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Scholarships in Nigeria-Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students 2019/2020 and how to apply (Updated)

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(UPDATED) Undergraduate scholarship for students in Nigeria- Every year there are many scholarship openings announced for undergraduate students in Nigeria to apply for. No doubt scholarships for Nigerian students is like icing to the cake, it tends to make the academic journey sweeter, smoother and better as you feel rewarded for studying hard.

We are quite aware that many students miss this awesome opportunity to apply for these scholarships when they are released because of lack of information.

This update contains all the list of undergraduate scholarships in Nigeria and how to apply for them.

If you are interested in getting any of the scholarships available to you, we advise you make good use of the information provided here for you by the InfoPadi Team. The scholarships written in this update comes up every year.

There are many high paying undergraduate scholarships in Nigeria right now.

Available Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerians

To make this easier for you we would be listing the scholarships according to the sponsor of the scholarship.

  • Federal Government Scholarships.
  • State Government Scholarships.
  • Oil Companies Sponsored Scholarships.
  • General Scholarships.

Federal Government Scholarship Award-

The Nigerian Federal Government application opens every year. It is available for all Nigerian Undergrad students, although it is also available for Post Graduate Studies (M.Sc. and PhD.)

To apply for this scholarship follow the link below


Deadline for Application– The deadline varies from year to year.

Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD – Local and Overseas

The Nigerian Federal government through the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria offers yearly the Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to study in various countries such as Russia, China, Cuba, Morocco, Algeria, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Egypt, Japan, Serbia, Mexico, Macedonia, etc.

Follow the link to applybaescholarships site

Application deadline– It always ends before the interview date yearly.

PTDF Scholarships in Nigeria & Overseas (UK & France) for Undergraduate, M.Sc.  & PhD

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a para-statal of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Nigeria. They invite interested students who are well qualified to apply for scholarships under the PTDF Scholarship Scheme. The Scholarship is awarded for studies in the United Kingdom, France and few approved Nigerian Universities

The Undergraduate scholarship is for only students studying in Nigeria only.


Deadline: Usually in October.

Lagos State Scholarship Award – Local and Foreign

The Lagos State Government is one of the leading states that offer admission to Nigerian students. The state offers both Local and Foreign scholarships to indigenes and residents.

Local Scholarship:  This scholarship is for all prospective students of Lagos State origin. The Students must be in full-time study; part-time students are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Foreign Scholarship: This scholarship is designed for students of Lagos State origin admitted for undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in any recognized foreign tertiary institutions.

Interested applicants are expected to purchase scratch card to participate. Visit www.lagosscholarship.org

Deadline: Usually in November

Agbami Scholarship for 100 and 200 Level Undergraduate Nigeria Students

A Chevron company child company Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited, and operator of the Agbami Field, in its bid to always support capacity building in the health and Engineering sectors, offers a number of University Scholarship Awards to qualified Nigerian students. Please note that this scholarship is only open for 100 level and 200 level students studying in any approved Nigerian university.

Follow link to Apply- Agbami Scholarship Application Link

Agip Scholarships for Undergraduate Nigerian Students

Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited gives scholarships to Nigerian undergrad students of various tertiary Institutions. The scholarship is for only 100 level students. This scholarship is only available for students studying Engineering, Geology and Geosciences.

For Host Community merit Award (i.e. students who originated from Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers states,) can apply, other fields of study outside the ones listed above may be considered.

Follow link to Apply- Agip Scholarship Application Link

Deadline: usually March

Mobil Nigeria Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

This scholarship is open for students in Nigerian Universities. The scholarship is only available to suitably qualified Nigerian students studying in Nigeria. No matter your state of origin, you are free to apply.

Follow link to ApplyMobil Nigeria Scholarship Application Link

Shell Scholarship for Nigeria University Students

This scholarship is offered by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (Operator of the NNPC/SHELL /TEPN/AGIP Joint Venture). They offer first year students in all Nigerian universities the opportunity to study with an annual grant from the SPDC JV for the full duration of their course.

The aim of the scholarship grant is to promote academic excellence and improve the skill-base among young Nigerians.

Follow link to ApplyShell Scholarship Application Link

Deadline: usually September

Nigeria LNG Undergraduate Scholarship Award

The Nigeria LNG Limited opens the scholarship application portal for first year Undergraduate students in Nigerian universities. This scholarship award began in the year 1998 as part of Nigeria LNG Limited’s Corporate Social Responsibility to Nigerian Citizens to enhance human capacity development.

Follow link to Apply- NLNG Scholarship Application Link

Deadline- usually July

Total Nigeria Scholarship – National Merit Undergraduate Award

Every year the Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (TEPNG) Company give Nigerian Students scholarships through its annual award of scholarships. The scholarship is given to deserving Nigerian students in secondary and tertiary institutions; they also award scholarships for postgraduate studies

Follow link to Apply- Total Nigeria Scholarship Application Link

Deadline: usually November

Addax Petroleum/NNPC Scholarship Programme

Addax Petroleum Development (Nig) Limited gives yearly the National Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme for full time 100 level undergraduate students in any Nigeria Universities, Polytechnic or College of Education.

Deadline- usually April

NPDC/SEPLAT Undergraduate Scholarship Awards

The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited and Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc Joint Venture as part of its Corporate Social Investment Programme gives Undergraduate Scholarship Awards yearly to deserving Nigerian students

This scholarship awards is only open to qualified and interested second year undergraduates of Nigerian Public Universities.

Follow link to Apply- NPDC/SEPLAT Scholarship Application Link

Deadline: usually Two (2) weeks from the date of announcement or publication of advert.

MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarships

The MTN Foundation, Nigeria offers its MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarships for Undergraduate students in various fields of studies in any Nigerian tertiary institutions.

The Scholarship will be renewed for existing benefitting students provided they maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit).

Follow link to ApplyMTN Scholarship Application Link

Deadline: usually September

Gani Fawehinmi Scholarships Award for Nigerian Students

The Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Board always announces its Four Million Naira Scholarships for 20-40 Nigerian Students in any approved Nigeria tertiary institution (Universities, Polytechnics and College of Education)

Follow link to ApplyGani Fawehinmi Scholarship Application Link

Deadline: usually August

David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarships in Nigeria – for African Students

The David Oyedepo Foundation scholarship program is the major platform for promoting the Foundation’s vision and goals. The scholarship program awards full scholarships to qualified individuals who are indigenes and residents of African countries.

The scholarship grants students the opportunity to study at Covenant and Landmark University, Nigeria.

Follow link to ApplyDavid Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship Application Link

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