April 25, 2015

NITDA Scholarship Scheme for Nigerian Masters and Doctorate Students to study Overseas or in Nigeria

(NITDA) Scholarship Scheme

Course(s) Offered: Information Technology
Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: NITDA
Country to Study in: Any country (incl. Nigeria)

Scholarship Description
In 2010, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) established and has been offering a Scholarship Scheme for Masters (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) Degree studies in relevant areas of Information Technology (IT) obtainable in Nigeria or Foreign / Overseas Universities.

The NITDA, since 2010, has continued to run and offer the NITDA Scholarship Scheme in line with its mandate of transforming Nigeria into an IT driven economy for global competitiveness and the dire need to bridge the digital divide.

Applications for the NITDA Scholarship Scheme 2015/2016 has opened and the Agency is now calling on qualified applicants to put in their applications.

(NITDA) Scholarship Scheme 2015

Eligibility
For Doctorate (PhD): University Lecturers with MSc in any Information Technology related field are eligible to apply for sponsorship.

For Masters (MSc): All citizens of Nigeria with First Class or Second Class (Upper) Honours Bachelor�s degree, (BSc) in Information Technology related field.

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

Eligible groups
Citizens of Nigeria ONLY

Participating Institutions
All accredited Nigerian or Foreign / Overseas Universities can be applied to by interested applicants

Fields of study
Postgraduate level (MSc and PhD) degree studies in relevant areas of IT

Number of awards
Not specified by NITDA

Sponsorship duration
The Masters programme will run for one year while the Doctorate programme is expected to run for three years.

Scholarship benefits
NITDA has not publicly specified the value of this scholarship. Please you may obtain details from them

Method of Application
All applications must be done online on the official website.

Interested candidates must visit the official website (link to it is below) and click on the 'Apply Here' tab of the navigation menu, then choose either NITDEF MSC or NITDEF PHD to apply to.

While on the NITDEF MSC or NITDEF PHD page (depending on which you chose), fill in all required columns. If you are applying for the first time, Click on the FRESH APPLICATION link to proceed with your application. If you have applied before but wish to edit your record, Click on the UPDATE MY RECORD link to proceed with your update.

You are required to apply only once. You will be DISQUALIFIED should you apply twice.

DO NOT REFRESH YOUR BROWSER OR CLICK YOUR BROWSER BACK BUTTON WHILE APPLYING.

Click on the GET YOUR PIN button to generate your PIN for the application. PLEASE KEEP PIN SAFE AS IT WILL BE REQUIRED FOR UPDATES DURING THE COURSE OF THE APPLICATION EXERCISE.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) to apply for this scholarship.

DEADLINES:
The registration period is six (6) weeks from the date of this publication i.e. all applications to the NITDA Scholarship Scheme ends on 31st May 2015

PLEASE NOTE:
A comprehensive Aptitude Test will be conducted to determine successful candidates for the Award. Only candidates who are found eligible will be invited.

NITDA was created in April 2001 to implement the Nigerian Information Technology Policy and co-ordinate general IT development in the country.

NITDA's mandate is quite diverse and vast, focusing the responsibilities of the agency on fostering the development and growth of IT in Nigeria.

In an effort towards ensuring that the IT policy's implementation proceeds with maximum effectiveness, NITDA regulates, monitors, evaluates, and verifies progress on an ongoing basis under the supervision and coordination of the Federal Ministry Communication Technology.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2015
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Nigerians)

More Scholarship Information and Application
NITDA Government Website (homepage)

Related: List of Postgraduate Scholarships for Nigerians

9 comments:

  1. THE ''APPLY HERE'' BUTTON IS NOT WORKING OH

    CANT WE JUST GET THE SIMPLEST THINGS RIGHT?

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    1. Guy the button de work...lolz. Which kind pc you de use sef?

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    2. Hello @Annonymous, you may want to check your internet connection. I have just now visited the official website and rechecked the links, and it is working and displaying the online form properly. Best regards!

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    3. Omo guys abeg i no see where the apply button dey ooo. any help, i go appreciate. Thanks in advance.

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    4. Hello friend, just go to the official website via the link provided in the article above. When you are on the official site, click on the 'Apply Here' navigation tab. Then, click on the 'Overseas' link under NITDEF MSC (if you are for masters) or on the 'Overseas' the link under NITDEF PHD (if you are for PhD). If you click on any of the on the 'Overseas' links, the Online Form will pop out on the website.

      If you continue to have issues, I strongly advise you use another internet connection that is reliable. Also ensure you are using a PC and not a mobile phone. I believe this may also be an issue. Best of luck in your application!

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    5. P.S: As an afterthought, you may also want to do this application in the night when internet network connections are at maximal speed. Cheers!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing "NITDA Scholarship Scheme for Nigerian Masters and Doctorate Students" I have no words for you! Great Job

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  3. Please when is the test?

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