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NITDA/Google Scholarship: Empowering Nigerian Citizens with Cutting-Edge Tech Certification Education- Apply Now


In a groundbreaking initiative, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has teamed up with Coursera to launch the third cohort of the NITDA/Google Scholarship program. This collaboration aims to provide Nigerian citizens with invaluable opportunities to acquire professional certifications from renowned multinational tech giants such as Meta, Google, IBM, and esteemed US universities.

Program Overview

Categories of Certification Programs

Applicants are invited to choose one certification program from each of the following categories:

Category A: IT Career Pathway

This category offers an extensive selection of 20 professional certification programs tailored to kickstart a successful career in Information Technology. Each program is meticulously designed, comprising a series of interconnected courses that provide in-depth knowledge and hands-on skills essential for employment in the tech industry. Upon completion of individual courses, participants will receive a certificate of completion, while the coveted professional certification is awarded upon successfully finishing all the required courses within the program.

Category B: Complementary Skills Pathway

For those looking to enhance their IT career skills and diversify their expertise, Category B presents four certification programs. These programs focus on refining digital productivity tools, entrepreneurship, or freelancing skills to complement participants’ IT careers.

Application Process

Interested individuals can explore the attached program links to learn more about each professional certification before making their selection. Successful applicants will be notified via a Coursera license delivered to their provided email in the form of a joining link. This link will enable them to access the program and enroll in their chosen courses.


Scholarship Details

  • Each scholar will be granted access to the Coursera license for a duration of six (6) months.
  • During this period, scholars are encouraged to complete as many professional certifications as possible.
  • Scholars can only be enrolled in one certification at a time, choosing from the 3MTT 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, DevOps, and Data Science.


The NITDA/Google Scholarship Cohort 3 represents a unique opportunity for Nigerian citizens to propel themselves into the forefront of the tech industry. By offering a diverse range of certification programs, this initiative ensures that participants not only gain technical expertise but also acquire complementary skills crucial for success in the dynamic world of technology. Embrace the chance to elevate your career and contribute to Nigeria’s thriving tech ecosystem!