The Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development (PRESSID), which was inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan, through the National Universities Commission is currently advertising for applications to the third edition programme. The Scheme sponsors graduates with First Class Honours degree from recognized and approved universities for postgraduate study.

  1. Must have completed NYSC by October 2014, not more than 30years, computer literate and ready to be bond and work for a minimum of 5years.
  2. Should aim at a postgraduate study in Nuclear physics, Operations Research, Industrial Chemistry, Quantitative Genetics, Biometrics, Molecular Biology, clinical sciences, dentistry, oncology, human genetics, forensic medicine, physiotherapy, nuclear medicine, geriatrics, ophthalmology, veterinary parasitology, biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, nursing science, pharmacology, drug design, natural products, financial accounting, econometrics, aeronautical engineering, mechatronics, control systems, chemical process dynamics, process modeling and simulation, computer systems and software engineering e.t.c (list is not exhaustive)
  3. In Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences candidates must have a minimum of 2Distinctions in their part 3 and 4. MBBS examination or in their final results.

Interested Candidates should visit or to complete the online application. Scholarship application closes 18th October, 2014. Only shortlisted Candidates would be called for further screening.


  1. Good day Mr Ayodele! I must acknowledge your swift to everyone's question! Thanks so much! My question is " I did apply for a PhD program in organic chemistry for the 2014/2015 session but has not been able to send my transcript because of some delay in my school toward my M.Sc result, is it already late to send my transcript? Secondly, I received a mail this week from the school telling my status.. For eligibility 'yes' was said but degree cert. was acknowledged as 'ST' which I want to believe it stand for statement of result which was what I uploaded, is statement of result acceptable because by certificate is not yet ready? Thirdly, for NYSC cert. It was acknowledged as 'NO' which I knew I uploaded it, please can I still upload it? Thanks in anticipation for your usual swift responds!

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