Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology PhD by Coursework and Dissertation
NM–AIST PhD by Coursework and Dissertation; To be admitted into a PhD programme by Coursework and Dissertation at the NM-AIST, the following requirements will be taken into consideration:
(i) Possession of at least a second class Bachelor’s degree with at least a GPA of 3.0/5.0 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.
(ii) Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited university or similar institution of higher learning with a minimum GPA of 3.5/5.0 or its equivalent and at least an average of “B” in the relevant subjects or field of specialization.
(iii) The applicant must satisfy the Programme and specialty specific requirements as specified by the respective School/Department hosting the programme.
(iv) The applicant may be expected to undergo an entry assessment by a panel appointed by the host School/Department, which may take one of the following methods:
(1) personal interview,
(2) written assessment, or
(3) interview plus written assessment.