Scholarship to Study in UK from Nigeria (Undergraduate & Postgraduate) 2022

Studying in the United Kingdom for undergraduate or postgraduate studies is the dream for many Nigerian students. But, the tuition for most of the universities in the UK is on the high side. It is necessary to get a scholarship to study in the UK. Getting a scholarship to study abroad will take away the financial burden of being a student in the best schools in the world.

The UK offer top-notch education with a fast academic calendar. It is the best place for your undergraduate or postgraduate studies. This post contains the list of scholarship opportunities for Nigerian students to study in the United Kingdom. I would love to hear from you. Let me know in the comment box if you have any questions or need further assistance.

UK Scholarship for Nigerian Students

  • NLNG Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Global Excellence Scholarship
  • Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
  • International Development Scholarship
  • Deans’ International Scholarships
  • Teesside University Advance
  • Alumni Scholarship
  • Family Loyalty Discount
  • British Council GREAT Scholarships
  • British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM
  • Commonwealth Scholarships
  • Chevening Scholarship, UK government’s international awards scheme
  • Office for Students MSc scholarships

NLNG Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), as part of its social investment initiative in education, invites applications from qualified candidates for the NLNG Postgraduate scholarship scheme for Master’s degree programmes in the United Kingdom in September 2022.

The scheme seeks to grow a pool of high potential Nigerian graduates and professionals with a competitive advantage.

Commonwealth Scholarship

In partnership with The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK, we offer three scholarships that fully cover tuition fees to candidates from certain Commonwealth countries.

These scholarships are aimed at candidates who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK and are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

This scholarship is offered to candidates from the least developed and fragile Commonwealth countries who wish to study for a PhD in the UK. Find out more

Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships (for low- and middle-income country candidates)

This scholarship is offered to candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries who wish to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. Find out more

Commonwealth (PhD) Scholarships (for high-income countries)

These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Education in conjunction with UK universities to support world-class research and to contribute to UK higher education and research to help sustain international recognition of the UK higher education system and for the benefit of wider society. Find out more

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

This scholarship is offered to candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university. Find out more

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships programme. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations, we offer awards to study in the UK for one year on a fully-funded master’s degree course.

Successful Chevening candidates come from a diverse range of countries and backgrounds, but they all demonstrate the passion, vision and skills needed to shape a better world.

There are many benefits to being selected, including fully funded tuition fees, access to some of the best quality education in the world, exclusive networking opportunities, and the chance to explore the UK’s diverse culture.

At the end of your scholarship, you’ll join our diverse community of over 50,000 global alumni. You’ll return home equipped with the knowledge and networks to bring your ideas to life and thrive in your career.

It doesn’t matter where you come from. It’s where you’re going that counts.

Required documents

All Chevening applicants must submit their education documents, references, and one unconditional UK university offer. The deadlines for these required documents are in the Chevening application timeline. Use the ‘update my application’ button above to upload them.

If you are conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, you must submit these documents to remain in the process.

Selection updates and timelines

You will receive email updates about your application status at each step of the selection process. You can also check your status on the online application system. Log in using your registration details. Take a look at the Chevening application timeline and our FAQs for a better understanding of the upcoming stages of the selection process.

Feedback

Due to the large number of applications received each year, we are unable to provide individual application status updates or feedback to unsuccessful applicants. Please do not contact your British embassy or high commission with application enquiries.

Application guidance

You may wish to review our guide to help you with the next steps.

What is included?

As Chevening Scholarships are fully-funded, your award includes the following:

  • university tuition fees
  • a monthly stipend
  • travel costs to and from the UK
  • an arrival allowance
  • a homeward departure allowance
  • the cost of one visa application
  • a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK

How to apply

We recommend that you review the following pages to help you prepare your application:

For information about the application and selection process, visit the application timeline and frequently asked questions.

Global Excellence Scholarship

You may be eligible for a Global Excellence Scholarship if you are a full-time sponsored or self-funding international student.

The Scholarship value is £2,000 in your first full academic year of study (all successful applicants on a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme) and £1,000 for each subsequent year of study for full-time undergraduate students only.

Applicants on a foundation/pathway programme delivered at Teesside University International Study Centre are not eligible for the scholarship.

The Global Excellence Scholarships are based on Grade Point Average, where applicants demonstrate they exceed the advertised academic entry criteria for their course.

Eligibility is assessed upon application and details are included in all offer letters.

More about the Global Excellence Scholarship

British Council GREAT Scholarship

  • Value of scholarship: £10,000
  • Number of scholarships available: 3 GREAT Scholarships and 1 GREAT Justice and Law Scholarship.

