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20 Study Abroad Scholarships For Nigerian Students 2020

20 Study Abroad Scholarships For Nigerian Students 2020

The decision to study abroad is one of the best a student can make and should you work towards your dream, you can open up yourself to a lot of educating experiences and opportunities.

Abroad studies are highly recommended by us, and we want to help you actualise that dream by finding you the best scholarships whose sponsors are willing to pay you for your dreams.

You get to have quality education for free or at a good discounted price, live in a beautiful city, meet students from all over the world, and be exposed to different cultures and lifestyles.

This year, the opportunity for you to do all these has once again presented itself in the form of our list of 20 Study Abroad Scholarships For Nigerian Students.

We encourage you to meticulously go through our list to find that one scholarship or two, that fits you like the graduation cap you will be wearing by the time you complete your course of study abroad.

1. Government of Poland 2020-2021 Postgraduate Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

This scholarship is awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the  Republic of Poland and the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Republican of Poland to invite students to partake in the Ignacy Lukasiewicz Scholarship Programme.

Organization: Government of Poland

Country to study: Poland

Course to study: any course

Benefits:

  • The scholarship fee is paid once a month through the higher education institution. The scholarship rate paid is PLN 1500 per month for second-cycle programme students and for participants of the preparatory course for learning in Poland as well.
  • For the duration of the course, you will receive PLN 500 increase in your monthly salary in your first year to cover the cost of starting life in Poland, and on your final year, you will be given an increase of PLN 500 to cover the cost of your thesis.
  • In the case of an unforeseen circumstance, the scholarship Director can increase by PLN 500 the monthly scholarship paid to you based on your request.

 

Application period: this scholarship is currently ongoing and ends on March 16, 2020.

How to apply: Read More and Apply Here

 

2. African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) 2020-2021 Master’s Programme

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) offers an annual scholarship to Sub-Saharan African students (Nigeria Inclusive) to study at the AIMS Senegal, AIMS Rwanda, and AIMS Cameroon.

Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Type: Postgraduate

Country to study: Senegal, Cameroon, and Rwanda.

Course to study: Mathematical Sciences

Benefit:

If you are awarded this scholarship, AIMS will fund your tuition, accommodation, meals, and travel costs.

Application period: The AIMS scholarship is currently ongoing and will end on March 31st

How to apply: Read More and Apply Here

 

3. NNPC / Total 2020-2021 International Master's Degree Scholarship in France

Total and NNPC  is inviting applications from eligible Nigerian students, to partake in the NNPC/Total scholarship which will take place in France.

Organization: Total Upstream Nigeria Limited

Type: Postgraduate

Country to study: France

Course to study: Engineering, Geosciences, Management Sciences, Finance and Law.

Benefit: this scholarship provides full sponsorship of students who are studying any of the eligible courses.

Application period: this scholarship is currently ongoing and will end on March 17, 2020.

How to apply: Read More and Apply Here

 

4. Indonesian Government KNB Undergraduate & Masters Scholarships 2020/2021 for Students in Developing Countries

The Indonesian Government KNB (Kemitraan Negara Berkembang) Undergraduate and Master’s Scholarships is open to students from developing countries who wish to pursue their Master’s degree at an Indonesian university.

Organization: Indonesian Government

Type: Masters

Country to study: Indonesia

Course to study: Engineering, Humanities,  Sciences, and Social sciences.

Benefit:

  • Upon arrival to Indonesia, you will receive a Settlement Allowance of  IDR 1,000,000 as a new student.
  • While you take the Indonesian Language course and preparatory programme you will be given a Living Allowance of IDR 2,550,000 per month.
  • For the duration of the Master’s program, you will receive a monthly allowance
  • Monthly health insurance of IDR 200,000.
  • An airport fare that covers your transportation from your country to Indonesia and the local transport from the airport to the University..

Application period: this scholarship is currently ongoing and ends on April 20, 2020

How to apply: Read More and Apply Here

 

5. Study in UAE: Canadian University Dubai Undergraduate Scholarships 2020/2021 for International Students

The Canadian University of Dubai, awards the Canadian University Undergraduate Scholarships, to students with excellent academic performance.

Organization: Canadian Dubai University

Type: Undergraduate

Country to study: Dubai

Course to study: all undergraduate courses available at the university.

Benefit: if awarded this scholarship, you will receive 100%, 50% or 20% of your tuition waived as seen fit by the university.

Application period: this scholarship is currently ongoing and will end on 7th July 2020 for the fall semester and on 20th  December 2020 for the spring semester.

How to apply: Read More and Apply Here

 

6. Reach Oxford Scholarships 2020/2021 for Undergraduates from Developing Countries

The Reach Oxford Scholarships offers international students a full scholarship opportunity to study at the University Oxford in any eligible undergraduate course offered at the university.

