Nigerian Award Scholarship and Ongoing International Scholarships 2021

This is the Nigerian Award Scholarship page with a list of top ongoing international scholarships for eligible and qualified students from Nigeria.

In this list, also, are top scholarship opportunities for students that are yet to resume application ( at the time of compiling this list).

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Note: Scholarship applications are free; the organizer of these scholarships are to award you tuition exemptions of cash (depending on the nature of the scholarship you find). Any placement that deviate from this assertion does not cover the interest of the authors here.

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Nigerian Award Scholarship Details

The Nigerian Scholarship Award 2020 by the Federal Government welcomes applications from qualified Nigerian students in tertiary institutions (Universities, Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Monotechnics) for the fully-funded government scholarship awards for 2020/2021 academic session.

The application portal, procedures, and links make part of this page for interested candidates who are qualified by the eligibility criteria set by the scholarship board, through the ministry of Education. The scholarship announcement came in through the Federal Ministry of Education urging students in Nigeria to follow these procedures for their application.

Note: The Application for the Nigerian Award Scholarship is free; the board is responsible for the selection and the awarding, depending on the candidate’s qualification.

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 The Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the Nigerian Award scholarships must adhere to the eligibility statements below, to avoid failed applications and wasted efforts in the time of application. The board has specified the eligible students for the programme.

Postgraduate Category

Students who are applying for their postgraduate studies must possess a minimum of First Degree with at least Second Class honours Upper Division.

Applicants must also be fully registered as a fulltime student in a State of Federal Institution.

Other Category

All other Applicants (UG, HND and NCE) must be registered full-time students of Nigerian institutions in their second years or above. Note: This must be in a state of Federal Universities, polytechnics, Monotechnics and College of Education.

Undergraduate Category

Applicants from this category, undergraduate (including the physically challenged), must have a minimum of 4.0 Cumulative Grade Points Aggregate (CGPA) and on a five (5) point scale or its equivalent on a 7 Point scale.

NCE and HND Category

All applicants from this category must boast of 3.5 CGPA and above on a scale of 4.0. Not eligible due to this? You might be interested in How to Achieve a Very High CGPA in Schools.

Secondary School Category  

The Nigerian Award scholarship 2020 is not open for students in their secondary school classes. However, we have compiled a list of scholarships in Nigeria and other international schemes where secondary school students may be considered.

The application portal for some of these scholarships might not have been reopened currently by the scholarship bodies and institutions (depending on the time you are reading this post), but we encourage you to start accessing scholarships designed to cover students in your level from this page.

General Scholarship Information

The scholarship is only tenable in Nigeria and takes effect from the beginning of the academic session.

Award recipients from other scholarships are not encourages to apply as the Nigerian scholarship award is not going to be taken with other funding programmes nor for a part-time study.

Change of Institution or Courses will not be permitted as soon as the scholarship award is implemented. In other words, students who are enjoying the scholarship awards are not permitted to change their national course of study or the institutions where they study.

Fields of Study to be considered

The Nigerian Award scholarship considers students from the following disciplines for the award:

  • Science and Technology
  • Medicine and Para-medicine
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Liberal Arts /Social/Management Sciences
  • Entrepreneurship Studies
  • ICT

So, if your faculty/department does not fall into any of the aforementioned disciplines, you are not eligible. However, you can also access other ongoing scholarships designed for African students and Nigeria. 

Nigerian Award Scholarship Application Procedures

Qualified Nigerian students are to start the application as follows:

a. Visit the Federal Ministry of Education’s website and click on Federal

Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page: b. Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online c. Print the Examination slip. d. Double Entries will be disqualified!

Attach documents

i. Letter of Admission to the Institution ii. Current Course Registration Form iii. CGPA results of year 1, 2, 3, etc. iv. Current School’s Identity Card

V. State/ Local Government indigene certificate NOTE:

• Come with one set of completed online printed form at the venue of the interviews as

scheduled below:










GENERAL NOTICE: During the application candidates are expected to

indicate the following:

i) Candidates are advised to choose Computer Based Test Centre (CBT) very close to them; iii) The registration portal will be opened 14th December, 2020 to 24th January, 2021.

Your chances here depend on the time you get this information. However, you can visit this page for a list of currently ongoing local and international scholarships.


i. Nigerian Award: 09133449200 / 09154573973

ii. For furtherTechnical/Apps inquires please call:




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Other Scholarship Opportunities

Through this website, we have published over 20,000 scholarship opportunities for students from developing nations. And aside from these Nigerian Award Scholarships, there is a list of scholarships you can start accessing for 2021/2022 academic sessions.

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International Scholarship Opportunities

These are scholarship opportunities for students who wish to continue or pursue their careers abroad. Under this category, you can access a number of fully-funded scholarships in your desired country.

Swedish Institute Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarship is for international students who wish to study in any of the swedish universities where the scholarship is tenable.

The eligible groups include the undergraduate and master students that are qualified based on the program criteria.

Application procedures for this student support is included in the application link below:

VLIRUOS Scholarship 2021

The VLIR-UOS scholarships focus on developing and transition regions, awarding scholarships to applicants from eligible countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to attend one of the selected master’s programs taught in English at a Flemish university or university college.

It is a full scholarship, covering the tuition fee, travel costs and a monthly allowance of €1150.

Note: This scholarship is tenable in Europe, and to access further eligibility information and start the free online application, do visit the application button below:

Google Scholarships 2021

Yearly, the technology giant roll out a number of scholarships ranging from Hoppers, Google Scholarships and Travel, paid internships and other life changing opportunities.

From a complete Google scholarship page published on this platform, over 10 scholarship schemes are up for grab, from Google.

In all, over 1,000 students and technology enthusiasts are funded to advance their career with Google paid internships and scholarships on yearly basis.

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2 thoughts on “Nigerian Award Scholarship and Ongoing International Scholarships 2021”

  1. Godday Sir/Ma,
    Just found this and got really interested. Actually needed the scholarship for my niece who was recently offerred admission by All Saints University School of Medicine Dominica to study Medicine and Surgery. I can furnish you with the documents for verification if you so require.

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