2021 NDDC FOREIGN POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP:- As part of our Human Resource Development Initiatives, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is embarking on Foreign Post Graduate Scholarship Programme to equip Niger Deltans with relevant training and skills for effective participation in the local content proramme of the current administration as well as compete globally in various professional disciplines.  The scheme is for suitably qualified applicants, with relevant Bachelor’s Degrees from recognized Universities in the following professional disciplines:


Sponsor: Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Degree Type: The Program is for MSC only.

Eligible Nationality: Nigerians

Duration: Throughout the course of study

Scholarship Coverage: Fully Funded

Eligible Field of Study

Candidates for the following courses are eligible to apply

  1. Agricultural Sciences
  2. Engineering
  3. Environmental Sciences
  4. Geosciences
  5. Information Technology
  6. Law
  7. Management Sciences
  8. Medicine
  9. Education
  10. Humanities

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must possess the following:

  1. First Degree with a minimum of 2nd Class-Lower division for those wishing to undertake a Master’s Programme.
  2. Applicants must have gained admission for a Post Graduate Programme in any of the listed disciplines above, in a Foreign   University.
  3. Applicants who have already enrolled in overseas’ Universities are NOT eligible to apply.
  4. Guarantor’s written consent of good conduct of the applicant from any of the following persons from the applicant’s Community/Clan.
  5. a) Member of National Assembly/State House of Assembly
    b)Chairman of LGA
    c) First Class Traditional Ruler
    d) High Court Judge
  6. Persons with evidence of cult membership or criminal record shall not be considered.
  7. Applicants must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Documents Required

The following documents are required to apply for NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Recent passport photograph
  • Local Government Identification Letter
  • Post Graduate admission letter from a recognized Overseas   University.
  • Relevant degrees from recognized Universities.
  • NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate.

How to Apply

  1. The application must be made online at the Commission’s website:  (www.nddc.gov.ng) with the following mentioned above attachments. Successfully complete application form will be assigned a registration number automatically.

Print the hard copy of the online generated acknowledgment for ease of reference.

Application Deadline: All completed applications must be submitted 20 days from the date of publication.


  1. All shortlisted applicants will be posted on the NDDC website 
  2. The Commission (NDDC) will not enter into any form of communication with candidates who were not shortlisted for the Computer Based Test (CBT), those who were not invited for an oral interview, or candidates that were not successful during the oral interviews.
  3. Preferences will be given to candidates from Oil Producing Host/Communities/Local Government Areas as long as candidates meet the approved cut-off mark.
  4. The Commission will ensure a fair spread of courses amongst beneficiaries within each State.

Deferment, Change of Institution, and Course are not permitted.

The Commission reserves the sole and absolute discretion to select in line with the above-stated criteria and its internal consideration.  The decision of the Commission in this regard is final.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Director Education, NDDC

Mobile: +234(0)84668158

E-mail:   foreign.scholarship@nddc.gov.ng ;   akpabio.idara@nddc.gov.ng


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