Scholarship Scheme for Graduates And Students of ICAN-Accredited Tertiary Institutions

Course(s) Offered: Accounting/Accountancy
Course Level: Students, Graduate
Provider: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
Country to Study in: Nigeria

Scholarship Description
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, has put in place a strategy which will make accountancy profession more attractive to the brightest youths from any academic discipline by introducing a scholarship scheme.

The ICAN Scholarship Scheme for Graduates And Students is for outstanding students at any ICAN-accredited institutions of learning.
You must be an outstanding student to benefit from this scholarship scheme.

You must be a student of an institution whose Accounting/Accountancy programmes have already been accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

Eligible groups
Citizens of Nigeria

Participating Institutions
All ICAN-Accredited Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria

Fields of study
All ICAN-Accredited courses in Accounting / Accountancy

Number of awards
Not specified, but 3 different categories of award are granted every year

Scholarship benefits
The scholarship shall cover examination fees and provision of study packs and shall subsist as long as the student does not completely fail any level of the examination.

Categories of Scholarship:
1.) Diamond
The Diamond Scholarship is for first class/distinction graduates of ICAN-Accredited Institutions, irrespective of the discipline or course of study to write the Professional Examinations of the Institute.

2.) Gold
The Gold scholarship is for the Best Graduating Student of an ICAN accredited Accounting/Accountancy programme for professional examinational level.

3.) Silver
The Silver Scholarship is for the BEST STUDENT in year one of any ICAN-accredited Accounting/Accountancy programme in tertiary institutions to write the Accounting Technicians Scheme for West Africa (ATSWA) Examination.

Method of Application
If you are eligible, then you can apply to this scholarship award. To apply, you need to obtain additional information from ICAN. Please contact :

Folake Olawuyi on 08037033930; Fadare, S.O on 08023264451; or Imianvan Rufina on 08035050981.


No deadline date has been announced for this award, as awards are granted on a rolling basis. Please contact the sponsors.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) was established by the Nigerian Act of Parliament No. 15 of 1 September 1965. ICAN is a professional accountancy body in Nigeria.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) is one of the two professional accountancy associations with regulatory authority in Nigeria, the other being the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN). The relationship between the two organizations has been tense. In 2007 ICAN attempted to have the bill establishing ANAN declared void.

Application Deadline: Rolling
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Nigerians) – See more at: