Top Scholarships opportunities in Nigeria 2020/2021.

I came to discover that scholarship has been one of the interesting programs students love the most in the educational sector. This is where they are been taken care of and also get proper training in their desired Universities in the country they hope to study.

It interests us to let you know that most students or applicants do not really know what scholarship is all about. Well, have at the back of your mind that scholarship is simply an award of financial aid for a student to help them further their education at a private elementary or secondary school.

Most times, it also happens to be a private or public post-secondary college, university, or other academic institution where student are been sponsored to study any course in the Universities. Be rest assured that scholarship has been a great help to people who benefited from the program.


We will be sharing with you all in some interesting ways by which you will have to follow in other to obtain a scholarship in Nigeria. The steps are as follows below.


Not knowing what you want is one of the biggest mistakes you will ever make in scholarship pursuit. It requires you to put in more effort and make a good search for the right one to apply to in order to be awarded.  When you locate the perfect scholarship, you will know how to tackle it.


In as much as you are interested to obtain a scholarship in Nigeria, you must make sure you know all about the detailed requirements. Note that if you want to apply for multiple or just one scholarship, all you should do is being organized because you have to get things done before the deadlines.

In other not to make any mistake, you just have to list out the types of scholarships you wish to apply for alongside their requirements and deadlines. This is because each scholarship is different and requires different documentation in other to make it a perfect one.


When you talk about different types of scholarships, bear it in mind that there are different types of scholarships. We will be looking at some different types below.


When we talk about academic scholarship, is rest assured that these have to do with academic-based merit? Know that they have minimum requirements for GPAs which are competitive and nature.


When talking about underrepresented groups’ scholarships, it is the kind of scholarship that is been issued to people based on their demographics.


This kind of scholarship is based on athletic ability where you are been sponsored to represent a sports team. You should know that there are some schools has differing levels of sports programs, from Division I to Division III, which all has the opportunity for scholarships.


This scholarship is simply talking about family. In some places, if you happen to be the first person to attend university, you might be eligible to receive a first-generation scholarship to help afford your educational expenses. This will ease their families the stress.


Have it at the back of your mind that there there is a certain document you will have to upload during scholarship application. The respective document is as follows below.

  • Passport photograph
  • Admission Letter (From School or JAMB)
  • School ID Card
  • Local Government of Origin identification
  • O’level Result
  • JAMB Result
  • Birth Certificate
  • National Identification Number (NIN). This is optional in most cases.


On this note, postgraduate students will have to kindly the said document when applying as a postgraduate student. They are been listed below.

  • Completed scholarship application form.
  • Copy of passport/ID.
  • Copies of transcripts/diplomas.
  • Statement of Purpose/Letter of motivation.
  • Letter of recommendation (1 or 2)
  • CV (Curriculum Vitae)/Resume.
  • Standardized test scores


In this area, we will be talking about the top best scholarship opportunities Nigeria students can apply for. Do well to read down in other to understand the full list.

NNPC/Shell Post & Under Graduate Scholarship

One of the richest companies in Nigeria Shell has made an offer known to all Nigerian applicants concerning ongoing scholarship opportunities they made available for postgraduates and undergraduate students. As long as this scholarship is concerned, you have no worries at all because they will take care of all your needs.

Scholarship Worth: N50, 000

MTN Foundation Scholarship for Post & Under Graduate

MTN which happens to be the leading network providers in the country has made it known to all it may concern. Are you a student and you really needed to be educated; MTN has provided all you need to make that happen. This scholarship will really be of great help and at the same time ease you the stress.

Scholarship Worth: N200, 000

PTDF Scholarship for Post & Under Graduate

Petroleum Technology Department Development Fund (PTDF) happens to be a ministry of petroleum resource which was established by decree 25 of 1973 which a hug mandate to sponsor and train  Nigerians postgraduate and undergraduate students towards the active performance in the oil and gas industry. This scholarship is been made available for Postgraduates and Undergraduates as well.

