Covenant University Admission Form for Applied Informatics & Communication Africa Centre of Excellence, 2023/2024

The newly established CApIC-ACE at Covenant University is now accepting applications for its Master’s and PhD degree programmes for the 2023/2024 academic year.

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Introduction to CApIC-ACE

Under the World Bank-funded African Centre of Excellence IMPACT project (ACE-IMPACT), CApIC-ACE is inviting motivated applicants from Nigeria and West & Central Africa into various Master’s and PhD degree programmes.

These include Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Information & Communication Engineering (ICE).

Successful applicants will be eligible for sponsorship and a rigorous 3-month English Language Training (especially beneficial for French-speaking applicants).

CApIC-ACE was established to build a critical mass of indigenous African scientists. These professionals will have the necessary skills in bioinformatics, molecular biology, and information & communications engineering.


They will drive and sustain impactful research in areas of malaria, prostate and breast cancer, and cloud & high-performance computing related to personalized medicine.

Programme Details

College of Science and Technology


  • Functional Genomics
  • Genome Bioinformatics
  • Network Biology
  • Population Genetics
  • Programming
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Systems Biology

Computer Science


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybercrime Security/Digital Forensic
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Computing
  • Networking
  • Software Engineering



  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Oncology and Cancer Research
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology (Microbial & Genetic Biotechnology)

College of Engineering

Information and Communication Engineering


  • AI in Communication Systems
  • Cloud and High-Performance Computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT) & Big Data Analytics

Admission Requirements

For the Master’s programme

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.5 (second class upper) from any recognized University in Nigeria, West or Central Africa.

For the PhD programme

Candidates must have Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from any recognized University in Nigeria, West or Central Africa.

PhD candidates must have a minimum CGPA of 4.0 on a 5.0 scale in M.Sc./M.Eng/M.Tech and a minimum CGPA of 3.5 (second class upper) in the Bachelor’s degree.

Please note that the minimum duration of these programmes is full-time, two academic sessions for the Master’s degree and three academic sessions for the PhD degree.

Candidates with professional Master’s degrees are not eligible for the PhD programme.

How to Apply

Candidates who are interested can apply online by visiting the application page here.

The closing date for all applications is July 26th, 2023.

Applications are welcome from highly motivated individuals interested in contributing to the growth of knowledge and technology in Africa.

Please contact us directly or visit our official website for more information.


Take advantage of this chance to begin a journey towards a rewarding career with Covenant University and unlock your full potential.

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