RSSDA Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme for Nigerian students

RSSDA Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme

Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors)
Provider: Rivers State Government
Country to Study in: UK, USA, Canada, China, India

Scholarship Description
The Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for selection in the "State Government Special Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme" for 2013/2014 session.

Human Capital Development is one of the cores of the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA). It is geared towards improving the human capital base of Rivers indigenes (and also non-indigenes in many cases) through target programmes, which include the Overseas undergraduate scholarship, Overseas postgraduate scholarship, ICT training, Greater Horizon and Opportunities Programme, Overseas Technical Training programme etc.

Eligibility (Who Should Apply)
For Rivers Indigenes:
  • Must be of Rivers State Origin (Should submit a copy of LGA identification)
  • Not above 21 years of age. (Confirmation of age preferably by birth certificate)
  • A minimum of five (5) WASCE credits relevant to intended course of study. (NECO not acceptable)
  • Must not be on a degree awarding programme or its equivalent
  • Must submit a copy of LGA identification.
For Non Indigenes:
  • Applications are also welcome from children/wards of taxpaying non indigenes that have been resident in Rivers State for a minimum of 10years.
  • In addition to the credentials mentioned above, 3 years tax clearance certificate and primary school certificate should be submitted alongside the application.
Eligible groups
Undergraduate students of both Rivers and non-Rivers origin, so far the latter are children/wards of taxpaying non-indigenes that have been resident in Rivers state for a minimum of 10 years

Fields of study
Available courses include:
  • Engineering (including Agric. Engineering, Architecture)
  • Medical Sciences
  • Economics
  • Computer Related Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Town/Regional Planning
Scholarship benefits
Amount Spent on Each Student covers the following:
  • Air Fare
  • Tuition (School, Lab, Books, etc)
  • Accommodation (Halls of Residence within the school; Private apartments outside the School)
  • Feeding
  • Monthly Upkeep
Method of Application (How To Apply)
A). Online Applications:
Applicants can apply online at

B). Manual Applications:
Application Forms can be downloaded from our website.

Application Forms can also be collected and submitted at designated points in the Local Government Council Secretariat nearest to the candidates.

Candidates are required to register their name and sign in the notebook provided at the submission centers (for manual submission of forms only).

Candidates are advised to ensure that active contact phone number(s) and/or email addresses are stated on the application forms.

Aptitude Tests:
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted through SMS, emails or notices posted on and in all Local Government Council Secretariats.

Originals of credentials will be sighted during the screening of shortlisted candidates.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for detailed information.

Entries Open: November 30th, 2012
Entries Close: December 31st, 2012

Photocopies are acceptable.
Please note that the forms are not for sale!!!

To apply now, click here.

For further enquiries contact:

The Media and Communications Department,
1 Igbodo Street, Old G.R.A.,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Or, fill in our online contact page.

Application Deadline: 31 December, 2012
Open to International students: No(ONLY Nigerians)

More Scholarship Information and Application(current website)
More Scholarship Information and Application(old website)

Related: RSSDA Postgraduate Overseas Scholarship Programme


  1. Please will there also be this schoolarship opportunity this year.

    1. Yes, we hope so because its been an annual scholarship.
      Remember that Study & Scholarships does NOT administer any of the scholarships on this site. We only serve as a repertoire of information or link to the original scholarship providers.
      So, I dont think this year will be an exception. Just keep your eye open.

  2. Pls I want to know since Rssda now does the A level which is required by the schools abroad here in Nigeria, will the Nigerian schools which the A level is been done still require Waec only and not Neco also????? Pls reply thanks.

    1. Hi @Annonymous, thanks for asking. This is a question only the scholarship providers can answer with certainty. I suggest you write them at the address provided above. Address above includes their physical, email and online contact page. Good luck !

    2. Please when would the names be shortlisted

    3. Hello @Anonymous, you sound in such a big hurry? The scholarship scheme just ended 3 days ago on 31st December. It is worthwhile to note that the 2011/2012 shortlist came out in December 2012 (see Updates on RSSDA Scholarships) AFTER the applicants were contacted.
      For the 2012/2013, the applications just ended, and I would think you would be contacted soon with the address(es) you submitted. Be patient. The aptitude test would soon be, and then your shortlist would come out. But if you're in such a big hurry, you may go ahead to contact the providers (address in above article).

    4. At the end of the day your Waec will be all that's needed.
      If u complete the A levels in Nigeria, you will b required to apply for a visa to study abroad, and one of the requirements when applying for a student visa is your Waec seeing as Neco (or a combination of Neco and Waec) is not accepted.

      Hope this helps.

  3. The 'A' level programme will be for how many months?

  4. When will this year rssda schoolarship form be out

  5. when is the opening date for this scholarship for the year 2015

  6. please, when will this year rssda scholarship form be out

  7. when will this year rssda scholarship form be out

  8. please when will there be scholarship opportunity this year?

  9. like they said.KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN