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25+ Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants for Nigerian Students (2024)

Embarking on the journey of education, particularly higher education, can seem daunting, especially when hindered by financial barriers. For Nigerian students, scholarships serve as a lifeline, facilitating their dreams and alleviating the weight of tuition and other associated costs.

Scholarships are not merely financial aid, they are catalysts of potential – enabling students to thrive academically and opening doors to prestigious institutions. From merit-based awards to need-based grants, scholarships cater to a broad spectrum of students, fostering a diverse pool of talent.

In this article, we have sampled the best scholarships for Nigerians that you can pursue. Our focus is on scholarships that are still open for applications

June Deadlines

Applications for these scholarships, fellowships, and grants will expire in June. Take your time to go through each one to understand whether you qualify.

No.NameAmountDeadline
1.FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship for Students Worldwide$20,000June 14, 2024
2. Aspen Global Innovators Group-Impact West Africa FellowshipFully FundedJune 14, 2024
3.ABSA/SANAVA L’Atelier Art Competition for African ArtistsUp to R100,000June 16, 2024
4.PTDF Scholarship Scheme for Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholars in Nigeria Federal UniversitiesUp to N625,000 Per yearJune 24, 2024
5.Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy Fellowship Program for Young NigeriansPartially FundedJune 25, 2024
6.MPOWER MBA Scholarship for International Students to Study in Canada and USAJune 30, 2024
7.MPower Women in STEM Scholarship for International Students 2024June 30, 2024
8.METI Government of Japan Internship Program for Developing CountriesPartially FundedJune 30, 2024
9.develoPPP Ventures Ideas Competition for African EntrepreneursEUR 100,000June 30, 2024

July Deadlines

Applications for these scholarships, fellowships, and grants will expire in July. Take your time to go through each one to understand whether you qualify.

No.NameAmountDeadline
1.TWAS-SN Bose 2024 Postgraduate Fellowship ProgrammeJuly 1, 2024
2.NIHR Global Advanced Fellowships for UK and Low and Middle-Income Countries£750,000July 11, 2024
3.Zeribe Nwosu Foundation (ZNF) 2024 Annual Essay Competition for Nigerian StudentsPartially FundedJuly 15, 2024
4.African Private Equity Fellowship Program by ProparcoPartially FundedJuly 24, 2024
5.Kevron Group Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme for Nigerian StudentsPartially FundedJuly 31, 2024
6.Kadosh Mechatronics Graduate Internship for Young NigeriansNot Specified

August Deadlines

Applications for these scholarships, fellowships, and grants will expire in August. Take your time to go through each one to understand whether you qualify.

No.NameAmountDeadline
1.Bond University Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship for International StudentsFully FundedAugust 1, 2024
2.PAGES African Mobility FellowshipFully FundedAugust 15, 2024
3.Bond University Excellence Scholarship For International StudentsPartially FUndedAugust 29, 2024
4.DAAD 2024 Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility ExperiencePartially FundedAugust 30, 2024
5.AERC PhD Fellowships for African StudentsAugust 31, 2024

September Deadlines

Applications for these scholarships, fellowships, and grants will expire in September. Take your time to go through each one to understand whether you qualify.

No.NameAmountDeadline
1.Margaret McNamara Educational Grants (MMEG) For African Women$7,000September 14, 2024
2.University of Pretoria & Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program for African Students 2024Fully FundedSeptember 30, 2024

October Deadlines

Applications for these scholarships, fellowships, and grants will expire in September. Take your time to go through each one to understand whether you qualify.

No.NameAmountDeadline
1.University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarship$135,000October 31, 2024

December Deadlines

Applications for these scholarships, fellowships, and grants will expire in September. Take your time to go through each one to understand whether you qualify.

No.NameAmountDeadline
1.World Bank Group Africa Fellowship ProgramPartially FundedDecember 31, 2024

Final Wrap

Take your time to research and assess each of these opportunities to identify a few that match your field of study and academic qualifications then proceed to make an application. Providing accurate and up-to-date information is critical for you to stand a chance of winning a scholarship, grant, of fellowship opportunity.

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