nitda coursera scholarship programme cohort 3
NITDA COURSERA Scholarship Programme Cohort 3

NITDA (National Information Technology Development Agency) has partnered with the Federal Ministry of Communication, Innovation and Digital Agency and Coursera to offer a Scholarship to qualifying Nigerians to learn skills and earn certificates from top technology companys like Google, Microsoft, IBM and top USA Universities as well.

There are two categories to this scholarship:
  1. Category A – IT Career Pathway
  2. Category B – Complementary Skills Pathway

NITDA Coursera Scholarship Categories

IT Career Pathway – Category A

This pathway offers you 20 professional certification programs to choose from that could help you start your tech career. 
In each of these programs, there are different related courses that help provider you with deep knowledge and practical skills that will help make you employable. 
If you complete a course, you’d get a certificate of completion for that course but you need to finish all the courses required in the program before you can get a Professional Certification. 

Complementary Skills Pathway – Category B

There are 4 certification programs you can choose from in this pathway. These programs would help complement your IT skills and help you better understand digital productivity tools and necessary skills for freelancing and entrepreneurship. 

How to Apply for NITDA Coursera Scholarship

  • Click on the Microsoft Office Form link:
  • Fill in the the form with your Personal Information and the details of the category you want to join.
  • Submit the form and wait for a confirmation. Good luck!

Personal Information required to apply for NITDA Coursera Scholarship Cohort 3


Could you provide details about the NITDA and Coursera partnership?

Certainly. The collaboration between NITDA (National Information Technology Development Agency) and Coursera facilitates learning scholarships for Nigerian citizens. This allows individuals to acquire professional certifications from major tech companies like Meta, Google, IBM, and esteemed US universities.

What are the options for certification programs?

There are two categories available. Category A (IT Career Pathway) offers 20 programs tailored to kickstart an IT career, while Category B (Complementary Skills Pathway) provides 4 programs to enhance skills in digital tools, entrepreneurship, or freelancing.

How do Category A programs function?

Category A programs consist of related courses designed to impart in-depth knowledge and hands-on skills for employment in IT. Certificates of completion are awarded for individual courses, and a professional certification is earned upon completing all the required courses within the program.

What skills can I select for enrollment?

You have the flexibility to choose from 12 core skills, including Software Development, UI/UX Design, Data Analysis & Visualization, Quality Assurance, Product Management, Animation, AI / Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Game Development, Cloud Computing, Dev Ops, and Data Science.

How long is the access period for the Coursera license?

Each scholar is granted access to the Coursera license for a period of six (6) months. This timeframe is intended for scholars to complete as many professional certifications as possible, with the reminder that enrollment is limited to one certification at a time.

What’s the duration of the application period for the nitda coursera cohort 3 scholarship 2024

Application starts from 24th January, 2024 to 10th February, 2024


It’s nice you read this far. Goodluck as you apply for this Nitda scholarship cohort 2024. Try to fill in all the information correctly. Leave comments if you have any questions as you apply

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