Top 10 Masters Scholarships Applications Available for Nigerians in 2015/2016

Top 10 Masters Scholarships Applications Available for Nigerians in 2015/2016

 are fairly easy
to get this days, although sounds probably crazy. Most institutions grant as
much as $20millions to students for scholarship in foreign universities. In 2014, various
sponsors, including governments, companies and organizations offered  scholarships to Nigerian
undergraduates  and graduate students to study in Nigerianand foreign.
 Shell Nigeria is one of the prominent company when
it comes to scholarships; Since 2010, the Shell Petroleum Development Company
of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has been supporting scholarships especially the one
year postgraduate degree scholarship program for applicants from Bayelsa, Delta
and Rivers states. 
The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity for
qualifying students from the three states to further their education in courses
that are relevant to the oil and gas industry. Other companies like Total,
AGIP, MTN, EXXON MOBIL and well-known private operating bodies also provide
scholarships to outstanding graduates from Nigeria universities. However, this
list will expose the latest masters scholarship ungoing, which every Nigerian
can easily apply for, and if favoured, you will be selected

1. Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for
International Development (DFID)
with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and
wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and
sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.
Students from developing countries who would not
otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared
Scholarships for Master’s study, jointly supported by UK universities.
Purpose: To contribute to development needs of
Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified
professionals and academics who would not otherwise have been able to study in
the UK.
Intended beneficiaries: High-quality
postgraduate students who have not studied extensively overseas before, who
would not otherwise have the opportunity to study in the UK, and who have the
potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge
and leadership skills they acquire.
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered for
selected taught Master’s courses, and are usually tenable for one year only.
These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional
English language teaching.
To apply for these scholarships, you must:
·         Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or
British protected person
·         Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
·         Be available to start your academic
studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
·         By August 2016, hold a first degree of
at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard
·         Not have studied or worked for one
(academic) year or more in a developed country
·         Be unable, either yourself or through
your family, to pay to study in the UK
The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and
cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of
candidates. The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships
and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner
How to apply
You should apply to study an eligible Master’s course
at a UK university that is participating in the Shared Scholarship scheme.
Before applying, you must check with your UK
university for their specific advice and rules for applying, and for their own
closing date for applications. Click here for a list of contact details
You can apply for more than one course and/or to more
than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship.
The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS to
your UK university or applications directly from individuals.
All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 1 April 2016 at the
latest. Each university has its own closing date for applications, and most
fall before 1 April 2016. You must submit your application by the date advised
by your UK university.
Applications for 2016 Shared Scholarships will close temporarily
from 5th November – 19th November 2015 inclusive due to high traffic on the
Electronic Application System (EAS) at this time. During this period, you will
not be able to access any saved applications nor make any new applications on
the EAS.
 If you have submitted a completed application in the EAS
before 5th November this will not be affected and you will not need to
re-submit the application. If you have started and saved a Shared Scholarship
application before 5th November, your saved application will be available
unchanged on 20th November. Shared Scholarship Applications will re-open on
20th November 2015.

Click here to Apply now

2.Apply for UNICAF Online Masters Scholarship Programme (For Nigerians)

UNICAF is pleased to notify you that you are qualified to apply for a UNICAF Scholarship. Take lead today and grab  this incredible opportunity by applying below:


UNICAF is one of the most generous scholarship Programmes available. Theprogramme supports students that are domiciled in Africa and providesopportunities for studies towards various distance learning degreeprogrammes awarded by European, British and American universities. Currently UNICAF provides scholarships for the online programmes offered by the University of South Wales in the UK, the University of Nicosia in the EU and the Marymount California University in the USA.

For the last two decades our associate institutions have been offeringscholarships to international students. Successful students were able to make a significant contribution to their home countries at the highest level.

The UNICAF Scholarship Programme was founded to offer gifted underprivileged students from Africa the opportunity of furthering their education by studying towards internationally accredited qualifications at a much lower cost.

  • Earn a Scholarship for an Online Masters Degree!
  • $35,000,000 Worth of Scholarships Already Awarded!
  • UNICAF is one of the most generous scholarship programmesavailable.
  • Currently UNICAF provides scholarships for the online MBA, MSc in Business Psychology and MA in Education, offered by the University of South Wales in the UK and for the online MBA offered by the Marymount California University in the US.

1.) University of South Wales Programmes (UK)

The University of South Wales is one of the largest in the UK, offering moreopportunities and better prospects for students. 

