NDA Postgraduate Application Form 2017 is out, courses, how to apply

This is to inform the general public that the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA Postgraduate Application Form 2017 is out. See the courses, admission requirements and how to apply.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Full-time Postgraduate programmes in the postgraduate school of the Nigerian Defence academy for the 2017/2018 academic session.

NDA Postgraduate Application Form

Applicants should follow the link on the NDA website www.nda.edu.ng or log on to the application portal select Purchase Access Code and fill in their details to pay for their application via REMITA after first obtaining REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) ode in the sum of Ten Thousand Naira (N10.000) only.

Please note that only payments made with RRR codes generated via the application portal would be accepted. Once payment has been made and conformation received, applicants are to log on the application portal to complete the application.

NDA Postgraduate Programmes

1. Department of Accounting
a. MSc Accounting
2. Department of Economics
a. MSc Economics
b. PhD Economics
3. Department of Geography
a. MSc Climatology
b. MSc Environmental Management
c. MSc Military Geography
d. MSc Population Studies
e. MSc Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
f. MSc Urban Geography
g. PhD Geography (Environmental Management)
h. PhD Geography (Military Geography)
i. PhD Geography (Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems)
4. Department of History and War Studies
a. MA International Studies
b. MA Military History
c. PhD Military History
5. Department of Political Science and Defence Studies
a. MPhil Security and Strategic Studies
b. MSc Defence and Strategic Studies
c. PhD Defence and Strategic Studies

6. Department of Civil Engineering
a. M.Eng in Geotechnical Engineering
b. M.Eng in Structural Engineering
7. Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
a. M.Eng Electronics and Communication Engineering
b. M.Eng in Power and Machines Engineering
c. PhD Electronics and Communication Engineering
8. Department of Mechanical Engineering
a. M.Eng in Production Engineering.
b. M.Eng in Thermofluid and Energy Engineering
c. PhD Mechanical Engineering (Production Engineering)
d. PhD Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluids & Energy)

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

NDA Postgraduate Admission Requirements

The requirements for the various programmes are as follows;
a. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree: A candidate for PhD Degree must possess a minimum Second Class Honours (Lower Division) at Bachelor Degree and a Master’s Degree in the proposed field of study from a recognised university. In addition, the candidate must have scored an average of not less than 60% or 3.50% at the Master’s Level.

b. Masters (MA, M.Eng and M.Sc) Degrees: A candidate seeking admission into the Master’s Degree programme shall be a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognised university. Such candidate must possess a minimum Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in the relevant field of study.


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

However, on exceptional circumstances, application for extension to complete the programme may be entertained. Extension shall not exceed a period of one year (2 semesters) in case of Master’s Degree and 2 years (4 semesters) in case of PhD.

How to Apply for NDA Postgraduate Admission

-Go to http://www.ndapgapplications.net/

-Click “purchase access code” and fill in your application details to pay for your RRR code.

-Complete your payment of the sum of N10,000 only.

-Click signUp/Login on the portal and fill in your details including the paid RRR code

-After signup, proceed to Login with registered details.

-CAREFULLY fill in the application and upload your passport before submitting.

-Upload other required documents and submit after careful confirmation.

-Kindly note that your application is not complete until all copies of your Credentials, Acknowledgment Form, Application for Transcripts for and Medical Report Form, have been submitted/ Mailed along with your application to:

The Secretary,
Postgraduate School,
Ribadu Campus,
Nigerian Defence Academy,
P.M.B. 2109, Kaduna.

The general public is hereby cautioned to beware of fraudsters that may offer alternative options.
Please note that information herein which is also available on the NDA website (www.nda.edu.ng) is
the only authentic method of application for programmes into the NDA Postgraduate School.

Limited number of rooms are available in the Postgraduate School Hostel on a first come first serve

Applications are equally invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Professional Postgraduate programmes for the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) for the 2017/2018 academic session.

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