The management of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) school of postgraduate studies has released the academic calendar for the 2018/2019 academic session.

UNN Postgraduate Calendar.
UNN Postgraduate First Semester Academic Calendar.

January 2019


  • Monday 14 -Arrival/Registration of New Students -Lectures begin for new students
  • Monday 21 -Arrival and Registration of old Students



February 2019


  • Friday 15 – Sale of Application Forms for the 2019/2020 Postgraduate Admission Begin
  • Friday 15 -Registration Ends for new students
  • -Late Registration starts for New Students
  • Monday 18 – Nomination of External and Internal Examiners by the Departments for 2018/2019 fresh students
  • – Submission of Completed End-of-Session Report by all Old Students
  • Tuesday 19 – Board Meeting
  • Friday 22 -Registration for Old Students ends
  • Tuesday 26 -Vice-Chancellor’s Research Leadership Prize Winner’s Lecture
  • -First Semester Lectures continue


March 2019


  • Thursday 14 – Orientation for Fresh Postgraduate Students at the Departmental and Faculty Level
  • Friday 15 – Orientation for Fresh Postgraduate Students at University level at PAA
  • -End of Sale of Application Forms for 2019/2020 Postgraduate Admissions
  • -First Semester lectures continue


April 2019 

  • Monday 15 – End of Lectures for First Semester
  • Monday 16 – Revision begins
  • Tuesday 16 – Submission of First Semester Coursework Exam Time-Table
  • Thursday 18 – Board Meeting
  • Monday 29 – Revision ends
  • Tuesday 30 – First Semester Examinations start


May 2019

  • Tuesday 07 – SPGS Distinguished Lecture Series 2017/2018 Academic Session (Distinguished Lecture)
  • Tuesday 14 – First Semester coursework Examinations end
  • Thursday 16 – Training Workshop for Postgraduate Supervisors/Teachers, Nsukka Campus
  • Friday 17 – Training Workshop for Postgraduate Supervisors/Teachers, Enugu Campus


UNN Postgraduate Second Semester Academic Calendar.
May 2019


  • Monday 20 – Second Semester Lectures begin
  • Tuesday 21 – Submission of First Semester Results to SPGS begin
  • – Submission of Second Semester Lecture Time-Table



June 2019

  • Tuesday 04 – End of Submission of First Semester Results
  • Tuesday 18 – Board Meeting
  • -Second Semester Lectures continue


July 2019

  • Friday 19 – PG Admission Screening Test (CBT) takes place
  • Friday 26 – Arrival of Sandwich Students
  • Monday 29 – Registration Starts for Sandwich Students
  • Lectures begin for Sandwich Students



August 2019

  • Wednesday 07 – End of Registration for Sandwich Students
  • Tuesday 08 – Board Meeting
  • Monday 26 – Submission of Second Semester Exam Time-Table
  • Friday 30 – Lectures end for Regular Postgraduate Students



September 2019

  • Monday 02 – Revision begins
  • Friday 06 – Revision ends
  • End of Submission of Second Semester Examination Time-Table
  • Monday 09 – Second Semester Examinations begin
  • Friday 20 – End of Second Semester Examinations – regular students
  • Friday 27 – Sandwich Lectures End
  • End of 2019 Sandwich Programme



October 2019

  • Founders Day Ceremonies
  • Wednesday 09 – Friday 11 – Advanced Ph.D Research/Paper Writing Workshop
  • Tuesday 15 – Board Meeting
  • Thursday 17 – Friday 18 – Workshop on PGC 601 AND PGC 701 for Nsukka Campus
  • Thursday 24 – Friday 25 – Workshop on PGC 601 AND PGC 701 for Enugu Campus
  • Monday 28 – Postgraduate Students vacate the campus


November 2019

  • Tuesday 12 – Arrival of External Examiners for 2017/2018 students’ oral defense
  • Wednesday 13-Thursday 14 – Examination/oral defense of projects for 2017/2018 set
  • Friday 15 – Departure of External Examiners
  • December 2019


Monday 02 – Beginning of 2019/2020 session for postgraduate students

SUMMARY FOR 2018/2019 SESSION


First Semester:


  • Lectures 13 Weeks
  • Revision 2 Weeks
  • Examination 2 Weeks
  • Total 17 Weeks (FIRST SEMESTER)



Second Semester:

  • Lectures 14 Weeks
  • Revision 2 Weeks
  • Examination 2 Weeks
  • Total 18 Weeks (SECOND SEMESTER)
  • Third Semester: Project Report writing and Oral Defense – 6 Months



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