Visiting Scholars

The Covenant University International Visiting Scholar Offer is a momentary appointment that allows non-Nigerians to participate generally in the teaching, scholarly and scientific life of the Covenant community. Each scholar’s stay is also an opportunity for possible research collaborations with members of faculty in the receiving department.

Appointed scholars will teach (between 1-3 weeks) a minimum of 10 hours and a maximum of 16 hours per semester. The Head of the receiving department will assign topics that are relevant to each scholar’s area of expertise. Kindly visit the university website ( for available disciplines and departments at Covenant.

The appointment is eligible for renewal each academic session, but the shortest duration per visit is one week and the longest 2-3weeks.

Also, status as a Covenant University Visiting Scholar is not eligible for benefits other than the following privileges:

  • Return flight ticket (Economy)
  • $80 – $120 (USD) stipend per teaching hour
  • Logistics to and from Lagos Murtala Mohammed Airport
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Designated Office space
  • Library Access

Interested scholars who can visit and teach between November 1 – 30, 2019, Or March 1 – April 30, 2020, can click the link below to apply and also send a relevant CV to and Cc’ with the subject line: IVS – Applicant’s name.

In filling the form, each scholar should highlight the name of at least one scholar at Covenant working on the same or related area of research. During the visit, Covenant expects that scholars will explore possible research collaborations with in-house faculty members.

If you have questions about any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact the Registrar or send an email to

To apply, click here

Das. Swapan Kumar  (CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute)

Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria is one of the world-class universities prompted by drastic improvement in Research, Innovation, Development and cutting edge teaching outlook theme. I observed excellent progress every time I visit. The recent induction of International visiting scholars from different parts of the world is highly appreciable. The students were attentive, intelligent and disciplined. I received a lot of respects and love from the students, faculties and all staff members. The International Office is excellent and they assisted me in all respect. Overall, my 12 days stay at Covenant University has been memorable.