UI Postgraduate Financial Aid for International Students 2021/2022
The Postgraduate College, University of Ibadan (UI) Financial Aid Scheme for International Students Award Competition Application Form, Eligibility, Requirements, Application Guidelines for 2021/2022 Academic Session.

The Postgraduate College, University of Ibadan is pleased to announce a Financial Aid Scheme for International Students for the 2021/2022 academic session and to invite interested Master’s degree and PhD students of the University of Ibadan to submit applications for consideration for an award.


The Financial Aid Scheme is designed to assist academically sound international students who have been admitted for full-time higher degree programmes in the University of Ibadan. The essence of the scheme is to promote cultural diversity in the University. Through the financial aid scheme, support is offered to scholars at Master’s and PhD levels interested in charting new research directions or advancing on-going research in any academic discipline within the University of Ibadan.

The award involves payment of the same tuition and all other fees in Naira as Nigerian students. The award is tenable for a maximum of three semesters for Master’s degree students and a period of one academic session for PhD students, in the first instance, renewable for two academic sessions. Annual renewal of award for PhD students is subject to receipt of positive evaluation reports by the Postgraduate College from the candidate’s supervisor and the Head of Department at the end of each academic session.


To be eligible, candidates are expected to be non-Nigerians already admitted for full- time higher degree studies in the University of Ibadan. They must be holders of good honours degrees (minimum of Second Class Upper Division or equivalent for Master’s students). PhD Student applicants must, in addition, possess Master degrees (minimum of 5.0 cumulative grade point average or equivalent) of any University recognized by the Senate of the University of Ibadan, in any academic discipline. Candidates who are already under another scholarship scheme are not eligible to apply.

Requirements for Application

Candidates wishing to be considered for the award of a Scholarship are requested to submit the following documents:

(a) An Application form obtainable from the web site of Postgraduate College via http://pgcollege.ui.edu.ng/ and Dean’s/Sub-Dean’s Office in each Faculty, duly completed by the applicant and endorsed by the Head of Department and Dean of Faculty.
(b) A detailed Curriculum Vitae.
(c) Copies of certificates obtained by candidates.
(d) Research Proposal/Project Summary of between 5 and 10 pages must be submitted by PhD student applicants only. This should provide a clear statement of the objective of the work to be carried out or that is already being undertaken, its justification, the significance of the study vis-à-vis the existing literature, the methodology, and the expected output. Candidates are strongly encouraged to indicate the original contributions which they hope their study will make to knowledge.

The Proposal should be typed with 1.5 line spacing using Times New Roman with font size 12. Size of the paper in typescript should be A4 with a margin of 2.0cm to be left on the left hand side and 1.8cm for other margins except the top of the first page of the proposal, which should be 5.0cm above the headings. Only one side of the paper should be used.

(e) Candidate’s Commitment Letter: A one-page letter from the applicant affirming his/her readiness to submit a report of between 5,000 and 10,000 words as the outcome of the research carried out with the scholarship award.

Selection Process: 

All applications received will be reviewed by a Selection Committee. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a selection interview.

Deadline for the Receipt of Applications: 

All applications should be received in the Provost Office, The Postgraduate College within three weeks from the date of this announcement.