List of Undergraduate Scholarships in Nigeria for students 2015

Updated: A guide to Undergraduate scholarships for Nigerian university students in 2015.

Is one of your goals in 2015 to win a scholarship to further your undergraduate studies? The following undergraduate scholarships in Nigeria were offered in 2014. These award programmes are offered every year and will be a good opportunity for you this year.

We have indicated the previous deadlines for the applications to help you stay informed on when they are likely to be offered this year (applications often fall within same period every year – but this is not a rule). Just take note of the time of the year these scholarships are offered, and start early to prepare for the next award.

Table of Content

Federal Government Scholarships

State Government Scholarships

Scholarships by Oil Companies

Other Scholarships

Federal Government Scholarships

Federal Government Scholarship Awards in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

Each year, application opens for the Federal Government Scholarship Awards Tenable in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions. The Honorable Minister of Education, invites applications from qualified Nigerian students in Nigerian public tertiary institutions to participate in the selection interviews. All undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered at Nigerian tertiary institutions are eligible

Application Deadline Varies each year

More details at

Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD – Overseas

Each year, the Federal Scholarship Board by the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria offers the Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to study in Russia, China, Cuba, Morocco, Algeria, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Egypt, Japan, Serbia, Mexico, Macedonia, e.t.c

Application deadline: before the interview date starting March 24

Visit Federal Scholarship Board’s website:

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

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), a parastatal of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the Masters (MSc) and PhD as well as Undergraduate Scholarships, under the PTDF Scholarship Scheme.

The PTDF Scholarship is awarded for studies in the United Kingdom, France and upgraded Universities in Nigeria. However, the Undergraduate level will be awarded for studies in Nigeria only.

Previous deadline is 23 October


State Government Scholarships

Rivers State Governor’s Special Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship  – for Indigenes and Non-indigenes

The Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for selection in the State Government Special Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme.

Previous Deadline is December 31st

Lagos State Scholarship Award – Local and Foreign

The Lagos State Government offers both Local and Foreign scholarships to indigenes and residents.

Local Scholarship:  This is for prospective students of Lagos State origin except otherwise directed by His Excellency. Students should be on full-time and not part-time studies in Nigerian tertiary institution.

Foreign Scholarship: This award is designed for students of Lagos State origin admitted for undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in recognized tertiary institutions outside Nigeria.

Previous Deadline November 21

Interested applicants are expected to purchase scratch card to participate. Visit

Scholarships by Oil Companies

Agbami Scholarship for 100 and 200 Level Undergraduate Nigeria Students

Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited, a Chevron company and operator of the Agbami Field, in its continuous support for capacity building in the health and Engineering sectors as a strategic feed into the national manpower pool, offers a number of University Scholarship Awards to qualified Nigerian students of ALL the states of the Federation. The Agbami Scholarship is open for Year 1 and 2 Nigerian University students

Previous application deadline is 28th February

Agip Scholarships for Undergraduate Nigerian Students

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited offers Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme for Undergraduate Nigerian 100 level Students. Only candidates studying Engineering, Geology and Geosciences are eligible for the National Merit Award. For the Host Community merit Award (for students from Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers states,) other fields of study may be considered.

Previous Deadline March 10

Mobil Nigeria Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

The Mobil Nigeria National UndergraduateScholarship Awards is open for students in Nigerian Universities. The scholarship is available to qualified and suitable students from every state of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Previous Application Deadline 22nd August

Shell Scholarship for Nigeria University Students

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (Operator of the NNPC/SHELL /TEPN/AGIP Joint Venture) Scholarship Scheme offers first year students in all Nigerian universities the opportunity to study with an annual grant from the SPDC JV for the full duration of their course. The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills-base among young Nigerians.

Previous deadline was 24 October

SNEPCo National Merit University Scholarships

The Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company (SNEPCo) National Merit University Scheme is open for undergraduate students in Nigerian universities. The merit based scholarship is open for full time undergraduates studying select engineering and science courses.

Previous deadline: 31 October

Nigeria LNG Undergraduate Scholarship Award

Each year the Nigeria LNG Limited opens application for Nigeria LNG Undergraduate Scholarship Award for first year Undergraduate students in Nigerian universities. The Nigeria LNG Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme started in 1998 as part of Nigeria LNG Limited’s Corporate Social Responsibility to Nigerian Citizens to enhance human capacity development.

