How does one get a scholarship in Canada as a Nigerian? 

Updated on: Aug 23, 2023

Securing a scholarship in Canada as a Nigerian student involves a strategic approach and thorough research. Look into specific scholarships offered by notable universities:

  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Waterloo
  • McGill University
  • University of Calgary
  • Queen's University
  • Dalhousie University

Additionally, Nigerian students can explore government scholarships like the Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) scholarship provided by the Nigerian government. Local Nigerian organisations or associations might also offer scholarships.

To succeed, focus on:

  • Maintaining a high GPA and excelling in standardised tests like IELTS/TOEFL.
  • Crafting compelling essays showcasing your achievements, aspirations and alignment with the scholarship's goals.
  • Securing recommendation letters highlighting your academic and personal qualities.
  • Providing accurate financial documentation if applicable.
  • Connecting with Nigerian students or alumni in Canada for advice.
  • Applying early, tailoring applications and staying determined throughout the competitive process.

Combining these strategies with targeted scholarship applications will enhance your chances of securing financial support for your Canadian education.

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