This section consists of information regarding scholarships for Nigerian Students. Luckily, scholarship or financial aid is willingly provided to those who choose to major in one of the many areas including Humanities Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Agriculture and Engineering, Applied Sciences, Biotechnology, Genetics, Soil Science, MBA, Banking and Finance, Literature, American Studies, Communication, Computer Science and Data Processing, Education, Industrial Arts, Trade and Technology, Law, Mathematical Sciences and Medical Sciences. Various scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate, master, PhD and postdoctoral programs for Nigerian students. The following listing will be a great help for Nigerian students to get benefited and move towards their bright future ahead.
The following listing will be a great help for Nigerian students to get benefited and move towards their bright future ahead.
Following is a compact listing of all available scholarships for the students of Nigeria
Leventis Fellowship for Nigerian Applicants at SOAS, University of London in UK, 2014
Leventis Foundation is funding fellowship for younger scholars to develop their research interests in the field of libraries and archives and to participate in the intellectual life of the Center. Nigerian academics are eligible for this research fellowship. Duration of fellowship is of three months. The scheme might be particularly appropriate for scholars working up a PhD thesis into publishable form. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2014.
Early Career Development Fellowship for Developing Countries Applicants in USA, 2015
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC are offering Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship for Developing Countries Applicants. This fellowship is available for early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals. Applicants must have a qualifying degree in library or information science. Normally a PhD is not considered a qualifying degree, because the Fellowship program is targeted for early career librarians. The application deadline is February 14, 2014.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards for Canadians and Developing Countries in Canada, 2014
IDRC offers research awards for Canadians and developing countries’ students for pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university. These awards are intended for field research in one or more developing countries. Students must have completed coursework and passed comprehensive exams before taking up the award. Approximately 20 to 25 awards are offered per competition and will cover justifiable field research expenses up to CA$20,000 a year. The application deadline is October 2, 2013 and April 2, 2014,
Development Scholarships for Nigerian Students and Developing Countries in Czech Republic, 2014/15
The Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University through the support of the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport offers five partial scholarships for developing countries. Applications for these scholarships are open to all students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition. Students who are applying for study in one of Bachelor’s studies or Master’s studies programmes at Faculty of Social Sciences from academic year 2014/15 can apply. The deadline for scholarship applications is 30th April 2014.
The Distance Learner Online MPH Scholarship for International & Developing Country Students, 2014
Online MPHDegree.net is offering two online MPH scholarships for developing countries and international students in the USA. The purpose of the merit-based Distance Learner Online MPH Scholarship is to help public health students pay for the costs of their education. It may be awarded to anyone who is currently enrolled or will enroll in the next six months in a graduate level, online master of public health program. Total offer is of $1000. 00. These are merit-based scholarships to deserving online MPH candidates for each calendar year. The application deadline is January 15th, 2014.
IDB-Oxford Clarendon Scholarships at University of Oxford, UK
Islamic Development Bank and the University of Oxford funded The combined IDB-Oxford Clarendon Scholarships for Nigerian Students in the field of MPLS, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences at University of Oxford, UK
Scholarship Application Deadline is January (annually)
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships for Graduate Students, UK 2013
The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. It was established in 1985 to encourage the scholarly study of Islam and the Islamic world. The Centre provides a meeting point for the Western and Islamic worlds of learning.
Application deadline is 10 0r 24 January 2014.
Commonwealth Academic Fellowships for Mid-Career Academics in UK, 2014
Each year, UK Department for International Development (DFID) funds academic fellowships for mid-career academics from developing Commonwealth countries. These fellowships enable fellows to spend three months to network and update knowledge and skills related to their academic subject and responsibilities at any approved UK university or higher education institution. The CSC also invites alumni who held Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD to apply directly to the CSC for a Commonwealth Academic Fellowship. All eligible alumni will be sent a letter with details of how to apply. All applications must be made through your nominating university/university body in applicants’ home country. The deadline for applications is 3 December 2013.
Westminster International Scholarships for Nigerian Students and Developing Countries’ Students in UK, 2014
University of Westminster offers international scholarships for developing countries. The scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree level. The scholarships will provide full tuition fee waiver, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, financial need and development potential. The application deadline is November 1, 2013.
Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program for International Applicants at Harvard University in USA, 2014/15
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at the Harvard University is funding international fellowship program for scholars, scientists, artists and writers who wish to pursue advanced work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. The fellowship includes stipends, relocation expenses for the duration of one year. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries are encouraged to apply. Online application should be submitted by October 1, 2013.
Netherlands Fellowship Programmes for Master’s Degree, PhD Research and Short Courses, 2013/14
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation is offering Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) for developing country applicants. The fellowship is available for master’s, PhD and short courses. Students must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries in the NFP country list valid at the time of application. If for whatever reason a candidate stays in another country other than his or her home country for more than 90 days before the start of the course and/ or programme, he or she is not considered to be living and working in his or her home country. Application should be submitted till 1St October 2013.
ICO-Fred Hollows Foundation One-Year Subspecialty Fellowships for Developing Countries, 2014
The International Council of Ophthalmology is offering training fellowships to young ophthalmologists from developing countries. This fellowship provides support for training in any ophthalmology subspecialties at a designated ICO Fellowship Training Center. The fellowships will include US$24,000 for one year to cover round-trip travel, living expenses and professional expenses. Fellowships commence the year following application. Application deadline is September 30. 2013.
ICO Three-Month Fellowships in Ophthalmology for Developing Countries, 2013/14
The International Council of Ophthalmology is offering approximately 60 fellowships in ophthalmology. These three-month fellowships provide young ophthalmologists from developing countries training in several subspecialties in ophthalmology. The fellowships will include S$6000 (maximum) to cover travel and living expenses. The application deadline is March 31 and September 30 each year.
ICO-Retina Research Foundation Helmerich Fellowships for Developing Countries, 2013/14
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) is offering two fellowships for developing countries. These one year fellowships are awarded for training in any ophthalmology subspecialty at a host training center. The fellowships worth of US$25,000 are offered to cover round trip travel, living expenses and professional expenses. The fellowship may be commence anytime within 15 months after award notification. The application deadline is September 30 of each year.
SPDC Joint Venture University Scholarship Award Scheme in Nigeria, 2012/2013
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited Scholarship Scheme offers for first year students in all Nigerian universities. This opportunity is to study with an annual grant from the SPDC JV for the full duration of the course. The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills-base among young Nigerians. Nigerian students must be have enrolled in the bachelors program for 2012/13 academic session. The online application will be submitted by September 30, 2013.
TWAS-USM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries, 2014
TWAS-USM offers postdoctoral fellowship to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Fellowships are offered for a minimum period of twelve (12) months to a maximum period of three years and are awarded to young scientists from developing countries. USM will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food. The application deadline is 15 September of each year.
CAS Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries in China, 2013
Bureau of International Cooperation Chinese Academy of Sciences is offering CAS fellowship for postdoctoral and visiting scholars from Developing Countries to pursue research programme (Short-term Visiting and Postdoctoral fellowship) at CAS-affiliated research institutions (CAS institutes; USTC and UCAS). Proficiency in English and Chinese are required. The deadline for applications is 15 September.
Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, UK
Welcome Trust funded Intermediate Fellowships for high-calibre, mid-career researchers from Nigeria and low- and middle-income countries in the field of Public Health and Tropical Medicine to study in UK
Scholarship Application Deadline: 27th September 2013 (annually)
WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries in Germany, 2014
The WZB in cooperation with the ISSC invites applications for global fellowship programme for one early-career scientist. Applicant must be postdoctoral researcher with no more than 5 years’ work experience after their PhD or scientists without a PhD but with an equivalent level of research experience and output and must be residing and working in a developing country. This fellowship is awarded to conduct research for up to six months at the WZB. The closing date for applications is September 15, 2013.
TWAS-icipe Fellowships for Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries in Kenya, 2014
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya and TWAS offer fellowship for visiting scholars from developing countries in Kenya. Fellowship is provided in the field of natural sciences. Fellowship is available for pursuing advanced research in natural sciences. Fellowship is offered for a minimum period of one month to a maximum period of three months. The application deadline is 15 September of each year.
UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowships Programme for Developing Countries, 2014
Each year, the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the capacity-building of Human Resources which was established by the Government of Japan funds offers UNESCO/Japan young researchers’ fellowships for developing countries. Priority attention will be given to women candidatures, candidates from least developed countries (LDCs) and African researchers. 20 fellowships are awarded to pursue research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO. Selected students will be awarded a fellowship of US$6,000 to US$10,000 for a minimum period of 3 months and a maximum of 9 months. The application deadline is 30th August 2013.
