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 opportunities 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.

Global Excellence funding for Nigerians at University of Dundee in UK, 2017
Scholarship Provider:  The University of Dundee in U.K.
Eligible Students: Selection of students will be based on their academic performance to date, their formal application and the content of their application form.
Courses:   award is available for pursuing the undergraduate programme.
Award Details: Scholarship of value £4,500 will be awarded.
 Application Deadline: October 1, 2017.

international awards for Masters Programme at University of Essex in UK, 2017-2018
Scholarship Provider: 
The University of Essex in U.K.
Eligible Students: Be entirely self-funding your studies
 Courses:   The studentships are available for pursuing the full-time master programme.
Award Details: £4,000
 Application Deadline: September 30, 2017.

Academic Excellence International masters programme
Scholarship Provider:
 University of Essex, United Kingdom
Eligible Students: Students of Bangladesh, Canada, China, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA and Vietnam
Courses: Master’s Degree Program
Award Details: If you’re an international student, took your undergraduate degree overseas and are self-funding your postgraduate studies
Application Deadline: 30 September 2017.

Nigeria Merit postgraduate placements at University of Sheffield
Scholarship Provider:
 University of Sheffield, UK
Eligible Students:
 To be eligible for the Nigeria Merit postgraduate placements 2016 (50% tuition fee discount), applicants must be self-funding and classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes.
 The studentships are available for postgraduate taught masters programme.
Award Details:
 Each scholarship is worth 50% tuition fee discount of your postgraduate taught masters degree tuition fee per year, for one year of study.
Application Deadline:  
23 June 2017.

Business School international awards for India, Kenya, Nigeria and Vietnam
Scholarship Provider:
 Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom
Eligible Students: Students of India, Kenya, Nigeria and Vietnam
Courses: Undergraduate Programme 
Award Details: 
Student will receive an award of £2,500 per year for each standard year of study towards the cost of fees.
Application Deadline : 31 May 2017.

International Full funding for Postgraduate Degree Programme at University of Brighton
Scholarship Provider:  The University of Brighton in U.K.
Eligible Students: Students studying graduate diplomas, pre-masters programmes, or equivalent, at University of Brighton partner colleges or those on PG Cert and PG Dip courses (excluding OSPAP, Law CPE PGDip and Accounting PGDip) are not eligible for this application .
Courses:  The studentships are available for pursuing a postgraduate taught degree programme.
Award Details: The grant is worth one year’s full tuition fee.
 Application Deadline: May 31, 2017.

BU Vice-Chancellor’s international awards
Scholarship Provider:
 Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Eligible Students: China, India, Nigeria, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, the USA or Vietnam
Courses: Taught Postgraduate Course
Award Details: Scholarships include 50% fee reduction. The grant is paid as a reduction in your tuition fee for the duration of your course.
Application Deadline : 31 May, 2017.

Postgraduate Awards for International Students at University of Stirling in UK, 2017
Scholarship Provider:  University of Stirling in U.K.
Eligible Students: minimum Second Class Honours (Upper Division)
Courses:  Awards are available for pursuing full-time master’s degree programmes.
Award Details: Each award has a value of £3,000
 Application Deadline: August 31, 2017.

JFUNU funding for Developing Countries, Japan
Scholarship Provider: 
The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
Eligible Students: Applicant must have GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale on at least one of the master’s degrees earned.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing PhD degree at United Nations University.
Award Details: The scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 150,000 JPY for living expenses for a maximum of 36 months.
Application Deadline: 28 April 2017

Loughborough University Postgraduate Taught Scholarships for Africans in UK, 2017
Scholarship Provider: 
Loughborough University in U.K.
Eligible Students: Evidence of the ability and commitment to making a significant contribution to their home country on their return
 Courses:  The studentships are available for pursuing postgraduate taught programme
Award Details: These financial aid positions will cover 100% of the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for one year
 Application Deadline: April 30, 2017.

The Desmond Tutu Masters funding for Nigerian Students
Scholarship Provider:
 University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Eligible Students: Students of Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe)
Courses: Master’s Degree Program
Award Details: The sponsorship will cover the full overseas tuition fee and a maintenance allowance of £5,000. The award will be tenable for one academic year.
Application Deadline : 3rd April 2017.

