Postgraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students

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Have you just completed your undergraduate studies and you’re looking to take your education a notch higher by enrolling in a postgraduate school?

Well, you don’t have to worry. There are loads of scholarships that can help you get an international education without breaking the bank.

Postgraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students

You’ll find the scholarship opportunities in this post applicable if you’re currently studying or planning to study towards a postgraduate course (MBA/ PhD/ Doctorate/ Honours).

It doesn’t matter what course you intend studying, these scholarships are not specific to a certain course or faculty, they span across fields including Engineering, Science, Commerce, Law, Education, Arts and many more.

 

If you’re a Nigerian student, below is an in-depth list of postgraduate scholarships:

  • Africa Development Scholarship for Nigerian Students: Macquarie University (Australia)
  • Alexander McTaggart International Honours Scholarship: Australian National University (Australia)
  • Business and Economics International Graduate Scholarship: Australian National University (Australia)
  • Business School International Postgraduate Scholarship: Bond University (Australia)
  • Chancellor’s Masters Scholarship for International Students: University of Sussex (UK)
  • Chevening UK International Scholarship for Nigerian Students
  • Dr John Birch Music Scholarship for Nigerian Students: University of Sussex (UK)
  • EAIT International Scholarship for Nigerians: University of Queensland (Australia)
  • Economics Postgraduate Scholarship for African Students: University of Sussex (UK)
  • Eira Francis Davies Scholarship for Nigerian Students: Swansea University (UK)
  • Engineering & Computer Science International Scholarships: ANU (Australia)
  • Federal Ministry of Education Nigeria – Federal Government Scholarship Scheme
  • Fortress of Hope (FOH) Educational and Youth Development Foundation Scholarship for Nigerian Students
  • International Academic Merit Scholarship: East Tennessee State University (USA)
  • International Ambassador Scholarship for Nigerians: University of West London (UK)
  • International Bloomsbury Fashion Scholarship: Regent’s University London (UK)
  • International Catto PhD Scholarship: University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • International Engineering Postgraduate Scholarships: Loughborough University (UK)
  • International Global Health Scholarship for Nigerians: BSMS (UK)
  • International Government of Flanders Master Mind Scholarships (Belgium)
  • International Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarship: Loughborough University (UK)
  • International Holland Scholarships: Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Netherlands)
  • International IOE-ISH Centenary Doctoral Scholarship: University College London (UK)
  • International Masters Scholarship: University of Aberdeen (UK)
  • International Merit Scholarships at Monash University (Australia)
  • International Online Masters Scholarships: University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • International PhD Scholarship Scheme: London Metropolitan University (UK)
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerians: Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)
  • International Scholarship Award: Liverpool John Moores University (UK)
  • International Scholarship for Nigerian Students: Bond University (Australia)
  • International Scholarship for Nigerian Students: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) (UK)
  • International Scholarship for Nigerians at University of Bristol (UK)
  • International Scholarship for Nigerians: Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)
  • International Scholarship for Nigerians: LSHTM (UK)
  • International Scholarship for Nigerians: University of Sussex (UK)
  • International Scholarships for African Students: Birkbeck, University of London (UK)
  • International Scholarships for Nigerian Students: Swansea University (UK)
  • International Scholarships for Nigerians: Nottingham Trent University (UK)
  • International Transform Together Scholarship: Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
  • Keele International Student Scholarships (KISS): Keele University (UK)
  • E.R.K. Consulting (USA) NextGen International Scholarship for Nigerians
  • Padma and Hari Harilela International Scholarship: Bond University (Australia)
  • Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Scholarship for Nigerian Students
  • Scholarship for Nigerian Students by NITDA (National Information Technology Development Agency)
  • Scholarships for Nigerian Students: University of Sussex (UK)
  • School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape International Scholarship: Newcastle University (UK)
  • B. Millar Scholarship for International Students: ANU (Australia)
  • Total Scholarship for Nigerian Students
  • University of Bath International Scholarships Scheme (UoBISS) (UK)
  • University of Leicester (UK) Scholarship for Nigerian Students: Science and Engineering
  • Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achiever’s Scholarship: Charles Darwin University (Australia)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship for Nigerian Students: Macquarie University (Australia)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship for Nigerian Students: Newcastle University (UK)

 

If you’re looking for extra details on these scholarships such as the deadline and course start date, we’ve also provide some information as well.

 

VU Amsterdam Fellowship Programme for International Students

VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 February 2018

The course starts in September 2018

 

Macquarie Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships

Macquarie University (Australia)

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Masters Degree

Deadline: 31 Jan/30 June 2018

 

Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship for Research Excellence at University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)

PhD Degree

Deadline: 9 March 2018

The course starts in September/October 2018

 

Swedish Institute Study Scholarships

Swedish Institute (Sweden)

Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Jan/9 Feb 2018

The course starts August 2018

 

Lund University Global Scholarship Programme

Lund University (Sweden)

Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Jan/Feb 2018 (annual)

The course starts August 2018

 

Ampère Excellence Scholarships for International Students

ENS de Lyon (France)

Masters Degree

Deadline: 18 Dec 2017 (annual)

The course starts September 2018

 

IRO PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries at K.U. Leuven University

K.U. Leuven (Belgium)

Doctoral Degree (PhD)

Deadline: 31 Jan 2018 (annual)

The course starts October 2018

 

JFUNU Scholarships for MSc in Sustainability Programme for Developing Country Students

JFUNU (Japan)

Masters Degree

Deadline: 28 Feb 2018 (annual)

The course starts September 2018

 

Eiffel Scholarships in France for International Students

French Government

Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: before 12 Jan 2018 (annual)

