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What Universities offer scholarships for Nigerian students?

What OAU scholarships are the best for Nigerian students? What universities offer them? Brief characteristics of the universities are already here!

The Organization of African Unity

Last decades OAU or The Organization of African Unity has created a great boom in amount of new available grants and also different scholarships for our Nigerian students. These huge financial aids in different organizations and universities are created to give an elevation to needed Nigerian Students’ higher education.

Every year, Nigerian students leave their native place to different countries for advancement of their exclusive education. The United Kingdom has become one of the most favorite among all the international destinations, such as, for example, Canada, USA, etc. University of Nigeria has also established to blaze the trail in the up gradation of education for our Nigerian students due to imparting unique study level.

Organization of African Unity

The various scholarships are available for graduate, master, undergraduate, PhD and also postdoctoral programs for students of Nigeria. The following list will become a great help for our Nigerian students in order to get a lot of benefits and move towards their new bright future. All the OAU admission requirements can be found on the official web-site.

OAU admission list 2017:

1. CSFP, Commonwealth Scholarship and also Fellowship Plan in New Zealand

OAU admission list 2017

  • The scholarship is provided by New Zealand Government.
  • The students, who are eligible: all the applicants must be applying in order to get the direct entry to a PhD or Master’s program at famous New Zealand university.
  • The available courses: all the scholarships are available for conducting PhD or Master’s studies in New Zealand.
  • The needed award details: these Scholarship entitlements include the full tuition fees, an establishment allowance, a living allowance (which is paid fortnightly), also medical and travel insurance and what is important - travel for the applicants to their home country.
  • When is an application deadline? Every Nominating Agency was asked to name the closing date for all the applications for certain country.

2. Academic Excellence International Master's Scholarship.

Academic Excellence

  • The scholarship is provided by: University of Essex, which is in the United Kingdom.
  • The students, who are eligible: Students from China, Ghana, Bangladesh, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Nigeria, Norway, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, USA Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • The available courses: their Master’s Degree Program.
  • The needed award details: if a person is an international student, he takes his undergraduate degree overseas and he must be also self-funding his postgraduate studies.
  • When is an application deadline?  On the 30th of September.

3. New country-specific Scholarships for new Masters Students at UK Newcastle University

 New country-specific Scholarships

  • The scholarship is provided by: Newcastle University, in the United Kingdom.
  • The students, who are eligible: Students from Turkey, East Africa, ASEA, Brazil, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, North America, Jordan, Russia, India, Ghana, Egypt or Lebanon and East Asia.
  • The available courses: the Master’s Degree Program.
  • The needed award details: the scholarship for Nigerian students is £5,000 payable fees for the first year of tuition.
  • When is an application deadline? On the 30th of June.

4. Newcastle University for Nigerian Postgraduate Students

Nigerian Postgraduate Students

  • The scholarship is provided by: Newcastle University, which is in the United Kingdom.
  • The students, who are eligible: the applicants should have a Second Class Upper degree or, for example, higher one from a recognized Nigerian University.
  • The available courses: the scholarships are only available for conducting postgraduate master’s degree programs.
  • The needed award details: the total scholarship fee covers £5,000 of payments of the first year of tuition fees.
  • When is an application deadline? On the 30th of June

5. Nigerian Merit Postgraduate Scholarships at the University of Sheffield

Nigerian Merit Postgraduate Scholarships

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  • The scholarship provider is: University of Sheffield, which is in the United Kingdom
  • The students, who are eligible: if a person wants to be eligible for new Nigerian Merit Postgraduate Scholarships in 2017, the applicants must be also self-funding and, what is important, classed as ‘overseas’ for their fee purposes.
  • The available courses: the scholarships are available for postgraduate taught master’s program.
  • The needed award details: every scholarship is worth about 50% tuition payment discount of the postgraduate taught master’s degree tuition fee for one year of study.
  • When is an application deadline? On the 24th of June.

6. Business School International Scholarships for Kenya, Nigeria, Vietnam and India

Business School International Scholarships

  • The scholarship is provided by: Leeds University Business School, which is in the United Kingdom.
  • The students, who are eligible: Students of Nigeria, Vietnam, India and Kenya.
  • The available courses: Undergraduate Program.
  • The needed award details: the students will receive £2,500 award per year for every standard study year towards the cost of the fees.
  • When is an application deadline? 31 May.

7. BU Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships

International Scholarships

  • The scholarship provider is: Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom.
  • The students, who are eligible: the applicants from China, India, the USA, Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, Nigeria and South Korea.
  • The available courses: Taught Postgraduate Course.
  • The needed award details: the scholarships include 50% fee contraction. The scholarship is always paid as a contraction in person’s tuition fee for all the duration of the student’s course.
  • When is an application deadline? 31 May.

8. Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Senior Fellowships for Developing Countries

Senior Fellowships

  • The scholarship provider is: Welcome Trust.
  • The students, who are eligible: Developing countries students including Nigeria can apply for this scholarship.
  • The available courses: the research program.
  • The needed award details: Fellowships are for up to five years in the first instance and provide support that includes a basic salary for the fellow, research expenses.
  • When is an application deadline? On the 24 of May, 27 of July, 26 of February/

9. Excellence Scholarship, Architecture & Built Environment

University of Westminster

  • The scholarship provider is: University of Westminster in the United Kingdom
  • The students, who are eligible: the students from the developing countries, including Nigeria, can apply for the scholarship.
  • The available courses: Master’s Program.
  • The needed award details: this scholarship can cover the full tuition fee award, living expenses, accommodation and flights to and also from the United Kingdom.
  • When is an application deadline? On the 3rd of May.

10. ASAUK Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards for Students from Nigeria

Students from Nigeria

  • The scholarship provider is: ASAUK
  • The students, who are eligible: the applicants must be only African postgraduate students (no matter what citizenship they have) in different humanities and also humanistic social sciences.
  • The available courses: the awards are available for conducting doctoral research program.
  • The needed award details: the grant value varies depending on the different research plans, where the maximum award is about ZAR 40,000.
  • When is an application deadline? 2 May

the official OAU

If a person has any questions, he should feel free contacting the official OAU web-site.

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