We’re happy to inform and notify members of the Nigeria general public, especially all candidates who are interested in applying for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy, that the institution is currently inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the full time postgraduate programmes in the Postgraduate School for the 2020/2021 Academic Session.
All interested persons should take note that the sales of it’s online Application Forms shall be open from 21st September 2020 and is billed to end on the 8th of November 2020.
All applicants should note that once they have successfully purchase the Access or PIN Codes, prospective candidates should follow the link on NDA official website www.nda.edu.ng or log on to the application portal complete the online application form.
Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Available Programmes
All interested applicants should take note that the following full-time postgraduate programmes are available in the faculties and departments which are listed below:
a.) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Accounting
MSc in Accounting
Department of Economics
MSc in Economics
PhD in Economics
Department of Geography
MSc Geography in Environmental Management
MSc Geography in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (SIB)
Departments of History and International Studies
MA in Military History
MA in International Studies
PhD in Military History
PhD in International Studies
Department of Political Science and Defence Studies
MSc in Defence and Strategic Studies
PhD in Defence and Strategic Studies
b.) Faculty of Science
Department of Biological Sciences
MSc in Parasitology
MSc in Medicinal and Poisonous Plant Studies
MSc in Biotechnology
Department of Chemistry
MSc in Analytical Chemistry
MSc in Organic Chemistry
MSc in Material Science and Explosives
Department of Mathematics
MSc in Applied Mathematics
Department of Physics
MSc in Solid State Physics
c.) Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
M.Eng in Production Engineering
M.Eng in Thermofluid & Energy Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
Prospective candidates should please note that the following full -time PGD progamrnes are available in the Faculty of Engineering and departments which is listed below:
Department of Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (PGDEE)
Department of Civil Engineering
PGD in Civil Engineering (PGDCE)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
PGD in Mechanical Engineering (PGDME)
Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna Admission Requirements
These are the complete requirements for all candidates seeking admission, and these requirements are published under it’s various programmes as follows:
Master’s (MA. M.Eng and MSc) Degrees
For all prospective candidates, who are currently seeking admission into the Master’s Degree programme, please take note that YOU must have been a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognized university.
Another requirement is that such candidate must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in the relevant field of study.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree
For candidates seeking admission to study the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree, they are requirement to possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) at Bachelor Degree and a Master’s Degree in the proposed field of study from a recognized university either from Nigeria or abroad.
Also in addition, all candidates are required to scored an average of not less than 60% or 3.50 at the Masters level.
Duration of Programme
Please take note that the academy authorities is requesting each student who are admitted for Master’s or PhD Degree, that they must pursue a FULL-TIME course of study and research in the Academy. Depending on the degree in view, the following conditions are also applicable:
- A student for the Master’s degree shall pursue the programme for 2 years (4 Semesters)
IT is very important for all candidates seeking admission for PhD degree, that they are required pursue the programme for 3 years (6 Semesters).
Please take note that at the expiration of the period of study for any given programme, a student who has not completed his/her programme shall be withdrawn from the Academy immediately.
However, in exceptional circumstances, all application for extension to complete the programme may be entertained.
While the extension shall not exceed a period of one year (2 Semesters) in case of Master’s degree and 2 years (4 semesters) in case of Ph.D.
A student of Postgraduate Diploma shall pursue a full-time programme for 2 years (4 semesters) and maximum period of 3 years (6 semesters)
Procedures On How to Apply For Admission Into Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA)
All interested applicants are required to purchase the Access or PIN Codes available at all Zenith bank Branches and Cash Offices nationwide at the cost of Seven Thousand Naria (N7,500.00) only, excluding bank charges of Five Hundred Naira Only (N500.00) for online application.
Submission of Application Form
Please take note that upon the purchase of Access or PIN Codes, prospective candidates should Click Here and complete the Online Application Form, and they must submit ONLY their correct details.
Do note that your application is not complete until all copies of the following, including:
Application for Transcripts Form,
Medical Report Form, have been submitted along with your application.
All applying candidates can either upload the aforementioned items, when they sign in, or mail them to:
Nigerian Defence Academy
Nigerian Defence Academy Application Closing Date
The application portal will shut down on the 8th of November, 2015.
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