List of Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students (2018/19 academic year)

Government and Non-Government Scholarships for Nigerians

In the 2018/19 academic year, various sponsors, including governments, companies and organizations, will offer Scholarships for Nigerian undergraduates to study in Nigerian and/or foreign schools. These may be FULL tuition awards, or PARTIAL tuition with varied benefits like transport fare, lodging costs, or monthly stipend.

Many past scholarships offered previously are also listed below because they are offered every year by their sponsors. It is important to note their application deadlines, because some deadlines may not fall within the present time. Therefore, you need to be alert to the upcoming deadlines and start early to prepare for the next award offer. Also, be sure to visit the official website of the sponsors through the links provided.

Study & Scholarships presents the list of Scholarships for Undergraduate Nigerian students categorized under the Government and non-Government offers:

[I]. Government Scholarships

(a). Federal Government Scholarships

  1. 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, and in approved subject areas.
    => PTDF Oversea Scholarship in UK for Masters and PhD
    => PTDF Oversea Scholarship in Germany, France and China for Masters and PhD
    => PTDF Local Scholarship in Nigeria for Undergraduates
    => PDTF Scholarship for Undergraduates, Masters and PhD (discontinued)

  2. 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 more.

  3. 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 more.

(b). State Government Scholarships

  1. Lagos State Scholarship Award for Lagos State Indigenes
    The Lagos State Scholarship Board administers both Local and Foreign Awards.
    => 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. Deadline varies.
    => The Foreign Scholarship is for students of Lagos State origin admitted into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in recognized institutions outside Nigeria (see LSSB Foreign Scheme here). Deadline varies.

(c). Foreign Government Scholarships

  1. Korean Government Scholarships
    The Korean Government Scholarship Program for an undergraduate degree provides international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between the more.

  2. Hungarian Government Scholarships
    The Hungarian Government offers the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme for international students as an opportunity to undergo study of all types in Hungary for free. The scholarship includes tuition-free education, monthly stipend, accommodation and medical insurance. Deadline is in more.

  3. Indian Government Scholarships
    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. Deadline is in more.

  4. Mexican Government Scholarships
    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. Deadline is in more.

[II]. Non-Government Scholarships

(a). Oil Company Scholarships

  1. a). 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 more

    b). 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 more

    c). 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 more.

  2. (a). 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 more.

    (b). 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 more.

    (c). Shell Secondary School Scholarship Scheme
    The Shell Nigeria Secondary School Scholarship Scheme is for host communities in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Imo and Rivers states. The Secondary School Scholarship Scheme is to help students pay through school, as well as enhance academic achievement in host more.

  3. 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 more.

  4. 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 more.

  5. 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 more.

  6. 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 more.

  7. 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 more.

(b). Non-Oil Company Scholarships

  1. 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.

  2. 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/ more.

  3. 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 more.

  4. 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/ more.

  5. 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 more.

  6. 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 more.

  7. 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 more.

  8. American University of Nigeria Scholarships
    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 more.

  9. 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 more.

  10. 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 more.

(c). Entrepreneurship programmes

  1. 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 more.

[III]. Non-Govt Foreign Scholarships for Nigerians

  1. 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. Each award is valued at about £13,450. For September entry, the application deadline is usually in July of same year; while for January entry, the deadline is usually in November of the previous more.

  2. 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. Each scholarship is worth about $3,000 tuition. Applications for semester 1 close in November for students commencing next February, and for semester in April for students commencing the next more.

  3. Google Anita Borg Scholarship for Female Students
    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 more.

  4. 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 more.

  5. Commonwealth Scholarships
    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. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) more.

  6. 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 more.
Page created: Sept 2012; Last updated: Dec 2016

Other related links for Undergraduate Nigerians
  1. Directory of Federal Universities in Nigeria
  2. Directory of State Universities in Nigeria
  3. Directory of Nigerian Private Universities
  4. Directory of Nigerian Colleges of Education
  5. Directory of Nigerian Polytechnics
  6. Directory of Nigerian Monotechnics
  7. Directory of Nigerian Technical Colleges
  8. Directory of Nigerian Vocational Enterprise Institutions and Innovation Enterprise Institutions
  9. Directory of Nigerian Colleges of Agriculture
  10. Directory of Nigerian Colleges of Health Technology and Allied Institutions
  11. Nigerian Stock Exchange Annual Essay Competition and Scholarship (for SS students)
  12. List of Nigerian LNG Awards and Funds
  13. List of Shell Nigeria SPDC Scholarships and Programmes
  14. Chevening Scholarship
  15. Tuition free universities in Europe
  16. DAAD undergraduate scholarships
Related: Complete List of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships for Nigerians


  1. thanks for sharing such wonderful resource

  2. Beauty (FCT, abuja)July 05, 2011 10:52 PM

    dear study & scholarships, i need a scholarship to do my dream course. am frm a not-so-well-to-do family but i knw wat i wnt. pls help me get a scholarshp. my email is thnk u so much

    1. The AllNigerianStudents Scholarship Scheme has been a proposal on our table for a while now. It is our hope that this will take off in the near future. As soon as we are able to tidy up the details of the scheme, the announcement will be made. []

  3. Ibegbulam - Unilag masters studentJuly 05, 2011 10:54 PM

    is there any list for the postgraduate students????

