Work and School Abroad Scholarship Opportunities for Nigerian Students

There are many work and school scholarships abroad, you only need to apply to the ones that interest you. Let us look at some of these scholarships:

New Zealand Development Scholarships 2022/2023 for African and Developing Countries’ Students.

This is a scholarship that is given to students from targeted countries in Africa to study in selected institutions on New Zealand.

Students are to choose courses in disciplines like Agriculture Development, Public Administration and Governance, Finance, Renewable energy, Agriculture and Horticulture Management. The scholarship is offered every year.

Other than the financial support, there are other benefits given to students like living and accomodation support and airfares.

One amazing benefit is that partners of accepted students are also given a work visa that permits them to live and work in New Zealand for the period of time their partners will be studying.

The duration differs according to the degree being acquired but the time ranges from 6 months to 4 years.

There are conditions that must be met before you are accepted, they include:

  • Applicants must be 18 years and above
  • You must have lived in your home country for at least 2 years and have worked for at least 2 years.
  • Military personnel are not accepted
  • People with permanent residence status or citizens of countries like New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, European Union countries, United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, South Korea, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia are not accepted into the program.
  • You must be cleared both medically and legally by the immigration officers
  • You must not have any previous termination from any New Zealand Government Scholarship
  • Applicants must be committed to going back to their country after 2 years of ending the program.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program

This is a scholarship given to graduating college seniors, graduate students and other professionals to take up courses in any discipline.


The scholarship is open for students from about 140 countries. The scholarship allows student to study and work in the United States.

Other benefits of the scholarship include health insurance or benefits, eligibility to be hired by the government, cost of living, transportation in and around the host country, allowances that covers for books and researches and language study for non-english speaking students.

Requirements to be eligible include:

  • Scholarship is only open to citizens and nationals of the United States. However, permanent residents are not eligible for this offer.
  • Bachelor’s degree or any equivalent degree is required of applicants.
  • Language requirement is needed to help students adjust faster in the host country.
  • Applicants with Juris degree (JD) are eligible
  • Doctors of Medicine are eligible for grants but not residencies or internships

Lambaréné Schweitzer Fellows Program

This is only open for medical students to study in Gabon. The scholarship allows students to learn in the fields of surgery, internal medicine, and pediatrics while working as junior physicians, supervised by hospital medical staff. The students work for three month rotations.

Requirements for the scholarship include:

  • Applicants must be a third-year medical student
  • Speaking French is a compulsory criteria.

NSEP (National Security Education Program) Graduate International Fellowships

This is only open to graduates from the United States who are willing to get Ph.D in language studies and other areas or those who wish to add international dimension to any program of their choice.

The scholarship is awarded to those who wish to study outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Some of the criteria for acceptance and award include:

  • Students must also apply to be admitted to any appropriate U.S. graduate program
  • All accepted students must apply for work in any federal agency or office involved in national security affairs
  • Applicants must be graduates who wish to get Ph.D.

Fascell Fellowship Program

This program lasts for just a year and it is expected that applicants apply through the US Department of State.


Also, they must serve at U.S. diplomatic or consular missions in Eastern Europe, Russia or the Newly Independent States (NIS).

Some of the amazing benefits attached with the scholarship include housing allowance and other little allowances. To apply, you must meet certain requirements like:

  • Strong command of languages like Czech, Romanian, Slovak, Hungarian, or Russian.
  • Applicants must be US citizens and at least 21 years
  • You must have completed or currently enrolled in any program focused on Romanian or Slavic languages or area studies of any of the countries mentioned above.

Glimpse Correspondent Program

This is a scholarship and an opportunity for writer, travelers, teachers and students who are willing to move abroad in order to get their photographs and stories published in selected high-profile publications.

This is not free as they will be paid for their stories and photographs ($600 stipend) while they receive training in editorial areas. The selected writers and photographers will also be helped to create a portfolio of published work.

The only criteria for this scholarship is that applicants must have stories and photographs to be published. Note that the stories and photographs will be better for originality.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

This is a yearly scholarship funded by the National Security Education Program. It is meant for students from the United States to study in minority world languages, these languages are very important to the national security of the United States.

During application, applicants are allowed to choose any country of their choice but not countries in Western Europe like Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. At the end of the program, students are to work with the federal government for at least a year.

Bottom Line


Some scholarships allow students to study and work or to work at the end of the program in selected organizations.

There are may scholarships available for students, you only need to select the ones that match with your field of study and interest.

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