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The acquisition of education is not a privilege; it is an inalienable right. But even as this is the case, many cannot still afford it.

Northeastern Nigeria has been in the heat of insurgency since 2009, and the state of education in States like Borno State is deplorable. But there is hope; what you need is the right scholarship.

So if you are from Borno and wondering about the State scholarship, you have landed on the right page.

Here, we have discussed all you need to know about the scholarship: eligibility, how you can apply, and the documents you need to apply with.

So, I invite you to read along carefully to catch every bit of detail.


The application for the Borno State scholarship/bursary is not carried out via the Scholarship Board portal.

Therefore, scan and send your application with the documents listed below to the Scholarship Board e-mail: bornostatescholarshipboard@gmail.com

For further inquiries, please visit the Scholarship Board Office at Jos Road, Maiduguri, Borno State.


In order to stand a chance of winning the State Bursary:

  • Interested applicants must be an indigene of the State
  • You must also be a full-time student of any public tertiary institution in the State or around the country.
  • You should also have at least 5 credits in your O’ Level, which should include English, Mathematics, and 3 other subjects relevant in your field of study.
  • You must be ready to present the necessary documents as proposed by the Scholarship and Bursary Board.


Ensure you submit your application with the following documents:

  • Your Local Government Area or State Certificate of Origin
  • Your JAMB and School Admission Letters
  • An official School ID card
  • A recent passport photograph of you
  • And other necessary documents (if any).


According to a report by Vanguard on the 10gh of March 2020, the Borno State government under the leadership of Prof. Babagan Zulum has approved N57 million for the payment of the student bursary.

The Commissioner for Higher Education in the State, Isa Hussain said over 23, 776 students in Nigeria, including 118 international students have benefitted from the bursary payment.

From here, we can draw that the State government is still poised to drive quality education in the State, although the fully sponsored scholarship has not seen the light for years.

And regarding the full scholarship, you will need to put your ears on the ground, stick with us so that we will update you when the necessary changes come. Just subscribe to our email lists and you’ll be good.


Below we will give you some other scholarship alternatives for students in Borno State.

Federal Government Scholarship

There’s a special Federal Government grant for students that want to further their studies in tertiary institutions. To enroll check out the application page below;

Visit the Scholarship Page 

Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards.

The Bilateral Education agreement signed by the Federal Government allows Nigerian students to study in different countries have signed the agreement.

The Scholarship is in different categories: undergraduate, postgraduates (Master’s and PhD.). According to the interest of the students, the beneficiaries of the bilateral education agreement are sent to Non-English speaking countries like Russia, China, Cuba, Morocco, Algeria, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Egypt, Japan, Serbia, Mexico, Macedonia and so on.

Visit the Scholarship Page

Oil & Gas Scholarship

Many oil and gas firms in Nigeria have the scholarship scheme through which they give back to the society which is accommodating them and to also build a pool of professionals in various industries.


If you have come from the start-up till this point, I am almost certain you have got everything you will need to know about the Borno State scholarship.

Perhaps you have any question to ask, please do not hesitate to drop it in the comment box; we will do our best to give you the most reliable answer.