Last decades have witnessed a great boom in a 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.

University of Dundee Global Excellence Scholarships in UK, 2019

Eligible Students: Applicants must hold an academic offer of entry for an undergraduate programme in any of our academic schools for September 2019 entry.
Courses:  award is available for pursuing the undergraduate programme.
Award Details: The applicants will receive up to £25,000.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2019

Africa program at University of Essex in UK, 2020

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: September 13, 2019

University of Sheffield International Merit postgraduate placements in UK, 2020

Scholarship Provider: University of Sheffield
Eligible Students:
Applicants must receive an offer to study a full-time or part-time Postgraduate Masters program studied in full at the University of Sheffield only before 26 April 2019.
Courses:
The studentships are available for a 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:
4 May 2020

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: April 6, 2018

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, 2019

University of Stirling PGT International Excellence Scholarships in UK, 2020
Scholarship Provider:  University of Stirling
Eligible Students: You must have received a conditional or unconditional offer for an eligible postgraduate taught course at the University of Stirling.
Courses:  Awards are available for pursuing full-time master’s degree programmes.
Award Details: £4,000
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020

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: April 10, 2020

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, 2020

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: Closed

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: 12 November 2019

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 : February 1, 2020

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 a master programme at the SOAS, University of London.
Award Details: Each Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship covers tuition fees in full and provides a maintenance grant of £7,000.
Application Deadline: February 20, 2019

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 : January 15, 2019

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 :  January 15, 2016

Curtin Engineering Merit International Scholarship, 2020

Scholarship Provider:  The Curtin University in Australia
Eligible Students: Students commencing a full Curtin undergraduate or master by coursework program.
Courses:  The studentships are available to pursue an undergraduate degree programme.
Award Details: This scholarship provides eligible students 25% of their first-year tuition fee, up to a maximum of AUD$10,000.
Application Deadline: March 6, 2020

 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:March 28, 2018

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: Closed

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: Closed

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: February 28, 2018.

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: January 15, 2020

TechWomen Emerging Leaders Programme for Women in Technology
Scholarship Provider: 
TechWomen
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: January 19, 2019

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: March 7, 2019

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

All the best!!