Scholarships in nigeria

Chevening Scholarship Programme for international postgraduate students

02-09-09 – The Chevening Scholarship could be for you if you are a future leader who is already experienced in your chosen profession and would like to further develop your career with a postgraduate course in the United Kingdom.

The Chevening Scholarship Programme is a prestigious awards scheme that funds international postgraduate students who want to study in the UK for one academic year. It is funded by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council.


Applications will only be considered from candidates who:

have an upper-second or first-class degree

have an outstanding career record to date

It is specifically intended for highly motivated younger professionals with a proven track record of outstanding achievement. Applicants will have already demonstrated the potential to make a significant impact on the future of Nigeria

You are expected to show a commitment to return to your country, where you will contribute to the country’s socio-economic development using the new skills and knowledge acquired during your stay in the UK.

You are a postgraduate student who can prove your academic success and who has already begun a career in your chosen field.

You’ll need to show you have between two and five years working experience (depending on the country you are applying in), with an excellent track record illustrating your achievements and your potential to use the skills gained during your scholarship to make a difference in your country.

You have achieved an excellent mark for you undergraduate degree and can provide a transcript of your academic record. Specific academic requirements are available from the British Council offices in your country.

You must be 21 years and older (there are upper age limits for specific countries so please ensure you check this during your applications process).

You must be a resident in your country when you apply and provide your birth certificate (with translation).

You must have good English language skills (most UK Higher Education institutions require a minimum IELTS of 6.5 for admission into postgraduate courses).

Scholarship sponsors are particularly interested in candidates whose future career plans involve work that will support one or more of the following objectives:

to promote a low carbon high growth economy;

to prevent and resolve conflict;

to develop effective international and Nigerian institutions;

Exceptional candidates from other fields are however encouraged to apply


Step 1: Complete the application online form.

Please note that ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS will be accepted. Please Note: IELTS – When applying, the IELTS field is mandatory at present. If you have not taken IELTS and wish to apply, please enter “0” to proceed with your application.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide original credentials and all supporting documents at the interview

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Nigeria Deadline: 16 October 2009