IT | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

NITDEF SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2012/2013 at National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Federal Ministry of Communication Technology

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)


Federal Ministry of Communication Technology

No. 28 Port Harcourt Crescent, Off Gimbiya Street, Area 11, Garki, Abuja




The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) with its mandate of transforming Nigeria into an IT driven economy for global competitiveness and the dire need to bridge the digital divide has in 2010 established a Scholarship Scheme for Masters (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) Degrees in relevant areas of Information Technology (IT) obtainable in Nigerian or Foreign/ Overseas Universities.




The scholarship award is strictly based on merit and covers equally the six geo-political zones for PhD and the 36 States and FCT for



The Masters programme will run for one year while the Doctorate programme is expected to run for three years.



PhD: All citizens of Nigeria with MSc in any Information Technology related field are eligible for sponsorship.

MSc. All citizens of Nigeria with First Class or Second Class (Upper) Honours Bachelor’s Degree, (B.Sc) in Information Technology related field.


All eligible candidates that are interested should log on to: to register. The registration period is from now till 24th October, 2012


A comprehensive Aptitude Test will be conducted to determine successful candidates for the award. Only candidates who are found eligible will be invited.





Research Positions in the Department of Engineering at IIT- Bombay, India

Positions of Research Associate/Junior Research Fellow (RA/JRF), Research Associate (RA), Project Engineer (PE), Senior Research Fellow (SRF), Research Engineer (RE), System Administrator (SA), Research Assistant (RA1), Co-ordinator (CRD), Project Associate (PA), Design Associate (DA) are available in the following projects. The positions are temporary initially for a period of one year and tenable only for the duration of project. The selection committee may offer lower or higher designation and lower or higher salary depending upon the experience and performance of the candidate in the interview.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 May 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Multiple PhD Stipends/Scholarships at the AQUA Group, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

The Software Engineering: Analysis of Quantitative Aspects (AQUA) group is a newly founded research group which focuses on integrating statistical concepts into practical software engineering.

Basically, the benefits can be summarised as follows:
–   You will work on real-world research problems. (There will always be opportunities to cooperate with major software and systems engineering companies, especially in the automotive and avionic domain.)
–   You will be trained in all skills that are required to successfully finish you research project. Our goal is to help you develop the skills, connections, and opportunities required, that ensure a successful postgraduate career.
–    You will create research outputs at the highest standards. In today’s world, it is not only enough to be good, students must be great and competitive compared to other graduate students. Please have a look at our own research outputs.
–  You will get optimal and continuous supervision. Our goal is to give you strong support on your research from a technical side. However, we also try to help our students to develop their personal skills.
–       You study in a friendly and cooperative environment. Kaiserslautern is known for its friendliness.

We require:
We are interested in a PhD student who has a good academic record (first class honours or equivalent with marks above 80-85%) with background in one or more of the following areas:
–   probabilistic logics and probabilistic verification
–   quality attributes such as performance, reliability, availability,
safety, and security
–    software engineering (in the areas of embedded systems, robotics, etc. )
–    formal methods in system design
–    statistics
–    machine Learning
–     mathematics
Since the projects involve working with other PhD students and industrial partner, communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are especially required.

The scholarship carries a value of around 21,000 Euro p.a., with tuition fee exemption for both German and international students. The selection process will be competitive. If you are interested in aresearch project, please provide the following information (for the
first selection round) via email to
–    detailed curriculum vitae
–    an (electronic) copy of undergraduate and postgraduate
transcripts (we normally require  marks above 80-85% or a GPA 3.70/4)
–    evidence of English proficiency for non native English speaker
(the official language of the group is English).

Scholarship Application Deadline:  Contact Employer

Further Scholarship Information and Application