Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 2023 Admission into 76 Regular Course – Download PDF

This is to inform the general public that online application for admission into the 76 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna will be available from Monday 30 October 2023 to 30 April 2024. Admission into NDA is open to both MALE and FEMALE Nigerians.

Candidates should log on to the application portal, select “Purchase Access Code” and fill in their details to pay for their application via REMITA after first obtaining their ORDER ID and REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) Code in the sum of N3,500.00 only. Please NOTE that only payment against RRR Codes generated via the application portal would be accepted.

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Method of Application

Interested candidates are advised to go online and complete the application on the website indicated above. Please download and read carefully, the Instructions provided on the website. APPLICANTS APPLYING FOR ADMISSION INTO NDA MUST ALSO APPLY TO THE YEAR 2024 JOINT ADMISSIONS AND MATRICULATIONS BOARD (JAMB), AND MUST SELECT NDA AS FIRST CHOICE INSTITUTION. SUCH APPLICANTS ARE EXPECTED TO SIT FOR THE JAMB UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATIONS (UTME).

Submission of Application

Application forms are to be submitted together with the scanned SSCE results online. On submission of the online application, candidates are to download an Acknowledgement Form.

Admission Requirements

The requirements for various undergraduate degree programmes are as detailed in the NDA website/applications portal. All other information concerning degree courses, eligibility and screening test centers are as contained in the NDA website/applications portal. Please NOTE that working knowledge of French/Arabic will be an added advantage to applicants.

Screening Test Conditions

Only candidates who satisfy the admission requirements and must have the UTME score of 180 for Arts & Social Sciences and Science and 210 score for Engineering courses will be enabled to print the Screening Test Admission Card and participate in the NDA Screening Test at the Centre of choice.

Screening Test Date and Requirements

The screening test will be conducted as phase one of the Post-UTME screening and is tentatively scheduled to be held on Saturday 25 May 2024. Therefore, all eligible candidates are to bring along their Acknowledgement Form, Screening Test Admission Card, JAMB result slip, and TWO (2) postcard size (3.5 x 5 inches) photographs to the Screening Test Centre. The photographs should show only from the chest upwards and should contain the candidate’s Name, Exam number, State, Exam Centre, Course of study, and Signature at the back. Only successful candidates at the NDA Screening Test will subsequently be invited for the Armed Forces Selection Board (phase 2 of the screening test) following which the list of admitted candidates will be published.

Nature and Duration of Training

Candidates admitted into NDA for Regular Courses will undergo military and academic training as Officer Cadets for a duration of 5 years. On successful completion of training, graduates will earn a honours degree in a core discipline (BSc, BEng, BA). They will equally earn a Presidential Commission into the Armed Forces of Nigeria.


All Regular Course cadets will train in NDA and the cost of their administration and logistics will be borne by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Reference Materials

In response to requests from candidates for reference materials, the Academy has offered a Compendium of Past Questions and Answers at a token fee to interested candidates. This can be purchased from the Registry, NDA.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should access and Apply Via the NDA Portal Below:
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Candidates eligible for 76 Regular Course admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) must have the following:

a. Must be medically and physically fit and must be of good moral character.

b. Must be single male or female without legal obligation to support any child or other individuals.

c. Present a Certificate of indigeneship from the state government or local government area.

d. Be at least 17 years old and NOT more than 21 years old as at August 2024 (the year of entry into the Academy).

e. Must have a minimum of 5 ordinary level credits at GCE, SSCE (WAEC, NECO, NBAIS, and NABTEB) in English language, Mathematics, and three other subjects relevant to the intended program, at not more than 2 sittings.

f. Must have passed the Unified Tertiary Matriculation examinations (UTME) and attained an acceptable minimum national standard (as determined by JAMB annual policy meeting).

g. Must NOT be less than 1.68 meters tall for males and 1.65 meters for females.

h. Knowledge of French, Arabic, or Mandarin language is an added advantage.

2. Candidates are to note the following:

a. Application forms submitted without ordinary level results will NOT be accepted.

b. Candidates awaiting results are not qualified.

c. Only ordinary level examination results of NOT more than 5 years old from the date of examination will be accepted.

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Please Beware of Scammers: Always refer to the NDA Website: to validate your information.

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