Previous deadline was 31st July

Total Nigeria Scholarship – National Merit Undergraduate Award

Each year, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (TEPNG) demonstrates a high level of commitment towards the educational development of Nigerian Students through its annual award of scholarships to deserving Nigerian students in secondary and tertiary institutions as well as those in postgraduate studies.

Previous deadline was 17th April

Scholarship Webpage

Addax Petroleum/NNPC Scholarship Programme

Addax Petroleum Development (Nig) Limited offers the National Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme for full time 100 level undergraduate students in any Nigeria Universities, Polytechnic or College of Education.

Previous deadline was 25th April

NPDC/SEPLAT Undergraduate Scholarship Awards

The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited and Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc Joint Venture as part of its Corporate Social Investment Programme has commenced its inaugural Undergraduate Scholarship Awards. The scholarship awards is open to qualified and interested second year undergraduates of Nigerian Public Universities.

Scholarship webpage

Other Scholarships

MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarships

The MTN Foundation, Nigeria offers its MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarships for Undergraduate students in various fields of studies tenable at Nigerian tertiary institutions. MTN foundation Scholarships will be renewed for the existing students provided they have maintained a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit).

Previous Deadline:4th May

MUSTE Scholarships for Undergraduate Nigerian Students

The Mankind United To Support Total Education (MUSTE) is a Scholarship arm of Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation. It is founded and funded by Mr. Jim Ovia in the year 1998, to provide financial aid to outstanding Nigeria youths. The scholarships is offered for students in Nigerian Universities and higher institutions.

Deadline Varies

Gani Fawehinmi Scholarships Award for Nigerian Students

Each year, the Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Board announces Four Million Naira Scholarships For 20 to 40 Nigerian Students in Nigeria tertiary institution. Scholarship is tenable at Nigerian higher institutions including Universities, Polytechnics and College of Education

Previous deadline was 18th August

NWAG Scholarship for Nigerian Women

Each year the Nigerian Women Association of Georgia -NWAG- offers undergraduate Scholarships for 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)

Previous deadline was May 30

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  2. Nnamdi says

    Hi thank you very much for taking the time to put all of this together. You are really making Nigerian proud,
    I hope to find something on international scholarship soon.

  3. ikenna says

    Thank You for your Comments Nnamdi. I'm will be compiling such lists soon. For now you can use the search box above to search for international scholarships.

  4. AdeFela says

    I want to personally thank you for this list. Your website have generally been of great help to me and I believe, to many others like me. Thanks a lot.

  5. Anonymous says

    Tnx v.much, I appreciate bt can you pls attach d dates of opening & closing of applicatn 4 each Scholarshp 4 each session. God Bless you

  6. Anonymous says

    Tnks very much for d help you are giving Nigerian students. although am still a secondary school student(but in my final year) i will like to get full details on scholarship for 2011/2012 session.i will also like u to post as many essay contests u can find to engage my writing instincts.pls also try to give a range for d amount of each scholarship(pls try to find out from past applicants or officials of d company or…)so that one does not apply for a scholarship and later finds out dt d money is not sufficient enough to meet his needs and can not apply for another because beneficiaries of any scholarship should not apply(as some of these companies say). however i believe u guys are doing a great job and will urge u to keep it up. i hope u do reply. God bless!

  7. ikenna says

    @All thanks for your comments. I'm doing my best to get the most available information on these scholarships. The scholarship amount and deadlines for these programs vary from year to year. so one cannot be that specific. However, I'll keep trying to get more current info to update this page.

  8. Engr. Chijioke E.Okolo says

    Hello Ikenna, i'm really impressed in what you are doing here. It really portray the true Nigerian spirit. Well, the list is great and informative. You have just answered given someone a scholarship. Once again, weldone. Educate Nigeria Online

    • christopher okeke says

      am grateful 4 this page but still not find the one that best suit me .maybe

      next time i c heck on this page i will ibe able ito see the one that sujits me.

  9. Anonymous says

    Hi ikenna ur service is more than d scholarsip.But av applicants for shell nationa merit award writen d aptitude test. Bcos i am 1 of them ut av applicants for shell nationa merit award writen d aptitude test. Bcos i am 1 of them

  10. Anonymous says

    Hello please i need more details. I passed out 2011 with good grades. I am seeking for a scholarship to attend any Nigerian private school.Dont know much abt institutions dat give scholarships. Thank u, would appreciate if u pls pls reply.