The University offers various Accredited Degrees including:
  • Master in Business Administration
  • MA in Education
  • MSc in Business Psychology
To apply for a British Degree, CLICK HERE

2.) Marymount California University MBA (USA)

Marymount California University makes available the MBA in an online or blended learning format to provide maximum flexibility. Marymount California University MBA program prepares students for effective and ethical entrepreneurial leadership in a global interconnected economy.

Marymount’s MBA program is designed for quick completion of the degree combining management, leadership and fieldwork.

To apply for an American Degree, CLICK HERE
3. Swedish Institute Study Scholarships

 The Swedish
Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) are given to students from selected
countries for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden starting in the autumn
semester 2016. Nigerians are
also eligible to apply

The scholarship covers tuition fees, living
expenses (SEK 9,000 per month), and insurance. The scholarship also covers
travel grants for scholarship holders from countries on the DAC list of
ODA recipients
Eligibility for the Swedish scholarship:
Applicants must be from an eligible country and have
at least two years’ work experience. Applicants must display outstanding
academic qualifications and leadership experience. In addition, applicants
should show an ambition to make a difference by working with issues which
contribute to a just and sustainable development in their country.
How to Apply for the scholarship
The selection process for the Swedish Institute
Study Scholarships consists of two selections rounds. The first selection round
will take place through an online form 1–15 December 2015. Successful
candidates  be notified by 8 January 2016, and asked to submit a detailed
application for the second selection round 1–13 February 2016.
If youre not convinced, kindly Read more
about the eligibility
 at the official website.
Deadline: 15 Dec
2015/13 Feb 2016
4. IPOET scholarships in
2016 IPOET Chalmers will be offering around 50 IPOET scholarships in
2016, funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, to prospective
fee-paying students. The scholarships are administered and awarded by
Fields of
Unrestricted – all of the
current Master’s programmes at Chalmers.
selection is based on the applicants’ relative academic excellence, which
primarily includes weighted average grade but also home university’s stature
(including position on global ranking lists) and priority order of the
application for Chalmers Master’s programmes.
Available to:
  • Citizens
    from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish
    university education
  • 1st
    year Master’s Programme applicants
Amount: A 75% reduction of the tuition
fees (4 semesters / 2 year programme)
  • Students
    who excel during their first year of studies may receive an increased
    scholarship reduction, which covers 85% of the tuition fee during the
    second and final year of studies
  • No
    funds are transferred to the scholarship laureates
 Deadline: 15 January 2016


The Eiffel
Excellence Scholarship Programme was established by the French Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and International Development to enable French higher education
establishments to attract top foreign students to enrol in their master’s and
PhD courses.

It helps to shape the future foreign decision-makers of the private and public
sectors, in priority areas of study, and encourages applications from emerging
countries at master’s level, and from emerging and industrialized countries at
PhD level.

Check out important dates here
·   Opening of the call for applications: October 15th, 2015
·   Deadline for receipt of applications
by Campus France : January 8th, 2016
·   Announcement of results: Week
of March 21th, 2016
Master’s course:
·     The Eiffel scholarship is
granted to cover a set number of months in order to help the recipient follow
the course for which his/her application has been agreed. Students will have to
meet the academic obligations for each academic year of the course to continue
to benefit from the initial scholarship.
·      Excluding language
training, the scholarship may not exceed 12 months for a Master’s 2 course, 24
months for a Master’s 1 course and 36 months for an engineering degree course.
·      If the recipient follows
a preliminary language training course he/she may receive his/her allowance
during this training, for a maximum duration of two months. The cost of the
training shall not be covered.
·      Optional trainings are
not covered. Recipients may continue to benefit from their scholarship for a
training period or an internship outside of their host university equivalent to
25% of the duration of their training period, to the condition that the aforementioned
training or internship is part of the curriculum prepared.
·    If the course offers an
international academic exchange, payment of the scholarship will be suspended
for the period spent abroad.
·     If an Eiffel
recipient would carry out his/her training in an apprenticeship course with
dual training in a company supported by a contract providing for a wage, the
benefit from the Eiffel scholarship will be terminated at the start of the
PhD course:
·      Eiffel
scholarships are granted for a period of up to ten months.
·      A language
training taken during the main higher education course is available for
law course on request from the French host centre. It is not available for
science and economics courses.
·      Split stay: If approved
by the selection commission, law students may split the ten months into a
maximum of three stays lasting three to four months, over a maximum of three
years, with students returning to their countries of origin between sessions.
Only one round trip will be supported.
In order to receive the first payment of the
scholarship, the recipient must begin his studies in his host university in

Higher education institutions are asked to immediately inform Campus
France of any relevant event that may delay graduation.

