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

    (NITDA) Scholarship Scheme

    Course(s) Offered: IT, Law
    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 2018/2019 has opened and the Agency is now calling on qualified applicants to put in their applications. Scholarships are now offered not only in Information Technology, but also in Law.

    For Doctorate (PhD): University and Polytechnic 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 fields and Law.

    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 and Law

    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. Interested candidates must visit the official website (link to it is below) and click on the ‘Apply’ tab of the navigation menu, then select the appropriate scholarship link to apply to. Fill in all required columns on the sign-up form and ‘Submit’ to proceed with your application. You are required to apply only once.

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

    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 11th October 2018

    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.

    Application Deadline: 11 October 2018
    Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Nigerians)



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