The 2019 MTN Foundation Scholarship Science & Technology Scholarship scheme seeks to attract high performing full time students studying in public tertiary institutions (universities, polytechnics and colleges of education) in Nigeria.

The 2019 MTN Foundation scholarship provides financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to pay for their tertiary education and aims to recognize and reward academic excellence.



A maximum of 500 qualified and successful full-time Nigerian students studying science and technology related courses are awarded the scholarship which covers tuition, book allowance and stipends.

The 2019 MTN Foundation scholarship is renewed every year until graduation for existing awardees provided they have maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit) while new applications, when advertised, are welcome from full time students in their second year of study.

Since 2010, over 5,000 scholarships have been awarded. The scholarships, awarded on an annual basis, is worth N200,000.00 (Two hundred thousand Naira).

This covers tuition, book allowances and living allowances for one academic year.


The student must be in their third year at the time of application, ie they must be in 300L
1.) Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education in Nigeria must be full-time undergraduates in 300 level/3rd year.

2.) Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score of 3.5 or its equivalent (2:1)

3.) Applicants from public Polytechnics must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) programme and must have secured admission into the Higher National Diploma programme (HND).

Direct entry level students must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the OND programme and must have secured admission into 300 level/3rd year in a public University.

Required Courses For MTN Scholarship

Only applications from students studying any of the following courses will be considered:


Agric. Extension and Rural Development

Agricultural Science


Animal Breeding and Genetics

Animal Nutrition

Health and Animal Production

Aquaculture and Fisheries Management

Applied Physics


Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer and Electronics

Computer and Information Science

Mathematics and Computer

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Electrical/Electronics Engineering

Electronics and Computer Technology

Electronics Engineering

Engineering Physics

Industrial Mathematics

Industrial Physics

Information Technology


Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Petroleum and Gas Engineering

Physics Electronics


Physics/ Computational Modeling

Pure/ Applied Physics


Statistics and Computer Science

System Engineering


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