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MTN Foundation Scholarship Scheme 2020 For Undergraduates Students in Nigeria

The MTN Scholarship Scheme is an annual scholarship award that seeks to recognize and reward qualified high performing students. It is made up of the MTN Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MTN STSS) and the MTN Scholarship Scheme for Blind Students (MTN SSBS). Both Scholarships under the Youth Empowerment Cause, are currently in their 9th and 7th phase respectively.

Under both scholarships, eligible 300 level students studying Science & Technology related courses and blind students studying in Public Tertiary Institutions (Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education) across Nigeria are awarded scholarships worth N200,000.00 annually till graduation as long as they maintain the required grades.

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About MTN Foundation

The MTN Foundation scholarship scheme seeks to attract high performing full time students studying in public tertiary institutions (universities, polytechnics and colleges of education) in Nigeria. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to pay for their tertiary education and aims to recognize and reward academic excellence.


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MTN Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of MTN Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

  1. The Scholarship covers tuition, book allowance and stipends.
  2. Successful applicant's Scholarship award is renewed every year until graduation provided a CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent is maintained (second class upper/upper credit).
  3. The Scholarship awarded for an Academic year is worth #200,000.00

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Requirements for MTN Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Qualification

The student must be in their third year at the time of application, ie they must be in 300L

  1. Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education in Nigeria must be full-time undergraduates in 300 level/3rd year.
  2. Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score of 3.5 or its equivalent (2:1)
  3. Applicants from public Polytechnics must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) programme and must have secured admission into the Higher National Diploma programme (HND).
  4. Direct entry level students must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the OND programme and must have secured admission into 300 level/3rd year in a public University

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Interview date, Process and Venue for MTN Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

A maximum of 500 qualified and successful full-time Nigerian students studying science and technology related courses are awarded the scholarship

Applicants details will be verified and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an assessment test. 

Application Deadline is 2 weeks from date of publication


Documents Required for Application

  1. 2 recent passport photographs
  2. A valid Student ID card
  3. Any other means of identification (National ID card, International passport or Driver’s license)
  4. Admission letter from JAMB and institution of study.
  5. Admission letter for the HND programmes (For Polytechnic students only).


Application Deadline

July 21, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to MTN Foundation on foundation.mtnonline.com to apply

Scholarship applicants will have to fill an online application form providing details on their matriculation number, department, CGPA, course of study, home address etc.

Names of successful candidates will be published in National Dailies and on the MTN Nigeria website - www.mtnonline.com

For more detials about this scholarship, visit MTN Foundation scholarship website



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