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NDDC Foreign/Local Postgraduate Scholarship

Last updated: Sep 22, 2022

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Target: Nigerian Students,

Award Value: Fully Funded,

Host Institution: Foreign & Local Universities


October 25

NDDC Foreign/Local Postgraduate ScholarshipApplications for the NDDC Foreign/Local Postgraduate Scholarship programme is invited from Nigerian students intending to undertake Postgraduate degrees either at Foreign or Local universities. The programme is aimed at boosting local contents professionalism through acquired specializations. Benefits are very rewarding and fully paid.

Scholarship Description

The NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is packaged to further boost human resource development in the Niger Delta region by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and to equip young people with relevant training and skills for effective participation in the local content programme of the Federal Government, as well as enable them to acquire specialization in their fields of study and thus compete globally in various professional disciplines.

The scheme is for suitably qualified applicants, with relevant Bachelor’s Degrees from recognized Universities in the following disciplines:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Software/Aeronautic Space/Aeronautic Engineering
  • Marine/Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
  • Civil/Mechanical/Metallurgical Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Robotic Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Math/Sciences
  • Medical Sciences/Medicine and Surgery
  • Hospitality Management
  • Law
  • Architecture

Award Benefits

The amount for the foreign scholarship shall be very rewarding and shall be based on the prevailing exchange rate of the Naira.

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Level and Areas of Study

Postgraduate degrees in select programmes.

Places of Study

Foreign and Local Universities

Eligibility Criteria | NDDC Foreign/Local Postgraduate Scholarship programme

Eligible candidates should be Nigerians who meet the following criteria:

  • Scholar must come from the Niger Delta region.
  • Possess five Credits at not more than 2 sittings.
  • Students must obtain First Class Degree/Second Class Upper Division to benefit from the Scholarship.


  1. Online application on the Commission’s website
  2. Shortlist candidate using:
  4. Undergraduate degree (1st Class/Second Class Upper)

iii. Local Government Identification

  1. Computer Based Test to be conducted in each State of the Niger Delta by Consultants. This will test I.Q proficiency in English, Mathematics and General Paper.
  2. Score a minimum of 70% in the test.
  3. Shortlist Successful candidates.
  4. Final verification through the Local Government Areas and Community Development Committees.

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Application Procedure

  1. Application for the NDDC Foreign/Local Postgraduate Scholarship programme must be made online (FREE) on the Commission’s website (www.nddc.gov.ng) with the following attachments:
  • Recent passport photograph.
  • Local Government Identification letter.
  • Post Graduate admission letter from a recognized Overseas/Nigerian University.
  • Relevant degrees from recognized Universities.
  1. Successfully completed application form will be assigned a registration number automatically
  2. Print the hard copy of the on-line generated acknowledgement for ease of reference.
  3. All shortlisted applicants will be posted on NDDC website.
  4. Shortlisted candidates will take part in a Computer-Based Test (CBT).

Deadline: October 25.

Website and Application Link


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