Nigeria Scholarships

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When it comes to studying abroad and in a different country like Nigeria, it can be a taxing moment when it comes down to researching what available scholarships there are to pursue. From government grants, to university entrance scholarships that are handed out upon sending in the submission admissions application.

We will break down what scholarships and fellowships are available in each country, along with the title of those scholarships. This way it can be much easier during a student’s research when they decide to look up the full details of that scholarship to see if they are an eligible match.

Along with scholarships, we will place any internships or work-study programs that may be readily available for international students.

Below is a list of scholarships available to both domestic citizens of Nigeria and international students interested in studying in the country.

Scholarships in Nigeria:

  • One World Media 2023 Global Short Docs Forum for Filmmakers Worldwide
  • Carleton University 2022-2023 Richard J
  • UNESCO 2022 King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education 2022 | US$ 25,000 Prize
  • DAAD 2023 Artists-in-Berlin Program
  • PTDF Scholarship
  • SEPLAT Scholarship
  • NLNG Scholarship  
  • Jim Ovia Scholarship
  • NLNG Undergraduate Students Scholarship
  • Petroleum Technology Development Fund
  • Shell Nigeria Students Scholarship
  • Nigeria (Chevening Scholarship)
  • Agbami Scholarship
  • MTN Scholarship
  • Eiffel Scholarships in France for International Students
  • KTH Scholarships
  • University of Geneva Excellence Master’s Degree Scholarships
  • Oando Graduate Accelerated Program
  • KPMG Nigeria University Scholarship Program
  • DIFD Shared Scholarship Program
  • Fulbright Scholarships
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships  

Student Visa in Nigeria

When it comes to a student visa, students will need to have the correct documentation to show they are a resident or citizen of the current country they live in.

Yes, international students will need to acquire a student visa before arriving in Nigeria. As standard procedure it is easier on the student to acquire a student visa before arriving so there is no problems with crossing the border into the country. At times, it can be difficult for student upon arrival if they do not have all of their paperwork stating which university, they are attending in Nigeria, or what they intend to study. Along with not having a student visa to all the student to stay the full academic term.

Learn the Local Language

This is one of the bigger points for any country. Each country releases a huge amount of ‘language scholarships’ that is dedicated to the students who are currently learning the local language and who intend to pursue a higher education in the cultural history of Nigeria.

Each country will have a language proficiency exam to place ethe student in classes where they are familiar with the language. This is a regular occurrence to ensure that the student does not immediately fall behind in their coursework because simply they do not understand the language.

Most universities will place international students into free language programs so the students can begin basic level exercises to help them to learn the local or official language of the country.

Latest Active Scholarships from Nigeria

Scholarship Name: 200,000 Naira NNPC/SPDC Joint Venture University Scholarship for Undergraduate Nigerian Students 2024

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Country: Nigeria

Description: Shell Petroleum Development Company Of Nigeria Limited (Operator Of The NNPC/SPDC /TEPNG/AGIP) Offers The NNPC/SPDC Joint Venture University Scholarship For Nigerian Students At Any Of The Eligible Universities In Nigeria To Further Their Undergraduate Degree For The Academic Year Of 2023-2024. About The Scholarship  The...

Date Published: 20 January 2023

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Scholarship Name: Intra-Africa GENES Master's and Ph.D. Scholarships for Africans, 2023

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Country: Nigeria

Description: They Are Called Applications For The Ongoing Intra-Africa GENES Masters and Doctor Of Philosophy Scholarships for Africans, 2021. GENES Is Funded By The Intra-Africa Program Of The Executive Agency For Education, Audiovisual And Culture (EACEA) Of The European Commission. Intra-Africa GENES Master And Ph.D. The Scholarships Will Promote Diversity...

Date Published: 23 November 2022

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Scholarship Name: Edufrica Scholarships for African Students in Africa and Abroad, 2023

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Country: Nigeria

Description: The New Edufric Home And Overseas Scholarship Is Now Ongoing For African Students For The 2023 Academic Year. This Scholarship aims To Support Students Who Demonstrate The Greatest Potential To Excel In Their Field Of Study And Have A Positive Impact On Society. Edufric Is An Online Multimedia...