ICTP Mathematics Research Fellowships for Developing Countries in Italy, 2013/14
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is inviting applications for research fellowships from developing countries. A small number of fellowships are awarded for outstanding mathematicians of any age to participate in the Mathematics activities of ICTP, the International School of Advanced Studies (ISAS/SISSA) and the University of Trieste, including the opportunity to interact with visiting mathematicians. Deadlines to submit applications are: 15 February and 15 August of each year,
South–North Research Scholarships for Postdoctoral Researchers from Developing Countries in Germany, 2014
he Food Security Center (FSC) is offering research scholarships for visiting postdoctoral researchers from developing countries to conduct research at University of Hohenheim, Germany. Three scholarships are awarded for a period of four months in 2014. The monthly grant is EUR 1,000 for junior postdoctoral researchers and EUR 1,990 for senior post-doctoral researchers. Travel costs to/from Stuttgart will be covered. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend. The deadline of application is August 15, 2013.
TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries in India, 2014
TWAS-CSIR offers postdoctoral fellowship programme for developing countries in the field of science and technology. These fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months. The CSIR will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, Fellowship awardees are entitled to subsidized accommodation. The application deadline is 31 August of each year.
MMMF Grant for Women of Developing Countries in South Africa, 2014
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund is offering grant for women of developing countries in South Africa. Applicant must be women and enrolled at the University of Pretoria, the University of Cape Town, the University of Stellenbosch or the University of Witwatersrand. After the completion of the program applicants must return to their home countries. Applicants must be in financial need and must have good academic performance. MMMF awards grants of approximately US$4,000 each. The deadline for applications is August 14, 2013.
Country Scholarships for Nigerian Students at University of Sussex in UK, 2013
University of Sussex offers scholarships for postgraduate students from India, Nigeria or Pakistan. The scholarships will provide £3,000 for all eligible new overseas fee paying postgraduate taught (Master’s, not PG Dip) students. Applicants must have accepted an offer for a full-time place on a Master’s course at the University of Sussex commencing in September 2013. The application deadline is 1st August 2013.
South-South PhD Sandwich Scholarships for Nigerian Students and Developing Countries, 2014
The Food Security Center (FSC) is offering up to four visiting Sandwich scholarships for PhD students to pursue research at a partner institute, research center or development organization located in a developing country. The monthly grant is 500 Euros. In addition, FSC pays for traveling to/from the partner institute. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend. The deadline of application is August 15, 2013.
South–North PhD Sandwich Scholarships for Nigerian Students and Developing Countries at University of Hohenheim in Germany, 2014
Each year, The Food Security Center (FSC) offers Sandwich scholarships to PhD students from developing countries for conducting PhD thesis related research studies at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. In addition, the successful candidates can select from the regular course catalogues of the international MSc and PhD study programs offered by the University of Hohenheim. The deadline of application is August 15, 2013.
Doctoral Scholarships for Nigerian Students in Valuation of Ecosystem Services in Rural West Africa in Germany, 2013
Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding doctoral scholarship for applicants of developing countries. Students can pursue their PhD degree level at ZEF in Bonn, Germany. The tenure of PhD scholarship is one year and extended for up to three years.
The scholarship will cover living, research as well as travel costs. Applicants have to participate for 6-9 months in West Africa for analysis and writing-up period of the dissertation and the applicants have to be in Bonn, Germany. Closing date for the application is August 11, 2013.
PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress Awards for Developing Countries in Kenya, 2013
PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress is an international leadership training program which invites applications for annual awards for developing countries to help applicants in moving their projects forward and assists them with university fees. Along with participation in this program, applicants can also apply for fee assistance to pursue undergraduate degree at University of Nairobi or Kenyatta University in Kenya up to 2 semesters per year contingent upon satisfactory progress each year. Priority will be given to students from disadvantaged groups such as AIDS orphans and girls. Applications should be submitted by July 30, 2013.
ICTP-IAEA Sandwich Training Educational Programme (STEP) Fellowships for Developing Countries, 2013
IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation through the IAEA Technical Cooperation Fund is offering fellowships for developing countries. These fellowships are awarded to PhD students in the fields of physics and mathematics. The fellowships are awarded for a period of at least three months to be spent by the fellows at host institutes during the first year and it may be renewed for up to two additional successive years. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2013.
