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Nigerian University Scholarships

Welcome to the Nigerian University Scholarships Page; Here you will find relevant links and information that will help you to win any scholarship opportunity in Nigeria. In my article on how to pass any scholarship examination in Nigeria, I mentioned the use of past questions as sure guide. Now, how do I get scholarships past questions and answers for free to study for my upcoming scholarship examination? This has been the inquiry of every student who has been shortlisted for Nigerian undergraduate scholarship aptitude test or examination.

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Undergraduate scholarship opportunities are being announced yearly. Yet, a lot of students miss scholarship opportunities because they are not informed. In this article, I have listed out the undergraduate scholarships in Nigeria right now and how you can apply this year.

Let me begin by saying that, Scholarship is what adds more beauty to your study in school. It accelerates your jarking styles in any Nigerian University. You may also click here to see list of Scholarships currently on.

Now, If you want to win a scholarship in Nigeria for undergraduate studies in 2018, take advantage of these hot scholarship opportunities offered in 2018/19. These awards are offered every year and are opportunities for you to explore this year.



  • 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

 Apply For Bea Scholarship 

  • 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.

 Apply for ptdf scholarship 

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.

 Apply For Rivers State Scholarship 

  • 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. See Details Here…

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

Interested applicants are expected to purchase scratch card to participate. Visit www.lagosscholarship.org

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

 APPLY FOR AGBAMI SCHOLARSHIP NOW 

  • 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.

 Apply for Agip Scholarship 

  • Mobil Nigeria Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

The Mobil Nigeria National Undergraduate Scholarship 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).

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  • 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.

Shell/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.

  • 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

 Apply for NLNG scholarship 

  • 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.

Apply for total scholarship 

  • 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:

 Apply For NNPC/ADDAX Scholarships

  • 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.)

 Apply For NPDC/SEPLAT Scholarship 

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  • 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).

Deadline Varies Yearly.

 Apply For MTN Scholarship 

  • 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 Yearly.

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  • 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

Deadline Varies Yearly.

  • David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarships in Nigeria – for African Students

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.

 APPLY FOR OYEDEPO SCHOLARSHIP 

  • 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)

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List of Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students (2018/2019 Academic year):

 Government and Non-Government Scholarships for Nigerians

In the 2018/2019 academic year, various sponsors, including governments, companies and organizations, will offer Scholarships for Nigerian undergraduates to study in Nigerian and/or foreign schools. These may be FULL tuition awards, or PARTIAL tuition with varied benefits like transport fare, lodging costs, or monthly stipend.

Many past scholarships offered previously are also listed below because they are offered every year by their sponsors. It is important to note their application deadlines, because some deadlines may not fall within the present time. Therefore, you need to be alert to the upcoming deadlines and start early to prepare for the next award offer. Also, be sure to visit the official website of the sponsors through the links provided.

Nigerian Campus Forum Team presents to you the list of Scholarships for Undergraduate Nigerian students categorized under the Government and non-Government offers:

. Government Scholarships

(a). Federal Government Scholarships        

  1. PTDF Scholarships Programme (Nigeria and Oversea) 
    The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources offers the “PTDF Scholarship Scheme” to suitably qualified Nigerian Undergraduates, Masters and PhD students. Scholarships are awarded for studies in the UK and other countries, and at upgraded Universities in Nigeria. Undergraduate awards are now only for studies in Nigeria, and in approved subject areas.
    => PTDF Oversea Scholarship in UK for Masters and PhD
    => PTDF Oversea Scholarship in Germany, France and China for Masters and PhD
    => PTDF Local Scholarship in Nigeria for Undergraduates
    => PDTF Scholarship for Undergraduates, Masters and PhD (discontinued)
  2. Bilateral Educational Agreement Oversea Scholarships
    The Federal Government through its Ministry of Education offers the “Bilateral Educational Agreement Oversea Scholarships” to Nigerian undergraduate, masters and doctoral students. This is a Full Fee scholarship with participating countries taking care of tuition and accommodation, while Nigerian government supplies the remaining needs. Deadline is usually late March…read more.
  3. Scholarships Tenable in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions
    The Federal Government through its Ministry of Education offers “Nigerian Scholarship Awards Tenable In Nigerian Tertiary Institutions” to Postgraduate, Undergraduate, HND and NCE students of Nigerian origin. This is a Full Fee scholarship award. Deadline is usually in April…read more.

