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NDDC Scholarship for Foreign/Local Postgraduate Students 2023

To further encourage human resource development in the Niger Delta region, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is relaunching its Foreign/Local Postgraduate Scholarship Programme for the 2023 academic year.

The NDDC scholarship aims to provide young people with relevant training and skills for effective involvement in the Federal Government’s local content initiative, as well as to enable them to specialize in their fields of study and so compete globally in numerous professional disciplines.

Brief Description

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Scholarship Type: Full Funding

Host Institution(s): Nigerian and Foreign Universities

Scholarship Worth: Varies

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Postgraduate

Nationality: Nigerians

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the NDDC 2023 Postgraduate Scholarship:

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

Eligible Courses

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

 1.        Biomedical Engineering

2.         Software/Aeronautic Space/Aeronautic Engineering

3.         Marine/Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering

4.         Civil/Mechanical/Metallurgical Engineering

5.         Electrical/Electronic Engineering

6.         Robotic Engineering

7.         Information Technology

8.         Artificial Intelligence

9.         Math/Sciences

10.       Medical Sciences/Medicine and Surgery

11.       Hospitality Management

12.       Law

13.       Architecture

Also check this : 2022 Vice Chancellors International Scholarship at Aston University in UK

How to Apply | NDDC scholarship

Applicants for the NDDC 2023 Foreign/Local Postgraduate Scholarship must submit an online application 

Supporting Documents

i    Recent passport photograph

ii   Local Government Identification letter

iii  Post Graduate admission letter from a recognized Overseas/Nigerian University

iv  Relevant degrees from recognized Universities


1. Online application on the Commission’s website

2. Shortlist candidate using:

       i. WASSCE/ NECO

       ii. Undergraduate degree (1st Class/Second Class Upper)

       iii. Local Government Identification

3. 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.

4. Score a minimum of 70% in the test.

5. Shortlist Successful candidates.

6. Final verification through the Local Government Areas and Community Development Committees.


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