Country Scholarships for Nigerian Students at University of Surrey in UK, 2013/14
University of Surrey is offering country scholarships for Students of Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Kuwait, Nigeria, Qatar, UAE and Vietnam. Students must be considered an overseas student for fees purposes and hold an unconditional offer to enter. Scholarship is awarded on competitive basis. The deadline for applications is 1st August preceding the start of programme in September/October.
Nigeria LNG Limited Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students Scheme, 2013/14
The Management of Nigeria LNG Limited is inviting applications for undergraduate scholarship scheme. This scholarship is established to promote academic excellence in Rivers State and the rest of the Country. First year undergraduate students in Nigerian universities are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Beneficiaries of other scholarship schemes, Second to final year students and Part-time students are not eligible for this scholarship. The application deadline for 2013/14 academic year is 3rd July, 2013.
INSEAD Freddy Salem Scholarships for West African Students, 2013/14
INSEAD Freddy Salem Postgraduate Scholarships for students of West African country but INSEAD shall particularly seek candidates from Nigeria, Ghana, Togo and Benin. Scholarships are available for pursuing MBA in France and Singapore. INSEAD Freddy Salem Scholarships are provided by INSEAD Business School and cover up to €20,000. Scholarship Application Deadline: 22 August 2013.
The King’s Nigerian Law Scholarships at King’s College London in UK, 2013/14
King’s College London offers Nigerian Law scholarships. Scholarships are provided in the field of law. Scholarship is available for Nigerian resident students with an incredible opportunity to gain support to study Law at postgraduate level at the Dickson Poon School of Law. One scholarship of £25,000 will be available for 2013-14. The deadline for applications to the scholarship is Friday 28 June 2013.
Georg Forster Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Students of Developing Countries, Germany
Humboldt Foundation funded Postdoctoral Research fellowship for the students from Nigeria and other Developing Country in the field of Natural Sciences , Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences to Study in GermanyScholarship Application Deadline: August 1, 2013 (annually).
Postgraduate Scholarships for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries, Germany
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst funded Scholarships for Postgraduate Students for Developing Countries students in the various field to study in Germany. Scholarship Application Deadline: 31st July 2013(annually)
2013 West African (Nigeria, Ghana) Postgraduate Scholarships at Edinburgh Napier University in UK
To be considered for one of their postgraduate Africa scholarships for Nigerian Students applicants must have an unconditional offer for study on a postgraduate course to start in September 2013. Application Deadline: 30th June 2013.
2013 One Planet MBA Scholarships for International Students at University of Exeter in UK
Full-fee Company Scholarships for Nigerian Students and international students ( The Afren One Planet MBA Scholarships and The Syngenta One Planet MBA Scholarship) pursuing full-time MBA at University of Exeter. Application Deadline: 30th June 2013
International Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students at University of the West of Scotland, UK 2013
University of the West of Scotland offers international undergraduate scholarships for the students of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Nigeria and Thailand in UK. 12 scholarships will cover 25% fee reduction upon entry into year one of an undergraduate degree programme.. and are available for one year. The application deadline is 28th June 2013
2013 Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships at University of Sheffield, UK
The University offers the following scholarships for Nigerian students who show exceptional academic potential starting a postgraduate taught masters programme at the University of Sheffield, UK. Scholarship Application Deadline: 28 June 2013 (annually)
UNESCO/ Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme, Poland
Research Fellowships Programme in Ecohydrology for Nigeria and other Developing Countries students sponsored by United Nation Educational Scientific And Cultural Organization, Poland 2012. Scholarship Application Deadline: 28 June 2013 (annually)
Undergraduates Scholarships for Nigerian Students at University of Bradford in UK, 2013/14
University of Bradford, UK offers Nigeria scholarships for pursuing degree program at university in September 2013. These are performance-based scholarships for self-funding students. Two types of scholarships are offered for Nigerians i.e. up to fifteen Nigeria excellence scholarships which cover half-fee and unlimited Nigeria Country scholarships worth of £2000 are awarded. All shortlisted candidates will be notified by email. The scholarship deadline is 7 June 2013.