(b). State Government Scholarships

  1. Lagos State Scholarship Award for Lagos State Indigenes 
    The Lagos State Scholarship Board administers both Local and Foreign Awards.
    => The Local Scholarship is for prospective students of Lagos State origin except otherwise directed by the State Governor. It has the Local Undergraduate Scheme and the Local Postgraduate Scheme. Students must be on full-time studies in Nigerian institutions. Deadline varies.
    => The Foreign Scholarship is for students of Lagos State origin admitted into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in recognized institutions outside Nigeria (see LSSB Foreign Scheme here). Deadline varies.

(c). Foreign Government Scholarships

  1. Korean Government Scholarships
    The Korean Government Scholarship Program for an undergraduate degree provides international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between the countries…read more.
  2. Hungarian Government Scholarships
    The Hungarian Government offers the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme for international students as an opportunity to undergo study of all types in Hungary for free. The scholarship includes tuition-free education, monthly stipend, accommodation and medical insurance. Deadline is in March…read more.
  3. Indian Government Scholarships
    The Government of India through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations offers the Africa Scholarship Scheme for undergraduate, postgraduate and further higher studies. Selected candidates would be provided with return economy class air fares, living allowance, contingent grant, house rent allowance, thesis expenses and medical benefits. Deadline is in January…read more.
  4. Mexican Government Scholarships
    The Mexican Government Scholarships for International Students is for those interested in studying for a specialization, masters, doctorate, graduate research, or undergraduate or graduate-level academic program in Mexico. Award includes monthly stipend, registration fees, tuition, health insurance, round-trip international airfare and transportation in Mexico. Deadline is in September…read more.

. Non-Government Scholarships

(a). Oil Company Scholarships

  1. a). Chevron/NNPC National University Scholarship
    The NNPC/Chevron National University Scholarship is for Nigerian students in their second year of full-time study in approved courses in Nigerian Universities. Scholarships cover the entire program. Please note that applicants to other Chevron scholarships, including the Agbami scholarship program, are ineligible. Deadline is in March…read more (b). Chevron Agbami Undergraduate Scholarships
    Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited offers the Agbami Undergraduate Scholarships (also, Agbami Special Medical and Engineering Scholarship) for undergraduate Nigerian students in medicine and approved health and engineering courses across ALL states of the Federation. Awardees receive full funding for their studies. Deadline is usually in March…read more (c). Agbami Scholarships Programme
    Star Deep and its Agbami partners offer the “Agbami Medical and Engineering Professionals Scholarship” to FULL-TIME Year 1 and Year 2 undergraduates of Nigerian origin studying approved courses in universities or other relevant institutions within Nigeria. Scholarship winners are awarded a one-time financial aid. Deadline is usually in February…read more.                                                           
  2. (a). Shell Nigeria University Scholarship Programme
    The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited Scholarship Scheme offers first year students in all Nigerian universities the opportunity to study with an annual grant from the SPDC Joint Venture for the full duration of their course. This programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve skills-base among young Nigerians. Deadline is usually late October…read more.(b). Shell/NNPC National University Scholarship
    The Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company offers the NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship for students in undergraduate courses of Nigerian universities. The programme provides yearly grants to successful applicants which covers their studies from second year to the completion of their degree programme. Deadline is in August…read more.(c). Shell Secondary School Scholarship Scheme
    The Shell Nigeria Secondary School Scholarship Scheme is for host communities in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Imo and Rivers states. The Secondary School Scholarship Scheme is to help students pay through school, as well as enhance academic achievement in host communities…read more.
  3. Agip Oil Company Undergraduate Scholarships
    The Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited offers “Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme” to FULL TIME Year 1 undergraduate Nigerians in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. The awards are of 2 categories – the Host Communities Merit Award and the National Merit Award. Application deadline is usually in March…read more.                                                                                                   
  4. Mobil Nigeria Undergraduate National Scholarship Programme
    Mobil Producing Nigeria awards annual scholarships to qualified undergraduate students in Nigerian Universities. Qualified and suitable students are those currently admitted in Nigerian Universities irrespective of state of origin including the FCT. Applicants must be in their 1st or 2nd year of study of approved courses. Deadline is usually August…read more.
  5. Nigeria LNG Scholarship Scheme
    The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited offers the “Nigeria LNG Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme” to all Nigerian undergraduates in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The award is the payment of a yearly allowance to successful beneficiaries. Application deadline is usually in July…read more.
  6. Total Nigeria National Merit Scholarship Programme
    Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited offers its annual “National Merit Scholarship Award” (or Nigeria Tertiary Institutions Scholarships)” to deserving Nigerian students in secondary and tertiary institutions as well as those in postgraduate studies. Deadline is usually April…read more.
  7. Addax/NNPC National Tertiary Institutions Merit Scholarship Programme
    Addax Petroleum Development Limited offers the “National Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme” to qualified candidates of Nigerian origin. Applicants must be full time 100 level undergraduate students in any Nigerian University, Polytechnic or College of Education, and all courses offered at Nigerian tertiary institutions are eligible. Application deadline is usually May…read more.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