Senior Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine for Developing Countries
Scholarship Provider: Wellcome Trust
Eligible Students: Developing countries students including Nigeria can apply for this application .
Courses: Research programme 
Award Details: 
Fellowships are for up to five years in the first instance and provide support that includes a basic salary for the fellow, research expenses.
Application Deadline: 6 January 2017

Global Leaders Fellowship
Scholarship Provider: George Washington University, USA
Eligible Students:
Graduate students (master’s and doctoral) from Foggy Bottom on campus programs in the following schools are eligible
Fellowships are available for pursuing graduate (master’s and doctoral) degree level at George Washington University.
Award Details:  
Three Global Leaders Fellowships, which will cover up to 18 credit hours will be awarded for 2016-17.
Application Deadline
: 5 February 2017.

IMMANA Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Applicants
Scholarship Provider:
 UK Department for International Development (DFID), UK Government
Eligible Students: All Countries
Courses: Postdoctoral Research Programme
Award Details: A fixed stipend of £34,000 (approximately $52,000) paid in quarterly instalments against satisfactory completion of programme milestones.
Application Deadline : 1st February 2017.

Ferguson Scholarships for African Students at SOAS, University of London
Scholarship Provider: Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust
Eligible Students: Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree at the first class level.
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing master programme at the SOAS, University of London.
Award Details: Each Ferguson award is valued at £25,000 in total and lasts for one year.
Application Deadline: February 22, 2017.

Sadako Ogata masters programme at University of London in UK
Scholarship Provider:
 University of London, United Kingdom
Eligible Students: Applicants for the Sadako Ogata Scholarship must have received an offer of registration for the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies for the relevant upcoming academic session.
Courses: MA Degree Programme
Award Details: The Sadako Ogata scholarship covers the ‘whole fee’ for the programme, comprising two Core Module fees, four Elective Module fees, and the two Dissertation modules fees. For the 2015-16 year.
Application Deadline :16 January 2017

Chancellors International Development Scholarships at University of South Wales in UK
Scholarship Provider: University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Eligible Students: Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Courses: Undergraduate Programme
Award Details: Scholarships of £2,500 are available for students.
Application Deadline : 15th January 2017.

Science & Engineering Merit Extension undergraduate financial aid at Curtin University in Australia,
Scholarship Provider:  The Curtin University in Australia
Eligible Students: Must be international, full fee-paying students, enrolled in a program of study through the 2015 or  2016 Curtin Innovative merit awards
 Courses:  The studentships are available to pursue undergraduate degree programme.
Award Details: The Science & Engineering Merit Extension support will provide 25% of annual tuition fee for full-fee paying international students who are eligible for the opportunity .
Application Deadline: December 31, 2017.

 New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)
Scholarship Provider: New Zealand Government
Eligible Students: Applicants must be applying for direct entry to a Masters or PhD programme at a New Zealand university
Courses: The studentships are available for pursuing Master’s or PhD studies in New Zealand.
Award Details: The entitlements of the Scholarship include full tuition fees, a living allowance (paid fortnightly), an establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, travel between applicants home country.
Application Deadline: Each Nominating Agency has been asked to set the closing date for applications for their country.

Architecture & Built Environment Excellence Scholarship
Scholarship Provider:
 University of Westminster (United Kingdom)
Eligible Students: Developing countries students including Nigeria can apply for this application .
Courses: Masters Programme
Award Details: The financial aid positions will cover full tuition fee award, accommodation, living expenses, flights to and from UK.
Application Deadline 3rd May

Biotechnology and Management International Scholarship
Scholarship Provider: 
University of Glasgow, UK
Eligible Students: To be eligible, applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the MSc Biotechnology.
Courses: award is available for pursuing MSc programme.
Award Details: The sponsorship will comprise £10,000
Application Deadline: 1st May

GDI Scholarships for Nigerian Applicants at University of Manchester
Scholarship Provider:
 University of Manchester, UK
Eligible Students: Applicants must hold a first class honours bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Courses: The studentships are offered for pursuing masters programmes.
Award Details: Scholarship provides full tuition fee waivers for on-campus masters programmes.
Application Deadline: 29th April

