Thursday, January 31, 2013

AGIP Scholarships for Undergraduate Nigerian Students.

Scholarship Name: Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited 2012/2013 Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme

Brief description
The Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited is offering Agip 2012/2013 Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme for Undergraduate Nigerian 100 level Students

Accepted Subject Areas?
1. National Merit Award.: Only candidates studying Engineering, Geology and Geosciences are eligible.

2. Host Community merit Award: (for students from Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers states,) other fields of study may be considered.

About Scholarship
Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) Joint Venture in pursuance of its Community Development Programme invites suitably qualified candidates for its 2012/2013 Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme.

Categories of Awards
  • Host Communities Merit Award: For applicants strictly from NAOC host communities
  • National Merit Award: For applicants from non-host communities
Scholarship Type: Agip Scholarships for Undergraduate Nigerian Students

Who is eligible to apply?
To qualify for consideration applicants MUST be:
  • Registered FULL TIME undergraduates in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions
  • Certified 100 level students at the time of application.
  • Only indigenes of NAOC host communities in Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers states SHOULD apply for the Host Communities Merit Award.
  • Only candidates studying Engineering, Geology and Geosciences are eligible for the National Merit Award.
NOTE: The following categories of students should NOT apply:
  • 200 level students and above
  • Current beneficiaries of similar awards from other companies and agencies
  • Dependants of employees of NAOC, AENR and NAE
What are the benefits?
Monetary financial aid

How long will sponsorship last? As determined by the sponsor

To be taken at (country): Nigerian tertiary institutions

Application Deadline: 17th February 2013

How to Apply
To qualify for consideration applicants must complete their online application and verify their application details on or before 17th February 2013
All applicants for Host Communities Merit Award MUST attach current (2013–2014) Letters of Identification duly signed by:
•           the current (2013) Chairman and Secretary of his/her CDC
•           bona-fide traditional/paramount ruler of the community; and,
•           the current (2013) Local Government Chairman or the Secretary
Before you start this application
  • Ensure you have clear scanned copies of all your documents.
  • Ensure you name these scanned documents accordingly, to avoid mixing up documents during upload.
  • Ensure you upload these documents carefully when asked to
The documents you will need for this stage of application are as follows:
  • Passport photograph with white background not more than 3 months old
  • School ID card
  • Admission letter
  • Birth certificate
  • O’ level result
  • Relevant letters of identification
  • Jamb Result
For further information visit the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PAGE
Sponsors: Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC), Operator of the NNPC/NAOC/Phillips Joint Venture
Important Notes:
Aptitude Test for the Agip Scholarship

An Aptitude Test for the applicants in both Categories of Award will be conducted at centers in the following cities:
  1. Port Harcourt
  2. Omoku
  3. Yenagoa
  4. Asaba
  5. Lagos
  6. Owerri
  7. Abuja
Please ensure you understand the Instructions carefully before you start this application to avoid errors and disqualification.
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Monday, January 28, 2013

2013/2014 Federal Government Scholarship (BILATERAL EDUCATIONAL AGREEMENT (BEA) SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS) - Study Abroad

The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Prof. (Mrs.) Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i O.O.N, is hereby inviting interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2013/2014 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award tenable in Russia, China, Cuba, Morocco, Algeria, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Egypt, Japan, Serbia, Mexico, Macedonia, e.t.c

The Awards are for Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG)  studies.
What are the benefits?
The participating countries are responsible for the tuition and accommodation, while Nigeria government takes care of the following;
  • $500 monthly for supplementation
  • $250 yearly for warm clothing
  • $200 yearly for Health Insurance
  • $500 yearly for medical scholars only
  • $1000 for PG research grant yearly
  • N100,000 – Take off for PG scholars
  • N60,000 – Take off for UG scholars


INTERVIEW & RESULT COLLATION DATES: Monday March 11th to  Friday 15th 2013. 

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Friday, January 18, 2013

2013/2014 Scholarship (Study in Romania)

Number of scholarships: 85 scholarships for under- and post-graduate studies in Romania, by means of selection of application files organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) and the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports (MECTS), in keeping with Romanian current legislation.

