scholarships 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.
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.
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
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.
otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared
Scholarships for Master’s study, jointly supported by UK universities.
Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified
professionals and academics who would not otherwise have been able to study in
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.
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.
British protected person
studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard
(academic) year or more in a developed country
your family, to pay to study in the UK
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
at a UK university that is participating in the Shared Scholarship scheme.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
3. Swedish Institute Study Scholarships
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.
expenses (SEK 9,000 per month), and insurance. The scholarship also covers
travel grants for scholarship holders from countries on the DAC list of
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.
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.
about the eligibility
criteria at the official website.
2015/13 Feb 2016
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
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.
from non-EU/EEA countries who are required to pay tuition fees for Swedish
year Master’s Programme applicants
fees (4 semesters / 2 year programme)
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
funds are transferred to the scholarship laureates
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
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
Check out important dates here
by Campus France : January 8th, 2016
of March 21th, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
international academic exchange, payment of the scholarship will be suspended
for the period spent abroad.
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
scholarships are granted for a period of up to ten months.
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.
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.
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.
does not cover tuition fees. Higher education centres are asked to apply
the best possible financial conditions to Eiffel scholarship recipients.
centres directly monitored by the French Ministry of Education are waived for
students benefitting from French government scholarship programmes.
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.
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.
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.
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
applicants must ensure that they are:
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
(ISIC) and/or International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) at the time of
postgraduate programme abroad between 1 January 2016 and 30 April 2016
(Round 1) or 1 August 2016 and 31 October 2016 (Round 2)
institution by the relevant cut-off date
rounds of applications and deadlines:
November 2015 for students starting their studies abroad between 1 January
2016 and 30 April 2016.
June 2016 for students starting their studies abroad between 1 August 2016
and 31 October 2016.
found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how
to apply for this scholarship.
awards are designed to attract high quality overseas research students to
the University of Edinburgh.
Research Scholarships will be awarded for session 2016-2017.
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
to overseas students commencing a PhD in any field of study in 2016-2017.
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.
of outstanding academic merit and research potential.
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
as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken
Edinburgh will not generally consider candidates who have already obtained a PhD, or formal equivalent, as a result of direct research
programme can not be considered for these awards.
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
Research Scholarships cannot be held concurrently with fully-funded
scholarships such as a Commonwealth Scholarship, or a Marshall Scholarship.
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.
should complete an online scholarship application by 1st February 2016.
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
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
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.
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.
scholarship does not provide any additional allowance towards study or living
10. Holland Scholarship for Non-EEA International Students
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
this in the first year of your studies.
master’s at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions.
institution of your choice. You can find these on the website of the
institution in the Netherlands.
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.
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.
apply for one of Uppsala University’s Master’s programmes through the website www.universityadmissions.se.
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.
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
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.
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
admission to the Master’s programmes are announced.