Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship for Undergraduate, HND, NCE, and Postgraduate 2021

The federal government scholarship covers the following programs:

Postgraduate Award

Undergraduate Award

Higher National Diploma (HND) Award

National Certificate in Education (NCE) Award.

Conditions for the scholarship award:

  • It shall not be held at the same time with another Award nor for part-time studies.
  • Change of course or level or the Institution of the award is not allowed.
  • The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria and takes effect from the beginning of each academic session. It lapses if not utilized within this period.
  • The Scholarship allowance is meant to cover: Institution’s charges, fees, and Personal maintenance allowance.

Fields of study:

  • Science and Technology.
  • Medicine and Para-medicals.
  • Science Subjects with Education.
  • Arts and other Subjects with Education.
  • Liberal Arts/Social/Management Sciences
  • Law.
  • HND (Science and Technology).
  • NCE.

Scholarship Benefit:

  • Under-Graduate Scholars N150, 000 per annum
  • Post-Graduate Scholars N180, 000 per annum
  • HND N100, 000 per annum
  • NCE N100, 000 per annum

Application procedure:

Application forms for the federal government scholarship awards are always completed ONLINE. Make sure to go through the application form carefully. The process is as follows;

1. All applicants MUST fill the online version of the Application form first and submit it online.

2. All qualified candidates are advised to:

  • Visit the Federal Scholarship Board’s website:
  • Click on Application Center
  • Candidates are meant to register by creating a username and password
  • A Validation Link would be sent to your mailbox
  • Click the link
  • Login
  • Click on the Nigerian Award Tab
  • Read Requirements & Instructions, and continue
  • Print completed Application Form and bring a copy to the interview venue

The Photocopies of these documents should be submitted online with the completed Application forms;

  • Letter of admission to the institution you are studying.
  • Course Registration
  • Identity Card
  • Last sessional examination result
  • One (1) passport-size photograph

Please note that online application submitted after the closing date or incorrect/incomplete forms without correct documents will not be processed.

Scholarship Criteria:


All applicants for an undergraduate scholarship must be in the 2nd year of their studies or above and must have at least 4.0 C.G.P. on a 5 point Scale or its equivalent in previous academic years examinations.


All applicants must have a minimum of 3.5 CGPA (Upper Credit Pass) at ND level. The Award Covers HND 1 AND HND II


The award is for 2nd and 3rd year of NCE programme and candidates must have a minimum of 3.5 CGPA score on 5 point scale or its equivalent in the previous examinations.


All applicants for a postgraduate scholarship should have a FIRST CLASS or 2nd CLASS UPPER DIVISION IN THEIR FIRST DEGREE.

List Of Documents To Be Submitted At The Exam Center

  • Printed Application form
  • Copy of Educational certificates (on no account should original certificates be submitted)
  • Copy of Letter of admission to the institution you are studying
  • Copy of Current Course Registration form
  • Copy of Last sessional examination result
  • Copy of Identity Card
  • Passport-size photographs.

Note: originals of certificate and documents must be presented for sighting only.

Interested candidates can click on apply below to visit the scholarship website for more information and apply.


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