Scholarship 2017-06-09T17:21:53+00:00


It has come to the notice of the management of NITDA that, an advertisement was placed online stating that NITDA has advertised for the 2017 scholarship exercise and members of the public were directed to visit to apply. This publication was not from NITDA and we wish to inform the general public to disregard it. An advert for the 2017 scholarship will be placed as at when due.

NITDEF Scholarship

The scholarship scheme aims at promoting proficiency in Information Technology at Doctorate and Masters Levels. The Scholarships are targeted at 2 persons per State of the Federal on including the FCT at masters’ level and 1 person per geo-political zone of the country at doctorate level. This will enhance human capacity building in core areas of Information Technology across Nigeria.


  • To produce globally competitive human capital in the area of ICT.
  • To provide opportunities for Nigerian youths to achieve their dreams especially in the area of ICT
  • Create jobs/wealth in IT related field.
  • Provide alternative source of revenue for Nigeria from natural resource-based to knowledge-based.


The Agency has successfully sponsored 247 Nigerian Graduates in Information Technology fields at post graduate level and 24 for doctorate. We are continually monitoring skill gaps in the field with a view to help create a capable workforce that can face the challenges of the Agency’s vision of Nigeria becoming an Information Technology driven economy.