NDA Postgraduate Admission Form in Nuclear Security, Safety and Safeguards



The Postgraduate School, Nigerian Defence Academy, (NDA), Kaduna Is now accepting application into a One Year professional Enhancement Postgraduate Diploma in Nuclear Safety and safeguard (PGDNSS) of the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, NDA, Kaduna.


The PGDNSS programme is designed as a 1 Year professional development, proficiency Year academic qualification programme for early and mid-level career professionals including front-line officers with roles and responsibilities in different aspects of the peaceful use of nuclear and radiological materials, cutting across academic, research, medical, security, oil and gas, manufacturing.

Applicants are expected from the academia, research institutes, Armed Forces, Police, Civil Defence, Immigration and Customs Services, Private Security organizations, Office of theNational Security Adviser, atomic energy promoter agencies, Nuclear Regulatory Agencies, Energy Commissions, medical institutions.



In view of the importance of the programme to national security and development institutional candidates are implored to sponsorship agencies for grants.


28 DECEMBER 2020

Interested candidates should visit pgapplications.nda.edu.ng to apply.


NDA Postgraduate Admission Form for 2019/2020 Session

Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA Postgraduate admission form is on sale for the 2019/2020 session. See how to apply below.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into full-time and part-time postgraduate programmes in the Postgraduate School, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna for the 2019/2020 Academic Session.


NDA Postgraduate Courses:


  • Department of Accounting & Management
  • PhD Accounting
  • MSc Accounting
  • Department of Economics
  • PhD Economics
  • MSc Economics
  • Department of Geography
  • PhD Geography
  • MSc Environmental Management
  • Department of History & War Studies
  • PhD Military History
  • MA Military History
  • MA International Studies
  • Department of Political Science and Defence Studies
  • PhD Defence and Strategic Studies
  • MSc Defence and Strategic Studies
  • Department of Psychology
  • MSc Clinical Psychology
  • MSc Military Psychology


Department of Computer Science

PhD Computer Science
MSc Computer Science

Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
PhD Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Electronic & Communications)
M.Eng Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Electronic & Communications)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
PhD Mechanical Engineering (Production/Thermofluids & Energy)
M.Eng Mechanical Engineering (Production/Thermofluids & Energy)
Department of Civil Engineering
PhD Civil Engineering (Geotechnics/Structures)
MEng Geotechnics Engineering

Department of Biological Sciences
PhD Parasitology
PhD Medicinal & Poisonous Plants Studies
MSc Parasitology
MSc Medicinal & Poisonous Plants Studies
MSc Biotechnology
Department of Chemistry
PhD Chemistry (Organic)
MSc Chemistry (Material Science & Explosives)
Department of Mathematics
PhD Mathematics (Applied/Pure Mathematics)
MSc Mathematics (Applied/Pure Mathematics)
Department of Physics
PhD Physics
MSc Physics (Nuclear and Radiation/Solid State)


Department of Accounting & Management
Master in Business Administration (MBA)
Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance (PGDAF)
Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
Department of Economics
Master in Financial Economics (MFE)
Department of Geography
Postgraduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (PGDRS/GIS)
Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management (PGDEM)
Department of History & War Studies
Master in Conflict, Security & Development (MCSD)
Master in Development Studies (MDS)
Master in Leadership Studies (MLS)
Department of Political Science and Defence Studies
Master in International Affairs and Strategic Studies (MIASS
Master in Strategy and Security Administration (MASSA)
Master in Public Administration (MPA)
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA)
Department of Psychology
Master in Criminology and Forensic Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Department of Intelligence and Cyber Security
Masters in Cyber Security
Postgraduate Diploma in Intelligence and Security Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Security
Department of Computer Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS)

Department of Civil Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (PGDCE)
Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering (PGDEE)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Master in Production Management (MPM)
Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (PGDME)

Department of Biological Sciences
Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology (PGDBT)
Department of Chemistry
Master in Forensic Science (MFS)
Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Science (PGDFS)
Department of Mathematics
Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics and Data Analysis (PGDSDA)

NDA Postgraduate Programmes Admission Requirements

Full-Time: The requirements for the various programmes are as follows:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree: A candidate for PhD Degree must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) at Bachelor’s Degree and an academic Master’s Degree in the proposed field of study from a recognised University. In addition, the candidate must have scored an average of not less than 60% or CGPA of 3.50 on a scale of 5 at the Masters level.
Masters (MA, MEng and MSc) Degree: A candidate seeking admission into the Master’s Degree programme shall be a graduate of the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognised university. Such a candidate must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in the relevant field of study.

Part-Time: The requirements for the various programmes are as follows:

Masters Degree: Candidates applying for the part-time programmes must possess a Bachelor degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division). Candidates with Third Class degree or Higher National Diploma must also possess a Postgraduate Diploma at credit level in a related discipline from any recognized University to be eligible for admission. HND candidates must possess a minimum of Lower Credit to apply.
PGD Programmes: Candidates applying for the Postgraduate Diploma programme must possess a minimum of Third Class Bachelors degree from the Nigerian Defence Academy or any other recognised University, or Higher National Diploma at a minimum of Lower Credit.
Duration of NDA Postgraduate Programmes:
Each student admitted for PhD or Master’s 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 Masters 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.
A student for Master degree shall pursue the programme for 18 months (2 semesters course work and 1 semester for project) except MBA programme which runs for 2 years.
A student for Postgraduate diploma shall pursue the programme for one year (2 semesters) except engineering courses which runs for 2 years.(4 semesters).
Professional master degree and postgraduate diploma programmes are delivered on Fridays and Saturdays.
How to Apply for NDA Postgraduate Admission Form
The sale of Online Application Forms shall be open from 10 July 2019 – 15 September 2019.


Online application: Upon purchase of Access Codes, prospective candidates should follow the link on NDA website www.nda.edu.ng or log on to pgapplications.nda.edu.ng to complete the Online application Form. For further enquiries please contact The Secretary, Postgraduate School, Nigerian Defence Academy, PMB 2109, Kaduna – 08035902949.

Your first step to apply to the Nigerian Defence Academy Postgraduate school is to create an account.
Click Here to create an account. if you already have an Account, click to login to the portal. Your account will enable you to purchase a form and also complete your application over several sessions. You will access your secure application in subsequent sessions by signing in under “Login” or “Application Status”. If you have started an application previously, you can always login to continue. The system will prompt you on how to complete the application. Once satisfied with the application, click on submit!
Applicants can pay for their applications Online via the portal or via REMITA Retrieval Reference RRR at any Nigerian bank of choice. Ensure you have completed the previous step

“CREATE AN ACCOUNT” to proceed.
To pay Online, Login to the application portal, choose ‘Pay Online’.
To pay via at any Nigerian bank of choice, login to the application portal, choose ‘Pay at Branch’
The application will guide you through the rest of the straightforward payment process

The online upload of required application documents is necessary, it is therefore advised that you please come along with the originals of this uploaded documents for sighting during your interview. Your application information is maintained on a secure server and remains confidential prior to submission. Use the Support link to get help or assistance during the completion and submission process.
Kindly note that your application is not complete until all copies of your Credentials, Acknowledgement Form, Application for Transcripts form and Medical Report Form, have been uploaded and submitted along with your application.

Your application will be reviewed online by the appropriate admission officials once submitted to Nigerian Defence Acadmey Online. All required application procedures must be completed on or before the appropriate application deadline.


Check the status of your application by logging into this system with the login details assigned to you for the application. However, you will receive important email messages as it relates to your application status.
The general public should beware of fraudsters who may he impersonate the Academy. Ice this reason, applicants are advised to contact the NDA to clear any doubtful information.