Date Published: 22 November 2022

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Scholarship Name: Internship Awards for Nigerian Engineering Graduate Students at ExxonMobil 2024

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Country: Nigeria

Description: ExxonMobil Offers The Nigerian Graduates To Apply For The Internship Awards For The Academic Year Of 2023-2024. The Internship Awards Will Be A Good Opportunity For Nigerian Students To Gain Invaluable Experience In The Industry With One Of The World's Leading Petroleum Companies. ExxonMobil Firmly...

Date Published: 10 November 2022

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Scholarship Name: Ongoing: PICFI Scholarships for Nigerian Students 2022-2023

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Country: Nigeria

Description: Are You A One-year Student In Any Nigerian University Or Polytechnic And Interested In A Scholarship? So The World Scholarship Forum Is Pleased To Inform You About The 202 2 PICFI Scholarships Which Are Currently Ongoing. PICFI Scholarships For Nigerian Students Is Open To First-year Students...

Date Published: 09 October 2022

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Scholarship Name: Benson Idahosa University Scholarship 2022

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Country: Nigeria

Description: Do You Want To Apply For A Study Program At Any University In Nigeria, But Are You Worried About How You Will Be Able To See Yourself In The University Because You Are Financially Buoyant? I Have Good News For You, The Benson Idahosa University Scholarship...

Date Published: 23 August 2022

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Scholarship Name: NNPC-TOTAL Scholarship 2022 for Nigerian Undergraduates | apply now

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Country: Nigeria

Description: The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Awards Ongoing NNPC Scholarships To Deserving Nigerian Students At The Country's Tertiary Institutions. Annually, The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) And Total Upstream Companies In Nigeria (TUCN), Along With Their Venture Partners, Award Ongoing NNPC Scholarships To Deserving Nigerian...

Date Published: 04 August 2022

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Scholarship Name: NNPC/ADDAX Scholarships for Nigerian Undergraduates 2021-2022

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Country: Nigeria

Description: NNPC/ADDAX Scholarships For (100L), Which Is A National Tertiary Institution Merit Scholarship Program, Invites Qualified Candidates For Its National Merit Institution Scholarship Award  Scheme. This NNPC Scholarship For Undergraduates Is A Great Way To Support Young Nigerian Student Who Thinks They Will Not Be Able To Finish...

Date Published: 05 July 2022

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Scholarship Name: Lagos State Undergraduate/Postgraduate Scholarship Program 2022-2023

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Country: Nigeria

Description: How Does It Feel To Be An Indigenous Person From Lagos And Also An Undergraduate Student Right Now? The Feeling Is Amazing When He Starts Lagos State Undergraduate Scholarship 2022. The Lagos State Scholarship Office Is The Body Responsible For Scholarships And Other Related Matters Within...

Date Published: 03 July 2022

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Scholarship Name: United Nations World Food Program Summer Internship, Nigeria 2022

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Country: Nigeria

Description: Apply Now For The United Nations World Food Program Paid Summer Internship 2022 For Nigeria. The World Food Program (WFP) Is The Leading Humanitarian Organization That Saves And Changes Lives, Providing Food Assistance In Emergencies And Working With Communities To Improve nutrition And Build Resilience.  We...

Date Published: 16 May 2022

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Scholarship Name: NLNG $60,000 Scholarships for Graduate, Undergraduate Students - Nigeria 2022-2023

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Country: Nigeria

Description: NLNG Scholarships 2022-2023 Is Ongoing! Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) Is Pleased To Invite Applications From Qualified Candidates For The NLNG Scholarship Program 2022-2023. This scholarship Opportunity is Open To All Levels Of Study. It Is An Annual Scholarship That Everyone Should Keep An Eye On. NLNG Scholarships Provide Financial Assistance To...

