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NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship 2019 for Nigerian Students to Study Abroad – 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: 4th July, 2019

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

1. Engineering
2. Agricultural Science
3. Law
4. Medical Sciences
5. Geosciences
6. Environmental Sciences
7. Management sciences
8. ICT
9. Education
10. Humanities

About Scholarship: As part of our Human Resource Development initiatives, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is commencing the 2019 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


  • 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.
  • Applicants must have gained admission for a Post Graduate Programme in any of the listed disciplines above, in a foreign University.
  • Applicants who have already enrolled in Overseas’ Universities are NOT eligible to apply.
  • 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/State House of Assembly
    • Chairman of the LGA
    • First Class Traditional Ruler
    • High Court Judge
  • Persons with evidence of cult membership or criminal record shall not be considered for the award.
  • Applicants must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC).

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 on-line at 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 University
  • Relevant Degrees from recognized Universities
  • N.Y.S.C Discharge /Exemption Certificate

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

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

4. All shortlisted applicants will be posted on NDDC website (www.nddc.gov.ng)

For further enquiring please contact:

Director, Education, Health and Social Services (NDDC)
Mobile: 084668158; [email protected]
E-Mail: [email protected]

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

  1. Ejebe Daniel says

    This is really helpful to The Niger Delta Academics. But i missed it. It should be encouraged as the niger delta states lag behind their nothern counterparts in terms of sponsoring their people overseas for study.

  2. DOUYE says


    1. admin says

      The scholarship is currently open for application.

      1. eRIKA says




  4. austin says

    pls why is Imo State not stated as one of the Niger Delta States.I think candidates from Imo can apply.

  5. Faith says

    Is there any scholarship for secondary school for the 2013/2014 session to study abroad,I am from River State and about to leave secondary school in 2013 with good results from my js1-ss3 but about to get my waec.

  6. Faith says

    Is there any scholarship for secondary school for the 2013/2014 session to study abroad?I am from River State and about to leave secondary school in 2013 with good results from my js1-ss3 but about to get my waec.

  7. kelechi uwaezuoke says

    why is it that law was not selected for the post graduate scholarship ? or are lawyers not part of the human development.

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