Fully Funded Scholarship to Study Abroad for Nigerian Students 2024

It isn’t a new development that many Nigerian students are watching, hoping and praying to experience precisely how education is outside their country.

This is easier said than done. After having every determining factor in place, you realize that moving out of Nigeria to experience more American or European education doesn’t come on a platter of gold.

Despite the difficulties involved in achieving this dream of studying abroad, some questions are being asked repeatedly;

Are there opportunities that can bring my dreams of travelling abroad for your education to reality?

How possible is it to go abroad for my education?

There are lots of questions that may be running through your mind as a Nigerian student. You are not to be blamed. Considering the abnormalities in the country over 7-8 years, you would want to try something different.

Studying abroad might be difficult; it depends on the person looking forward to studying overseas. One thing is sure, and there is a possibility.

You wouldn’t want to miss the remaining part of this article because you are only a few words away from taking a step towards achieving your dreams.

How Can I Study Abroad?

There are tons of ways to get yourself to study abroad;

  • Applying for a scholarship program
  • Directly purchasing the form of your desired institution
  • After confirming your admission, you can proceed to process your travelling documents.

The problem is that the latter doesn’t go down well with everyone, considering it depends on your status, wealth, or family background.

So for this article, we will discuss how you can travel abroad for your studies by taking advantage of scholarship programs.

Scholarships are the only simple, cost-free, and possible way of studying abroad, with a bit of luck – this works for everyone, whether rich or poor, privileged or underprivileged.

By relying on Scholarships, many Nigerians can experience education outside the world.

You can also leverage Scholarships to actualize your dreams.

You may be thinking, “how do I go about this?”. No cause for alarm; we have got you covered.

Firstly, you have to identify the Scholarship that works for you.

You don’t just rush into applying for a scholarship program on knowing about it. Will this Scholarship take me to where I want to be?

Scholarships can come in categories. That is to say, and there are Scholarships meant only for Secondary school students.

There are also Scholarship programs meant only for undergraduates, as there are scholarship programs that only people aspiring for their second and third degree can apply.

Secondly, every Scholarship program requires one thing – Application.

Application processes are very common among Scholarship programs, you can only hold your hopes high if you are successful in this stage.

For example, as a university graduate, a scholarship program may require you to have at least a second-class upper CGPA before you can be considered for a scholarship to proceed with obtaining your Master’s degree.

This can also apply to Secondary school students and undergraduates. Another thing to consider during the application stage is the processes involved, how much to spend, the stress, etc. Then you ask yourself, are you ready to face this? Of course, you know your answer.

After digesting what you have read, you should be eager to learn more. Check out this list of Scholarships available for Nigerian Students to Study Abroad.

Scholarships to Study Abroad for Nigerian Students

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For Nigerian Students who just finished high school or secondary school, Masters’s degree and PhD aspirants. The list below consists of the available Scholarship programs for you:

  • PTDF, Petroleum Technology Development Fund Scholarship
  • Chevening Scholarships
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship, Masters and Professional Programs
  • AIG, Africa Initiative for Governance Fellowship for Nigerians and Ghanaians
  • SPDC Scholarship Program
  • Fully Funded Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships
  • NITDA Scholarships
  • University of Birmingham Scholarships for Nigerian Students
  • Cranfield Sub-Saharan Africa Scholarships
  • Commonwealth foundation scholarship

PTDF, Petroleum Technology Development Fund Scholarship

this Scholarship is available for Nigerians to study in Nigeria and abroad – it includes Universities in the UK. Undergraduates and students aspiring to master’s or PhD degrees can apply.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships was established by the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1983. Many Nigerian students have gone abroad for studies using this Scholarship.

Rotary Peace Fellowship, Masters and Professional Programs

The Rotary Scholarship is a fully-funded one. Each year, they would pick random Students from around the globe.

AIG, Africa Initiative for Governance Fellowship for Nigerians and Ghanaians

The Africa Initiative for Governance would award Ghanaians and Nigerians Scholarships and send them to Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government to undertake intensive public policy and governance training.

SPDC Scholarship Program

The Nigerian Shell Petroleum Development Company awards Students across Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa States of Nigeria postgraduate Scholarships to further their education at selected universities like Imperial College London, the University of Leeds and the University College London in the United Kingdom.

The Scholarship is only available for Engineering and Petroleum related courses (science).

Fully Funded Standard Bank Derek Cooper Africa Scholarships

SBDC awards Scholarships to students in Nigeria, Kenya, Angola, South Africa, South Sudan, Ghana and Mozambique.

NITDA Scholarships

NITDA, the National Information Technology Development Agency, has a scholarship program established in 2010 to aid Nigerian Students and their bid to see Nigeria evolve into an Information Technology-driven Economy.

