NIFESS Undergraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students 2023

The NiFESS Scholarship and Grant Trust Fund is a financial reserve supported by non-governmental organisations and the private sector. It provides financial aid to 10,000 (Ten Thousand) professionals and students enrolled in social science courses and related fields in order to help mitigate the effects of Nigeria’s economic vulnerability. The reason for this initiative is that social science and management students studying in Nigerian universities have not received enough financial aid or sponsorship. To address this issue, we established the NSGTF as a platform where these students and professionals (who are also members of NiFESS) can obtain financial aid at no cost for each academic session.

About Nigerian Federation of Social Scientists (NIFESS)

The Nigerian Federation of Social Scientist is an organization of Nigerian professionals in Social Sciences. NiFESS is the umbrella that integrates professionals and undergraduates of Social Sciences across Nigeria, giving us a voice that accords us the ingenuity and identity we possess under a unified platform. The Nigerian Federation of Social Scientists aim to respond to the inadequate financial aid and sponsorship made available to social sciences students undergoing studies in Nigerian universities.

Aim and Benefits of NIFESS Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Undergraduate Final Year Research Project Grant
  • Post-Graduate Scholarship
  • Post-Graduate Research Grant of up to 1,000,000 NGN (Depending on the financial needs assessment and approval from the NiFESS Scholarship and Grant Board)
  • Research Grant for Doctorate Degree of up to 3,000,000 NGN (Subject to budget approval from the NiFESS Scholarship and Grant Board)
  • Fellows Research allowance: Open to only Fellows of NiFESS. Fellows can access Grants of up to 10,000,000 NGN for Cross continental and International research projects, and integral research works for National Growth and Development.

Requirements for NIFESS Undergraduate Scholarship Qualification

Must be an undergraduate member of NiFESS (MoNFS) with the following:
1. Grade Point:
100 Level – No Grade point required.
200 level to Final year – at least 2.75GPA.

2. Levels eligible: 100 level to final year.

Documents Required for Application

  •  A copy of Original Admission letter.
  •  A copy of Student’s Identity Card.
  •  Result from previous session or semester.
  • Reference Letter from your Head of Department confirming you’re a student of the department in your respective University with Official Stamp.
  •  Copy/screenshot of NiFESS undergraduate membership receipt from PayStack.

Send all Application Documents via mail to

Application Deadline

Not Specified

How to Apply

  • To apply for the NiFESS Undergraduate Scholarship you have to first apply for the membership of the Nigerian Federation of Social Scientists (NIFESS).
  • You can become a member now by registering, tap Here to register as an undergraduate member of NiFESS and return back to this page to proceed with application.

For more details, visit NIFESS website