Organization: University of Oxford

Type: Undergraduate

Country to study: UK

Course to study: Any undergraduate course offered at the University of Oxford, with the exception of medicine.

Benefit: this scholarship covers tuition and college fees, living expenses and one return plane ticket per year.

Requirements: to qualify for this award, you have to be a student from a developing country like Nigeria who has applied for an undergraduate course at the university.

Application period:  This scholarship is currently not ongoing, we will notify you when it starts.

How to apply:

  • To receive this scholarship, you need to have first applied for a place at the university via UCAS, and be accepted.
  • After that, you should complete a separate application form for the scholarship. And for a reference letter to be submitted on your behalf.
  • The university won’t accept scholarship requests from Students who have not applied to the University.

 

7. Full-fee Development Africa Scholarships 2020/2021 at Loughborough University – UK

The Full-fee Development Africa Scholarships are awarded to African students, to enable them to study at the Loughborough University.

Organization: Loughborough University

Type:  Doctoral (PhD)

Country to study: UK

Course to study: All PhD fields at the university.

Benefit: the scholarship fully covers only the tuition fees, while the students have to fend for their travel and maintenance courses by themselves.

Application period: this scholarship is currently ongoing and will end on 15th April 2020.

How to apply: Read More and Apply Here

 

8. University of East Anglia International Development Excellence Scholarships 2020/2021 for Sub-Saharan African Students

The University Of East Anglia International Development Excellence Scholarship is open to eligible Sub-Saharan African students like you, in the form of a partial fees award which is given to students with an astounding academic performance, by the university.

Organization: University Of East Anglia

Type:  Masters

Country to study: UK

Course to study: All fields

Requirements:

To be amongst the top 5 lucky recipients of this award you must be:

  • A citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country (Nigeria is included) or a permanent resident of a such countries, with an offer to enrol into the University for a Master’s programme.

Benefit: scholarship value of worth £7,000

Application period:  this scholarship is currently ongoing and will end on 16th April 2020

How to apply: Read More and Apply Here

 

9. MasterCard  Foundation Scholars Program

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is available to talented students who are in need of financial assistance to complete their education.

The aim of this scholarship is to develop transformative leaders so that they can become active contributors in their society.

Organization: MasterCard

Type: Masters, Undergraduate

Country to study:  Each scholarship will take place at the respective countries of the various MasterCard partner Institutes:

UndergraduateAfrican Leadership Academy, South Africa; Asheshi University College, Ghana; American University Of Beirut, Beirut; Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology, Ghana; Sciences Po, Paris; University Of Abomey-Calavi, Bene Republic; University Of Cape Town, South Africa; University Of Edinburgh, UK; University Of Gondar, Ethiopia; University Of Pretoria, South Africa; Wellesley College, USA; African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Rwanda.

Graduate- African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Rwanda; American University Of Beirut, Beirut; Arizona State University, USA, Carnegie Mellon University, Rwanda;

McGill University, Canada; Sciences Po, Paris; University Of British Columbia, Canada; University Of Cape Town, South Africa; University Of Edinburgh, UK; University Of Gondar, Ethiopia; University Of Pretoria, South Africa, Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology; Ghana; Wellesley College, USA.

Course to study: All courses deemed eligible for the MasterCard scholarship award by the respective partner universities.

Benefit: This scholarship program provides to the scholars, financial, academic, and social support.

The scholarship also offers financial assistance to cover tuition fees, accommodation, books, and other study materials which the student may need for studies.

Requirements:

  • If you are applying for an undergraduate degree, you must be at least 29 years old or below during the time of the application.
  • For masters, you need to be 35 years or below during the application period.
  • To be considered for this scholarship, you need to have an academically sound background and would have expressed a commitment towards helping others.

Note: MasterCard has various scholarship initiatives, and each of them is implemented and controlled by its respective partners. Before you apply, check out the websites of the respective university you are applying to, to make sure you reach their requirements.

Application Period: Each MasterCard  Foundation Scholars partner universities, have specific periods when the Scholarships begin and end. Be sure to check out the above links to gain more information about various MasterCard Scholarships.

How To Apply:

  • Each MasterCard Foundation Scholarship is awarded through the MasterCard partner universities. The application process is handled by each respective partner university, so in order to apply for any the MasterCard scholarships, you have to apply directly through the partner university that is awarding it.

Visit the scholarship website for more information on how to apply for this scholarship.

 

10. Bilateral Education Agreement Undergraduate Scholarship

The Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education Scholarship Board to provide eligible undergraduate Nigerian students with the opportunity to pursue their studies in various international countries.

