Updated: Guide to Undergraduate scholarships in Nigeria for Nigerian university students in 2016.
If you want to win a scholarship in Nigeria for undergraduate studies in 2016, take advantage of these scholarship opportunities offered in 2015. These awards are offered every year and are opportunities for you to explore 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.
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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 www.fsb.gov.ng
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 8
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: 31 October
State Government Scholarships
Rivers State Governor’s Special Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship – for Indigenes and Non-indigenes (no longer offered)
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: December 31st
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 13
Interested applicants are expected to purchase scratch card to participate. Visit www.lagosscholarship.org
Scholarships by Oil Companies
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 deadline: 9 June
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 9
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 Deadline: December 1
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: September 18
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
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
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: November 22
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.
Previous deadline: not specific (Two (2) weeks from the date of announcement or publication of advert.)
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: September 6
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.
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: 18th August
The David Oyedepo Foundation scholarship program is our major platform for promoting the Foundation’s vision and goals. The scholarship program awards full ride scholarships to qualified individuals who are indigenes and residents of African countries. The scholarship seeks to develop youth leaders who are ready to put their learned skills to work in leading organizations, communities and their local countries. The scholarship grants students the opportunity to study at Covenant and Landmark University, Nigeria.
Previous deadline: March 31
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: May 15