Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 75th Regular Course (degree programmes) for the 2023/2024 academic session.

Candidates admitted into NDA for Regular Course will undergo military and academic training as Officer Cadets for a duration of five years for Nigerian Army, four years for Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air force.

On successful completion of training, graduands 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.

Course online application will open soon and it is open to both male and female.

The screening test will be conducted as phase one of the Post-UTME screening. Only candidates with JAMB 2023 Registration Number will be eligible to write the examination.

Candidates who score a minimum of 180 (for Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Military Science & Interdisciplinary Studies) and 210 (for Faculty of Engineering) in the JAMB 2023 examination would be offered admission into NDA.

Candidates eligible for the 74th Regular Course admission:

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

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

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

Be at least 17 years old and NOT more than 21 years old as at September in the year of entry into the Academy.

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


Must have passed the Unified Tertiary Matriculation examinations (UTME) and attain an acceptable minimum national standard (as determined by JAMB annual policy meeting) in English language, Mathematics and any other 2 subjects relevant to the proposed course of study as set out by the JAMB Brochure.

Must NOT be less than 1.68 meters tall for male and 1.65 meters for female.

French, Arabic and Mandarin language is an added advantage.

Candidates are to note the following:

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

Candidates awaiting results are not qualified.

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

Admission into the Academy is for both male and female Nigerians only.

JAMB Requirement

Only 2023/2024 JAMB registrations will be accepted. Candidates can save application and update the JAMB NUMBER and SLIP is available.

NOTE: If you have already submitted your form with a previous JAMB NUMBER and SLIP, you can Login to your account and click on ‘REVERT SUBMISSION’. This will allow you make modifications to your application.

How to apply

Candidates should logon to the application portal select “Purchase Access Code” and fill in details to pay for their application via REMITA after obtaining the ORDER ID and REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) Code with N3,500 only. Note that only payment against RRR Codes generated via the application portal would be accepted

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