Fully Funded 2018 Jim Ovia Scholarship Program for Nigerian Students

Application Deadline:  Submit applications on or before 30th November 2017

Eligible Countries:  Apply if you hail from Nigeria

To be taken at (university): Scholarships will be undertaken in Nigerian universities

Eligible Courses: All courses offered at Nigerian universities

Scholarship Info: The Jim Ovia Scholarships was set up sometime in 1998. It is fully funded by Mr. Jim Ovia to provide financial support to outstanding Nigeria youths. The scholarship was previously known as the MUSTE scholarship. Since October 2010, Mr. Ovia has invested over 100 Million Naira in the program to support 1500 beneficiaries and counting.

In establishing the Jim Ovia Scholarships, Mr. Ovia hoped to create a network of future leaders within Nigeria who can compete globally with their peers, bring new ideas, creativity and are committed to improving the lives and circumstances of people in their respective communities.

Over time it is expected that the Jim Ovia Scholarship beneficiaries will become leaders in helping to address challenges related to health, technology, and finance, all areas in which the foundation is deeply engaged.

Type: undergraduate and graduate degrees


The scholarship is open to all potential students of Nigerian citizenship. One hundred (100) awardees are selected each year from a pool of eligible applicants.

Selection Criteria

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of personal intellectual ability, leadership capability and a desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout Nigeria by providing service to their community and applying their talent and knowledge to improve the lives of others.

Number of Scholarships: The scheme offers an average of 100 opportunities each year for new applicants while renewing applicants are supported annually, conditional on meeting all eligible requirements of the scholarship

Value of Program: Scholarship covers tuition fee and maintenance allowances.

Duration of Program: for the period of the program

How to Apply: Apply here

It is important for interested applicants to visit the Application Guide for information on how to apply.

Click here to apply

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