Are you a Niger Delta youth looking for an opportunity to pursue a postgraduate degree abroad? Do you want to acquire skills and knowledge that will enable you to contribute to the development of your region and the nation? If yes, then you should apply for the NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2023/2024.
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is a federal government agency established to facilitate the sustainable development of the Niger Delta region. One of its objectives is to foster human resource development and empowerment of the youths in the region. To achieve this, the NDDC offers scholarships to qualified Niger Delta youths to study in reputable foreign universities for various professional disciplines.
The NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2023/2024 is open for applications from eligible candidates who wish to pursue a master’s degree in any of the following fields:
• Engineering (Biomedical, Software, Marine, etc.)
• Artificial Intelligence and Math/Sciences
• Health and Social Sciences (Medical Sciences, Law, etc.)
• Environmental and Physical Sciences (Architecture, Environmental Science, etc.)
The scholarship programme covers the full cost of tuition, accommodation, living expenses, and travel expenses. The scholarship amount will be determined based on the prevailing exchange rate of the Naira.
To be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
• You must be a citizen of Nigeria and an indigene of the Niger Delta region.
• You must have a relevant bachelor’s degree with a minimum of second class upper division from a recognized institution.
• You must have a valid admission letter from a foreign university for the intended course of study.
• You must have a valid international passport.
To apply for the scholarship, you must follow these steps:
• Visit the official website of the NDDC www.nddc.gov.ng and click on the link for the scholarship programme.
• Fill in the online application form with your personal and academic details.
• Upload scanned copies of your documents, including your admission letter, degree certificate, transcript, passport, and local government identification letter.
• Submit your application and print out the acknowledgement slip.
The application deadline is five weeks from the date of this announcement. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
The selection process for the scholarship will involve the following stages:
• Preliminary shortlisting based on the eligibility criteria and the quality of the applications.
• Computer-based test in Rivers State to assess the aptitude and knowledge of the candidates.
• Final verification through the respective local government areas and community development committees.
The NDDC will communicate the outcome of the selection process to the successful candidates through their email addresses and phone numbers.
The NDDC Foreign Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2023/2024 is a great opportunity for Niger Delta youths to pursue their academic dreams and aspirations. It is also a way of empowering them to participate in the local content programme of the federal government and to excel in various professional disciplines. If you are interested in this scholarship, do not hesitate to apply and share this information with others who may benefit from it.
We wish you all the best in your application and your future endeavors.