HND Top Up Degree Program at SouthWestern University, Nigeria

Southwestern University is one of the top Universities in Nigeria that facilitates the conversion of degrees from Higher National Diplomas (HND) to university degree certification. This conversion programme provides a platform on which a University Degree holder who is dissatisfied with his/her class of degree, could “top-up” and come out with a higher degree.

HND Top Up Degree Program at SouthWestern University, Nigeria

Generally, any HND holder at all would benefit from this programme. However, the upgrade degree is more popular with graduates that fall into the following category

  1. Graduates with HND lower credit or pass grade
  2. Graduates (BSc/HND) who would prefer to do another related or different course.
  3. Graduates of polytechnics who are not trained to be teachers, they can use this program to change to an education line.
  4. University graduates with 3rd class or pass degrees who are not satisfied with their grades.

 

Available Programmes for HND Top-Up in Southwestern University

  • Computer science
  • Accountancy
  • Administration and Management
  • Mass Communication
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry

Minimum Admission Requirement for HND Update programme
For admission into the Upgrade Programme at Southwestern University, the minimum entry requirements include:

  • A Higher National Diploma attained at an accredited Polytechnic
  • National Youth Service Corps Certificate(Discharged / Exclusion / Exemption)
  • pass grade in a written administered by the institution

Specific Admission Requirement for HND Upgrade programme

Computer Science

O’ Level Requirement

  • Candidates require five (5) credits in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or General Certificate of Education or its equivalent which must include English Language and Mathematics and the three recommended subjects for the study.

Degree Requirement (HND and 3rd Class Degree)

  • Candidates require a minimum of lower credit in HND (Higher National Diploma) in Computer Science and other related fields.
  • Candidates must have obtained a 3rd Class Degree in a related field from any other recognized University

 

Accountancy

  O’ Level Requirement

  • Candidates require five (5) credits in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination credits or General Certificate of Education or its equivalent, comprising of English Language and Mathematics and any three recommended subjects.

 

Degree Requirement (HND and 3rd Class Degree)

  • Candidates require a minimum of lower credit in HND in Accounting, Banking & Finance, Business Administration, Insurance and other related fields
  • Candidates must have obtained a 3rd Class Degree in a related field from any other recognized University

Professional Qualification

  • Candidates must hold a certificate from accepted professional bodies such as Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Association of National Accountant of Nigeria (ANAN) and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and any other related body.

 

Administration and Management

O’ Level Requirement

  • Candidates require Five O-Level credit passes comprising of English Language, Mathematics and any three relevant subjects from Commerce, Economics, Accounting, Government, Geography at not more than two sittings.

Degree Requirement (HND and 3rd Class Degree)

  • Candidates require a minimum of lower credit in HND (Higher National Diploma) in Business Administration, Marketing, Secretarial Studies and other related fields
  • Candidates must have obtained a 3rd Class Degree in a related field from any other recognized University

Professional Qualification

  • Candidates must be holders of a certificate from recognised professional bodies such as the Cognate Field Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA), Nigerian Chartered Institute of Management (NCIM), Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), Nigerian Chartered Institute of Management (NCIM) and any other related body

Mass Communication

O’ Level Requirement

  • Candidates require five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language and four (4) other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences.

Degree Requirement (HND and 3rd Class Degree)

  • Candidates require a minimum of lower credit in HND (Higher National Diploma) in Mass Communication, Journalism and other related fields
  • Candidates must have obtained a 3rd Class Degree in a related field from any other recognized University

Professional Qualification

  • Holders of a certificate from recognised professional bodies such as Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Chartered Institute of Advertising (CIA) and other related fields

Microbiology

O’ Level Requirement

  • Candidates require Five Five (5) credits in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or General Certificate of Education or its equivalent which must include English Language and Mathematics and any other three recommended subjects in Microbiology.

