Updated: New Ongoing Scholarships for Nigerian Undergraduates 2018/2019.

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Well, in this article, I will be providing an ultimate list of currently ongoing undergraduate scholarships for Nigerians both to study in Nigeria and undergraduate or bachelor degree scholarships for Nigerians to study abroad.

There are many  Undergraduate scholarship opportunities in Nigeria.  However, the truth remains that only a few Nigerians will benefit from these. There are  ongoing undergraduate scholarship opportunities that are always recurring and  you should endeavour not to miss them. This article contains a few list of  undergraduate scholarships in Nigeria and their worth with some postgraduate scholarships with resources on how you can apply.

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To win an Undergraduate scholarship in Nigeria, there are some tips you need to know. First, you need to know the nature of  the undergraduate scholarship interview questions, I have compiled a simple guide on how to navigate through undergraduate scholarship questions. Secondly, you need  to know how to apply with proper document sizes and formats etc.

We have prepared enough guides and guidelines to winning most of these undergraduate scholarships.

ONGOING Nigerian Undergraduate Scholarships and their Worth (Amount they pay you)

PTDF  Undergraduate Scholarship 

About PTDF Undergraduate Scholarship: The ptdf undergraduate scholarship for undergraduates as at  2017 was the most lucrative of all, you will receive a laptop, school fees payment directly to your school plus an annual bursary of NGN471,000 plus.  The scholarship is for 200L students. However, 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 France, and at accredited Universities in Nigeria. Undergraduate awards are now only for studies in Nigeria, and in approved subject areas.

PTDF Scholarship Summary

  • Status: Ongoing
  • Scholarship Organizer: Petroleum Development Trust Fund
  • Eligible Groups: Engineering plus other fields
  • Level : Undergraduates in 200level
  • How much they Pay: 1 Laptop plus NGN500, 000(annual)
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4 years)
  • Difficulty: High
  • Scholarship Credibility: 10/10

Details and Application Link

JIM OVIA FOUNDATION Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Status: Ongoing 
  • Scholarship Provider: Jim Ovia Foundation
  • Eligible Fields: Health, Technology, Finance
  • Level : Undergraduates
  • How much they Pay: 150,000
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: annual
  • Difficulty: high
  • Scholarship Credibility: 5/10

Brief JIM OVIA Scholarship Description

Beneficiaries of the Jim Ovia scholarship receive an annual award of 150,000 Nigerian Naira, renewable for up to the entire duration of the beneficiary’s educational tenure.

Details and Application Link

NNPC/CHEVRON Professional University Undergraduate Scholarship

NNPC/CHEVRON Scholarship Summary

  • Application Status: Ended
  • Scholarship Organizer: NNPC/Chevron Oil Company
  • Eligible Groups: Accountancy, Engineering and Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduates in 200level
  • How much they Pay: NGN100, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scholarship Credibility: 10/10

Short Description:

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

AGBAMI Professional Undergraduate Scholarship 

  • Application Status: Ended
  • Scholarship Organizer: Agbami Oil Company
  • Eligible Groups: Engineering and Medical students
  • Level : Undergraduate students in 100 Level and 200 Levels
  • How much they Pay: NGN100, 000 for engineering and NGN200,000 for medical students
  • Previous Deadline: Usually March
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scholarship Credibility: 10/10

Apply for AGBAMI/CHEVRON scholarship

Brief Description About Agbami Scholarship:

Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited offers the Agbami Medical and Engineering Professionals  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 currently in their first or second year of study. Awardees receive full funding for their studies of NGN100,ooo. A lot of people are usually awarded this scholarship, So endeavour to apply once application begins. Note you can not apply for the two scholarship programs at once.

 

SHELL/SPDC JV NATIONAL Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Status: Ended
  • Scholarship Organizer: Shell Oil Company
  • Eligible Groups: Undergraduates
  • Level : 100 Level
  • How much they Pay: NGN300,000 initial payment (2 yrs) then NGN150, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Usually November
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scholarship Credibility: 10/10

Apply for Shell Scholarship

Brief Desciption about SHELL Undergraduate Scholarship

The Shell Petroleum Development Company(SPDC) of Nigeria Limited Scholarship Scheme offers first year and second 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. The usually pay NGN275,000 initial payment and NGN75,000 subsequently. However we have received unconfimed reports that it has been increased to NGN100,000

KPMG Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Status: Ended
  • Scholarship Organizer: KPMG
  • Fields: All
  • Level:  100Level and Pre-university
  • Scholarship Worth: Unspecified
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About KPMG Scholarship: Have completed their secondary education at a state public secondary school within the last 2 years, A minimum of 5 Distinctions (As & Bs) from their WASSCE (including English and Mathematics), A minimum score of 230 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Already have an admission letter or a provisional letter of admission to a federal university in Nigeria

Apply for KPMG scholarship

Agip Oil Company Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Application Status: Ended
  • Scholarship Organizer: Agip Oil Company
  • Eligible Fields: Any course of study
  • Level : 100 Level
  • How much they Pay: NGN150, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Usually March
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scholarship Credibility: 10/10

Apply for AGIP Undergraduate scholarship

Brief Description of Agip Oil company Scholarship

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.

