The Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for selection into the Governor’s Special Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Programme for 2013/2014 session in the under-listed areas:
Available Courses:
1. Agricultural Engineering
2. Spatial Sciences

  • · Town, Urban  & Regional Planning

3. Medical Sciences

  • · Biomedical Engineering/Technology
  • · Medical Statistics
  • · Plaster Technology
  • · Dental Technology
  • · Dental Therapy
  • · Renal Technology
  • · Medical Imaging Technology
  • · Anaesthetic Technology

4. Nursing

  • · Paediatric Nursing
  • · ENT Nursing
  • · Pre-operative Nursing
  • · Ophthalmic Nursing
  • · Accident/Emergency Nursing

Who should apply:

  • · Must be of Rivers State Origin (Should submit a copy of LGA identification)
  • · Must be a Graduate of a recognised University with not less than Second Class Upper honour’s  degree (2:1) at the undergraduate level
  • · Must not be below 21 years or above 35 years old. (Confirmation of age required, preferably by birth certificate)
  • · Must have completed NYSC
  • · Must have gained admission into any of the listed universities in the relevant field of specialization for the  Masters programmes
  • · PhD candidates must have a Masters degree(not below Merit)and a good Bachelors degree (not below Second Class Upper)

Countries, Fields of Study and Eligible Universities
United Kingdom
Medical Sciences: 1. Cambridge University, 2. Kings College, London, 3. University of Nottingham, 4. University of Edinburgh, 5. University of Birmingham
Town, Urban & Regional Planning: 1. University of Birmingham, 2. University College, London, 3. Loughborough University
Netherlands: Agricultural Engineering:  1. Wageningen University
China: Agricultural Engineering: 1. China Agricultural University, 2. Nanjing University
India: Medical Sciences:  1. Jawaharial Nehru University, 2. University College Medical School, Delhi, 3. St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, 4. Medical College, Pune Maharastra
Medical Sciences: 1. Harvard University, 2. John Hopkins University, 3. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 4. Stanford University, 5. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Town, Urban & Regional Planning: 1. Harvard University, 2. University of South Carolina, 3. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 4. Cornell University, 5. Rutgers University
Medical Sciences: 1. University of Alberta, 2. University of British Columbia,  3. University of Toronto, 4. University of Manitoba, 5. McGill University
Town, Urban & Regional Planning: 1. Concordia University, 2. McGill University, 3. Queen’s University, 4. Simon Fraser University
How to Apply
Online applications can be completed at
Manual Applications:

  • · Application forms can be downloaded from our website.
  • · Application forms can also be collected and submitted at our Head Office at No.1 Igbodo Street, Old G.R.A, Port-Harcourt.

Aptitude Test and Interview:

  • · Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for online aptitude test through SMS, emails and notice posted on RSSDA website.
  • · Original copies of credentials will be sighted during the interview of shortlisted candidates.

Deadline: May 24, 2013
To apply online, or download form, click here (forms are at the end of the page).