The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is set to bridge the skill gap in IT and has a mandate of transforming Nigeria into an IT driven economy for global competitiveness. NITDA in 2010 established a Scholarship Scheme for Masters (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) Degrees in relevant areas of Information Technology (IT) obtainable in Nigeria or Foreign / Overseas Universities and hasn’t looked back on the scheme.
Nigeria being of 6 geo-political zones, the scholarship award is equally distributed between the six geo-political zones for PhD and the 36 States and FCT for MSc and strictly based on merits.
The Masters programme will run for one year while the Doctorate programme is expected to run for three years.
All citizens of Nigeria with First Class or Second Class (Upper) Honours Bachelor’s degree, (BSc) in Information Technology related field are eligible to apply for the Scholarship scheme for Msc while University Lecturers with MSc in any Information Technology related field are eligible to apply for PhD sponsorship.
Application deadline is June 1st