Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA) Admission Requirements

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Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA) Admission Requirements| This article would provide the requirements for admission to the Nigerian Defence Academy. The Nigerian defence Academy has three faculties and before one can be eligible to study in NDA, you must meet the physical and academic requirements.

Requirements For Admission Into NDA

Before one can gain admission into NDA, he/she must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum of five(5) credits with English and Mathematics in SSCE/WASSC/NECO/NABTEB obtained in not more than two(2) sittings.
  • At least two(2) supporting relevant credits to the compulsory credits in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science. However, only one supporting relevant credit is required in the Faculty of Engineering.
  • Must be between ages 17 and 21 as at the time of applying while Nigerian Airforce Candidates must be between ages 17 and 18 as at the time of applying.
  • Must not be less than 1.68m tall for male applicants and 1.50m tall for female applicants
  • Must be medically and physically fit and must also be of good character.
  • Must be single without any legal obligation to support any child or other individual.
  • Present a certificate of origin obtained from a Local Government. A certificate of State indigeneship from the Office of the State Governor is desirable.
  • In addition to the foregoing, candidates awaiting results are not qualified and only examination results of not more than 5 years before the date of application are acceptable.

List Of Courses Offered In NDA

Academic Requirements

The table below shows the requirements for each faculty:

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 

COURSE

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

COMPULSORY CREDITS

RELEVANT CREDITS

Economics

5 credit passes in 
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English 
Language, 
Economics and 
Mathematics

Accounts, 
Commerce, 
Government, 
Geography and
History

Accounting

5 credit passes in 
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English 
Language, 
Accounting and 
Mathematics

Accounts, 
Commerce, 
Government, 
Geography and
History

Geography

5 credit passes in 
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English 
Language, 
Geography and 
Mathematics

History, 
Economics, 
Government, 
Accounts and
Commerce

History and International Studies

5 credit passes in 
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English 
Language, 
History and 
Mathematics

Economics, 
Geography, 
Government, 
Account and 
Commerce

Political Science and Defence Studies

5 credit passes in 
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English 
Language, 
Government and 
Mathematics

History, 
Economics, 
Geography, 
Accounts and 
Commerce

Psychology

5 credit passes in 
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English 
Language, 
Biology and 
Mathematics

Economics, 
Health Science, 
Government and 
Agricultural Science

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Civil Engineering

5 credit passes in
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English 
Language, 
Mathematics, 
Physics and 
Chemistry

Technical 
Drawing, 
Further 
Mathematics and
Biology 

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

5 credit passes in
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English 
Language, 
Mathematics, 
Physics and 
Chemistry

Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics and Biology 

Mechanical Engineering

5 credit passes in
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English 
Language, 
Mathematics, 
Physics and 
Chemistry

Technical 
Drawing, 
Further 
Mathematics and
Biology 

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Biological Science

5 credit passes in 
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English Language, 
Mathematics, 
Biology and 
Chemistry

Physics, Agric Science and Health Science

Chemistry

5 credit passes in 
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English Language, 
Mathematics, 
Biology and 
Chemistry

Physics, Health Science and Agric Science 

Mathematics

5 credit passes in 
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English Language, Mathematics and Physics

Chemistry, Additional/ Further Mathematics and Biology 

Computer Science

5 credit passes in 
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English Language, Mathematics and Physics

Chemistry, 
Additional/ 
Further 
Mathematics and
Biology 

Physics

5 credit passes in 
not more than 2 
sittings including 
English Language 
and Mathematics

English 
Language, 
Mathematics and 
Physics

Chemistry, 
Biology and
Technical 
Drawing 

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