Updated: Upcoming/Ongoing Nigerian Undergraduate Scholarships and their Worth

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There are lots of Undergraduate and Graduate scholarship opportunities in Nigeria. But the truth is that only a few Nigerians will benefit them. There are ongoing undergraduate scholarship opportunities that repeats yearly and you should endeavour not to miss them. This article contains a few list of undergraduate scholarships in Nigeria and their worth with some postgraduate scholarships with guides on how to apply.

Winning an Undergraduate scholarship in Nigeria is very simple if you know the tips I  will point out here, . First, you need to know the nature of the undergraduate scholarship interview questions, I have compiled a simple guide on how to pass through undergraduate scholarship questions. Secondly, you need to know how to apply with proper document sizes and formats etc.

Questions like, When should I apply for undergraduate scholarships? How do I apply for undergraduate scholarships? Are there undergraduate scholarships for Nigerians to study abroad? are questions almost every Nigerian student do ask. Scholarships are paramount for any discipline to have an undisturbed educational access.

I have scourged through the net and have seen lots of undergraduate scholarship opportunities they emphasized. Well, in this article, I will be providing an ultimate list of major undergraduate scholarships for Nigerians both in Nigeria and undergraduate or bachelor degree scholarships for Nigerians to study abroad.

The full list comprises of the following types of undergraduate scholarships:

  1. Government undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerians
    1. Foreign Government Nigerian undergraduate scholarships
    2. Nigerian Government Undergraduate scholarship (Local)
  2. International Nigerian undergraduate Scholarships
  3. Non-government Nigerian undergraduate Scholarships
    1. Oil Company undergraduate scholarships
    2. Fellowship/Organizational scholarships
    3. Non oil company undergraduate scholarships
  4. O’level/Pre-university/jambites scholarships for Nigerians

ONGOING Nigerian Undergraduate Scholarships and their Worth 

PTDF Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship

About PTDF Undergraduate Scholarship: The ptdf undergraduate scholarship for undergraduates as at 2017 was the most lucrative of all, you will receive a laptop, school fees payment directly to your school plus an annual bursary of NGN471,000 plus. The scholarship is for 200L students. However, 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 France, and at accredited Universities in Nigeria. Undergraduate awards are now only for studies in Nigeria, and in approved subject areas.

PTDF Scholarship Summary

  • Application Status?: Ongoing
  • Scholarship Organizer: Petroleum Development Trust Fund
  • Eligible Groups: Engineering plus other fields
  • Level : Undergraduates in 200Level
  • Scholarship Worth 1 Laptop plus NGN500, 000(annual)
  • Application Deadline: November 16, 2018
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4 years)
  • Difficulty: High
    Details and Application Link

NNPC/CHEVRON Professional University Undergraduate Scholarship

Short Description: The NNPC/Chevron National University Scholarship is for Nigerian students in their second year of full-time study in approved courses in a recognized Nigerian Universities. Scholarships cover the entire program.

Please note that applicants to other Chevron scholarships, including the Agbami scholarship program, are ineligible

NNPC/CHEVRON Scholarship Summary

  • Application Status: Closed
  • Scholarship Organizer: NNPC/Chevron Oil Company
  • Eligible Groups: Accountancy, Engineering and Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduates in 200level
  • Worth:  NGN100, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium

AGBAMI Professional Undergraduate Scholarship

Brief Description About Agbami Scholarship: Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited offers the Agbami Medical and Engineering Professionals 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 currently in their first or second year of study. Awardees receive full funding for their studies of NGN100,ooo. A lot of people are usually awarded this scholarship.

