Course(s) Offered: Information Technology
Course Level: Graduate (masters, PhD)
Country to Study in: Any country (incl. Nigeria)
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.
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.
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.
Citizens of Nigeria ONLY
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
The Masters programme will run for one year while the Doctorate programme is expected to run for three years.
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.
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
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