  11. Esmerel~bee says

    You've worn the shoes…no wonder you know how it pinches! You are a great help to so many especially in my home where a good number has benefited. Thanks alotYou've worn the shoes…no wonder you know how it pinches! You are a great help to so many especially in my home where a good number has benefited. Thanks alot

  12. Chinazor says

    Hi, you guyz are real help to great Nigerian students, I realy appriciate your work keep it up. ChinazorHi, you guyz are real help to great Nigerian students, I realy appriciate your work keep it up. Chinazor

  13. Anonymous says

    Tnx 4 d info,i'm in 200level chem engr. Bt i hvnt seen ma gp yet pls can u tell me if i cn still aply 4 dis scholarship nd pls i nid 2 knw d deadline.U're realy doin a 9yc job here.Tnx 4 d info,i'm in 200level chem engr. Bt i hvnt seen ma gp yet pls can u tell me if i cn still aply 4 dis scholarship nd pls i nid 2 knw d deadline.U're realy doin a 9yc job here.

  14. SecretDiary says

    Hi Ikenna. Just seen the link on Twitter. It's very kind of you in putting the list together for the young ones. Please keep adding to the list. Keep up the good work. May God continue to bless you forever, amen.

  15. emeka says

    yr doin a nice job. Ikenna keep it up. I heard dat shell has shortlisted some students, plz tel me hw tru dat info is cause i applied 4 it yr doin a nice job. Ikenna keep it up. I heard dat shell has shortlisted some students, plz tel me hw tru dat info is cause i applied 4 it

  16. Chineme joy says

    I want to first thank u for dis great work, i say may God almighty bless u richly. Please i would like to get infos on scholarship for 200level students and above i dont know how possible that would be

  17. Anonymous says

    hi Ikenna,i just went tru d info n its amazing 2get dis information lined up for me.u hav really done a grt Job as a Nigerian Student. I want to apply for MTN foundation scholarships.can i please know when application is on. Tnks

  18. Giddy says

    pls i want to know if NNPC/MPN scholarship accepts those from computer science and accepts 8 credit pass at one sitting

  19. Chibuike says

    I really appreciate you Ikenna for your effort towards nigerian students, am a 200level biomedical student pls do inform me on the current scholarship.

  20. oludara ogunbowale says

    gud job and weldone pls i just finishd frm schl and wud like to do my masters abroad but on schorlarship so is there anyway i ca find current schorlarship opportunities for Advertising or international relations in 2012 or 2013…thnx a lot looking forward nto getting your reply.

    Thanks a lpot

  21. emmanuel says

    pls I applied for both Total and Chevron scholarship for 2011/2012 session and i havent received any email from them, I would be glad if anyone can help me with any info.thanks

  22. Dr Israel says

    hi ikenna.av been a fan of dis site and av prescribed to a lot of my friends plus oda stds @ d univ of benin.words/comments cant xpress my thanks to u but jus want to say,we @d univ of benin re proud of you.God bless you.thanks and kip doin d gud work.u will b rewarded……..thanks bro

    • says

      Dr Isreal,
      Thanks for the kind words and recommendations. It’s well appreciated. I hope you and your friends at uniben find more use of the site in future.

  23. tobby says

    hi, thanks for all this,,,,i’m sure everyone’s grateful too..please do have anything on 200 level students(science based)…thanks again!

  24. Isabelle Praise Ndukwe says

    Pls, are there no Scholarships for Undergraduates who are not yet in the Univer
    sity, but has his/her WAEC/SSCE/NECO result?

  25. Mexx says

    This is cool. Pls is there a way one can be informed especially when this programmes start next year and also with latest scholarship programmes through e-mail??? Love what you guys are doing. keep it up

  26. Harrison obed says

    Please when will next scholarship examination take place so that i can apply pls i will like to hear from you people thank you and God bless!

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  27. Ekanem Cynthia says

    Greetings, please keep me posted when another scholarship offer will be made for undergratuates for 2012.Bsically for those who have not secured an admission here in Nigeria.

  28. Leyoo says

    Really appreciate what you are doing.
    I would really love to be carried along.. I am in my 200level in one of the federal universities and would appreciate updates, help or tips from you to get a scholarship, thanks.

