NITDA Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2021-2022 for Nigerian ICT Students


NITDA Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for Nigerian ICT Students

The NITDA Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for Nigerian ICT Students 2020-2021 is currently going on. Suitable and qualified applicants are invited to apply for this NITDA Scholarship Scheme 2020-2021.

What You Need to Know About NITDA Scholarship 2020-2021


The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has as its mandate to develop and regulate the Information Technology in Nigeria.

Developing and regulating IT will support in transforming Nigeria into an IT-driven economy for global competitiveness and the dire need for digital literacy.

The Agency has since 2010 established a scholarship scheme for Masters and Doctoral degree in relevant areas of Information Technology (IT) and ICT Law obtainable in Nigerian (Government and Private) Universities.

The NITDA Postgraduate Scholarship Program aims to achieve the following;

  • To produce globally competitive human capital in the area of ICT.
  • To provide opportunities for Nigerian youths to achieve their dreams especially in the area of ICT
  • Create jobs/wealth in IT related field.
  • Provide an alternative source of revenue for Nigeria from natural resource-based to knowledge-based.

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Level/Fields of Study

The following are the various levels and fields of study for the NITDA Scholarship Scheme.

MSc: Holders of First Class or Second Class (Upper) Honours Bachelor’s degree, in Information Technology related field and Law.

PhD: Only University and Polytechnic Lecturers with MSc in any Information Technology related field are eligible to apply for sponsorship.

Eligible Nationality

The scholarship scheme is only available for Nigerian Postgraduate students. However, there are numerous international scholarships for international students to study in any country of choice.

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Host Nationality

The NITDA Scholarship Program will be organised and hosted in Nigeria.

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Scholarship Benefit

About 80 scholarship opportunities are up for grabs. The Scholarships are targeted at 2 persons per State of the Federal on including the FCT at masters’ level and 1 person per geo-political zone of the country at the doctorate level.


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

NITDA Scholarship Eligibility

For Candidate to be eligible for the NITDA Scholarship Scheme, he/she must fulfil the following requirements.

  • Students must be a citizen of Nigeria
  • must be willing to study in any of the higher institutions either federal, state or private universities in Nigeria.
  • PhD Candidates: Only University and Polytechnic Lecturers with MSc in any Information Technology related field are eligible to apply for sponsorship.
  • Masters Candidates: Holders of First Class or Second Class (Upper) Honours Bachelor’s degree, (BSc) in Information Technology related field.
  • A comprehensive Aptitude Test will be conducted to determine successful candidates for the Award. Only candidates who are found eligible will be Shortlisted.
  • 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.

Application Deadline:

The registration period is six (6) weeks from the date of the Newspaper publication. So the deadline is 6 weeks after the opening date. 21 November 2020.

NITDA Scholarship Application Procedure

To apply for this scholarship scheme, click on the application link below or visit the scholarship page for details.


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    • The scholarship is basically opened for information-related fields, though, if the aspect you are studying in EEE is related to information technology, you can apply.


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