How to Apply for Admission into NDA

How to Apply for Admission into NDA, Do you wish to be admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy? Then let us tell you everything you need to know about NDA application form 2018. In this article, you can find out if the application process is still ongoing, what the requirements for applicants are and how the whole thing works. Check this out if you want to know more about NDA application process.


Unfortunately, if you wanted to get into the Nigerian Defence Academy this year, you are about a month too late. The application into the 70th regular course was on from October 20, 2017 to March 9, 2018. Initially, the closing date was set for February 9, but it was prolonged for another month.


That said, if you ended up on the shortlist, you should be getting an invitation to choose your screening centre in due course. The screening test from NDA is scheduled to take place on May 19, 2018.

As long as your UTME score is above 180 (for courses in Social Sciences and Arts) or above 210 (for courses in Engineering), you should be able to print your screening test admission card to take part in the NDA screening test at the centre of your choice.

All that said, it is not too late to learn the whole process for next year’s application. So let us tell you all about it.


In addition to this long list of requirements, you should also be aware of the following:

  • If you are still waiting for your results, you cannot be admitted. If you submit your NDA application form without results, it will not be accepted.
  • Your exam results need to be not older than five years if you want to use them for your application.
  • While both male and female Nigerians can apply for admission into the NDA, female applicants are limited to Navy and Army.


Even though you can no longer apply for this year’s admission into NDA, you can still learn how the application process works.

  1. First, you need to go to
  2. There, you have to click on Purchase Access Code to pay for your application with Remita. This year, the fee was ₦3,500, but who knows if it is going to be the same next year.
  3. After that, you should go back to the application portal, and click Sign Up to create your account and fill the application form.
  4. Fill the online NDA form and submit it along with your scanned SSCE results.
  5. Once the form is submitted, you will need to download the Acknowledgement Form.
  6. In order to get into NDA, you will also need to sit for JAMB UTME. When you are applying for JAMB UTME, select NDA as your first choice institution.
  7. If you satisfy the requirements for admission, you will move on to the NDA screening test. You will need to take your Acknowledgement form, JAMB result slip, screening test admission card, as well as two 2.5*5 inch passport photographs with your name, state, exam number, exam centre, your course of study and signature on the back.
  8. If you pass your screening test, you will be able to move on to the Armed Forces Selection Board, which is the second phase of the screening process. If you are successful here as well, expect to see your name in the list of admitted candidates.


If you gain admission into NDA, you can expect several years of rigorous academic and military training as an Officer Cadet. The duration of training is 5 years for cadets from Nigerian army and 4 years for cadets from Navy and Air force.

After you complete your training, you will receive a degree in your core discipline and earn a Presidential Commission to the Nigerian Armed Forces. All the costs for the training lie on the Federal Government’s shoulders.

And there you have it, all there is to know about NDA application process. We are sorry you have missed the deadline, but there is always next year. Make sure you do not miss it then!

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