Eligibility criteria

To be considered for a GREAT scholarship, you must:

  • Be a national of one of the following countries: Bangladesh, Malaysia or, Sri Lanka
  • Be assessed as international for tuition fee purposes
  • Be self-funded
  • Hold an offer from Teesside University (Conditional or Unconditional) by April for a postgraduate taught one-year master’s programme, commencing September

To be considered for a GREAT Justice and Law Scholarship, you must be a national of Nigeria and intend to study one of the following courses:

You must also:

  • Be assessed as international for tuition fee purposes
  • Be self-funded
  • Hold an offer from Teesside University (Conditional or Unconditional) by 30 April for a postgraduate taught one-year master’s programme, commencing September

How to apply

Applications are open until 30 April

Candidates will be automatically considered for this scholarship; no separate scholarship application is necessary. The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding candidate displaying exceptional academic merit, displayed in their academic application.

Further information – successful recipients

  • Will be informed by May
  • Will be unable to combine this scholarship with other Teesside University scholarships.
  • Will be expected to contribute to the wider marketing and outreach activity of Teesside University.

For more information on the GREAT Scholarships and full eligibility criteria, please visit Study UK and the British Council website in your country.

British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM

The British Council has launched the second edition of its scholarship programme for women with a background in STEM, who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM.

Supported by the British Council

In partnership with the British Council, Teesside University is delighted to be offering five fully-funded scholarships to women from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam beginning a 1-year master’s programme in September in one of the following subjects:

The objective of these scholarships is to address the gender gap in STEM fields by offering promising female students the opportunity to complete a fully-funded master’s degree in a STEM field in the UK.

The scholarships, worth £35,000 each, will cover full tuition fees, monthly stipends, a return economy class ticket and other study-related costs such as IELTS exam fee, visa application and NHS surcharge.

  • Value of scholarship: £35,000
  • Number of scholarships available: 5

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be a woman.
  • Be a passport holder and permanent resident of either Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam
  • Have applied to Teesside University to study a 1-year postgraduate programme in one of the following programme areas;
    Environmental Management
    Sustainable Innovation
    Advanced Biomedical Science
    Microbiology
    Applied Artificial Intelligence
    Applied Data Science
    Master of Public Health before the application to British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM can be considered.
  • Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at Teesside University by the time you submit your application and are to start your postgraduate programme.
  • Have not previously studied at degree level or higher in the UK or lived recently in the UK.
  • Meet the English language requirement of the course you have applied for (or is expected to meet the requirement after an English Language pre-sessional course).
  • Demonstrate a case for financial support need via a means-test conducted by the UK university partner.
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after the scholarship award has ended.

Scholars are also required to show in their application form that:

  • You are active in the field with work experience or with a proven interest in the programme area they are applying for.
  • You are willing to demonstrate future contribution to capacity-building and socio-economic advancement through the benefits achieved after graduating from UK higher education and returning to your home country.
  • Can demonstrate a plan and passion to engage other women and girls in STEM from your home country.
  • Agree that your personal data can be shared with the British Council as a condition of applying for the bursary.
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, you agree to maintain contact with the British Council and act as an ambassador for the UK and engage with activities as part of a British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM alumnus during and after your study in the UK. Any involvement in these activities during your study in the UK will take up to no more than five hours per term.

Scholars are not eligible for a British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM if they:

  • Hold dual British citizenship.
  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions; the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Department for International Trade; the Ministry of Defence; and the Home Office).
  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM – eligible countries.(*): Relatives are defined as parents or step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, children or step-children, spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner (where the couple have been in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least two years).
  • Are currently in receipt of financial support or funding towards your study programme in the UK from any other source.
  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary.
  • The primary information about the scholarship for potential candidates can be found centrally on the British Council website

How to apply

To apply please complete the online application form.

The deadline for applications is 5.00 pm (UK time) on March

Further information

  • We will be unable to combine this scholarship with other Teesside University scholarships.
  • Successful recipients will be expected to contribute to the wider marketing and outreach activity of Teesside University.

For more information or to talk generally about Teesside University, please contact us on international.scholarships@tees.ac.uk.

For more information about the scholarship visit the British Council website.

Teesside University MSc Scholarships

Teesside University is offering 18 scholarships, each worth £10,000, to eligible students to study a conversion MSc in Applied Artificial Intelligence or Applied Data Science. These courses are designed for students with no background in these or related subject areas.

These conversion courses are part of the Government’s response to the shortage of data science and AI specialists in the UK. The Government’s digital strategy predicted that within 20 years, 90% of all jobs will require some element of digital skills.

The Government aims to increase the number of people from groups currently underrepresented in the AI and data science fields and to encourage graduates from diverse backgrounds to consider a future in these occupations.

