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Scholarships for Nigerian Students, 2014

Last decades have witnessed a great boom in number of available grants and scholarships for Nigerian students. These financial aids in various organizations and universities are offered to give an elevation to Nigerian Students’ higher education. Every year, students of Nigeria migrate from their native place to overseas for advancement of their education. UK is one of the most favorite among prominent international destinations as USA, Canada, etc for Nigerian students. University of Nigeria has established to blaze the trail in the upgradation of education for students of Nigeria by imparting unique level of study.

Diverse scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate, master, PhD and postdoctoral programs for Nigerian students. The following listing will be a great help for Nigerian students to get benefited and move towards their bright future.

Africa Regional Bursary for Master Students 
Cambridge Judge Business School offers Bursary for African students to pursue MBA programme. A bursary worth up to £18,000 will be awarded to a successful African candidate. To be eligible for this bursary, applicants meet the usual requirements for the Cambridge MBA. Candidates should apply for admission to the Cambridge MBA in the normal way for applying this bursary.

Volkswagen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for African
Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellowships for research projects in Sub-Saharan Africa” aims at providing sustainable support for research and research capacity development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The application deadline is 5th September 2014.

Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) MSc Scholarship for African Scientists, 2015
Applications are invited for Africa London Nagasaki Scholarships available for African scientists to undertake a Master’s degree related to the control of infectious diseases in Africa. Scholarships will award to study either the Institute of Tropical Medicine or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Up to four scientists will receive up to a maximum award of US $50,000 each to cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses. The application deadline is 12 September 2014.

Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Welcome Trust funds Intermediate Fellowships for high-calibre, mid-career researchers from Nigeria and low- and middle-income countries in the field of Public Health and Tropical Medicine to study in UK.

Mexican Government Scholarship Program
Applications are invited for Mexican Government scholarship program available for foreign students. Scholarships for academic studies are offered for those who preferred to take complete programs for Specialization, Master’s or PhD Degrees and Postgraduate Researches. Likewise, the offer includes academic mobility for Bachelor’s and Postgraduate Degree. On the other hand, the scholarships for special programs are offered to take short-term fellowships addressed to Visiting Professors, Researchers in Mexico’s issues, Media Contributors, Art Production Fellowships, etc. The application deadline is July 31st, 2014.

2014 DAAD Master Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is funding master scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance at German institution in Germany. A monthly scholarship rate of currently 750 € will be awarded. Scholarships also provide health insurance, travel allowance as well as a study and research subsidy and in applicable cases accommodation subsidies and/or family allowances. The next application deadline is 31st July 2014.

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) invites applications for college scholarships available for international students to study at a Japanese college of technology. A graduated grantee will be awarded a diploma and an associate degree. Scholarship awards will be tenable for four years from April, 2015 to March, 2019 including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 
The Government of Canada offers Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for Canadian and international students studying at Canadian universities. Up to 167 scholarships are awarded annually for a period of three years. Students must be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation. Candidates cannot apply directly to the Vanier CGS program. Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year. Application deadline for the 2014-2015 competition is November 5, 2014.

Sri Lankan Government Presidential Scholarships 
Applications are invited for up to 100 Sri Lankan Government Scholarships available for foreign students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate degree commencing in December 2014 in Sri Lanka. Scholarships are open for courses of studies other than Medical & Dental Sciences. Every student is required to undergo an HIV/AIDS test within a month after arrival. Candidates should apply for this scholarship with the recommendation of the government scholarship nominating agency (Ministry/Institution) of the respective country till 15th October, 2014.

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes for Nigerian students 
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation is offering Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) for developing country applicants. The fellowship is available for master’s, PhD and short courses. Students must be a national of and working and living in one of the countries in the NFP country list valid at the time of application. If for whatever reason a candidate stays in another country other than his or her home country for more than 90 days before the start of the course and/ or programme, he or she is not considered to be living and working in his or her home country.

Westminster International Scholarships
University of Westminster offers international scholarships for students from developing countries to pursue master program. These fully funded scholarships will include full tuition fee waiver, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, financial need and development potential. Preference will be given to junior faculty members of partner Universities in Vietnam. Application should be submitted till 17th October 2014.

