List of Top Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students

List of Top Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students

Popular scholarship for Nigerian undergraduate student

Unlike in former times, there are now tons of scholarships and grants available for Nigerian students, being powered by several sponsors (private individuals and companies, the government, Universities, and so on).

List of Top Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students
List of Top Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students


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However, it appears many of these scholarships were crafted with postgraduate students at heart. Nevertheless, there are still many that were made for the utilisation of students at the undergraduate level. It should also be added that some of them are fully funded, while some others are partial. Additionally, not all of the scholarships is tied to Nigerian universities – but successfully candidates of some of these scholarships will find themselves leaving the country to further their studies in foreign universities such as the United Kingdom.

In this article, we will explain some undergraduate scholarships for Nigerian students. A handful of this scholarships are offered yearly by their respect sponsors. Therefore, even if some off them are currently closed (if the application has been closed because of deadlines ish), you can still take note of them and wait till when next application will be opened.

Here are the scholarships:

  1. Bilateral Education Agreement Awards (BEA )

As a Nigerian student, you should be aware of this and seek how you can benefit fork any of what is being offered through it by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The government, through the Federal Ministry of Education through the Federal Scholarship Board (FSB) is powering the Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Oversea Scholarships.

It is in different segments and can be utilised by several categories of Nigerian student – undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level.

After proper screening, those eligible will be selected and chosen. Remember it was stated earlier that some of these scholarships will give the opportunity to travel out of the country to study in foreign institutions. Certain nations have actually entered Bilateral Educational agreement with our country. Therefore, since this is an international affair, there must be proper process on ground which must be religiously followed. You can see their website for more information.

  1. PTDF Scholarships Programme (Nigeria and Oversea)

Here is another scholarship which has been taken advantage of by many Nigerian students since its inception. The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources offers the “PTDF Scholarship Scheme” to eligible Nigerian Undergraduates, Masters, and Ph.D. students.

Just like the above, this Scholarships are also opportunities for Nigerian students to further their studies in foreign countries. Successful applicants will be sent to institutions in the United Kingdom and France. You can visit the Scholarship Website for more details (including the deadline).

  1. MTN Foundation Scholarships

This scholarship, powered by MTN, is a Fully funded one. It is one of the most popular undergraduate scholarships in Nigeria, as there are tons of Nigerian students who have been taking advantage of it (a maximum of 500 students are awarded).

Nevertheless, certain criteria must be met before an applicant can be deemed successful. Apart from the fact that the applicants must be Nigerian students studying in a Nigerians university on a full time basis, such is also expected to be studying science and technology related courses.

Successful applicants are awarded the scholarship which covers not only their tuition fee, but also includes book allowance, and stipends.

One of the major things that made this scholarship a popular and major one in Nigeria is that it is renewed annually until the student graduate (as far as he or she maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent – second class upper/upper credit). You can visit the Scholarship Website for more information.

  1. Chevron/NNPC National University Scholarship

This Scholarship is meant for students (Nigerians) that are in their second year of full-time study in approved courses in Nigerian Universities. It is a fully funded one that cover the entire program. If you have benefits from other scholarships powered by Chevron, you are not eligible for this. You can visit the Scholarship Website for more information.

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  1. Chevron Agbami Undergraduate Scholarships

Here is another scholarship powered by Chevron, and eligible Nigerian students can take advantage of it. Since inception, many Nigerian undergraduate students have benefited greatly from the scheme. It is however meant for students in medicine and approved health and engineering courses across ALL states of the country, and successful applicants are given full funds to cater for their education. Kindly visit the Scholarship Website for more information.

  1. Agbami Scholarships Programme

The Agbami Medical and Engineering Professionals Scholarship is a product of the collaboration between Star Deep and its Agbami partners. This is for Nigerian students currently in either 100L or 200L, studying approved courses on a full time basis. You can visit the Scholarship Website for more information

  1. Shell Nigeria University Scholarship Programme

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited Scholarship Scheme is interested in promoting academic excellence. The 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. Kindly visit the Scholarship Website for more information.

  1. Shell/NNPC National University Scholarship

Here is another popular scholarship for Nigerian undergraduate student, powered by The Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company. It offers the NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship for undergrounds, offering annual grants that will cater for their education till they graduate. You can visit the Scholarship Website for more information.

  1. Agip Oil Company Undergraduate Scholarships

The Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards  is another scholarship for undergraduate students in Nigeria, and it is powered by The Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited.

It is for 100L students studying on a full time basis in a Nigerians University. You can visit the Scholarship Website to learn more about its details.

  1. Mobil Nigeria Undergraduate National Scholarship Programme

Here is another yearly scholarship that provides fund for eligible undergraduate students in Nigerian Universities. Applicants are to be in their 1st or 2nd year of study of approved courses. You can visit the Scholarship Website for more information.

  1. Nigeria LNG Scholarship Scheme

Qualified and eligible Nigerian undergraduate students can advantage of the Nigeria LNG Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme, which is powered by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited.

The scheme is opened to all students in Nigeria tertiary institutions, and the scholarship entails a payment of an annual allowance. You can visit the Scholarship Website to learn more.

  1. Total Nigeria National Merit Scholarship Programme

The National Merit Scholarship Award is one of the yearly scholarships crafted for Nigerian undergraduate students in the country, and it is powered by Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited

Also known as the Nigeria Tertiary Institutions Scholarships, the scheme is meant to empower both undergraduate and postgraduate students alike. You can visit the Scholarship Website for more information.

  1. Addax/NNPC National Tertiary Institutions Merit Scholarship Programme

The National Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme is another undergraduate scholarship you can apply for if you are eligible as an ungraduate student in a Nigerian University, and it is powered by Addax Petroleum Development Limited.

One of the major criteria is that you must be in your first year studying a full time course in a tertiary institution (either a University, Polytechnic or College of Education) in Nigeria. One other beautiful thing about this scholarship is the fact that unlike many others that are majorly concerned about science and technology students, this one is opened to all courses. You can visit the Scholarship Website for more details.

  1. NWAG Nigeria Scholarships for Female Nigerians

This is also an annual one, and it is meant for only Nigerian females. NWAG means Nigerian Women Association of Georgia, and the association has developed the initiative that offers 37 one-time undergraduate scholarships to female Nigerian students in a tertiary institutions. They offer up to fifty thousand Naira each, one per state of origin. It should be noted that course of study is not an hindrance to application. You can visit the Scholarship Website to learn more.

  1. Young Women’s Scholarship Program

Here is another scholarship that is meant for females only (so, don’t bother to apply if you are a male). This is a partnership between The Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation and the Association of Nigerian Women Leaders in Diaspora.

Female college students of Nigerian heritage in Washington are given $1000. That means, you should not bother if you reside in Nigeria. You can check the Scholarship Website for more information.

  1. Nigerian Girls Scholarship Fund

Yet again, another scholarship for only females. It was created to offer fundings to needy girls that are going into senior secondary school in the Northern states of Kano and Katsina. The scheme will support successful candidates till they leave the tertiary institution. You can visit the Scholarship Website for more information.

In conclusion

There are tons of other scholarship that have been made for undergraduates in Nigeria. You can always dig and explore them. Even if you haven’t been chosen for any before, just ensure you remain optimistic and keep applying for the ones you are eligible for, and you will be successful soon.


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