UNIVERSITIES WITH FULL SCHOLARSHIP FOR NIGERIAN STUDENTS
Hello, student, I know you are planning for the future ahead of you and you really want to start from your academics.
At first, let me give you reasons why most Nigerian students want to study abroad
In 2014, the rate of unemployment was a little above 8%. At present, it has risen to 23.1%. What does this imply? It means that about 45 million Nigerians don’t have jobs. Thus, those who will find good jobs also needs to have a sound and competitive education.
Hence, I will say it is important for Nigerian students to gain the required knowledge by studying abroad. Although, tuition and the likes stand as huge obstacles to this dream, over the years, these hindrances have been greatly reduced. Thanks to the provision of scholarships.
So I need to applaud you first for making a decision to study abroad. You have sincerely made a good choice by wanting to have a taste of international scholarships. I know you really want to get your degree outside the shores of your country but you are a bit limited by your finances.
Not to worry, I will tell you something you can do.
Do you know you can try the United States of America?
I will encourage you to apply for admission to the USA. Within 2015 and 2016 about 974,926 international undergraduates from Africa enrolled in universities in the USA. One would be curious to know how the students cope over there with the expenses, but they able to pay the fees due to the scholarships made available to them.
Although not all universities in the USA offer a full scholarship to students who are not US citizens or legal residents, there are universities that offer scholarships to international students. For example, Williams College in Massachusetts gave out over $59, 674 on the average to 94 international undergraduates.
1. Harvard University
Harvard University, Massachusetts has taken up the role of offering financial aid to international students by awarding about $56, 268 to over 569 undergraduates that come from different parts of the world between 2017 and 2018. Harvard University is known to award a number of international students an average aid awarded to international undergraduates is $64,459. It is the second best National University in the USA.
2. Stanford University
Between 2015 and 2016, Stanford University offered scholarships in form of financial aids ($ 59 000) to over 160 students.
3. Columbia University (NY)
Columbia University is recognized as the 3rd best university amongst other National Universities. The university gave financial aids to about 257 international students between 2017 and 2018 and the average aid awarded to any international undergraduate is a whopping $66,350. So why not give it a try?
4. Skidmore College (NY)
Skidmore College (NY) awarded financial aids to 83 international students in the last 2017/2018 academic set and an average aid to international students is about $63,855. The Skidmore college stands at rank number 41 amongst National Liberal Arts Colleges.
5. Williams College (MA)
Williams College is another school you should consider. The last number of international students who received aid during the 2017-2018 academic set was 92 students and an average aid awarded to international undergraduates is $62,873. The school holds the best position amongst National Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S.A.
6. Trinity College (CT)
Trinity College awarded a good number of 170 international undergraduate students in 2017/2018 an average aid of $62,241. Trinity College is the 46th best school amongst National Liberal Arts Colleges.
7. Amherst College (MA)
Amherst College offered 147 admitted international students in 2017/2018 an average aid of $62,022. The Amherst College is considered an outstanding school in the U.S as it holds the second position in the rank of National Liberal Arts Colleges.
8. Wesleyan University (CT)
The total number of international students who received aid in Wesleyan University during the 2017/2018 academic session totalled 98. They were awarded an average aid of $61,549. Wesleyan University also stands as the 18th best University amongst the list of National Liberal Arts Colleges.
9. Duke University (NC)
The total number of international students who received aid in Duke University during 2017/2018 academic session totalled 207. They were awarded an average aid of $61,497. Duke University also stands as the 8th best University amongst the list of National Universities in the United State of America.
10. Wellesley College (MA)
Wellesley College is another school you should consider. The last number of international students who received aid during the 2017-2018 academic set was 90 students and an average aid awarded to international undergraduates is $61,386. The school holds the third best position amongst National Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S.A.
11. Vassar College (NY)
Vassar College (NY) awarded financial aids to 77 international students in the last 2017/2018 academic set and an average aid to international students is about $61,052. The Vassar College stands at rank number 11 amongst National Liberal Arts Colleges.
New offers for scholarships are also available for the 2019 academic session, and this could turn out to be very useful for you.
If you still want to make the best use of this year, I’ll tell you the schools you can still try as the year is still fresh.
1. University College, London
University College is based in the United Kingdom. You can apply for a bachelor’s degree and get a scholarship from the school but the deadline is 5th July 2019 annually so you have to act fast if you want 2019 to be your year of starting your studies abroad. Courses start by September 2019.
2. University of the People
University of the people is an online university that will give you scholarships as an international student. The deadline for the bachelor’s degree stands on 28 Feb 2019 annually. The advantage is that you can study anywhere in the world and have access to school lectures and materials. The lecturers that will take you are also vast and experienced. Next session starts by 11Th of April, 2019
3. University of Westminster
The University of Westminster is based in the United Kingdom. You can apply for a bachelor’s degree and get a good grant from the university but the closing date is 31st of May 2019 annually so you have to decide on time if you want 2019 to be your year of starting your studies abroad. Courses start by September 2019.
The truth is, the floor is open for development, but the path to growth is not easy.
A wise man once said, “those who lack the tools to change cannot effect change themselves”.
Nigeria as a country is suffering from a defect in the Education sector and this knowledge is power. It’s hard to admit but Nigeria as a country is far behind so many countries in terms of knowledge. So, It is time for you to expand our borders and go beyond your current level.
In conclusion, Norway as a country has a 99.5% literacy rate which has caused a positive impact on the country’s economy. It is essential for Nigeria to get to a level whereby our literacy rate is high which will, in turn, have a positive impact on our economy and help to redefine our position in the world.