The last decades have witnessed a great boom in the number of available grants and scholarships for Nigerian students. Various sponsors, including governments, companies, and organizations, will offer a list of Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerians to study in Nigerian and/or foreign schools.
These scholarships may be Fully funded, or PARTIAL tuition with varied benefits like transport fare, lodging costs, or monthly stipend.
Every year, Nigerian students migrate from their native place to overseas for the advancement of their education. UK is one of the most favorite among prominent international destinations as USA, Canada, etc for Nigerian students.
As a student in Nigeria, you can obtain your undergraduate degree through a variety of scholarship opportunities. Click on the link to access Nigerian Scholarships
The following is a list of 20 undergraduates scholarships for Nigerians 2020-2021. Many of the past scholarships offered 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.
Bilateral Education Agreement Awards(BEA )
The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Education through the Federal Scholarship Board (FSB) offer the Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Oversea Scholarships to Nigerian undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students.
The BEA Scholarship Awards are for eligible Nigerian youths after due process by development partners who have entered into Bilateral Educational agreement with Nigeria.
Nigeria equally offers reciprocal awards to citizens of these Bilateral Education Agreement countries: China, Romania, and Cuba.
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 Ph.D. students.
Scholarships are awarded for studies in the UK and France, and at upgraded Universities in Nigeria.
Undergraduate awards are now only for studies in Nigeria, and in approved subject areas.
The deadline is usually in October.
MTN Foundation Scholarships
This is a Fully funded scholarship, where a maximum of 500 qualified and successful full-time Nigerian students studying science and technology-related courses are awarded the scholarship which covers tuition, book allowance, and stipends.
The scholarship is renewed every year until graduation for existing awardees provided they have maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit). While new applications, when advertised, are welcome from full-time students in their second year of study.
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.
The deadline is in March.
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 state of the Federation.
Awardees receive full funding for their studies.
The deadline is usually in March.
Agbami Scholarships Program
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.
The deadline is usually in February.
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 program aims to promote academic excellence and improve skills-base among young Nigerians.
The deadline is usually late October.
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 program provides yearly grants to successful applicants who cover their studies from the second year to the completion of their degree program.
The deadline is in August.
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.
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 the state of origin including the FCT. Applicants must be in their 1st or 2nd year of study of approved courses. Deadline is usually August.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
American University of Nigeria Scholarships
The American University of Nigeria Scholarships is open to all students, in order to further promote and encourage bright students in their academic pursuit. The school’s primary academic partner in the US is Tulane University – a University that supports development efforts around the world.
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.
SHELL LiveWIRE Youth Program
This is a youth development programme supported by The SPDC Joint Venture (The SPDC JV) which aims to inspire, encourage and support young people to explore the option of starting their own businesses through the provision of training and finance for young entrepreneurs.
The Commonwealth Scholarships are for students from developing Commonwealth countries. They are offered for Master’s, Ph.D., and split-site (Ph.D.) study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
University of Sheffield Undergraduate Scholarships
The University of Sheffield offers a range of scholarships to students from Nigeria who show exceptional academic potential and are starting their studies at the University of Sheffield. Scholarships include Faculty Undergraduate Scholarships, Nigeria Management Scholarships, and Nigeria Merit Undergraduate Scholarships.