UNESCO ICB Scholarship Programme 2024/2025 Application form Portal | Apply Now

UNESCO ICB Scholarship Programme 2024 application is ongoing. See the eligibility, form, and how to apply at UNESCO International Centre for Biotechnology Scholarship Programme portal. Interested applicants can access the application online at www.unescoicb.org.ng.

Are you passionate about biotechnology and looking for an opportunity to further your studies in this field? The UNESCO International Centre for Biotechnology (UNESCO ICB) has announce the opening of its portal for scholarship application.

This prestigious scholarship offers a unique chance for students from developing countries to pursue their education in biotechnology at renowned institutions around the world.

About UNESCO ICB Scholarship Programme 2024

The UNESCO International Centre for Biotechnology (UNESCO ICB) is a specialized research and training center that focuses on promoting biotechnology for sustainable development. As part of its mission, the center offers scholarships to outstanding students who demonstrate a strong academic background and a commitment to using biotechnology for the benefit of their communities.

Title: 2024 UNESCO ICB Scholarship Program

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  • Each successful applicant will receive an award for one academic year towards tuition fee, accommodation, books and living expenses.

Scholarship Categories

  • Per annum, there are 3 categories of award, and for each category there are 15 scholarships which includes 5 awards for each of the Centre’s thematic areas-food security, tropical diseases, and bioresources conservation: (a) Final Year Bachelor’s degree scholarship (15 awards), Master’s degree scholarship (15 awards), and PhD scholarship (15 awards). A total of 45 scholarships will be awarded per annum.

UNESCO ICB Scholarship Programme Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the UNESCO Biotechnology Scholarship Programme, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Evidence that the student is currently registered in a tertiary academic institution in Nigeria for the category of award applied.
  • Course of study is biotechnology or biotechnology related disciplines including agriculture, biosciences bioengineering, etc., relevant to the Centre’s thematic areas – food security, tropical diseases, and bioresources conservation.
  • Current cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is at least 2nd Class Upper (2:1) at the time of application or the most recently completed degree for MSc and PhD students.
  • Preference will be given to First Class students and/or those at the top of their class.
  • Not more than one (1) award per scholarship category per thematic area from any academic institution. For instance, more than one (1) award may not me made for MSc Scholarship in Tropical Diseases from one institution.

Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship covers tuition fees, accommodation, and a monthly stipend for the duration of the program. Additionally, recipients of the scholarship will have the opportunity to participate in research projects and internships at leading biotechnology institutions, gaining valuable hands-on experience in their chosen field.

How To Apply For UNESCO ICB Scholarship Programme 2024

The application process for the Scholarship Programme is as follows:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following Applications documents to: 2023scholarships@unescoicb.org.ng with “Application for 2023 Scholarship” as the subject of the email.

Application Documents

  • Motivation letter by the student
  • Copies current student ID and admission letter
  • Copies of current certificates and academic transcripts, and
  • Supporting letter from current Head of Department (HOD) on official letterhead, confirming the students’ academic status.


  • The application documents should be sent in one email
  • Incomplete applications and those received after the deadline will not be considered.

It is important to note that the selection process is highly competitive, and only a limited number of scholarships are available each year. Therefore, it is crucial to submit a strong application that highlights your academic achievements, research experience, and commitment to using biotechnology for sustainable development.

Benefits of the UNESCO ICB International Scholarship Programme

Participating in the UNESCO ICB 2024/2025 Scholarship Programme offers numerous benefits for students:

  • Access to world-class education: Scholars will have the opportunity to study at renowned institutions that are at the forefront of biotechnology research and innovation.
  • Networking opportunities: Scholars will be able to connect with fellow students, researchers, and professionals in the field of biotechnology, fostering valuable connections for future collaborations.
  • Enhanced career prospects: Graduates of the programme will possess a prestigious qualification and valuable research experience, giving them a competitive edge in the job market.
  • Contribution to sustainable development: By studying biotechnology, scholars will gain the knowledge and skills needed to address global challenges related to food security, health, and the environment.


UNESCO ICB Scholarship Programme 2024 is an excellent opportunity for students from developing countries to pursue their passion for biotechnology. By offering financial support, access to top-tier education, and valuable research opportunities, the programme aims to empower individuals to make a positive impact in their communities and contribute to sustainable development. If you meet the eligibility criteria and are committed to using biotechnology for the greater good, don’t miss this chance to apply for this program.


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