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Top Free Scholarships for Nigerian Students to Study Abroad (2020)

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Which are the top tuition-free Scholarship for Nigerian Students to study abroad?

Many of us have the dream to wake up and hear the good news of us being awarded a fully-funded scholarship to study abroad in our dream country or the other.

That is why we at FlashAcademy.com.ng have researched and compiled the list of top free Scholarships for students in Nigeria that has the dream to study abroad on a Scholarship program.

These Overseas/Abroad Scholarships for Nigerian Students 2020 will help Nigerian Students who wish to study abroad.

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Top Free Scholarships For Nigerian Students To Study Abroad (2020)

Below are the top best Scholarships for Nigerian Students to study abroad in 2020.

UC International First Year Undergraduate Scholarships

Deadline: 15 Aug 2020 (annual)
Study in: New Zealand
Course starts 2020

Brief description:

The University of Canterbury offers the UC International First Year Scholarship to top-achieving international students commencing an undergraduate degree programme at the University.

Host Institution(s):

University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Level/Field(s) of study:

Eligible Bachelors Degree Programme offered at the University

Number of Scholarships:

Up to 25 scholarships may be awarded.

Target group:

International students from any country except New Zealand and Australia

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship is currently awarded with values of $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000. The duration is for one year.

Eligibility:

Eligible candidates must be full-fee-paying international students and may not be citizens of New Zealand or Australia, or holders of New Zealand residence class visas. They must be completed, or have completed on or after 1 January of the year before the year of application, a University Entrance-level qualification that permits entry into a University of Canterbury undergraduate degree programme.

Candidates must have applied for admission to the University by 15 August in the year prior to their intended first year of enrolment at the University.

Application instructions:

Applications for those intending to start studies in 2020 will open in June 2019.

The deadline is 15 August 2019. It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarshipsearch/ScholarshipDetails.aspx?ScholarshipID=6935.1480

Japanese Government Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

Deadline: varies per country
Study in: Japan
Course starts 2020

Brief description:

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2020.

Host Institution(s):

Universities in Japan

Fields of study:

Those who wish to study in Japan as an undergraduate student must choose a field of major from two major fields: (1) Social Sciences and Humanities and (2) Natural Sciences.

Please refer to the official website for a detailed list of eligible fields of study.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

Nationals of countries which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government.

Scholarship Benefits/Durations:

The scholarship includes tuition and other fees, allowance of 117,000 yen per month, an additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions, and travel costs to and from Japan. Please refer to the official website for full scholarship benefits.

The scholarship period will last for five years from April 2020 to March 2025, including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan.

Eligibility:

(1) Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. An applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application is not eligible. However, persons with dual nationality who hold Japanese nationality and whose place of residence at the time of application is outside of Japan are eligible to apply as long as they choose the nationality of the foreign country and give up their Japanese nationality by the date of their arrival in Japan. Applicant screening will be conducted at the Japanese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s country

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(2) Age: Applicants, in principle, must have been born between April 2, 1995, and April 1, 2003.

(3) Academic Background: Applicants must meet one of the following conditions. However, applicants desiring direct placement must satisfy either the following ① or ③ conditions.

  1. Applicants who have completed 12 years of schooling in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2020 are eligible. However, applicants wishing to enroll from the autumn term through direct placement must be expected to complete 12 years of schooling by August 2020.)
  2. Applicants who have completed their studies at a school equivalent to a Japanese upper secondary school in countries other than Japan. (Applicants who will meet the above qualifications by March 2020 are eligible.)
  3. Other than the above 1 and 2 conditions, applicants who are eligible for enrollment in a Japanese university at the time of application.

(4) Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to learn Japanese. Applicants must be interested in Japan and be willing to deepen their understanding of Japan after arriving in Japan. In addition, in principle, applicants must be willing to carry out their academic studies in Japan in Japanese.

(5) Health: Applicants must submit a health certificate in the prescribed format signed by a physician attesting that the applicant has no physical or mental conditions hindering the applicant’s study in Japan.

(7) Arrival in Japan: In principle, applicants must be able to arrive in Japan between the 1st and 7th of April 2020. If an applicant is to enroll in his/her university from the fall semester through direct placement, he/she must be able to arrive in Japan during the period specified by the accepting university within two weeks before and after the starting date of the university’s relevant academic term for that year.

(7) Visa Requirement: An applicant shall, in principle, obtain a “Student” visa at the Japanese diplomatic mission located in the applicant’s country of nationality, and enter Japan with the residence status of “Student.”

Please refer to the official website for the complete eligibility criteria and conditions of the scholarship.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit the required documents to the Japanese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s country by the required deadline. Because the application process differs according to the country in which the Japanese embassy is located, please inquire at the Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country for details.  The deadline of the applications differ varies per country.

It is important to read to visit the official website (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.jasso.go.jp/en/study_j/scholarships/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2019/04/17/scholarships_2019_e.pdf

University of the People Online Tuition Free Degrees

University of the People
Bachelors Degree

Deadline: 25 Jul 2019 (annual)
Study in:  any Country (online)
Next term starts 5 Sept 2019

Brief description:

The University of the People is the Education Revolution. It is the world’s first tuition-free, non-profit, American accredited, online university. With a groundbreaking online learning model and instructors from the world’s foremost academic volunteers, UoPeople offers the opportunity to pursue a high quality and invaluable American degree.

The university offers two-year associate and four-year bachelor’s degree programs in business administration, computer science, and health science, as well as an MBA program. Recently, the University of the People (UoPeople) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) have launched a tuition-free, online Master of Education (M.Ed.).

Host Institution(s):

Founded in 2009 and achieving accreditation in 2014, UoPeople has rapidly gained a foothold in the international arena of online higher education. The university has partnered with Yale ISP Law School for research and New York University, the University of California Berkeley, and the University of Edinburgh to accept students. The institution has also gained the widespread support of leading academics from renowned universities around the world. Its President’s Council, includes presidents, chancellors, and vice-chancellors from universities such as NYU, Oxford, UC Berkeley, Columbia University, The Rockefeller University, Vassar University, the George Washington University, and others.

Fields of study:

UoPeople offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business administration, health science and computer science, as well as an MBA program and a  Master of Education (M.Ed.).

Target group:

Students from all over the world. Currently, the university has students from over 200 countries and territories.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

UoPeople remains tuition-free because of its use of volunteers, Open Educational Resources, open-source technology, and peer-to-peer learning. More than 6,000 professionals have volunteered for the university, filling key UoPeople leadership positions including University President, Provost, Academic Deans, Course Developers, Academic Advisers, and Course Instructors.

UoPeople is building a sustainable new model for higher education, in which students are asked to pay only a $100 assessment fee at the end of each course; for students who might find even these modest fees prohibitive, the university offers a variety of scholarships.

Eligibility:

UoPeople accepts students who have graduated high school, have access to a computer and the Internet, and have sufficient English skills to study at the University.

Application instructions:

The admission process is administered in 5 terms annually.  The next deadline is 25 July 2019 for the term starting 5 September 2019.  Interested applicants should apply today.

For detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship and the University in general, please visit the official website.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.uopeople.edu

UoPeople Full Scholarships List of all available scholarships: http://www.uopeople.edu/tuition-free/our-scholarships/

Disclaimer: This is NOT the official scholarship page. This is only a one-page summarized listing of the scholarships.

While we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, information may change at any time without notice. For complete and updated information, please always refer to the official website of the scholarship provider.

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