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Top 12 Nigerian Scholarships, Values and How to Apply

See the list of scholarships which are available for Nigerian undergraduates 2017/2018, requirements and how to apply.

Top 12 Nigerian Scholarships and How to Apply

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1. Agbami Medical & Engineering Scholarship For 100/200 Levels

Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited and its Agbami Partner has thrown in some coins to support the race in pursue of education in Nigeria by undergraduates in various approved institutions across the country.

The scholarship programme which is known as “Agbami Medical & Engineering Scholarship” is open to FULL TIME undergraduates in their 100 and 200 Levels.


Issuer: Chevron Oil & Gas

Country to study in: Nigeria

Worth: Medical awardees = ₦200, 000 | Engineering Students awards = ₦100,000

Eligible Courses: Medicine and surgery, dentistry, Pharmacy, Engineering

Requirements for Application:

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Scanned copies of the following documents are required:

  1. Passport Photograph with white background and not more than 3 months old (size 450px X450px not more than 200kb)
  2. School ID Card
  3. Admission letter
  4. Birth Certificate
  5. O’level result
  6. JAMB result
  7. email address

When you have all this documents scanned and your email address created (i.e. if you didn’t have one before) you can then proceed to their main website by clicking HERE in order to see the steps on how to apply. Application is simple and shouldn’t take up to 30mins.

2. NNPC/Chevron Scholarship for 200 Level

Chevron Nigeria Limited, in collaboration with its Joint Venture partner, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is offering a number of University Scholarship Awards to suitably qualified Nigerian students in any approved institution within the country.

E-applications are invited from full-time SECOND YEAR (200 LEVEL) degree students of the under-listed courses in Nigerian Universities:


Provider: Chevron Oil & Gas

Country to study in: Nigeria

Worth: ₦150, 000

Eligible Courses:

  1. Accountancy
  2. Agricultural Engineering/Agricultural Science
  3. Architecture
  4. Business Administration/Economics
  5. Chemical Engineering
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Computer Science/Computer Engineering/System Engineering
  8. Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  9. Environmental Studies/Surveying
  10. Geology/Geophysics
  11. Law
  12. Mass Communication/Journalism
  13. Mechanical/Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  14. Human Medicine/Dentistry/Pharmacy
  15. Petroleum Engineering

Requirements for Application:

Scanned copies of the following documents are required:

  1. Passport Photograph with white background and not more than 3 months old (size 450px X450px not more than 200kb)
  2. School ID Card
  3. Admission letter
  4. Birth Certificate
  5. O’level result
  6. JAMB result
  7. email address

When you have all this documents scanned and your email address created (i.e. if you didn’t have one before) you can then proceed to their main website by clicking HERE in order to see the steps on how to apply.

3. Shell University Scholarships for Undergraduate Nigerian Students

Issuer: Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited

Country to study in: Nigeria


Eligible Applicants must:

  1. Be citizens of Nigeria, currently enrolled in an accredited and approved university in Nigeria.
  2. Have gained admission during the 2015/2016 academic session, and pursuing a first degree programme.
  3. Have a minimum of seven O/Levels credits, including Mathematics and English.
  4. Be enrolled full‐time, in a university in Nigeria at the undergraduate level with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 at the time of application (attach transcripts or official records).

The Scholarship comes in two categories;

  • The National Merit Award (NM) and
  • The Areas of Operation Merit Award (OM).

How to Apply

  1. All applicants should have their personal valid email accounts (for consistent communication).
  2. Candidates who meet the above entry qualifications should apply online at www.shellnigeria.com and to provide the required personal and educational details, and load scanned copies of the following:
  • A recent passport-sized photograph of the applicant (i.e. jpeg format, not more than 200kilobytes);
  • University or JAMB (UTME or D/E) Admission Letter;
  • Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Scores;
  • ‘O’ Level Result(s); and ‘A’ Level /OND /NCE Result(s) as applicable; and
  • Letter of Identification from State (showing Local Government) of Origin.
  • Scanned copies of letters of identification, (which must be duly stamped and signed) by:
  • The Paramount Ruler of the Community; and
  • The Chairman of the Community Development or Executive Council (CDC or CEC) is also required of applicants for the Operational Area Awards (OM). The letters should be addressed to The Manager, Social Investment, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Prodeco 5, Room 10, Shell Industrial Area, Rumubiakani, Port Harcourt.

