Undergraduate Scholarship for Medical Students in Nigeria 2024

Studying at a Nigerian medical school is expensive for students. There are many financial obligations, from textbooks to different types of registrations in the College of Medicine.

And you know that you cannot enter a demanding hustle like other students in the Arts or Humanities.

Medical school in Nigeria will give you little time for yourself. But, it is possible to make money as a Medical student in Nigeria.

Keeping a tab on the latest ongoing scholarship opportunities for undergraduate medical students is necessary.

Unfortunately, many students do not believe they can be a recipient of scholarships. They have given up on the idea of getting a sponsorship opportunity.

It is wrong. Your goal should be to win multiple scholarships.

I remember many years ago when I got my first scholarship as a medical student. It was for a scholarship I reluctantly applied for at the close of the application. It was one of the best decisions I made in Medical school.

You must make efforts to apply for scholarships and essay competitions. Believe that you can get funding for your medical school through scholarships.

This post will show you the ongoing undergraduate scholarship opportunities for undergraduate medical students in Nigeria.

I would love to hear from you in the comment box. Let me know if you have any questions or need further assistance.

Scholarship for Medical Students in Nigeria

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Here is the list of ongoing scholarships for Medical students in Nigeria;

  1. Agbami Medical Scholarship Award
  2. NNPC/Total Undergraduate Scholarship
  3. Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation Scholarship
  4. NNPC/Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited Host Community Scholarship
  5. NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship
  6. MTN Foundation Scholarship Award
  7. Shell Nigeria Students Scholarship Schemes
  8. Hillcity Foundation Scholarship
  9. Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Scholarship Award
  10. Exxon-Mobil Undergraduate Scholarships
  11. PTDF Scholarship
  12. Agip National Scholarship
  13. Shell (SPDC) Scholarship
  14. NNPC/Chevron Scholarship
  15. Midwestern Oil & Gas JV Scholarship
  16. NHEF Annual Scholarship Essay Competition

Agbami Medical Scholarship Award

Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited, a Chevron company and operator of the Agbami Field, in its continuous support for capacity building in the health and engineering sectors as a strategic feed into the national manpower pool, is offering several University Scholarship Awards to qualified Nigerian students from ALL states of the Federation.


E-Applications are invited from FULL-TIME, 100 and 200 level undergraduates from any state of the Federation studying any of the underlisted courses in universities within Nigeria:

  • Medicine & Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy

NNPC/Total Undergraduate Scholarship

The NNPC/Total undergraduate scholarship provides annual scholarships to successful candidates from the year of the award (first year or second year) to the completion of their degree program.


The following categories of students are not qualified to apply for the scholarship program;

  • Students with less than 200 scores in UTME need not apply
  • Students with less than 2.50 CGPA on a 5-point scale or equivalent
  • 300 level students and above need not apply
  • Current beneficiaries of similar awards from any other Company or Government Agency need not apply.

Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation Scholarship

Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation Offers Another Scholarship to 650 Students to Study Medicine in Selected Nigerian Universities

Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation has announced an additional scholarship for the 2022 academic year to 650 students who have an interest and passion in medicine and surgery to study at 12 selected Nigerian universities.

University Information

The Foundation has strictly chosen 12 universities for the scholarship.

  1. University of Nigeria Nsukka – 50 Students
  2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – 50 Students
  3. University of Ibadan – 50 Students
  4. University of Calabar – 50 Students
  5. University of Maiduguri – 50 Students
  6. University of Jos – 50 students
  7. Abia State University – 100 Students
  8. Enugu State University – 50 students
  9. Anambra State University – 50 Students
  10. Ebonyi State University – 50 Students
  11. Imo State University – 50 Students
  12. Rivers State University – 50 Students

NNPC/Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited Host Community Scholarship

Addax Petroleum Development (Nigerian) Limited (APDNL), operator of NNPC/ADDAX Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility, invites suitably qualified applicants from its host communities to apply for the Host Community Tertiary Scholarship Scheme.

