The National Essay Competition, targeted at senior secondary students in Nigeria is organized annually, as part of UBA Foundation’s education initiative which is aimed at promoting the reading culture and encouraging healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa.
Selection Criteria and Eligibility: Candidate,
- Must be a secondary school student
- Must submit a handwritten essay (750 words MAX)
- Must submit a passport photograph
- Must submit a copy of a birth certificate, National ID or Passport
Entries received for the competition will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges made up of professors from reputable Nigerian Universities, who will then shortlist 12 essays for further assessment
Following this, a second round of competition will involve the 12 finalists who will write a second supervised essay from which three best essays will be selected as the overall winners from the 12 finalists emerged from the first round of the competition
The first prize for the UBA National Essay Competition is a N3 million educational grant to any African University of their choice, while the second and third prizes are N2.5 million and N2 million in educational grants to African Universities, respectively
Please note that all incomplete and/or duplicate entries will be disqualified
his program aims to support female entrepreneurship, aligning with calls for more diversity in tech and for more opportunities for women to develop entrepreneurial and leadership expertise.
The purpose of the Women in Tech Incubator in Nigeria is to provide incubation support designed to target early-to-mid stage professionals from technology and business sectors - females who are most likely to have the requisite domain knowledge, experience, and perseverance to deliver results.
WITI is seeking to recruit women-led start-up businesses that leverage technology as a key driver of innovation. The business:
1. Must be women-led start-up businesses that leverage technology needs of the county
2. Must be based in Nigeria, and should be aligned with the needs of the country
3. Must sustainable and scalable
4. Must be properly aligned with the UN’s sustainable development goals.
Click here to apply and for more information
Application Deadline: unspecified
The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth is saying goodbye to unpaid internships!
Yes? Then you might be the right person for the job!
To begin with, we are looking for young people to get on board the UN Youth Envoy’s Fellowship, which aims at providing you, a young talent , a chance to get involved the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The selected fellows will join us at the United Nations’ Headquarters in New York for a duration of 6 months. To apply, click on the open vacancies you are interested in:
Women, indigenous people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ candidates, and other marginalised groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Click here to apply and and for more information
Are you driven, confident and enthusiastic about the banking industry?
Would you like to make your passion your career?
Are you willing to join us in our journey to becoming a world-class financial institution? Our Entry Level Training Programme is just for YOU!
Your career journey with us starts with a 5.5-month intensive training program at the School of Banking Excellence, giving you an opportunity to be trained with other high calibre applicants.
To retain the best pool of exceptional talents in the industry, we consistently reward high-performing employees and teams with adequate monetary and non-monetary compensations. This practice has had a significant impact in spurring our people to greater personal and organizational achievements.
Application Deadline: Unspecified
For more information click here
The Fulbright FLTA Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). As part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, the Fulbright FLTA Program is designed to develop Americans' knowledge of foreign cultures and languages by supporting teaching assistantships in over 30 languages at hundreds of U.S. institutions of higher education. The program offers educators from over 50 countries the opportunity to develop their professional skills and gain first-hand knowledge of the U.S., its culture and its people.
U.S. campuses enhance their teaching of languages and expose students to a true understanding of people of different nations. Like the more than 1,800 Foreign Fulbright Fellows that enter U.S. academic programs each year, Fulbright FLTAs apply to the program through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. The Institute of International Education (IIE) arranges academic placement for most Fulbright FLTA nominees and supervise participants during their stay in the United States.
If you are a non-U.S. college graduate or young teacher interested in applying to become a Fulbright FLTA, visit Applicants for application information.
U.S. universities, four-year colleges and community colleges interested in hosting a Fulbright FLTA can visit the Thinking of Applying for more information.
The grant covers the grantee’s round trip airfare to the U.S., a settling-in allowance, monthly stipend, housing allowance, health insurance, and tuition scholarship for their coursework. Provisions will be made for participants to attend a Fulbright FLTA Summer Orientation in the United States prior to beginning their program.
During the FLTA program, fellows are also invited to participate in special Fulbright enrichment seminar and conference for professional development and networking opportunity.
Application Deadline: Varying by Country
Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.
Applications will open shortly for Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) - a unique opportunity to study a two-years Master’s degree in low or middle-income country of the Commonwealth.
Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.
Applicants cannot apply for an award in their home country/country of citizenship as this is an international programme. If you are attempting to apply for a QECS in a university in your home country you will not find your country in the drop down and should consider applying for an award in another country.
Fully-funded tuition fees
Living expenses allowance (stipend) for duration of award
Return economy flights to their host country
An arrival allowance
Research support grant – on request only; subject to approval
Application Deadline: 18 January 2021
Click here for more information on the official website
Do you need a one time grant to scale up your business? Tiimafrica in partnership with Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is giving out Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) grant to eligible applicants.
You must be between the age of 25 – 35 years old
You must be a Nigerian
You must have been running business within Nigeria
Your business must have at least six (6) months financial record.
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Applications are now open for a Fully Funded Fellowship Program in the Netherlands by the Netherlands education group. The duration of the Netherlands Fellowship Opportunity is 3 months and will be spent in Amsterdam, the Capital of the Netherlands Country.
The selected candidates will be working towards solving business issues that the Netherlands education group faces.
Fully Funded Fellowship in the Netherlands is the best and 100% Free Opportunity for International youth as well as students. So don’t miss this Fellowship program and apply soon as possible.
Applicants must be:
The fellowship program is open throughout the year. Applications are considered when they are received.
Note: The subject of the email should be “Fellowship in Amsterdam (Summer Internship)”
Official Link: Click Here
Application deadline ongoing
Nigerian Youth Investment Fund NYIF is a government initiative created to boost the Nigerian economy through leverage and access to finance for youths. The fund hopes to serve as a catalyst to unleash the potential of the youth and enable many of them build businesses that will increase the employment rate.
The Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan was developed by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD) as a built-in strategy to respond effectively to the youth employment challenge in Nigeria. The major objectives of the plan are to address fragmentation of youth initiatives that prevent assessment of impact, and to provide Nigeria youth with investment inputs required to build successful businesses that can become sustainable employers of labor and contributors to Nigeria’s development.
The Federal Executive Council on the 22nd of July, 2020 approved the sum of N75,000,000,000.00 (seventy five billion naira) for the establishment of the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund for the period of 2020 – 2023 dedicated to investing in the innovative ideas, skills and talents of Nigerian Youth, and to institutionally provide our youth with a special window for accessing much needed funds, finances,
business management skills and other inputs critical for sustainable enterprise development.
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