Scholarship eligibility criteria

You must belong to at least one of the following underrepresented groups: female, black, disabled, students from POLAR quintiles 1 and 2, refugees, children from military families, veterans and partners of military personnel.

OfS Scholarships are available for full-time study starting in September on:

Deadlines

The deadline for receipt of scholarship applications is August. The course offers you receive from Teesside University will provide you with your Student ID for you to quote in your OfS scholarship application.

You can apply for your OfS scholarship any time up to the deadline, but please do NOT submit your OfS scholarship application until after you have ACCEPTED a ‘CONDITIONAL’ or ‘UNCONDITIONAL’ offer of a place on an eligible MSc course. OfS scholarship applications received without a valid student ID which is generated after an offer is made will not be considered.

Strict deadlines apply. You must allow plenty of time for your course application to be processed so that you receive an offer of a place on an eligible course well before the scholarship application deadline.

Selection process

The Scholarship Panel will convene soon after the scholarship application deadline, to consider eligible scholarship applications. Your OfS scholarship application will be considered if you meet all the following conditions by the scholarship application deadline:

  • Received and accepted an ‘UNCONDITIONAL’ offer of a place on an eligible course
  • Submitted a valid OfS scholarship application and evidence requested in support of your application
  • (International students only) passed all financial checks and been granted a valid study VISA.

Priority in allocating OfS scholarships will be given to UK female, black and disabled candidates.

The Scholarships Panel’s decisions are final and the panel shall not be obliged to provide reasons for its decisions.

Notification of success

If you are successful in your OfS scholarship application, you will receive a formal offer of a scholarship on or soon after August. You will be given a deadline by which to respond to the offer of a scholarship to let us know if you will be accepting it.

We do not normally write to candidates who have not been successful.

Scholarship disbursement

  • One-year full time course – four quarterly payments of £2,500 in October, January, April and July.
  • Two-year full-time course (including Advanced Practice) – as above, in the first year of your course.

Disbursement is normally made at the end of the month shown to your nominated UK bank account. If a scholarship student should withdraw, suspend, transfer to an ineligible course or another institution, fail their programme of study or leave the University, the scholarship will be negated from that point. The University also reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship and cease further scholarship payments if a student is deemed not to be fully engaged with their learning on their course. Non-engagement includes poor attendance and/or failure to complete course assessments.

OfS scholarship application form

Download an application form

Family Loyalty Discount

The Family Loyalty Discount is for international students studying on campus. Where a student (the first student) is studying at Teesside University and a second (or further) family member commences study at the University whilst the first student remains enrolled as a student, the second (or further) family member is eligible to apply for a family discount of £1500 if they apply directly to us and do not use an agent.

The discount applies when:

  • eligible family members are studying for a Teesside University qualification at undergraduate or postgraduate level at the same time as the first family member
  • when the second family member has applied directly to us and no agents have been used.
  • the programme of study being followed by all family members claiming the Family Loyalty Discount is at least 120 credits.

It entitles you to a £1,500 fee deduction for the second and any further family members in the first year of study only.

You must be the sibling, spouse, civil partner or child of someone who is currently studying on a full-time course at Teesside University. That relative must also be classified as an international student.

Siblings: you and your sibling can have one or both parents in common.

Children/parents: you can be related by blood or by marriage

PLEASE NOTE: Spouses/Civil Partners cannot become eligible for this discount by marrying/entering into a civil partnership with someone who is currently studying at the University.

It is necessary to apply for the Family Loyalty Discount and we recommend that you apply when applying for your course or soon after. Applications cannot be accepted more than two months after your course start date.

Our Admissions team will consider your application and will let you know whether or not it has been approved.

Where the University is required to pay Agent’s commission in respect of a student enrolment any Family Loyalty Discount awarded in error will be cancelled and the student will become liable for the increase in fees due.

Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship

This prestigious scholarship recognises applications from outstanding students who can demonstrate their skills and commitment to becoming future global leaders.

There are up to 30 Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships available, of £5,000 each, allocated as a fee waiver in the first year of study.

The scholarships are designed to assist international students, enrolling in September for the first time at Teesside University, to study for an undergraduate degree or postgraduate taught degree.

Point of entry: For students enrolling in September.

Eligibility criteria: To be eligible to apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, you will:

  • Be a genuine applicant, intending to study an international fee-paying undergraduate (including Level 0) or postgraduate taught degree level course, enrolling for the first time at Teesside University.
  • Start your course in September
  • Submit an application for consideration

Please note: The Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship may not be used in conjunction with any other Teesside University Scholarship or Alumni Scholarship.

