NITDA Scholarship 2016/2017

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), with its mandate of transforming Nigeria into an IT driven economy for global competitiveness and the dire need to bridge the digital divide, has since 2010 established a Scholarship Scheme for Masters (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) Degrees in relevant areas of Information Technology (IT) obtainable in Nigerian (Government and Private) Universities.

NITDA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2016
Criteria

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

Eligibility (Nigerians)

  • MSc: Holders of First Class or Second Class (Upper) Honours Bachelor’s degree, (BSc) in Information Technology related field.
  • PhD: Only University Lecturers with MSc in any Information Technology related field are eligible to apply for sponsorship.

Duration

  • The Master’s programme will run for one year and the Doctorate programme is expected to run for three years.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should visit  http://scholarship.nitda.gov.ng/

Note

  • A comprehensive Aptitude Test will be conducted to determine successful candidates for the Award. Only candidates who are found eligible will be Shortlisted.
  • This scholarship scheme only applies to candidates who are willing to study in any of the higher institutions either federal, state or private universities in Nigeria i.e. this scholarship scheme does not apply to foreign universities.

Application Deadline  7th September, 2016.

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