Nigerian Defence Academy Courses, Form and Requirements


Have interest in joining the Nigerian defence academy? take you time to read tho this post as i get your through the courses and things you need to apply. As you already known Each year, thousands of people apply to the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) to study different courses.

But the NDA is very competitive and only admits 175 intakes (155 males and 20 females) into the Regular Combatant Course each year.

In this post, we have highlighted the eligibility requirements for entry.

But let’s have a quick overview of the NDA

Nigerian Defence Academy

Nigerian Defence Academy Courses & Requirements

The NDA was founded on the 5th of February, 1964 for the purpose of training officers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria in Kaduna.

The academy provides each officer cadet with the skills, knowledge, and values that are needed to meet the requirement of a military officer in Nigeria.  The regular combatant course programme is a 5-year course that trains agile men and women into well-educated, virile, courageous, and erudite subalterns.

At the end of the programme, successful graduates are awarded a Bachelor’s degree and a presidential commission to second lieutenant rank.

If you are looking to gain admission into the NDA Regular Combatant Course programme, you must meet the following requirements:

You must have completed your Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC or NECO) or a GCE O’ Level with at least five credits passes in not more than two sitting and a minimum of a credit pass in Mathematics and English Language.

Also, for admission into the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Military Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, you must have a minimum of credit passes in two relevant supporting subjects with credits in all compulsory subjects. For the Faculty of Engineering, a credit pass in only one supporting relevant subject with credit pass in all compulsory subjects is required.

Other requirements include:

  • The age for the admission into the academy is between 17 years old and 21 years old as at the time of the admission.
  • You must have a height of 1.68 meters and above if you are a male applicant or 1.58 meters if you are a female.
  • You must physically and medically fit with proof and you must have good moral character.
  • You must be single without any legal obligations to support another individual for the period of your training.
  • You must have a Certificate of State of Origin from your Local Government Office or a Certificate of State Indigene from your state governor’s office.
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If you submit your form without your O’ Level result, your application will not be processed.

Also, applicants with awaiting results cannot apply and only results that are a maximum of five years old from the date the examination was taken will be accepted.

Admission into the Nigeria Defence Academy is open to both male and female Nigerians. For female applicants, admission is limited to the Navy and Air Force.

On successful completion of training, graduates will earn a university first degree (BSc, BEng, BA) and a commission into the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

Below are the courses being offered at NDA and their requirements.

Faculty of Science

  • BSc. Biological Sciences

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, Biology, and Chemistry. Relevant Credits: Agricultural Science, Geography, Health Science, and Physics.

  • BSc. Chemistry

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, Biology, and Chemistry.

Relevant Credits: Agricultural Science, Geography, Health Science, and Physics.

  • BSc. Mathematics

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Physics.

Relevant Credits: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, and Additional/ Further Mathematics.

  • BSc. Computer Science

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Physics.

Relevant Credits: Biology, Chemistry, and Additional/ Further Mathematics.

  • BSc. Physics

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Physics. Relevant Credits: Biology, Chemistry, and Technical Drawing.

Faculty of Military Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

  • BSc. Intelligence and Cyber Security Studies

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Computer Studies.

Relevant Credits: Economics, History, Geography, and Government/Civic Education.

  • BSc. Peace and Conflict Studies

Compulsory Credits: English Language, Mathematics and Government/Civic Education. Relevant Credits: Economics, History, and Geography.

  • BSc. Leadership and War Studies

Compulsory Credits: English Language, Mathematics, and History.

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Relevant Credits: Economics, Geography and Government/Civic Education.

Faculty of Engineering

  • B.Engr. Civil Engineering

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, and Physics. Relevant Credits: Biology, Further Mathematics, and Technical Drawing.

  • B.Engr. Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, and Physics.

Relevant Credits: Biology, Further Mathematics, and Technical Drawing.

  • B.Engr. Mechanical Engineering

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, and Physics. Relevant Credits: Biology, Further Mathematics, and Technical Drawing.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  • BSc. Accounting

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Accounting.

Relevant Credits: Accounting, Geography, Commerce, Government, and History.

  • BSc. Economics

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Economics.

Relevant Credits: Accounting, Commerce, Geography, Government, and History.

  • BSc. Geography

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Geography.

Relevant Credits: Accounting, Commerce, Economics, History, and Government.

  • BA. History and International Studies

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and History.

Relevant Credits: Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Geography, and Government.

  • BSc. Political Science and Defence Studies

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Government.

Relevant Credits: Accounting, Commerce, Economics, History, and Geography.

  • BSc. Psychology

Compulsory Credits: Mathematics, English Language, and Biology.

Relevant Credits: Agricultural Science, Economics, Health Science, and Government.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  • BSc Accounting

Compulsory Credits: English Language, Financial Accounting and Mathematics

Relevant Credit: Commerce, Government, Civic Education, Geography History, Economics, and Literature ln English

  • BA French

Compulsory Credits: English Language, French, and Mathematics.

Relevant Credits: Economics, Geography, Government, Civic Education, History, Arabic, CRK/IRK Commerce, Financial Accounting, Literature in English, Home Management and any Nigerian Languages.

  • BSc Economics

Compulsory Credits: English Language, Economics and Mathematics

Relevant Credits: Financial Accounting, Commerce, Government, Civic Education, Geography, History, French, Home Management and Literature in English

  • BA Arabic

Compulsory Credits: English Language, Arabic, and Mathematics

Relevant Credits: Economics, Geography, Government, Civic Education, History, French, IRK, Commerce, Financial Accounting, Literature In English, Home Management and any Nigerian Languages

  • BSc Geography

Compulsory Credits: English Language, Geography and Mathematics.

Relevant Credits: History, Economics, Government, Civic Education, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Visual Arts, Agricultural Science, Further Mathematics, Physical Education, Health Education, Technical Drawing, Food Nutrition and Home Management (Preference will be given to those having credits in Social Science Subjects).

  • BA History and War Studies

Compulsory Credits: English Language, History or Government and Mathematics.

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Relevant Credits: Arabic, Civic Education, Economics, Geography, Commerce, French, Literature in English, CRK/IRK and any Nigerian Language.

  • BSc Political Science and Defence Studies

Compulsory Credits: English Language, Government / Civic Education, and Mathematics.

Relevant Credits: History, Economics, French, Arabic, Geography, Financial Accounting Literature in English, CRK/IRK, Home Management, Commerce and any Nigerian Language.

  • BSc Psychology

Compulsory Credits: English Language, Biology and Mathematics.

Relevant Credits: Economics, History, Government, Civic Education, Chemistry, Geography, Health Education, Literature in English, Commerce Financial Accounting Home Management and Agricultural Science.

If you meet the requirements above, you are eligible for entry into the Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Course. You can find out more information on admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy by visiting the NDA official website at www.nda.edu.ng.

This is the Nigerian Defence Academy courses and requirements. If you have further questions you are free to contribute using the comment box below.





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