Agbami Scholarship  Summary 

  • Application Status: Closed
  • Scholarship Organizer: Agbami Oil Company
  • Eligible Groups: Engineering and Medical students
  • Level : Undergraduate students in 100 Level and 200 Levels
  • Worth: NGN100, 000 for engineering and NGN200,000 for medical students
  • Previous Deadline:  March
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • AGBAMI/CHEVRON scholarship Application Link

SHELL/SPDC JV NATIONAL Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Brief Desciption about SHELL Undergraduate Scholarship: The Shell Petroleum Development Company(SPDC) of Nigeria Limited Scholarship Scheme offers first year and second 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. The usually pay NGN275,000 initial payment and NGN75,000 subsequently. However we have received unconfimed reports that it has been increased to NGN100,000

Shell/SPDC Scholarship Summary

  • Application Status: Ongoing
  • Scholarship Organizer: Shell Oil Company
  • Eligible Groups: Undergraduates
  • Level : 100 Level
  • Worth: NGN300,000 initial payment (2 yrs) then NGN150, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Usually November
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
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KPMG Undergraduate Scholarship

About KPMG Scholarship: Have completed their secondary education at a state public secondary school within the last 2 years, A minimum of 5 Distinctions (As & Bs) from their WASSCE (including English and Mathematics), A minimum score of 230 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Already have an admission letter or a provisional letter of admission to a federal university in Nigeria

  • Ongoing Scholarship?: NO
  • Application Status: Closed
  • Scholarship Organizer: KPMG
  • Fields: All
  • Level: 100Level and Pre-university
  • Scholarship Worth: Unspecified

Agip Oil Company Undergraduate Scholarships

Brief Description of Agip Oil company Scholarship: 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.

Agip Scholarship Summary

  • Application Status: Ended
  • Scholarship Organizer: Agip Oil Company
  • Eligible Fields: Any course of study
  • Level : 100 Level
  • Worth:  NGN150, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Usually March
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scholarship Application Link

Nigerian LNG (NLNG) Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme

About NLNG Scholarship: 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. For some time now the scholarship has been having lapses, but the application occured this year 2017 for only year one students. They pay NGN300,000.

NLNG scholarship Summary

  • Application Status: Closed
  • Scholarship Organizer: NLNG Oil Company
  • Eligible Fields: Any course of study
  • Level : 100 Level
  • Worth: NGN150, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Usually March
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: High

Scholarship Application Link

TOTAL National Merit Undergraduate Scholarship

Brief Total Scholarship Description: 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. The scholarship is worth NGN 150,000 annually.

  • Application Status: Ongoing
  • Scholarship Provider: Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited
  • Eligible Fields: Any course of study
  • Level : 200 Level
  • Worth:  NGN150, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Usually March
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: High
  • Scholarship Application Link

NNPC/ADDAX Undergraduate Scholarship Award

About this scholarship: 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.

NNPC/ADDAX Scholarahip Summary

  • Application Status: Upcoming
  • Scholarship Provider: Addax Petroleum Development Limited
  • Eligible Fields: Any course of study
  • Level : 100 Level (University, Polytechnic and College of Education)
  • Worth: NGN100, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: High
  • Scholarship Application Link

Exxon Mobil Undergraduate Scholarship

Brief Description: 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.

Exxonmobil Scholarship Summary

  • Application Status: Upcoming Scholarship
  • Scholarship Provider: Exxon Mobil
  • Eligible Fields: Any course of study
  • Level : 100 Level
  • Worth: NGN100, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Low
  •  Scholarship Application Link

NNPC/SNEPCO Undergraduate Scholarship

About This Scholarship: NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship scheme is the programme is aimed to promote academic excellence and improve the skills of young Nigerian undergraduates in their various fields of study. It provides yearly grants to the successful applicants from their second year to the completion of their degree program.

NNPC/SNEPCo Scholarship Summary

  • Application Status: Closed
  • Provider: SNEPCO oil company
  • Eligible Fields: Engineering, sciences …
  • Level : 200 Level
  • Worth: NGN150, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scholarship Application Link

MTN Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Brief Description of mtn foundation 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.

MTN scholarship Summary

  • Application Status: Upcoming Scholarship
  • Scholarship Provider: MTN
  • Eligible Fields: Engineering, sciences …
  • Level : 200 Level
  • Worth: NGN200, 000
  • Previous Deadline: October
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scholarship Application Link

MUSTE Undergraduate Scholarship

Brief MUSTE Scholarship Description: 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. The application just ended last year December.

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MUSTE Scholarship Summary

  • Application Status: Upcoming Scholarship
  • Scholarship Provider: Youth Empowerment/ICT Foundation
  • Eligible Fields: Health, Technology, Finance
  • Level : Undergraduates
  • Worth: Unspecified
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: one-time
  • Difficulty: Low

Federal Government of Nigeria Undergraduate Scholarship Local

About this Scholarship: This is like the local version of the previous scholarships and it is applicable for all levels from 200L. 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.