Organization: Federal Ministry Of Education

Type: Undergraduate

Country to study:  Students who are awarded this scholarship will study in - Algeria, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Japan, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Mexico, Morocco, Russian Federation, Tunisia or Turkey, Greece, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and South Africa.

Course to study:

  • Agricultural Sciences, Architecture, Biology – Biotechnology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Law, and Mathematics.

Benefit:

This BEA scholarship is catered for by both the Federal Ministry Of Education and the scholarship awarding country.

The Federal Ministry Of Education pays to the students:

  • $500 monthly for supplementation, $250 yearly for warm clothing, $200 yearly for Health Insurance, and a Medical allowance of $500 yearly for General medicine scholars only.
  • $6,000 per annum for feeding, local transport, maintenance, equipment/ books.

The scholarship awarding country covers tuition fees and accommodation fee for the students.

Requirements:

To be qualified for this scholarship, you need to:

  • Have made a minimum of Five Distinctions (As & Bs) in your WAEC exams in all the subjects that are relevant to your field of study, including English and Maths.
  • A one-year-old WAEC Certificate. Your certificate shouldn’t be more than two years since you got it.
  • Be 18 to 20 years.

Application period:

November – December

How to Apply: Learn How To Apply

 

11. Shanghai Government Scholarships 2020-2021 for Bachelors, Masters and PhD International Students

The Shanghai Government Scholarship is offered in two types to qualified international students who intend to study in Shanghai.

Type A scholarships are for Masters and Doctoral students, while the Type B  scholarships are for Bachelor’s students.

Organization: Shanghai Government

Type: Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctoral

Country to study: Shanghai

Course to study:  all fields.

Benefit:

  • For the Masters and Doctoral type A scholarship students, the Shanghai Government covers their tuition fees, accommodation, medical insurance fee, and living allowance.
  • For Bachelor’s degree students, the Shanghai Government covers only tuition fee and accident insurance.

Application period: this scholarship is currently ongoing and will end on March 31st.

How to apply: Read More and Apply Here

 

12. University Of Glasgow African Excellence Scholarships for African Students 2020-2021

The University of Glasgow is offering scholarships to 8 lucky African students to join its 2020-2021 academic session from September 2020.

Organization: University of Glasgow

Type: Postgraduate

Country to study: UK

Benefit: The scholarship covers the tuition fees of the students.

Requirements:

For your application to be considered by the  university for this scholarship you must these criteria:

  • You must be an African citizen and reside in an African country during the application period.
  • You completed your first degree in Africa
  • You received a conditional or unconditional offer to study a postgraduate course from the university
  • Demonstrate academic excellence and have grades in your results that will be equivalent to UK grades when evaluated. Your result should be 1st Class Honours or higher.

Application period: this scholarship is currently ongoing and will end on April 1, 2020.

How to apply: Read More and Apply Here

 

13. Kingston University Undergraduate Scholarships 2020/2021 for International Students – UK

The Kingston University Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to international students who will be open to studying a three-year undergraduate course in any subject at the university.

Organization: Kingston University

Type: Undergraduate

Country to study: UK

Course to study: Any course

Benefit: Kingston University offers international students scholarship awards £200,000 broken down to the sum of £4,000 each year.

Requirements:

To be eligible for this award, you need to check these boxes:

  • Be an international student
  • Is not currently registered at the Kingston University, is currently applying
  • Received an unconditional or conditional offer to study an undergraduate course at the Kingston University.

Application period: this scholarship is currently ongoing and ends on May 31, 2020

How to apply: Read More and Apply Here

 

14. TWAS-CSIR 2020-2021 Postgraduate Fellowship Programme for Researchers in Developing Countries

The World Academy of Science (TWAS) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) scholarship is for young scientists from developing countries who aspire to pursue Postgraduate research in emerging areas in science and technology.

For these aspiring scientists, facilities are in place at the laboratories and institutes in the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) which they can utilize for the duration of their program.

Organization: The World Academy of Science

Type: Postgraduate

Country to study: India

Course to study: Agricultural Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Science, Biology and Organisms,  Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Medical and Health Science / Neuroscience, Physics, and Structural Cell and Molecular Biology.

Benefit: CSIR will provide funds for living cost, food, and health insurance. They are also entitled to subsidized accommodation.

Application period: this scholarship is currently ongoing and will end on May 11, 2020.

How to apply: Read More and Apply Here

 

15. Bristol University Think Big Postgraduate Scholarship

The esteemed Bristol University for its Think Big Initiative is awarding to qualified postgraduate students, 26 Think Big scholarships for courses starting in 2020.

Organization: Bristol University

Type: Postgraduate

Country to study: UK

Course to study: any field offered at the university.

