Nigerian Defense Academy Form for 2021/2022 Application [73rd Regular Course]

Nigerian Defense Academy Form for 2021/2022 Application.

Nigerian Defense Academy Form 2021…The management of the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) calls out for application from suitably qualified candidates for admission into its 73rd regular course (Degree Programmes) in the 2021/2022 academic session.

Candidates admitted into NDA for Regular Course will undergo military and academic training as Officer Cadets for a duration of 5 years for Nigerian Army cadets 4 years for Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air force cadets. 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.

Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 73rd regular course admission online application form began on Saturday 23 January 2021 and end on Saturday 24 April 2021 and it is open to both male and female Nigerians.

The NDA screening test will be conducted as phase one of the Post-UTME screening after the application process at designated centres across the country. Only candidates with JAMB 2021 Registration Number will be eligible to write the exams.

Only 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 2021examination shall be offered admission into NDA by the AFSB. DOWNLOAD COURSE REQUIREMENTS PDF

Before you proceed, check NDA Available Course and requirements

NDA 73rd Regular Course Admission Requirements

Candidates eligible for 73rd Regular Course admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) must have the following:

  • 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 22 August 2020 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 and Arabic, the 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.

See Here: NDA Examination Centres in Nigeria.

How to Apply for Admission


All candidates who want to apply for the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 73rd regular course should;


Your first step to apply to the Nigerian Defence Academy is to create an account.

Click Here to create an account. However, If you already have an Account, click Here to login. Your account will enable you to purchase a form and also complete your application over several sessions.

You will access your secure application in subsequent sessions by signing in under “Log in” or “Application Status”.

Also, If you have started an application previously, you can always login to continue. The system will prompt you on how to complete the application. Once satisfied with the application, click on submit!


After you’ve created an account, use the login details and log in to you your NDA account so as to access the application form.

Applicants can pay for their Application Form Online via the portal or via REMITA Retrieval Reference RRR at any Nigerian bank of choice. Ensure you have completed the previous step “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” to proceed.

As I said earlier, To pay OnlineLogin to the application portal using your details, choose ‘Pay Online’ OR After first obtaining their ORDER ID and REMITA Retrieval Reference (RRR) Code, Select your type of Remita payment to pay the sum of N3,500.00 only for the application via REMITA.

Nigerian Defense Academy Form

To pay via at any Nigerian bank of choice, login to the application portal, choose ‘Pay at Bank Branch’

The application will guide you through the rest of the straightforward payment process.

Note This:  Only payment against RRR Codes generated via the application portal would be accepted.


The online upload of required application documents is necessary, it is therefore advised that you please come along with the originals of these uploaded documents for sighting during your interview.

Your application information is maintained on a secure server and remains confidential. Use the Support link to get help or assistance during the completion and submission process.

Kindly note that your application is not complete until all copies of your Credentials have been uploaded and submitted along with your application.

Any Applicant who is applying for admission into NDA must as well apply to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and must select NDA as his/her first choice institution. Applicants like that are expected to sit for the Jamb Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

NDA FAQS and Answers

How to Submit Your Application?

Application forms are to be submitted together with the scanned SSCE results online. On submission of the online application, candidates are to download an Acknowledgement Form.

When is the NDA Screening Test Date?

Just as phase one of the Post-UTME screening, so is the NDA screening going to be like, g and is scheduled to hold on Saturday 15 May 2021.

However, It’s only the successful candidates at the NDA Screening Test will subsequently be invited for the Armed Forces Selection Board (phase 2 of the screening test) following which the list of admitted candidates will be published.

What are the Requirements for NDA Screening

All eligible candidates are to go to the screening centre along their;

  • Acknowledgment Form
  • Screening Test Admission Card
  • JAMB result slip
  • TWO (2) postcard sized (3.5 x 5 inches) photographs to the Screening Test Centre.

NOTE: The photographs should show only from the chest upwards and should contain the candidate’s Name, Exam number, State, Exam Centre, Course of study and Signature at the back.


All Regular Course cadets will train in NDA and the cost of their administration and logistics will be borne by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Reference Materials to be Use

In response to requests from candidates for reference materials, the Academy has offered a Compendium of Past Questions & Answers at a token fee to interested candidates. This can be purchased from the Registry, NDA.


Final Word

Your application will be reviewed online by the appropriate admission officials once submitted to the Nigerian Defence Academy Online. All required application procedures must be completed on or before the appropriate application deadline.

However, you can always check the status of your application by logging into this system with the login details assigned to you for the application.

If you have any questions on this, feel free to drop it at the comment section below and do well to share this using any of our share buttons –  Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp or Google+

43 thoughts on “Nigerian Defense Academy Form for 2021/2022 Application [73rd Regular Course]”

  1. i am currently on a script writing that needs every thing of the NDA i.e the environments.its student etc.How do i get the authority on this for my movie

  2. please i dont know how to purchase access code and i want to be enrolled this year please………….. how do i sign up with that access code???????????

      • Good day my fellow students I want to say a big thanks to my mum and dad the person of Mr and Mrs babatun taiwo for all the support they gave to me and may almighty God bless my godfather who help me into the Nigeria defense academe now am a proud Nigeria army my daddy God will continue to bless you all the days of your life the person of bashiru Muhammend God bless you and your family sir his of Facebook with the name bashiru Muhammend I send money to several people to help me after they receive my money they Ignore my calls until God direct a friend that introduced this God fearing man to me all thanks to God almighty

  3. please try and extend the printing of exam cards for the jamb registration back in my home town is trouble shooting

  4. The exam center on my slip was yaba children school but when i checked online i didn’t see yaba i what i saw was ikeja

  5. Hello sir am confuse I register 4 n d a but d man dat register did not upload my passport an credential he summit an i did not select my exam center an print my exam card hw wil i do.thank u sir

    SSS ,

  7. I have submitted my NDA form but don’t have exam center and my jamb registration pin is not out . pls what should I do? am confused

  8. plz I can’t select de exam centre of my choice, I don’t understand what is de problem plz, can someone help me out?


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