How to Get Free Scholarship in Nigeria (2022)

To get some concession and scholarship is a dream of any student. It makes the student confident and burden-free. This is the best gift any student can give his parents. Nowadays, education and academic institutions are charging much for providing the best of education and quality skills.

The developed countries facilitate and provide their citizens with huge scholarships and concessions to make their trust and belief. Nigeria is also providing many different kinds of scholarships, to ease the burden of parents and encourage students. The scholarships provide ease and convenient academics for parents and students.

In this article, we will discuss the main scholarships you can get in Nigeria and we will guide you on how can you avail them. Read the article and apply for your relevant scholarship.

At this moment, the government of Nigeria is providing two main categories of Scholarships, that are:

  • The current scholarship for bachelor, master’s and Doctorate programs for the national students
  • The current scholarships for international students in Nigeria

The most highlighted scholarships, provided to students by the Nigerian Government are:

  • The scholarship by Federal Government to Nigerian students
  • The scholarship by State Government to Nigerian Students
  • The scholarships by Oil Companies to Nigerian Students
  • Other scholarships

Now we will discuss the different scholarships for National and International Students in Nigeria

Scholarships for National Students

Undergraduate Scholarship NNPC/Total

This scholarship is for the students studying in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has provided many scholarships for the students in undergraduate programs. The main aim of this scholarship is to encourage and motivate the students and providing them with the best skills. Criteria for application is the student must be a regular student in an undergraduate program in any Nigerian University. He/she must have an SSCE Certificate, A-Levels Certificate, and UTME scores, to apply. This scholarship is worth NGN 150,000. After completing all documents, you can apply through your university.

Nigeria University Scholarship KPMG

This scholarship is provided to the undergraduate students studying in Nigeria. The students must be having completed their secondary education through any recognized institute of Nigeria. They must be holding 5 distinctions. They must have an application letter approved by any federal university in Nigeria. After having all the documents, the student can apply for the scholarship online or university.

National University Scholarship NNPC/SNEPCo

This scholarship is also for undergraduate students in Nigeria. The eligible students must be a regular student at any university in Nigeria. The student studying in the fields of Engineering, Social Sciences, Medical are eligible to avail of this scholarship. The given requirements for this scholarship are the student must be a regular student of the university, must be a citizen of Nigeria, must having the C.GPA of minimum 3.5 and he must not availing any other scholarship.

Postgraduate Scholarship NITDA

This scholarship is for postgraduate students studying in private or government universities in Nigeria. This scholarship is available for only fields of Information Technology and Law. By fulfilling the requirements, the students can apply for online ways. The doctorate students in Information Technology can apply for this scholarship. The master’s students in the field of Law and Information Technology can apply for this scholarship.

Graduate Accelerated Scholarship Oando

This is an internship scholarship to encourage young Nigerians. The student must have a bachelor’s degree and must have passed NYSC. The age limit is 26 years. The eligible students can apply for this scholarship. This type of scholarship encourages and motivates the young generation.

Undergraduate Scholarship NNPC/Eroton JV

The undergraduate students from Rivers State, Port Harcourt, and Host Communities can apply for this scholarship. The student must be a regular student, having a minimum 3.0-grade point, and must be a citizen of Nigeria. The student can apply by fulfilling all the requirements of documents. The student must be having scanned copies of photographs, certificates of O’Levels, student cards, admission letters, and birth certificates to apply.

Bilateral Educational Agreement Scholarship

This scholarship can be availed by the bachelors, masters, or Ph.D. students. The students studying in any Nigerian Recognized University can avail of this scholarship by applying through online forms. You must fill the forms online and attach your desired documents with the application. The undergraduate student must be having minimum of 5 distinctions, the age limit is 18 to 20 years. The postgraduate must be having second division, should be passed NYSC, the age limit is 35 for postgraduate and 40 for doctorate students.

International based Scholarships for Nigerian Students

  • Scholarships for U.K universities
  • Scholarships for American Universities for Nigerian Students
  • Scholarships for Ghanaian and Nigerian Students in the UK, for postgraduates
  • Scholarship program Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Overseas students
  • The scholarship program of MasterCard Foundation

By reading this article, you can have the idea of current scholarships offered to Nigerian students. Get the details about these scholarships from the website and apply for your relevant scholarship.

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