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2024 Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) Scholars Program

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Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) invites applications for the 2024 Scholars Program.

The 2024 Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) Scholars Program aims to identify and support talented young Nigerians enrolled in Partner Universities, providing them with comprehensive career training and skill-building opportunities to enhance their long-term career development.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify as an NHEF Scholar, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be penultimate students at one of the NHEF Partner Universities, either in their 300 Level studying a 4-year course or 400 Level studying a 5-year course.
  • Demonstrate strong academic excellence and well-roundedness in both professional and extracurricular pursuits.
  • Exhibit a commitment to Leadership, Community Service, Philanthropy, and making a global impact.

Partner Universities

The NHEF Partner Universities include:

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

Program Details

The Scholars Program offers selected candidates a weeklong orientation program focusing on career development training essential for a smooth transition into the global workforce. Throughout the program, scholars receive intensive training from a carefully selected group of international facilitators, undertake internship placements at Partner Firms lasting 6 – 8 weeks, and engage in a robust curriculum ensuring continuous personal and professional development.

Submission Procedure

All applications must be submitted via the NHEF Application Portal by 11:59 p.m. (WAT) on March 29, 2024. The submission process involves the following steps:

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1. Log on to the NHEF application portal: [NHEF Application Portal (https://portal.thenhef.org/).
2. Register by providing necessary details and creating an account.
3. Verify your email address.
4. Log in using the created account.
5. Proceed to the application by clicking on the APPLY tab.
6. Complete all bio-data information and program essay questions.
7. Upload supporting documents: one-page Curriculum Vitae (CV), one-page Cover Letter, and the most recent Statement of Result (in PDF format).
8. Review application responses and submit.

Note: Applicants are advised to prepare responses to application questions in advance on a separate document for ease of copy-pasting, as the application cannot be saved and must be submitted at once.

Successful Application Submission

Applicants can confirm successful submission through the following steps:

1. The applicant’s dashboard will display a message confirming the submission.
2. An email confirmation will be sent to the applicant’s email address.
3. The Scholars Program application tab on the dashboard will become inaccessible.

Submission Deadline

The application deadline is March 29, 2024, by 11:59 PM WAT. Eligible applicants are encouraged to apply early.


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