Scholarship Worth: N250, 000

NNPC/Chevron Scholarship For Post & Under Graduate In Nigeria

It’s a pleasure we make it known to you all that Chevron Nigeria limited and Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation has joined forces together to make sure they assist Postgraduate and Undergraduate students in their academic pursuits. In as much s you are a student in Nigeria; you have to try hard in other to make get this.

Scholarship Worth: N150, 000

Nigeria Agip Oil Company Scholarship for Post and under graduating Students

Nigeria Oil and gas Oil Company is fully ready to sponsor qualified postgraduates and undergraduates to any educational level they so desire to reach. Note that the bills are been taken care of, hence you have no need to worry about it. You can try this out.

Scholarship Worth: N100, 000


Yes, there are many scholarships in Nigeria, but be rest assured that there are some scholarships that are very easy to get in Nigeria. On this note, we will be sharing with you all on the simplest Nigeria Scholarships applicants can make do within Nigeria.

Bilateral Education Agreement Overseas Scholarship

Have you been looking for a simple scholarship that is easy to apply for? Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education has put in the effort with some countries such as Japan, Italy, and Hungary to offer scholarships for international study.

Have it in mind that the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria is currently looking for Nigerian students to apply for NEXT scholarships for the 2020 academic year. You can be part of them.

Lagos State Scholarship Award for Nigerians

Another easy to apply for a scholarship in Nigeria is the one which was made available by the Lagos state specifically for Post and under graduating students in the country. This scholarship section is very simple and easy because it is been conducted by a panel of five local leaders

Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme

This is another interesting scholarship you can simply apply for right from the comfort of your home. Note that the Nigerian scholarship grants tuition fees, a 500 USD monthly living allowance, and a whopping 500 USD book allowance, which is a pretty huge fee.


When applying for the scholarship, it is advisable you fill in the form carefully in other not to make any mistake. This is because mistakes can ruin the whole thing and throw them into the trash. On this portal, we will be sharing with you all the Mistakes you ought to avoid when sourcing for scholarships.

1. Worrying too much about scholarship amounts

It is advisable you do not worry too much about the scholarship amount on the ground. Sometimes we make mistakes of applying for scholarships with a high amount knowing too well that we stand little chance of winning the scholarship. Please no matter how small the money involved is, kindly go for it.

2.  Missing a deadline

Anything you do in terms of scholarship pursuits, please do all you can to make sure you don’t miss out on the deadline day. This is a mistake that has scattered the dreams of so many students just because they couldn’t meet up with the deadline date of the scholarship application.

3. Forgetting to Proofread

Don’t make the mistake of typos, grammar, and punctuation errors. they will ruin your scholarship application. You might think that the mistakes cannot be noticed, but be rest assured that it is a bad impression to anyone reviewing the application.

4. Applying for scholarships you’re not eligible for

One thing in life is trying to do what you know within yourself you cannot achieve. When applying for a scholarship, you should know that some scholarships are strictly meant for foreign citizens while some are meant for other African citizens.

Some students will go-ahead to apply for that scholarship they are not eligible for. Applicants should learn to respect themselves and make do with the opportunities naturally meant for them. By so doing, your efforts will not be in vain.

5. Not applying at all

In life, they normally said that Opportunity comes but once, but by grace, it might come again. Please do not make the mistake of not applying for scholarships when given the opportunity to. You really need to give it a trial than stand to regret letter.  Please do well to Apply because you might be the lucky one here.


Below are the simple steps by which you can simply apply for a Scholarship In Nigeria. All you need to do is to kindly follow the stipulated steps in other not to make a mistake.

  1. You must make sure you have a Smartphone for online streaming.
  2. Make sure you have good network connectivity.
  3. Kindly visit the UP Government’s Scholarship and Fee Reimbursement Online System.
  4. You are expected to tap on the “Student” section and select “New Registration”.
  5. Choose the scholarship for which you want to apply.
  6. Fill in all mandatory details that are marked with an *.
  7. Click on “Submit” to register.


Having said much, I Am glad you all know what scholarships are all about now. It’s now left for you to apply for the one you are eligible to. Do you have any questions regarding this post? Kindly make it known to us via the comment session below. Thanks and best of lucks.

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