Multicultural community and exotic wildlife
Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, is well known for its vibrant culture and exotic wildlife. It has built upon and improved the education system step by step so that there are more students granted access to schools and universities.
Higher education is under the Nigerian governmental control. There are 129 universities in Nigeria. Students applying for an academic degree are usually about 18 years old. Nigeria divides higher education into five types; “First Generation Universities” funded by Federal Government which aim to build a basic criteria for university education, “Second Generation Universities” that are specialised for scientific and technological development, and “Third Generation Universities” which meet agricultural demands. State Universities and Private Universities also offer courses from a variety of fields, like pharmacy and engineering.
Even though there are only a few scholarship programs available, they are really worth mentioning and not hard to achieve. These scholarships would help students to fund their travel costs and pay their tuition fees. For example, for the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, candidates need only to show their passion for studying and their impressive records. The best candidates will get up to 25,000 USD to study in Nigeria. The WARA Predoctoral Research Fellowship covers travel expenses to Nigeria, and gives the student 3500 USD to cover both fees and research supplies. Applicants must submit a research proposal, three letters of recommendation, and an itemised budget covering their estimated living expenses, equipment costs and institutional fees.
Nigeria offers its students the opportunity to experience its multicultural and multilingual community. It must be wonderful to enjoy the various traditions and customs of about 500 different ethnic groups in one amazing place! What is even more incredible is the possibility of tasting countless Nigerian food specialities. Additionally, there is an abundance of wildlife which is just waiting to be explored. Students absolutely can’t miss this part when they come to Nigeria.
With regard to living costs in Nigeria, the tuition fees range from 4,000 USD to 7,000 USD per year. Meanwhile, students might spend 3,000 USD to 5,000 USD per year on the cost of living. The average spending for health insurance is 160 USD to 200 USD per year. In total, the cost per year would be around 7,160 USD to 12,250 USD.
Top 3 reasons to study in Nigeria:
- Improved education
- Valuable scholarship programs
- Abundance of wildlife
Did you know this about Nigeria?
- Nigeria is the 13th largest oil producer and the 6th largest exporter in the world.
- There are over 500 ethnic groups in Nigeria, of which the three largest are Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. Although the official language is English, there are over 600 distinct ethnic languages spoken in Nigeria.