How to successfully apply for NITDA Scholarship Scheme 2019 and Closing date

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This contains all you need to successfully apply for NITDA Scholarship Scheme 2018 and you can also check the closing date below.

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Scholarship Scheme 2018 has commenced and all Interested persons are advised to carefully read this update so as to ensure that there are no mistakes made which can jeopardize their chances of getting the scholarship.

NITDA Scholarship Scheme 2018 /2019

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has its mandate to develop and regulate information technology (IT) in Nigeria. Developing and regulating IT will support in transforming Nigeria into a knowledge based and IT driven economy for global competitiveness.

As part of the Agency Scholarship Scheme for Masters and Doctoral degree programmes in relevant areas of computer and information technology and IT law, obtainable in Universities, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the 2018 /2019 academic session.

NITDA Scholarship Minimum Requirements for PhD and MSc Applicants

PhD: Lecturers in Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education with MSc in any computer and information technology related field are eligible to apply for sponsorship.

MSc: Holders of First Class or Second Class (upper) Honor Bachelor’s degree, (BSc) in computer and information technology related field and law are eligible to apply for sponsorship.

NITDA Scholarship 2018 Selection Criteria

The scholarship award is strictly based on merit and is equally distributed among the six (6) Geo-political zones for PhD and LLM slots and the 36 states and the Fct for MSc slots.

Duration of NITDA Scholarship 

The masters programme will run for 13-18 months while the PhD programme will run for a maximum of 36 months.


All eligible candidates that are interested should log on to the scholarship portal to register and submit all relevant documents.

Closing Date For NITDA Scholarship 2019

Please note that the registration period is six (6) weeks from the date of this publication.

Please Note

A comprehensive computer based Aptitude test will be conducted to determine successful candidates for the award. Only candidates found eligible will be invited. Furthermore, there will be interview (which includes supplementary test, verification of credentials and character evaluation) for best performing candidates.

The head office of NITDA is located at No 28, Port Harcourt Crescent, off Gimbiya street, Area 11, Garki, Abuja.

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