List of Postgraduate Scholarship in Nigeria for Nigerian Students

Postgraduate Scholarships in Nigeria
A number of Companies and Organisations in Nigeria offer scholarships to postgraduate nigerian students either to study in Nigerian University or to study abroad in Overseas Universites/ Colleges. These scholarship programmes are awarded in different ways; some programmes award full fee scholarships, while others award their winners with a specific amount of money.

List of Postgraduate Scholarship Programmes in Nigeria
Here are some Scholarship Programmes originating from Nigeria for Nigerian Students.

Note that the deadlines for the applications may not fall within your present time. You just need to be aware of them and start early to prepare for the next award. Also, be sure to visit or contact the sponsors through the contact details provided, for more current information.

Shell Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme- Study in UK
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Niger Delta postgraduate scholarship programme started from the 2010/2011 academic year. 10 candidates from Shell Nigeria’s operational areas in Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta states will recieve engineering scholarships to study for postgraduate Masters degree qualifications at either of three top British institutions – Imperial College London, University College London and University of Leeds.
SPDC’s General Manager Nigerian Content Development, Simbi Wabote said: The scholarship is part of the efforts to develop a pool of talent within the Niger Delta which can effectively serve in the oil and gas industry. That is why beneficiaries are required to return home after their studies and take up opportunities in the industry. The scheme is in the pilot phase, and if successful, might be extended to other operational areas not covered this time. The one-year Masters’ programmes are in Petroleum Engineering, Geosciences, Geophysics, Engineering Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Exploration Geophysics and Oilfield Corrosion Engineering.
Potential beneficiaries must possess a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of study at the Second Class Upper Level.
The scholarship cover tuition fees, one return flight from Nigeria to the United Kingdom and a contribution towards living expenses.
Contact the above institutions websites for more details.

Shell Postgraduate Students Internships

Open primarily to talented Nigerian Postgraduate Students in Nigerian Universities but in exceptional cases to Nigerians in Overseas Universities. The Research Internship programme provides the framework for the direct transfer of practical and current industry experience to Nigerian university research students. Open to Nigerian graduate students (MSc, Ph.D) to spend a year in Shell to conduct research on the E&P challenges of the Company. Shell offers approximately 20 research internship appointments yearly. A number of interns have taken up appointment with Shell on completion of their studies.
Application deadline 31 March every year.
For Enquires on SPDC Scholarships Contact
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria LTD
Freeman House
21/22 Marina,
PMB 2418, Lagos
Tel: +234 1 2769999

Mobil – Esso National Scholarship scheme

Mobile Producing Nigeria offers International Scholarships to outstanding Nigerian graduates wishing to pursue postgraduate studies in the following disciplines:
Geosciences, Engineering (Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical,Sub-Sea and Marine)
*Must be a graduate from Nigerian Universities with relevant degree
* should possess a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of second class upper division in any of the above disciplines.
* Must have provisional admission/ accommodation into any reputable university.
The EEPNL scholarship award applies to tuition, books, accommodation and living expenses for the duration of the selected course of study including air fare to and from the location of study. Shortlisted candidates would prepared to take a skills test.
Web link:

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Scholarship Programme

PTDF offers two categories of scholarships;
The Overseas Scholarship Scheme (OSS) and the Local Scholarship Scheme (LSS). PTDF annually invites interested qualified Nigerians to apply for its postgraduate – M.Sc and PhD- scholarships in Engineering, Geology, Sciences, and Geosciences in Universities in the United Kingdom.
* 2.1 in Engineering,Geosciences, Science & Environmental Studies
* NYSC discharge certificate
* Not more than 30 years for MSc and 40 years for PhD
* Must be Nigerians and have a credit in English Language in SSCE or required pass mark in TOEFL or IELTS.
Petroleum Technology Development Fund
Plot 672, Port Harcourt Crescent, off Gimbiya Street, off Ahmadu Bello Way,
Area 11, Garki,
Tel: 234-9-3142216-7
Fax: 234-9-314229
Email: [email protected]

African Humanities Fellowship program- by the American Council of Learned Societies.
The African Humanities Program (AHP), organised by the American Council of Learned Societies- ACLS seek to revitalize the humanities in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda through fellowship competitions and meetings associated with them. The AHP is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Approximately 40 fellowships will be awarded annually. Applicants for Dissertation-Completion fellowships should be in the final year of writing the dissertation at a University in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania or Uganda. Applicants for Postdoctoral Research fellowships must be working in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania or Uganda and must have completed the Ph.D no more than five years ago. Projects must be in the Humanities and carried out in Africa. Completed Applications must be submitted by December. Application can be submitted by email to [email protected] or mailed to the ACLS New York offices.

Nigeria- Indomie National PostGraduate Nutrition Scholarship Awards

As Part of its corporate social responsibility, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, in 2009 introduced a postgraduate scholarship programme for Nigerian students studying Nutrition and Dietetics at Masters degree level. The programmme is aimed at assisting the training of high level Nutrition and Dietetic manpower in the country.

The scholarship is open to all Nigerian studnts qualified for admission to an M. Sc programme in Nutrition (and Nutrition/Dietetics) in the Nigerian university system. Awards will be made to qualified and suitable students from every geo-political zone of the federation, including the FCT.
Applications are invited from qualified candidates, in writing, clearly providing the following:
– Full Names (surname first)
– A copy of Letter of Admission into the programme (or photocopy of Application for Admission)
– Details of educational history (i.e schools attended with dates and certificates – photocopy should be attached)
– Evidence of state of origin obtained from the appropriate Local Government Area and duly signed by the Chairman or Secretary.
All Applications and enquiries should be addr
essed to:
The Coordinator
Dufil-Nutrition Awards Programme
P.O. Box 1983 Sapon,
Ogun State
Email: [email protected]
Deadline for 2011 application was 30 July

 The Federal Government Scholarship Awards In Nigerian Universities, Colleges and Polytechnics
The Federal Government Scholarship is available for application for undergraduate and postgraduate stuents to study in Nigeria Higher Institutions. Application forms are available for collection in all Federal and State Universities, Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges of Education.  Scholarship applicants are advised to contact their institutions for collection and completion of the forms.
 Applicants must be registered full-time students of recognized Federal and State owned universities and must have a minimum of second class Honours (upper Division) in their 1st degrees.
Applicants in private higher education institutions in Nigeria are not eligible to apply for the federal government scholarship.
Application Requirements
(a) Duly completed application forms should be submitted at the various interview centres. Completed application forms should be accompanied with. Photocopies of:
(i) Letter of admission to the institution
(ii) Course Registration Form
(iii) Student Identity Card
(b) Two passport-size photographs with name fully written at the back

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