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The Nigerian University of Technology and Management Scholars Program (NSP)

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The Nigerian University of Technology and Management Scholars Program (NSP)

The NUTM Scholars Program (NSP) is a one-year full-time interdisciplinary postgraduate program in Technology, Entrepreneurship and Design. During the program, Scholars will learn and study concepts in technology, entrepreneurship and design, management and leadership. The NSP intends to groom stellar young leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds across Africa to be change agents for the region and the world.

Program Highlights


An entrepreneurship capstone project to enable Scholars build a venture from scratch during the NSP.

Shadow a Leader

A full-time opportunity to shadow senior leaders through a six week internship.

Global Immersion Week

A short study trip to a select location to gain exposure to international business and culture.

Writing Centre

Guest lectures, workshops and individual mentorship by eminent leaders and entrepreneurs.

Career Readiness

A workplace ready toolkit consisting of coursework, industry sessions, simulations, individual and group feedback.

Admission Process

Stage 1Online Application

Complete the online application form and provide information on your background, education, work experience, interests and motivations.
There is NO application fee.

  • Stage 2Online Assessment

    Shortlisted candidates from Stage 1 will be invited for an online assessment. The assessment will test learning agility, personality traits and critical thinking abilities.
  • Stage 3Telephonic Interview

    Qualified candidates from Stage 2 will be invited for a 20 minute telephonic interview. The telephonic interview will evaluate your aspirations and suitability for the NSP.
  • Stage 4Panel Interview

    The final stage is an in-person 20-minute interaction with a panel. At this stage, you will be assessed on your aptitude, leadership potential and motivation to attend the Program.

Dates & Deadlines

  • Round 115 March, 2021
  • Round 225 April, 2021
  • Round 301 June, 2021

Who are we looking for?

For the NUTM Scholars program, we are looking for bright, curious and passionate individuals who are motivated to create an impact in Africa and the world.
While the program seeks diversity, the following attributes can prove to be advantageous:

Demonstrated leadership experience and an ability to overcome challenges

Strong passion for an idea with potential impact in Africa

Awareness of global trends in technology

High personal integrity, self-awareness and initiative

Good academic record

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Eligibility Criteria

A recognized undergraduate degree in any discipline
Not more than 32 years of age (as on the date of application)

Program Design

Technology Entrepreneurship and Design Management Leadership Perspectives Critical Thinking and Writing
Introduction to Computing Design thinking Economics of Globalization Foundations of Leadership African History Rhetoric and Public Speaking
Science and Technology for African Development Market Creating Innovation Accounting & Finance Contextual Leadership Gender Writing the Professional Self
Data Analytics/Big Data Social Entrepreneurship Marketing Heart of Leadership Sustainability Habit building courses
Digital Transformation and Innovation Human-Centered Design Operations Management Group Dynamics -- Interactive workshops/tutorials
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Raising Capital/Fundraising Strategy Negotiations workshop -- Critical Thinking and Public Speaking for Effective Communication


Read More About this Scholarship Program on the NUTM Website

Application Link

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