Scholarship Application Guidelines

Cyfed Undergraduate Scholarship Application Guidelines

To be considered for the Cyfed Scholarships, eligible applicants must comply with the following:

1. Complete and submit an online application.

2. Provide a valid Government-issued identity (ID) document (e.g. an International Travel Passport, a Voter’s Card, a National Identity Card or a Driver’s License). Applicants who are below the age of 18 years and are unable to apply for a government ID can submit a birth certificate.

3. Provide an official letter ( original, not photocopied) from your school (Head of Department) stating the following: Your full name, Gender, Matriculation number (Newly matriculated scholars who have not yet received a matriculation number or school ID must provide a  provisional admission letter from their institution of study), Course Title and Level, Department of Study, CGPA (for renewing scholars; Applicable from the 2018 round).

4. Also, attach the following documents (all certified by a qualified lawyer). Note that the originals must be presented by successful applicants during the interviews:

  • JAMB/UME result certificate
  • Senior Secondary School Exam Certificate (WASSCE and/or NECO)
  • A valid student ID from your host institution
  • A recent (within 6 months) passport-sized photograph
  • A letter of recognition from the traditional ruler of your town, confirming your town of origin.

5. A 500-word essay, about “My family”.

6. Please send all the supporting documentation and essay listed above as an email attachment (with your names and date of birth) to

Note that no application will be processed until full documentations have been received and verified.