Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8 Distance Learning Scholarships for Nigerians 2018

8 Distance Learning Scholarships & Tuition Free Online Degree/Courses

1. The University of the people  Tuition Free Degrees:
If you are seeking for an online school offering free education the the University of the People is your sure bet. University of the People offer online, accredited, tuition-free, American university degrees in business administration and computer science.

Each course offered by the University  the People are been taught by renowned professors from schools like MIT, Oxford, Princeton, Cambridge, Ohio state University amongst many others. The lecture usually holds in a virtual or in an actual classroom setting.

2. Commonwealth Distance Learning  Scholarships:

The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships provides aids to candidates from developing commonwealth countries to study from many courses, Master’s degree courses that are either offered in collaboration with universities in developing countries, or delivered directly by the UK institutions. The scholarships cover the tuition fees as well. 

3. Edinburgh Global Distance Learning  Scholarships:

The University of Edinburgh is another means, that makes scholarship providence to 11 citizens of selected developing countries to pursue one of the numerous distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University.  Each scholarship will cover the full tuition fees of each student over three years.

4. edX Free Online Courses at Premier Universities:

Edx is one of the leading online platform for distance learning. It is a well known learning platform that provides students from any country the opportunity to take free online courses offered by the top or world class Universities around the world.

 The courses offered by each University via Edx  are available to anyone in the world (no matter your origin) who has interest in advancing their own knowledge.

 With the exception of professional education courses, edX courses are free or open to everyone. While some courses have a fee in order to obtain a verified certificate, you can choose to audit the course i.e. enroll in the course without paying a dime, though you won't be given any certificate.

5. Coursera:

Just like Edx, Coursera is another awesome online learning platform. Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

 Currently, they offer or provide courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others.

6. Khan Academy:

Khan Academy is a known not-for-profit online learning platform, with the aim of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for everyone, anywhere.

With a library of over 4,500 videos on every topics from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, Khan Academy will help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

Academic Earth is another online learning platform. They believe everyone deserves access to a world-class education. Currently, the platform offers a comprehensive collection of free online courses from the world’s top universities.

8. Udacity:

Finally, Udacity. Udacity, just like Edx and Coursera is already making its way to the top in terms of distance or online learning. It is a better substitute to Edx and Coursera.

They offer courses ranging from computer science, mathematics, humanities, and so on, and you can choose to pay to get a certificate or enroll for free (that is to audit the course)!

Benefits of enrolling in online courses:

  1. It costs very less than going abroad to enroll in the same course.  In fact, you only pay for just your certificate, if you choose to, after enrolling in any course of your choice. 
  2. You can study at your own pace. 
  3. Increase your  chances of getting employed in Nigeria  by increasing your curriculum Vitae (CV)  with certificates from prestigious universities such as Harvard, MIT, Oxford, or Cambridge.  This helps you gain upper hand while applying for a job, because your employer will think, for instance, that you studied Accounting or Engineering in Harvard University. 
  4. You can study any course of your choice. 
  5. You can choose to un-enroll from any course you think you no longer need, and many more! 

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Location: Nigeria


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