Amount of the Eiffel scholarship
·     The Eiffel programme
does not cover tuition fees. Higher education centres are asked to apply
the best possible financial conditions to Eiffel scholarship recipients.
·         Tuition fees at higher education
centres directly monitored by the French Ministry of Education are waived for
students benefitting from French government scholarship programmes.
·         Master’s courses : Eiffel
scholarship recipients benefit from an allowance of 1,181 EUR (1,031 EUR of
maintenance allowance and 150 EUR of monthly compensation). In addition, the
programme covers various expenses including a return trip, health insurance and
cultural activities. Recipients may also be eligible for housing allowance.
·         PhD courses: Eiffel scholarship
recipients receive an allowance of 1,400 EUR. n addition, the programme covers
various expenses including a return trip, health insurance and cultural
activities. Recipients may also be eligible for housing allowance.
·         Payment conditions: The scholarship is
paid monthly by bank transfer on a French account opened by the recipient at
the start of the course. Bank account details (RIB, IBAN) must be transferred
to Campus France.

6. Scholarships from Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation

The Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation
supports a scholarship programme for International master students at Grenoble
INP. The grant amounts to 5000 euros
per semester (maximum duration 1 or 2 semestres) and covers various science and
engineering fields.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship,
applicants must ensure that they are:
Age: 28 maximum
Nationality: All countries, particularly
African countries
Note: the programme is taught in English, therefore proficiency in
English is highly required such as TOEFL,IELTS and so many others, but citizens
from English speaking countries are exempted (Native speakers of English)

7. Global Study Awards for International Students

Brief description:
The ISIC Association, Study Portals and British
Council IELTS are launching The Global Study Awards  to ultimately
encourage young people to study abroad as part of their tertiary studies in
order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
The Global Study Awards will be available to
prospective students in all countries worldwide. The Global Study Awards will
enable the successful candidate(s) to study abroad, on any chosen undergraduate
or postgraduate programme at a higher education institution. The Global
Study Awards cannot be used by a successful candidate to study domestically.

Deadline: 30 Nov 2015/30 Jun 2016
Any Undergraduate or Postgraduate Programme at any
The Major  Country of Eligibility
International students from all countries
Scholarship value:
The individual global study award has a maximum
value of £10,000. The Award prize will be applied toward the cost of
tuition fees in the first instance, paid directly to the Higher Education Institution
that the successful candidate will attend.
If tuition fees are below the maximum individual
award fund of £10,000, the remaining funds may be allocated per diem for living
costs for a maximum of 52 weeks starting from when the student first registered
at the higher education institution.
To be eligible for The Global Study Awards
applicants must:
•  Be 18 years or over on 1 January 2015
•  Have taken an IELTS test at a British
Council centre, and receive an official Test Report Form (TRF) issued by the
British Council in the last 2 years and before the application deadline
• Have a valid International Student Identity Card
(ISIC) and/or International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) at the time of
• Plan to enrol on a full-time undergraduate or
postgraduate programme abroad between 1 January 2016 and 30 April 2016
(Round 1) or 1 August 2016 and 31 October 2016 (Round 2)
• Provide an acceptance letter from the relevant
institution by the relevant cut-off date
• Write a short review of your study experience at
Application instructions:
Applications are carried out online. There are two
rounds of applications and deadlines:
First round: open from 15 August 2015 to 30
November 2015 for students starting their studies abroad between 1 January
2016 and 30 April 2016.
Second round: open from 15 January 2016 to 30
June 2016 for students starting their studies abroad between 1 August 2016
and 31 October 2016.
It is important to visit the official website (link
found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how
to apply for this scholarship.

8.  Edinburgh Global
Research Scholarship
The Edinburg
 awards are designed to attract high quality overseas research students to
the University of Edinburgh.
30 Edinburgh Global
Research Scholarships will be awarded for session 2016-2017.
Each award covers
the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU graduate student and that chargeable to an overseas
graduate student. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses. Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to
three years.
The awards are open
to overseas students commencing a PhD in any field of study in 2016-2017.
Applicants must be
liable to pay tuition fees at the rate applicable to overseas students and must
have already applied for admission to a full-time PhD research
programme of study.
Academic advantage
Applicants must be
of outstanding academic merit and research potential.
Although candidates
with an upper second class honours Bachelor’s degree (or the overseas
equivalent) can be considered, in order to be competitive you should really
have a first class Bachelor’s degree supplemented by an excellent Master’s
Other factors such
as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken
into account.
Not including factors
The University of
Edinburgh will not generally consider candidates who have already obtained a PhD, or formal equivalent, as a result of direct research
Students already on
programme can not be considered for these awards.
Please also note
that if you have applied for consecutive registration where you will start your
Master’s programme of study in 2016 and your PhD the
following year in 2017, that you will not be eligible to apply for an award in
Edinburgh Global
Research Scholarships cannot be held concurrently with fully-funded
scholarships such as a Commonwealth Scholarship, or a Marshall Scholarship.
How to Apply
To apply for a
scholarship you must first apply for admission for an eligible programme of
study at the University of Edinburgh. We recommend that applicants do this
as early as possible and well in advance of the scholarship deadline.
Eligible applicants
should complete an online scholarship application by 1st February 2016.
Please note that you
will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied
for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.