Chancellor’s International Scholarship 
University of Surrey is offering merit based Chancellor’s international scholarship of £2,000. Scholarship will be awarded for students who have been offered a place on one Masters programmes in the Surrey Business School or School of Hospitality and Tourism Management starting September 2014. Application should be submitted till 1st August 2014.

International Foundation Programme 
University of Reading is offering international scholarships for joining the International Foundation Programme starting in September and January. Each scholarship of £7000 will be deducted from the successful candidate’s IFP tuition fee. Total eight scholarships are awarded for a period of two year. The application deadlines are 20th June 2014 (September entry) and 24th October 2014 (for the January entry).

Business School Dean’s Scholarships for Masters Students in UK, 2015
Bournemouth University is offering scholarships for masters students. Scholarships are open for students of Colombia, Taiwan, Turkey, Nigeria, China, India and South Korea who have applied to study a full-time Taught Masters at the Business School on BU campus. Scholarships cover tuition fee waiver (50% or 25%). The application deadline is 18th November 2014.

Sussex Nigeria Scholarships for Master Students in UK, 2014
Applications are invited for Nigeria scholarships for all students who admitted to start an eligible master course in September 2014. The value of scholarship is £3,000. The scholarship will be awarded automatically as a tuition fee reduction to eligible students upon enrolment at the University of Sussex. Application should be submitted till 1st August 2014.

ICO-Retina Research Foundation Helmerich Fellowships
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) is offering two fellowships for developing countries. These one year fellowships are awarded for training in any ophthalmology subspecialty at a host training center. The fellowships worth of US$25,000 are offered to cover round trip travel, living expenses and professional expenses. The fellowship may be commencing anytime within 15 months after award notification. The deadline for applications is September 30 of each year.

Postgraduate Scholarships for Ghanaian and Nigerian Students
University of Portsmouth offers postgraduate scholarships within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Department of Geography. These postgraduate scholarships are open to Ghanaian and Nigerian students for pursuing full-time taught Master’s postgraduate degrees. The application deadline is 31 July 2014.

Mexican Government Scholarship Program
Applications are invited for Mexican Government scholarship program available for foreign students. Scholarships for academic studies are offered for those who preferred to take complete programs for Specialization, Master’s or PhD Degrees and Postgraduate Researches. Likewise, the offer includes academic mobility for Bachelor’s and Postgraduate Degree. On the other hand, the scholarships for special programs are offered to take short-term fellowships addressed to Visiting Professors, Researchers in Mexico’s issues, Media Contributors, Art Production Fellowships, etc. The application deadline is July 31st, 2014.

2014 DAAD Master Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is funding master scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance at German institution in Germany. A monthly scholarship rate of currently 750 € will be awarded. Scholarships also provide health insurance, travel allowance as well as a study and research subsidy and in applicable cases accommodation subsidies and/or family allowances. The next application deadline is 31st July 2014.

King’s Nigerian Law Scholarship in UK, 2014
King’s College London is offering Law scholarship to Nigerian students for undertaking the one year LLM Law programme at King’s, 2014 entry. For 2014-15 one scholarship of £25,000 will be available. The scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition fees for the year, as well as providing a living costs allowance. The winner will be selected on the basis of a personal statement as well as demonstrable financial need. The application deadline is 18 July 2014.

INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship for Africans, 2015
INSEAD staff and former colleagues is inviting application for Scholarship for Africans for studying MBA course at Insead-Campuses. Candidates admitted to the MBA programme from Africa qualify. Preference will be given to Ghanaians and to candidates who demonstrate financial need. Scholarship has a value of up to €10,000. Round 2 applications will open on 27th June 2014 and will close on 16th July 2014.  

West Africa Merit Scholarship
University of Aberdeen is inviting application for West Africa merit scholarship to commence full time postgraduate masters program in September 2014. Nigerian/Ghanaian nationals, who are normally resident in Nigeria/Ghana are eligible for this scholarship. Five scholarships of approx £2000 each will be awarded in either the Colleges of Arts and Social Sciences or the College of Life Sciences and Medicine. The application deadline is 30th June 2014.

Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships
University of Sheffield is accepting applications for three available merit-based Nigeria scholarships. Scholarships are awarded for starting postgraduate taught masters studies in September 2014. Each scholarship is worth £7,000 of postgraduate taught masters degree tuition fee per year, for one year of study. Scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction. The application deadline is 27th June 2014.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Social Sciences in Sub-Saharan and North Africa, 2014
Call for Pre-Proposals for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Social Sciences in Sub-Saharan and North Africa, jointly funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation. Postdoctoral fellowships are available in the fields of social sciences, including disciplines such as sociology, political science, economics, social anthropology and contemporary social or political history. The call provides funding opportunities for both junior and senior postdoctoral scholars. The application deadline is June 27, 2014.

NWAG Scholarship for Nigerian High School Students in USA, 2014
Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) is offering two one-time scholarships in the amount of five hundred dollars each. Scholarships will be awarded to Nigerian female or male, High School students. These scholarships will be tenable in the state of Georgia. The application deadline is May 15, 2014.    

King’s Nigerian Law Scholarship in UK, 2014
King’s College London is offering Law scholarship to Nigerian students for undertaking the one year LLM Law programme at King’s, 2014 entry. For 2014-15 one scholarship of £25,000 will be available. The scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition fees for the year, as well as providing a living costs allowance. The application deadline is 18 July 2014.

Pegge Scholarship for Nigerian students
University of Sussex is offering MSc scholarship in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems. This MSc scholarship for Nigerian students takes the form of a contribution towards tuition fees and also possibly maintenance at the discretion of the awarding committee. The deadline for applications is 1st July 2014.

International Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian students
University of the West of Scotland offers 12 undergraduate scholarships for students from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Nigeria and Thailand. These scholarships include 25% fee reduction upon entry into year one of an undergraduate degree programme. The application deadline is 27th June 2014.

Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships for Nigerian students 
University of Essex is offering international scholarships for pursuing undergraduate and master degree level. These scholarships are specifically for non-EU students who have firmly accepted an offer of a place by 30 June 2014 and met the academic conditions of entry. Last date of submitting applications is 30th June 2014.

Dorothy Nicol Scholarship for Sub-Saharan Africa in UK, 2014
University of Stirling is offering scholarship for students from Sub-Saharan Africa for entry in September 2014. Applicants must hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on any of the full-time Masters programmes offered by Stirling Management School. The application deadline is 10th June 2014.

Steve Huckvale Scholarships for African Students in UK, 2014
University of Bath is offering scholarships for African students. These scholarships are available to masters applicants who are intending to study Engineering or Management. Each Scholarship is worth £5,000. Each is awarded as a discount in tuition fees and is for one year only. The application deadline is 30th June 2014.

Henley Ambassador Postgraduate Awards
University of Reading offers Henley ambassador postgraduate awards in the field of business. Students must be holding an offer for a full time postgraduate programme at Henley Business School for entry in 2014/15. University of Reading provides total of £180,000 and successful students will receive up to £5,000 off their degree tuition fees. The deadlines for applications are March 21st 2014 and July 4th 2014.

Gradlink Africa Scholarship at UWE Bristol University in UK, 2014
The Gradlink with UWE Bristol University is offering seven Africa scholarships for Ghanaian, Kenyan and Nigerian students. Recipients of this scholarship will be required to undertake an internship working with the Gradlink development team. This scholarship is for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degree. Scholarships will be offered for the period of one academic year. Applicants can apply till 31st May 2014.

NITDA Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for Nigerian Students, 2014/2015
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is offering postgraduate scholarships to pursue masters or PhD degree in relevant areas of information Technology (IT) at National and international Universities. Scholarships will be strictly based on merit and cover the six Geo-political Zones of the country. The application deadline is 17th April, 2014.

NWAG Nigeria Scholarships for Undergraduate Female Students, 2014
The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) offers Nigeria Scholarship at Nigerian University in Nigeria. The female students of Nigeria can apply for this scholarship. This scholarship is for pursuing undergraduate degree level. Thirty seven one-time NWAG Nigeria Scholarship are offered. The scholarship covers the amount of fifty thousand Naira each. Application can be submitted with all required documents either by regular mail or electronically by May 30, 2014.

Leventis Fellowship for Nigerian Applicants
Leventis Foundation is funding fellowship for younger scholars to develop their research interests in the field of libraries and archives and to participate in the intellectual life of the Center. Nigerian academics are eligible for this research fellowship. Duration of fellowship is of three months. The scheme might be particularly appropriate for scholars working up a PhD thesis into publishable form. The deadline for applications is 31st May 2014.