Category of Award

Strictly for candidates from APDNL Host Communities


To qualify for consideration, applicants MUST be:

  • Registered Full-TIME undergraduates in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions
  • Certified 100 level students at the time of application (Only students admitted in the 2020/2021 academic session)
  • For OND students, the award will be for two years only

NOTE: The following categories of students should not apply:

  • 200 level students and above
  • HND students
  • Current beneficiaries of similar Awards from other Companies and Agencies

Only Indigenes of APDNL Host Communities in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and the Imo States SHOULD apply for the Host Communities Merit Award.
NOTE: The aptitude test will take place online using a remote proctoring CBT application, and the test date will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates. 

NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) and its co-venture partners hereby invite applications from qualified Nigerian students for the NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship Programme.

The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills of young Nigerians.

It provides yearly grants to successful applicants from their second year to their undergraduate degree programme completion.


The merit-based scholarship is open to FULL-TIME undergraduates studying in Universities within Nigeria.
 Applicants must: ·  

  • Be a citizen of Nigeria
  • Currently, be in their second year of full-time study in a Nigerian Federal or State University accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC)
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 3.5 in a 5-grade system
  • Not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship (National or International)

MTN Foundation Scholarship

MTN Scholarships under the Youth Development Cause is an annual award that seeks to recognize and reward qualified high-performing students in Nigerian Public Tertiary Institutions:

MTN Science and Technology Scholarship is open to eligible 300 level students studying Science & Technology-related courses in Nigerian Public Tertiary Institutions (Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education). 300 successful students are awarded scholarships worth N200,000.00 annually till graduation if they maintain the required grades.

Shell Nigeria Students Scholarship Schemes

Education, as all parents and guardians admit, is a long-term investment with an equally long gestation period. Still, it is one of the best legacies to bequeath to individuals, groups and society. That has been the belief of Shell Nigeria since 1952.

The University Scholarship Scheme, a programme run by SPDC on behalf of the NNPC/Shell/Elf/Agip Joint Venture, makes a quiet but very profound commentary on the company’s interest in promoting capacity building in the country.

Every year, more than 4,000 Nigerian undergraduates write aptitude tests to join the ever-growing list of students Shell Nigeria supports in Nigerian Universities.

The applicants are shortlisted based on the national SSCE and JAMB examination results. An aptitude test at the PortHarcourt, Warri, Enugu, Lagos and Abuja centres follows this.

There are two categories of the Scholarship Scheme, the National Merit Award (NM), open to Nigerian undergraduates and the Areas of Operation Merit Award (AOM), for students from communities in which Shell Nigeria operates. Only first-year students are eligible for the awards in both categories.

An average of 16,000 applicants respond to advertisements by Shell Nigeria every year, inviting qualified candidates to apply for the scholarships, which are tenable only in Nigerian Universities.

Hillcity Foundation Scholarship

HillCity Foundation scholarship is a non-profit based scholarship for students in Nigeria.

The goal of the scholarship award is to promote and add value to young people in a sustainable manner.


Here are the minimum requirements to apply for HillCity Foundation Scholarship

  • Minimum CGPA of 4.0
  • Student of Federal or State University in Nigeria.
  • Two letters of recommendation from 2 lecturers in your school
  • Valid ID card
  • Signed Result/Evidence of CGPA by your HOD
  • Letter of Identification from your department

NLNG Scholarship

Nigeria LNG Limited supports education through several initiatives. One of them is Scholarships.

NLNG has a four-tier scholarship programme that channels support for human capital development and encourage high performance, ultimately growing a pool of high-potential students, graduates and professionals with a competitive advantage.

The scholarship award value is N150,000 per annum for the course duration of each awardee.

Exxon-Mobil Undergraduate Scholarships

The NNPC/MPN JV scholarship is aimed at assisting the Federal Government of Nigeria in the training and developing medium and high-level manpower for the country while also enhancing a possible feeder pool of employable candidates for the company.

Some of the candidates have been successful in the company’s recruitment exercise after graduation; however, there is no obligation by ExxonMobil to offer employment to the awardees upon their completion of studies.


