Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 2024/2025 Application Form –

If you’re aspiring to join the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) for the 2024/2025 session, this post provides essential information on the application process, requirements, and important dates.

Is the NDA Application Form Out?

Yes, the NDA application form is currently available for purchase online. The Post-UTME screening is scheduled to take place soon at designated centers across the country.

Requirements for NDA Regular Course Admission:

To be eligible for the Regular Course admission into NDA, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Medical Fitness: Applicants must be physically fit with no chronic illnesses or disorders.
  2. Marital Status: Applicants should be single with no dependents.
  3. Citizenship: Proof of Nigerian citizenship is mandatory.
  4. Age Limit: Minimum entry age is 17, and maximum entry age is 21.
  5. Height Requirement: Must be not less than 1.68 meters tall for males and 1.65 meters for females.
  6. Educational Qualifications: Obtain at least 5 credits in GCE, SSCE (WAEC, NECO, NBAIS, and NABTEB), with compulsory passes in English language and Mathematics.
  7. JAMB: Applicants must sit for JAMB and achieve a competitive score.
  8. Language Skills: Proficiency in French, Arabic, or Mandarin languages is advantageous.

How to Apply for NDA Admission (Regular Course):

  1. Visit the official website:
  2. Select “Purchase Access Code” and fill in your details for payment via the Remita platform.
  3. Pay the Remita ORDER ID and REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) Code at N3,500.00.
  4. Generate all codes on the Remita platform; codes generated elsewhere won’t be valid.
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Submission of Applications:

Submission of applications is done online. Attach your original O level results with the form. After submission, download an acknowledgment form.

NDA Screening Test Date and Requirements:

The NDA will conduct a pre-entry examination or aptitude test (Post-UTME screening) soon. Applicants should bring the following to the screening exercise:

  1. Acknowledgment slip.
  2. Screening Test Admission Card.
  3. JAMB result slip.
  4. Two (2) postcard-sized photographs (3.5 x 5 inches) with details written on the back.


Once admitted into NDA, the federal government assumes responsibility for your upkeep.


Q1: Can I apply if I am awaiting results? A: No, applicants should not apply with awaiting results.

Q2: Is the application open to both male and female applicants? A: Yes, admission is open to both male and female candidates.

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