Scholarships in Nigeria to study abroad 2019

Latest / Ongoing Scholarships for Post Graduate

      • Masters Scholarship by University of Essex 2018/2019

      • Benefits

        Receiving the Executive Scholarship allows you to access a prestigious qualification for a very affordable price. As the course takes place 100% online and part-time, it's easy to fit studying around your work and family commitments.

        You're in safe hands with us - we received a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2018 and a 90% rating for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018. The qualification you gain is recognised worldwide and is awarded by University of Essex, University of the Year 2018 (Times Higher Education Awards).

      • Masters Scholarship by Gordon Signy Fellowship 2019/2020

      • The Fellowship provides an award of US $5,000 payable in two installments, the first US $4,500 at the beginning of a period of study and US $500 upon receipt of Fellows’ reports of their experiences (see item 11 below). For training periods exceeding 89 days, and at the discretion of the Regents of the Fellowship, an award of up to US $7,500 may be provided.  A certificate of Fellowship will be issued to each Fellow after the final Fellowship Award payment.

      • Masters Scholarship by University of Queensland 2019/2020

      • Financial support is offered for the duration of the Master of Advanced Economics (MAdvEcon). Successful candidates are eligible for a scholarship package of AU$30,000 per annum and a tuition fee waiver. Upon successful completion of the degree, we will then support the candidate's application for a UQ PhD scholarship. The school tops up all UQ PhD scholarships to AU$30,000 per annum. 

        Entry to the program is for RQ1 (January) only.

      • Post Doctorate Scholarship by Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellowships

      • Benefits

        Gilbreth Fellows are appointed for a two-year term, and receive an annual stipend of $60,000 and benefits. A $5,000 grant is also provided for professional development such as attending conferences or workshops and are mentored for their future academic careers through a variety of programs. 

      • PhD Scholarship by NUS Department of Economics

      • The scholarship includes tuition fee waiver + S$2000 stipend per month (S$2,700 for Singapore Citizen and S$2,200 for Singapore Permanent Resident) before passing qualifying exam (QE)  and additional top-up of S$500 upon passing QE

      • Undergraduate Scholarship by St. Cross College

      • Each Worldwide Scholarship has a value of £10,000 and is intended to provide financial assistance to an academically meritorious graduate student normally resident in the pertinent continent, who has been accepted into an accredited one-year Master's (MSc/MSt) course at the University of Oxford and who is unable to secure full funding from elsewhere. The successful scholar will be given priority for a room in College accommodation (at the standard rent) for the year of their course.

      • Fellowship Scholarship by The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) 2019/2020

      • The OWSD Early Career Fellowship is for two years and provides up to USD 50,000.

        Please note that the OWSD Early Career Fellowship does not provide for the fellow’s salary which must be guaranteed by the fellow’s institution.

        The fellow’s institution must waive any overhead or indirect costs on the research project. However, applicants can include in their budget break-down any costs for support from the institution that will directly benefit the research project (for example, lab technician’s time, maintenance and utilities costs, administrative officer’s time, etc.).

        The eligible expenses are listed below.

        a) Research-related costs


        • Necessary equipment to build up research units or set up a lab
        • Training in use of equipment
        • Maintenance of equipment


        • Expendable supplies that will be consumed or replaced (e.g. glassware, solvents, feed, reagents)

        Research visits, exchanges and programmes

        • Attendance at international scientific meetings (e.g. travel, accommodation, meals, registration, visa)
        • Hosting visiting scholars and/or establishing a visiting scholars programme
        • Organizing and hosting scientific events (e.g. seminar series, international symposium, themed workshops, regional and itnernational conferences)
        • Organizing exchange programmes with national/international scholars

        Teaching and Assistance

        • MSc, PhD, Post doctoral researchers
        • Research assistants (e.g. to gather information and data)
        • Teaching assistants
        • Family care assistance (e.g. childcare costs in order for fellow to undertake research project, travel support for family members)
        • Other assistant (based on applicant’s needs, e.g. casual labour)

        Field work

        • Transportation (e.g. car rental, public transport, airfare)
        • Board and lodging
        • Sample collection and analysis
        • Hospitality fees (e.g. dinner with research partners in the field)

