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CBN TIES Undergraduate and Graduate Grant (500M) – Apply Here

Coming to our ears is a new CBN grant that is aimed to promote new jobs for students, to learn more. See below

by Eniola Samuel
TIES Undergraduate and Graduate Grant

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is offering grants of up to N500M using the TIES Undergraduate and Graduate Grant in an effort to lift millions of Nigerians from poverty and unemployment.

Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Program (TIES)

TIES works in partnership with universities and polytechnics in Nigeria to unleash the potential of graduates’ entrepreneurs (grad-preneurs).

The Scheme is intended to change the mindset of undergraduates and graduate students from pursuing white-collar jobs to a new system of entrepreneurship development and economic development.

Read Also: National Youth Empowerment Fund Application Form 2021/2022 Is Out 

This scheme aims to create new financing models that support economic growth, promote the entrepreneurship ecosystem and provide more jobs.

The entire process’s aim is to make new jobs readily available for graduates and to reduce the rate of unemployment which equally reduces the poverty level in the country.


Grants- TIES Undergraduate and Graduate Grant (up To N150 Million)

The top five (5) Nigerian polytechnics and universities with the best entrepreneurial ideas or pitches shall be awarded as shown below:

First place – N150.0 million

Second place – N120.0 million

Third place – N100.0 million

Fourth place – N80.0 million

Fifth place – N50.0 million

The grants shall be in the following areas:

Science and technology

Creative industry

Information technology


Eligibility for the TIES Undergraduate and Graduate Grant

To be eligible for participation in the CBN TIES Undergraduate and Graduate Grant (N500m), a graduate or undergraduate must meet the following requirements in order to receive the proposed grant.

Applicants must hold a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Certificate (Discharge or Exemption letter)

As evidence of entrepreneurship training, you must have a certificate from a university or polytechnic.

Applicants must be graduates of Nigerian universities or polytechnics

Must not be more than 7 years of post-NYSC

Must hold a First Degree Certificate (BSc, HND, or it is equivalent)

How to Apply for TIES Undergraduate and Graduate Grant (up To N150 Million)

To apply for the CBN TIES Grant, you are to visit the dedicated portal for the process.

The portal has been set up and available for registration at www.cbnties.com.ng

After registration, you can view the remaining CBN TIES Undergraduate and Graduate Grant program by downloading the guidelines PDF below.

Download File above

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Ahmed rabiyat December 17, 2021 - 2:23 pm

This is Good, Happy to hear this.

Yerima Gideon February 8, 2022 - 2:29 am

I need help with the loan.

Aziizi musa March 18, 2022 - 12:23 pm

Is the application still on? I would love to apply.

Jean Paul Ukizuru May 1, 2022 - 3:10 am

I am happy that this programme exists, it is a privilege to benefit from it.


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