Essential Documents Needed to Apply for Scholarships as a Nigerian Student


Complete Checklist for Scholarship Applications: Essential Documents You Need as a Nigerian Student

Documents needed to apply for scholarships (note, sometimes you can start with just a passport and transcript):

  • International Passport
  • Transcript
  • Degree Certificate
  • WAEC Result (for BSc studies)
  • English proficiency letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Research Proposal (optional)
  • Recommendation Letters

Also budget for application fees if applying to the US or Canada. Some universities in Estonia and Italy also charge application fees. If applying to Germany, budget for UniAssist fees.

For recommendation letters, sometimes you will have to upload the letter yourself or you may be required to input the official email address of your referees so that the referral link will be sent to their email address.

These are the documents required for both graduate and undergraduate admissions:

Documents Required for Graduate Admission

  1. International Passport
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Academic Transcripts
  4. Bachelor’s/Masters degree or equivalent
  5. Letters of Recommendation (At least 3)
  6. Standardized Exam Scorecards – GRE/ GMAT/ LSAT/ MCAT
  7. English Language Proficiency Test Scores – IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo English Test
  8. Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  9. Proof of Funds (For self-funding)
  10. Research proposal/ Portfolio (for specific courses)
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Documents Required for Undergraduate Admissions

  1. International Passport
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. High school diploma or equivalent
  4. Marksheets and pass certificates
  5. Entrance Exam Scorecards—SAT/ ACT
  6. Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose
  7. Letters of Recommendation
  8. English Language Proficiency Test Scores (IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo English Test etc.)
  9. Essays
  10. Proof of Funds (For self-funding)

Note: These requirements vary among universities. Therefore, check the requirement of your desired university before submitting an application.

Embark on your academic journey with confidence, knowing you’re well-prepared with all the necessary documentation. This checklist is your first step towards unlocking the doors to your dream university and the bright future that awaits!


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