NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship 2023

NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship 2023

Scholarship Type: Fully Funded

Host University: Any foreign university


Scholarship Worth: No specified amount, scholarship worth is based on the current exchange rate of the Dollar.

Sponsor: The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)


Study Level: Foreign Post-Graduate (Master’s Degree).

The NDDC foreign postgraduate scholarship provides talented individuals who hail from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria with funded graduate education abroad. This scholarship program acts as a gateway for ambitious individuals from the Niger Delta to achieve global competence through Master’s education in a professional field.

This foreign postgraduate scholarship programme is sponsored by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to serve as an example of its commitment to nurturing the development of human resource in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. This scholarship initiative by NDDC aims at being a significant catalyst to the development of local government programs financed by the Federal government. It also increases the level of competition among young scholars in these regions, encouraging them to gun for extraordinary academic successes.


The objective of The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for setting up this scholarship programme is to facilitate development in the region through young and talented indigenes. These young individuals will be equipped with the best skills and training of their respective fields of study, obtained from reputable universities around the globe, fully sponsored by The Commission.

Application for the scholarship is on and open to those who earned a bachelor’s degree in any of the following courses:

  • Architecture
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Math/Sciences
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Sciences
  • Robotic Engineering
  • Software Engineering

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How To Apply For The NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship 2024

Candidates who are from the Niger Delta, and studied any of the courses listed above at undergraduate level can begin application for the next scholarship round in 2024 here.

If your application was successful, you will be automatically assigned a registration number. Deadline for scholarship application is November 3rd, 2023. After application, a selection process will take place and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Required Documents For Application

When applying for this scholarship, candidates will be required to possess all of the following documents:

  1. Recently taken passport photographs
  2. Admission letter from a recognized university overseas, for Masters level study.
  3. NYSC discharge or exemption certificates, as the case may apply.
  4. Local Government Identification Letter.

Who Is Eligible For This Scholarship?

To be eligible for the NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship, a candidate must-

  • Be from the Niger Delta Region. While this is the core requirement, special preference is often accorded to students who are indigenes of an oil producing host/communities/local government areas.
  • Have obtained a First-Class, Second Class Upper, or Lower Division undergraduate degrees from a recognized institution, in that order.
  • Have studied any of the 14 professional courses listed in the earlier sections.


Selection Process For The NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship

The selection process for the NDDC foreign postgraduate scholarship is cut into 4 stages namely, the Initial application, preliminary shortlisting, Computer based testing, and the final verification.

  • Initial Application: this is the first step of application, interested candidates must first submit an application on the Commission’s scholarship webpage
  • Preliminary Shortlisting: for this stage, candidates will be shortlisted for the next round based on their O’Level results (WASSCE/NECO), Bachelor’s degree classification, and local government identification.
  • Computer-Based Testing: candidates who are shortlisted will be required to write a Computer based test conducted in Rivers State. To advance to the final stage, candidates must record a minimum score of 70% in this test.
  • Final Verification: the last stage of selection is accomplished through the Local Government Area (LGA) and Community Development Committee (CDC).


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