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UK Scholarships for Nigerian schools 2020.2021

UK scholarships for Nigerian Students in 2020/2021

Are you looking for a scholarship to sponsor your study in the UK? Are you a Nigerian looking get a scholarship to study abroad? Then this blog post will put you through available UK scholarships for international students including Nigerians in 2020.

The United Kingdom is one of the leading countries when it comes to providing quality education in the world.

According to 2018/2019 statistics, from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, there are currently 485,645 international students pursuing their degree in the UK. The number experienced an increase from the previous year statistics which encompassed a total of 458,520.

Thousands of Nigerians studying in the UK as a foreign students make up this humongous statistic of foreign students in the UK.

This comes as no surprise as the United Kingdom is reputable as one of the countries with the best education systems in the world. The country is home to some of the best universities in the world, the likes of Oxford and Cambridge. Aside these, if you school in the UK, you will come across other students from different nationalities including hundreds from Nigeria.

So, now that you are ready to study in the UK, you are looking for scholarships to sponsor your education, right? Find some of the available scholarships for 2020/2021 below.

Please note that the scholarships below are listed in no particular order.

Also read: Best Canadian Scholarships for Nigerian students in 2020/2021

  1. University of Leeds 2020-2021 International Master’s Scholarship In UK

University of Leeds - International Master’s Scholarship in UK, 2020-21 is open for International Students The scholarship allows Masters level programm(s) in the field of Psychology taught at University of Leeds.


31 Oct 2020

Aim and Benefits of University of Leeds Masters in Psychology

The grant is worth £2,000 and will assist students with the cost of course and expenses associated with studying at the University of Leeds.

Requirements for University of Leeds Masters in Psychology Qualification

Before applying, please fulfill all the requirements given below:


Candidates can be of any nationality

Candidates must be prospective self-funding students, and not in receipt of any other fees scholarships or bursaries.

Candidates must be applying for a master programme in psychology.

How to Apply

Candidates don’t need to make separate applications as all the candidates will automatically be selected after successfully enrolling in an approved course at the university.

  1. Swansea University 2020-2021 MBA International Awards

Swansea University - MBA international awards 2020-2021 is open for International Students The scholarship allows Masters level programm(s) in the field of Business Administration taught at Swansea University The deadline of the scholarhip is 31 Jul 2020.

Swansea University (Welsh: Prifysgol Abertawe) is a public research university located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. It was chartered as University College of Swansea in 1920, as the fourth college of the University of Wales.

Benefits of Swansea University MBA International Scholarship Awards

Swansea University will provide a scholarship worth £5,000 for international students who want to commence the Master of Business Administration degree program.

Application Deadline

July 31, 2020

How to Apply

In order to apply for the opportunity s, candidates first have to take admission in a master’s degree program at Swansea University. After that, they must complete the application form and submit to

  1. Leicester Castle Business School 2020-2021 Fully-funded Postgraduate Scholarship

Leicester Castle Business School is pleased to announce a full-fee postgraduate scholarship offering for those wishing to study in September 2020.

Full Postgraduate Scholarships which will cover the total value of the course fee will be awarded to five outstanding students one domiciled in Africa, one domiciled in Russia, one domiciled in Taiwan, one domiciled in Thailand and one domiciled in the United States of America. Award of this scholarship is through an application and selection process. Students are to have excelled academically, completed an application statement and must have an offer of admission for any one of the following eligible Leicester Castle Business School full-time postgraduate programmes

Benefits of Leicester Castle Business School Masters Scholarship

Full tuition waiver.

The scholarship also includes an additional £5,000 which can be used towards assistance with accommodation and living costs.

Leicester Castle Business School Masters Scholarship Courses

  • Business Management in Sport
  • Business Management in the Creative Industries
  • Business of Motorsport
  • Creative Enterprise
  • Global Banking and Finance
  • Global Finance and Investment
  • Intercultural Communication

Requirements for Leicester Castle Business School Masters Scholarship Qualification

  1. An offer of admission from Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University
  2. Domiciled within one of: Africa, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, or the United States of America.

For the application process and more information, visit their official website here.

  1. Saïd Business School Diploma Scholarships 2020/2021 for Women – University of Oxford, UK

Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, UK is offering scholarships to three outstanding females for the Oxford Diploma in Strategic Management Program.

The aim of these scholarships is to support female candidates of merit and to encourage an increase in women considering senior leadership roles.

Benefits of Saïd Business School Masters Scholarship

For each diploma intake we have:

One scholarship covering 50% of the course fees

Two scholarships providing £5,000 towards the course fees

Requirements for Saïd Business School Masters Scholarship Qualification

Academic achievement (Assessed through CV, transcripts, scholarship statement)

Professional achievement; in particular evidence of leadership, or leadership potential (Assessed through CV, scholarship statement)

A desire to inspire/act as a role model (Assessed through scholarship statement)

A readiness and enthusiasm to become a committed ambassador for the School, representing the School’s values, both whilst on the programme and beyond. (Assessed through scholarship statement).

Application Deadline

October 19, 2020

For the application process and more information, visit their official website here.

  1. University of Nottingham 2020-2021 Africa Undergraduate Excellence Award for African Students

The Africa Undergraduate Excellence Award is a new scholarship for high-achieving international students from Africa, covering a contribution towards tuition fees in the first year of your degree course at the University of Nottingham.

