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(NITDA) 2021 (Masters & PhD) Scholarship Scheme for Nigerians

Last updated on July 12, 2021


The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has as its mandate to develop and regulate the Information Technology in Nigeria. Developing and regulating IT will support in transforming Nigeria into an IT driven economy for global competitiveness and the dire need of digital literacy.

The Agency has since 2010 established a scholarship scheme for Masters and Doctoral degree in relevant areas of Information Technology (IT) and ICT Law obtainable in Nigerian (Government and Private) Universities.

NITDA 2021 Minimum requirements:

1. PhD: Only University and Polytechnic Lecturers with MSc in any Information Technology related field are eligible to apply for sponsorship.

2. MSc: Holders of First Class or Second Class (Upper) Honours Bachelor’s degree, in Information Technology related field and Law.


The scholarship award is strictly based on merit and is evenly distributed between the six geo-political zones for the PhD, 36 States and FCT for MSc.


The sponsorship for the Masters programme will run for one year and the Doctorate programme for three years.

Application Procedure

Please select the appropriate scholarship you wish to apply.

Scholarship Title Program Type Closing Date
Start application Ph.D for IT Courses Ph D 21-Nov-2021
Start application MSc for IT Courses Masters 21-Nov-2021
Start application MSc for Law Courses L L M 21-Nov-2021

For more information about the (NITDA) 2021 (Masters & PhD) Scholarship Scheme for Nigerians, visit the Official Webpage of the NITDA.

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  1. October 21, 2019

    The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) happens to be one of the best entity promoting information technology

  2. October 21, 2019

    This is really nice and it will be here and so much persons will know how good they are they help alot of people out there

  3. October 21, 2019

    Congratulations to the masters students that will be going for this scholarship I wish you all success in whatever you lay your hand

  4. October 21, 2019

    A well deserved honoured for the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) for honouring candidate in Nigeria this particular scholarship.

  5. October 21, 2019

    NITDA has done well. It is really a good opportunity for candidates in search of masters and doctoral degree. I wish them all success.

  6. October 21, 2019

    This kind of scholarship will help the people in area of technology,help them to increase their affection about their field or area of specialisation. It would also assist them financially. Thanks to The National information technology development Agency.

  7. October 21, 2019

    It will encourage Technology i n our society. It will also boost the the moral of upcoming students to pay more attention in technology education

  8. October 22, 2019

    That was going home out and believe this page of me to get my mom said no one is powerful witch and but and I my mom ? mom ? mom is powerful than the problem a

  9. October 22, 2019

    These scholarship are really suppose to be free, if truly Nigerians really wants to be helped in this economy

  10. October 22, 2019


  11. October 22, 2019

    I only wish this programme will not affect the well being of those that are applying for it because I think it’s many out there

  12. September 6, 2021

    Good initiative

  13. September 26, 2021

    Wow this is interesting

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