View more details at their official page

4. MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarships

Provider: MTN Nigeria

Worth: N200,000

Eligible Subject Areas: Only applications from students studying one of the under listed courses will be considered:

  • Accountancy/Accounting
  • Extension and Rural Development
  • Agricultural Science
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Production and Health
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries Management
  • Applied Physics
  • Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer and Electronics
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer and Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Computer Technology
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Industrial Mathematics
  • Industrial Physics
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Petroleum and Gas Engineering
  • Physics Electronics
  • Geophysics
  • Physics/ Computational Modeling
  • Pure/ Applied Physics
  • Statistics
  • Statistics and Computer Science
  • System Engineering


  • Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education in Nigeria must be full time undergraduates in 200 level/2nd year.
  • Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score of 3.5 or its equivalent (2:1)
  • Applicants from public Polytechnics must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) programme and must have secured admission into the Higher National Diploma programme (HND).
  • Direct entry level students must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the OND programme and must have secured admission into 200 level/2nd year in a public University
  • Current Beneficiaries of the MTN Foundation Science & Technology Scholarship award are not eligible to apply
  • The MTN Foundation reserves the right to cancel or suspend a scholarship award if it is discovered that an applicant /awardee provided false information.

How to Apply

Currently, the scholarship is not ongoing but the application is HERE

5. Agip Scholarships for Undergraduate

Provider: Agip Oil Company Limited

Country to study in: Nigeria

Worth: ₦100, 000

Requirements for application:

In order to apply for this scholarship, you need to obtain a scanned copy of the underlisted documents:

  1. Passport photograph with white background not more than 3 months old (450px by 450px not more than 200kb)
  2. School ID card
  3. O’Level Certificate
  4. Admission letter
  5. Birth certificate
  6. Proof of Local Government Area of Origin
  7. Letter from Community Paramount Ruler
  8. Letter from CDC Chairman
  9. JAMB Result


How to apply:

For information on how to apply, eligible courses etc. you can visit the scholarship’s official webpage HERE

6. Total E & P Scholarship Scheme For 100/200 Levels

Issuer: Total (E&P) Nigeria Limited

Worth: N150,000


To qualify for consideration, the applicant MUST:

  1. Be a Registered FULL TIME undergraduate in a recognized Nigerian University
  2. Be a certified 100 or 200 level student at the time of application
  3. Show proof of SSCE or Equivalent Certificate.
  4. Show proof of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) score.
  5. Show proof of letter from the University and Matriculation Number
  6. Show proof of A-level or Equivalent Certificate (for direct entry students)

Also, he or she must have a scanned copy of the listed documents:

  • Recent Passport Photograph
  • Certificate or Proof of Origin
  • Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE)
  • UTME result
  • JAMB/University Letter.
  • 1st Year Result showing CGPA

How to apply:

After getting every needed documents ready and having met the listed criteria, you can proceed to their scholarship page via HERE to supply your personal information, after that, you can them click HERE to apply for the scholarship

7. NLNG Scholarship For 100 Level Students

Issuer: Nigeria LNG Limited

Worth: ₦150, 000


The following candidates need not apply

  1. Beneficiaries of other scholarship schemes.
  2. Second (2) to Final year students.
  3. Part-time students.

How to apply:

Application is done online through their scholarship page. To apply and also find out more about this scholarship, click HERE

8. NNPC/ Addax Petroleum Scholarship for Nigerian Undergraduate:

Issuer: Addax Petroleum Development (Nig) Limited


To qualify for consideration, applicants MUST submit an application with the following information:

  • Other Names.
  • sex
  • surname
  • Functional E-mail address and phone number.

And attach scanned copies of original:

  1. Admission letter into institution with information on course of study, year of entry and duration.
  2. SSCE/GCE O’level Certificate.
  3. Evidence of State of Origin / Local Government.
  4. School ID card or National ID or Driver’s License or International passport.

How to apply:

Application is done through email. Scanned copies of the following documents listed above should be mailed to either of the following email addresses:





9. NNPC Mobil Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Issuer: Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN)

Worth: Unspecified

Requirements/ Criteria:

  1. Awards will be made to qualified and suitable students who are currently admitted in Nigerian Universities irrespective of state of origin including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
  2. Candidates must be holders of the SSCE or its equivalent with at least six subjects passed at a sitting
  3. Applicants must be registered full-time undergraduates in their 1st or 2nd year of study in any accredited Nigerian University
  4. Students who are currently on similar scholarship awards from other oil and gas companies should not apply.

