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Become a Certified Humanitarian

All intending students seeking admission into the Institute for Humanitarian Studies and Social Development are strongly encouraged to read through the following carefully.

Candidates are required to indicate their preferred course and mode of study either on part- time or full- time basis.

To apply for admission kindly visit the secretariat of the Institute in Lagos or Abia State University or any of the authorized centers and banks to purchase your forms. Complete your forms carefully and correctly and return with attached photocopy of your receipt of purchase and other requirements stated in the form to the secretariat.

Send as an attachment with the scanned bank deposit teller reflecting the amount paid for application form, include your passport photograph and profile to enhance admission consideration. Send your details to

If your application for admission is favorably considered, you will receive a letter from the Institute intimating you of your admission status and asking you to pay an acceptance fee. On admission to the Institute, prospective students will be required to pay their School/Course fees before resuming lectures. Students may also contact the administrative office of the Institute for details of school fees, requirements and other assistance

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Entry Requirements

Five Credit Passes at not more than two sittings {or its equivalent} in SSCE / O’ level, GCE, NABTEB, TCII II, NECO. One of the credit passes shall be in English Language. Evidence of previous practical experience in Social work would be an advantage.




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Heads and Officers of NGOs, CSOs, CBOs, Foundations, Associations including Religious Organizations, humanitarian practitioners wishing to become specialists in certain areas. Individual development consultants, students and workers in the government and private sectors who wish to enhance their skills and build a career in development/humanitarian sector.
Complete the ONLINE Application through the online application link below, click to open the application form or copy and paste on web address bar to open; you can equally apply manually by calling us or texting your details.
All applications and payments should be completed at least two weeks before the commencement of each of the courses for the various centers. However, it is first come, first served. Early payment is highly advised.
Each Class and Course is for two days, followed by a non-compulsory field work or research project.



IHSD reserves the right to adjust dates of the training should any eventuality arise or public holidays fall within the stipulated dates. The Institute does not refund money paid for training when candidate fails to attend a registered class without a formal notice in writing at least two weeks to the date. However, a candidate can write to swap to another center in case of relocation or can defer admission to attend another class with the same cost.
Certificate of participation will be issued at the end of the training while advanced certificate of specialization indicating each successful participant as a specialist in the area trained would be awarded only on completion of a non-compulsory internship, volunteering assignment or research project; those who completed their internship/field work will be expected to submit a written report.

Persons wishing to have an advanced certificate of specialization from this Institution would have to go for a minimum of three or maximum of six months internship/ volunteering placement which serves as a field experience or should use same period to embark on a research project with an assigned topic within the area trained. This can be done at either IHSD office, partnering organizations or any of the government MDA’s and NGOs relevant to the candidate’s area of training of which report and short research-project feedback would be expected from the candidate for scoring.


IHSD treats participation in this training based on first-come-first-served basis; in terms of application and payment.

Applicants are encouraged to apply and pay earlier as we have a stipulated number of participants that must be accommodated in each class, therefore priority will be accorded to the first numbers of participants that pay to make up the required numbers for the class.


Secretariat/Registrar: +2348023686143 or +2348181100041

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Please pay the stipulated course fees after application confirmation as follows

Account Name: – Institute for Humanitarian Studies and Social Development

Account No.: – 1012-3860-61

Bank: – Zenith Bank Nigeria PLC

And scan/submit your evidence of payments to the Registrar for confirmation & verification, at least two weeks before training commencement. This can be done through mobile transfer on across the counter deposit.
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