Nigerian Institute of Journalism Admission Form 2020/2021 is Out – Apply Here

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Nigerian Institute of Journalism Admission Form 2020/2021 is Out.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) National Diploma (ND), Higher National Diploma (HND), Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) and Special programmes for the 2020/2021 academic session.

This year application form for admission will close on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 11:59pm.

The Institution offers programmes leading to the award of diplomas in Mass Communication. These programmes are also available on part-time basis during weekends. The full-time diploma programme is of two year duration while the part time equivalent is three years.

  • Candidate seeking admission into the institution National Diploma programme must possess WASC/SSCE/GCE O’ Level Certificate, NECO or equivalent with five credits including English and Mathematics at not more than two sittings and must sit for UTME.
  • The pre-requisites for admission into Higher National Diploma programme are as stated in (1) above. In addition, candidate must posses National Diploma with at least a lower credit grade in Mass Communication from a recognized polytechnic or institutions of comparable status.

Are NIJ graduates mobilized for NYSC? YES!! NIJ Grads are usually mobilized for NYSC. Like other graduates from universities in Nigeria, upon completion of the HND program, students who fall within the required age for NYSC and meet all other criteria are mobilized to serve in the National Youth Service Corps.

Eligibility for NIJ Post UTME – ND Programme

  • Five Credit passes in the WAEC or NECO Senior Secondary Certificate Examination or its equivalent in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Students’ enrolment and admission is through (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
  • At the end of the course, successful candidates are awarded National Diploma.

Candidate Eligible for NIJ HND Admission

  • Five Credit pass as it is for admission into National Diploma
  • National Diploma in Mass Communication with minimum of Lower Credit from a recognised and NBTE-accredited institution.
  • Evidence/Proof of a one-year mandatory Industrial Attachment.
  • Admission is done directly by the Institution.
  • At the end of the course, successful candidates are awarded Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication.

Eligibility for NIJ Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Admission

The programme is separated into three specialised areas of Mass Communication:

  • Print Journalism,
  • Broadcast Journalism,
  • Public Relations and Advertising.

The programme is designed to expose and equip the students with the fundamental principles and theoretical framework of Mass Communication practice.

Every student in all sequences apart from their professional courses, take these core courses:

  • Foundation of Mass Communication,
  • Theory of Mass Communication,
  • Mass Media Law and Ethics,
  • Mass Communication Research Methods;
  • Communication for Development, Media Management and
  • Topical Issues in Mass Communication.

1. You must pass the following subject(s) in O’Level obtained at not more than 2 sittings
* Credit pass in Mathematics
* Credit pass in English Language
and at least credit pass in 3 others subjects
2. First Degree or Higher National Diploma from a recognized institution.

Eligibility for NIJ Proficiency Certificate Programme

1. You must pass the following subject(s) in OLevel obtained at not more than 2 sitting
* Credit pass in Mathematics
* Credit pass in English Language
and at least credit pass in 3 others subjects


a. National Diploma (ND)
The programme is of four semesters (Two Academic Sessions) duration for Full Time students and Six Semester (Three Academic Sessions) for Part Time students.

b. Higher National Diploma (HND)
The programme is Four-Semester (Two Academic Sessions) for Full Time students and Six Semesters (Three Academic Sessions) for Part Time students.

c. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)
The programme is of Two semester (One Academic Session) duration for Full Time and Three semester for Part Time students.


At the end of each Semester and session, National Diploma and Higher National Diploma students are sent on 4-6 weeks Internship with Media organisations for practical experience prior to their graduation. At the completion of their programmes, National Diploma students go on one year compulsory Industrial Attachment (Internship) while Post- Graduate students are sent on a 6-week Internship programme at the completion of their course work.

Deferment of Admission

All candidates already offered admission may apply for deferment of admission for that session through the head of relevant department to the Registrar within six weeks of date of admission. The application must be supported with genuine reasons as well as documentary evidence where necessary.

How to Apply for Nigerian Institute of Journalism Admission Form 2020

Interested persons should apply through the links to the registration portal: Application Portal

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