Study at home, access the world with MTN Nigeria

Enroll on a degree or certificate program with Nexford by August 23 and get 45GB mobile data over six months at no cost to you - powered by MTN sponsored data.

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Get 7.5GB/month for six months when you enroll on a degree or certificate program with Nexford.

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Explore the world at your fingertips

Stay online with Nexford and MTN, Nigeria’s largest mobile telecommunications network. Never stop learning: it’s our mission to break down barriers for people all over the world who want to invest in their future. Right now, that’s more important than ever.

Thanks to the internet, being locked down at home can unlock the world outside. With sponsored data from MTN at no charge, get a prestigious American degree or certificate without leaving your home. Watch Nexford’s Nigeria country manager discuss the opportunities for online learning in Nigeria.

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Learn skills that employers want, 100% online

At Nexford, you will learn essential business skills to set you apart. During uncertainty, there is no better time to invest in your education and get the skills that employers are looking for. Join Nexford to:

  • Future-proof your skillset with specialisms such as AI or Digital Transformation
  • Learn from faculty who have real-life business experience
  • Network and collaborate with peers from over 50+ countries

For graduates, elevate your leadership and management skills with our MBA program. For entry-level, learn essential business skills with our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program or get a quick start with our Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business undergraduate degree. Or give online learning a go and sign up for a certificate, which takes just 6-8 months to complete.

Quality you can count on

MTN and Nexford University are combining the power of data and education to break down barriers to learning. With data, a device, and an internet connection, anyone, anywhere, can access a world-class education.

Nexford is a licensed, degree-granting institution of higher education, by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission. It's accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities, an independent body providing accreditation services for independent, further and higher education colleges. Some of Nexford's courses are recognized by Quality Matters for a commitment to quality assurance.

How to get your mobile data

Mobile data for new Nexford learners

When you enroll in any of Nexford’s degree or certificate programs, you unlock 7.5GB/month of data powered by MTN for six months, making your online learning experience even smoother.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this deal, you must:

  • Be a new Nexford learner in Nigeria enrolling from May 7 to August 23
  • Want to study a certificate, AAS in Business, BBA or an MBA online
  • You don’t have to be an MTN customer, but the data does have to be activated on an MTN number. That means you can share it with a friend or family member who is an MTN customer
  • For certificates: you can directly enroll with no admission requirements
  • For degree programs: meet Nexford's degree program admission criteria
  • For an MBA, you must not have a prior BBA
  • For a BBA, you must not have a prior BBA

How to apply

Here’s how to start learning with Nexford and unlock your data with MTN:

  1. Register your interest and sign up for the deal so we know who you are. We’ll send you more details
  2. Apply to Nexford and pay a one-off $20 application fee
  3. Wait for your Nexford admission decision. You’ll receive a response from Nexford within seven days
  4. If you’re accepted onto a Nexford program, you’ll need to enroll, pay for your tuition and choose your start date
  5. Once you’ve done that, you’ll get an MTN activation code at least 2 days before you start your first course
  6. Your code will last for one month. At the start of each new month, you’ll get a new code

FAQs

When do I have to enroll to access this deal?

You don’t have to start right away - enroll by August 23 to access your complimentary mobile data, and choose to start later. Our programs start on the first of every month so you can choose to begin your degree or certificate up to 3 months in advance.

How do I activate my data?

You will receive an email from Nexford including your activation codes at least 2 days before you start your first course. You will receive 2 separate codes to activate a 4.5GB and 3GB data bundle for the month.

To activate your complimentary data, you must call *131# using an MTN SIM and follow the instructions detailed here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at nigeria@nexford.org.

I’m not an MTN customer, is that a problem?

Not at all. You don’t have to be an MTN customer, but the data does have to be activated on an MTN number. That means you can port your line to MTN service when MTN stores are open, or share it with a friend or a family member who is an MTN customer.

To get started simply complete the form on this page, apply to Nexford and wait for your Nexford admission decision. You’ll receive a response from Nexford within seven days. If you’re accepted onto a Nexford program, you’ll need to enroll, pay for your tuition and choose your start date. Once you’ve done that, you’ll get an MTN activation code at least 2 days before you start your first course. Your code will last for one month.

At the start of each new month, you’ll get a new code. This code is important! You can pass this onto a family member or friend who is already part of MTN’s network.

I don’t need data. Can I get money off my degree instead?

No, this deal isn't exchangeable for money.

What if I don’t use all my data one month?

Unfortunately, unused data does not roll over to the next month.

What if there’s a problem using my data?

This is unlikely, but if it happens you can contact our dedicated MTN support contact: Helen Wilcox Helen.Wilcox@mtn.com 

Is 7.5GB enough to last the whole month?

That depends on how you use your data! We’ve found that 7.5GB is enough for surfing the web, and it would certainly be enough for studying at Nexford. However, 7.5GB wouldn’t be enough for you to stream music or movies.

I'm a current learner, can I apply?

You must be a new learner enrolling from May 7 to August 23 to apply for this deal.

If you're a current learner, you can receive a complimentary one-time bundle too! Please email nigeria@nexford.org to find out more.

What if I get behind on my studies?

The data is there to help you study. So if you stop studying your data allowance stops, too. Of course, we'll help you stay on track with support, coaching and mentoring throughout your program. Whatever happens, speak to your success advisor first.