List of Postgraduate Scholarships in Nigeria

Postgraduate Scholarships in Nigeria

Have you graduated, and you are looking for postgraduate scholarships in Nigeria?. If yes, you are at the right place. In this article, I will cover the postgraduate scholarships in Nigeria. After graduating from the University, you may still want to further your education. Sometimes, people feel like a bachelor degree is not enough for them. They still want to proceed further in education. Proceeding to further your education after graduation will get you some higher level certificates than the bachelor degree you have. You can go for your masters, PhD (Doctor of philosophy), etc.. in your area of study.

What Are Postgraduate Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships are grants and support that some NGOs give to graduates so that they can further their education. These organizations sponsor students with their money. Most of these postgraduate scholarships are for the masters and doctorate level (PhD). You can get a postgraduate scholarship in your field of study.

For example, if I studied medicine in the university, I will get a bachelor of medicine degree. But if I would like to further my education, I will go for my masters and doctorate degree (PhD). I hope you now understand the definition of postgraduate scholarships.

In simple terms, post means after something. Postgraduate therefore means after graduation. You can now easily get the idea of what postgraduate scholarships means.

Are They For Free

Simple answer, yes. These scholarships are for free. But to apply for the scholarship, you may need to spend a little amount of money. This money will only be used to apply for the scholarship. Also note that, before you can get these scholarships, you will need to pass the screening or examination. So, don’t just think that of you apply, you will do nothing. The examination is just to prove to them and give them reason to give you that scholarship.

Postgraduate Scholarships in Nigeria

  • AGIP Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Scholarship
  • National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Scholarship
  • Sir Emeka Offer Foundation (SEOF) Scholarship

 

Post graduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students 2019

In this article, I will talk about the four (4) major postgraduate scholarships in Nigeria. I will also expatiate on each of these scholarships. Registration procedures, exam tips and scholarship details will also be fully explained.

AGIP Postgraduate Scholarship

The Nigeria AGIP Exploration Limited gives postgraduate scholarships to Nigerian graduates.

The agip scholarship is of two type;
– Local Scholarship; Study in any Nigerian universities.
– Foreign Scholarship; Study in a university that is not in Nigeria.
Agip Postgraduate Scholarship Requirement :
– The applicant must have finished the NYSC programme.
– He or she must have a minimum of second class upper bachelor’s degree from a Nigerian university that is recognized.
– The applicant must have a valid international passport that can be used to travel abroad (For Those That Want To Study Abroad).
– He or she must be less than 28 years old.
– The applicant must have secured admission into a foreign or Nigerian university for a year Master’s degree in any of these courses : Law (Petroleum), Petroleum economics, Geosciences, and Engineering (Petroleum, Chemical, Mechanical, Civil, Marine, Electrical & Subsea).
In case you want to apply for the agip postgraduate scholarship, go to www.scholastica.ng.

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Scholarship

PTDF provide postgraduate scholarship to Nigerian graduates to study either abroad or in the country.

PTDF gives to Nigerian graduates two types of postgraduate scholarships :
– Local Scholarship; Study in any Nigerian universities.
– Foreign Scholarship; Study in a university that is not in Nigeria. You can study in Germany, China, UK and France. Any other countries apart from these four would not be possible.

The ptdf scholarship for Master’s degree will last for 1 – 2 years, while the one for doctorate degree (PhD) will last for 3 (three) years. That is the duration of which ptdf will sponsor the person.

Courses that you can study with the ptdf scholarship are : Geology, Oil and gas related fields, sciences, environmental studies, law, renewable energy, management, information technology, accounting and offshore related courses.

PTDF Scholarship Requirements :

For Master’s Degree Scholarship

– The applicant must have a minimum of Second Class Upper (2.1) qualification in their first degree or a Second Class Lower (2.2) with relevant industry experience.
– He or she must have finished the NYSC programme.
– The applicant must be computer literate (know how to use the computer).
– He or she must have 5 credits including English Language in his/her o level result.

For Doctorate Degree (PhD) Scholarship

– The applicant must have finished the NYSC programme.
– He or she must be computer literate (Know how to use the computer).
– The applicant must have a minimum of Second Class Lower (2.2) in their first degree and a good second-degree certificate;
– He or she must submit a research that relevant to the oil and gas industry (that is not more than 5 pages) to include: Introduction, Topic, methodology, objective and mode of data collection.
-The Applicants must also include their masters degree project.

In case you want to apply for this scholarship, go to www.ptdf.gov.ng.

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Scholarship

NITDA gives postgraduate scholarships to Nigerian graduates that will like to further their education in ICT.

NITDA is available to Nigerians only. They give scholarships only for fields related to information technology.

The scholarship will only be awarded to 1 person per geo-political zone of Nigeria for the doctorate degree and 2 people per state in Nigeria for the Master’s degree.

NITDA Postgraduate Scholarship Requirements 

– The applicant must be a citizen of Nigeria.

– He or she must be willing to study in any of the higher institutions either federal, state or private universities in Nigeria.

– Doctorate degree (PhD) Candidates: Only University and Polytechnic Lecturers with Master’s degree (MSc) in any Information Technology related field can apply for the scholarship.

– Masters degree (MSc) Candidates: Holders of First Class or Second Class (Upper) Honours Bachelor’s degree, (BSc) in Information Technology related field can apply for the scholarship.

– A comprehensive Aptitude Test will be conducted to determine successful candidates for the scholarship. Only candidates who are found eligible will be chosen.

– NITDA postgraduate scholarship is strictly based on merit and is equally distributed between the six geo-political zones for doctorate degree (PhD) and the 36 States and FCT for Master’s degree (MSc).

In case you want to apply for the NITDA scholarship, go to https://nitda.gov.ng/scholarship/.

Sir Emeka Offer Foundation (SEOF) Scholarship

SEOF gives scholarships to graduates as well as undergraduates. But since we are talking about postgraduate scholarships, I am going to explain the SEOF postgraduate scholarship scheme.

SEOF pays the tuition fee, books and other expenses for the selected applicants that pass the exam.

The scholarship will only take place in Nigeria (You will do your postgraduate programme in Nigeria).

SEOF Scholarship Requirements
– The applicant must be a resident in Nigeria.
– The candidate must be a student of an accredited Nigerian institution.
– Note that candidates who are benefiting from other scholarships will not be able to apply for the scholarship.
– He or she must be less than 40 years of age.

In case you want to apply for the SEOF postgraduate scholarship, go to http://www.sireofforfoundation.org.

Conclusion

This article has covered the postgraduate scholarships in Nigeria that you can apply for.

I believe that by now, you will have started applying for any if these scholarships.

Some of these postgraduate scholarships have limitations and terms and conditions.

The scholarships are for the Master’s degree (MSc) and Doctorate degree (PhD).

You will need some necessary documents and certificates if you want to apply for them.

Check their websites for the prerequisites.

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