NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship to Study Abroad 2017 – Masters & PhD

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) offers Masters and PhD Scholarships for Nigerian students from the Niger Delta to study abroad.

Application Deadline: Friday 27th May, 2017.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Niger Deltan states in Nigeria which includes Akwa Ibom State, Bayelsa State, Cross River State, Delta State, Edo State and Rivers State.

To be taken at (country): Universities Abroad

Eligible Field of Study: The Scheme is for suitably qualified applicants with elevant Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree(s) from recognized universities in the following professional disciplines:

  1. Agricultural Sciences
    2.      Engineering
    3.      Environmental Sciences
    4.      Geosciences
    5.      Information Technology
    6.      Law
    7.      Management Sciences
    8       Medicine

About Scholarship: As part of our Human Resource Development initiatives, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is commencing the 2016 Post-Graduate Foreign Scholarship Programme, to equip Niger Deltans with relevant training and skills for effective participation in the Local Content programme of the Federal Government, as well as compete globally in various professional fields.

Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility Criteria

  1. First Degree with minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division for those  wishing to undertake a master’s Degree programme and a good Master’s Degree for PhD candidates from a recognized University.
  2. Gained Admission into a Post Graduate Programme in any of the listed disciplines in a recognized foreign University Abroad.
  3. Applicants who have already enrolled in overseas’ universities are NOT eligible to apply
  4. Guarantor’s written consent of good conduct of the applicant from any of the following persons from the applicant’s community/clan.
  • Member of National Assembly
  • Chairman of the LGA.
  • First class traditional ruler.
  • High Court Judge
  1. Persons with  evidence  of  cult  membership  or  criminal   record  shall  not be  considered  for  the
  2. Applicants must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC).
  3. Applicants must have a valid Admission Letter from a Foreign University

Number of Scholarships: Several

Value of Scholarship: Full-fee scholarship

Duration of Scholarship: For the period of the programme

How to Apply: Application must be made online at the Commission’s website: with the following attachments:

  • Recent passport photograph
  • Local Government identification letter.
  • Post Graduate (PG) admission letter from Overseas University.
  • Relevant Degrees from recognized University.
  • Y.S.C Discharge Certificate.

Successfully completed application form will be assigned a registration number automatically.

Print the hard copy of the on-line generated acknowledgement for ease of reference.

All shortlisted applicants will be posted on NDDC website,

Select Your Preferred Program from the Links Below to the appropriate application form

Masters Degree – forms.nddc.gov.ng/view.php?id=46

PhD Programme – forms.nddc.gov.ng/view.php?id=45

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Scholarship Provider: Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC

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