NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship 2023/2024 To Study Abroad – Masters & PhD


NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship 2023/2024: The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has announced the commencement of the application process for its 2023/2024 Foreign Masters and PhD Scholarships Programme.

About NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship

As part of their Human Resource Development initiatives, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is commencing the 2023 Post-Graduate Foreign Scholarship Programme, to equip Niger Deltans with relevant training and skills for effective participation in the Local Content programme of the Federal Government, as well as compete globally in various professional fields.

Application Deadline: 2nd November 2023

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Niger Deltan states in Nigeria which includes Akwa Ibom State, Bayelsa State, Cross River State, Delta State, Edo State and Rivers State.

Scholarship to be taken at (country): Universities Abroad

Eligible Fields of Study: The Scheme is for suitably qualified applicants with relevant Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree(s) from recognized universities in the following professional disciplines:

  1. Engineering
  2. Agricultural Science
  3. Law
  4. Medical Sciences
  5. Geosciences
  6. Environmental Sciences
  7. Management sciences
  8. ICT
  9. Education
  10. Humanities

Type: Masters, PhD


  • First degree with minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division for those wishing to undertake a Master’s Degree programme and a good Master’s Degree for PhD candidates from a recognized University.
  • Applicants must have gained admission for a Post Graduate Programme in any of the listed disciplines above, in a foreign University.
  • Applicants who have already enrolled in Overseas’ Universities are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Guarantor’s written consent of good conduct of the applicant from any of the following persons from the applicant’s community/clan.
  • Advertisement
  1. Member of National Assembly/State House of Assembly
  2. Chairman of the LGA
  3. First Class Traditional Ruler
  4. High Court Judge
  • Persons with evidence of cult membership or criminal record shall not be considered for the award.
  • Applicants must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service (NYSC).

Number of Scholarships: Several

Value of NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship: Full-fee scholarship

Duration of Scholarship: For the period of the programme

NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship Selection Process:

Candidates will undergo a comprehensive selection process, including preliminary shortlisting, a computer-based test in Rivers State, and final verification through respective Local Government Areas and Community Development Committees.

How to Apply for NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship:

  • Application must be made on-line at the Commission’s website: (www.nddc.gov.ng) with the following attachments:
  1. Recent passport photograph
  2. Local Government Identification Letter
  3. Post Graduate admission letter from a recognized Oversea University. Relevant degrees from recognized Universities.
  4. NYSC Discharge/Exemption Certificate.
  • Successfully complete application form will be assigned a registration number automatically.
  • Print the hard copy of the on-line generated acknowledgement for ease of reference.

All shortlisted applicants will be posted on NDDC website (www.nddc.gov.ng)

For more details, visit Scholarship Webpage.