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Top Nigerian Undergraduate Scholarships and How Much They Pay

This is a comprehensive list of the top undergraduate scholarships for Nigerian university students in 100 level, 200 level and so on. Note that the undergraduate scholarships are arranged in order of their worth. You can click on any of the links to get an idea of period of time during the year they are usually available and other details about each of them you may wish to know:

PTDF Undergraduate Scholarship For 200 Level Students


Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is a parastatal of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources established by Decree 25 of 1973 with a mandate to train Nigerians towards active participation in the Oil and Gas Industry. PTDF has over the years awarded many undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships in Oil and Gas courses.

Worth: ₦250,000 Plus One Laptop

MTN Foundation Scholarship For 200 Level Students


MTN Foundation

The MTN Foundation Science & Technology Scholarship Scheme is for full time second year students studying in public tertiary institutions (universities, polytechnics and colleges of education) in Nigeria. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students who may be unable to pay for their tertiary education and aims to recognize and reward academic excellence.

Worth: ₦200,000

Agbami Medical and Engineering Scholarship For 100 and 200 Level Students


Agbami Field

Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited, a Chevron company and operator of the Agbami Field, in its continuous support for capacity building in the Health and Engineering sectors as a strategic feed into the national manpower pool, offers a number of University Scholarships to qualified Nigerian students from ALL states of the Federation.

The Agbami scholarship program, funded by Star Deep and its Agbami partners, is a major component of the Agbami partners’ Social Investment in the strategic development of Health and Education in Nigeria and the Niger Delta in particular.

Worth: Medical awardees = ₦200,000 | Engineering Students awards = ₦100,000

NNPC/Chevron Scholarship For 200 Level Students


NNPC/Chevron Scholarship

Chevron Nigeria Limited, in collaboration with its Joint Venture partner, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), offers a number of University Scholarship Awards to suitably qualified Nigerian students.

Worth: ₦150,000

Total Scholarship Scheme For 100 and 200 Level Students


Total Oil Company

In its determination to promote educational development in Nigeria, Total (E&P) Nigeria Limited awards scholarships to exceptional Nigerian students in secondary and Tertiary institutions as well as those in postgraduate studies.

Total (E&P) regularly invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for its National Merit Scholarship Awards for undergraduate students currently in their 1st and 2nd year of studies in recognized Nigeria Universities.

This is a significant major contribution towards improving the quality of human capital that Nigeria needs for development. It is an empowerment opportunity Nigerian students can benefit from, especially in the host communities where Total (E&P) operate.

Worth: ₦150,000

ExxonMobil Scholarship For 200 Level Undergraduate Students



Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), operator of its joint venture (JV) with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), awards 500 undergraduate scholarships annually to students in Nigerian universities. The scholarship awards are for one academic year initially, and are renewable to cover the duration of approved study, based on the recipients’ academic performance and related reports from the institutions.

The NNPC/MPN JV scholarship is aimed at assisting the Federal Government of Nigeria in the training and development of medium and high level manpower for the country, while also enhancing a possible feeder pool of employable candidates into the company. Some of the candidates have been successful in the company’s recruitment exercise after graduation; however, there is no obligation by ExxonMobil to offer employment to the awardees upon their completion of studies.

Under the NNPC/MPN JV undergraduate scholarship program, 60% of the awards go for core disciplines of Engineering and Geosciences, while 40% are for other approved business and social sciences related studies. A total of nine approved disciplines are currently covered in the awards which are based strictly on merits as determined from the candidates’ academic records, conduct and performance in the selection tests.

In order to enhance the scholarship awards process and leverage on existing information and communication technologies (ICT), selection of candidates is conducted through an electronic computer-based testing. The e-testing is organized in several centers across the country

Worth: ₦150, 000

Federal Government Scholarship FSB Award For 200, 300 and 400 Levels


Federal Scholarship Board (FSB)

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Education through the Federal Scholarship Board (FSB) offers Local scholarships and Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Oversea Scholarships to Nigerian undergraduates, masters and doctoral students.

All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As and Bs) in the Senior Secondary School Certificate, WAEC or NECO (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their field of study including English language and Mathematics. Certificates should not be more than Two (2) years old and the age limit is 22 years (minimum age of 18 years and maximum 22 years old at the time of taking up the award).