  4. I've already seen this from another website.

  5. @beauty, you didnt say what your dream course is, but you may search through this site using the 'Browse by...' links (see the foot of this page), or the 'Search' link on the navigation bar above, or indeed the 'Study & Scholarships search' box located at the top right or bottom left of this site.

    @ibegbulam, for PG students, see List of Postgraduate Scholarships in Nigeria

    @soule, we collate scholarships from various sources including funding institutions, schools and universities, govt bodies and agencies, partner groups and sites, etc; thus it may not be out of place if you see similar funds elsewhere. let me know if you have more queries

  6. I will like to know more of scholarship programs that involves polytechnic schools in nigeria

  7. @onyeka, scholarship providers decide whether to offer their scholarships to university, polytechnic or COE students; in some instances, they offer to every student e.g. the MTN Foundation scholarship. We don't have any influence over this; however, your comment is noted and we'll try to post more scholarships for polytechnic and COE students on this website. Thanks

  8. Dear admin, my name is Dominic Marcus Kenule, a second year political science student of Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State. Please I will like to be receiving alert when local scholarships that am eligible to apply are online. Email 08060718175 thanks and God bless.

  9. Pls could u be updating me on current scholarships. My mobile no is 08135155565: My email is

  10. Please am looking for a scholarship for secondary school student to study overseas

  11. Hi Annonymous, unfortunately we have few scholarships for secondary school students wishing to do their secondary education abroad.
    It is more common to see university undergraduate and/or postgraduate scholarships than secondary school level scholarships.
    However, we will try to collate a list soon on it. In the meantime, check out this link.

  12. Good job admin...! Plz i am a petroleum engineering student @ university of benin in my 2nd year now... I wud like to know wen wud the ptdf scholarship be expiring... Thanks in anticipation

  13. Pls is dir any scholarship for undagraduate first year dat i can apply for am AM SODIQ.

  14. Hello @Engr abdul, the 2012/2013 PTDF scholarship application deadline was 31st October 2011. The advert, by PTDF, for the 2013/2014 session is currently being awaited.

    @Annonymous, there are several undergraduate scholarships you can apply to. Search this site or search similar sites on the world wide web.

  15. Pls,can u inform me of any scholarship b4 october 2012 so dat i can apply.I so much need it.U can send it to dis number 07069097944.Thanks 4ur wonderful job.

    1. Hi @Annonymous, you need to subscribe to updates, so you can easily get new posts from us in your email or other devices you choose.
      To do this, see the boxes above with 'Enter your email address' provided (just below the post above) or simply click here.

  16. its the mobil undergraduate scholarship for 2012 on?

    1. Hi @Annonymous, unfortunately the answer is NO. The last one closed on August 23, 2011.

      Right now, the Mobil International Postgraduate Scholarship Awards is on. We're hoping the undergraduate awards will soon come on stream in the next few weeks or months.

  17. Wow! This is informative,please could you kindly be updating me on upcoming scholarships. Here's my e-mail

  18. Dear Admin,
    I am a 200L. Law student at Obafemi Awolowo University ile ife , is there any valid scholarship programme I can still partake in, pls email me at

    1. The NNPC/Chevron National University Scholarship Award is currently on. You may want to check it out. Browse through this, and similar, sites for more scholarships

  19. Am a 200level studing quantity surveying in ahmadu bello university zaria, is there any scholarship am eligible to apply , pls my no is 08068004916 and email is thanks

  20. Pls is addax petroleum & Nlng scholarship list out?

  21. Please can you send me detailed information on available scholarships in architecture (undergraduate degree) either in u.k,u.s,canada or australia.i will rilly appreciate the information and the scholarship because its my dream to study abroad in order to archieve my goal of becoming the best architect i can email address is thanks.

  22. Pls can you send me available info on undergraduate femi....200l studyin law

  23. Nice job i must say. please sir i am a second year student of the university of Nigeria nsukka Economics dept to be precise.please i need an info on a scholarship(2013/2014) that will be very suitable for me. my email address is you.

  24. Hello, Currently i run a non-profit organization (Knowledgefield Group Intl...educating people and society). Please i need a scholarship to study Educational Administration/Management anywhere in the world? Please can you be of help? Thanks and God Bless. Ezekiel -

  25. Pls i wil lyk update on schlarship 4 200L my email is Phone no.08067089388. Thanks

  26. Dear admin, pls I need more current updates on undergreduates and secondary schools scholarships. My contacts are: and I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks!