(b). Non-Oil Company Scholarships

  1. NWAG Nigeria Scholarships for Female Nigerians
    Every year, the Nigerian Women Association of Georgia offers 37 one-time undergraduate scholarships in the amount of fifty thousand Naira each on any course of study, to female Nigerian undergraduate students (one per state of origin) in Nigerian universities. Application deadline is usually in May … read more.
  2. MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarship
    The MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarships is for full time undergraduate students of Nigerian origin in various fields of studies tenable at Nigerian tertiary institutions (accredited public universities, polytechnics and colleges of education). Awards cover tuition, book allowances and stipend for one academic year. Deadline is usually October/November…read more.
  3. MTN Foundation / MUSON Music Scholarship Awards
    The Musical Society of Nigeria in conjunction with The MTN Foundation offer the MTNF/MUSON Scholarship programme for a diploma course in Music at The MUSON School of Music, Lagos. The sponsorship cover tuition, book allowance, and stipend (pocket allowance). Deadline is in September…read more.                                                                                                                                                 
  4. MUSTE Scholarships
    The “Mankind United To Support Total Education” (MUSTE) Scholarship provides bursary to cover the cost of completing University or Higher degree program within 3 – 6 years. Award includes tuition and maintenance allowance. Deadline varies year to year, but usually October/November…read more.
  5. Merry Hearts Scholarship for pre-university students
    The Merry Hearts Foundation Inc reaches out to underprivileged pre-university youths in impoverished regions of the world. The Merry Hearts Scholarship Fund provides financial, moral, material and intellectual support in equipping students with the tools they need to succeed academically and socially…read more.
  6. Young Women’s Scholarship Program
    The Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation and the Association of Nigerian Women Leaders in Diaspora collaborate to award $1000 scholarships to promising female college students of Nigerian heritage in the Washington, DC metropolitan area…read more.
  7. Globacom GBAM Scholarships
    The GBAM Scholarships, a major aspect of Globacom’s youth G-BAM Hi5ive program, empowers both the Secondary and Tertiary (University, College of Education, Polytechnic) student community in Nigeria by offering a scholarship of $5 million for 1,000 students…read more.
  8. Nigerian Girls Scholarship Fund
    This program provides financial assistance to needy girls entering senior secondary school in Kano and Katsina states of northern Nigeria, where the number of girls out of school is extremely high. The program supports the scholarship recipients until they graduate…read more.
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