7 Steps For Applying For Nigerian Defence Academy

Many young Nigerians wish to join the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), not only because of the honor of serving one’s country through its military, defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation, but for the honor and pride it brings to one’s entire family. Besides this, being trained in one of the best Defence School’s in Africa comes with a lot of financial benefits, because each graduate automatically becomes a high-ranking officer.

If you want to join the Nigerian Defence Academy to further your studies, then this article is for you. Read till the end to see the seven (7) steps that you need to follow to apply for the school.

What are the requirements to apply for the NDA?

  • Minimum of five (5) O’Level credit passes including English and Mathematics (NECO, WAEC, GCE).
  • At least 1 supporting relevant credit to the mandatory credits in Faculty of Science.
  • Parental or Guardian consent/attestation form.
  • Applicant must not be below 17 years and must not be above 21 years.
  • Nigerian Air Force must be 17 or 18 years.
  • Male applicant must be 1.68meters tall and 1.50meters for female.
  • Applicant must not have any criminal record.
  • Applicant must be single, with no legal responsibility to support any child.
  • Certificate of Local Government and State of Origin.
  • JAMB result.
  • Results older than five years are ineligible.
  • Applicant must be Nigerian by birth.
  • JAMB cut off mark is 180.

What are the steps for application to NDA?

Step 1

  • Visit NDA’s website www.ndaapplications.net
  • Sign up (register)
  • Login to your email and activate your account by clicking the link sent to you

Step 2

  • Create your bio data page and supply all the required information
  • After, the system will send you a confirmation message of completion
  • You will be redirected to the login page

Step 3

  • Input your login details
  • Fill in all the information required from you.

Step 4

Upload the following documents:

  • Certificate of Local Government of origin
  •  Certificate of State of origin
  • Birth certificate/Declaration of age
  • WAEC, NECO, GCE result
  • JAMB result

Step 5

Print and keep the acknowledgment form upon successful submission of the above stated documents.

Step 6

You will be send a message confirming your qualification to set for the Nigerian Defence Academy entrance examination. This message will contain a login instruction to enable you choose your choice examination centre.

Step 7

Finally, print the Examination Admission Card and wait for the examination date. Ensure that the form is kept safe and the date be placed at the top of your mind.


This article explained the requirements for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy and the steps you need to follow to successfully apply and be admitted. We advise that you accurately follow the steps, providing every needed information.

Source: Nyscinfo

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