Looking for scholarship opportunity in the UK? Search no further as we bring to you Top 10 Scholarship opportunity for Nigerian Students in UK.
Studying abroad can be a great way to learn new things and see the world. If you’re a Nigerian student who wants to study in the UK, there are a lot of scholarships available to help you make your dream come true. This blog post will tell you about the top 10 scholarships for Nigerian students in 2023.
Here are some of the benefits of studying in the UK
- You’ll get to experience a new culture and learn about different ways of life.
- You’ll improve your language skills.
- You’ll make new friends from all over the world.
- You’ll get a better education.
The Chevening Scholarships program, funded by the UK government, is one of the most prestigious scholarships available to Nigerian students. It covers the full cost of tuition fees, accommodation, and travel expenses, enabling outstanding individuals to study a one-year master’s degree in any subject at a UK university. Applications for this scholarship opens in August 2023. Kindly follow us on Twitter or Facebook so you get notified when the application process begins.
Commonwealth Scholarships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC). They are postgraduate scholarships that are open to students from all over the Commonwealth. Scholarships are available for Master’s and PhD study in a wide range of subjects.
Application Deadline: 10th August 2023 by 4pm BST
Purpose: To provide professionals with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills in their given sector, and to have catalytic effects on their workplaces.
Intended beneficiaries: Mid-career professionals (with five years’ relevant work experience) working organisations in low and middle income Commonwealth countries.
These fellowships are offered under six development themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion and opportunity
Eligibility for Commonwealth Scholarship
Eligibility: To be eligible for these Fellowships, prospective fellows must:
- Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
- Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
- Have at least five years’ full-time, or equivalent part-time, relevant work experience, in a profession related to the subject of the fellowship programme, by the proposed start of the fellowship – voluntary work experience will not be counted towards this minimum
- Be in employment at the time of application at an organisation that they will return to upon completion of the fellowship
- Provide at least two references, one of which must be from their current employer. Any applications for which references are not received by the reference closing date will be considered ineligible.
- Not have undertaken a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship within the last five years (at the time of taking up the award)
- Not be seeking to undertake an academic programme of research or study. Academics are eligible to apply for the scheme, but only to undertake programmes of academic management, not research or courses relevant to their research subject
- Be available to undertake their fellowship from the prescribed start date
How to Apply
In the application form, prospective Fellows will be asked to:
- List all undergraduate and postgraduate university qualifications obtained (where applicable)
- List up to 10 publications and prizes (if applicable)
- Provide details of your employment history and explain how each job is relevant to the programme you wish to undertake in the UK (up to 100 words per employment)
- Provide a statement on the relevance of your previous work experience to the proposed fellowship (up to 300 words)
- List names and positions of up to three referees who are qualified to comment on both your capacity to benefit from your proposed fellowship in the UK and your ability to deliver development impact afterwards. One of your referees must be your current employer
The Clarendon Fund offers around 140 full scholarships every year to academically excellent graduate students from all around the world. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at the University of Oxford.
The scholarships cover tuition and college fees as well as a generous grant for living expenses, and all graduate applicants who apply for study at the University by the January deadline, in their respective year of entry, will be automatically considered for this prestigious scholarship funding.
The Rhodes Trust offers Rhodes Trust Scholarships Postgraduate Scholarship Program for international students globally including Africans, to study at University of Oxford, UK.
The Rhodes Trust Scholarships is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Each year, the Rhodes Trust Scholarships are offered to more than 90 Rhodes Scholars selected from 20 Rhodes constituencies (64 countries) worldwide to study for postgraduate degree at university of Oxford. They are outstanding young women and men of diverse backgrounds and interests who show strong potential to be public-spirited leaders for the world’s future.
- East Africa: 31st August, 2023
- Kenya: 31st August, 2023
- Southern Africa: 1st August, 2023
- West Africa: 28th September 2023
- Zambia: 31st August, 2023
- Zimbabwe: 31st August, 2023
Eligibility for Rhodes Scholarships
The following eligibility criteria apply to all applicants for the Rhodes Scholarships:
- Citizenship & residency: You must meet the citizenship/residency requirements of one of the Rhodes Africa constituencies : Kenya, Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia and Swaziland), West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo), Zambia, Zimbabwe.
- Age: You must have reached your 18th birthday and not have passed your 24th birthday on 1 October in the year of application. There is some variation on the upper age limit across constituencies depending on the local environment. Please check carefully the specific age requirements for your constituency before applying. Successful candidates will arrive in Oxford the October following the selection process. The Scholarship may not be deferred.
- Education: Rhodes Scholars must have completed a Bachelor’s degree before coming up to Oxford, to a sufficiently high standard to meet both the Rhodes and the Oxford criteria. Please consult the detailed information provided by the constituency to which you are applying on our How to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship page and the prospectus pages of the University of Oxford. NB: Some constituencies require completion of your undergraduate degree in the year of application for the Scholarship
How to Apply: For detailed application requirements for each constituency, please visit the country pages via the country links.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Administered by the University of Cambridge, Gates Cambridge Scholarships aim to support outstanding students from around the world. Nigerian students who are admitted to a full-time postgraduate degree at Cambridge can benefit from this scholarship, covering tuition, maintenance, and travel costs.
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Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships
The University of Edinburgh provides the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships to international students, including Nigerians, pursuing research-based Ph.D. programs. The scholarships cover the difference between international and home tuition fees.
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Bristol University Think Big Scholarships
The University of Bristol offers Think Big Scholarships to high-achieving international students, including Nigerians, applying for undergraduate and postgraduate programs. These scholarships range from partial to full tuition fee waivers.
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Imperial College London Scholarships
Imperial College London provides various scholarships and bursaries to international students, aiming to support talented individuals in their academic pursuits. Nigerian students can explore specific scholarships based on their course of study.
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University of Sussex Chancellor’s International Scholarships
The University of Sussex offers Chancellor’s International Scholarships to attract talented international students, including Nigerians, to pursue postgraduate studies. These scholarships cover part of the tuition fees
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Developing Solutions Scholarships at the University of Nottingham.
The University of Nottingham’s Developing Solutions Scholarships are aimed at African and Commonwealth countries, including Nigeria. These scholarships support students pursuing a Master’s degree and cover full tuition fees.
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This are the top 10 Scholarships Nigerians can in the UK, some of the scholarships are currently available and you can apply right away. While others application have been close. Be sure to read the details of the scholarship before application, and we encourage you to keep visiting our site so as not to miss any important scholarship update.