  29. oke joshua olawale says

    thanks 4 ur work, i’m lucky 2 av u bcos i put in 4 d abc transport scholarship n i’v bin selected 4 d aptitude tests, al i’m askin nw is wat r d subjects d tests wil b based on? u can email me pls. i already subscribed 2 ur email alerts. keep up the gud jod

    • says

      Hi Oke,
      It’s good to hear you were selected for the ABC Transport scholarship aptitude test. I’m not sure of the nature of the test. You can contact the employer to know if they will be willing to disclose the such information.

  30. Christian says

    Thanks a lot Author, for this invaluable pieces of information you’ve provided to scholars on this webpage. It’s been helpful!!!


    Your site doesn’t seem to be helpful anymore cos it contains only outdated information.For instance,you don’t have any available scholarship for 2012 on this site,all you have is 2011 scholarships that have gone.Moreover,since i’ve been searching for scholarship on this site,I’ve never come across scholarships for Biological Science students(MICROBIOLOGY,ZOOLOGY & BOTANY),most of what you have is scholarships for Engineering and Oil & Gas fields.I would appreciate it if you could work on this as presently,i don’t find tour site helpful.

    • says

      yes emmanuel… i also need 2012 scholarship updates… pls if you get any infos keep me posted… i would really appreciate that… and i must point out that you are right about your previous comment about this site.

  32. local cordinator says

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  33. anonymous says

    i really like ur effort in putting all dis info, can i get a very precise answer to: any scholarship for 500l Electronic & Computer Engineering student? Thanks.

  34. Olatunde 'Tayo says

    Hi, thanks a lot for your help. Kudos to you! Would you believe that this is my first time of reading this kind of info., i cannot say i have been missed a lot. Well, I am a part1 student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife studing Language Arts(Edu), and I want you to mail me the best type of scholarship i can go for.m I really need a godly financial help academically. Pls help me!

  35. Olatunde 'Tayo says

    Hi, thanks a lot for your help. Kudos to you! Would you believe that this is my first time of reading this kind of info., i cannot say i have been missed a lot. Well, I am a part1 student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife studing Language Arts(Edu), and I want you to mail me the best type of scholarship i can go for. I really need a godly financial help academically. Pls help me!

  36. Oladejo oluwole .o. says

    Hi, thank for d helping hand u lend to d students in africa. More grace to ur elbow. But it realy surprise me to know dt dis kind of opportunity is available 4 students in africa bcos dis is my first time of reading such informatn. I have missed alot, but it is not to late bcos i am a graduate from ladoke akintola university of technology.ogbomoso. I want to go for my masters immediately want what type of scholarship should i apply and when wl it b available so as to apply. Thanks xpectin reply from u. God bless u.

  37. Dennis Ebenezer says

    Nice initiative from the oil companies. Some of the date are too early,there should be like during mid year like July.

  38. says

    Great list Ikenna Odinaka. You are really doing a wonderful piece of work here. However, I would like to know if this list is the total list of Undergraduate Scholarship for Nigerians. I am planning to compile a list like this but I was just wondering if there are still some other Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerians. Thanks Ikenna Odinaka in anticipation.

  39. says

    I can't wait to say thank you all for the great work done. You are liberating thousands of people through these compilations.Pls link me up for the scholarships available for Nigerian students in canada precisely postgraduate students.

  40. francis says

    pls does anybody know wen will shell,mobil or any other company/organisation will be giving scholarships?

  41. Amao olayemi says

    You guys are doing great job please I would like to get more information about 2012 undergraduate schorlarships

  42. Tommy says

    This is soo sooo encouraging. Good work Ikenna, only God can reward you for this wonderful effort. It seems to me that Shell, and Mobil are running a bit late this year. Hop they come through eventually.

  43. AYAH,JOHN AYANG says

    Please concern Nigerians and the general public,I hereby appeal to all who might be touched to help to come to my aid by offering me a scholarship.I will be very much obliged if I receice your responses.Thanks.

  44. isaac says

    i appreciate ur effort pls always notify me via my mail if dere is any info. I need d website were i can apply for d scholarship

  45. says

    thank you very much for your updates, pls can you be alerting me with current scholarship news through my facebook page-israel ibok.thanks for your coperation.

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    I wonder why oil companies and such corporate like MTN Foundation are not offering Scholarships to students in human medicine. I think they should look into this as technology alone cannot sustain the nation without capable hands in the health sector

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