2018 NHEF Scholars Program, Registration and Guild

The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) is now accepting applications for the 2018 NHEF Scholars Program.

All students enrolled in their penultimate year at any NHEF Partner University are qualified to participate in the Scholars Program.

About The Program

The Program provides Nigerian undergraduates with a range of opportunities designed to aid in career development.

Each year, NHEF work with their Partner Universities to identify a cohort of talented students to participate in their intern class. Through sustained support and coaching, they facilitate the placement of these selected scholars into partner corporate institutions to ensure they gain real-world, hands-on learning.

NHEF ultimate goal is to substantially increase the number of well-educated Nigerians assuming positions of leadership in society.

Nigeria Higher Education Foundation expects their Scholars to be fully devoted to community service, philanthropy as well as making a lasting impact on society.

Through the program, they will become successful future employees with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities attached to their industry of choice.

NHEF Partner Universities

  • Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
  • Bayero University Kano (BUK)
  • University of Ibadan (UI)
  • The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  • University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)


The NHEF provides talented undergraduates with the opportunity to gain exposure to the corporate sector through leading companies in key industry areas in Nigeria.

Their key industries include Financial Services, Corporate Law, Engineering, Technology.


  • Only students enrolled in their penultimate year at an NHEF Partner University may apply.
  • Students enrolled in their penultimate year are third-year undergraduates of a 4-year degree program or fourth-year undergraduates of a 5-year degree program.

NOTE: NHEF will verify enrollment of each contestant with the University Registrar.

How To Apply for 2018 NHEF Scholars Program

Completed applications and required documents must be submitted by May 31, 2018, before 11:59 p.m. (WAT)

NHEF Scholars Program Timeline

NHEF Scholars Program Timeline

Be sure to visit the official program website for more information. Thanks

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