Sunday, September 29, 2013

List of Shortlisted Candidates: 2013 NNPC/ADDAX Petroleum Scholarship

ADDAX Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited has released a list of shortlisted candidates who applied for its 2012/2013 National merit scholarship award scheme.

N 100,000 (One hundred thousand Naira) per session.

The Test is scheduled as follows:

DATE: Saturday, 12th October, 2013.

1. Abuja Venue: National center for women developement,
Better life Street (Tafawa Balewa street),
Central Business District,
Opposite Central Bank Of Nigeria,
Garki, Abuja.

2. Port Harcourt Center: Basic studies Unit,
University of Port Harcourt,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

3. Lagos center: Airforce Secondary School,
Sam Ethnan Airforce Base,
(NAF BASE), Ikeja,

4. Owerri Center: All seasons Hotel,
off Port-Harcourt Road,
Owerri, Imo State.

CLICK HERE for the full list of shortlisted candidates as published in Guardian Newspaper of 27th September 2013. 

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

2013/2014 MUSTE SCHOLARSHIP (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

The Mankind United To Support Total Education (MUSTE) is a Scholarship arm of Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation; it was registered with the corporate affairs commission in Abuja Nigeria on the 17th of November 2003. It is founded and funded by Mr. Jim Ovia in the year 1998, to provide financial aid to outstanding Nigeria youths.
 The awardees are given funding for undergraduate study for the duration of the undergraduate program. The award includes tuition and maintaince allowance. The scheme offers an average of 100 opportunities every year. The Financial records show that as at October 2010, Mr. Ovia has invested N98,220,000 in the program on one thousand, four hundred and thirty-nine beneficiaries.

The Mankind United to Support Total Education (MUSTE) program is for undergraduate and higher degree studies only.  
All scholarships are awarded based on merit, using the information provided in the form, supporting documents and a screening test. 

Applicant must:  
  (Please note that registration as a member of Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation is no longer a pre-requisite) 

• Have their Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination result or the equivalent  
• Have a current admission letter into a recognized higher level institution 
• Undergraduate applicant must have passed JAMB and Post-JAMB examinations 
• Undergraduates already in school must attach a recent photocopy of their school I.D  
• Higher degree applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, and have at least two years of recent full time professional experience, acquired after a university degree. 
 • Present one personal reference letter and one academic/professional reference letter. All recommendation letters must be duly signed. 
 • Higher degree applicant must include a cover letter stating “Why they intend to pursue a higher degree” (Not more than 250 words). 
 • Attach recent passport photograph 
 • Include a valid email address in the format (, residential address and telephone number 
 • All questions are compulsory unless otherwise stated
  • To promote access to tertiary education
  • To invest in the future leaders of Nigeria
  • To provide a platform that encourages competitiveness and promotes equal opportunities in workplace
  • To bridge the knowledge gap in Nigeria
 Eligibility and Criteria
All Nigerian youth are eligible for the scholarship. In the first ten years of the program, 1439 youths from all cross Nigeria have been awarded scholarship. About one hundred awardees are selected each year from a pool of four hundred applicants. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of personal intellectual ability, leadership capability and a desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout Nigeria by providing service to their community and applying their talent and knowledge to improve the lives of others.


The MUSTE Scholarship provides bursary to cover the cost of completing an undergraduate or higher degree program that is within 3 – 6 years. It is also subject to satisfactory academic performance in the subsequent year of the degree program.  The Scholarship provides benefits for the recipient only, and intends to cover: 
 • Tuition
 • A monthly subsistence allowance, for living expenses and books.   

The MUSTE Scholarship does not cover:  
 • Expenses for the scholar's family.  
• Expenses related to research, supplementary materials, field trip or workshops while at the university.  
INTERNATIONAL OR LOCAL TUITION FEES THAT EXCEED THE BURSARY AWARDED. This is a bursary of a fixed amount regardless of the tuition stated by the school. 

 In addition, • The scholarship awarded is valid for the academic year immediately following the offer of the award and cannot be deferred for any reason.
 • Should you be granted the scholarship, your progress report is required at the end of every academic year as well as your annual academic results. These should be sent in prior to the renewal of your scholarship.  
 The MUSTE scholarship only supplements and does not duplicate any other source of financial support the scholar might have. However, scholars must inform the Board of MUSTE if they have other sources of scholarship funds. 
 Your MUSTE scholarship maybe withdrawn unconditionally or partially if during the scholarship period the Board has evidence of additional sources of support. 



UPDATE! (12/12/2013): 
Please note the following:
* The test contains 50 questions
* The test is 40 mins
* The test is only open for 2 hours on Saturday 14th Dec 2013 from 10am-12pm (GMT +1)
* Your mobile number used in your application is your access to take the test.
     -If you did not enter the correct phone number, you have automatically disqualified your application.
     - For local numbers, you are to enter your phone number beginning with 0 and not 234 or +234 e.g 0802314987 not +234802314987
     - If you registered with an international phone number please enter it with the country code. e.g +44207937109
Please send an email  to

TEST FORMAT: IQ and Current Affairs (40 minutes for 50 questions)
Pass mark: 80%

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

2014/2015 Chevening Scholarship

Applications for the 2014-2015 Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship program of the UK government is now open.

Scholarships will support over 600 established or emerging leaders from 118 countries worldwide. They are typically for a one-year Master’s degree in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.

 The programme is a United Kingdom government’s scholarship programme, funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Scholars are hand-picked by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world, sometimes in partnership with sponsoring organization.

Applicants must:
  • be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, with the intent to return there at the end of the period of study;
  • hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honors degree in the UK;
  • achieve the minimum Chevening English language requirement;
  • have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship;
  • be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university.
A Chevening Scholarship in Nigeria includes:
1. A monthly stipend, travel to and from your country via an approved route, 
2. An arrival and excess baggage allowance
3. A thesis or dissertation grant
4. The cost of an entry clearance visa and tuition fees (a global tuition fee cap of £12,000 will apply for MBA courses).
Applications for 2014-2015 Chevening Scholarships in Nigeria are now open and will close on 8 November 2013.

Applications for the 2014-15 Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online (CLICK HERE)


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