Applications for the Vice-Chancellor scholarship will open in April

Conditions of the Scholarship

Successful recipients of the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship will be required to act as an ambassador for the University for the duration of your studies, which may involve but is not limited to the following:

  • representing Teesside University at Open Days
  • contributing to marketing and promotional materials
  • participating in international student events
  • acting as a mentor to fellow students
  • Contributing to/creating a blog or vlog to report on your experience at Teesside University.

You are also required to continue to engage with the University as a valued member of our global alumni.

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit a personal statement of no more than 500 words using the application form below, demonstrating:

  • your outstanding attributes, both personal and academic
  • your commitment to becoming a future global leader
  • how you will use your Teesside University degree to achieve your future ambitions.

International Development Scholarship

UK Universities offers a range of scholarships for eligible international students from countries that are under-represented in the student community.

These scholarships aim to encourage internationally-diverse applications, creating a truly global learning experience for all of our students.

The Scholarship value is £3,000 in your first full academic year of study (all successful applicants on a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme, and £1,000 for each subsequent year of study for full-time undergraduate students only.

Applicants on a foundation/pathway programme delivered at Teesside University International Study Centre are not eligible for the scholarship but will be considered for the scholarship on progression to a full degree programme at Teesside University.

The scholarship is allocated as a fee waiver.

If you meet the criteria below, you automatically will be considered (but not guaranteed) for the scholarship. If you are successful, details of the scholarship will be included in your offer letter.

To be considered for the scholarship, you must be:

  • On a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme, applying to study at Teesside for the first time. Excludes students on pathway/foundation programmes at Teesside University International Study Centre, however you may be considered for this scholarship on progression to a full degree programme at Teesside University
  • A full-time sponsored or self-funding student, paying international fees
  • Applying from one of the following countries or regions:
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Egypt
  • Morocco
  • Turkey
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Kenya
  • Zimbabwe
  • Cameroon
  • Hong Kong
  • Kazakhstan
  • Russia
  • Philippines
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Any EU member country
  • An international student applying to Teesside University from a UK-based private school

Deans’ International Scholarships

Teesside University is committed to offering truly global teaching and learning experiences for all students.

To encourage applications from international students in subject areas where they are currently under-represented, specifically in our School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law in the School of Arts & Creative Industries, we are delighted to offer Deans’ International Scholarships.

A Scholarship of £3,000 is allocated as a fee waiver in your first full academic year of study (all successful applicants on a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme) and £1,000 for each subsequent year of study for full-time undergraduate students only.

Applicants on a foundation/pathway programme delivered at Teesside University International Study Centre are not eligible for the scholarship but will be considered for the scholarship on progression to a full degree programme at Teesside University.

If you meet the criteria below, you will automatically be considered (but not guaranteed) for the scholarship. If you are successful, details of the scholarship will be included in your offer letter.

To be considered for the scholarship, you must be:

  • On a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate programme in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law in the School of Arts & Creative Industries, applying to study at Teesside for the first time.
  • A full-time sponsored or self-funding student, paying international fees

Please note, this scholarship cannot be offered in conjunction with any other Teesside University scholarship.

Teesside University Advance

Teesside University Advance is available to all new entrants enrolling on year 0 or year 1 and direct entrants onto year as a full-time undergraduate degree student for Academic Year. You must be studying on a Teesside University course leading to an award of at least 360 credits delivered on Teesside University’s Middlesbrough or Darlington Campus.

Please note Direct entrants onto year 3, students repeating year 3 or progressing to year 3 following reduced credit after repeating year 2 study, who started their undergraduate course before the introduction of the scheme are not eligible for Teesside Advance.

The Teesside University Advance scheme offers students:

  • an Apple iPad installed with Office 365 software, the University’s student portal, access to email, timetables, virtual learning environment and library resources
  • an iPad compatible keyboard
  • £100 credit per academic year (up to a maximum of £300) to purchase learning resources from the Online Bookstore.

This is subject to eligible students progressing on their course and excludes eligible students that are repeating a year, on a sandwich year or integrated master’s final year of study.

Alumni Scholarship

If you are an undergraduate international fee-paying student at Teesside University and wish to progress to postgraduate study, or if you complete a master’s with us and progress a new postgraduate programme, you are eligible for a £1,000 alumni scholarship.

You will only receive the bonus if you apply directly to us and don’t use an agent and the £1,000 is awarded as a discount on your first-year fees for the next programme.

Students eligible for the Alumni Scholarship will receive this award in addition to the Global Excellence Scholarship (if eligible).

If you have questions, please contact us at international.enquiries@tees.ac.uk.

Study level: Postgraduate
Who can apply: International fee-paying students.
More information: studentfees@tees.ac.uk