Nigerian LNG (NLNG) Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme

  • Application Status: Ended
  • Scholarship Organizer: NLNG Oil Company
  • Eligible Fields: Any course of study
  • Level : 100 Level
  • How much they Pay: NGN150, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Usually March
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: High
  • Scholarship Credibility: 10/10

About NLNG Scholarship

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. For some time now the scholarship has been having lapses, but the application occured this year 2017 for only year one students. They pay NGN300,000. 

Apply for NLNG scholarship

TOTAL National Merit Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Status: Ended
  • Scholarship Provider: Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited
  • Eligible Fields: Any course of study
  • Level : 100 & 200 Level
  • How much they Pay: NGN150, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Usually March
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: High
  • Scholarship Credibility: 9/10

Brief Total Scholarship Description

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. The scholarship is worth NGN 150,000 annually.

Details and Scholarship Application Link

NNPC/ADDAX Undergraduate Scholarship Award

  • Application Status: Upcoming
  • Scholarship Provider: Addax Petroleum Development Limited
  • Eligible Fields: Any course of study
  • Level : 100 Level (University, Polytechnic and College of Education)
  • How much they Pay: NGN100, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: High
  • Scholarship Credibility: 9/10

About this scholarship

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.

Details and Scholarship Application Link

Exxon Mobil Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Status: Upcoming Scholarship 
  • Scholarship Provider: Exxon Mobil
  • Eligible Fields: Any course of study
  • Level : 100 Level
  • How much they Pay: NGN100, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Scholarship Credibility: 2/10

Brief Description

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.

Details and Scholarship Application Link

NNPC/SNEPCO Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Status:  Ongoing
  • Scholarship Provider: SNEPCO oil company
  • Eligible Fields: Engineering, sciences …
  • Level : 200 Level
  • How much they Pay: NGN150, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scholarship Credibility: 8/10

Details and Scholarship Application Link

MTN Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Status: Upcoming Scholarship 
  • Scholarship Provider: MTN
  • Eligible Fields: Engineering, sciences …
  • Level : 200 Level
  • How much they Pay: NGN200, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scholarship Credibility:  7/10

Brief Description of mtn foundation 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. As at 2017, the scholarship was for 200L AND 300l Students of which some were asked to write an essay via email. We are yet to receive any other updates from them

Details and Scholarship Application Link

Federal Government of Nigeria Undergraduate Scholarship Local

  • Application Status: Ended
  • Scholarship Provider: Federal Government of Nigeria
  • Eligible Fields: All
  • Level : All including Polytechnics and College of Education
  • How much they Pay: NGN150, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (2/3/4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scholarship Credibility:  7/10

About this Scholarship

This is like the local version of the previous scholarships and it is applicable for all levels from 200L. 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.

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Details and Scholarship Application Link

Non-Oil Company and Organizational undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerians

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 .

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…

Merry Hearts Scholarship for pre-university students

The Merry Hearts Foundation Inc reaches out to underprivileged pre-university youths in impoverished regions of the world. The Merry Hearts Scholarship Fund provides financial, moral, material and intellectual support in equipping students with the tools they need to succeed academically and socially..

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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

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

American University of Nigeria Scholarships

They are awarded based on a combination of outstanding academic achievement, excellent communication skills in English, leadership, volunteerism, and community service. The American University of Nigeria Scholarships is open to all students, in order to further promote and encourage bright students in their academic pursuit. The school’s primary academic partner in the US is Tulane University – a University that supports development efforts around the world

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

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.

GANI FAWEHINMI Scholarship programme:

Each year, the Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Board announces Four Million Naira Scholarships For Nigerian Students in Nigeria tertiary institutions. This year’s award is for 20 students, each of whom will receive One hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000) for their education.

Ongoing Government Undergraduate Scholarships For Nigerians

Bilateral Educational Agreement Oversea undergraduate Scholarships

This is a Federal Government scholarship award which is tenable outside Nigeria like France, Russia etc. 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.

