Nigerian government invites Masters, PhD students for Slovakia scholarship program

The Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria has issued an invitation for interested and qualified Nigerians to apply for the 2024/2025 Slovakia National Scholarship Program. This scholarship opportunity, announced on April 3, 2024, is specifically aimed at postgraduate programs, including Masters and PhDs.

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According to the ministry’s official announcement on their X page, the scholarship will cover living expenses and provide travel allowances for successful applicants. Interested Nigerians who meet the eligibility criteria and wish to obtain further details about the scholarship and its requirements are directed to visit the website www.scholarships.sk. The deadline for submitting online applications is set for April 30, 2024. For inquiries related to the Slovakia Scholarship process, individuals can contact 08023297547.

Eligibility criteria for the scholarship, as outlined on the Slovakian website, include university students studying outside Slovakia, particularly those at the second level of higher education (Master’s students). Additionally, applicants who have completed at least 2.5 years of their university studies in the same or a similar program and will be undertaking a study stay in Slovakia during their higher education outside the country are also eligible. The scholarship is also open to PhD students pursuing higher education or scientific training outside Slovakia, as well as international university teachers, researchers, and artists who have been invited by a Slovakian institution for a teaching, research, or artistic stay.

Applicants are required to submit various documents as part of their online application, including a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, a detailed study program, two recommendation letters from university teachers, and copies of their bachelor’s diploma, diploma supplement, and state examination certificate (if applicable).

The Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria serves as a government agency responsible for utilizing education as a means to foster the development of all Nigerians. Within the ministry, the Federal Scholarship Board plays a crucial role in disseminating information about both local and foreign scholarship opportunities. The National Scholarship Program was established by the Government of the Slovak Republic in 2005 to support the mobility of students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers, and artists. The program is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research, and Sport of the Slovak Republic.

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