Nexford University X Colad Gray Partnership

Upskill with Nexford

Upskill and equip yourself with quality education. Learn essential business skills and gain an American degree or certification. Get 10% off tuition fees.

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Accelerate with a Colad Gray X Nexford Scholarship

Learn essential business skills, develop your career, gain a US accredited degree and many more! With this scholarship you’ll pay as little as $144/month (program dependant)

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Invest in yourself with Nexford Pathway Program

Invest in yourself with our specially curated shorter-term skill-based Pathway programs, suitable for entry level to senior management — choose the right pathway program for you and access globally recognized certificates within 6 months

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Get practical in-demand business knowledge

Join America’s most innovative university, 100% online. Get a US accredited, in-demand degree, learn practical skills and future-proof yourself!

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Who is the Colad Gray scholarship for?

Are you eligible?

Must be 18 or above

Must be a member of the Colad Gray Community

Have stable internet connection and appropriate device. View full requirements here.

Meet the Admissions requirements for the chosen program at Nexford University

Which Nexford program is right for me?

Capture future opportunities, equip yourself with world class practical education.

Nexford offers programs to help with all stages of your career growth and we have created curriculums adapted to your needs.

  • Build the skills you need and bag an accredited American degree with our World Class MBA Program
  • Master soft skills of the future like critical and creative thinking
  • Upskill yourself and boost your career like thousands of alumni
  • Get Management Essentials and accelerate your journey to becoming the CEO of the future!

Master of Business Administration

Gain the skills to succeed in fast-moving global environments with our 100% online, affordable and accredited master's degree. Get quality education to take you to the next level, completely flexible and designed for you.

Tuition normally costs $275/month, but with our scholarship you will pay $247.5/month!

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Management Essentials

Management Essentials Pathway Program in international business is designed for professionals possessing a bachelor’s degree who seek to accelerate their ability to lead a thriving business. You can stack up course credits for an MBA!

Tuition normally costs $275/month, but with our scholarship you will pay $247.5/month!

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Business Essentials

Designed for entry level professionals, guaranteed to give you an edge and equip you with the right skills to grow your career in any industry.

Tuition normally costs $160/month, but with our scholarship you will pay $144/month!

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Essential Skills

Get equipped with in-demand skills and stay ahead of the curve. Learn data analytics, professional communication and stand out in your organization!

Tuition normally costs $160/month, but with our scholarship you will pay $144/month!

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Hear from other Nexford graduates

Carol Ariyibi, Head of Project Management Office, and Rita Imonikhe, Credit Risk Analyst at Sterling Bank share how a Nexford MBA has benefitted them in their work at Sterling Bank.

As an employer, I would gladly hire anyone who is a graduate of Nexford. If I didn’t believe in it, I wouldn’t send my employees to undergo courses with the school.

Abubakar Suleiman
CEO, Sterling Bank Plc.

Quality higher education is extremely important for young people to enable them to position themselves in a globally competitive world. Institutions like Nexford are really the next-generation of systems available for us to offer more. The only way we can get out of depths of inequality that cut across this continent is to offer opportunities. Nexford is future-focused and mission-driven.

Dr Oby Ezekwesili
Former Nigerian Minister of Education

Scholarship FAQs

  • Must be 18 or above.
  • Must be an employee or member of Colad Gray Community
  • Have internet connection and appropriate device. View requirements
  • Must meet the Admissions requirements for your chosen program at Nexford University
  • Meet all the eligibility requirements above.
  • Complete an online application for your program: Start Application | Nexford University
    You must hold an offer to learn with Nexford to be eligible for the scholarship.
  • Proof of high school or bachelor’s degree graduation depending on program
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • After your application to Nexford University has been processed and admissions offered, you’ll receive a unique code that will reduce your tuition fees by 10%. Enter this code when you enroll.
  • Once admitted, you will need to enroll with the scholarship tuition code provided to you. Make sure you use the code within 30 days of receiving it – otherwise it will expire.
  • Choose your program start date.