Degree Requirement (HND and 3rd Class Degree)

  • Candidates with a minimum of lower credit in HND (Higher National Diploma) in Microbiology and other related fields
  • Candidates must have obtained a 3rd Class Degree in a related field from any other recognized University

 

Biochemistry

O’ Level Requirement

  • Candidates require five (5) credits in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or General Certificate of Education or its equivalent which must include English Language and Mathematics and any other three recommended subjects in Biochemistry.

Degree Requirement (HND and 3rd Class Degree)

  • Candidates with a minimum of lower credit in HND (Higher National Diploma) in biochemistry and other related fields
  • Candidates must have obtained a 3rd Class Degree in a related field from any other recognized University

 

Method of Application and Registration

 

Online Application Method

  1. Candidates should pay the sum of N10,000 for application form into SouthWestern University account of any branch of:

Bank Account: Sterling Bank 0069299059 Southwestern Institute of Technology.

(Note that the name of the applicant must match the name on the bank teller)

  1. Proceed to southwesternuniversity.edu.ng
  2. Click on the APPLY NOW link
  3. Follow the instructions carefully to fill the form online.
    (ensure the email and phone numbers supplied are valid, as further
    application details will be sent to the email supplied)
  4. Bring all credentials and evidence of payment when coming for the screening exercise
    (Date of the screening exercise will be communicated to students through
    the e-mail address listed on the application forms and will be posted on the
    school  website)

 

Walk-in Application Method:

  1. Pay the sum of N10,000 for application form into SouthWestern University account of any branch of:

Bank Account: Sterling Bank 0069299059 Southwestern Institute of Technology.

(*the name of the applicant must match the name on the bank teller)

  1. Evidence of payment is to be taken to any of the following addresses to collect the application form:
  • Southwestern University, Nigeria, at the main Campus at Kilometer 20, Sagamu-Benin, ExpressWay, Okun Owa, Ogun State.
  • Southwestern University, Nigeria Lagos Liaison office at 4 Olaide Tomori Street, Off Simbiat Abiola Way, Ikeja, Lagos State.
  1. Submit completed application form with credentials before the closing deadline for processing (make sure the email and phone numbers supplied are valid, as further
    application details will be sent to the email  and phone number supplied by
    the applicant)
  2. Bring all credentials and evidence of when coming for the screening exercise (date of the  screening exercise will be communicated to studentsthrough the e-mail address listed on the application forms and will be posted on the school’s website)

 

Advice for Submitting your Application 

  • Ensure your name and date of birth are on each page of your supporting documents as facilitates accurate placement of your supporting documents in your admissions file.
  • Ensure the use of your legal/official name and ensure that your name is constant on all documents submitted.
  • Ensure that your application and supporting documents are properly checked before submission.
  • Submit your application and supporting documents together. Ensure all your supporting documents, including your high school transcript and recommendations, are submitted in one package, to reduce the chances that documents will get misplaced or separated during processing.

 

About Southwestern University (SWU)

We at Southwestern University pride ourselves as a highly selective and competitive private establishment that enrols a bright, gifted and diverse student body.

We seek students who are equipped with academic preparation, motivation, interests and character to thrive and succeed at SWU.

Whether you are a secondary school senior about go through the college selection process or a student just entering high school, we encourage you to make the most of your college search. Make an inquiry, visit our campuses, ask questions of our faculty and students and talk with your guidance counsellor to learn as much as you can about SWU. We know you will find that SWU is just the dynamic and amazing ground to start your university life.

 

Admission to SWU is vastly selective. We obtain applications from every state around the country, which allows us to enrol a remarkably bright, talented and diverse body of students.  Also, we seek students with a variety of interests, gifts, goals and experiences.

We welcome fresh students, transfer students and international students to our campus. Each student group has specific application requirements. Do enquire for information that relates to your application status to determine your requirements, deadlines and scholarship opportunities.

 

We encourage students to submit their application online using either the SWU Online Application method or to use the Walk-in Application method. Both methods of submission are considered equally and there is no need to do both applications.