9 .VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP)

VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) offers talented prospective international
students the unique opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree Vrije Universiteit
Eligible candidates
The VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) is a Merit
scholarship programme) for strongly motivated students with excellent study
results. Eligible candidates must be able to prove their academic excellence,
must be admitted to a English taught Master’s degree at Vrije Universiteit
 Students with the Dutch nationality and/or a
Dutch degree (given that the Dutch degree is used for admission) are not
eligible for admission. Students following a one-year Master’s programme may
not apply for the VUFP scholarship for a second year. Students already enrolled
in a two-year Master’s programme who have not been awarded the VUFP scholarship
in 2015/2016 are not eligible to apply for the VUFP scholarship 2016/2017.
 Only if student was granted a scholarship from
the beginning, then the scholarship can be extended if he/she achieved 80% of
the credits. The Faculty VUFP committee will be asked to demonstrate to the
Central VUFP committee that these credits have indeed been achieved.
Countries eligible to Apply: All African Countries.
Scholarships amounts:
The VUFP scholarship is a tuition fee waiver. VUFP
scholarship does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living
Deadline: 1 February 2016

10. Holland Scholarship for Non-EEA International Students
The Holland Scholarship for non-EEA international
students is ably financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and
Science, and its meant for international students from outside the European
Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s at one of
the 48 Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences
 in Holland.
Number of scholarship to be Awarded:
As Many as possible
Eligible countries of high priority
International students from outside the EU/EEA
Amount to be Awarded:
The scholarship amounts to €5,000. You will receive
this in the first year of your studies.
• You are applying for a full-time bachelor’s or
master’s at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions.
• You meet the specific requirements of the
institution of your choice.  You can find these on the website of the
• You have never before studied at an education
institution in the Netherlands.
How to Apply for the scholarship
You must apply for the Holland Scholarship directly
to the participating institution of your choice. The deadline for
applications is either 1 February 2016 or 1 May 2016.   You
can find the specific closing dates and the fields of study for this academic
year on the website of the institution you want to apply to.

11. UppsalaUniversity scholarships

Uppsala University’s IPK scholarships are targeted to citizens
of a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Applicants must demonstrate
academic talent and show interest in belonging to an educational milieu.
Scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, but not living expenses, for
Master’s programmes offered during the current admission round and commencing
29 August 2016. Students can only be awarded an IPK scholarship for their first
priority programme at Uppsala University.
Deadline: January16, 2016.
To apply for Uppsala University’s scholarships you must first
apply for one of Uppsala University’s Master’s programmes through the website
There is no application fee when applying for Uppsala
University’s scholarships. You may apply for more than one scholarship provided
that you meet the criteria, however it is only possible to be awarded one
scholarship from Uppsala University.It is not compulsory to submit documents
(such as reference letters) with your scholarship application.
Please note carefully that,
the chance of receiving a scholarship is not enhanced by applying early. There
is no correlation between an early application and the awardance of a
scholarship. However, both your Master’s programme application and your
scholarship application must be submitted by the deadline, 15 January
Selection ProcessUppsala University’s scholarships for tuition liable students are
merit-based and are awarded to academically talented students who show an
interest in belonging to an educational milieu. Information about your academic
performance is taken from the supporting documents you submit when applying to
Master’s studies. The written motivation in your online scholarship application
is also taken into account. Financial need does not factor into the awarding.
The scholarship selection process will be undertaken in parallel
with the Master’s programme selection process. To gain entrance to the
programme, and be awarded a scholarship, students must meet all general and
specific entry requirements. The application fee and supporting documents must
also be received before the deadline. Students who submit incomplete
applications or do not apply in time will not be considered for scholarships at
Uppsala University.
Scholarship notifications will be sent via e-mail before offers of
admission to the Master’s programmes are announced.
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