Top Scholarships For Nigerian Students To Apply For (Undergraduates, Masters and Ph.D)

Interested and qualified students who are currently studying in any Nigerian tertiary institution are hereby advised to apply for Top Scholarships for Nigerian Students in 2020/2021 academic session.

Scholarships are introduced to harness great skills in brilliant students who cannot further their academic studies due to lack of funds. Most Top Scholarships for Nigerian Students sometimes go beyond tuition fees to providing accommodation and feeding.

How to Apply for These Top Scholarships for Nigerian Students

Before we proceed to the list of top scholarships you can apply for in 2020/2021 academic session, let me equip you with some application tips that can help you apply and secure your desired scholarship despite the thousands of applicants yearly.

Apply on Time

This is one vital tip for applying for any of these Top Scholarships for Nigerian Students as most of the scholarship bodies award scholarships on first come first serve basis. You can check out our Scholarship Page for prompt updates on available scholarships and their application deadlines.

Apply for Scholarships within your level of study

Every scholarship published on Jobreaders is categorized into Undergraduates, Postgraduates, Masters and Ph.D. This is to ensure that you don’t make mistakes by applying for scholarships different from your level of study, you can click on any of the categories that suits your study level to check the ongoing scholarships you can apply for.

Also note that some undergraduate scholarships are meant for some specific years of study e.g First year, Second year, Third year etc.

Apply for Scholarships in you field of study

Some Top Scholarships for Nigerian students are specified for some fields of study e.g Medicine, Engineering, Accounting, etc. and applying for any of these scholarships when you’re not in any of the specified fields is a total waste of time and energy as you will not be considered.

Apply with the specified documents and follow the application criteria

Before applying for any scholarship, first make your sure you have all the required documents ready. Each scholarship body have their own required documents but generally, most required documents are; Passports, WAEC/NECO result, JAMB result slip, Admission letter, Local Government Identification Card, School ID card, letter from your community head, National Identification Number etc. We don’t advice you to make use of your mobile phones for application as uploading of these documents are in specified dimensions that are best achieved using a laptop.

Ask questions on any stage you don’t understand because any mistake you make during your application hinders your chances of consideration. For those in University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) you can visit our Jobreaders Hub located at Hilltop gate UNN for assistance.

Now let’s delve into our main topic of discussion

Top Scholarships For Nigerian Students To Apply For in 2020/2021 Academic Session.

PTDF Scholarships Programme (Nigeria and Oversea)
The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources offers the “PTDF Scholarship Scheme” to suitably qualified Nigerian Undergraduates, Masters and PhD students. Scholarships are awarded for studies in the UK and other countries, and at upgraded Universities in Nigeria. Undergraduate awards are now only for studies in Nigeria.

Bilateral Educational Agreement Oversea Scholarships
The Federal Government through its Ministry of Education offers the “Bilateral Educational Agreement Oversea Scholarships” to Nigerian undergraduate, masters and doctoral students. This is a Full Fee scholarship with participating countries taking care of tuition and accommodation, while Nigerian government supplies the remaining needs. Deadline is usually late March…read more.

Scholarships Tenable in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions
The Federal Government through its Ministry of Education offers “Nigerian Scholarship Awards Tenable In Nigerian Tertiary Institutions” to Postgraduate, Undergraduate, HND and NCE students of Nigerian origin. This is a Full Fee scholarship award. Deadline is usually in April…read more.

Chevron/NNPC National University Scholarship
The NNPC/Chevron National University Scholarship is for Nigerian students in their second year of full-time study in approved courses in Nigerian Universities. Scholarships cover the entire program. Please note that applicants to other Chevron scholarships, including the Agbami scholarship program, are ineligible. Deadline is in March…read more

Chevron Agbami Undergraduate Scholarships
Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited offers the Agbami Undergraduate Scholarships (also, Agbami Special Medical and Engineering Scholarship) for undergraduate Nigerian students in medicine and approved health and engineering courses across ALL states of the Federation. Awardees receive full funding for their studies. Deadline is usually in March…read more

Agbami Scholarships Programme
Star Deep and its Agbami partners offer the “Agbami Medical and Engineering Professionals Scholarship” to FULL-TIME Year 1 and Year 2 undergraduates of Nigerian origin studying approved courses in universities or other relevant institutions within Nigeria. Scholarship winners are awarded a one-time financial aid. Deadline is usually in February…read more.

