How to apply for FG Scholarship for students in tertiary institutions

Here's everything you need to know about Federal Government's scholarship, the requirements and how to apply.

According to Scholarship Board, application forms are available online at www.education.gov.ng and can be completed and printed by prospective candidates for endorsement by their head of departments and registrars of their institutions.

All applicants are expected to be full-time students who are in their second year either in a Federal government-owned university or state government-controlled university.

Here are the eligibility requirements for university, mono/polytechnic and college of education undergraduates, as well as post-graduate students.

1. University Undergraduate

All applicants must be full-time students in their second year of study and above in federal or state universities, they must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 on a 5.0 point scale or its equivalent in the previous academic year’s examinations.

2. Higher National Diploma (HND)

All applicants must be full-time students in their second year of study in any of the federal or state polytechnics or monotechnics. They must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 4 scale or its equivalent in the previous academic year’s examinations.

3. Nigerian Certificate In Education (NCE)

All applicants must be full-time students in their second year of study and above in any federal or state Colleges of Education and they must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 4 point scale or its equivalent in the previous academic year’s examinations.

4. Postgraduate Scholarship:

Applicants must be registered full-time students of federal or state universities and must have a minimum of second class Honours (Upper Division) in their 1st degree.

How to apply

Completed application forms should be printed and submitted at the various interview centres alongside the following photocopies:

(i) Letter of admission to the institution

(ii) Current course registration form

(iii) Student Identity Card

(iv) Last session CGPA result

(v) Letter of identification from state/local government of origin (vi) Two passport-size photographs with name fully written at the back.

Interview Dates:

Northern states: (North East, North West & North Central): March 19 – 23

Southern states: (South East, South West & South-South): March 26 – 30

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