NITDA Scholarship Scheme 2024

Apply For NITDA Scholarship Scheme


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 of 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.

NITDA Scholarship Scheme

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


Duration of Scholarship

The sponsorship for the Masters programme will run for one year and the Doctorate programme for three years.

Related: PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria For NITDA Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

  • Applicant must be a Nigerian
  • Only University and Polytechnic Lecturers with MSc in any Information Technology related field are eligible to apply for the PhD sponsorship.
  • Only holders of First Class or Second Class (Upper) Honours Bachelor’s degree, in Information Technology related field and Law are eligible to apply for MSc sponsorship

How to Apply for the NITDA Postgraduate Scholarship

Prospective and qualified candidates should visit NITDA Scholarship webpage for additional information an  to apply online.


  • A comprehensive Aptitude Test(s) will be conducted to determine successful candidates for the Award.
  • Only candidates who are found eligible will be Shortlisted.
  • Furthermore, there will be interview (which includes supplementary test, verification of credentials & character  evaluation) for best performing candidates.

Commencement & Application/Deadline

The application for the scholarship for this year is yet to commence. Updates will made on this blog once application for the scholarship commences.

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