Shell Nigeria University Scholarship Programme
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited Scholarship Scheme offers first year students in all Nigerian universities the opportunity to study with an annual grant from the SPDC Joint Venture for the full duration of their course. This programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve skills-base among young Nigerians. Deadline is usually late October…read more.

Shell/NNPC National University Scholarship
The Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company offers the NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship for students in undergraduate courses of Nigerian universities. The programme provides yearly grants to successful applicants which covers their studies from second year to the completion of their degree programme. Deadline is in August…read more.
Agip Oil Company Undergraduate Scholarships
The Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited offers “Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme” to FULL TIME Year 1 undergraduate Nigerians in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. The awards are of 2 categories – the Host Communities Merit Award and the National Merit Award. Application deadline is usually in March…read more.

Mobil Nigeria Undergraduate National Scholarship Programme
Mobil Producing Nigeria awards annual scholarships to qualified undergraduate students in Nigerian Universities. Qualified and suitable students are those currently admitted in Nigerian Universities irrespective of state of origin including the FCT. Applicants must be in their 1st or 2nd year of study of approved courses. Deadline is usually August…read more.

Nigeria LNG Scholarship Scheme
The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited offers the “Nigeria LNG Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme” to all Nigerian undergraduates in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The award is the payment of a yearly allowance to successful beneficiaries. Application deadline is usually in July…read more.

Total Nigeria National Merit Scholarship Programme
Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited offers its annual “National Merit Scholarship Award” (or Nigeria Tertiary Institutions Scholarships)” to deserving Nigerian students in secondary and tertiary institutions as well as those in postgraduate studies. Deadline is usually April…read more.

Addax/NNPC National Tertiary Institutions Merit Scholarship Programme
Addax Petroleum Development Limited offers the “National Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme” to qualified candidates of Nigerian origin. Applicants must be full time 100 level undergraduate students in any Nigerian University, Polytechnic or College of Education, and all courses offered at Nigerian tertiary institutions are eligible. Application deadline is usually May…read more.

NWAG Nigeria Scholarships for Female Nigerians
Every year, the Nigerian Women Association of Georgia offers 37 one-time undergraduate scholarships in the amount of fifty thousand Naira each on any course of study, to female Nigerian undergraduate students (one per state of origin) in Nigerian universities. Application deadline is usually in May … read more.

MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarship
The MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarships is for full time undergraduate students of Nigerian origin in various fields of studies tenable at Nigerian tertiary institutions (accredited public universities, polytechnics and colleges of education). Awards cover tuition, book allowances and stipend for one academic year. Deadline is usually October/November…read more.

MTN Foundation / MUSON Music Scholarship Awards
The Musical Society of Nigeria in conjunction with The MTN Foundation offer the MTNF/MUSON Scholarship programme for a diploma course in Music at The MUSON School of Music, Lagos. The sponsorship cover tuition, book allowance, and stipend (pocket allowance). Deadline is in September…read more.

MUSTE Scholarships
The “Mankind United To Support Total Education” (MUSTE) Scholarship provides bursary to cover the cost of completing University or Higher degree program within 3 – 6 years. Award includes tuition and maintenance allowance. Deadline varies year to year, but usually October/November…read more.

Young Women’s Scholarship Program
The Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation and the Association of Nigerian Women Leaders in Diaspora collaborate to award $1000 scholarships to promising female college students of Nigerian heritage in the Washington, DC metropolitan area…read more.

Globacom GBAM Scholarships
The GBAM Scholarships, a major aspect of Globacom’s youth G-BAM Hi5ive program, empowers both the Secondary and Tertiary (University, College of Education, Polytechnic) student community in Nigeria by offering a scholarship of $5 million for 1,000 students…read more.

Nigerian Girls Scholarship Fund
This program provides financial assistance to needy girls entering senior secondary school in Kano and Katsina states of northern Nigeria, where the number of girls out of school is extremely high. The program supports the scholarship recipients until they graduate…read more.

Caleb University Scholarships for Lagos Indigenes
Caleb University, a Private Christian University, offers scholarship to successful candidates on any of its full-time degree programmes. Scholarship value and other specific details have NOT been specified by the University nor by the Lagos State Scholarship Board. Deadline is usually October…read more.

SHELL LiveWIRE Youth Program 
This is a youth development programme supported by The SPDC Joint Venture (The SPDC JV) which aims to inspire, encourage and support young people to explore the option of starting their own businesses through the provision of training and finance for young entrepreneurs…read more.

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