Fully Funded Scholarships in U.S for Nigerian Students

Do you want to study Abroad?

Like I have always said, studying abroad begins with a Wish then to a Decision, to giving a try and then to a Reality.

Here is a great opportunity to get a fully funded scholarship to study abroad; with this scholarships, you can study in the U.S with all your financial needs being taken care of.

There are many scholarships in U.S available for Nigerian students. In this article, I am going to list and explain each of them and also give you the link to apply.

University of the People 2023 Foundation Hoffman Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

This is open for students who are willing to acquire associate’s degree, the scholarship is partially funded with up to ten assessments fees taken care of.

Other than the tuition fees being funded, there are other benefits available to students who are accepted into the scholarship.


However, there are some requirements needed before students can be qualified to get this scholarship, they include:

  • Only students who want to achieve associate’s degree can be offered this scholarship.
  • Every applicant must have High school certificate or any other certificate equivalent to this.
  • Skills like effective communication, good interpersonal relationships, motivation and responsibility are required of students.
  • Every applicant must first apply and get an offer from the university before resuming studies.

How to Apply

To apply for this scholarship, you have to go the school’s official website – University of the People(UoPeople) on go.uopeople.edu to apply. You’ll get the link below.

MPOWER 2023 Women in STEM Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

This is an annual scholarship awarded to women and DACA students who are interested in studying STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

The students can either study in the United States or Canada. The programme is designed to help women use their degree to serve the society. The scholarship also has monetary benefits given to first three best students.


Just like other scholarships, MPOWER scholarship has requirements like:

  • Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in a full-time degree in any school in the United States or Canada where MPOWER scholarship is allowed.
  • Applicants must be an international student that is allowed to legally study in the United States or Canada.

How to Apply


If you wish to apply and is qualified for this scholarship, you can go to MPOWER Financing on www.mpowerfinancing.com.

US Embassy 2023-2024 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program for Non-U.S. Citizens

This scholarship also known as the Global UGRAD program is open for students who are not citizens of United States but the scholarship is highly competitive.

Only the best and outstanding students are selected to study full-time for a non-degree. The study is combined with development from professionals, and community service.

Application for this scholarship started on the official website – United States Department of State (DOS) on webportalapp.com from November 1, 2022 at 12:00 AM Eastern Time and will end by December 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.


Before applying, there are requirements that must be met, they include:

  • You must be 18 years and above
  • Applicant must be a citizen or live in any country where UGRAD is accepted official
  • You must have completed secondary education
  • Applicants must be a student of any good standing and accredited university whether private or public.
  • You must have just one semester left to be completed in your home university at the conclusion of the program
  • Applicant must know how to speak English proficiently, classes or lesson can be given to finalists)
  • You must be eligible to her and maintain the US student exchange visa, this visa is required for the program
  • Get a medical clearance from a doctor conforming you fit to take part in the program
  • Strive to return to your country when the program is completed.


University of Dayton 2023 Merit Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

University of Dayton merit scholarship gives up to $30,000 for tuition fees to all selected students. Students can also get up to $4,000 for their textbooks, this covers the expenses for the period of four years.

The scholarship is given based on merits, students are encouraged to meet with the requirements and apply to be considered by the school.

The scholarship runs through three terms or sessions – Fall term that runs from August through December (application starts from 1st May), Spring term runs from January through April (application starts on the 1st of November) while the last term, summer term is only for transfer students and begins from May through June (you can start to apply from 1st March).

Requirements for this scholarship include:

  • You must be an international student
  • You must have graduated from a secondary school, high school or its equivalent
  • The scholarship needs students to be on full time
  • Strong command of English
  • Applicants must be a first year or transfer undergraduate.

MasterCard/University of California, Berkeley 2023-2024 Masters Scholarships for African Students – USA

This scholarship is particularly for African student except those from North African countries.

It is fully funded but MBA students need to apply for additional funding from Haas Business School through obtaining Haas scholarships.

If you are interested, you can apply through the official website – Mastercard Foundation on mcfscholarsprogram.berkeley.edu.

There are criteria students must meet before they are qualified, these criteria include:

  • Applicants must be citizens of any Sub-Saharan African country although refugees and stateless students are also considered.
  • Before applying, make sure you have been admitted to UC Berkeley and you have been doing well academically.
  • Applicants are chosen based on those who come from economically disadvantaged background with no means of furthering their education.
  • Applicants must be committed to returning back to their country after completion of the program.

TechGirls 2022 Program For Female Tech

This is specifically for women who are willing to go into tech courses like science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

It supports women from countries in Western Hemisphere, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and Eurasia, East Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, and South Africa.

Some of the amazing benefits of this scholarship include paid airfare for participants from their different countries to the United States, accomodations till the end of the program and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

To apply, go to their official website – TechGirls on techgirlsglobal.org. But before putting in your application, you are to meet the following requirements:

  • Citizen of a country in any of the above mentioned regions
  • Applicants must be from the ages of 15 and 17
  • You must be actively interested in technology, mathematics, science and engineering
  • Strong command of English is required
  • Completion of community-based project in the hometown after the end of the program is mandatory.
  • Applicants must not have travelled to the United States in the last three years prior to application.

Other scholarships available for Nigerian students to study in the US include:

  • Kansas State University 2023 Future student scholarships. Details here
  • Catholic Relief Services 2023 International Development Fellows Program. Details here
  • PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund 2023/2024 Application Update. Details here
  • University of California 2023 GloCal Health Fellowship for Developing Countries. Details here
  • American University 2023 Human Rights Essay Award (Fully-funded to Washington D.C. USA). Details here
  • American University 2023-2024 Emerging Global Leader Scholarship (AU EGLS) for International Undergraduate Students. Details here
  • University of Arizona 2023 Global Wildcat Awards for Undergraduate Students. Details here
  • University of Findlay 2023 International Scholar Award. Details here
  • U.S. Department of State Electronic Diversity Visa Program Application. Details here
  • University of California Berkeley 2023 African Legal Impact Scholarship for African Students. Details here
  • Yale University 2023 Yale Young Global Scholars for Secondary School Students. Details here
  • Peace Studies PhD Scholarship for International Students 2023-2024 at University of Notre Dame, USA. Details here


There are so many scholarships for Nigerian students to study in the United States, you only have to meet the criteria and requirements.

These scholarships are sometimes sponsored by the government, private institutions or religious bodies. You can select any depending on the type of program you wish to run.

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