Scholarship Description:

Highly motivated students from Nigeria have a golden opportunity to apply for the fully funded Masters and PhD scholarships offered by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

The study program is designed for Nigerian students, who want to study a Masters and PhD Degree coursework for the academic year 2020/21 in UK.

Host College/University:

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.

Degree level:

Masters and PhD degree programs.

Field of Study:

The award is available for a masters and doctoral degree programs in the field of Information Technology related field and Law.

Scholarship Award: 

The sponsorship awards for the Masters program will run for one year and for the Doctorate program for three years respectively.


Nigerian Students are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria are as follows;

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

Applying procedure Instructions:

The following application guidance is intended for candidates who wish to apply for the scholarships:

Scholarship Title Program Type Closing Date Application Links
PhD for IT Courses  PhD 21-Nov-19 Online Application Link ◄–
MSc for IT Courses Masters 21-Nov-19 Online Application Link ◄–
MSc for Law Courses L L M 21-Nov-19 Online Application Link ◄–

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

21 November 2019.


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