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List of Scholarships for Nigerian Students (Undergraduates)– 2018/19

Here we have some 2016/2017 scholarships for Nigerian students who are undergraduates. There aren’t so many scholarship opportunities that are available to undergraduate students in Nigeria. The can easily be counted. When I say that there are not many scholarships, I am talking about those scholarships that are available for all students in different tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Every year, scholarship opportunities open for various categories of students in Nigeria. Some are available only for students who have shown excellent academic prowess while others are available based on financial status of students amongst other factors.

Many of these scholarships in Nigeria for undergraduate student sea usually applied for after the first academic year of students in their respective schools. This is the general trend, however, every scholarship board has its own requirements and eligibility criteria. We will not be touching them in this article.

Scholarships for Nigerian Undergraduate Students

Availability Of Undergraduate Scholarships For Nigerian Students – 2018/2019

This article will only highlight scholarships in Nigeria which undergraduate students can take advantage of in the 2016/2017 academic year. We will simply tell you the name of the scholarship, who is offering it and their application website (if available).

Even though this is just like a summary post, we will endeavour to update you every time applications are invited for any of the scholarship awards. Applications for the undergraduate scholarships are not open at the same time, therefore, you have to keep tabs on when they would be available. We will post it here anytime application opens for each of them.

List of Scholarships For Undergraduate Nigerian Students

Below are the scholarships and related opportunities for Nigerian Undergraduates;

1. Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarships tenable in Nigeria Tertiary institutions.


2. Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture University Award Scheme. National Merit Award (NM) for all Nigerians Areas of operation Merit award for Niger-Delta indigenes


3. Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Scholarship scheme for Undergraduates. Local scholarship (LSS) applicants.


4. MTN Foundation Scholarships in Science and Technology for Nigerian Students.


5. British American Tobacco Nigeria/British American Tobacco Iseyin Agronomy (BATN/BATIA) Scholarship awards Scheme for Nigerian Students

Website: See Application Form –

6. Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Scholarship Scheme for Undergraduate Nigerian Students.


7. NNPC/Total Nigeria Tertiary Institutions Scholarship for Nigerian Students (or NNPC/TEPNG National merit Undergraduate awards for Nigerian Students)


8. Globacom G-BAM Quarterly Scholarships for 1000 Nigerian Secondary and Tertiary students. Migrate to the GBAM plan on your line

9. NNPC/Mobil Nigeria National Undergraduate Scholarship awards for Nigerian Students.


10. NNPC/ADDAX Tertiary Institutions National Merit Scholarships for Undergraduate Students.


11. Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) Undergraduates Scholarships for Nigerian Students. Host communities merit award, and National merit award

12. The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) Nigeria Scholarship for female Nigerian Students. 2016/2017 application here;- NWAG Scholarship Application Form.


13. Young Women Scholarship Programme for female Nigerian Undergraduate Students.

14. Gani Fawehinmi Annual Scholarship award for Nigerian Students

15. The Mankind United to Support Total Education (MUSTE).

16. Stephen Oluwole Awokoya Foundation for Science Education.

17. Kings University Scholarship Opportunities

18. NNPC/Chevron JV National University Scholarship

19. World Bank Scholarship for Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

20. Federal Ministry of Education Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award

21. Ooni’s Scholarship Award Application Form

22. UNESCO/ISEDC Fellowships Programme

23.  David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarships Application 

24. Delta State Bursary & Scholarships Board Application

25. Jigawa State Scholarship For Indigene Students

26. Jim Ovia Scholarship For Nigerian Students

This list is not exhaustive and we shall continue to add more to it. If you know of any scholarship that you think should be here but isn’t, please share them with us using the comment section and we will add them to the list.

As soon as we get information on a particular scholarship, we will post about it and link to it right here. Please read the requirements for any scholarships you are applying for. There are so many undergraduates applying for these scholarships every year, so, make sure you follow instructions give to avoid being disqualified.

We wish you the very best with your application!!!

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