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NDA Postgraduate Form 2019/20 Admission Application, Requirements

Nigerian Defence Academy NDA Postgraduate Admission Form & Requirements 2019/2020 Session Released.

The Nda Kaduna postgraduate form 2019 is now available. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Full-Time Postgraduate Programmes in the Postgraduate School, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna for the 2019/2020 Academic Session.

Applicants should follow the link on NDA website www.nda.edu.ng or log on to the application portal www.ndapplications.net select “purchase Access Code” and fill in their details to pay for their application via REMITA after first obtaining their REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) Code in the sum of ten thousand Naira (N10,000.00) only.

Please note that only payments against RRR Codes generated via the application portal would be accepted.

Once payment has been made and confirmation received, applicants should log on to the application portal and complete the online application form.

The following degree programmes are available in the Faculties and Departments below:


1. Department of Accounting.
a. MSc in Accounting
2. Department of Economics.
a. PhD Economics
b. MSc in Economics
3. Department of Geography.
a. PhD Geography with specialisation in:
(1) In Environmental Management
(2) In Military Geography
(3) In Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS)
b. MSc Environmental Management
c. MSc Military Geography
d. MSc Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS)
e. MSc in Climatolgy
f. MSc Urban Geography
g. MSc Population Studies
3. Departments of History & War Studies.
a. PhD in Military History.
b. MA Military History
c. MA International Studies
4. Department of Political Science and
Defence Studies.
a. PhD in Defence and Strategic Studies.
b. MPhil in Security and Strategic Studies
c. MSc Defence and Strategic Studies


5. Department of Electrical /Electronic Engineering.
a. PhD in Electronics and Communications Engineering
b. M.Eng in Electronics and Communications Engineering
c. M.Eng in Power and Machines Engineering
6 Department of Civil Engineering.
a. M.Eng in Structural Engineering.
b. M.Eng in Geotechnica Engineering
7. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
a. PhD Mechanical Engineering with Specialisation in::
i. PhD in Production Engineering.
ii. PhD in Thermofluids and Energy Engineering
b. M.Eng in Production Engineering
c. M.Eng in Thermofluids and Energy Engineering.


8. Department of Biological Sciences.
a. PhD Biological Sciences with Specialisation in:
(1) In Parasitology
(2) In Medical & Poisonous Plant Studies
b. MSc in Parasitology
c. MSc in Medical & Poisonous Plant Studies
d. MSc in Biotechnology
9. Department of Chemistry.
a. PhD Chemistry with specialisation:
(1) In Analytical Chemistry
(2) In Organic Chemistry
b. MSc in Analytical Chemistry
c. MSc in Organic Chemistry
d. MSc in Inorganic Chemistry
e. MSc in Organic Chemistry
f. MSc in Material Science & Explosives
10. Department of Computer Science.
a. PhD in Computer Science
b. MSc in Computer Science
11. Department of Mathematics.
a. PhD in Applied Mathematics
b. MSc in Applied Mathematics
12. Department of Physics.
a. PhD Physics with specialisation in:
(1) In Nuclear and Radiation Physics
(2) In Solid State Physics
b. MSc in Nuclear and Radiation Physics
c. MSc in Solid State Physics.


A. Full-Time Postgraduate Programme

The requirements for the various programmes are as follows: 
a. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree: A candidate for PhD Degree must possess a minimum of Second Class Honour (Lower Division) at Bachelor’s Degree and an academic Master’s Degree in the proposed field of study from a recognized University. In addition, the candidate must have scored an average of not less than 60% or CGPA of 3.50 on a scale of 5 at the Master level.
b. Masters (MA. MEng and MSc) Degree. A candidate seeking admission into the Masters Degree programme shall be a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognized university. Such candidate must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in the relevant field of study.

B. Professional Part-Time PostgraduateProgrammes:

The requirements for the various programmes are as follows:
a. 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.
b. 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.


A. Full-Time Postgraduate Courses:

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

B. Professional Part-Time Postgraduate Courses :

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


Visit http://pgapplications.nda.edu.ng/ to apply online. Applicants can pay for their applications Online via the portal or via REMITA Retrieval Reference RRR at any Nigerian bank of choice.

CAUTION: The general public is hereby cautioned to beware of fraudsters that may offer alternative options. Please note that the information herein which is also available at NDA website is the only authentic method of application for programmes into the NDA Postgraduate School.


The Sale of Online Application forms ends on 17th September 2019.

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  • please, Wat are the necessary list of credentials necessary for complete registration for M.Eng. in NDA


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