Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA)

NDA Postgraduate Admission (Full-Time) 2015/2016

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THIS is to inform the general public and all interested persons that the application form for admission into full time postgraduate programmes in the Postgraduate School, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna for the 2015/2016 Academic Session has commenced.

The sale of the NDA Postgraduate online Application Forms shall be open from 21st September 2015 to 8th November 2015.

After purchasing the Access or PIN Codes, prospective candidates should follow the link on NDA official portal at or log on to the application portal and complete the online application form.

Available Programmes

The following full-time postgraduate programmes are available in the faculties and departments listed below:

a.) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Accounting
MSc in Accounting
Department of Economics
MSc in Economics
PhD in Economics
Department of Geography
MSc Geography in Environmental Management
MSc Geography in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (SIB)
Departments of History and International Studies
MA in Military History
MA in International Studies
PhD in Military History
PhD in International StudiesDepartment of Political Science and Defence Studies
MSc in Defence and Strategic Studies
PhD in Defence and Strategic Studies
b.) Faculty of Science
Department of Biological Sciences
MSc in Parasitology
MSc in Medicinal and Poisonous Plant Studies
MSc in BiotechnologyDepartment of Chemistry
MSc in Analytical Chemistry
MSc in Organic Chemistry
MSc in Material Science and Explosives

Department of Mathematics
MSc in Applied Mathematics

Department of Physics
MSc in Solid State Physics

c.) Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
M.Eng in Production Engineering
M.Eng in Thermofluid & Energy Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma Programmes
The following full -time PGD progamrnes are available in the Faculty of Engineering and departments listed below:

Department of Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
PGD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (PGDEE)

Department of Civil Engineering
PGD in Civil Engineering (PGDCE)

Department of Mechanical Engineering
PGD in Mechanical Engineering (PGDME)

NDA Postgraduate Admission Requirements

The requirements for the various postgraduate programmes of Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA are as follows:

Master’s (MA. M.Eng and MSc) Degrees

A candidate seeking admission into the Master’s 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.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree

Candidates for PhD Degree must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) at Bachelor Degree and a 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 3.50 at the Masters level.

Duration of Programme

Each student admitted for Master’s or PhD 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’s 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 period of study for any given programme, a student who has not completed his/her programme shall be withdrawn from the Academy. However, in 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 Ph.D.

A student of Postgraduate Diploma shall pursue a full-time programme for 2 years (4 semesters) and maximum period of 3 years (6 semesters)

Method of Application

Candidates are required to purchase Access or PIN Codes available at all Zenith bank Branches and Cash Offices nationwide at the cost of N7,500.00 only, excluding bank charges of N500.00, for online application.

Submission of Application

Upon purchase of Access or PIN Codes, prospective candidates should Click Here and complete the Online Application Form.

Kindly note that your application is not complete until all copies of your Credentials, Acknowledgement Form, Referee Form, Application for Transcripts Form and Medical Report Form, have been submitted along with your application. Candidates can either upload the aforementioned items, when they sign in, or mail them to:
The Secretary,
Postgraduate School,
Nigerian Defence Academy
P.M.B 2109,
Kaduna State.

Application Closing Date

The sale and submission of NDA postgraduate admission form will close on the 8th of November, 2015.

Frequent Asked Questions.

Question: What would be my rank after P.G in NDA?

Answer: The person will only be awarded with a masters degree…He/she will NOT be commissioned into the military.

But a university graduate can join the military either through direct short service or short service combatant and he/she will be giving the rank of a lieutenant.

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