The Colad Gray Scholarship is designed for people with big ambitions. That's why we expect you to maintain the average completion time.

Of course, we'll help you stay on track with support, coaching, and mentoring throughout your program.

You can complete any of the pathway programs in 6 months. Please note that your scholarship will run out after 6 months. For the MBA Program you can complete between 12 to 18 months.

Yes! You'll still need to enroll. Once you receive an official email that you've been awarded a scholarship, and that you have been admitted to Nexford University, you must enroll within 30 days using your unique voucher code.

Your scholarship code will expire if not used to enroll within 30 days.

When enrolling, you'll have the opportunity to choose your program start date because we understand learners often need time to make plans before they can start a program.

Nexford's learning experience is unlike any other. Think engaging, interactive online learning that helps you gain the skills you need – fast.

Our online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. It's where you'll take courses, chat with peers, submit assignments, receive feedback, track your grades, and access your faculty's calendars to book one-on-one sessions. It's also where you'll manage your enrollment, add courses, and pay your tuition.

You'll get access to your modules through Canvas, a learning management platform, and you can even take your learning wherever you go with the Canvas mobile app. Module materials include reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes, and relevant case studies. 

Live lectures are done by faculty once every two weeks or more often. Don't worry, these sessions are entirely optional, and you don't have to wait for them to progress in your learning or course — everything you need to complete your projects, assignments, or assessments is available through your modules.

Assessments are weekly, and you must meet assessment and project deadlines to progress seamlessly. We recommend you allocate a minimum of 15-20 hours per week to your learning at your most convenient time to achieve this. If you need additional support, our Learner Success team is available 24/7. They will also help you with transitioning to online studies, creating your study timeline, and goal setting.

Overwhelmed? Don't be! You'll get a full tour of the learning environment during orientation. You're in safe hands with us.

Nexford is 100% online, with a headquarters in Washington DC. We have no campus. Having a Nexford campus would increase our costs and, therefore, we would need to raise your tuition. Our learners are our main concern. We keep our operating costs low by being a 100% online, next-generation university. This way, we don’t need to maintain expensive classroom buildings, a campus you don’t need and other expensive add-ons.

Pathway Program FAQs

Each program has different admission requirements.

Check the admission requirement carefully for your chosen program.

If you’d like your individual case to be reviewed, please contact our admissions team at

Yes you can! With any of the pathway programs, you are halfway through completing an MBA or BBA degree at Nexford. Upon completion of either pathway program, simply send an email to to let them know you wish to continue to a degree program with the credits earned from your certificate. Please note admission requirements for full degree may differ from the requirements for your pathway program.

Yes, there’s a one-off application fee. It costs $30.

Enroll as soon as possible. You need to enroll within 30 days of receiving your scholarship and voucher code, otherwise, your scholarship will expire. When enrolling, you can choose when you take your first course. Nexford programs start on the first of each month, we don’t have term times.

Our mission is to make high-quality education accessible and affordable. You pay monthly tuition and don’t need to pay everything upfront. When you enroll, you’ll be asked to set up your tuition payments. With this scholarship, you can pay your tuition monthly, quarterly, or annually. You can also pay in local Naira through our payment partners — or in USD via Nexford.

When you enroll, you’ll choose to pay monthly, or in two - or six-monthly instalments. Pay your first month, two or six months upfront, and we'll set up a direct debit for the same time period. You can also pay in local Naira through our payment partners — or in USD via Nexford.

We'll send you a reminder before your payment date, so you know it's coming. You'll also get a confirmation email when we receive your payment.

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Yes! We know that graduation is a time to celebrate your success with your friends, family and loved ones. Start now and graduate at our next graduation ceremonies (date TBC) — either close to home, or travel to the US.

Contact us FAQs

If you're ready to join our global community of next-generation learners, then contact our application specialists team today!

Contact us on:

You can! Access our learner & alumni chat page to connect with learners & alumni from Nigeria and other markets — and chat with them 1-2-1! Alternatively, to speak with our Nigeria team, contact