PRESSID Nigeria Scholarships

PRESSID Nigeria Scholarships; The Federal Government of Nigeria is currently developing a critical mass of professionals who would serve as catalysts of change and agents of scientific and technological advancement, as well as sustainable economic development.

This is being achieved through the sponsorship of outstanding students for postgraduate studies in the top 25 universities in the world.

The Federal Government’s Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development (PRESSID) sponsors graduates that have obtained First Class Honours degrees from any recognized and approved university.

Eligibility Criteria for the Scheme

Interested candidates should:

  • Be recent graduates who would have completed their National Youth Service by October.
  • Have obtained First Class Honours degree from any recognised and approved University in the following disciplines and aim at postgraduate degrees in the specified and allied programmes:
  • Sciences: Nuclear Physics, Operations Research, Industrial Chemistry, Quantitative Genetics, Biometrics, Molecular Biology, etc;
  • Medicine: Clinical Sciences, Dentistry, Oncology, Human Genetics, Forensic Medicine, Physiotherapy, Hepatology, Nuclear Medicine, Geriatrics, ophthalmology, etc.;
  • Veterinary medicine: Veterinary Parasitology, Theriogenology, Public Health, etc;
  • Basic Medical Sciences: Biochemistry, Physiology, Dentistry, Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry, Human Nutrition, Nursing Science, Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Microbiology, Physiotherapy, Pharmacology, etc;
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Drug formulations, Natural products, Drug design, Phytochemistry, Ethnopharmacology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, etc;
  • Accounting/Actuarial Science: Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Petroleum Accounting, Cost & Management Accounting, Environmental Accounting, etc;
  • Economics: Econometrics, Development Economics, Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Applied Economics, Labour Economics, etc;
  • Engineering: Aeronautical Engineering, Mechatronics, Control Systems, Material Science and Production Engineering, Nanotechnology, Process Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Refinery Design and Operations, Subsea Engineering, Thermal Power (Gas Turbine Option), Reservoir Analysis, Drilling Optimization, Chemical Process Dynamics & Control, Process Modelling and Simulations, etc;
  • Computing and Information Technology: Intelligent Robotic Systems, Computer Systems and Software Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber-Security, etc.


    In the case of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, candidates must have a minimum of 2 Distinctions in their Part 3 and Part 4 MBBS examinations or in their final results.

    In all cases, candidates must:

  • Not be above 30 years of age by October;
  • Be computer literate; and
  • Be ready to be bonded and to work, preferably, as academic staff in any public university or research institute for a minimum period of five (5) years.

    Applicants are expected to apply for and seek admission from any of the approved 28 universities – see links below.

    Please note that universities in the United States of America require candidates to sit for the Graduate Record Exams (GRE) before they can secure admission.

    Follow the links below to view the list of approved universities for the PRESSID programme.

    You are advised to cross check with the courses offered by your preferred institution before completing your application.

    Application closes on 18th October.

  • For further enquiries, please contact the Committee through PRESSID Nigeria Scholarships


    Only shortlisted candidate will be invited for further screening.

    Scholarship 2017/18

    Undergraduate Scholarships,
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.