FAQ For NAE Post Graduate Scholarship Scheme

NAE invites applications from suitably qualified and interested Nigerian graduates for the 2023/2024 Postgraduate Scholarship Award Scheme. 

The award is in two categories:

1. Overseas – For study in a reputable overseas university

2. Local – For study in a recognized Nigerian university

FAQ For NAE Post Graduate Scholarship Scheme

1.       How do I apply for the 2023/2024 NAE Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme? 
If you meet the requirements for the scholarship award, please complete the application form accessible from the online application link inside the scholarship advert.    

2.        Who is eligible for the 2023/2024 NAE Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme?  
Only candidates with an offer of admission in disciplines related to the following areas should apply;

  • Geosciences
  • Engineering (Petroleum, Mechanical, Civil, Subsea, Electrical/Electronics, Marine, Chemical)
  • Petroleum Economics
  • Law (Oil and Gas/Petroleum)

3.       Can I send an open application?
No. Application is strictly done through the application portal. 

4.       Will you confirm receipt of my application?
Once you submit your online application form you will be sent an automated email acknowledging receipt of your application. You will subsequently be contacted if you make the Aptitude test shortlisted, if not you will be notified at the end of the campaign. 

5.       What happens to my online application?
Applications are stored in a database; after the closing date they are evaluated and a shortlist is compiled of qualified applicants. Applicants who did not qualify for the scholarship will be notified at the end of the scholarship campaign. 

6.       How do I create my profile?
www.scholastica.ng and click on Register to create an account, activate your account via your email, and return to www.scholastica.ng to complete your user profile. Ensure you click NAE Scholarship to open the scholarship page. Then click “Apply” in the top right hand corner of your screen to apply. 

7.       Can I change my profile details? 
Yes, you can. You are responsible for the correctness of the details provided. To correct errors after submission of your application, kindly log on to your scholastica profile, click on “My Account”, a dropdown appears, then click on “My Messages”. You will be directed to a page where you can directly send a message to the scholarship administrator stating your corrections. The corrections will be effected and a mail sent to you to confirm it. 

8.     Can I change the course (programme) or institution in my application and can I add information to my application after submitting?
You cannot make any changes or additions to your application once submitted, and the deadline has passed. Applications that are not complete when submitted will be cancelled and will not be considered. However, if the application deadline has not passed, you can edit / make changes to your application online. Refer to question 7 on how to do this. 

9.   When my details have been corrected after I applied, is this correction effected in my application or do I have to re-apply?
No you don't have to re-apply, corrections effected before application deadline will be used during shortlisting. 

10.   Where can I upload my passport photograph and other required documents?
During the creation of your profile, click on the tab “Passport Photograph” and upload your passport in JPEG format, not larger than 200KB in size. To upload other documents, click on the tab “Documents” select appropriate document from the drop down list and upload. 

11.   What is the maximum size and image format of passport photograph and other required documents?
Each document size should not be more than 200KB and the image format must be in JPEG. 

12.   I cannot find my course of study in the dropdown list online. What do I do?
If your course of study is not on the list, send an email to [email protected] stating the name of your course of study, Faculty, CGPA Scale and name of institution. You will be notified in less than 24 hours via email once it has been added. 

13.   How do I know my application has been received?
When you submit your application online, you automatically receive confirmation of receipt by email. Please note that your email provider may see this confirmation email as spam, so check if your junk or spam folder contains an email sent by [email protected] You can also visit your profile to view the status of your application. 

14.   I am unable to submit my application before the deadline. Can I submit it after the deadline?
No. E-Application closes after the stipulated deadline. 

15.   Do I need to pay to facilitate the application?
You are strongly advised not to patronize anyone by cash or kind. This award is strictly based on merit and meeting the award criteria. Note: Please ensure you understand the Instructions carefully before you start this application to avoid errors and disqualification. 

16.   Must I be of a certain age to qualify for the scholarship?
You must not be above 28 years of age by December 31st, 2023.

17.   When is the scholarship application due?
The application deadline is 31st May 2023. Students are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline

 Can I apply through the Representative in my university or hometown? 

 Must I complete the Compliance Declaration Form? 

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