School Courses And Requirements

List Of NDA Courses And Admission Requirements

Nigerian Defence academy (NDA) offers 19 courses in the school and the courses are under four faculties. The faculties are Art and Social Sciences, Engineering, Science, and Interdisciplinary and Cyber Security.

All Prospective Students should note that admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy is STRICTLY by merit.  And the Academy will never ask for money to influence admission.

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List of NDA Courses

  1. BSc Accounting
  2. BA French
  3. BSc Economics
  4. BA Arabic
  5. BSc Geography
  6. BA History and War Studies
  7. BSc Political Science and Defence Studies
  8. BSc Psychology
  9. BSc Intelligence and Cyber Security Studies
  10. BSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  11. BSc Military Science
  12. BEng Civil Engineering
  13. BEng Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  14. BEng Mechanical Engineering
  15. BSc Biological Sciences
  16. BSc Chemistry
  17. BSc Computer Science
  18. BSc Mathematics
  19. BSc Physics

On the successful completion of the above courses offered in NDA, graduands will earn a honor degree in a core discipline (BSc, BEng, BA). They will equally earn a Presidential Commission into the Armed Force of Nigeria.

Candidates admitted into NDA for Regular Course will undergo military and academic training as Officer cadets for a duration of 5 years for Nigerian Army cadets and 4 years for Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Airforce cadets.

NDA Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of Five O level credits at GCE,SSCE (WAEC,NECO and NABTEB) in English language, Mathematics and three other subjects which are relevant to the intended programme at not more than two sittings.
  • Must be at least 17 years old but not more than 21 years old as at the month August 2019
  • Passed the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and attained an acceptable minimum national standard (as determined by JAMB annual policy meeting) in English language, Mathematics and any other two subjects relevant to the proposed course of study as set out by the JAMB brochure.
  • Only candidates who satisfied the admission requirements and must have the UTME score of 180 for Arts & Social Sciences and Science while 210 score for Engineering courses are eligible to participate in the screening test
  • The course applied for on JAMB and NDA portal must be the same.
  • The choice of UTME subjects’ combination must be relevant to the course applied for in NDA.
  • Must not be less than 1.68 meters tall for male and 1.65meters for female.
  • Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.
  • Must have a BMI of between 18.5 – 25.5 kg/m2 to be considered for selection.
  • Must be single male or female without legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.
  • Present a Certificate of indigeneship from the State Government or Local Government Area.
  • Working knowledge of French, Arabic or Mandarin language is an added advantage.
  • Application forms submitted without O level results will not be accepted.
  • Candidates awaiting results are not qualified.
  • Only O level examination results of not more than 5 years old from the date of examination will be accepted.
  • Admission into the Academy is for both male and female Nigerians only, but Nigerian Air force does not accept female candidates for now.

Important Notice

  • Candidates who desire to join the Nigerian Air Force must be between 17 and 19 years old at entry.
  • The Nigerian Air Force has suspended the enlistment of female candidates in her Regular Combatant programme in NDA.

To get more requirements on each of the NDA Courses, kindly click here to download.

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    1. Hello am by name abubakar sadik yahaya, I stand here by applying for air force and I don’t know wat course to read, thank you for attending to you thanks

  1. God bless u sir, thanks for posting this. Am an art student who doesn’t now what course to study, but with this list, have knew the course to study.
    Thank you very much.

  2. I suggest to apply for Air force in NDA & I want to study cyber security should I be able to study it

  3. I wanted to be there, by the grace of God,so I think it will be easy to get it, because there’s something else that some people saying about it, maybe, but Allah will help us to get it more than how we are drink, so be it.

  4. I have been dreaming in my hole life to join the academy (nda)I just pray to God to answer my prayers

  5. This is what I have been dreaming about, and today I’m about to join by the special grace of God.

  6. The political science and defense studies have been changed to defense and security studies so the problem now is what’s the combination for defense and security studies.

  7. Please can I study political science and defense study with this neco results at nda
    English c6
    Mathematics b3
    Civil education c4
    Agriculture c4
    Government c4
    Economic c4
    Please I want you to put me through cause I want to apply for the course

  8. By next year I must join NDA.. May god help the name of Allah.. (Amen)..

  9. Sir I passed very well in Waec. I have Maths, English, Government, history and economics and the remaining are 4 art subjects in my waec, can I use it to apply for NDA political science.

  10. Sir can I study pharmacy in NDA as a course and use my two o level result I made a little mistake when registering for my jamb I actually the not see pharmacy so I choose another course

  11. Hi am rejoice by name, and I am an art student, I want to be part of the Nigeria defense academy as an army, what course can I study

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