The course starts 2018-2019

 

ETH Zurich Excellence Masters Scholarships

ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Masters Degree

Deadline: 15 Dec 2017 (annual)

The course starts 2018

 

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships for International Students

Utrecht University (Netherlands)

Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Feb 2018 (annual)

The course starts Sept 2018

 

Science@Leuven Scholarships for International Students

K.U. Leuven Faculty of Science

Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 15 Feb 2018 (annual)

The course starts September 2018

 

University of the People Online Tuition Free Degrees

University of the People

Bachelors Degree

Deadline: 1 Mar 2018 (annual)

You can study from any country (online)

The course starts 12 April 2018

 

Emile Boutmy Scholarships for Non-EU Students at Sciences Po

Sciences Po (France)

Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 3 Jan/26 Apr 2018 (annual)

The course starts September 2018

 

Also, there are some Nigerian-based Scholarships which can fund your education in foreign schools:

 

PTDF Scholarship

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a body instituted by law, under the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources.

The body was established for the purpose of developing and promoting petroleum technology and for creating the human resource needs of the oil and gas industry through research and training of Nigerians.

The scholarship isn’t restricted to prospective students living in Nigeria. If you’re living abroad, you can apply as well.

The award is also granted for studies in foreign countries like the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Germany, Brazil and France (through Campus France)

 

The application forms can be accessed online here using an ATM (Interswitch, Master & Visa) card or through purchase of a scratch card from designated main branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc in all the 36 States and FCT, upon payment of a non-refundable sum of N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Instructions on how to access the form online is clearly stated on the backside of the cards.

 

If you’re an MSc applicant, there are certain requirements prior to being shortlisted and invited for a Computer Based Aptitude Test.

On the other hand, an oral interview will be conducted for PhD applicants (full time and Split-site). After the aptitude tests and interview, successful candidates will be selected and awarded the PTDF Scholarship.

 

For the Split-Site PhD Programme, you can visit this website for more information.

Below are the general criteria for the PTDF Scholarship Scheme

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)(USA)
  • R.E (Graduate Record Examination) (USA)
  • GMAT –for Management related courses (USA)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (UK

 

If you’re an MSc applicant, below are the things you need to provide:.

  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience;
  • National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate;
  • You must be computer literate;
  • O/level Certificate with Credit in English Language (at least C6 in WAEC/SSCE or C4 and above in NECO); and
  • You must not be above 30 years of age.
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If you’re a PhD candidate, below are the criteria:

  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with Oil and Gas industry experience;
  • National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate;
  • You must be computer literate;
  • O/level result with Credit in English Language (at least C6 in WAEC/SSCE or C4 and above in NECO); and
  • Employment in the academics in reputable Nigerian Institution, teaching Oil and Gas related disciplines;
  • A minimum of 2.2 in their first degree and a minimum of merit as a second degree certificate in an Oil and Gas related discipline;
  • A research proposal relevant to the Oil and Gas industry (of not more than 5 pages) to include: Topic, Introduction, Objective, Methodology Relevance to the industry and Mode of data collection;
  • A valid admission letter; and
  • Applicant must not be over 40 years of age

 

You can scan these documents and attach to your online application forms:

 

NNPC/NAE/OANDO Post Graduate Scholarship Award Scheme

Nigerian Agip Exploration Limited (NAE), on behalf of the NNPC/NAE/OANDO PSC, is committed to the training and development of manpower as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

 

The application is open to suitably qualified and interested Nigerian graduates for the 2014/2015 Post Graduate Scholarship Award Scheme. The award is in two categories – Nigerian and Overseas.

 

Below are the eligibility criteria:

  • A minimum of Second Class Upper Bachelors degree from a recognized Nigerian University
  • Valid admission letter into a Nigerian or Overseas University (based on the category being applied for) for a one year Master’s Degree programme in any of the disciplines listed below
  • Not above 28 years of age
  • Certificate of completion of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme

 

The scholarship is restricted to certain disciplines which include:

  • Geosciences
  • Engineering (Petroleum, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Sub Sea, Electrical, Marine, Chemical)
  • Petroleum Economics
  • Oil and Gas
  • Law

 

Prior to commmencing your application, you should ensure you have clear scanned copies of the following documents:

  • Passport photograph (with white background not more than 3 months old)
  • Valid ID card
  • Proof of provisional admission into any reputable university
  • First Degree Certificate
  • Birth Certificate

 

Also, you should ensure these scanned documents are labelled accordingly, to avoid mixing up documents during upload and the appropriate documents are attached when you upload.

 

Bilateral Education Agreement, BEA Awards

The scholarship is available at Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and PhD) in all fields.

 

You can study in any of these countries: Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia; and Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, etc)

 

Below are the eligibility criteria:

  • Must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secondary School Certificate, WAEC (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their fields of study including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Certificates should not be more than Two (2) years old (2014 & 2015). Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.

 

If you’re eligible, you’re to report for interview at the scheduled venues for their respective zones of origin for proper identification. Usually, you’re expected to submit two sets of the printed and completed application forms at the interview centre along with the following attachments:

 

  • Application Form
  • Data page of current International passport, and
  • Four (4) passport sized coloured photographs on white background;
  • One certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June only; • Statement of results must be confirmed by WAEC and forwarded to the Director/Secretary, Federal Scholarship Board, Abuja;
  • Photocopies of Authenticated academic certificates;
  • Specified Medical Reports & Police clearance certificate.
  • State of Origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;
  • Two copies of Birth certificate
  • Two sets of Photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonials of previous schools attended with the originals for sighting
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