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Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) /Jim Ovia Scholarship for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students


Appllications are invited from suitably qualified undergraduate and postgraduate students in various institutions in Nigeria for the 2023 Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) / Jim Ovia Scholarship fund organized by the Nigeria Computer Society.

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Objectives of the Scholarship

  • Support and promot Computing/Information Technlogy Education in Nigeria.
  • Assist in developing the needed manpower for the technology advancement of the nation.

Who Can Apply:

Members of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and Nigerian Association of Computing Students (NACOS) at the undergraduate, post graduate levels as well as research fellows.
Also See: 


Doctorate (PhD)- 5
Masters (MSc) - 10
Undergraduates - 20

General Guidlines: 

  1. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduates and postgraduates (M.Sc and Ph.D) in all fields of Computer Science and Information Technology (i.e. Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, etc.
  2. A minimum of Second-Class Upper is required.
  3. The Award/Grants is expected to be channeled towards tuition, accomodation and books.
  4. The Scholarship/Awards/Grants is based on applicant's activities/visibility at local chapter and national levels of the Society.
  5. The Award is a onetime opportunity during a course of study.
  6. The scholarship amout is paid twice in two consecutive sessions subject to satisfactory performance.
  7. Registered and financially up to date NCS members (indigents) are eligible to benefit from the fund.

Specifics for Undergraduates (BSc.):

The completed form must be accompanied with the following documents:

  • Admission letter
  • Eligibility
    • 100 level students are not eligible to apply.
    • 200 level to 400 level (for 5-year course)
    • 200 level to 300 level (for 4-year course)
  • Duly signed and stamped academic results of last session.
  • Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) with minimum of second class upper
  • Duly signed and stamped recommendation letter from HOD
  • Evidence of membership of NACOS with NCS Membership Number.

Specifics for Postgraduates (Ph.D & M.Sc):

The completed form must be accompanied with the following documents:
  • Admission letter.
  • Duly signed and stamped Academic Results and Certificates:
    • B.Sc. certificate with minimum of second class upper (both Ph.D. & M.Sc. Applicants)
    • Semesters results:
      1. Ph.D. Applicants: First Year Results (1st and 2nd semesters results)
      2. M.Sc. Applicants: First Year 1st semester result
  • Applicants on project level are not eligible to apply.
  • Signed justification for the scholarship.
  • A 2-page proposal (ONLY required for postgraduate award).
  • Two recommendation letters from the institution, duly signed and stamped (by HOD, Dean, or Vice-Chancellor etc).
    Proposed budget.
    NYSC discharge certificate.
  • A yearly progress report for renewal of award.
  • Evidence of past activities with National and Chapters for Conferences and workshop attendance.
  • A letter of recommendation from the NCS Chapter which the applicant belongs to show the level of involvement with the society.

Application Deadline: 

Saturday, 6th May, 2023

Further Enquiries:

Ijeoma: Tel/WhatsApp: +234 803 721 3920
Lilian: Tel/WhatsApp: +234 706 699 2199

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