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.
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.
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.
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.
Applicants from this category, undergraduate (including the physically challenges), 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.
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
- Liberal Arts /Social/Management Sciences
- Entrepreneurship Studies
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 www.education.gov.ng 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!
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
2020/2021 FSB COMPUTER BASED TEST VENUES
STATE SOKOTO KANO ADAMAWA GOMBE FCT KOGI OYO ONDO DELTA RIVERS ENUGU IMO
VENUE SOKOTO KANO YOLA GOMBE BWARI LOKOJA IBADAN AKURE ASABA P/HARCOURT ENUGU OWERRI
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.
OFFICIAL PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
i. Nigerian Award: 09133449200 / 09154573973
ii. [email protected] For furtherTechnical/Apps inquires please call:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PARTICULAR APPLICATION DOES NOT ATTRACT ANY PROCESSING FEE. THEREFORE, BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS!
SIGNED: ARC SONNY T. ECHONO, fnia
PERMANENT SECRETARY FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
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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