Who can qualify : citizens ofnon EU countries (irrespective of their country of residence). Priority is given to citizens from non EU states with which Romania does not have cultural and education cooperation agreements. Mention should be made that foreign citizens of Romanian origin  and those belonging to the neighbouring historic Romanian communities benefit from other scholarship programmes offered by the Romanian state..
The scholarships are granted for three levels of study:
a) for the first cycle (licenta): This scheme is dedicated to graduates of high schools or of equivalent pre-university systems, as well as to candidates who require the equivalation of  partial studies and the continuation of their studies in Romania. The complete cycle of university studies lasts for 3 to 6 years, according to the specific requirements of the chosen faculty, and ends with a final examination (licenta);

b) for the 2nd cycle (masters): This scheme is dedicated to graduates of university/post graduate studies; it lasts for 1,5 to 2 years and ends with a dissertation;

c) for the 3rd cycle (doctorate) this scheme is dedicated to the graduates of university/postgraduate studies (i.e. master); it lasts for 3-4 years, in keeping with the specific requirements of the chosen faculty, and ends with a doctor’s thesis.

Priority fields: priority will be given to the candidates applying for: political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture, arts. Requests for other fields will also be taken into account.

Language of Study: In order to promote Romanian language and culture, the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports has decided that the beneficiaries of the scholarships should study only in the Romanian language. The candidates who do not know Romanian are offered one supplementary preparatory year to study the language. The students who declare that they know already Romanian language have to pass a language test organised by the competent  higher education institutions.

NOTE: kindly file your applications with the Romanian Embassy as early as possible in February 2013 or earlier so that they can be registered at MAE DDPCS by the 15th February 2013 deadline date.


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2013/2014 Brunei Darussalam Government Scholarships to Foreign Students



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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

British Council / NLNG Scholarship in UK for Nigerian Graduates (Masters 2014)

lng scholarship nigeriaScholarship Name: NLNG Scholarship

Brief description
The British Council will administer the NLNG Scholarships for Nigerian graduates to study for masters degree in the UK for September 2014 intake.
Apply for a Masters scholarship to study in the UK

Accepted Subject Areas
The scholarship is for courses of study in the areas of engineering, geosciences, environmental sciences, management sciences, medicine and law.

About NLNG Scholarship
The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) group is offering 10 graduate students the chance to study for a Masters qualification at a UK university from September 2014. The NLNG Scholarship, currently administered by the British Council, funds your study and contributes towards your living expenses for the duration of your Masters degree.
To partake in this scholarship program, you should start taking the necessary steps to prepare for admission to a UK University
Scholarship Offered Since: 2012
Scholarship Type: Masters Scholarship in UK for Nigerian graduates

Who is eligible?
  • You must be 30 years of age or younger at the time of applying
  • You must have completed your NYSC programme (or be finishing in early 2013)
  • Limited to graduates with a first class or upper second class degree.
How Many Scholarships are available? Ten (10)
What are the benefits?
The scholarship will fund your study and contributes towards your living expenses for the duration of your Masters degree
How long will sponsorship last? For the duration of the one year masters scholarship

Eligible Countries; Nigeria
To be taken at (country): UK Universities

Application Deadline
Scholarship application will open in November 2013
Offered annually? Yes

How can I Apply?
Applications for 2014 scholarships open in November 2013.
  • Applicants are encouraged to identify and apply independently to the universities of their choice, so that they can secure a conditional place as early as possible. However, British Council will help scholarship winners find a course and university should they not already be accepted at the first choice institution.
  • Applicants should meet the admissions requirements of the university they plan to study at before applying for the scholarship
  • Applicants who are shortlisted will be required to take an IELTS test to measure their level of English ability. Find out more about taking IELTS with British Council.
The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG)

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2013/2014 DAAD Scholarship Programmes (for Nigerians to study in Germany)

DAAD ScholarshipDAAD Scholarship Programmes have benefited hundreds of African students since inception. The scholarship is offered to students from developing countries and is also available for Nigerian Students.
This scholarship is awarded each year to postgraduate students wishing to study for a Master’s or PhD degree. The DAAD scholarships can support students who want to study in their country (In Country Scholarships) or abroad.
DAAD does not sponsor undergraduate studies for Nigerian Students.

Eligibility Requirements and Selection Criteria:
* Bachelor degree first class honours or second class honours upper division (B.A./B.Sc. 2nd class upper division) and M.A./M.Sc.
* At the time of application, generally no more than six years should have passed since the applicant gained the last degree
* 2 field research phases (of altogether 12 months) are possible in your home country
* As a rule, the grant is preceded by a 4 or 6 months lasting language course (selection date is once a year, generally at the end of January).
* German language skills are not expected.
* Age limit: 36 years

The DAAD will reimburse an appropriate flat-rate travel allowance after the applicant’s arrival in Germany. So please observe that the travel expenses have to be financed in advance.

