NDDC Oversees Post Graduate Scholarship Application Now Open, Apply for Master’s Degree

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) post graduate scholarship application is now open.

Graduates who are eligible for the scholarship are those within the Niger Delta region who have Bachelors Degrees from recognized universities in Agricultural science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geoscience, Information Technology, Medical and Law.

The NDDC announced opening of application through a circular published on it’s website on Monday, April 15, 2024, and said the application will close on May 13, 2024.

Here are more details from the announcement:

Prospective and qualified candidates should visit the NDDC Website: (www.nddc.gov.ng)

To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must hail from the Niger Delta Region and have achieved a First Class, Second Class Upper, or Lower Division Bachelor Degree. And not more than 40 years old.

1. Initial Application: Interested candidates must submit an online application via the Commission’s Website.

2. Preliminary Shortlisting: Candidates will be shortlisted based on the following criteria:
i. WASSCE/NECO results
ii. Undergraduate degree classification (1st Class, Second Class Upper/Lower)
iii. Local Government Identification

3. Computer-Based Test: Shortlisted candidates will undergo a computer-based test conducted by our consultants in Rivers State.

4. Minimum Test Score: Candidates must achieve a minimum score of 70% in the test to proceed to the next stage. 5. Further Shortlisting: Candidates who successfully pass the test will be further shortlisted.

6. Final Verification: The final verification of the candidates will be done through the Local Government Area (LGA) and Community Development Committee (CDC).

The amount for the foreign scholarship shall be based on the prevailing exchange rate of the Naira.


The deadline for submission of applications is May 13, 2024, 4 weeks from the date of the first publication of this advert on April 15, 2024


Applicants are required to submit their applications online through the Commission’s website: www.nddc.gov.ng or CLICK HERE. The following documents must be attached to the application:

1. Recent passport photograph
2. Local Government Identification Letter
3. Post Graduate admission letter from a recognized overseas university

4. Relevant degrees from recognized universities 5. NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate

Upon successful completion of the application form, a registration number will be automatically assigned. Applicants are advised to print a hard copy of the online-generated acknowledgment for future reference.

All shortlisted applicants will be announced and posted on the NDDC website: www.nddc.gov.ng. These shortlisted candidates will subsequently be required to take part in a Computer-Based Test (CBT).


The Commission (NDDC) will not enter into any form of Communication with candidates who are not shortlisted for the Computer Based Test (CBT), those who are not invited for oral interview or candidates that are not successful during the oral interviews.

Preference will be given to candidates from Oil Producing Host/Communities/Local Government Areas as long as candidates meet the approved cut off mark. 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, Health and Social Services, NDDC
Mobile: +234(0)9137806550
E-mail: foreign.scholarship@nddc.gov.ng