List Of Scholarships Available To Nigerian Students Abroad And How To Apply

Every year Nigerians troop outside the shores of the continent to go study on the other side of the globe. While some of them are prepared to fund their education which most times cost a ton, others hope to be able to get scholarships which would help the financial cost of their pursuit.

Below is a list of some of the scholarships available for Nigerians:

The Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Fund

This is a scholarship fund set up to support African scientists to undertake a Master’s degree in a subject relevant to the control of infectious disease in Africa.

The awards will support a candidate to undertake an MSc at either the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Successful applicants will receive a maximum of US$50,000 each to cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses.

An award will only be made on condition that the candidate meets the criteria set for entry on the course for which they have applied. Candidates should only apply to the University of their Choice when they have been awarded a scholarship

Master’s Degree ABE Initiative

Master’s Degree ABE Initiative is a scholarship for Africans to study in Japan on a development-related master’s degree program at an accredited university. ABE stands for African Business Education Initiative which is a program designed for youths.  This program offers opportunities for young and eligible African men and women to study at Master’s courses in Japanese universities as international students and to experience internships at Japanese enterprises in order to develop effective skills and knowledge in various fields for contributing the development of industries in Africa. At the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), it is recognized that there is a need for human resource development in both private and public sectors of Africa in order to cultivate a strong human network between Japan and Africa. The recommendation also mentioned the significance of increasing the number of African people visiting Japan, as well as increasing awareness among Africans regarding the efficiency of Japanese technologies and systems of enterprises. The ABE Initiative was launched based on this recommendation.

7UP Harvard Business School Scholarship for Nigerian Students

The 7up Harvard Business School Scholarship is a program for only Nigerian students who would want to study at the Harvard Business School in the USA. It is strictly an MBA program.

For one to be eligible to apply for this program he/she must have secured admission to study for the 2-year MBA program at the Harvard Business School.

After successfully securing admission, the applicant should send their letter to the board. All eligible applicants (Nigerian citizens resident in Nigeria who have gained admission to HBS) would then be invited for multiple rounds of interviews with SevenUp Bottling Company Executives to determine their fit with SBC’s vision for the scholarship.

It is important to note that the Harvard Business School MBA application process is separate. Seven-Up only assesses candidates after they have successfully navigated the entire HBS MBA application process on their own.

African Postgraduate Scholarships 

African Postgraduate Scholarships are for Students living in Africa at the time of application and are self-funding their course are eligible. The scholarship is worth £3000 for entry onto a full time postgraduate programme (both taught and research). The number of scholarships is limited and they are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

African students who are self-funding their course and are not receiving discounted tuition fees from partner universities are eligible.

Application is simple; Students who are domiciled in Africa at the time of application and are made an offer to a full-time postgraduate programme will automatically be considered for the scholarship and informed of their eligibility – there is no additional application process for this scholarship.

The number of scholarships is limited. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis to students who hold an unconditional offer to their Masters programme and have made their £3500 deposit payment towards their fees.

The scholarship amount will be shown on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter Edinburgh Napier will issue you for your Tier 4 Student Visa application.

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

This is to promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. It is fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs who are also the initiators. The program aims to help increase both the number and the competencies of skilled staff at a wide range of government and non-government organisations.

The program is divided into short courses, Master’s degree programmes and PhD studies.

Stanford MBA Fellowship

The Stanford MBA Fellowship scholarships for Africans wishing to study at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business on the MBA program. Applicants should show commitment to the development of their home country.

Stanford Africa MBA Fellows must first be selected as finalists through the fellowship application process. Stanford will select up to 100 Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship finalists based on:

If you are not selected as a Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship finalist, you remain welcome to apply to the Stanford MBA Program in any application round and you will remain eligible to receive other forms of financial aid.

You may also submit the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and/or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), if available. These are optional at the fellowship application stage. If you are selected as a finalist, you’ll be required to take one of these exams as part of your application to the Stanford MBA Program.

The Mandela Fellowship For Young African Leaders

The Mandela Fellowship For Young African Leaders is a scholarships for African students from sub-Saharan Africa to study in the US and gain leadership and business skills.

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