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Nigerian Defence Academy Postgraduate Application 2020/2021 Form Out

NDA Postgraduate admission application form for the 2020/2021 academic session has been announced to be on sale. The deadline for the sale of the forms has also been announced. Interested members of the public are hereby informed.


The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Postgraduate School, Kaduna, wishes to inform interested candidates and the general public that the sales of application forms for Full-Time and Part-Time Postgraduate Programmes has commenced for the 2020/2021 Academic Session.

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NDA Postgraduate Programmes Admission Requirements


The requirements for the various programmes are as follows:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree:¬†A candidate for PhD Degree must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) at Bachelor‚Äôs Degree and an academic Master‚Äôs Degree in the proposed field of study from a recognised University. The candidate must have scored an average of not less than 60% or CGPA of 3.50 on a scale of 5 at the Masters level.
  • Masters (MA, MEng and MSc) Degree:¬†A candidate seeking admission into the Master‚Äôs Degree Programme shall be a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognised university. Such a candidate must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in the relevant field of study.


The requirements for the various programmes are as follows:

  • Masters Degree:¬†Candidates applying for the part-time programmes must possess a Bachelor degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division). Candidates with Third Class degree or Higher National Diploma must also possess a Postgraduate Diploma at credit level in a related discipline from any recognized University to be eligible for admission. HND candidates must possess a minimum of Lower Credit to apply.
  • PGD Programmes:¬†Candidates applying for the Postgraduate Diploma programme must possess a minimum of Third Class Bachelors Degree from the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognised University or Higher National Diploma at a minimum of Lower Credit.

Duration of NDA Postgraduate Programmes

Full ‚Äď Time:

Each student admitted for PhD, or Master’s Degree must pursue a FULL-TIME course of study and research in the Academy. Depending on the degree in view, the following conditions are also applicable:

  • A student for the Master‚Äôs degree shall pursue the programme for 2 years (4 semesters).
  • Candidates for PhD degree shall pursue the programme for 3 years (6 semesters). At the expiration of the study period for any given programme, a student who has not completed his/her programme shall be withdrawn from the Academy.


  • A student for Master degree shall pursue the programme for 18 months (2 semesters course work and 1 semester for the project) except MBA programme which runs for 2 years.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma student shall pursue the programme for one year (2 semesters) except engineering courses that run for 2 years. (4 semesters).
  • Professional master degree and postgraduate diploma programmes are delivered on Fridays and Saturdays.

How to Apply for NDA Postgraduate Admission Form

The sale of Online Application Forms shall be open from¬†12th October 2020 ‚Äď ¬†14 February 2021.


Online application: Upon purchase of Access Codes, prospective candidates should follow the link on NDA website¬†www.nda.edu.ng¬†or log on to¬†pgapplications.nda.edu.ng¬†to complete the Online Application Form. For further enquiries, please contact The Secretary, Postgraduate School, Nigerian Defence Academy, PMB 2109, Kaduna ‚Äď 08035902949.



  • Your first step to applying to the Nigerian Defence Academy Postgraduate school is to create an account.
  • Click¬†Here¬†to create an account. If you already have an Account, click to log in to the portal. Your account will enable you to purchase a form and also complete your application over several sessions. You will access your secure application in subsequent sessions by signing in under ‚ÄúLogin‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúApplication Status‚ÄĚ. If you have started an application previously, you can always log in to continue. The system will prompt you on how to complete the application. Once satisfied with the application, click on submit!


  • Applicants can pay for their applications Online via the portal or via REMITA Retrieval Reference RRR at any Nigerian bank of choice. Ensure you have completed the previous step ‚ÄúCREATE AN ACCOUNT‚ÄĚ to proceed.
  • To pay Online,¬†Login¬†to the application portal, choose ‚ÄėPay Online‚Äô.
  • To pay via at any Nigerian bank of choice, login to the application portal, choose ‚ÄėPay at Branch.‚Äô
  • The application will guide you through the rest of the straightforward payment process.


  • The online upload of required application documents is necessary; therefore, it is advised that you please come along with the originals of this uploaded documents for sighting during your interview. Your application information is maintained on a secure server and remains confidential before submission. Use the Support link to get help or assistance during the completion and submission process.
  • Kindly note that your application is not complete until all copies of your Credentials, Acknowledgement Form, Application for Transcripts form and Medical Report Form, have been uploaded and submitted along with your application.


  • Your application will be reviewed online by the appropriate admission officials once submitted to Nigerian Defence Academy Online. All required application procedures must be completed on or before the appropriate application deadline.


  • Check your application‚Äôs status by logging into this system with the login details assigned to you for the application. However, you will receive important email messages as it relates to your application status.

The general public should beware of fraudsters who may be impersonating the Academy. Applicants are advised to contact the NDA to clear any doubtful information.

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