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Scholarship is open to persons currently studying at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Federal or State universities, polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

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The award will cover tuition fees for students in these fields of study: Agriculture, Education, Entrepreneurial Studies, Environmental Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts, ICT, Medicine and Paramedics, Science and Technology, and Social and Management Sciences.

Note: Persons who receive this scholarship will not be allowed to change their course or institution of study while enjoying the award.


Applicants should meet these conditions in order to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Undergraduates (in Bachelor’s Degree, HND, and NCE programs) who seek to benefit from the scholarship should be registered full-time students in their second year or above. They should be enrolled at a Federal or State university, polytechnic, monotechnic, or College of Education.

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  • Persons applying for an undergraduate scholarship should have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 4.0 on a 5 point scale or 5.0 on a 7 point scale.
  • HND and NCE applicants should have a CGPA of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0
  • Persons applying for a postgraduate scholarship must have at least a first degree (Second Class Honours Division). They must be registered full-time students of State or Federal universities.

The Application Process

Candidates are expected to register for a Nomination Computer Based Test (CBT) for the Federal Government Scholarship Award. The test will take place in centres across the country’s six geopolitical zones.

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Applicants can register for the test on the Federal Ministry of Education’s website, linked at the end of this article. They should read the guidelines, complete the application, and print their examination slip. They are also expected to attach these documents:
  • Letter of Admission to their institution of study
  • Current school’s identity card

Applications will remain open until June 20, 2022.

If you would like to register for the Federal Government Scholarship Award, click here.

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This article was first published on 23rd May 2022


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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