  • Be holders of the SSCE or its equivalent with at least six subjects passed at a sitting.
  • Applicants must be registered full-time undergraduates in their 1st or 2nd year of study in any Nigerian University.
  • Students who are currently on similar scholarship awards from other oil and gas companies should not apply.
  • Dependants of employees of Mobil Producing Nigeria, Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited are not eligible for this scholarship.

PTDF Scholarship

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a Federal Government agency with the mandate of developing indigenous human capacity and petroleum technology to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry.


  • Applicants must have a National Identity Number (NIN) before applying for the scholarship.
  • Applicants are to note that they will be required to verify their NIN before proceeding with the application (NIMC verification charges apply).
  • Applicants who have benefitted from any of the PTDF scholarships in the past cannot apply for the same or lower category of degree.
  • Applicants who are beneficiaries of any other scholarship need not apply.
  • Application is restricted to Federal Universities and for specific courses only.
    Possession of a valid admission letter into the University is mandatory for all applicants.

Midwestern Oil & Gas JV Scholarship

Midwestern Oil and Gas Company Limited, an operator of the Umusadege Field in OML 56, Delta State and its JV Partner SunTrust Oil Company Nigeria Limited, has since commencing production, embarked on various schemes that deliver enduring progress to the indigenes of its host communities and Delta State in general by constantly investing in human capital to ensure economic development.


The scholarship is open to 100 & 200 level students at the time of application.

  • JAMB/UTME & University admission letter from an accredited/approved university in Nigeria.
  • Minimum of 5 Credits in SSCE or GCE, including Mathematics & English, in one sitting
  • Current University ID Card
  • Identification letter signed by Ward Counsellor or CACC ( Community Accredited Contact-men Committee)

NHEF Annual Scholarship Essay Competition

The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Scholarship Essay Competition.

This year’s competition aims to provide a platform that encourages Nigerian university students to think critically and strategically on topical issues that are vital to Nigeria’s sustainable growth and development.


This competition is only open to students enrolled at NHEF Partner Universities. NHEF will verify the enrolment of each contestant with the University Registrar.

NHEF Partner Universities include Ahmadu Bello University, Bayero University, Kano, Kwara State University, University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Port Harcourt.

Previous NHEF Essay Competition & Scholars Program beneficiaries are not eligible to participate in this competition.

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18 thoughts on “Undergraduate Scholarship for Medical Students in Nigeria 2024”

  1. Sir please I’m a 100lvl student of chemistry dept currently on second semester is there any way I can get a fully funded scholarship to study medicine in canada

  2. Hello,sir i want to apply for the NNPC/total Scholarship i am an undergraduate with a UTME Score of 237 But i was not given admission into the school of my choice, sir, if by God’s grace i write JAMB next year can i still apply?

    • No, Zainab

      You can only apply for the NPPC/Total scholarship as an undergraduate student.

      I wish you success with your JAMB exam.

      But have you considered applying to another course with your current JAMB score?

      I may be able to guide you.

  3. Please, can I get scholarship from orjiuzo kalu scholarship team..
    I got admission to study medicine and surgery into Abia State University Uturu ABSU…..
    my WAEC result is 7Bs and 2Cs

  4. Hi I’m a 300 level medical student in Igbinedion University Okada. I’ve tried severally to get a scholarship but to no avail. Is there hope of getting any

  5. Pls for those scholarship programmes that don’t allow students who have benefitted from other scholarships to apply . Is there a way to bypass them or is there a way for them to know the truth.

  6. Sir , is Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation Scholarship still ongoing for 2022/23 utme candidates?, And if yes how do I go about the application?

  7. I have a CGPA of 4.0 and I have 9 distinctions in my SSCE. Currently in 200level. Is it possible for me to qualify for a scholarship with my CGPA?

  8. I wish I could become a beneficiary of a Medical Scholarship one day. I have been applying but have not been successful, even once. I have all the needed requirements, a CGPA of 4.50 and nine distinctions in WAEC. I am currently a 300L Medical Student at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State in Nigeria.
    Thank you Sir!


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