NITDA, the National Information Technology Development Agency, has partnered with Coursera to provide learning scholarships for Nigerian citizens. These scholarships aim to enable individuals to obtain professional certifications from renowned multinational tech companies such as Meta, Google, IBM, as well as top-ranked universities in the United States.

Under this collaboration, each scholar will be granted six-month access to a Coursera license. During this period, scholars are expected to utilize their time effectively to complete multiple professional certifications. However, it is important to note that scholars can only be enrolled in one certification program at a time. As part of the application process, applicants are required to select one certification program from both Category A and Category B that they desire to be enrolled in.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): NITDA/Coursera, Nigeria
Host Institution(s): NITDA, Nigeria
Scholarship Worth: Fully-funded
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: Post-Primary, BSc, MSc & PhD
Nationality: Nigerian Students


In Category A, which is the IT Career Pathway, there are a total of 19 professional certification programs available to help individuals kick start a successful IT career. Each program consists of a series of interconnected courses designed to provide in-depth knowledge and hands-on skills necessary for employment in the field. Upon completion of each individual course within a program, participants will receive a certificate of completion. However, the professional certification will be awarded once all the required courses in the program have been successfully completed.

In Category B, known as the Complementary Skills Pathway, there are four certification programs for participants to choose from. These programs are designed to complement IT career skills and enhance proficiency in digital productivity tools, entrepreneurship, or freelancing skills.

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to qualify for the NITDA/Coursera Scholarship for Nigerian Citizens, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Citizenship: Applicants must be Nigerian citizens.
  2. Age Requirement: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Commitment: Applicants must be willing and prepared to successfully complete all the necessary courses within the selected program.

Application Procedures:

Individuals who are interested and meet the eligibility criteria for the NITDA/Coursera Scholarship for Nigerian Citizens should follow the steps below to apply:

  1. Access the official webpage.
  2. Fill out the application form provided on the website.
  3. Submit the completed application form.
  4. Upon submission, applicants will gain access to the program and can proceed to enroll in a course by following the provided link.

Please note that the application deadline has not been specified. For additional information and more details, please visit the official website.

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