How To Apply For MTN Scholarship In 2021

Getting a scholarship has become a priority in the lives of many Nigerian students, the sad thing is many get the hope of getting a scholarship from different sources but end up been dissapointed at the end.

That’s why i have written this article to feed your curiosity on how to apply for  MTN scholarship programme. Before going into details, let me give you a heads up on what MTN foundation scholarship really is.

During the years, MTN has made it a priority to touch the lifes of many Nigerian students financially via different platforms such as who wants to be a millionaire, project fame, turn it up and now this scholarship scheme. The MTN foundation scholarship has the sole aim of touching thousands of students yearly via the platform, many Nigerian students have benefited from this and has made their dreams of furthering their education possible.

The MTN foundation gives out scholarship yearly, the best thing is the requirements for the scholarship is easy and does require a long process.


Scholarship Benefits

500 scholars are been awarded yearly by MTN. The scholars will receive the sum of N200,000 yearly. The funds covers the tuition fee, accommodation and book allowance. It can be renewed if the beneficiary maintains a CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent.

Scholarship Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be in their 200 level at the time of applying for the scholarship. Students who applied for direct entry into the university are also eligible, students who aren’t in their second year wouldn’t be considered.
  2. The applicant must be a full-time student, part-time students aren’t eligible for the scholarship.
  3. Applicants who are in the university and college of education must attain a minimum of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 or its equivalent which is 2.1. Applicants from the polytechnic must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and must have a confirmation/evidence of admission for direct entry or HNDwhile applying for the scholarship.
  4. Students who are already beneficiaries of the scholarship aren’t eligible for new applications.
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Courses Eligible For The MTN Foundation Scholarship

Their is a limitation attached to the scholarship programme which is, not all courses are eligible for the scholarship which has deprived quite a number of students from taking part in the program.
Below is the list of the courses eligible for the MTN scholarship:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Accounting/accountancy
  • Animal nutrition
  • Animal breeding/genetics
  • Aquaculture and fishiery management
  • Applied physics
  • Agronomy
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer science
  • Computational modeling
  • Computer engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical/electronic engineering
  • Electronic physics
  • Electronic and computer engineering
  • Geophysics
  • Industrial physics
  • Information technology
  • Industrial mathematics
  • Metallurgical engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physics electronics
  • Pure/applied physics
  • Petroleum and gas engineering
  • System engineering
  • Statistics
  • Statistics and computer science
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MTN Scholarship Application Requirements

  1. A means of identification (international passport, drivers license, National ID)
  2. A valid student ID card
  3. Confirmation of admission (admission letter) from JAMB and your institution of study

Country Eligibility

The MTN foundation scholarship is opened to only Nigerian students, this scholarship is opened to only students in the tertiary institution.

How To Apply For MTN Foundation Scholarship

The application is online which might be a problem to many students, below are the guidelines to apply for the scholarship.

  1. Visit the official website for the scholarship programme.
  2. Fill out the application form with your details which includes your name, matriculation number, faculty, course, CGPA and home address.

Names of shortlisted applicants will published on the MTN Nigeria official website and on the National Dailies.

Application Deadline

Application for the MTN foundation scholarship begins September and ends October (September – October).

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Frequently Asked Questions On MTN Foundation Scholarship


Below are some frequently asked questions on the MTN scholarship, this FAQ covers everything question you have concerning the scholarship.

Is the scholarship opened to Master’s and Doctorate degree students?

No, the MTN foundation scholarship is opened to only undergraduates hence Msc and PhD student can’t apply for it.

Is there a age limit for the application?

No, application is open to you as long as you are a 200 level student in any of the Nigeria public universities or tertiary institution.

Can students with disabilities apply for the scholarship?

Definitely, students with any form of disability can still submit an application for the scholarship.

Will the applicants sit for an examination before given the scholarship?

The number of applicants are much hence there have to be an exam. It wouldn’t be fair to give out a scholarship opportunity randomly.

Can an OND student apply for the scholarship?

Yes they can, the requirement is that you should be in your second year.

Can a direct-entry students be eligible for the scholarship?

Yes they are, direct-entry students are into their 200L hence they can’t be deprived of the scholarship

How many students are been short-listed annually?

The MTN foundation scholarship short-list a total of 500 scholars every year.

Can someone with a two sitting SSCE result apply?

Yes they can apply for the MTN scholarship programme, MTN didn’t give a limit to the number of sittings in your SSCE in their requirements

When is the Result coming out?

The MTN foundation scholarship examination results usually comes out between August/September

Final Thoughts

The MTN foundation scholarship is one of the most reliable scholarship programme in Nigeria. If you meet all of its requirements, hurry up and submit an application.

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