Scholarships drive the dream of many international students wishing to study abroad, particularly in luxurious and wealthy English-speaking countries like the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada, Newzealand and Ireland. The globally-recognized education provided by these countries is arduous to beat as they have set a solid academic foundation. This standardised and systematised education has proved to be highly beneficial to both its citizens and international students. So to acquire and experience this high-quality education has seemed challenging and distant for international students. Eventually, they have been put in a situation of investing more than a handful of money. For some students, it costs their fortune; for others, it seem manageable and affordable. But in both situations, students are burdened with heavy financial expenditures that have led them to take loans, mortgage their properties, etc. As time passed, Scholarships came as a blessing in disguise for International students, which paved and still paved the way to undertake and experience a hassle-free overseas education journey.
List of Scholarships to Study Abroad for Nigerian Students
Let us now see each scholarship provided by different English-speaking countries, especially for Nigerian students.
1. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
- As the name suggests, this scholarship is from the country Canada to help academically-sound Nigerian students to study in any one of their country’s Public Universities.
- This scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year and given for the entire three years of Undergraduate study program.
- The scholarship comes with one more condition: studying only the selected courses such as Health and Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social and Humanities.
- The candidates for the scholarship are selected based on their academic excellence, passion for research and leadership qualities.
2. Trudeau Foundation Scholarship
3. The University of Dundee Scholarships for Nigerian Students
The University of Dundee Scholarships is a popular scholarship offered for Nigerian students alone in the UK. Because the University of Dundee is a top-ranking university in the UK, 140 Nigerian students have been helped through this scholarship to complete their UG, PG and Doctoral Programs at the University of Dundee.
4. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of California
This is USA’s Private body scholarship offered to help Nigerian students study in the USA. Through this scholarship, deserving Nigerian students can do their Undergraduate and Master’s study program. The MasterCard Foundation offers many scholarships for African students, one of the many.
5. American University Merit Scholarship Awards for International Students
This scholarship varies from $4000 to $20,000 and is entirely valid for the full three years of Undergraduate study. This scholarship demands high academic excellence in senior-secondary education, proficient and fluent communication skills, Volunteerism and Community Service.
6. AAUW International Fellowships for Women
The AAUW International Fellowships for Women is a merit-based US scholarship given only to eligible Nigerian female students. With the help of the scholarship, students can complete their masters, doctoral or postdoctoral study program at any credible US university. The scholarship is with the amounts of $18,000, $20,000 and $30,000.
7. Orange Knowledge Programme, Netherlands
The Orange Knowledge Programme, Netherlands, is one of the European Scholarships for Nigerian Students. This scholarship helps them study their Masters’ program in any field of study at Netherlands higher institutions.
8. Women In STEM Scholarship Program
This is an another Women-oriented scholarship given by the Canadian country. The scholarship favours the study of STEM, such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The primary purpose of providing this scholarship is to empower women by helping them study the critical and substantial education fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The eligible female Nigerian students can apply for this scholarship to study at any Canadian university.
9. The University of Cambridge African Scholarship awards
This is a UK-based scholarship through which deserving Nigerian students can complete their Undergraduate and Postgraduation studies. This is a popular scholarship because it is given by one of the deemed universities in the UK, the University of Cambridge.
10. The Fullbright Foreign Student Program
The Fullbright Foreign Program is a US scholarship given specifically to Nigerian students. Eligible students who want to do their Doctoral or PhD in any American university can apply for this scholarship. To get selected for the scholarship, students need to showcase a strong academic achievement, fluent English language skills, research skills, etc. The scholarship covers the flight fee, settling-in allowances, monthly stipend, housing allowance, supplies allowance and lastly, books allowance of the students.
How to get a Scholarship to Study Abroad?
The Scholarship application process is not much of a heinous one when followed the instructions properly. Before applying for the scholarship, all students have to research the scholarships that fit their eligibility and talent. Let us now see the standard application process for scholarships in English-speaking countries.
- Apply to your desired university.
- Wait for the confirmation letter from them.
- Once you receive the confirmation letter, research the scholarships you want to apply for.
- Along with the scholarship application, attach the essential academic transcripts.
- Attach the necessary financial documents to prove your financial support for your stay in the country.
- Explain your reasons and the scholarship’s need in an essay form and attach it.
- Attach the proof (Certificate) of talent in other fields like arts, music, drama, etc.
- Finally, send your scholarship application.