Chevening Scholarships: The Chevening Scholarship is a prestigious UK government scholarship that offers fully-funded opportunities for outstanding individuals from various countries, including Nigeria, to pursue a one-year master’s degree at any UK university. The application process usually opens in August or September and closes in November.

Commonwealth Scholarships: Commonwealth Scholarships are funded by the UK government and are available to students from Commonwealth countries, including Nigeria. These scholarships cover tuition fees, living expenses, and other allowances for Master’s and Ph.D. programs in the UK.

To be eligible for a Commonwealth Scholarship, you must hold citizenship or permanent residency in a Commonwealth country. You may still qualify if you are a refugee or a British protected person. Additionally, you must have attained an undergraduate honours degree with a minimum of an upper second class (2:1). If you are pursuing a Ph.D., you will also need a relevant master’s degree.

Furthermore, it is necessary that you demonstrate financial need, as you should be unable to afford studying in the UK without the scholarship. The eligibility criteria for each specific scholarship and fellowship may differ, and you can find more detailed information on the CSC website. Click here to apply.

GREAT Scholarship: The GREAT Scholarships present students from 14 countries including Nigeria with a chance to receive £10,000 towards their tuition fees for a diverse selection of one-year taught postgraduate courses.

Rhodes Scholarships: The Rhodes Scholarship is a prestigious international scholarship program that offers fully-funded opportunities for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. Nigerian students are eligible to apply if they meet the requirements.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships: The Gates Cambridge Scholarship offers full-cost scholarships for outstanding students from outside the UK to pursue a postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge.

UK University Scholarships: Many UK universities offer scholarships and financial aid to international students, including Nigerians. These scholarships can be specific to certain courses, levels of study, or academic merit. Check individual university websites for information on available scholarships.