UNICAF Postgraduate Scholarships for Nigerians

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UNICAF is making it possible for Nigerians earning less than 15,000 euros a year (N3.6 million a year or N300k a month) to get an 80% scholarship grant to get an internationally recognized MBA from a partner European or American university.  

The partner European university is University of Nicosia, Cyprus. And here's the registration link to take advantage of the scholarship offer. The partner American university is Marymount California University, and here's the application link

And here's from the UNICAF about page:

UNICAF  is one of the most generous scholarship Programmes available. The programme supports students that are domiciled in Africa and provides opportunities for studies towards various distance learning degree programmes awarded by European, British and American universities such as the University of Nicosia and the Marymount California University at a fraction of the cost.

The primary objective of the UNICAF Scholarships Programme is to make education affordable for students from Africa as we believe that it is through education that we can best help to alleviate poverty in Africa. UNICAF provides the opportunity to African students to pursue advanced academic studies and to earn internationally recognized qualifications by studying through distance learning.

For the last two decades our associate institutions have been offering scholarships to international students. The vast majority of these students were able to make a significant contribution to their home countries and in many cases at the highest level.

The UNICAF Scholarship Programme was founded to offer gifted underprivileged students from Africa the opportunity of furthering their education by studying towards internationally accredited qualifications at a much lower cost.

And here's from the Scholarship Eligibility page

Scholarship Eligibility

To apply for the UNICAF Scholarship Programme, candidates should:

Be a permanent resident of an African country or Mauritius.
Be earning less than €15,000 per year
Be available to commence their academic studies within 6 months from the date of receiving admission.
Meet the entry requirements of the respective programme of study.
Academic Eligibility


The following admissions criteria must be satisfied for a student to be admitted:

An accredited Bachelor’s degree (European, American) or equivalent (i.e. ACCA).
Proficiency in English – First Degree taught in English or IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (paper based) 213 (computer based).
Letters of Recommendation – Two recommendation letters from persons who have known the applicant in his/her educational and professional environment are required.
Curriculum Vitae (CV).
Personal Statement – a comprehensive outline highlighting the applicants’ individual competences and strengths and providing their reflections regarding the expectations and value of the programme as well as to their personal advancement and career development.

M. Ed Educational Leadership & Administration

All applicants for entrance in the Masters of Education programme should have at least a lower second class Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in an area related to education from a recognised university.
Transcript of grades
Applicants with a degree in a related subject taught in English from a recognized university will also be considered.
Applicants with a lower grade will be considered on their own merits.
Two academic reference letters.
Personal Statement: A letter highlighting the applicant’s individual competences and strengths and providing his/her reflections regarding the expectations and value of the programme as well as to his/her personal advancement and career development.
An updated CV (Curriculum Vitae).

BA Business

Regular admission to the BA Business programme requires a High School Leaving Certificate or its equivalent with an average grade of ‘C’. ‘A’ levels are considered to be a form of equivalent qualification.

In addition to a strong academic record, the student’s extracurricular involvement, leadership skills, and other relevant background information are taken into account.

This is a great offer. There Education system is converging, it's like when private universities opened in Nigeria, people discriminated them. Now no one cares if your degree is from Unilag or Babcock. It's like that with online degrees versus on-site degrees. People and companies are no longer caring, as long as your MBA is not from Harvard, MIT, LBS or Stanford, then don't bother explaining if it's online or onsite. 


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