2020/2021 Federal Government Scholarship award

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Federal Government Scholarship

The Honorable minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites interested and qualified candidates in the 2020/2021 Federal Government Scholarship award scheme.

Requirements for the 2020/2021 Federal Government Scholarship award

Undergraduate Scholarship:
All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) As or Bs in West African Examination Council (WAEC) May/ June Result including English Language and Mathematics at one seating in subjects relevant to candidates intended field of study. The Age of certificates should not be more than one (1) year for African countries and two (2) years for the European countries. The Age limit of the candidates is 18 to 20 years old.

Fields of Study:

  • Natural sciences
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Medicine and Medicine related courses
  • Environmental science
  • Geology
  • Petroleum related courses
  • Social science
  • Law
  • International Relations
  • Languages, etc.
  • Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and PhD) in all fields.


All applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd Class Upper Division. The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have acquired at least two (2) years post qualification experience or employment practice in Nigeria. All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C. Programme and the age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.

N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted; and

Evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.

Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Japan, Macedonia; and

Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, e.t.c.

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