Scholarship at Nigerian Defense Academy in Nigeria

Apply for Scholarship at Nigerian Defense Academy in Nigeria. The deadline for this application is 24th April 2021.


This is to inform the general public that online application for admission into the 73rd Regular Course of the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA), Kaduna will be available from Sat 23 January 2021 to Saturday 24 April 2021. Admission into NDA is open to both MALE and FEMALE Nigerians. Also, prospective Cadets applying for admission into the Nigerian Defense Academy must also apply to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), and must select Nigerian Defense Academy as the First Choice of Institution.

Candidates admitted into NDA for Regular Course will undergo military and academic training as Officer Cadets for a duration of 5 years for Nigerian Army cadets 4 years for Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air force cadets.

On successful completion of training, gradians will earn a honors degree in a core discipline (BSc, BEng, BA). Likewise, they will equally earn a Presidential Commission into the Armed
Forces of Nigeria.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.
  • Moreover, must be single male or female without legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.
  • Also, present a Certificate of indigene ship from the state government or local government area.
  • Be at least 17 years old and NOT more than 21 years old as at the month of September in the year of entry into the Academy.
  • Likewise, must have a minimum of 5 ordinary level credits at GCE, SSCE (WAEC, NECO, NBAIS and NABTEB) English language, Mathematics and three other subjects which are relevant to the intended program at not more than two sittings.
  • Similarly, must have passed the UTME and attain an acceptable minimum national standard in English language, Mathematics. And any other 2 subjects relevant to the proposed course of study as set out by the JAMB Brochure.
  • Also, must NOT be less than 1.68 meters tall for male and 1.65 meters for female.
  • Furthermore, French and Arabic, Mandarin language is an added advantage.

Offered Benefits

  • Full Scholarship

Application Process

 All Regular Course cadets will train in NDA and the cost of their administration and logistics will be borne by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Please note that only payment against RRR Codes generated via the application portal would be accepted.

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