TWAS-CONACYT Postgraduate Fellowship in Natural Sciences, Mexico
The National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT), Mexico, and TWAS offer fellowships for scientists from Nigeria and other developing countries (other than Mexico) in natural sciences who wish to obtain a PhD in the natural sciences. Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 August (annually)
2013 Nigerian Young Entrepreneur Scholarships at Edinburgh Napier University in UK
Edinburgh Napier University has 25 merit-based scholarships for Nigerian students. If you live in one of the countries below, you are eligible to apply for a £2,000 tuition fee reduction to start studying in September 2013. To celebrate the opening of our new business incubation facility, Edinburgh Napier is offering two 50% tuition fee scholarships for Nigerian Students to the winners of Nigerian Young Entrepreneur Competition. Application Deadline: 31st May 2013
PTDF Scholarships for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Students, Nigeria
The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) funded Scholarships for Nigerian Students in the field of Engineering, Geology, Geosciences, Management, Economics and relevant fields to Study in Nigerian, UK and France Universities
Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 October (annually)
2013 Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships for International Students in UK
Masters Scholarships for Nigerian and other Developing Countries Students at University of Nottingham, UK
Scholarship Application Deadline: 26th April 2013. (annually)
2013 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s Students from Developing Countries in UK
Department for International Development (DFID) funded master’s Scholarships for Nigerian students and other Developing Commonwealth Country Citizens at UK Universities 2012/13. Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 April 2013 (annually).
Nigeria Merit Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students, University of Sheffield, UK 2013
University of Sheffield is pleased to offer two Nigeria Merit Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian students starting their undergraduate degree studies in September 2013. The scholarships are worth £6,500 of your undergraduate course tuition fee per year. Scholarship Application Deadline: 26 April (annually).
Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology, IDB Member Countries
Islamic development bank funded PhD and Postdoctoral Scholarships for Nigerian Students in the field of science and technology at IDB member countries. Scholarship application deadline is 31 December (annually)
Loughborough University Graduate Scholarships for African Students in UK
Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust funded Scholarships for Nigerian students and other African Students for Postgraduate Degree Courses Education who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa. Scholarship application deadline: 30th April (annually)
Eni Scholarship for Master Students at St Antony’s College, UK
St Antony’s College Oxford in partnership with the international integrated energy company Eni, is offering three students from Nigeria and other African universities the opportunity of fully funded scholarships for Nigerian Students including fees and living expenses, to undertake postgraduate study at the Master’s level at the University of Oxford commencing in October 2011. Scholarship application deadline: 22 March 2013 (annually)
2013 Agbami Special Medical and Engineering Professionals Scholarship Award in Nigeria
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, is offering a number of University Scholarships Nigerian students of ALL the states of the Federation. Application deadline: 4th March, 2013.
Conservation Leadership Scholarships for Developing Countries at University of Cambridge, UK 2013
Miriam Rothschild Scholarships for Nigerian Students in Conservation Leadership to support students from Nigeria and less developed and developing countries that are rich in biodiversity, to attend the MPhil in Conservation Leadership at University of Cambridge, UK. Scholarship application deadline is 30 March 2013 (annually).
2013 Nigeria Management Scholarships at University of Sheffield, UK
The Management School offers Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students in the field of Management at University of Sheffield, UK
Scholarship application deadline is automatically.
2013 HEC-EGIDE/ Eiffel MBA Scholarships for Developing Countries, France
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs announce MBA Scholarships for Nigerian Students and Developing Countries Students, France. Scholarship Application deadline is end of November each year (after enrollment confirmation)
Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners from Developing Nations
Vera R. Campbell Foundation funded One six-month Fellowship for female postdoctoral social scientist from a developing nation whose work addresses women’s economic and social empowerment in that nation. Scholarship application deadline: 1 November (annually)
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral International Researchers at a Research Institution in Germany
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation funded Postdoctoral Research fellowship for Nigerian and International Students in various subjects to Study in Germany. Scholarship application deadline is Any time (annually)
Aga Khan International Scholarship for Postgraduate Students from Developing Countries
Aga Khan Foundation funded International Scholarships for Nigerian Students and Developing Countries to study at Abroad. Scholarship application deadline is March 31 (annually)
2013 SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students in UK
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) is delighted to announce the third annual SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarships for Nigerian students from Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa States to study in UK. Application deadline is February 15, 2013 (annually)
Australian Government PhD Scholarship in Agriculture for Students from African Countries, Australia 2013-2014
The Australian Government is offering 20 PhD-level Australia Awards (Scholarships) to candidates from Nigeria and other eligible African countries for agriculture-related studies commencing in Australia in 2013. Scholarship application deadline is 31 March 2013 (annually)