Bayelsa State Scholarships for Postgraduate Bayelsan students

Bayelsa State Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Postgraduate (PGD, masters, PhD)
Provider: Bayelsa State Scholarship Board
Country to Study in: Nigeria, Oversea

Scholarship Description
The Bayelsa State Scholarship Board was established by an edict of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly and signed into law by the then Governor Chief Diepreye S.P. Alameyeseigha on May 21, 2003.

The Third State Scholarship Board inaugurated on June 12, 2012, by the present Governor Barr. Henry Seriake Dickson invites application for Batch B of the scholarship awards.

Any indigene of Bayelsa State of Nigeria, who is academically eligible and has need for the State Government’s Scholarship, can apply, provided the applicant can fulfill and comply with the conditions of the Award.

Eligible groups
All postgraduate students of Bayelsa State origin

Participating Institutions
Any accredited institution of higher learning

Fields of study
All courses of study are eligible. However, please note the penalties below carefully.

Number of awards
Not specified by the provider

Sponsorship duration
Whole duration of the program

Scholarship benefits
Scholarship awards are applied toward the academic fees of applicants.
However, all the successful applicants shall be bonded to serve the Government of Bayelsa State of Nigeria for a minimum period of five (5) Calendar years, after graduation, in addition to any other conditions.

Any beneficiary of the Bayelsa State Scholarship Scheme would be penalized to refund the full value of the Scholarship and annual compound interest of the Scholarship cost if beneficiary fails to:
  • Complete his or her studies and service
  • Service his or bond after completion of his or studies
Method of Application
All interested applicants should:
  1. Write a Motivational Essay of not more than one thousand (1000) words in his or her own freehand (hand written), scan and save it on your desktop or flash drive in readiness for attachment, when he or she is required to upload it.
  2. Scan all needed and relevant documents, evidencing who the applicant is, and save same on the desktop or flash drive in readiness for attachment, when he or she is required to upload it.
  3. Visit the official website of the Bayelsa State Scholarship Board (BSB) and go to the Apply Now page (link found below).
  4. Finally, apply and attach all relevant documents and submit.
Please Note:
  1. If you are unable to finish the application form in one sitting, do not worry. You still have an opportunity to complete the application from wherever you have stopped, at a later time.
  2. However, please note the closing date of the Application and speed up to complete and submit it.
  3. Online Application is compulsory for all Applicants, including those applicants,who had earlier submitted manual/hard copies to the Scholarship Board. 
  4. The Scholarship Board has deployed Electronic Scholarship Management System Facilities. It is therefore necessary/compulsory for all applicants to comply.
  5. Only applications for Scholarship which has submitted online shall be considered, processed and forwarded to the relevant State Government Authorities for Approval.
Additional Requirements for Online Applications:
  • Passport Photograph of not more than 300kb
  • Birth Certificate
  • International Passport (Optional)
  • Voter’s Registration Card (optional)
  • Local Government Identification Letter
  • O Level Certifcate
  • Advanced Level Certificate
  • Jamb Certificate/score
  • Certificate of Completion of Study/Program(Higher institution; e.g BSc, HND, etc)
  • NYSC certificate (optional)
  • Certificate of Professional Organization you belong to.
  • Employment Document (Payslip/Appointment letter)
  • Motivational (Handwriten) Words of not less than 1000 words (Compulsory)
If you have experienced any difficulties with filling a form before, do well to clear your system CACHE before proceeding with the application

To Apply Now:
Please note that Online Application is compulsory and includes persons who have manually submitted applications at our office.
Applications for the Batch B scholarships is still Open; but as of today (24 Nov 2012), no deadline has been announced by the Bayelsa State Scholarship Board (i.e. BSB).

For any Enquiries, Questions or Comments, please feel free to contact us by filling the online contact form.
You may also mail us as below:

Bayelsa State Scholarship Board
No. 1 Education Road,
Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Application Deadline: Inquire from the BSB
Open for International Students: No(ONLY Nigerians)

More Scholarship Information and Application (new site)
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  1. Please am a bit confused on a particular issue. Which universities can i apply to abroad?

    1. Hi @Annonymous, unfortunately we are unable to answer that question because the BSSB itself has been vague on the particular institutions it is partnering with abroad.

      However, for Nigerian institutions, we believe that all accredited Nigerian institutions of higher learning (universities, polytechnics, etc) are participating.

      We advise that if you are from Bayelsa and wish to apply, do write to the BSSB with the contact address provided in the article above. Good luck!

  2. Hello, when is the next one coming up. i can see 2012:(