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NITDA Postgraduate Scholarships 2019/2020 for Nigerians

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National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) offers Scholarships in Information Technology AND Law.

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), with its mandate of transforming Nigeria into an IT driven economy for global competitiveness.

NITDA has since 2010 established a Scholarship Scheme for Masters (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) Degrees in relevant areas of Information Technology (IT) obtainable in Nigerian Universities.

The NITDA Scholarship for Nigerians Details

  • Offered annually? Yes
  • Type: Masters, PhD
  • Eligible Countries: Nigeria
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Application Deadline: 21st November, 2019
  • Eligible Subject Areas: Information Technology (IT), Law
  • To be taken (University): Nigerian (Government and Private) Universities
  • Sponsors: The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
  • Duration: The Masters program will run for one year while the Doctorate programme is expected to run for three years.

NITDA Selection Criteria

The scholarships will be strictly based on merit and cover the six Geo-political Zones of the country. The Agency will collaborate with the various institutions of higher learning within and outside the country to ensure that the scheme is successfully executed.

The NITDA Scholarship Eligibility

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

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

How to Apply for The NITDA Scholarship

  1. Visit the scholarship application link (http://scholarship.nitda.gov.ng/Registration)
  2. Scan and attach your passport photograph (must be in jpg format) which should not be larger than 50kb.
  3. You should scan and convert your certificate to a PDF file which should not be larger than 100kb.
  4. A comprehensive Aptitude Test(s) will be conducted to determine successful candidates for the Award. Only candidates who are found eligible will be Shortlisted.

If you still have any questions or experience any difficulties with the application system, please email: scholarship@nitda.gov.ng.

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  1. This is very interesting and amazing because this my first time to hearing this kind of scholarship award from national information technology development agency for Master degree holder. Fantastic, more grease to your elbow.

  2. Muibat Agbeke

    Thanks to NITDA for the scholarships given to our dear children. And it is a very good opportunity for the children now a days to obtained a scholarship

  3. Afolabi Sulton

    I hope all these scholarship programme aren’t difficult to process cause they way am looking at it seems it’s very tedious to get them

  4. May Jesukolade Jeremiah

    The scholarship program form should be opened to all members of Nigera especially for credibility and fairness

  5. Josephat Uchechukwu

    Thanks to NITDA for considering postgraduates. Those who qualified for the scholarship can take it seriously ad the saying goes opportunity cones but once

  6. Franca Emeruom

    NITDA has given post graduates hope in getting scholarship. its all about undergraduates and professionals. I know with time you will extend it to other courses at large for maximum benefits.

  7. YAHAYA SAHEED

    Great! Waow this is wonderful. Kudos to NITDA National Information Technology Development Agency for giving this kind of opportunities to graduate students in Nigeria,I hope Government will support them. More grease to your elbow.

  8. this my first time here pls how does this work, but with your help I know I will make it. this is a great opportunity to all Nigerians at least it will help but government should try and do something

  9. Oluwadamilola Adepoju Dambiz

    Nice one National information technology development agency, but why is it for only information technology related course. They should add other courses so that lot of graduate will be able to benefit from it, we have lot of people that are interested.

  10. Wow, what a nice scholarship program, it’s very nice and good, this is an opportunity for those post graduates out there

  11. Waow, that is a good one. Thanks NITDA for providing this scholarship opportunity for post graduates

  12. ABDULAZEEZ BOLAJI

    NITDA are exceptional and dynamic for taking their scholarship to the post graduate level and it also has an easy access for application , atleast to help the post graduates

  13. Nitda are really alarming interms of educational sector i actually appreciate their in takin this country to a higher level it God who sees more than human comprehension will your effort.

  14. Samuel Akinsola Samloco

    This opportunities are good and gives the Nigerian education sector a big boost need, but when going through the process of application, too much of tedious thorough process and sometimes ridiculous requirements have been a great barriers to many applicant

  15. Adesida Adeyemi

    This one that every company is doing scholarship of a thing I hope all is well with thus scholarship or is it the latest way of making huge money in?

    • Muyiwa Olalekan

      Maybe that’s the new way. Because they know we are many in our country and believe most people will apply if they hear the word scholarship we will apply with the little money we need to feed ourselves

  16. It’s an opportunity for those post graduate, National information technology agency weldone. Let all that qualified with all the requirement apply and take it serious.

  17. It is a nice innovation by the national information technology development agency but I think it will be better if they expand the people eligible, especially for the doctorate level

  18. I believe this is true and reliable scholarship source because some will write one thing on the internet and be doing another thing.

  19. is a nice move by the national information technology development agency but I think it will be better if they expand the eligibility criteria

  20. May Jesukolade Jeremiah

    Series of scholarship program and offers but how sure are we that Nigerians are benefiting from this in various stages

  21. This scholarship is a good idea I think if Nigeria government can make more of this, we that are living in it will know that our country as change cause it will surely benefit most Nigerian students.

  22. This is great. God bless NITDA National Information Technology Development Agency for giving this kind of opportunities to graduate students in Nigeria.

  23. Jethro Da'ar

    hopefully all these scholarship programme aren’t difficult to process cause they way am looking at it seems it’s very tedious to get …

  24. Abdulyakini Isah

    The scholarship program form should be opened to all members of Nigera especially for credibility and fairness thanks for the NITDA we appreciate

  25. Thanks to NITDA for the great opportunity of scholarship they give us, the process of NITDA is not too add to process.

  26. Wow this is good, it will help encourage pple and I hope the scholarship is not that hard to process

  27. NITDA are doing a great work for taking their scholarship to the post graduate level and it also has an easy access for application , atleast to help the post graduates

  28. Awokunle Gideon oluwaferanmi

    Only University and Polytechnic Lecturers with MSc in any Information Technology related field are eligible to apply for sponsorship.. but why?? ??

  29. NITDA are doing a great work for taking their scholarship to the post graduate level and it also has an easy access for application , atleast to help the post graduates

  30. NITDA are doing a great work for taking their scholarship to the post graduate level and it also has an easy access for application , atleast to help the post graduates

  31. This will be beneficial to we Nigerians in d future cause we have grown IT wise. Instead of being scam wise. Let’s channel the wrongs things into doing something good.

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