Federal Government Scholarship Summary

  • Application Status: Ended
  • Scholarship Provider: Federal Government of Nigeria
  • Eligible Fields: All
  • Level : All including Polytechnics and College of Education
  • Worth: NGN150, 000
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (2/3/4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scholarship Application Link

Guinness Nigeria Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme

About This Scholarship: This scholarship supports Guinness Nigeria’s commitment to implementing transformative schemes that foster youth development.The scholarship will provide full tuition for students who are currently studying in Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics. Student from our host communities are encourage to apply.

Guinness Nigeria Scholarship Summary

  • Application Status: Closed
  • Scholarship Provider:  Guinness Nigeria
  • Eligible Fields: Engineering, Science, Health and Accounting
  • Level : 100level or 200level
  • Worth: unspecified
  • Previous Deadline: Unspecified
  • Scholarship Duration: Full time (2/3/4/5 years)
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Scholarship Application Link

Non-Oil Company and Organizational undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerians

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 .

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 September…

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 socially..

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SEPLAT Undergraduate Scholarship

The scholarship award is open to deserving students of Federal and State Universities  in Nigeria. This Scholarship award is one of the programmes SEPLAT in collaboration with its Joint Venture partner the Nigerian Petroleum Company Ltd uses to support educational development ad human capacity building.

FCMB Undergraduates Scholarship Programme

FCMB is providing Scholarship Awards of #200,000 (two hundred thousand naira) to suitable and qualified undergraduate students who are in they full-time study (first and second year) in a Nigerian University in different disciplines.

NIIT Nigeria National Scholarships For Nigerians

The 19th NIIT NIGERIA NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP is being announced to provide Scholarship assistance to deserving and meritorious students across various disciplines – School Leavers, Under Graduates, Graduates [Unemployed, Under-Employed], Individuals desirous of enhancing their technical skill-sets and students in general who aspire to know about I.T. and career in I.T. The offer is to enable them realize their dream of a successful career in the field of Information Technology and related Industries.

EEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship for Engineering Student

The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), formerly the IEEE Power Engineering Society, is the oldest society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) focused on the scientific and engineering knowledge about electric power and energy.

David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarships For Nigerian Undergraduates

The scholarship program awards scholarships to qualified individuals who are indigenes and residents of African countries, and have been offered admission to specific universities in Nigeria. his scholarship program covers Full Academic fees for a maximum of 4-5 years, Travel allowances, Feeding allowances and Medical/Health Insurance or allowance.

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. The application just ended for this year 2017.

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 socially..

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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 area

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 students

American University of Nigeria Scholarships

They are awarded based on a combination of outstanding academic achievement, excellent communication skills in English, leadership, volunteerism, and community service. 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 world

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 graduate

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.

GANI FAWEHINMI Scholarship programme

Each year, the Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Board announces Four Million Naira Scholarships For Nigerian Students in Nigeria tertiary institutions. This year’s award is for 20 students, each of whom will receive One hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000) for their education.

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 entrepreneurs

Other Foreign Scholarships for Nigerians

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University of Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarships The International Undergraduate Scholarships were established by the University of Melbourne in recognition of the significant contribution made by international students to the diversity of the University’s student population.The University usually awards 50 scholarships per year.

University of the People Scholarship Programme

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online university dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. Using open-source technology, Open Educational Resources, peer-to-peer learning, and the assistance of academic volunteers,

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. All Postgraduate (masters) applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa will automatically be awarded a scholarship of between £4000-£6000. The amount of scholarship awarded will be dependent on your academic background.

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. Griffith and its partners provide more than $40 million annually, to support students as they complete their degrees. Over 600 scholarships are available to new and continuing students Each scholarship is worth about $3,000 tuition.

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for Female Students

This is an academic scholarship, awarded based on academic performance, leadership, and impact on the community of women in technology. 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 leaders

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 UK.

Commonwealth Scholarships For Nigerians

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. They are majority funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP).

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 Scholarships.

 


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