MOUAU CERCORD Specialized Postgraduate Admission Form for 2023/2024 Session

Applications are now being accepted for postgraduate training programs at the Centre of Excellence in Root Crop Research and Development (CERCORD), one of the Tetfund Centres of Excellence (TCOEs) at MOUAU.


All eligible applicants, regardless of nationality, are encouraged to apply.

CERCORD offers specialized postgraduate courses leading to the award of Master’s (M.Sc/M.Engr.) and Doctorate (Ph.D.) degrees.

The courses are designed to combine academic and entrepreneurial skills with demand-driven research in the following areas:

  • Food Processing and Postharvesting Technology (M.Sc & Ph.D.)
  • Crop Improvement and Production (M.Sc & Ph.D.)
  • Farm Mechanization and Automation (M.Eng & Ph.D.)
  • Agriprenuership and Sustainable Technology Transfer (M.Sc & Ph.D.)


The M.Sc programs are open to all graduates of B.Sc. Food Sc. &Tech., B. Tech (Food Sc. &Tech), B. Agric, B.Sc Agric, B. Tech Agric, and B. Eng Agric. with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 5-point scale.


Holders of PGD in any of the relevant disciplines with at least Upper Credit (or CGPA of 3.0 on a 5 Point scale) are also eligible.

The Ph.D. program is open to Master’s degree holders in courses relevant to the different options in the program.


The M.Sc programs run for four semesters, including coursework and dissertation, with 2-3 months of internship in collaborating industries, parastatals, and institutions.

The Ph.D. programs, mainly research-based, span six semesters, with 2-3 months of internship.

Fees and Application Method

  • While the programs are tuition-free, other charges outside tuition fees apply in line with MOUAU postgraduate requirements.
  • To apply, visit the MOUAU Portal,click on Registration, New Student Registration, and then “CERCORD.”
  • The application fee is N25,000. After payment, use your CAN number to continue with your application.
  • Applicants must request their respective institutions to forward their academic transcripts directly to The Admin Lead, CERCORD, MOUAU. A soft copy should also be sent to

Application Deadline

The application window closes on Thursday, 31st September, 2023.


For further information, visit or contact the school via email at, Facebook at CERCORD MOUAU, Twitter at @cercord_mouau, or phone at +2347068693848.


Take advantage of this opportunity to further your education and research skills in these specialized fields at the Centre of Excellence in Root Crop Research and Development (CERCORD) MOUAU.

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