Brief Description: The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), with its mandate of transforming Nigeria into an IT driven economy for global competitiveness and the dire need to bridge the digital divide, has since 2010 established a Scholarship Scheme for Masters (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) Degrees in relevant areas of Information Technology (IT) obtainable in Nigerian (Government and Private) Universities.

NOTE: This scholarship scheme only applies to candidates who are willing to study in any of the higher institutions either federal, state or private universities in Nigeria i.e. this scholarship scheme does not apply to foreign universities.


  • PhD: Only University 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, (BSc) in Information Technology related field.

Study Program: Scholarships are available for pursuing MSc and PhD programme at Nigerian (Government and Private) Universities.

Study Major: Scholarships are awarded in Information Technology related field.

National/International Students: Nigerian students can apply for NITDA scholarships.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 5 September 2016.

For more details visit the official site