Full List of 2018 Nigerian Scholarships You Should Not Miss

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A lot of people missed out on scholarships this year 2017 as a result of lack of information. 2018 will be a year of financial accomplishment , break through and progress for some Nigerians who will grab the opportunity to win scholarships. Subscribe now for our Nigerian scholarship updates and be assured that we will keep you informed on scholarships, opportunities and iternships. Below is a list of scholarships for Nigerians, some are fully funded while others offer partial funding. Feel free to explore the list.




The full list comprises of the following type of scholarships:

1. Government Scholarships for Nigerians

2. Foreign Government Nigerian scholarships

3. Nigerian Government scholarships(Local)

4. International Nigerian Scholarships

5. Non-government Nigerian Scholarships

6. Oil Company scholarships

7. Fellowship/Organizational scholarships

8. Non oil company scholarships

9. O’level scholarships for Nigerians

10. Government Scholarships For Nigerians

11. Bilateral Educational Agreement Oversea Scholarships

This is a Federal Government scholarship award which is tenable outside Nigeria like France, Russia etc. 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.

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Federal Scholarship Board Programme in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

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.

(a). State Government Scholarships

(b). Lagos State Scholarship Award for Lagos State Indigenes

The Lagos State Scholarship Board is applicable for Lagos State indigenes and administers both Local and Foreign Awards. So far, we have observed consistency in their applications.  Applications is done through scholastica.

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.

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[II]. Non-Government Scholarships


(a). Oil Company Scholarships


PTDF Scholarships Programme for Nigerians

The pdtf 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.  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 upgraded Universities in Nigeria. Undergraduate awards are now only for studies in Nigeria, and in approved subject areas. Deadline is usually February.

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 a recognized Nigerian Universities. Scholarships cover the entire program. Please note that applicants to other Chevron scholarships, including the Agbami scholarship program, are ineligible. b). Agbami Undergraduate Scholarships

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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 if people are usally awarded for this scholarship, So endeavour to apply once application begins. Note you can not apply for the two scholarship program at once.

(a). Shell/SPDC/JV Nigeria University Scholarship Programme

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

(b). 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 communities.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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. The scholarship is worth NGN 150,OOO annually.

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.

(b). Non-Oil Company and Organizational Scholarships for Nigerians

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NWAG Nigeria Scholarships for Female Nigerians

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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 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. As at 2017, the scholarship was for 200L AND 300l Students of which some were asked to write an essay via email. We are yet to receive any other updates from them

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…

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..

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.

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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

[III]. 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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