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Nigerian University Commission Scholarship Sheme for this year

As part of efforts to achieve the goals of Vision 20:2020 and the
Transformation Agenda, the Federal Government of Nigeria plans to
develop 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 would be achieved
through the sponsorship of outstanding students for postgraduate
studies in the top 25 universities in the world. To this end, the
Federal Government has instituted the Presidential Special Scholarship
Scheme for Innovation and Development.

National Universities Commission (NUC) Scholarship Scheme 2014/2015
Academic Session

The PRESSID Implementation Committee now invites applications from
qualified candidates for the second edition of the scheme (2014/2015
academic session).

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2ND EDITION OF PRESSID

Eligibility Criteria for the Scheme

Interested candidates should:

1.) Be graduates from the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 academic sessions,
who would have completed their National Youth Service by October 2013;

2.) 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 disciplines:

a.) Sciences: Nuclear Physics, Operations Research, Industrial
Chemistry, Quantitative Genetics, etc

b.) Basic Medical Sciences: Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Biochemistry, etc;

c.) Special Aspects of Biology: Biometrics, Molecular Biology, etc;

d.) Economics: Econometrics, Development Economics, etc;

e.) Engineering & Technology: Aeronautical Engineering, Mechatronics,
Metallurgy, Material Science and Production Engineering,
Nanotechnology, Cyber-Security, Software Engineering, etc; Copied:
www.hotnigerianjobs.com

f.) Medicine: Oncology, Human Genetics, Hepatology, Nuclear Medicine,
Geriatrics, etc;

Exceptions

In the case of Medicine, candidates must have a minimum of 2
Distinctions in their Part 3 and Part 4 MBBS examinations;

In all cases, candidates must:
a.) Be below 30 years of age by October 2013;
b.) Be computer literate; and
c.) 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. Copied: www.hotnigerianjobs.com

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.

Application Closing Date
8th November, 2013

Method of Application
Interested candidates should:
Click here to apply online

For further enquiries, please contact the Committee through
pressid@nuc.edu.ng or presidentialscholarshipscheme@gmail.com

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