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Admission 2019 Guidelines

African countries need critical mass of geo-information science and technology experts to drive their rapid development through appropriate and responsible use of geospatial information. The AFRICAN REGIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (AFRIGIST) formaly African Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS) was established in 1972 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) as an educational “one-stop” solution institution that train highly skilled manpower in the science and technology of geospatial information. AFRIGIST is located within the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Its programmes are designed to extend the frontiers of education and scientific research in Geographic Information Science fields (photogrammetry and remote sensing, geographic information systems, and cartography) to enhance the benefits derived from the technology in various disciplines; decision making and good governance in member states of AFRIGIST in particular and African nations in general.

Method Of Application

Only candidates with national diploma (ND), technician’s diploma, higher national diploma (HND), technologist diploma (TD), bachelor degree (BSc. BA), postgraduate diploma (PGD), professional masters (PM), master of science (MSc), master of art (MA) or other higher degrees in science, social science, humanities, engineering, and health disciplines are eligible for consideration for admission.

Application Steps and Process:

Applicants are to:

1. Download the admission form (see below))

- English version

- Version en Francais

2. Fill the form

3. Send all the required documents to the email address:

Required Documents

Applicants are expected to attach and send by email scanned copies the following credentials:

(a) The completed form
(b) Evidence of payment of the application fee
(c) A certified copy of certificates and transcripts of all results (s) (e.g. First Degree, Masters, HND)
(d) NYSC certificate (if you are a Nigerian)
(e) O/A Level results - WAEC/GCE/NECO or its equivalents
(f) Any other relevant documents to support your Application

NOTE: Please prepare all scanned copies of these documents as a single WORD or PDF file. Official transcripts of degrees should be forwarded by the awarding institution to AFRIGIST and addressed to the:
Dean of Academics & Research
Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS)
Off Road 1, Obafemi Awolowo University Campus,
P. M. B. 5545, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
Please note that the admission will not be processed without the transcripts

The Dean of Academics & Research
Off Road 1, Obafemi Awolowo University Campus,
P. M. B. 5545, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
Phone: +234(0)8064042198/08116195498


AFRIGIST provides international standard education, training and research with state-of-art digital facilities and laboratories and hands-on practical training in a serene and comfortable classroom and students’ accommodation that is highly conducive for learning and research. In order to be eligible for AFRIGIST fellowship a prospective candidate is encouraged to obtain nomination from his/her country’s Respective member in RECTAS Governing Council (Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal). Fellowship covers tuition accommodation, feeding stipend and other allowances. Candidates can also seek support, scholarships and fellowships from national and international organisations such as State Governments and Departments, Ministries and agencies, Educational Trust Fund (ETF), Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF), Shell or other oil companies, UNDP, DFID, IFRA, UNESCO, Ford Foundation, etc.

     • Students not on fellowship or scholarship will pay tuition, health, book and other fees; and arrange their private accommodation and feeding.

Payment methods

Application fee = $100 or N 30,500 ou 60.000 FCA
Make payment to any branch of the following banks:

ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC, New Court Branch, IBADAN (USD Account name: AFRIGIST; Account No: 02 52031864)
ECOBANK BENIN, (Compte en CFA: AFRIGIST; Numéro de compte: 0010141100833701)
STANBIC IBTC BANK, Lagere Branch, ILE – IFE (Compte en NAIRA: AFRIGIST; Numéro de compte: 9201463015)