Scholarships for Nigerian Students in 2021 (Latest Update)

Are you a Nigerian student? Are you looking for scholarships to apply for as a Nigerian student this 2021? If yes, then this post is for you.

There are numerous international and local companies doing their businesses here in Nigeria, and most of them offer numerous scholarships to talented Nigerian students annually. These scholarships can range from N100,000 to N500,000.

Most of these scholarships are for students who just recently got admitted or those who are in their second year in Nigerian universities and polytechnics. So, if you recently got admitted into any university and you’re looking for available scholarships that could help you be more comfortable in school, then read on, you’re in the right place.

scholarships for Nigerians

One thing I’ve noticed is that a lot of students miss out on these scholarships not because they can’t pass the scholarship exams, but because they simply didn’t get any useful information about them on time.

Consequently, this post has gathered the hottest scholarships for Nigerian students this 2021, so you can easily locate them and apply them to the ones that fits your interest. So without expending more time, here is the best scholarships for Nigerian students this 2021

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MTN Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is open to full time 200/300 level students of any legitimate university, polytechnic or college of education in the country.

MTN foundation scholarship also requires the student to be in a grade of at least second class upper i.e 2:1, for direct entry students the minimum grade point average must be of GPA 3.0 which is upper credit and must have secured admission into a 200/300 level in an approved university. The application for this scholarship is always on around August and September.


PTDF National Undergraduate Program

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The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is inviting all suitably qualified candidates to qualify for their undergraduate scholarships, which is designed primarily to ease the financial burden of the Nigerian students. This scholarship is for all Nigerian students, and other international students studying within the boundaries of Nigeria.


Chevron Nigeria Limited JV Scholarship Awards

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This is another scholarship we decided to bring to your notice because it is also a great opportunity for students to live like kings and queens while on campus if they can put in their best and pass the exam convincingly, the Chevron scholarship is offered by Chevron in collaboration with NNPC.

Only students in 200level are allowed to apply. This scholarship gives room for application by non-science students. The scholarship can range from N100,000 to N150,000


Exxon/Mobil Scholarship

Exxon Mobile scholarship

From another oil company comes another scholarship scheme that is aimed at helping hardworking Nigerian students study comfortably without all the usual financial restraints.

If you are a 200level student in any Nigerian university and you have up to 5 distinctions in your O’level result, you should consider applying for this scholarship because you’re eligible.


Federal Government scholarship

federal ministry of education

This is the only scholarship scheme provided by the Federal government of Nigeria for high performing undergraduate students who are either in their second year, the third year, or fourth year in a Nigerian university and have at least a 4.0 GPA out of a 5.0 scale or a 3.0 GPA out of a 4.0 scale.

The scholarship is also extended to students in Nigerian polytechnics who are in HND and had a minimum of 3.5 CGPA i.e. upper credit in their ND level.

For graduates who are looking to further studies, you can also apply if you were able to get at least a second class upper in your first degree.


Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) Scholarship

Agip scholarship

This is another scholarship that pays its awardees handsomely. To qualify for application for this scholarship, students must be full-time undergraduates in a Nigerian university or polytechnic and in their first year.

If you hail from Rivers, Imo, Delta, or Bayelsa state you should apply for the host community merit award, but if you are not and you are studying Geology, Engineering, and other science courses, you can apply for the National merit award.


National Liquefied and Natural Gas (NLNG) scholarship 

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For over the years past, the National Liquefied and Natural Gas (NLNG)  has been offering a scholarship to its unique candidates in Nigeria. Basically, they offer 5 types of scholarship yearly which are; NLNG Post Primary Scholarship, NLNG Undergraduate Scholarship, NLNG Overseas Post Graduate Scholarship, NLNG Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Scholarship

And this scholarship runs throughout the course duration of the student’s course.


Required Documents For This Scholarships

It should be mentioned here that each of these scholarships does have their specific requirements that the students must meet before he can stand a chance to be awarded the scholarship. However, the following are some of the general requirements we have observed that cut across all these scholarships. They include:

  • Passport Letter
  • Admission Letter from Jamb or your School
  • Local Government Attestation letter
  • An official school ID card
  • O’level result
  • Jamb official result
  • A CGPA of at least a second class Upper division of 3.5 and above.
  • It should be at 200 level and above.

It should also be mentioned that the above requirements is an overview. However, you are required to visit the site of these awarding agencies to know their specific requirements for You.


For each of the scholarships we mentioned, the application always begins from the middle of the year, you should do your research to ensure you get the golden ticket and be assured of yearly income even while in school. I know of students who make hundreds of thousands from scholarships and you could be one of them.

Wishing you the best of luck.

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