Scholarships for students from Nigeria

The University is pleased to offer a range of scholarships to students from Nigeria who show exceptional academic potential and are starting their studies at the University of Sheffield in September 2016.

Undergraduate Scholarships (e.g. BA, BSc, BEng, MEng)

Faculty Undergraduate Scholarships

We are pleased to offer scholarships to all international students commencing their studies in the Faculties of Engineering, Science, Arts and the School of Law in September 2016:

Engineering International Scholarships

Science International Scholarships

Law International Scholarships

Arts International Scholarships

Nigeria Management Scholarships 2016

We are pleased to offer Management Scholarships to Nigerian undergraduate students. The scholarships are worth £2,000 per year each.

Eligibility and Award Criteria:

  • You must hold an offer of a study place and begin your undergraduate studies in September 2016 in the Management School.
  • You must be a national of or permanently domiciled in Nigeria.
  • You must be self-funding and classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
  • The scholarship is for full-time and part-time students only.
  • Part-time students will receive the full value of a one year of scholarship split pro rata over the duration of an equivalent single full-time academic year.
  • The scholarship will be awarded automatically – no application is required.
  • The scholarship will be awarded unconditionally in the first year of study. Receipt of the award in subsequent years of study is subject to the achievement of a 60% overall average mark in the previous academic year.
  • The scholarship will take the form of a tuition fee reduction only.
  • The scholarship will not be applied during any optional or compulsory study abroad periods or year in industry.
  • The Scholarships will not be awarded where partial funding is applicable from an external body* and there is an agreement already in place between the external body and the University of Sheffield to offer a tuition fee discount to the student.

Social Science International Scholarships 2016

We are pleased to offer Social Science Scholarships to Nigerian undergraduate students in any of the following departments: East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, Geography, Information School, Journalism, Politics, Sociological Studies, Town and Regional Planning.

The scholarships are worth £2,000 per year each.

Eligibility and Award Criteria:

  • You must hold an offer of a study place and begin your undergraduate studies in September 2016 in the one of the Social Sciences Departments mentioned above.
  • You must be a national of or permanently domiciled in Nigeria.
  • You must be self-funding and classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
  • The scholarship is for full-time and part-time students only.
  • Part-time students will receive the full value of a one year of scholarship split pro rata over the duration of an equivalent single full-time academic year.
  • The scholarship will be awarded automatically – no application is required.
  • The scholarship will be awarded unconditionally in the first year of study. Receipt of the award in subsequent years of study is subject to the achievement of a 60% overall average mark in the previous academic year.
  • The scholarship will take the form of a tuition fee reduction only.
  • The scholarship will not be applied during any optional or compulsory study abroad periods or year in industry.
  • The Scholarships will not be awarded where partial funding is applicable from an external body* and there is an agreement already in place between the external body and the University of Sheffield to offer a tuition fee discount to the student.

Nigeria Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2016 (50% tuition fee discount)

There are two Nigeria Merit Undergraduate Scholarships available for Nigerian students starting their undergraduate degree studies in September 2016.

Each scholarship is worth 50% of the Undergraduate annual tuition fee. This is guaranteed in the first year of study and is available in each subsequent year, excluding any years in industry or years abroad, subject to achieving 60% or above in the previous academic year – this applies to all undergraduate programmes except Medicine and Dentistry. Students of Medicine or Dentistry will only receive the scholarship for the non-clinical years (Medicine years 1 & 2 and Dentistry year 1).

The scholarship will take the form of a tuition fee reduction only.

To be eligible for the Nigeria Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2016 (50% tuition fee discount), applicants must be self-funding and classed as 'overseas' for fee purposes AND be a Nigerian national or permanently domiciled in Nigeria and hold an offer for entry in September 2016 by Friday 15 April 2016. The deadline for applications is Friday 22 April 2016, results will be announced by Friday 27 May 2016.

The Nigeria Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2016 (50% tuition fee discount) are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

If you wish to be considered for one of these scholarships you need to apply. Eligible students will automatically be sent details of how to apply from January onwards.

Applicants cannot apply for the scholarships before being offered a study place at Sheffield.

For full Terms and Conditions, please visit: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applicant/internationalscholarship/ugacademicterms

Advanced Placement (AP) Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2016 (50% tuition fee discount)

Three scholarships are available for Advanced Placement (AP) holders starting their undergraduate studies in September 2016.

Each scholarship is worth 50% tuition fee discount of your undergraduate course tuition fee per year, for up to three years of study. The Advanced Placement scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be studying for or have taken Advanced Placements, apply for an undergraduate study place by Friday 15 April 2016 and hold an offer of a study place for entry in September 2016. 

Eligible students will automatically be sent details of how to apply from January onwards. Applicants cannot apply for the scholarship before being offered a study place at Sheffield.

The scholarships will be awarded unconditionally in the first year of studies. Award in subsequent years of study is subject to the achievement of 60% overall average mark.

The deadline for applications is Friday 22 April 2016; scholarship results will be announced Friday 27 May 2016.

Postgraduate Scholarships (e.g. MA, MSc)

The University offers the following scholarships for Nigerian students who show exceptional academic potential starting a postgraduate taught masters programme at the University of Sheffield in September 2016.

Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships 2016 (50% tuition fee discount)

There are three Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships , available for Nigerian students starting their Philomena Anagho 175x225postgraduate taught masters programme in September 2016.

Each scholarship is worth 50% tuition fee discount of your postgraduate taught masters degree tuition fee per year, for one year of study. The scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.

To be eligible for the Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships 2016 (50% tuition fee discount), applicants must be self-funding and classed as 'overseas' for fee purposes AND a Nigerian national or permanently domiciled in Nigeria, apply for a study place by Friday 17 June 2016 and hold an offer of a study place for entry in September 2016. The deadline for applications is Friday 24 June 2016 and results will be announced by Friday 29 July 2016. The Nigeria Merit Postgraduate Scholarships 2016 (50% tuition fee discount) are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

If you wish to be considered for this scholarship you need to apply. Eligible students will automatically be sent details of how to apply from January onwards.

Applicants cannot apply for the scholarship before being offered a study place at Sheffield.

For full Terms and Conditions, please visit: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applicant/internationalscholarship/pgacademicterms

Shared Commonwealth Scholarships 2016

There is one award available for individuals with a strong academic background beginning their postgraduate study at the University of Sheffield in September 2016.

Shared Commonweath Scholarships

Postgraduate research degrees (e.g. PhD, MPhil)

The University of Sheffield does not offer research studentships or funding specifically for Nigerian students. There are, however, studentships and funding for which all international students can apply:

Postgraduate Research Funding Opportunities

Other Sheffield Scholarships

Alumni Rewards

Sibling and Spouse Rewards

International Baccalaureate scholarships

More information about external sources of funding

* Government or governmental organisation – international, national or regional; Research council; Charity; private enterprise; or any similar organisation.

If you have any further questions, please contact our West Africa Office representative.