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Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Postgraduate Programmes Admission 2015/2016 Academics Session

 Nigerian Defence AcademyApplication for Post Graduate Programmes 2015/2016 Academic Session

Nigerian Defence Academy Admission into Professional Postgraduate Programmmes 2015/2016
Academic Session

Nigerian Defence Academy
– Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates foradmission into full time postgraduate programmes in the Postgraduate
School, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna for the 2015/2016 Academic
Session. The sale of Online Application Forms shall be open from 21st
September 2015 – 8th November 2015. Upon purchase of Access or PIN
Codes, prospective candidates should follow the link on NDA official
website or log on to the application portal and complete the online application form.

Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Admission into Full -Time Postgraduate Programmes 2015/2016 Academics Session

Degree Programmes

The following full-time 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 Studies

Department 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 Biotechnology

Department 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 Degree 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)

Admission Requirements
The requirements for the various programmes 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

  • A candidate for PhD Degree must possess a minimum of Second
    Class Honours (Lower Division) at Bachelor Degree and a Master’ 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

How to Apply

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

Submission of Application
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,

Deadline: 8th November, 2015

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