Benefits of University of Nottingham Undergraduate Scholarship

For students beginning courses in 2020 they will award:

  • six scholarships of £2,000
  • two scholarships of £6,500

Requirements for University of Nottingham Undergraduate Scholarship Qualification

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

be a national of or permanently domiciled in any African country

be classed as an ‘overseas’ student for tuition fee purposes

hold an offer to begin a full-time undergraduate degree programme at the University of Nottingham in September 2020, in any subject area

Application Deadline

May 1, 2020

For the application process and more details, visit their official website here

  1. Centre For the Study of African Economies 2021 Visiting Fellowships - Oxford University

Applications are welcomed from citizens of all African countries. Applicants must have a doctorate in economics.

Benefits of CSAE Research Fellowship

The CSAE Visiting Fellowships support a two-month residency in Oxford, including flights, accommodation and a small stipend for a limited number of African scholars currently pursuing a career in economics.

Requirements for CSAE Research Fellowship Qualification

Application is open to all African scholars who are currently pursuing a career in Economics

How to Apply

For application and more information, visit their official website here.

  1. Glasgow Caledonian University GFG Foundation STEM Scholarship 2020/2021 for Undergraduate Students

GFG Foundation Scholarships support talented engineering students joining undergraduate programmes (listed below) at GCU. Glasgow Caledonian University is one of the first UK universities to benefit from a STEM scholarship programme designed to help school and college leavers.

This scholarship is designed for school or college leavers who have applied for one of the programmes listed below to study in September 2020.

Benefits of GFG-GCU Undergraduate Scholarship

£1250 per annum throughout your studies. Funds can be used to help support costs such as books, travel, accommodation, and materials/equipment.

Opportunity to access support from a mentor employed within a GFG Alliance company to help guide academic and career progression.

Requirements for GFG-GCU Undergraduate Scholarship Qualification

 School or college leavers who have applied for one of the programmes above to study in September 2020.

Application Deadline: July 17, 2020

For the application process and other details, visit their official website here.

  1.  Rhodes Trust 2021 Scholarships for African Students to Study at University of Oxford, UK

The Rhodes Trust Scholarships is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.

Benefits of Postgraduate Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship is for two years in the first instance. The Rhodes Scholarship covers Oxford University (and College) fees as well as providing an annual stipend. For the 2019/20 academic year, the stipend will be £15,900 per annum (£1,325 per month) from which Scholars pay all living expenses, including accommodation. Please note - this is not sufficient to cover partners or dependants.

Conditions of Tenure document outlines permitted combinations of degrees, and how many years of study are covered by the Scholarship, as the latter depends on course choice - for example, up to three years of fees and stipend is available to Scholars who choose to undertake a DPhil (PhD) at Oxford.

Following selection for the Scholarship, the Rhodes Trust will cover the fee required to apply to study at the University of Oxford. The Trust will cover the fee for a Tier 4 study visa and the associated International Health Surcharge (IHS), which enables international students to access the UK's National Health Service. The Rhodes Trust will cover two economy class flights - to and from the UK - for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford.

On arrival in Oxford, Scholars receive a settling-in allowance (£225 in 2019-20). For those Scholars who transition to the second course of study in Oxford, they will again receive assistance to cover the fee for visa renewal and further application for IHS.

A number of research grants are also available to Rhodes Scholars, on the application, which enables Scholars too, for example, attend international conferences or conduct additional fieldwork.

Each year, the Rhodes Trust Scholarships are offered to more than 90 Rhodes Scholars selected from 20 Rhodes constituencies (64 countries) worldwide to study for a postgraduate degrees at University of Oxford. They are outstanding young women and men of diverse backgrounds and interests who show strong potential to be public-spirited leaders for the world’s future.

Application Deadlines:

East Africa: 31st August 2020

Kenya: 31st August 2020

Southern Africa: 15th August 2020

West Africa: 30th September 2020

Zambia: 31st September 2020

Zimbabwe: 31st August 2020

For application and more information, visit their official website here.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation 2020-2021 Fully-funded Masters Scholarships for African Students – University of Birmingham

The International Development Department, University of Birmingham, is pleased to offer one scholarship for our MSc in International Development (Governance and State-building), for the academic year starting in September 2020.

The scholarship is for two years to enable the applicant to complete the MSc and undertake a one-year internship, including six-months with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Benefits of Mo Ibrahim Foundation Masters Scholarship

The scholarship includes:

Full tuition fee

Airfare to and from the United Kingdom and visa

Monthly stipend of £950 for 18 months

Arrival allowance of £950

The remaining six months for the internship will be funded directly to the successful candidate by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Masters Scholarship Courses

Governance and State-building

Requirements for Mo Ibrahim Foundation Masters Scholarship Qualification

The entry requirements consist of:

A first-class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university is essential.

Good written and spoken English. For those whose first language is not English, evidence of this capacity is required. Applicants should reach at least level 6.5 in the IELTS or 580 /93 for TOEFL. Please check the University website for more information on English language requirements.

Applicants must be African nationals domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Application deadline: Application Deadline May 6, 2020

For the application process, visit their official website here.






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