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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is inviting applications for its 2023/2024 Post-Graduate (Master’s Degree) Scholarships. This scholarship aims to promote human resource development and equip graduates from the Niger Delta region with the skills and training necessary to drive development in their communities.

NDDC Post-Graduate (Master’s Degree) Scholarships 2023/2024

Scholarship Overview

Purpose: To provide financial assistance for postgraduate (Master’s Degree) studies in fields that contribute to the development of the Niger Delta region.

Eligibility: Open to graduates from the Niger Delta region.

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Fields of Study: Applicants must pursue studies in disciplines related to the region’s developmental needs, such as Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Medicine, Computer Science, and other science-based fields.

Host Countries: The scholarship supports studies at accredited universities worldwide.

Eligibility Criteria for NDDC Post-Graduate Scholarships

  1. Region: Applicants must be indigenes of one of the nine NDDC states: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo, and Rivers.
  2. Academic Requirements:
    • A first degree with a minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division in a relevant field of study.
    • Must have gained admission to a recognized and accredited university.
  3. Age: Applicants must be under 30 years of age at the time of application.
  4. Character: Applicants must provide evidence of good conduct and must not have any criminal records.

Application Process for the NDDC Post-Graduate Scholarships

  1. Online Application:
    • Registration: Applicants must register and submit their applications online via the NDDC scholarship portal.
    • Personal Information: Fill in personal details, including full name, date of birth, and state of origin.
    • Academic Information: Provide details of academic qualifications, including university attended, degree obtained, and CGPA.
    • Admission Letter: Upload a valid admission letter from an accredited university.
  2. Required Documents:
    • Recent passport photograph.
    • Local Government Identification Letter.
    • Postgraduate admission letter from a recognized university.
    • Relevant academic certificates.
    • NYSC Discharge Certificate or Exemption Letter.
  3. Essay: Submit a personal statement or essay detailing the relevance of your course of study to the development of the Niger Delta region.

Important Dates

Application Opening Date: Applications are currently open.

Application Deadline: The deadline for submission is typically in the late spring or early summer, but applicants should check the NDDC scholarship portal for specific dates.

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Selection Process into NDDC Post-Graduate Scholarships

Screening: Initial screening of applications to verify eligibility and completeness of submitted documents.

Shortlisting: Candidates who pass the initial screening will be shortlisted for further assessment.

Interview: Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview to assess their suitability and commitment to the development of the Niger Delta.

Final Selection: Successful candidates will be notified and provided with further instructions on the scholarship disbursement and their responsibilities.

Benefits Offered to all Qualified Students

  • Tuition Fees: Covers the full tuition fees for the duration of the Master’s program.
  • Living Expenses: Provides a stipend for living expenses, including accommodation, books, and other academic-related costs.
  • Travel Costs: Includes travel allowances for international studies.

How to Apply to the NDDC Post-Graduate Scholarships

Visit the NDDC Scholarship Portal: Access the portal at NDDC Scholarship Application Portal.

Create an Account: Register on the portal with a valid email address and follow the instructions to complete the application form.

Submit Application: Ensure all required documents are uploaded and the application is submitted before the deadline.

Final Thoughts

The NDDC Post-Graduate (Master’s Degree) Scholarships provide a valuable opportunity for graduates from the Niger Delta to further their education and contribute to the region’s development. Applicants are encouraged to carefully prepare their applications, ensure all eligibility criteria are met, and submit all required documents by the specified deadline.

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