Federal Government Scholarship Board | 2024 Application Portal

The federal government scholarship board of Nigeria provides and publishes available annual scholarships for all eligible citizens (home and abroad) – discover portal and details of application. Submitting your documents for national award scholarships ( like that of this year) has remained a popular event among aspiring candidates and this guide helps you get started.

Scholarships are great aids to ensure you fulfil your academic dreams and here is how to get started with current or future academic sessions.

As of the latest available data, Nigeria has a significant number of students enrolled in various educational institutions. According to UNESCO, Nigeria had an estimated 22.6 million students enrolled in primary schools, 11.4 million students in junior secondary schools, and 7 million students in senior secondary schools as of 2018. Additionally, there were approximately 1.9 million students enrolled in tertiary institutions, including universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education.

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Who is Eligible to Apply?

For each of the scholarships that the scholarship board presents, there is a number of eligibility requirements that filter applications. For the national award scholarship, you may neat to meet the minimum requirements:

  • All other applicants (UG, HND & NCE) must be registered full-time students in their second year or above in Federal or State Universities, Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges of Education.  
  • Postgraduate studies should possess a minimum of first degree with Second Class Honours Upper Division.
  • All undergraduate Scholarship applicants (Physically challenged inclusive) must have at least 4.0 Cumulative Grade Points Aggregate (CGPA) on a five (5) point scale or its equivalents or 5.0 on a 7 point scale.
  • All NCE and HND applicants must have a CGPA of 3.5 and above on a scale of 4.0

Important Information

The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria and take effect from the beginning of the academic session. It shall not be held at the same time with another Award nor for part-time studies.

Change of course or Institution is not allowed while enjoying the award.

Field Of Study  To Be Considered For The Award Are As Follows:

This is a list of disciplines that are eligible for this ongoing National Award scholarship:

  • Science and Technology
  • Medicine and Para-medicals
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Liberal Arts/Social/Management Sciences
  • Entrepreneural Studies,
  • ICT
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Law

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Method of Application

Via the official website of the Nigerian federal government scholarship board, here is how you can begin application for the ongoing national award scholarship scheme:

All eligible and qualified candidates are advised to:

a. Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website www.education.gov.ng, to choose from the list of ongoing national scholarships

  1.     Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online
  2.     Print the completed Form.
  3.     Double Entries will be disqualified!

Attach the following documents

  • Letter of Admission to the Institution
  • CGPA results.

The registration portal will be opened  6th  February, 2023 to 20th March, 2023.

Official Phone Numbers/e-Mail:

Nigerian Award: 08077884418/08091155229

[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions About Federal Government Scholarships in Nigeria

To ensure that parents and students get adequate information about this scholarship, here is a number of questions people ask regarding the scholarship program.

How much does federal government scholarship pay?

The federal government scholarship financial award starts with two hundred and fifty thousand Naira (N250,000.00) only per session for three (3) years. Note: There are other special local and international scholarships that worth more, in some cases, includes complete study abroad.

Where is this years’ Federal Government Scholarship hold?

The federal government scholarship board of Nigeria provides examination venues across the 36 states and FCT, with exams mostly holding in major cities. To ascertain the venue for your examination, you will need to complete the registration process via the official website – and then print out your exam status/detail when issued.

How can I Apply for Federal Government Scholarship ?

Here is how to apply for scholarshis via the federal scholarship board website:

Step One – visit https://fsbn.com.ng/
Step two – View available scholarships
Step three – Begin free online application(s)

Applicants can also refer to the entire content of this post for proper guides on eligibility and application procedures.


The federal government of Nigerian provides scholarships for citizens via the federal scholarship board. The board welcomes applications from millions of eligible students and also issue finical and other supports to help these students live their academic dream, for the best interest of the nation.

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