They sponsor students in areas of study related to Information Technology. Their Scholarship covers Nigerian Universities and Foreign Universities. Only Masters and PhD aspirants can be considered.

University of Birmingham Scholarships for Nigerian Students

Considering many worldwide’s financial problems, Birmingham University has chosen to award the best-performing Students with Scholarships to Study in the United Kingdom.

Cranfield Sub-Saharan Africa Scholarships

This Scholarship is based on merit. Only Students with First or Second Class Upper can be considered.

Above are some scholarship programs you can apply for as a Nigerian and stand a chance of being selected.

There are things you should know as a Nigerian student looking forward to studying abroad – these mistakes many students made led to wasted years.

  • Don’t quit your present school until your Scholarship is 100% guaranteed.
  • Don’t stay home idle with the hopes of obtaining a scholarship.

Studying abroad is a good thing. It’s not wrong to be ambitious, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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49 thoughts on “Fully Funded Scholarship to Study Abroad for Nigerian Students 2024”

  1. Hello sir, pls I need u to pls tell me how to applied for scholarship in Germany and be selected immediately, I really want to further my education there. Pls sir what is the best thing I can do

    • To apply for a scholarship in Germany, you will need to:

      1. Identify the scholarship(s) you are eligible for. There are many different scholarships available to international students in Germany, so it is important to do your research and find the ones that best match your academic background, field of study, and financial needs. You can search for scholarships on the websites of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German government, and individual universities.

      2. Meet the eligibility requirements. Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements, so be sure to read them carefully before you apply. Common eligibility requirements include:

      – Being an international student
      – Having a good academic record
      – Meeting the language requirements of the scholarship and the university you want to attend
      – Meeting any other specific requirements, such as having a certain amount of work experience or being involved in community service

      3. Prepare your application materials. Most scholarship applications require you to submit a variety of materials, such as a personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and test scores. Be sure to start preparing your application materials early so that you have enough time to gather all of the required documents.

      4. Submit your application by the deadline. Each scholarship has its own deadline, so be sure to check carefully and submit your application on time.

      To be selected for a scholarship immediately, you need to have a strong application that stands out from the other applicants.

  2. Good day,I am interested in this scholarship stuff am to enter into the university and I would like to study abroad on scholarship,how do I go about it.

    • Hello Miracle,

      Studying abroad can be a great way to expand your horizons and gain a global perspective. If you are interested in studying abroad on scholarship, here are some things you can do:

      1. Start early. The application process for scholarships can take several months, so it’s important to start early.

      2. Do your research. There are many scholarships available, so it’s important to do your research and find scholarships that are a good fit for you. You can find scholarships online, through your university, or through other organizations.

      3. Meet the eligibility requirements. Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements, so be sure to read the fine print before you apply.

      4. Submit a strong application. Your application should include a personal statement, letters of recommendation, and transcripts. Be sure to proofread your application carefully before submitting it.

      5. Don’t give up. The scholarship application process can be competitive, but don’t give up if you don’t get accepted the first time. Keep applying and eventually you will be successful.

  3. Sir please I want to apply for scholarship abroad.My parents are having financial difficulties.I wrote jamb this year.I wish to study in canada but i only see scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and PhD holders.Please guide me through Sir

  4. Good evening sir,
    Sir pls I’m also interested in d scholarship stuff as I just finished secondary school.planning on taking this year’s jamb but I have no hope as I’m an orphan. Pls help me sir

  5. Hello Sir/Ma
    Please I’m interested in studying abroad, but I’m not financially buoyant. I hope to get there through scholarship but I’m clueless on how to go about it. I wish to study in USA or Canada as an undergraduate.

    • Choice,

      There are not many opportunities currently available for undergraduate students.

      I advise you to finish your studies here in Nigeria since finance is a problem.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

  6. Hello Sir/Ma
    Please I want to apply for a scholarship to study in usa or canada as an undergraduate. I wish to study business administration, so please I will be grateful if you can help me with related scholarship opportunities

    • Choice,

      There are not many opportunities currently available for undergraduate students.

      I advise you to finish your studies here in Nigeria since finance is a problem.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.

  7. I really wanna get admitted to Harvard university united States and I’m looking forward for some sponsor or scholarship
    Thanks, alot

  8. Please sir, I’m in need of a fully funded scholarship. I want to study engineering and my parents are not buoyant enough sir.

  9. Pls sir, am done with my secondary school and it’s hard to get admission here in Nigeria. Can u guide me on how to apply for scholarship to study abroad?

    • Hello Kindness,

      Scholarships in Germany for Nigerian students are mostly for post-graduate studies or are partially funded.

      You can also find course-related scholarships in Germany but as I stated above, they have their limitations.

  10. Hello good afternoon sir, please sir I need your help on how to apply for senior secondary stundent schorlaship . Please sir help me

    Thank you very much sir


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