and Climate Change, candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Basic and Applied Sciences, or Environmental Sciences and related areas.
- The Ph.D./Ph.D.AgSE programs will be open to those holding a relevant Master’s degree.
- The M.Sc./M.AgSE program duration is up to 4 Semesters, which includes coursework alongside a dissertation and a 2-3 three-month internship in collaborating industries, parastatals, and institutions.
- The Ph.D./Ph.D.AgSE program spans a maximum of 6 semesters, is a course and research-based, and also includes a 2-3 month internship. Applications for the Ph.D. are accepted all year round.
Application Process for FUNAAB’s CEADESE
How to Apply
For Applicants from Nigeria:
- Generate an invoice at the Postgraduate application portal of CEADESE-FUNAAB: portal.ceadese.funaab.edu.ng or the new registration version of the site.
- The application fee of NGN 15,000 should be paid at any Zenith Bank branch or via bank transfer. Ensure you get a payment receipt or a teller as proof.
- Upload your proof of payment at portal.ceadese.funaab.edu.ng/upload-receipt and wait for confirmation.
- Once payment is verified, complete your application at portal.ceadese.funaab.edu.ng/login with the details (Account No: 1013968635, Account Name: CEADESE IGR ACCOUNT).
For International Applicants:
- Pay USD 100 into the Centre’s domiciliary account (Standard Chartered Bank’s Account No: 3001180004, SWIFT Code: SCBLUS33, Account Name: CBN FUNAAB TETFUND).
- It’s essential to upload the telex copies to access the online application form as mentioned in point 1.
- All applicants must request their universities to forward their hardcopy transcripts directly to the Director, CEADESE, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
- The application deadline is Sunday, 31st March 2024.
For further details, applicants can reach out through the following contacts:
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: ceadese.unaab.edu.ng
- Facebook: ceadesefunaab
- Phone: +2348063633341, +2348038155329, +2348038225891
Your Academic Future in Agricultural Excellence
This is an invitation to become part of a prestigious community committed to agricultural innovation and sustainable practices. At FUNAAB’s CEADESE, you will gain not just a degree but also practical skills and knowledge to make significant impacts in the agricultural sector.
For further information, please reach out to the specified contacts or visit FUNAAB’s CEADESE official webpage.
All the best in your pursuit!