HOW TO RAISE MONEY TO FUND YOUR MASTERS IN NIGERIA [EVEN] IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANYONE TO HELP YOU by Wonah Martin Odey
If you want to do an Msc free of charge in Nigeria and you lack a sponsor, here are a few tips to consider:
1. GO FOR NEWLY ESTABLISHED NATIONAL/REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
This is the most ignored trick and I want to open your eyes to the magic. When you win one of these opportunities, you can save a lot of money to see yourself through MSc without lacking a dime. The most beautiful thing about these opportunities is that they do not have “global” competitions and so 1,000 people may be applying and they may need 50-100 people. Unlike Commonwealth Scholarship where 50,000+ people applied in 2019 and they needed just 47+ from Nigeria.
The second beautiful thing is that they have excellent stipend that can help you comfortably do your MSc in Nigeria. The third and final advantage is that some of these opportunities are just being announced and not everyone knows about them yet. Commonwealth for instance is 60+ years old and every year new people hear about it. Competition is suffocating. Some of the opportunities I’ll be listing are not even up to 5 years old but have excellent stipend. People have not really heard about them. The more you wait the more people hear and leave you behind. So here we go
- A. Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship:This fellowship was set up by His Excellency, Governor Nasir el-Rufai.- It is not even up to 5 years old.
– It pays each fellow a salary equivalent to that of the SA to the Governor.
– It provides accommodation and breakfast every morning at the Government lodge for a year.
– About 1000+ people apply each year and they need up to 24 people per year
– If you save 50k every month then in one year you have 600k. You can decide to do Masters anywhere.
– All Nigerians are eligible to apply. See their link here https://kif.kdsg.gov.ng/
- B. Teach For Nigeria Fellowship:
– It is barely 5 yeara old
– 300-750 people succeed in the application every year
– It is for 2 years and you should expect to be paid 60k – 80k every month
– It sponsors all successful fellows to get their PGDEs.
– If you save just 20k monthly, then in 2 years you have 480,000k. You can decide to then do your Masters as a big boy.
– All Nigerians can apply. See their link here https://lnkd.in/eGCa4-ke
2. Visit Private/Government/Corporate Labs for Internships:
The process is simple.
-Find newly established Labs where people can have paid internships.
– Research their history very well and make sure they pay interns well.
3. Work and study
(or simply save a lot if they don’t permit work and study mode).
– If you are in the Social Sciences, visit newly opened universities (make sure they are accredited).
– Ask them you want to be employed as a Graduate Assistant (you may be required to either teach/mark scripts or do both).
– Most schools do not require Graduate Assistants to pay MSc fees so seize the opportunity to start your MSc at once.
Share any other local no-too-popular scholarship or funding for Masters in Nigeria in comments box
Wonah Martin Odey
Incoming PhD Scholar ▪️Commonwealth Scholar ’21