Admissions

This is to inform the general public, particularly those interested in pursuing graduate studies in Islamic Banking and Finance, that the newly established International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Bayero University, Kano-Nigeria, invites application into its graduate degree programmes as follows:

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance (PGIBF)
  2. Master’s Degree in Islamic Banking and Finance (MIBF)
  3. Master of Science Degree in Islamic Banking and Finance (M.Sc. IBF)


Admission Requirements:

To qualify for admission into PGIBF, applicant should possess

  1. A Bachelor Degree with classification of ‘Pass’ or above in any field of study obtained from Bayero University, Kano or any other recognized institution in Nigeria or abroad.
  2. An MBA, MBF, MTM, MPA, MDS or MBCL (with CGPA below 3.0) obtained from Bayero University or any other recognized institution in the world.
  3. A Postgraduate Diploma with minimum of merit in any field of study.
  4. A HND Certificate (with ‘Lower Credit’ grade or above) in any field of study obtained from a recognized institution in Nigeria or abroad.
  5. Any other qualification deemed equivalent to the above.

To qualify for admission into MIBF, applicant should possess

  1. A Bachelor Degree (CGPA: 2.4 or above) in Accounting, Business Administration, Management, Islamic Studies, Islamic Law, Economics, Finance, Banking, or Insurance and other related programmes obtained from Bayero University or any other recognized institution in the world.
  2. A good MBA, MBF, MTM, MPA, MDS, MBCL and other related Professional Master’s (CGPA: 3.5 or above) obtained from Bayero University or any other recognized institution in the world.
  3. PGD in Islamic Banking and Finance (CGPA: 2.4 or above) obtained from Bayero University or any other recognized institution in the world.
  4. Any other qualification deemed equivalent to the above.

To qualify for admission into M. Sc. IBF, applicant should possess

  1. A good First Degree (CGPA: 3.5 or above) in Accounting, Business Administration, Management, Islamic Studies, Islamic Law, Economics, Finance, Banking, or Insurance, obtained from Bayero University or any other recognized institution in the world.
  2. A relevant background plus a good Masters degree in Islamic Banking and Finance (CGPA: 3.5 or above) obtained from Bayero University or any other recognized institution in the world.
  3. A good M. Sc. Degree (CGPA 3.0 or above) in Accounting, Business Administration, Management, Islamic Studies, Islamic Law, Economics, Finance, Banking, or Insurance, obtained from Bayero University or any other recognized institution in the world.
  4. A relevant background in Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Law, Islamic Studies, etc., plus a good PGD in Islamic Banking and Finance (CGPA: 3.5 or above) from Bayero University or any other recognized institution in the world.
  5. Any other qualification deemed equivalent to the above.

Method of Application

  1. Application PINs are available for sale at the rate of N10, 000. 00 and can be obtained from all branches of First Bank Nigeria Nationwide. Upon purchasing the pin, applicants shall log into the University Website www.buk.edu.ng to complete and submit the application Form online.
  2. Candidates should ensure that all documents sent to the School of Postgraduate Studies (such as transcripts) carry their names, application number and programmes applied for.
  3. Applicants who encounter problems during the application process should send an email to application@buk.edu.ng or, director.iiibfbuk@buk.edu.ng, clearly stating the problems.
  4. International students can directly download the Application Form here:

For more information, prospective applicants should visit: www.iiibfbuk.org