You can complete the NDA application form on the official portal of the Nigerian Defense Academy. However, it is important to know certain things before completing the form.
The first and most important thing to know is that all applications should and must be completed on the official website of the institution. You must be very careful as there could be scammers waiting to prey on misinformed or uninformed applicants.
Also, the NDA warns against paying anyone any money in order to influence admission.
The information on the official website reads: “Dear Prospective Student, Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy is STRICTLY by merit. We will never ask for money to influence admission. Please beware.
Note: this is not the official website of the NDA. In fact, we are in no way affiliated to the Nigerian Defence Academy.
The general requirement for joining the Nigerian Defence Academy include:
- Minimum of 5 credit passes in O’level to include English and Mathematics, which must be obtained in not more than 2 sittings. You must take note that — based on the instruction on the official website — candidates awaiting O’level results are not qualified to apply. Furthermore, only ‘O’level results of not more than 5 years before the date of application are acceptable.
- The ages of all applicants must be between 17 and 21. In other words, you must not be younger than the age of 17 nor older than the age of 21 at the time of entry into the Academy. Applicants into the Nigerian Air Force, however, must be between the ages of 17 and 18 years old at entry.
- Male applicants must not be less than 1.68 metres tall while female applicants must not be below 1.50 in height.
- Applicants must be physically fit and have proof of that. Furthermore, they must be of good moral character.
- All applicants must be unmarried and without legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.
- You must provide a certificate of origin obtained from a Local Government. Alternatively, a certificate of State of Origin from the Office of the State Governor.
Note the above requirements are just the general requirements. Each course offered at the Nigeria Defence Academy has its specific requirements. To know those requirements, read: What are the requirements for Joining the Nigeria Defence Academy.
How to apply for NDA Admission in 2020
Step 1. visit the official application portal using https://rcapplications.nda.edu.ng/ and click on apply.
Step 2. Fill in your first name, last name and other details. Thereafter, click on ‘register’.
Step 3. To pay Online, Visit and log on to the application portal, choose ‘Pay Online’. Alternatively, click on ‘Pay at Branch’ to generate an RRR code that you shall use to pay the sum of N3,500.00 only at any Bank in Nigeria.
Please note that only payment against RRR Codes generated via the application portal would be accepted.
Step 4. While remaining logged on to the portal, complete all the forms presented to you and upload all the necessary documents.
Step 5. Review your application details and credentials and thereafter, submit your application.
Bear it in mind that your application is not complete until you have uploaded all copies of your Credentials and submitted along with your application.
It is mandatory to submit scanned copies of your SSCE results online. In addition to that, after submitting your online application, you are to download an Acknowledgement Form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applicants applying for admission into NDA must also apply to the joint admissions and matriculations board (jamb), and must select NDA as the first-choice institution. Such applicants are expected to sit for the jamb unified tertiary matriculation examinations (UTME).
As of 2018, the NDA no longer permits applications into its programme for students with awaiting ‘O’ level results.
The application deadline is as stated on the official NDA website – nda.edu.ng.
The screening test will be conducted as phase one of the Post-UTME screening and is scheduled to hold on Saturday 16 May 2020.
You can check your application status by logging on to the portal with the login details you created during your application.
All candidates eligible for screening are to go along with their Acknowledgement Form, Screening Test Admission Card, JAMB result slip and TWO (2) postcard sized (3.5 x 5 inches) photographs to the Screening Test Centre.
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