Scholarships Available For Nigerians


Information is power and ignorance is definitely not an excuse.
We bring to you a comprehensive list of Nigerian Scholarship programs available for Nigerians,including a recent graduate program.

Scholarships Available For Nigerians Students

The students awarded this scholarship is expected to be studying full time in the university.
Part time studies is not allowed.
Foreign Scholarship
This award is for students of Lagos State origin admitted for undergraduate or postgraduate program in tertiary institutions outside the shores of Nigeria.

Rivers State Governor’s Special Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is for students from Rivers State Nigeria.
Offered by: The Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA)

Type: Undergraduate Overseas Scholarship
Scholarship Deadline: December 31st

4. Scholarships by Oil Companies

  • Company:Mobil
  • Scholarship: Nigeria National Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Target:All Students in Nigerian Universities
  • Scholarship Deadline: December 1

  • Company:Total
  • Scholarship:Quay d’Orsay Masters Scholarship
  • Target: Nigerian Students
Most of this scholarship awards are awarded every year,however the dates may vary.
Prospective students should endeavor to search and inquire more about this organisations and their offer,listen to news or constantly check this information hub for hot updates.

List Of Federal Government Scholarships

This Scholarship award is open to Nigerians studying in Nigerian public tertiary institutions and it is usually announced by the commissioner of Education.
This award is open to undergraduate and post graduate students.

1.Federal Scholarship Board by the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria

Yearly the Federal Scholarship board offers the Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to study in some foreign country

Some of the countries include
  • Russia
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Morocco
  • Algeria
  • Romania
  • Ukraine
  • Turkey
  • Egypt
  • Japan
  • Serbia
  • Mexico
  • Macedonia, e.t.c
Application deadline: March 8

2. PTDF Scholarships in Nigeria  (UK & France) for Undergraduate, Masters & PhD

This scholarship is offered by The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)
Suitable candidates are invited to write an application for scholarship for the Masters (MSc) and PhD as well as Undergraduate Scholarships.

This Scholarship is awarded for studies in the UK, France and upgraded Universities in Nigeria.

The undergraduate award will However be awarded for studies in Nigeria only.
Scholarship deadline: 31 October

3. Nigerian State Government Scholarships

The Lagos State Scholarship Award
The Lagos state government offers Local and Foreign scholarships to indigenes and residents.

Local Scholarship: 
Reserved exclusively for students of Lagos State origin except otherwise directed by the governor.
Agbami Scholarship
  • Target: 100 and 200 Level Undergraduate Nigeria Students
  • Target: Nigerian students of ALL the states of the Federation.
  • Duration: 100 and 200 level Nigerian University students
  • Scholarship Deadline: 9 June

 Agip Scholarships

  • Target: Undergraduate 100 level Nigerian Students
  • Specifics: Engineering, Geology and Geosciences students.
  • Host Community merit Award
  • Target: students from oil rich Nigerian states.Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers states other fields of study may be considered.

Shell Scholarship
  • Target:Nigeria University Students
  • Specifics: First year students in all Nigerian universities
  • Target:undergraduate students in Nigerian universities
  • Scholarship deadline: 10 August

LNG Scholarship
  • Target:Undergraduate students in Nigerian Previous Scholarship deadline- 31st July

Total Nigeria
  • Scholarship – National Merit Undergraduate Award
  • Target:Nigerian students in secondary and tertiary institutions as well as those in postgraduate studies.

Addax Petroleum/NNPC Scholarship
  • Target:100 level undergraduate students in any Nigeria Universities, Polytechnic or College of Education.
  • Scholarship deadline - 25th April
NPDC/SEPLAT Undergraduate Scholarship Awards

  • Target:The scholarship awards is open to qualified and interested second year undergraduates of Nigerian Public Universities.
  • Scholarship Deadline: two weeks from date of announcement  Scholarship webpage

5. Individual/Company Scholarships

Mtn Foundation
  • MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarships
  • Target:Nigerian tertiary institutions
  • Specifics: Award will continue provided they have maintained a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit).
  • Scholarship Deadline: September 6

MUSTE Scholarships
  • Target: Undergraduate Nigerian Students
  • Funder and Founder: Jim Ovia
  • Scholarship Deadline : Varies
  • Scholarship deadline: March 31

6. Scholarship for Nigerian Women

Nigerian Women Association of Georgia -NWAG-
  • Target: 37 Nigerian female students (one per state of origin) in Nigerian universities on any course of study, in the amount of fifty thousand Naira (N50,000)
  • Scholarship Deadline: May 15