Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology Master’s by Research and Thesis
NM–AIST Master’s by Research and Thesis; To be admitted into a Master’s programme by Research and Thesis at the NM-AIST, the following requirements will be taken into consideration:
(i) Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or similar institution of higher learning with a GPA of at least 3.5/5.0 or its equivalent or a postgraduate diploma with at least a GPA of 4.0/5.0 or its equivalent in an appropriate area of study from an accredited university or similar institution of higher learning. For an applicant holding unclassified degrees (e.g. M.D, BVM & DDS) should have at least an overall of “C” grade and an average of “B” grade in the relevant subject or field of his/her specialization and, either
a) Possession of a prototype that requires incubation/scaling up in line with NMAIST’s research and innovation policy and guidelines, or
b) Evidence of at least ONE year working experience in related field and at least ONE publication in an accredited peer-reviewed journal as the FIRST author.
(ii) Submission along with application documents, a concise ONE-page concept notes or details of a prototype of what he/she wishes to work on as part of his/her study provided it is within the NM-AIST research agenda.
(iii) The applicant should be ready to pursue prescribed skills and capacity enhancing courses which are offered to all Master’s students at NM-AIST as common core courses and as may be recommended by the supervisors, to enhance research performance. The courses may be taken flexibly during the duration of the programme but MUST be successfully completed before graduation.
NM–AIST Master’s by Research