IHRP Emerging Scholar Program at Mahidol University
Scholarship Provider:
 The Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), , Mahidol University, Thailand
Eligible Students: All Countries (Priority is given to developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America)
Courses: MA Degree Programme
Award Details: The scholarship allows for reduced tuition and thesis fees (4,200 Baht per credit to 1,200 Baht per credit each term and a 50 % of the cost of the thesis fee). There is no living allowance.
Application Deadline March 31

International Space program Program
Scholarship Provider:
 International Space University, France
Eligible Students: Various
Courses: Masters Program
Award Details: This aid is available to selected applicants, and covers a portion of their tuition fees.
Application Deadline 15 March, 30 April and 30 November

Scholarships For Masters Program At University of Tsukuba
Scholarship Provider:
 The Joint/Japan World Bank Graduate program (JJ/WBGSP) of the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank-Japan program (ADB-JSP) of the Asian Development Bank
Eligible Students: Developing Countries students can apply for this application .
Courses: Master’s Program
Award Details: The scholarship benefits cover Round trip air travel (economy class) between home country and Japan, plus a travel allowance of US$ 500 for each one-way trip.
Application Deadline March 10

Stipendium Hungaricum programme for Foreign Students in Hungary
Scholarship Provider:
 The Hungarian Government
Eligible Students: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, China – Hudec scholarship, Colombia, Ecuador, Georgia, India, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazahstan, Korea, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Vietnam and Yemen
Courses: BA/BSc, MA/MSc, PhD programme
Award Details: Provisions Covered by the Scholarship Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee.
Application Deadline 1 March

FIG Foundation PhD Positionsfor Developing Countries
Scholarship Provider:
 FIG Foundation, Denmark
Eligible Students: Low-income, lower-middle or upper-middle income economy
Courses: PhD Programme
Award Details: Successful applicants will qualify for a further grant of up to 3,000 euros to attend and present a peer reviewed paper at a FIG conference.
Application Deadline 1 March

Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program
Scholarship Provider:
 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC
Eligible Students: Applicants must be employed in a library or information center.
Courses: This is a intensive four-week Fellowship program
Award Details: This fellowship covers Airfare, coach class, from the recipient’s home country to the United States and return trip to the recipient’s home country
Application Deadline February 12

TechWomen Emerging Leaders Programme for Women in Technology
Scholarship Provider: 
Eligible Students: Applicant must have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four year university degree or equivalent
Courses: The five weeks program provides access and opportunities to advance applicants’ careers.
Award Details: Roundtrip international airfare from participant home country to the United States, Domestic airfare from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. etc.
Application Deadline: February 1

EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships
Scholarship Provider:
 European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and WHO/TDR
Eligible Students: Developing Countries students can apply for this application .
Courses: Clinical Research
Award Details: The grant covers one economy class return ticket (home – host organisation – home); a monthly stipend; health insurance; an allowance to cover essential educational support materials
Application Deadline 28 January and 21 July

Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women from Developing Countries in USA
Scholarship Provider: International Peace Research Association Foundation
Eligible Students: The Dorothy Senesh Fellowships are available to women from developing countries who have completed a Bachelor’s degree
Courses: Graduate Programme
Award Details: The Fellowships provide $5,000 per year for two years for both women, for a total of $10,000 each.
Application Deadline January 15

Abraaj RCA Innovation funding for Masters Students in UK
Scholarship Provider: Abraaj Group
Eligible Students: UAE, Turkey; Mexico; Singapore; Algeria; Brunei; Colombia; Egypt; Ghana; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Malaysia; Morocco; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; Thailand; and Tunisia
Courses: Masters Degree Programme
Award Details: The Abraaj support will cover full international tuition fees to study at a Master’s level for two years at the Royal College of Art in London. A significant contribution towards living costs will also be provided.
Application Deadline 13 January

Call for Applications: WASCAL Doctoral and Masters Fellowships For
Scholarship Provider: West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use
Eligible Students: Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo
Courses: Master’s and doctoral degree programme
Award Details: WASCAL provides fully-funded position to the doctoral and Masters Students in all the ten lead Universities with comprehensive training and research support.
Application Deadline January 8

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