Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) Courses Admission Requirements 

NDA Courses and Admission Requirements
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Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) Courses Admission Requirements 

If you’re a lover of the gallant forces and would fancy a career as a force man or woman then be informed about the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) courses and Admission Requirements.

About NDA

The Nigerian Defence Academy is a military university based in Kaduna, Nigeria that trains officer cadets for commissioning into one of the three services of the Nigerian Armed Forces: the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force.

The duration of training at the Nigerian Defence Academy is five years (four years of academic training and one year of military training).

It was established on 5 February 1964 in response to the defense needs of independent Nigeria to train officers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

Before then, the institution was known as the Royal Military Forces Training College (RMFTC). After independence in 1960, it became known as the Nigerian Military Training College

The role of the Academy is to provide each officer cadet with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to meet the requirements of a military officer through military, academic, and character development.

In essence, the NDA is an institution where selected young able-bodied men and women are groomed into well-educated, courageous, virile, and erudite subalterns

NDA was hatched as a realignment of the British-run Royal Military Forces Training College, and is arguably Nigeria’s most competitive institution, with many applicants.


Courses That Are Been Offered In NDA

Courses / Departments in NDA

  1. Accounting
  2. Biological Science(s)
  3. Biotechnology
  4. Chemistry
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Computer Science
  7. Economics
  8. Electrical / Electronics Engineering
  9. French
  10. Geography
  11. History
  12. Intelligence and Security Studies
  13. Management
  14. Mathematics
  15. Mechanical Engineering
  16. Mechatronics Engineering
  17. Physics
  18. Political Science and Defence Studies
  19. Psychology
  20. Transport and Logistics Management
  21. Cyber Security
  22. Military Science


NDA 75th Regular Course Admission Requirements

Candidates eligible for 75 Regular Course admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) must have the following;


  1. Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.
  2. Must be single male or female without legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.
  3. Present a Certificate of indigeneship from the state government or local government area.
  4. Be at least 17 years old and NOT more than 21 years old as of September in the year of entry into the Academy.
  5. Must have a minimum of 5 ordinary level credits at GCE, SSCE (WAEC, NECO, NBAIS, and NABTEB) English language, Mathematics, and three other subjects which are relevant to the intended programme at not more than two sittings.
  6. Must have passed the Unified Tertiary Matriculation examinations (UTME) and attain an acceptable minimum national standard (as determined by the JAMB annual policy meeting) in English language, Mathematics, and any other 2 subjects relevant to the proposed course of study as set out by the JAMB Brochure.
  7. Must NOT be less than 1.68 meters tall for males and 1.65 meters for females.
  8. French, Arabic, and Mandarin language is an added advantage.


Candidates are also to note the following

  1. Application forms submitted without ordinary-level results will NOT be accepted.
  2. Candidates awaiting results are not qualified.
  3. Only ordinary-level examination results NOT more than 5 years old from the date of examination will be accepted.
  4. Admission into the Academy is for both male and female Nigerians only.


How to Apply for NDA Admission ( Regular Course):

  1. Here is the website address where the application is done. You can click here
  2. Kindly login, and when it opens up, you should select “Purchase Access Code”.
  3. Go through and fill in the details that will be used to finalize the payment via the Remita payment platform.
  4. The Remita ORDER ID and REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) Code can be bought at N3,500.00.
  5. Finally, all code should be generated on the Remita platform as any code generated elsewhere won’t be valid.


Submission Of Applications/How to Submit Application

Submission of the application is usually online, just get your Original O-level results scanned alongside the form. After submission of the application form, download an acknowledgment form.


NDA Screening Test Date And Requirements

As required, the management of NDA will hold or conduct a pre-entry examination usually called aptitude tests (Post-UTME screening) this test will be held soon


Items to bring along during the screening exercise :


  1. Come with your acknowledgment slip.
  2. Screening Test Admission Card,
  3. JAMB result slip and

TWO (2) postcard-sized (3.5 x 5 inches) photographs.

  1. On your passport photograph, carefully write down your Name, Exam number, State, Exam Centre, Course of study, and Signature on the back.

We hope that you get enough information that can guide you into the NDA and valuable information about the NDA courses and admission requirements.

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