General Scholarships

2016/2017 Chevening Scholarship (

Scholarships in Nigeria are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to
pursue a one-year
Master’s at any UK university.

The scholarship
programme provides a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers,
and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally
and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build
lasting positive relationships with the UK.

A Chevening Scholarship offers financial support along with the
opportunity to become part of the highly regarded and influential
Chevening global network.

Applicants from Nigeria can choose any course of study, but we particularly welcome applications in the following fields:

  • Agricultural research
  • Detentions
  • Power generation
  • Prison services
  • Prosperity
  • Rehabilitation
  • Science and innovation
  • Security
  • Small scale businesses
  • Energy
  • Environmental science
  • Financial services
  • Good governance
  • Human rights
  • Humanitarian crises
  • Infectious disease
  • Job creation
  • Law
  • Media

Applications for Chevening Scholarships can only be submitted using
the Chevening online application system, available through the ‘apply’
button on this page.

Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship please ensure you have the following ready:


  • Two references to be provided in a letter format and written in English
  • Valid passport/national ID card
  • University transcripts (undergraduate, postgraduate)
  • Three different UK Master’s course choices

Please note that only documents in PDF format can be uploaded and documents cannot be over 5MB in size.


  • English language (if already met the requirements) 
  • UK Master’s university offer (if already met the requirements)

You can submit your initial application without these optional
documents and upload them to your application at any point up to 14 July

Please note that if you are
eventually conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, it is
essential that you provide evidence that you meet the Chevening English
language requirements and that you have at least one offer from an
eligible course before 14 July 2016 in order to remain in the process.
How to apply


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