International Students House Residential Scholarships
Applications are invited for residential scholarships in London for the September 2014 intake. Students should be from a developing or emerging country and intending to return on completion of their studies. Preference will be given to postgraduate students who are studying a course that will provide skills to assist in the development of their home country. Scholarships provide free accommodation at ISH for up to a year and in exceptional circumstances up to three years. The deadline for applications is 31st May 2014.

Edinburgh Global Health Academy Masters Scholarship
University of Edinburgh is offering one full-time masters scholarship on the basis of academic merit. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is accepted for admission onto an eligible Global Health Academy programme at the University of Edinburgh. The scholarship will cover the UK/EU “home” rate of tuition fee of up to £7,800. The application deadline is 30 May 2014.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc Scholarship
The International Development Department is offering MSc scholarship in the field of Governance and State-building, followed by a six-month internship at IDD and six months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in London. Applicants must have the equivalent of a first class UK bachelors degree and be African nationals domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country. Application deadline is 19th May 2014.

Nigeria Merit Undergraduate Scholarships in UK
University of Sheffield is accepting applications for two undergraduate scholarships. Scholarships are available for Nigerian students starting their undergraduate degree studies in September 2014. Each scholarship is worth £7,000 per year of study for all undergraduate programmes but Students of Medicine or Dentistry will only receive the scholarship in the first two years of study. The application deadline is 25 April 2014.

Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Awards for Nigerian Students
Applications are invited for Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) awards available for Nigerian students under the Federal Government scholarship scheme. Applications should be submitted before the interview which will be held at different venues and dates from March 24th to 28th March 2014.

Call for Applications: WASCAL GRP on Climate Change and Agriculture, 2014/15
Applications are invited for WASCAL graduate research program on Climate Change (CC) and Agriculture (CC&Agric). Female candidates are encouraged to apply. The program provides a full scholarship for a maximum period of three (3) years excluding language course. Application should be submitted till March 31, 2014.

Masters Scholarships for Low and Middle-Income Countries’ Students
Kasetsart University is offering full masters scholarships for international students from Low-income and Lower middle-income countries. Scholarships are available for new students to study in M.S. English Program in Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE), Kasetsart University. Application deadline is April 30, 2014.

UNU-ISP PhD Scholarships in Sustainability Science, Japan
Applications are invited for full PhD scholarships in the area of sustainability science at United Nations University. A limited number of PhD scholarships (covering tuition fees and living costs) for a maximum of 36 months are available for outstanding applicants. Application deadline is April 30, 2014.

Loughborough University Graduate Scholarships
Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust funds scholarships for Nigerian students and other African Students for pursuing postgraduate degree. Candidates must have full understanding of the costs involved in coming to study and live in the UK.  Scholarship application deadline is 30th April 2014.

Nigeria Merit Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students
University of Sheffield is pleased to offer two Nigeria Merit Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian students starting their undergraduate degree studies in September 2014. The scholarships are worth £6,500 of undergraduate course tuition fee per year. Application will close on 26 April 2014.

IDRC Doctoral Research Awards for Nigerian students
IDRC offers research awards for Canadians and developing countries’ students for pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university. These awards are intended for field research in one or more developing countries. Students must have completed coursework and passed comprehensive exams before taking up the award. Approximately 20 to 25 awards are offered per competition and will cover justifiable field research expenses up to CA$20,000 a year. The application deadline is April 2, 2014.

Development Scholarships for Nigerian Students
The Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University through the support of the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport offers five partial scholarships for developing countries. Applications for these scholarships are open to all students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition. Students who are applying for study in one of Bachelor’s studies or Master’s studies programmes at Faculty of Social Sciences from academic year 2014/15 can apply. The deadline for scholarship applications is 30th April 2014.

Intermediate Fellowships for Nigerian students
Wellcome Trust is offering research fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and tropical medicine of local, national and global relevance. Fellows must be based primarily in a low- and middle-income country. Last date of submitting applications is 25th April 2014.

Eni Scholarship for Nigerian Students
St Antony’s College Oxford in partnership with the international integrated energy company Eni is offering three students from Nigeria and other African universities the opportunity of fully funded scholarships. Scholarships will be including fees and living expenses, to undertake postgraduate study at the Master’s level at the University of Oxford. Scholarship application deadline is 22nd March 2014.

UNESCO/ Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme
Research Fellowships in Ecohydrology will be available for Nigerian and other Developing Countries students. These fellowships are sponsored by United Nation Educational Scientific And Cultural Organization, Poland. Beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity to undertake an individual research programme in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering. Scholarship application deadline is 28 June (annually).

Aga Khan International Scholarship
Aga Khan Foundation funded International Scholarships for Nigerian Students and Developing Countries to study in abroad. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant: 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. Applications are available now in January. Scholarship application deadline is March 31 (annually).

Campbell Fellowship for Nigerian students
Vera R. Campbell Foundation funds one six-month fellowship for female postdoctoral social scientist from a developing nation whose work addresses women’s economic and social empowerment in that nation. Scholarship application deadline is 1st November (annually).

INSA JRD-Tata Fellowship Programme
The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) offers fellowship programme for developing countries in India. It covers short-term, participatory research studies in all major disciplines of science and technology including engineering and medical sciences at premier research institutions in India. Applicants possessing Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Science or equivalent degree in Engineering/ Medicine and allied disciplines, candidates below 45 years of age may apply. The application deadline is 31st October every year.

Cultures of Resistance Scholarships for Masters at SOAS University of London in UK, 2014/15
SOAS, University of London is offering two scholarships for masters. The scholarships will benefit people from countries that have been affected by wars and extreme poverty. Each scholarship is valued at £24,000 in total. Fees will be deducted from this amount and the remainder will be used toward maintenance. The application deadline is 20 March 2014.

TechWomen Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program in USA, 2014
Applications are invited for five-week TechWomen professional mentorship program in USA. This program supports emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa and the Middle East. The 2014 TechWomen program will occur over five weeks from early October through early November 2014. Applications for this program should be submitted online by February 10, 2014.

Early Career Development Fellowship
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC are offering Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship for Developing Countries Applicants. This fellowship is available for early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals. Applicants must have a qualifying degree in library or information science. Normally a PhD is not considered a qualifying degree, because the Fellowship program is targeted for early career librarians. The application deadline is February 14, 2014.

Global Change Leaders Scholarship for Nigerian students
The Coady International Institute St. Francis Xavier University is offering global change leaders scholarship program in Canada. This is a seven-week education program which provides successful candidates with a full scholarship that includes tuition, travel meals and accommodations. Women applicants from developing countries are eligible for this scholarship. Application deadline is January 17, 2014.

IDB-Oxford Clarendon Scholarships for Nigerian students
Islamic Development Bank and the University of Oxford fund the combined IDB-Oxford Clarendon Scholarships for Nigerian students in the field of MPLS, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences at University of Oxford, UK. The application deadline is 10 January 2014 for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations and Computer Science; 24 January 2014 for all other subjects.

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships
The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. It was established in 1985 to encourage the scholarly study of Islam and the Islamic world. The Centre provides a meeting point for the Western and Islamic worlds of learning. Application deadline is 10 0r 24 January 2014.

South-South PhD Sandwich Scholarships for Nigerian Students
The Food Security Center (FSC) is offering up to four visiting Sandwich scholarships for PhD students to pursue research at a partner institute, research center or development organization located in a developing country. The monthly grant is 500 Euros. In addition, FSC pays for traveling to/from the partner institute. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend. The deadline of application is January 19, 2014.

POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships for Nigerian students
POGO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) are offering visiting research fellowships at centers in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The application deadline is 10th January 2014.

The Distance Learner Online MPH Scholarship
Online MPHDegree.net is offering two online MPH scholarships for developing countries and international students in the USA. The purpose of the merit-based Distance Learner Online MPH Scholarship is to help public health students pay for the costs of their education. It may be awarded to anyone who is currently enrolled or will enroll in the next six months in a graduate level, online master of public health program. Total offer is of $1000. These are merit-based scholarships to deserving online MPH candidates for each calendar year. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2014.

Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowships for Women
International Peace Research Association Foundation offers graduate fellowships for women in USA. Fellowships are provided in the field of in Peace and Development Studies. The Dorothy Senesh Fellowship is available to women from developing countries those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree, who has been accepted into a graduate program and whose graduate work is to be focused on issues related to the goals of IPRA. Every other year (beginning in 1990) one woman receives school expenses in the amount of $5,000 per year for two years. The application deadline is January 15, 2014.

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