Wed. Jul 8th, 2020


The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has as its mandate to develop and regulate the Information Technology in Nigeria.
Developing and regulating IT will support in transforming Nigeria into an IT driven economy for global competitiveness and the dire need of digital literacy.

The Agency has since 2010 established a scholarship scheme for Masters and Doctoral degree in relevant areas of Information Technology (IT) and ICT Law obtainable in Nigerian (Government and Private) Universities.


  • PhD: Only University and Polytechnic Lecturers with MSc in any Information Technology related field are eligible to apply for sponsorship.
  • MSc: Holders of First Class or Second Class (Upper) Honours Bachelor’s degree, in Information Technology related field and Law.

Available Scholarship

Scholarship TitleProgram TypeClosing Date
Start applicationPh.D for IT CoursesPh D21-Nov-2019
Start applicationMSc for IT CoursesMasters21-Nov-2019
Start applicationMSc for Law CoursesL L M21-Nov-2019

The scholarship award is strictly based on merit and is evenly distributed between i. the six geo-political zones for the PhD,
ii.The 36 States and FCT for MSc.

The sponsorship for the Masters programme will run for 12-18 months while the Doctorate (PhD) programme will run for 36 months.

How to apply
All eligible candidates that are interested should long on to the scholarship portal via the link Click here to register and submit all relevant documents.

Please note that the registration period is six(6) weeks from the date of this publication

A comprehensive Aptitude Test(s) will be conducted to determine successful candidates for the Award. Only candidates who are found eligible will be Shortlisted.

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