Nigeria Higher Education Foundation Scholars Program 2023/2024

Nigeria Higher Education Foundation Scholars Program 2023/2024

Link portal for 2023/2024 Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) Scholars Program is open for Nigerians, applications are invited from interested and qualified applicants – register here.

About the program

NHEF identifies talented young Nigerians from our various Partner Universities that have demonstrated strong academic excellence and well-roundedness in both professional and extracurricular pursuits and provides them with intensive career training and skill-building exercises needed to aid them in long-term career development.

Eligibility for NHEF Scholars Program

To qualify as an NHEF Scholar, each candidate must possess a strong commitment to Leadership, Community Service, and Philanthropy, as well as making a lasting impact across the globe.  Eligible applicants are penultimate students at our Partner universities, i.e. 300 Level students studying a 4 year course or 400-level students studying a 5 year course.

Approved Universities for the program

  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Kwara State University
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Lagos
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • University of Port Harcourt

The Scholars Program is an early career-accelerating program that provides diverse opportunities to the selected Scholars from our various Partner Universities. Each Scholar goes through a weeklong orientation program that exposes them to career development training that plays a pivotal role in facilitating an easy transition into the global workforce.

How to apply for Nigeria Higher Education Foundation Scholars Program 2023/2024

All applications must be submitted via the NHEF Application Portal (  latest by 11:59 p.m. (WAT) on May 12, 2023.

Guideline for a successful online application

  • Log on to the NHEF application portal:
  • Register by creating an account on the portal: enter your first and last name, email address, phone number, and password.
  • After registering, verify your email address by checking the inbox of the email address you registered with. Click the link or copy the URL to your internet browser.
  • Once your account has been validated, log in using the email address and password you created.
  • Proceed to the application by clicking on the Scholars Program application tab from the dashboard.
  • Complete all the bio-data information and the program essay questions on the application page.
  • Candidates should be prepared to upload the following supporting documents: a one-page Curriculum Vitae (CV), a one-page Cover Letter and the most recent Statement of Result (All in PDF format).
  • Review application responses and submit.

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