        Publication costs  (e.g. in peer-reviewed journals, open source)

        Information resources

        • Subscriptions (e.g. journal, library)
        • Literature (e.g. books, reprints, photocopies)
        • Library resources

        IT facilities

        • Computer hardware
        • Computer software
        • Computer services (internet connections, technical support, database development)


        • Science communication (e.g. writing for publication, presentation skills)
        • English language courses (for improved science communication)
        • Specialist courses for team leader and project staff or group training sessions (e.g. long-distance learning)


        • Monitoring and evaluation costs (to measure the impact of the research project)
        • Rent paid for land or premises used in a research activity
        • Any other support costs directly related to the research project (for example, lab technician’s time, maintenance and utilities costs, administrative officer’s time, etc.)

        b) Linking with industry and other partners

        • Visits to companies, private sector (e.g. travel, board and lodging costs)
        • Product development (e.g. patent, prototype, Intellectual Property costs)
        • Technology transfer
        • Licensing costs
        • Research-to-product related expenses
        • Training (e.g. understanding/developing IP and patents, research-to-product training, communicating with industry, business, management and marketing skills)
        • Scaling up of teaching programmes and/or ‘training the trainers’  (e.g. offering specialist courses at PhD level to ensure level of training in given discipline is adequate)

         A downloadable list of appropriate industry, private or civic partners for collaboration is available here.

        c) Outreach, communication and networking

        • Website development
        • Communications materials (e.g. flyers, posters)
        • Dissemination  (e.g. development of stakeholders contact database for information sharing)
        • Networking (e.g. development of online community/forum, linking with OWSD members and National Chapters, science academies)
        • Mentoring (e.g. establishing a mentoring programme with partners in industry)
        • Translation of project-related documents
        • Training (e.g. social media, language courses necessary for communicating research)
        • Other costs needed to undertake outreach activities

        A downloadable list of the above eligible expenses is available here.

        Please note that this list is not exhaustive. In addition, selection for a fellowship does not imply that all costs requested will be automatically granted. The Selection Committee will evaluate each expense requested in the proposed budget and take a final decision on related costs to be awarded.

        Additional support provided by OWSD:

        Two training workshops per fellowship on managing the grant, leadership, outreach and entrepreneurial skills.

        • The first workshop (held in September of the first year of the fellowship in Trieste, Italy) will establish communication and networking between fellows and provide guidance on how to set up a lab, manage a research group and link with industry. Fellows will present their research projects and work plans and receive feedback.
        • The second workshop (held in held towards the end of the second year of the fellowship) will provide feedback on the fellows’ work during the first year and discuss the best ways to ensure the research project is sustainable beyond the duration of the fellowship. This workshop will be hosted by one of the four OWSD regions, possibly by an appropriate OWSD national chapter or national academy.


      • Masters Scholarship by Mo Ibrahim Foundation 2019/2020

      • The scholarship is provided by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and is for a two-year programme, with the successful candidate undertaking the full MSc programme, with a one year internship being integral to the programme. The internship will consist of six months with IDD and six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London.

        The Governance and Statebuilding programme is one of the specialised streams within international development, and takes an interdisciplinary standpoint, combining the theoretical rigour of political economy and the practical experience of development. The good governance agenda occurs now increasingly alongside debate on state-building, which encompasses issues such as accountability and transparency, corruption, conflict, political settlement, human rights, participation, access to justice and democratisation. Governance and state-building are of particular interest to governments, nongovernmental organisations and development agencies, as well as to a growing and vibrant academic community.

        The scholarship includes:

        1. Full tuition fee
        2. Air fare to and from the United Kingdom and visa
        3. Monthly stipend of £950 for 18 months
        4. Arrival allowance of £950

        The remaining six months for the internship will be funded directly to the successful candidate by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

      • Masters Taught Scholarship by University of Stirling 2019/2020

      • As part of our commitment to attracting the very best students to join our diverse international community, we are delighted to offer the University of Stirling PGT International Excellence Scholarship.