  27. gudday sir, im Goodluck, nd1 civil engineering student of fedpoly. nekede owerri. pls is there any scholarship exam from polytechnic to fed. university. Wen is it valid.. mail me Tenks sir.

  28. Hi,
    do yo have any scholarships for Nigerian students studying medicine in Europe,Hungary to be specific?

  29. Hi,
    do yo have any scholarships for Nigerian students studying medicine in Europe,Hungary to be specific?

    1. Hello Onyinye, we're working to publish it soon! It has been on the works for awhile now. There has been an inevitable delay due to circumstances beyond our control. When it goes live, we'll post an update and a link on this page. Do bear with us!

  30. Good job, please can you update me of current undergraduate scholarships? I'm Michael, my phone No is 08133207985 and my email is Thanks

  31. Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great Blog.

  32. i'm already a medical student in one of the universities in UKRAINE and i need a scholarship to complete my studies...which of the scholarship scheme am i eligible to apply for can drop the link for me

  33. Pls can I get info on postgraduate scholarship in industrial chemistry. my email add is

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  35. please is there any scholarship for part-time students? am in need of one. am not so financially buoyant. am studying comupter science

    my email id: thanks

  36. Good day, please is their any scholarship for aviation student? a pilot to be precise. Thanks, Thanks for your help in advance. you can contact me at Oluwoleifetayo@gmail,com

  37. please, i want you to update me on any scholarship available in NIgeria. I'm a 400L social science student of Obafemi Awolowo University. my email is

  38. Thanks for the great work you are doing here. This is a great opportunity for Nigerians to get scholarship in both home and abroad

  39. Please i need a full-time scholarship to study abroad,contact me if any ,

  40. any scholarship pls contact on

  41. PLS is there any Nigerian scholarship for an undergraduate? i haven't entered the university yet

  42. Any Scholarship for undergraduate candidates? pls help me

  43. Pls am a polytechnic ND1 student studying mechatronics engineering and I need full time scholarship to study abroad.
    Pls I really need your reply. You can email me on thanks.

  44. Am a secondary school leaver.. Looking for scholarships for my status. Pls... You are doing a nice work

  45. please am a 200 level student pharmacy in ahmadu bello university zaria. in case of any scholarship am eligible. thanks

  46. Any scholarship for junior secondary school students?

  47. Pls any scholarship for junior secondary school located in Lagos state students pls contact me on


  49. Pls any scholarship for Nigerian students wishing to study abroad for MSC in international business. What are the requirements? pls I need a regular update on this, thanks.

  50. Pls any scholarship available for Nigerian students wishing to study abroad for an MSC in international Business. What are the requirements? need a regular update, thanks.

  51. Hello Sir,my name is Nuella Ebere.I have a dream of studying overseas. I'm a first year student in Abia State university.I wish I could be granted this scholarship. My dream coursework is public health and I think Canada or UK would be best. I'm desperate already.Thanks in anticipation. My email is

  52. Please I'm in the need for a scholarship badly. you may think i don't have the capabilities bt i do, please help me, please. Thank you

  53. Wonderful. I am looking forward to gain this chance

  54. my name is abraham, am not yet in school but am in need of undergraduates scholarship..thanks for your cooperation in advance

  55. my name is abraham, am not yet in school but am in need of undergraduates scholarship..thanks for your cooperation in advance

  56. please, i am an undergraduate of uniuyo. please i want to know how to partake in the scholarship scheme.
    thanks in anticipation.


  57. Kindly update this list of scholarships pls. I just found out that some are outdated and yet still appearing here. Thanks.

    1. Thanks for calling our attention to this. It will be updated soon!

  58. Please I am a 300 level studentof the Nnamdi Azikiwe university awka's, please I want to know if there's any scholarship programme going on apart from the nnpc/chevron scholarship program that's ongoing

  59. Hello,
    I go to school in America and there were very few scholarships that applied to me. Are there any other resources you can recommend? It would be much appreciated.
    Thank you.

  60. Hy am Jessica. A graduate of National Diploma in Public Administration. I will like to know if there is any fully funded scholarship to study Public administration in UK. I have a GPA of 3.95. Please do help me. Thanks

  61. Thanks for this Info. Will proceed to the MUSTE scholarship accordingly

  62. Thanks for sharing this information, you are doing a great work here. This is a great opportunity for Nigerians to get scholarship in both home and abroad.

  63. my name is James, Please how can I apply for scholarships in Nigeria to study in USA

  64. Good day sir. I'm Israel Moses uneji. Can i apply for scholarships in Nigeria and study in London. With a course of my choice. Pharmacy / microbiology. Here is my gmail.

  65. Admin, can u pls update me on any latest scholarship available pls...I'll be grateful

  66. Good job admin! Pls are there part time scholarship ..