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Partial merit awards for Nigerian Students to Study Abroad, 2017-2018

The Lagos State Scholarship Board is offering Partial Merit Scholarships for Nigerian students to study in foreign universities. These opportunities are available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies for 2016-2017/2017-2018.

The Lagos State Scholarship Board is the State Government’s organ established in February 1968 shortly after the creation of the State to be in charge of Bursary, Scholarship and other educational related matters.



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Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.

Course Level: The studentships are awarded to undertake university study in collaborating universities

  • Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in India, Ukraine, Republic of South Africa, and China.
  • Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in India, Republic of South Africa and Ukraine.

Study Subject:

  • Undergraduate: Medicine, Dentistry, Pediatrics, D Pharmacy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, All spheres of Engineering, Geology, Architecture and Built Design, Information Technology, Avionics, Aerospace Engineering and Aircraft Maintenance, Film and Animation, Agriculture, Social Sciences, Law, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Computer Applications and Software Development, Business Administration with CIMA or ACCA Syllabus, Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Journalism and Mass Communication, Economics and Railway Transportation
  • Postgraduate: Masters degree, Ph.D. and Medical Residencies available in all Fields.

Award: The Awards shall be Merit based only, ranging from 1- 50% off the Annual Tuition Fees for the awarded course/field of study

The award can be taken in Study Abroad


Criteria of Eligibility Undergraduate level:

  • All applicants must have passed in one (1) sitting the Secondary School Certificate WAEC or NECO with a minimum of 5 passes of Grades Distinction –Credit (A-C) in relevant subjects to their choice of Course for Study.
  • English Language and Mathematics with the minimum Credit (C) pass is compulsory for all applicants.
  • Minimum Age for all applicants is 16 years; Maximum age shall be 24 years.
  • Applicants with A’ level qualifications, Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or Higher National Diploma above 24 years but below 28 years may be considered.
  • Applicants with Higher National Diploma (HND) with a pass of Distinction in all Subjects may be given placement with an Exemption from First Year. Maximum age for this category of applicants shall be 30 years.
  • Applicants with a First degree a minimum qualification of a Second class upper (2.1) division in Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Biochemistry or Microbiology may apply for Medicine (MBBS) with exemption from years 1

Criteria of Postgraduate level:

  • All applicants must have undergone undergraduate studies with a minimum qualification of a Second class upper (2.1) division.
  • Maximum Age for all Masters students is 35 years and for Ph.D. applicants 40 years
  • All Ph.D. applicants must have undergone a Masters Degree program in the relevant area she/he intends to pursue a Ph.D.
  • All Ph.D. applicants must submit with the required documents a Proposal for their intended area/topic of research.

Nationality: Nigerian students can apply for these merit awards.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants with a First degree a minimum qualification of a Second class upper (2.1) division.

Test Requirement:  No

English Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.

Nigeria Scholarships

How to Apply:

Method of Application

  • Interested Qualified applicants are to send Certified True copies of the following Documents by e-mail to laurelsassociates-at-gmail.com, all shortlisted candidates shall be advised by email their interview dates and venue.
  • Successful applicants shall be required to come with all original copies of their documents for physical on the sports verification on the day of their Interview.
  • Shortlisted Applicants will receive their Placement Offer letters 5 working days after undergoing Interview with further instructions at Laurels Associates office, 3, Bunmi Joseph close, Gbagada, Lagos.

Required Documents for all applicants

  • International Passport Bio-data Page
  • WAEC/NECO results with Scratch card for verification purpose
  • Testimonial from Secondary School attended duly signed, stamped and dated
  • Birth Certificate from National Population Commission (NPC) only.
  • State of Origin Certificate duly signed, stamped and dated
  • Academic Transcripts and Research Thesis are required from all Masters’ students and a Copy of Proposed Area of Research for all Ph.D. applicants.
  • 2 recent Passport size photography of the applicant
  • NYSC discharge Certificate for all Postgraduate applicants

Application Form

Application Deadline: Applications are for the 2016/2017 academic year  is now open up to November 1, 2016.

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