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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA

National Universities Commission (NUC) Scholarship Scheme 2014/2015 Academic Session as part of efforts to achieve the goals of Vision 20:2020 and the Transformation Agenda, the Federal  Government of Nigeria plans to develop a critical mass of professionals who would serve as catalysts of change and agents of scientific and technological advancement, as well as sustainable economic development. This would be achieved through the sponsorship of outstanding students for postgraduate studies in the top 25 universities in the world. To this end, the Federal Government has instituted the Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development.

National Universities Commission (NUC) Scholarship Scheme 2014/2015 Academic Session
The PRESSID Implementation Committee now invites applications from qualified candidates for the second edition of the scheme (2014/2015 academic session).

THIS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2ND EDITION OF PRESSID
Eligibility Criteria for the Scheme
Interested candidates should:
1.) Be graduates from the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012
academic sessions, who would have completed their National Youth Service by October
2013;
2.) Have obtained First Class Honours degree from any recognized
and approved University in the following disciplines and aim at postgraduate
degrees in the specified and allied disciplines:
a.) Sciences: Nuclear Physics,
Operations Research, Industrial Chemistry, Quantitative Genetics, etc
b.) Basic Medical Sciences: Anatomy,
Physiology, Medical Biochemistry, etc;
c.) Special Aspects of Biology: Biometrics,
Molecular Biology, etc;
d.) Economics: Econometrics,
Development Economics, etc;
e.) Engineering & Technology: Aeronautical
Engineering, Mechatronics, Metallurgy, Material Science and Production
Engineering, Nanotechnology, Cyber-Security, Software Engineering, etc;
f.) Medicine: Oncology, Human
Genetics, Hepatology, Nuclear Medicine, Geriatrics, etc;

Exceptions
In the case of Medicine, candidates must have a minimum of 2
Distinctions in their Part 3 and Part 4 MBBS examinations;
In all cases, candidates
must:
a.) Be below 30 years of age by October 2013;
b.) Be computer literate; and
c.) Be ready to be bonded and to work, preferably, as
academic staff in any public university or research institute for a minimum
period of five (5) years.
Please note that universities in the United States of America require
candidates to sit for the Graduate Record Exams (GRE) before they can secure
admission.
Closing Date: 8th November, 2013

How to Apply: Interested and Qualified candidates should: Please contact the Committee:
through pressid@nuc.edu.ng or presidentialscholarshipscheme@gmail.com.
For any enquiries
Note: Only shortlisted candidate will be invited for
further screening. http://www.nuc.edu.ng/

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