How to apply:

For more information regarding eligibility, courses approved and documents required, you can read on them through their main scholarship page HERE

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10. PTDF Scholarships for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Nigerian Students

Issuer: Petroleum Technology Development Fund

Worth: ₦150, 000 Plus One Laptop

Country to Study in: Nigeria, Europe (UK, Germany, France), Brazil, USA

Requirements/ Criteria:

Applicants are advised to scan copies of the following documents and attach to their online application forms:

  1. First Degree Certificate or Statement of Result
  2. NYSC discharge certificate
  4. Two Recent Passport Photographs
  5. Local Government Identification Letter
  6. Master’s Degree Certificate (PhD Applicants only)
  7. Admission Letter (PhD Applicants)

A). Undergraduate (Nigeria Only)

  • Possession of 5 credits in WAEC/SSCE/NECO including English Language and Mathematics
  • Must have concluded the 1st year of their study in any of the PTDF upgraded Federal Universities listed below.
  • Must have scored a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on scale of 5 or 4.5 on a scale of 7 in their 1st Year.
  • Must scan and attach a copy of their admission letter
  • Students admitted into the University through Direct Entry i.e. 200 level must have either of the following:
  • Minimum of Upper Credit at the Diploma level
  • Minimum of 10 points in interim Joint Matriculation Board (I.J.M.B) examination.
  • Minimum of 8 points at the Advanced Level General Certificate of Education (G.C.E).

B). MSc (OSS And LSS)

  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience
  • National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate.
  • Applicants must be computer literate.
  • Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language; At least C6 in WAEC/SSCE or C4 and above in NECO.
  • Applicants must not be above 30 years of age.

Applicants for OSS must be in possession of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (USA).
  • R.E (Graduate Record Examination) (USA).
  • GMAT – for Management related courses (USA).
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (UK).

C). PhD (OSS And LSS)

  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) in an Oil and Gas related field OR a 2.2 with oil and gas industry experience;
  • National Youth Service (NYSC) certificate;
  • Applicants must be computer literate;
  • Possession of O/level with Credit in English Language; (At least C6 in WAEC/SSCE or C4 and above in NECO); and
  • Employment in the academics in reputable Nigerian Institution, teaching oil and gas related disciplines;
  • A minimum of 2.2 in their first degree and a minimum of merit as a second degree certificate in an oil and gas related discipline;
  • Submit a research proposal relevant to the oil and gas industry (of not more than 5 pages) to include: Topic, introduction, objective, methodology relevance to the industry and mode of data collection;
  • Possess a valid admission letter; and
  • Must not be over 40 years of age

How to apply:

Application Forms can be accessed online at the APPLICATION WEBSITE using an ATM (Interswitch, Master & Visa) card or through purchase of a scratch card from designated main branches of First Bank of Nigeria Plc in all the 36 States and FCT, upon payment of a NON-REFUNDABLE sum of N1,000 (One Thousand Naira Only). Instructions on how to access the form online is clearly stated on the backside of the cards.

11. Gani Fawehinmi Scholarships Award for Nigerian Students

Issuer: Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Board

Worth: ₦100, 000

Number of awardees: 20


Each applicant shall submit an application letter, not more than two pages. The letter must include the name of the candidate, course and year of study, state of origin and why the candidate believes that he or she should be given the award,

The application letter must be accompanied by:

  1. A photocopy of the candidates current identity card
  2. A letter from the candidates current head of department, including correct information on the candidates CGPA for the last academic session
  3. A letter from the registrar certifying that the candidate is a student of the institution
  4. A copy of the candidates registration form for the current semester and
  5. Two current passport photographs

Students who have once won the scholarship are not eligible

The application letter, with all the supporting documents, should be forwarded by hand or postal delivery to:

Gani Fawehinmi scholarship board

Nigerian law publications house

Otunba jobi fele way, C.B.D alausa ikeja, p.o.box 80279, lafiaji, lagos

12. MUSTE Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students

Issuer: Mankind United to Support Total Education (MUSTE)

Worth: unspecified


Applicant must:

  1. Have their Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination result or the equivalent
  2. Have a current admission letter into a recognized higher level institution
  3. Undergraduate applicant must have passed JAMB and Post-JAMB examinations
  4. Undergraduates already in school must attach a recent photocopy of their school I.D
  5. Higher degree applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, and have at least two years of recent full time professional experience, acquired after a university degree.
  6. Present one personal reference letter and one academic/professional reference letter. All recommendation letters must be duly signed.
  7. Higher degree applicant must include a cover letter stating “Why they intend to pursue a higher degree” (Not more than 250 words).
  8. Attach recent passport photograph
  9. Include a valid email address in the format (firstname.lastname@host.com), residential address and telephone number
  10. All questions are compulsory unless otherwise stated

How to apply:

Click Here to apply or learn more



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