Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

The Niger Delta Development Commission offers Nigerians from the Niger Delta States the opportunity to study for a Masters or PhD overseas.

Awarding Body
Niger Delta Development Commission - NDDC
Full MSc or PhD fees
See website for details of deadlines


The scholarship is for students from the Niger Delta States, who have a first degree at second class lower division or better and who have already completed their national service.

For full details about the scholarship visit the website:


Eligible Countries of Residence

  • Nigeria

Eligible Courses

Course Level

  • Postgraduate
  • PhD

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Full Time

Subject Area

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Management
  • Computing
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Pharmacy & Life Sciences
  • Social Studies

Other Requirements

Applicants must:

  • have a 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
  • have gained valid admission letter for a Post Graduate Programme in any of the listed disciplines above, in a foreign University
  • have not already enrolled with an overseas university
  • provide guarantor’s written consent of good conduct of the applicant from any of the following persons from the applicant’s community/clan.
    • a) Member of National Assembly/State House of Assembly 
    • b) Chairman of LGA
    • c) First class traditional ruler
    • d) High court judge
  • must have completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

Persons with evidence of cult membership or criminal record shall not be considered.

How to Apply

Students should have an offer from RGU before applying to NDDC: 

Application for the Scholarship must be made online at the Commission’s website:

Applicants must provide:

  • Recent passport photograph
  • Local Government identification letter
  • Postgraduate admission letter from a recognized Overseas University
  • Relevant Degrees from recognized Universities
  • N.Y.S.C Discharge /Exemption Certificate

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