Applications are invited from suitably qualified Nigerians for the FG Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarships 2020 For Undergraduates. Details about the Bilateral Scholarship 2020 and how to apply is available below.
The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites interested
and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2020/2021 Nomination Computer Based Test (CBT) for the Federal Government Scholarship Awards for:
A. BILATERAL EDUCATION AGREEMENT (BEA)
i) Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary,
Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Japan, Macedonia; and
ii) Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, e.t.c.
2.0 All qualified candidates are advised to:
a. Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website www.education.gov.ng and click on
Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page:
b. Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online.
c. Print the Examination slip.
NOTE/Warning: Double Entries will be disqualified!
3.0 FIELDS OF STUDY
a. Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), etc.; and
b. Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and PhD) in all fields.
4.0 CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY
A. UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must
possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secondary
School Certificates, WASSCE/WAEC (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their fields of
study including English Language anMathematics. Certificates should not be more than two (2) years old (2018 & 2019) for Non-African Countries and for African countries, the age of certificate is one year (2019) only. Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.
B. POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must
hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd
Class Upper Division. The applicants who are
previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have acquired at least two (2) years post qualification experience or employment practice in Nigeria. All applicants must have completed the N.Y.S.C. Programme and the age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
i) N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted; and
ii) Evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.
GENERAL NOTE FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
i) Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one-year foreign Language course of the Country of choice which will be the
standard medium of instruction;
ii) Japan applicants must have a solid background in further mathematics;
iii) The required certificate for candidates applying for Bachelor in Imamat, Quran Teaching
Professor and Imam Preacher Training for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria is WASSCE/WAEC, and no other certificate is accepted;
iv) All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of study in order of
preference, and must visit the website: www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu which will hopefully be opened between October and November 2019 and ;
>>Complete the application form online.
>>Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to 2.0 above.
v) All applicants for Russian Postgraduate Scholarship must have acquired their 1st Degree in
vi) All Applicants to upload their certificates online;
viii) The duration for Serbian undergraduate scholarship is Eight (8) years general courses and
Nine (9) years for Medicine and postgraduate studies, 3-4years for MSC and 5-6years for PhD.
NB: Candidates nominated by the Board will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship
Board the following:
i) Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
ii) Data page of the current International passport;
iii) Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals;
iv) National Identification Number (NIN)
v) Police Clearance Certificate where necessary.
B. NIGERIA AWARD SCHOLARSHIP (NA) 2020/2021 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TENABLE IN NIGERIA TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS FOR NA THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR NIGERIAN AWARD IS AS FOLLOWS:
>> Applicants for Postgraduate studies should possess a minimum of first degree with Second
Class Honours Upper Division. Applicant must be registered Full-Time students of Federal
or State Universities.
>>All other applicants (UG, HND & NCE) must be registered full-time students in their second
year or above in Federal or State Universities, Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges of
Education. All undergraduate Scholarship applicants (Physically challenged inclusive) must
have at least 4.0 Cumulative Grade Points Aggregate (CGPA) on a five (5) point scale or
its equivalents or 5.0 on a 7 point scale.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: NA
>> The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria and takes effect from the beginning of the academic
>> It shall not be held at the same time with another Award nor for part-time studies.
>> Change of course or Institution is not allowed.
>> The Scholarship award is to assist the scholar in the payment of:
i. Institutional charges and fees and
ii. For Personal maintenance.
COURSES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS
A. Science and Technology
B. Medicine and Para-medicals
E. Liberal Arts/Social/Management Sciences
F. Entrepreneural Studies,
H. Environmental Sciences
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Application forms are to be completed online as follows:
- Complete form online
- Submit and Print a copy
- Attach Photocopy of the following documents to the Printed Copy
i. Letter of Admission to the Institution.
ii. Current Course Registration Form.
iii. CGPA results of year 1, 2, 3, etc.
iv. Current School’s Identity Card.
v. Letter of Identification from your State/Local Government.
vi. Two (2) passport size photographs with your name written at the back and duly
signed by you.
During the application, candidates are expected to
indicate the following:
i) Candidates are advised to choose Computer Based Test Centre (CBT) very close to
ii) Choice of programme preferred in order of priority (i.e. Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA)
and Nigerian Award.
iii) The registration portal will be closed on Friday 6th December 2019 by 11:59 PM.
OFFICIAL PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL
i. Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA): 08077884417/09094268637.
ii. Nigerian Award: 08077884418/08091155229.
For furtherTechnical/Apps inquires please call: 08055581004
Candidates are advised to choose a Centre very close to them.
TIME: 9.00 A.M DAILY
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PARTICULAR APPLICATION DOES NOT ATTRACT ANY
PROCESSING FEE. THEREFORE, BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS!
ARC SONNY T. ECHONO, fnia
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION