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AAU graduate scholarships Nigeria 2024: Everything You Need to Know


AAU graduate scholarships Nigeria 2024: Everything You Need to Know

The Association of African Universities (AAU) is the premier consortium of higher education institutions in Africa. Every year, the AAU provides scholarships to support master’s and PhD studies for African students across the continent. This guide provides all the key details on AAU graduate scholarships in Nigeria for 2024 applications.


AAU Scholarships Nigeria 2024

The AAU offers several merit-based scholarships each year targeted at Nigerian students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies. Scholarship awards cover tuition fees, registration, thesis submission and dissertation submission fees, basic medical coverage, living allowance, and a book allowance. Subject areas that may be supported include Agriculture, Education, Health Sciences, Engineering, Natural and Physical Sciences, and more.


Eligibility for AAU Scholarships

To be eligible for an AAU scholarship in Nigeria, applicants must:

Be a citizen of Nigeria

Have a first degree with at least second-class upper result

Gain admission to a recognized African university for a master’s or PhD program

Not be receiving financial support from any other organization for the same study period


Application Process

The application process for AAU Scholarships Nigeria 2024 involves the following steps:

Consult the AAU scholarships webpage for details on programs covered and eligibility criteria for each scholarship scheme. Shortlist scholarships you are eligible for.

Check admission and application deadlines for the African host university where you will pursue your postgraduate studies. Factors these deadlines into your scholarship application timeline.

Complete the AAU online scholarship application form providing details of your qualifications, proposed program of study, admission status at the host university, and other requirements.

Upload scanned copies of relevant academic certificates, transcripts, admission confirmation, statement of purpose, and other supporting documents.

Request for reference letters from two referees like your undergraduate professors, employers, or community leaders. They should email the letters directly to the AAU.

Submit your completed application and all supporting documents before the AAU deadline, usually end of January each year for the following academic year. No late applications will be accepted.


Selection and Award Process

The AAU scholarship selection is competitive and based on merit. A committee reviews all eligible applications and shortlists candidates based on academic merit, quality of research proposal, relevance of research theme, and probability of project completion.


Shortlisted candidates may be contacted for interviews via Skype/phone. Final selections are then made and successful applicants are notified by the end of May. Funding is then processed for disbursement to grantees before the beginning of the academic year in host African countries.


This covers the key highlights of AAU graduate scholarships for Nigerians in 2024. With good preparation and a competitive application, Nigerian students stand a high chance of winning this prestigious pan-African scholarship.


All the best!!!

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