        This scholarship is awarded in the form of a £5,000 tuition fee waiver for the first year of a Master's degree and is open to all full-time, self-funding students who are classed as international for tuition fee purposes.

      • Fellowship Scholarship by CommonWealth Scholarship

      • Commonwealth Medical Fellowships are for mid-career medical staff from low and middle income countries, to enhance their clinical skills.

        Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Medical Fellowships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development. These fellowships are offered under one of the CSC’s six themes:

        1. Science and technology for development
        2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
        3. Promoting global prosperity
        4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
        5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
        6. Access, inclusion and opportunity
      • Fellowship Scholarship by AIMS-Carnegie

      • Successful candidates will each benefit from financial support of up to $28 440 per annum for a two year postdoctoral term. Funding is also available for conferences and international scientific events. The term can be renewed based on satisfactory progress. Fellows would preferably be based at QLA in Rwanda and could be affiliated to any of the AIMS Research Centres and spend time in other international partner universities or research centres. Beneficiaries may also be affiliated to any recognized institution of higher learning located in the same country as the AIMS Research Centre.

        The AIMS-Carnegie Research program in Data Science and its Applications aims to position Africa at the forefront of information science. It also seeks to ensure that scientists worldwide are able to fully contribute to the above goal.

      • Internship Scholarship by African Development Bank Group 2019/2020

      • The broad objectives of the program are to:

        • Provide students with an opportunity to acquire professional and practical experience at the African Development Bank.
        • Provide the Bank with a pool of potential candidates for future recruitment purposes.
        • Eligible Interns will be provided with a monthly stipend.

        However applicants should not expect the internship to lead to immediate employment with the Bank.


      • Fellowship Scholarship by United Nations Human Rights 2019/2020

      • Aims

        The aim is to strengthen participants’ skills to contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries. The participants are equipped with the tools necessary to enhance the development of legislation, policies and programmes; to strengthen collaboration of civil society with governments; and to undertake local awareness-raising activities.


        Each fellow is entitled to a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance; and a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.

      • Contest Scholarship by Royal Academy of Engineering 2019/2020

      • The overall winner will receive £25,000(orlocal currency equivalent).Runners up will also receive a cash prize of£10,000 eachThis amount will be paid after the final event, which will take place in June 2020.

        All applications will be acknowledged on receipt. Responsibility cannot be  accepted for applications lost, damaged or delayed. Any applications that are incomplete, late,do not adhere to the guidelines or contain false information will be rejected. Selected applicants will be contacted by email by the end of September 2019.

        By applying to be considered for the Prize, applicants warrant that all information submitted is true, current and complete. The Judging Panel reserve the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants and the veracity of all statements made

      • Masters Scholarship by University of Essex 2019/2020

      • Bangladesh £5,000, Brazil £3,000, Canada£2,000Chile£3,000, China£2,500, Colombia£3,000, Ghana£4,000, Hong Kong£2,000, India£5,000, Indonesia£4,000, Japan £3,000, Jordan£2,000 Kazakhstan£3,000, Malaysia£4,000, Mexico*£3,000, Nepal£5,000, Nigeria£4,000, Norway£3,000, Pakistan£5,000, Russia, £2,000, Singapore £2,000, Sri Lanka£5,000, Taiwan£3,000, Thailand£2,000, Turkey£4,000, USA£2,000, Vietnam£4,000

      • Contest Scholarship by Tana Forum

      • Forum offers several opportunities for youth participation before, during and after the Forum including youth
        debates, multi-stakeholder dialogues, civil society and media involvement, and different competitions.
        Now in its fifth year, the Tana Forum annual essay competition is aimed at obtaining views from the youth on
        various peace and security challenges faced across the continent. The competition is open to African nationals
        enrolled in higher education institutions based in Africa and in the diaspora. This year’s theme will be “Political
        Dynamics in the Horn of Africa: Nurturing the Emerging Peace Trends”.
        The authors of the three winning essays will be invited by the Tana Forum Secretariat to attend the Forum as fully
        sponsored participants and address participants at the Forum. Prior to the event, the authors receive mentorship
        from a pool of experts based at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS).