UNICEF Scholarship Application 2023



UNICEF is an organization founded by the United Nations to oversee the health and educational welfare of children all over the world. The International organization has since its founding, engaged and created a lot of programmes and projects to improve the welfare of children and youths which includes the UNICEF scholarship for Nigerian students.

This Scholarship program is designed to help poor students in financing their educational pursuit. It is a product of the collaboration of UNICEF with the Special Petroleum Intervention Corporation (SPIC) and it is being awarded to full time Nigerian Undergraduates in universities.

In this article, you would be provided with information concerning the application process for the UNICEF/SPIC scholarship program as well as the requirements, eligibility and relevant documents needed to scale through the process.


1.    Applicants must be studying any of the following courses;


Arts and humanities

Basic medical science


Information and Communication Technology


Management science




Social sciences

Veterinary medicine

2.  Applicants must be a full time student currently in their first or second year in any of the departments mentioned above in any Nigerian university.

3. Applicants who are currently in their second year, must have gotten a CGPA of 2.25 in their first year or they will be ineligible.

How to apply for UNICEF SCHOLARSHIP 2023

If you’re eligible for the scholarship award, here is the step by step guide on how to properly apply for the scholarship award.

Get clear copies of the following documents;

Birth certificate

Admission letter

Student ID

Scan and name those documents appropriately

Send your documents to their email address which is unicefinterventionscholarship@mail.com


If you’re interested in the UNICEF scholarship program, you might also be interested in UNICEF INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2023 which is open to both students and recent graduates.

The aim of the program is to help students and graduates get hands-on experiences with the activities of UNICEF.


All applicants interested in the internship with UNICEF must meet the following conditions before they can be considered for the internship program.

They must be admitted in a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral program or have concluded one within the last 2 years.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Applicants must be fluent in at least one of the English language, French or Spanish languages. Fluency in the working language of the position you are applying to, may also be essential.

Applicants must not be related to anybody working with UNICEF, or any other relatives in their line of internship.

Applicants must have a very good academic performance

If you’ve had any professional experience pertaining to the position you are applying for, your chances of being an intern with UNICEF will increase.

Note: UNICEF lists the available posts open for internship to work with their team on their website. Make sure you go through the list of available positions before you apply.

Requirements for Application 

The requirements is the same with most job applications at UNICEF, make sure you have the following documents while applying for the internship 

online recruitment profile 


Cover letter  

Benefits of UNICEF Internship Program


The Internship will last for a period of 6 to 26 weeks and it can either be full time or part time.


UNICEF pays interns monthly stipends to cover for the expenses for Visa, travel and other costs during their internship

Visa Application:

UNICEF gives interns the relevant documents needed for them to process their visa applications in instances where the visa is needed.

The Educational work of UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF as an organization is to provide a platform that enhances the education of children and adolescents all over the world as stated in their motto which says ” Regardless of who they are, where they live, or how much money their family has, all children have the right to attend school and study.

They actively help children in underdeveloped nations get quality education.

The Organization also understands that for children to get quality education, they must be taught in a language they can easily assimilate and must be given a safe and conducive environment for learning.

Educational Ideology of UNICEF

UNICEF is of the view that crises in the Educational sector have dealt a heavy blow on the learning outcomes of children. It is in this light that they have adopted a radical approach that is aimed at enhancing learning activities which has long been needed.

UNICEF will continue to foster equity and inclusion in order to create a world where every child gets easy access to quality education. They’ve made tremendous efforts in helping children who have been marginalized and deprived of education as a result of their gender, race, poverty, disability, ethnicity or religion.

They do this through some series of scholarship programs and student aids which are available to students in Higher Institutions, Secondary schools and Primary schools.

Frequently asked questions

When was UNICEF founded?

UNICEF was founded on 11th of December, 1946 by the United Nations in New York, United States.

When is the deadline for the scholarship application?

The deadline for the application has not yet been stated by the organization; however, you would be updated when it’s out.

Is the Scholarship program open to Nigerians?

Yes, the scholarship is open to every country in the world and Nigeria is not excluded

Can someone in Final year apply for the scholarship?

No, the Scholarship is strictly for students in the first and second year of their university program.


UNICEF is an organization that was created by the United Nations to oversee the Educational and health welfare of children and adolescents.

UNICEF in its bid to vitalize the global educational system and balance the inequalities that limit children from having their right to education has created this Scholarship program to help finance the education of students in Nigerian Universities.

In this article, you’ve been well informed about how you can apply for UNICEF Scholarship 2023 as well as the requirements and eligibility for the scholarship. I sincerely hope that this article is informative to you.

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