Due to the coronavirus pandemic, scholarships for Nigerians has been on a wave. Most countries have closed up their borders, preventing individuals from moving in or out of the country.
Well, we pray for the end of this global pandemic.
This article mainly focuses on scholarships available for Nigerians(Africans) seeking a better education abroad.
The decision to study abroad is one of the best a student can make and should you work towards your dream, you can open up yourself to a lot of educational experiences and opportunities.
5 STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NIGERIANS
1. Study in UAE: Canadian University Dubai Undergraduate Scholarships 2020/2021 for International Students
Organization: Canadian Dubai University
Country to study: Dubai
Course to study: all undergraduate courses available at the university.
Benefit: if awarded this scholarship, you will receive 100%, 50%, or 20% of your tuition waived as seen fit by the university.
Application Period: this scholarship is currently ongoing and will end on 7th July 2020 for the fall semester and on 20th December 2020 for the spring semester.
2. Bilateral Education Agreement Undergraduate Scholarship
The Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education Scholarship Board to provide eligible undergraduate Nigerian students with the opportunity to pursue their studies in various international countries.
Organization: Federal Ministry Of Education
Country to study: Students who are awarded this scholarship will study in – Algeria, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Japan, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Mexico, Morocco, Russian Federation, Tunisia or Turkey, Greece, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and South Africa.
Course to study: Agricultural Sciences, Architecture, Biology – Biotechnology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Law, and Mathematics.
This BEA scholarship is catered for by both the Federal Ministry Of Education and the scholarship awarding country.
The Federal Ministry Of Education pays to the students:
$500 monthly for supplementation, $250 yearly for warm clothing, $200 yearly for Health Insurance, and a Medical allowance of $500 yearly for General medicine scholars only.
$6,000 per annum for feeding, local transport, maintenance, equipment/ books.
The scholarship awarding country covers tuition fees and accommodation fees for the students.
To be qualified for this scholarship, you need to:
Have made a minimum of Five Distinctions (As & Bs) in your WAEC exams in all the subjects.
3. TWAS-CSIR 2020-2021 Postgraduate Fellowship Programme for Researchers in Developing Countries
The World Academy of Science (TWAS) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) scholarship is for young scientists from developing countries who aspire to pursue Postgraduate research in emerging areas in science and technology.
For these aspiring scientists, facilities are in place at the laboratories and institutes in the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) which they can utilize for the duration of their program.
Organization: The World Academy of Science
Country to study: India
Course to study: Agricultural Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Science, Biology and Organisms, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Medical and Health Science / Neuroscience, Physics, and Structural Cell and Molecular Biology.
Benefit: CSIR will provide funds for living costs, food, and health insurance. They are also entitled to subsidized accommodation.
Application period: this scholarship is currently ongoing and will end on May 11, 2020.
4. Kingston University Undergraduate Scholarships 2020/2021 for International Students – UK
The Kingston University Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to international students who will be open to studying a three-year undergraduate course in any subject at the university.
Organization: Kingston University
Country to study: UK
Course to study: Any course
Benefit: Kingston University offers international students scholarship awards £200,000 broken down to the sum of £4,000 each year.
To be eligible for this award, you need to check these boxes:
Be an international student
Is not currently registered at the Kingston University, is currently applying
Received an unconditional or conditional offer to study an undergraduate course at Kingston University.
Application period: this scholarship is currently ongoing and ends on May 31, 2020.
5. Chevening Scholarships 2020/2021 in the UK for Developing Countries (Fully-Funded)
The cheving Scholarship is offered to eligible International students from developing countries, to provide them with the opportunity to study at various universities in the UK.
Organization: the Chevening Scholarship is sponsored by the Foreign and Common Wealth Office.
Country to study: UK
Course to study: courses eligible for this scholarship are ones that are related in areas of politics, government, business, the media, the environment, civil society, religion, and academia.
Benefit: if you are awarded for this scholarship, you will receive the following benefits from Chevening:
Tuition fees, payment to cover your thesis or dissertation (if applicable)
Arrival allowance, excess baggage allowance, entry clearance application for you.
Monthly allowance to cover living expenses and accommodation. The stipend given to you for accommodation depends on whether you will be staying inside London.
Application period: September – November.
These scholarships are worth applying for, so hurriedly start applying for the ones you qualify for. Your dream university is just a click away!