Date Published: 03 April 2022

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Scholarship Name: NITDA Masters and Ph.D. Scholarships in Information Technology for Nigerians 2022

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Country: Nigeria

Description: The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Is Pleased To Announce The Availability Of NITDA's Masters And Ph.D. Programs. Information Technology Scholarships For Nigerians To Study In Nigeria and Abroad. This Article Collects All The Details You Need To Apply For NITDA And Become A Beneficiary. NITDA...

Date Published: 07 March 2022

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Scholarship Name: N500,000 Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) 2022 Scholarship for Nigerian Undergraduates

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Country: Nigeria

Description: Nigerian Undergraduates Studying In Nigeria And The Diaspora Are Invited To Submit Entries For The 2022 Competition. Poets In Nigeria (PIN) Launched The Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) To Encourage Literary Originality And Critical Thinking Among Nigerian Undergraduates. The Prize Has Received Over 3500 Entries...

Date Published: 07 February 2022

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Scholarship Name: $3,000 Next Generation Social Sciences: Post-Doctoral Writing Scholarship - Africa

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Country: Nigeria

Description: The Social Science Research Council Offers Fellowships To Support The Completion Of Doctoral Degrees And To Promote Next Generation Social Science Research In Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, And Uganda. The Fellowships Support Dissertation Research On Peace, Security, And Development Topics. The post-doctoral writing Fellowship supports Up...

Date Published: 13 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: Over $4,000 David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarships for African Students 2022

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Country: Nigeria

Description: David Oyedepo Foundation Is Offering A Full-tuition Scholarship For African Students To Study At Covenant University And Landmark University For Undergraduate Degrees. The (DOF) David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship Takes Care Of Your Books, Accommodation, And Other Expenses. The David Oyedepo Foundation scholarship Program is The Major Platform...

Date Published: 10 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: $2,600 NDDC 2022 Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies - Abroad

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Country: Nigeria

Description: The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Offers An Opportunity For The Niger Deltans To Continue Their Postgraduate Studies Abroad. First Degree With A Minimum Of 2nd Class Lower Division For Those Who Wish To Pursue A Master's Program And A Good Master's Degree For Ph.D. Candidates...

Date Published: 04 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: $1,500 NHEF Scholars Program for Nigerian Undergraduates 2022

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Country: Nigeria

Description: The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) Offers The NHEF Scholars Program To Help Nigerian Students Study At University In Their Junior Year. Sit Still And Read To The End. NHEF Partner Universities Include Ahmadu Bello University, Bayero University (Kano), University Of Ibadan, University Of Lagos, University...

Date Published: 04 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: Oriental Energy Scholarships in Nigeria - 2022

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Country: Nigeria

Description: The Oriental Energy Scholarship Is For Nigerians with Akwa Ibom As A Special Case. The Objective Of The Plan Is To Support Training And Contribute To The Development Of Human Capital In Its Field Of Activity. Oriental Energy Resources Limited (OERL), A Private Oil And Gas Exploration And...

Date Published: 03 January 2022

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Scholarship Name: ICFJ/ONE Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling 2020 for African Journalists

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Country: Nigeria

Description: International Center For Journalists (ICFJ), In Partnership With ONE And The Elliott Family, Seeks Admissions For The 2020 Michael Elliott Award For Excellence In African Storytelling. This Is Named After The Late British Journalist And Longtime ICFJ Board Member Michael Elliott. Closing Date: 15th December...

Date Published: 20 November 2019

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Scholarship Name: Leap Africa iLEAD Fellowship Programme 2019 for Graduate Nigerians

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Country: Nigeria

Description: The ILEAD Fellowship Programme Is A 1-year Fellowship Designed For Unique Graduates Who Have Shown A Tremendous Passion For Leadership And Social Development. Fellows That Would Be Selected For This Award Will Be Equipped With Skills, Knowledge, And Experience Necessary To Herald Change In Their...

Date Published: 30 September 2019

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