ABU IDRT Diploma Programme Admission Form 2020/2021

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) IDRT Diploma Admission Form, Courses, Duration, Fees, Requirements, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2020/2021 Academic Session.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Institute for Development Research and Training,  Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria  Diploma programmes for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Available Courses, Requirements, Duration & Fees.

1. Diploma in Mass Communication

Entry Requirements:
  • 5 credits in WAEC/NECO SSE/GCE ‘O’ level papers including the following:
    • English Language
    • Economics or Commerce
    • Government or History
    • Hausa or English Literature
    • IRK/CRK, Civics or Geography
  • Also, a minimum of’ Pass in Mathematics is required.
Duration: 4 Semesters (2 sessions)
Fees: N58,500.00 per session

2. Diploma in International Relations and Strategic Studies

Entry Requirements:
  • 5 credits at ‘O’ Level including English, Govemment/History
  • At least a Pass in Mathematics
Duration: 4 semesters (2 sessions)
Fees: N55,500.00 per session

3. Diploma in Social Work and Development Studies

Entry Requirements:
  • 5 credits at ‘O’ level including English.
  • At least a Pass in Mathematics
Duration: 4 Semesters (2 sessions)
Fees: N45,000.00 per session

4. Diploma in Industrial Design with Specialization in one of the following:

  • Ceramics (N45,500 per session)
  • Textile Science and Reproduction (N58,500 per session)
  • Textile Fashion Design (N48,500 per session)
  • Graphic Design & Illustration (N50,500 per session)

Duration: 4 Semesters (2 sessions)

Entry Requirements:
  • A minimum of 5 credit passes from WAEC or NECO obtained in not more than two sittings which must include English as well as Fine Arts or Technical Drawing or Creative Arts or Clothing and Textiles OR
  • Grade II Teachers’ Certificate with 4 credit passes, including English, OR
  • C.E. with 4 passes at Credit level, including English, OR
  • Certificate in Ceramics or Graphics or Textiles Design and Production or Textile Fashion Design from recognized institutions passed at merit level, plus 4 relevant credit passes, including English.

5. Diploma in Glass Technology

Entry Requirements:
  • Minimum of 5 Credit passes from WAEC/NECO, which must include English and Chemistry or Physics
  • Certificate in Glass Technology or Certificate in Laboratory Glass Blowing from a recognized institution passed at merit level + credit in English
Duration: 4 Semesters (2 sessions)
Fees: N58,000.00 per session

6. National Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology

Diploma-Science Laboratory Technology

Entry Requirements:-
  •  Five (5) O’ Level credits in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English Language
Duration: 4 Semesters (2 sessions)
Fees: N72,000.00per session

7. Diploma-Foreign Languages and Diplomatic Studies

Entry Requirements:-
  • A minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in humanities (and English Language) obtained in not more than two sittings.
Duration: 4 Semesters (2 sessions)
Fees: N41,500.00 per session

Method of Application

Applications should be made on-line on payment of the prescribed application fee (i.e N2,000:00). Candidates are to visit A.B.U. Portal, http://forms.abu.edu.ng/otherforms/ and generate Transaction ID, with which they will proceed to the bank to pay before coming back to the Portal to fill the form.


Candidates are to apply not later than April 16th, 2021.