Worth: ₦150,000

Jim Ovia Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship for All Levels


Jim Ovia Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation

The granting institution is the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship Fund (“JOFLSF”). The scholarship was formally known as the Mankind United To Support Total Education (MUSTE). The JOFLSF provided the AAI with a gift of Two Million-Dollars (USD) to finance four-year degree programs for high-achieving African students to attend world-class educational institutions around the globe. From this 2-million-dollar pool, Covenant university will receive 276,000 dollars for ten students.

This year, both Covenant University in Nigeria and Ashesi University in Ghana were chosen by the executive leadership of the Jim Ovia Foundation. The Jim Ovia Foundation in collaboration with the Africa-America Institute is offering the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship for Young African leaders to study at Covenant University and Ashesi University.

Worth: ₦150,000

NLNG Undergraduate Scholarship For 100 Level Students


Nigeria LNG Limited

The Nigeria LNG Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme started in 1998 as part of Nigeria LNG Limited’s Corporate Social Responsibility to Nigerian Citizens to enhance human capacity development.

The Management of Nigeria LNG Limited regularly invites interested First Year undergraduates in Nigerian Universities to apply for the NLNG Scholarship Award. The purpose of Nigeria LNG Scholarship Award Scheme is to promote academic excellence amongst students in institutions in Rivers State and the rest of the country.

Worth: ₦100,000

NNPC/Addax Undergraduate Scholarship for 100 Level Students


Addax Petroleum

The company, Addax Petroleum Development (Nig) Limited, offers the National Merit Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme for undergraduate students in Nigeria. This scholarship is not offered as often as some of the others that are offered annually, for instance.

Worth: ₦100,000

NAOC (Nigeria Agip Oil Company) Scholarship For 100 Level


Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC)

Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) operates in the land and swamp areas of the Niger Delta, under a joint venture agreement with NNPC (60%), NAOC (20%), and ConocoPhillips (20%), with concessions lying within Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers States.

The Nigerian AGIP Oil Company Limited (NAOC) Joint Venture in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility regularly (mostly annually) invites suitably qualified applicants for its Tertiary Scholarship Scheme.

Worth: ₦100,000

NWAG Scholarship For Female Undergraduate Students


Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG)

Every year, the Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) awards scholarships to female Nigerian undergraduate students in Nigerian universities. These NWAG scholarships are offered one per state of origin as well as one for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), currently in the amount of hundred thousand Naira per applicant.

Worth: ₦100,000

SPDC JV Shell Scholarship For 100 Level Students


Shell Oil and Gas

The University Scholarship Scheme, a programme run by SPDC on behalf of the NNPC/Shell/Elf/Agip Joint Venture, makes a quiet but very profound commentary on the company’s interest in the promotion of capacity building in the country.

Every year, more than 4,000 Nigerian undergraduates write aptitude tests to join the evergrowing list of students which Shell Nigeria supports in Nigerian Universities. The applicants are shortlisted on the basis of the national SSCE and JAMB examination results. This is followed by an aptitude test at the PortHarcourt, Warri, Enugu, Lagos and Abuja centres.

There are two categories of the Scholarship Scheme, the National Merit Award (NM), open to Nigerian undergraduates and Areas of Operation Merit Award (AOM), for students from communities in which Shell Nigeria operates. Only first year students are eligible for the awards in both categories.

An average of 16,000 applicants respond to advertisements by Shell Nigeria every year, inviting qualified candidates to apply for the scholarships which are tenable only in Nigerian Universities.

Worth: ₦75,000

NNPC / Shell SNEPCo Undergraduate Scholarship For 100 Level Students


Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company (SNEPCo)

The Shell Nigeria Exploration Production Company (SNEPCo) on behalf of itself and its co-venturers offers the SNEPCo National Merit University Scholarship Scheme to Nigerian undergraduate students. 

Worth: ₦50,000

SEPLAT JV Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme

The Seplat Joint Venture offers scholarship opportunities to interested applicants who are looking to pursue an Undergraduate degree program in any Nigerian Institution.

The scholarship award is open to deserving undergraduate students of Federal and State Universities in Nigeria. The Seplat JV scholarship Scheme is one of Seplat’s educational Corporate Social Responsibility programmes and it is designed to promote educational development and human capacity building.

Gani Fawehinmi Annual Scholarship

Gani Fawehinmi Annual Scholarship award is for 20 (twenty) students, each of whom will receive One hundred Thousand Naira (₦100,000) making a total sum of Two Million Naira (₦2,000,000.00).


  • Applicants must be poor and indigent.
  • Applicants must be registered students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria i.e Universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.
  • Applicants must have good academic performance.

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