Nigeria: Rivers State Government Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship, 2012/2013

Scholarship Name: Rivers State Government of Nigeria Governor’s Special Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2012/2013

Brief description

RSSDA Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students from Rivers State to study abroad in Engineering, Medicine and Physical Science, Natural Sciences, Economics, ICT and Computer related courses at Universities in Canada, UK/Ireland, India and Singapore, 2012

Accepted Subject Areas?

Countries of study and preferred Courses:

Canada: Engineering; Physical, Natural Sciences, Economics

UK/Ireland: Medicine and Medicine related courses, Engineering and Law

India and Singapore: ICT and Computer related courses

About Scholarship

The Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) invites applications from suitably qualified Nigerian candidates from Rivers State for selection into the Governor’s Special Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Programme for 2012/2013 session.

The Scholarship Program of the Agency is designed to address the manpower needs of the State within the shortest time frame by providing a window of opportunity for potential and bonafide youths to acquire education both locally and overseas as a means of building capacities.Scholarship Offered Since: Program started in 2008/2009 Academic session.

Scholarship Type: Full Scholarship

Who is qualified to apply?

  • Minimum of 5 credits including English Language and Mathematics in the WASCE/GCE.
  • NECO not accepted Not above the age of 21years. (evidence – birth certificate)
  • Be a Rivers State indigene – (evidence LGA Letter of Identification)
  • The Agency has a provision for the physically challenged. Annually they estimated for about 10 students.

How Many Scholarship Positions are available? Several

What are the benefits?

  • Air Fare:
  • Tuition (School, Lab, Books, etc)
  • Accommodation (Halls of Residence within the school; Private apartments outside the School)
  • Feeding
  • Monthly Upkeep

How long will sponsorship last? For the duration of the programme

Eligible African Countries

For Nigerian Students from Rivers state

To be taken at (country): Universities in Canada, UK/Ireland, India and Singapore

What time of year does Application Close?

Application Deadline is April 30, 2012

Offered annually? Yes

How can I Apply?

Download 2012 Application form

How can I get more information?

If you need more Information about this scholarship, kindly visit the Scholarship Webpage


Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA)


  1. Why can't prsons over 21yrs apply for this scholarship?

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