Application address
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
9 Lake Maracaibo Close, off Amazon Street
P.O.B. 5177
Abuja / Nigeria
Tel.: (+234) 9 220 8010/11/12; -805 880 8800; -706 410 8800
Fax: (+234) 9 220 8009

Application address for these Provinces:
Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Lagos, Ekiti, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Abia, Cross River, Ebonyi, Enugu, Anambra
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
15, Walter Carrington Crescent
Victoria Island
Tel.: (+234) -1 280 9966/67
Fax: (+234) -1 280 9969

Further information and advice
Sabine Adelio (till 30 June 2012)
University of Ibadan
Faculty of Arts
Department of European Studies
Oyo State / Nigeria


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Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 Commonwealth Essay Competition

Each year, the Commonwealth Essay Competition, run by the Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883, inspires thousands of young writers from all over the world. It is the world’s oldest and largest schools’ international writing competition. Past winners include Mr Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore and Elspeth Huxley.

Get Started for the 2013 Essay Competition
Are you a writer?
Are you interested in the world around you?
Do you want your voice to be heard by others?
If so, the Commonwealth Essay Competition is definitely for you. You are encouraged to be creative in your response to the topics. You can submit a poem, letter, article, story, essay or even a short play. The choice is yours. Just get writing!
The competition is free to enter and in 2012 over 1,000 young writers, from 245 schools, in 38 countries across the Commonwealth received an award for their entry.
For 2013, the Royal Commonwealth Society is delighted to announce that the Competition will be run in partnership with Cambridge University Press, whose support will enable the organisation to engage even more young writers across the Commonwealth.
The Competition celebrates and nurtures the creative talents of young people across the Commonwealth, providing a platform for students to compete with their peers in each of the 54 nations which make up this unique association.
Entrants are judged in two age groups, Junior (under 14 years) and Senior (14-18 years).
Essay Topic
Junior Category (Born after 1st May 1999)
1. When has hard work paid off for you?
2. Creative thinking saved the day.
3. Tell us about a moment of opportunity which changed the life of your family, community, country, continent or the entire planet.
4. Is change a good thing?
5. Opportunities galore!
Senior Category (Born between 2nd May 1994 and 1st May 1999)
1. A funding agency has asked you to make a pitch for an idea involving schools that would benefit your community.
2. “I knew this was my moment.”
3. Discuss one or more examples of social and/or environmental development where enterprise plays, or could play, a  key role in changing the way people live.
4. “How enterprising!” a voice said as I closed the door behind me.
5. Are we too risk-conscious these days?
How to enter competition
For more details download the 2013 Essay Competition leaflet CLICK HERE .
To download the 2013 Essay Competition poster CLICK HERE.
Application Deadline
The closing date is 1st May 2013 and results will be announced in the autumn of next year, when a Junior and Senior Prize Winner and Runner Up will be announced and judges will make a number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards.
Entrants will be able to submit their essays online from the start of 2013.

About the Royal Commonwealth Society
The Royal Commonwealth Society is an international education charity. Aiming to inspire and engage, we promote understanding of international affairs and the modern Commonwealth. Our projects encourage young people to develop their skills, to realise their ambitions and, with an increased awareness of their role as global citizens, to engage with key challenges facing the international community.

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Embassy of France in Nigeria to sponsor five (5) Nigerians abroad annually.

Embassy of France in Nigeria scholarshipThe Embassy of France in Nigeria has initiated a scholarship scheme to sponsor 5 Nigerians abroad every year.
In a statement in Abuja, the French Ambassador to Nigeria Jacques Champagne de Labriolle said the scheme was based on the need to contribute to the training of Nigerians in different fields and the country’s education sector.
The international scholarship scheme which is in collaboration with Total Nigeria Plc, is worth about 54,000 Euros per student.
The statement noted that the Joint Scholarship Scheme (‘TQJS’) titled “Total E &P Nigeria Ltd. (TEPNG) /Quai d’ Orsay” would take effect from the 2012/2013 academic session.
However, the pilot stage of the scheme had commenced last year with one candidate sponsored to study International Law in France.
We will update you on subsequent information regarding this scholarship program.

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