Seyi Bickersteth Scholarship Programme 2022

Seyi Bickersteth Scholarship Fund, in partnership with KPMG, Andersen and Leadway Assurance Company Limited invites suitably qualified applicants for the Seyi Bickersteth Scholarship Programme (SBSP).

The scholarship is in honour of Seyi Bickersteth, who served as a Senior Partner of KPMG in Nigeria from 2002 to 2016, and Chairman, KPMG Africa from 2014 to 2016.

Upon retirement, he served on Boards, including Leadway Assurance and was also the Regional Managing Partner and Chairman of Andersen Africa. Beyond being a leader, Seyi Bickersteth was a mentor and a teacher who was passionate about the development of everyone around him, which is why an educational fund has been created in his honour.

Beneficiaries of the programme will receive a scholarship grant worth Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N400,000) annually. Asides from the scholarship grant, beneficiaries will also receive the following:

  • Summer internship opportunities during the holiday or while on National Industrial attachment.
  • Mentorship opportunities and exposure.
  • Upon completion, candidates will be eligible to work at any of the three firms (KPMG, Leadway Assurance or Andersen) if they graduate with a First Class or Second Class Upper Division degree.

The Seyi Bickersteth Scholarship Programme is open to 100 level University students just admitted at the time of application.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Seyi Bickersteth Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Type: Tuition Fee

Host Institution: Nigerian Universities

Scholarship Worth: ₦400,000

Number of Awards: Not Specified

O’level Requirement: 5As, and 3Bs

Minimum CGPA: Not Specified

Study Level: Undergraduate

Nationality: Nigerian

Application Deadline: September 28

Scholarship Requirements

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. A minimum of 5 Distinctions (As & Bs) from their WASSCE (including English and Mathematics).
  2. Students’ SSCE results cannot also be older than 2 years.
  3. A minimum score of 230 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
  4. Candidates must have admission into a Federal University in Nigeria.
  5. Candidates’ four-year course must be in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Insurance or Actuarial Sciences.
  6. Seyi Bickersteth Scholarship Programme is open to students admitted into 100 level of their studies at the time of application. The scholarship is open to students who attended public secondary schools in Nigeria or private secondary schools (where the student received a scholarship to attend)
  7. Only students that are not currently on any scholarship scheme are eligible.

Application Procedures

  1. Every applicant should have a valid personal email account and phone number.
  1. Applications by eligible candidates should be submitted online at
  2. Candidates should include personal and educational details in the application.
  3. Applicants should upload scanned copies of the following as part of the application:
  • Recent passport-sized photograph of the applicant in JPEG format, not more than 200kilobytes;
  • University or JAMB Admission Letter;
  • Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Result;
  • O’ Level Result(s); and ‘A’ Level /OND /NCE Result(s) as applicable;

To apply, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the “Apply Now” tab.
  2. Click on “Register Now” to create an account.
  3. Proceed to your email box to activate your account
  4. Click on to return to the Scholarship site.
  5. Enter your registered email and password to upload your information.
  6. Enter your personal information, National Identification Number (if available), educational information, and other information, and upload the required scanned documents.
  7. Ensure the name used in applications matches the names on all documentation in the same order. Upload an affidavit or certificate if otherwise.
  8. Ensure you view all documents after uploading to ensure they are clear and accurate.
  9. When asked to upload a photo, upload a passport photograph with a white background.
  10. Recheck application information to avoid errors
  11. Click “Apply Now” to submit information
  12. You will receive an email and an sms that confirms your successful application.
  13. Upload a scanned copy of the signed profile; this will be used for verification.
  14. If the National Identification Number (NIN) number was unavailable in step 6, obtain your National Identification Number (NIN).
    Visit to register and learn more about the National Identity Number.
    Click “Create Account” and fill in the required fields
    Login with your Email and Password to complete the form
    After completion, schedule a date for photo and fingerprint capture
    Visit any of the 37 capture centres at to complete the registration process and obtain your National Identity Number
    You can also do your total registration at the NIMC office
  15. Return to and update the application with National Identification Number (NIN) to ensure completion
    Note: Multiple applications attract a disqualification penalty from the Scholarship board

Application Deadline

Applications should be submitted on or before September 28, 2021.

The examination date will be communicated to shortlisted candidates only.


  • Application for Seyi Bickersteth Scholarship Programme (SBSP) is FREE.
  • SCHOLASTICA is the official platform for the Seyi Bickersteth Scholarship Programme (SBSP)
  • Beware of fraudulent websites when applying for the Seyi Bickersteth Scholarship Programme online. Such websites may ask you to make some payments during the application.
  • E-mail applications are NOT accepted.
  • KPMG, Andersen and Leadway Assurance Company Limited did NOT assign representatives/agents to assist applicants to apply.
  • Any candidate who presented false documents will be disqualified or withdrawn at any level of the scholarship process.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the proctored computer-based test
  • Only students that are not currently on any scholarship scheme are eligible

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