Benefit- £5,000, £10,000 and £20,000 awards invested in the lucky students who are starting classes at the university by September 2020. These awards can be used to pay for the student’s tuition fees.

Application period- this scholarship is currently ongoing and will end on March 29, 2020.

How to apply: Read More and Apply Here

 

16. Bristol University Think Big Undergraduate Scholarship

Bristol University is awarding to qualified international undergraduate students 26 Think Big scholarships to enable them to pursue their undergraduate degree at the university.

Organization: Bristol University

Type: Undergraduate

Country to study: UK

Course to study: any undergraduate course offered at the university, except for Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Science.

Benefit: to the lucky undergraduate students who are resuming classes by September 2020, Bristol University offers £5,000 and £10,000. These awards can be used to pay tuition fees.

Application period: this scholarship is currently ongoing and will end on March 29, 2020.

How to apply: Read More and Apply Here

 

17. POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME UNDER PTDF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS IN UK

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund accepts applications from qualified candidates to study at any institution which is under its strategic partnership initiative.

Organization: Petroleum Technology Development Fund

Type: Masters, PhD

Country to study: UK

Course to study: Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Geography / Environmental Science, Mechanical Engineering, Renewable energy, LLM Law and Energy Law, Energy Management, and courses relevant to the oil and gas sector, which is offered at the various partner universities.

Benefit:

PhD students will receive funds for flight tickets, health insurance,  tuition and bench fees (where applicable) and allowance for accommodation and living expenses.

Masters students will also receive funds for flight tickets, payment of health insurance, payment of tuition and bench fees (where applicable) as well as the provision of allowances to meet the costs of accommodation and living expenses.

Application period: the PTDF scholarship is not currently ongoing, it ended on February 17th 2020. You will be notified when it begins again.

How to apply: Masters application, PhD application.

 

18. Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) Scholarships 2020 for Women from Developing Countries to Study in US & Canada

The Margaret McNamara Educational Grant Scholarships is awarded to female students from developing countries with the aim of improving their lives. The scholarship grant is offered for studies that take place in the USA and Canada.

Organization: Margaret McNamara Educational Grants

Type: Masters

Country to study: Canada and USA

Course to study: All fields of study.

Benefit: selected students are awarded approximately $15,000 each

Application period: the Margaret McNamara Educational Grants has closed for the year, it ended on January 15th 2020. You will be notified when it starts again.

How to apply: Apply here.

 

19. Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships  in Canada for Researchers

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships is an annual Doctoral Scholarship awarded to Canadian citizens and foreign students to study Social Sciences and Humanities at Canadian universities.

Organization:  Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

Type: Doctoral

Country to study: Canada

Course to study: courses eligible for the scholarship are those related to Social Sciences and Humanities. Like- Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World, and People and their Natural Environment.

Benefit:

Students who are selected for this scholarship will receive from the Foundation:

  • A membership opportunity to join a community of other Scholars, Mentors, and Fellows, all of whom are leaders and change-makers like you in their respective disciplines and sectors.
  • Leadership training from Mentors and Fellows.
  • $40,000 per year for three years to cover tuition and reasonable living expenses.
  • Up to $20,000 per year for three years, as a research and travel allowance.

Application period: This scholarship ended on January 22nd 2020. You will be notified once it starts again.

Note: Each Canadian University that are partners for his award have their respective application dates.  However, there is a final date for each university to submit their applications.

Visit the scholarship website for more information.

How to apply:

  • Apply to a respective university using the Foundation scholarship portal.
  • If the university you applied through their portal nominates you for the national competition, your application will be forwarded to the PETF with a letter of nomination and you will undergo a rigorous review process.
  • If you finalize for the scholarship, you will be invited to interviews with the selection committee.

 

20. Chevening Scholarships 2020/2021 in the UK for Developing Countries (Fully-Funded)

The Chevening Scholarship is offered to eligible International students from developing countries, to provide them with the opportunity to study at various universities in the UK.

Organization: the Chevening Scholarship is sponsored by the Foreign and Common Wealth Office.

Type:  Masters

Country to study: UK

Course to study: courses eligible for this scholarship are ones that are related in areas of politics, government, business, the media, the environment, civil society, religion, and academia.

Benefit: if you are awarded for this scholarship, you will receive the following benefits from Chevening:

  1. Tuition fees, payment to cover your thesis or dissertation (if applicable)
  2. Arrival allowance, excess baggage allowance, entry clearance application for you.
  3. Monthly allowance to cover living expenses and accommodation. The stipend given to you for accommodation depends on whether you will be staying inside London.

Application period:  September – November

How to apply: Read How to Apply Here

 

All of these scholarships are worth applying for, so hurriedly start applying for the ones you qualify for.  Your dream university is just a click away!

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