Federal Scholarship Board Programme in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

State Government Scholarships for Nigerians

Lagos State undergraduate Scholarship Award for Lagos State Indigenes

The Lagos State Scholarship Board is applicable for Lagos State indigenes and administers both Local and Foreign Awards. So far, we have observed consistency in their applications.  Applications is done through scholastica.
The Local Scholarship is for prospective students of Lagos State origin except otherwise directed by the State Governor. It has the Local Undergraduate Scheme and the Local Postgraduate Scheme. Students must be on full-time studies in Nigerian institutions.
=> The Foreign Scholarship is for students of Lagos State origin admitted into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in recognized institutions outside Nigeria .

Foreign Government Scholarships

Monash Scholarship for international students:

Monash University, Australia offers up to 31 full scholarships to international students undertaking Undergraduate or Postgraduate (coursework) degree at the University.As a scholarship recipient, you will receive $10,000 per annum for the duration of your degree.

Korean Government undergraduate Scholarships

The Korean Government scholarship was enacted to provide international students from various countries including Nigeria with opportunities to conduct advanced studies in undergraduate & graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between countries. From the information we gathered, the competition is somehow tight as 170 persons are selected for the undergraduate course and 700 persons for the graduate course.

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US Government Global Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides a diverse group of emerging leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university.Application Deadline: 31st December, 2017

Hungarian Government Scholarships

The Hungarian Government offers this  Scholarship Programme for international students as an opportunity to undergo study of all types in Hungary for free. The scholarship award will cover: application and tuition fees throughout the study period with basic books and notes;dormitory accommodation;subsistence costs;health care.

Indian Government Scholarships

At the inaugural plenary of the India – Africa Forum Summit held in New Delhi in April 2008, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India announced the Government of India’s initiative to enhance the academic opportunities for students of African countries in India by increasing the number of scholarships for them to pursue under-graduate, post-graduate and higher courses. Since then, the Government of India through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations offers the Africa Scholarship Scheme for undergraduate, postgraduate and further higher studies. Selected candidates would be provided with return economy class air fares, living allowance, contingent grant, house rent allowance, thesis expenses and medical benefits.

Mexican Government Scholarships

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) invites foreign citizens who are interested in studying for a specialization, master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program, to participate in the 2018 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students.The scholarships are offered to more than 180 countries. The Mexican Government Scholarships for International Students is for those interested in studying for a specialization, masters, doctorate, graduate research, or undergraduate or graduate-level academic program in Mexico. Award includes monthly stipend, registration fees, tuition, health insurance, round-trip international airfare and transportation in Mexico.

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Other Foreign Scholarships for Nigerians

University of Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarships:

The International Undergraduate Scholarships were established by the University of Melbourne in recognition of the significant contribution made by international students to the diversity of the University’s student population.The University usually awards 50 scholarships per year.

University of the People undergraduate Scholarship Programme: 

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online university dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. Using open-source technology, Open Educational Resources, peer-to-peer learning, and the assistance of academic volunteers,

University of East Anglia Science Foundation  Scholarships

The University of East Anglia’s Faculty of Science Foundation Scholarships is for citizens of all countries, EXCEPT the UK/EU. All Postgraduate (masters) applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa will automatically be awarded a scholarship of between £4000-£6000. The amount of scholarship awarded will be dependent on your academic background.

Griffith International Scholarships

The Griffith International Scholarships are offered to students from any African nation who are currently residing in Africa and planning to commence their studies at Griffith University. Griffith and its partners provide more than $40 million annually, to support students as they complete their degrees. Over 600 scholarships are available to new and continuing students Each scholarship is worth about $3,000 tuition.

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for Female Students

This is an academic scholarship, awarded based on academic performance, leadership, and impact on the community of women in technology. Google offers the “Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship” for women from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Through the scholarship, Google aims to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders

Kaplan International Colleges Scholarship Scheme

Kaplan International Colleges Scholarships work in partnership with leading universities to prepare and enable Nigerian students to study a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the UK.

Commonwealth Scholarships For Nigerians

The Commonwealth Scholarships are for students from developing Commonwealth countries. They are offered for Master’s, PhD, and split-site (PhD) study in the UK. They are majority funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP).

University of Sheffield Undergraduate Scholarships

The University of Sheffield offers a range of scholarships to students from Nigeria who show exceptional academic potential and are starting their studies at the University of Sheffield. Scholarships include Faculty Undergraduate Scholarships, Nigeria Management Scholarships and Nigeria Merit Undergraduate Scholarships.

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