Application Guidelines

Helpful information on how to apply for the Teach For Nigeria Fellowship

How you apply for the Fellowship greatly determines your success during the selection process. It’s important that you dedicate time to prepare adequately, in order to put in a strong application that would set you apart.

Bear in mind that your application will be reviewed by a team of trained assessors who would also be reviewing thousands of applications from other candidates. To help you avoid common mistakes/errors, as well as guide you through how you can successfully apply, please read through the application tips below.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Fill out the eligibility form with your correct details; enter your email address correctly to avoid any errors. Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements are sent an email about the next step of the application. To be sure you are eligible, Kindly read the eligibility criteria below.
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors’ Degree.
  • Must have completed NYSC (or should have completed it by July)
  • Must be below 35 years
  • Must be a Nigerian
  • Minimum of a second class upper (only exceptional 2:2 degree holders would be considered).

Application Tips:

  • Read the application instructions carefully before you begin.
  • Teach For Nigeria is looking for individuals who are able to demonstrate their leadership potentials during the application. As a result, you will be asked to write 3 essays describing your leadership experience, motivation and your long term goals. We advise you to use the STAR approach (Situation, Task, Action and Result) to answer the application essays.
  • This part requires you to reflect on your past experiences and future goals. We advise you to take your time and carefully proofread your essays.
  • Describe your personal achievements over the years.
  • Share your volunteer and job experiences.
  • Upload your original certificates of your credentials: Bachelor’s degree certificate (only statement of results from 2018 would be considered), S.S.C.E (WAEC, NECO or NABTEB), NYSC and Birth Certificate.
  • Proofread your application to avoid grammatical errors.
  • “Do not exaggerate your achievements”: Never lie on your application form. If you do, you are likely to be caught during the selection process.
  • Applicants who scale through the registration and application stages would be invited for an online aptitude test.

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