federal government scholarship are open apply now. The Federal Scholarship Board by the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria is now offering the 2020 Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to study Overseas.

Application Deadline: The BEA interviews are between Monday 19th February – Thursday 22nd February 2020 across the six geopolitical zones. Candidates are advised to apply online before these dates.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

Accepted Subject Areas?

  • Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), etc; and
  • Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D.) in all fields.

About the Federal Scholarship: The Honourable Minister of Education, is hereby inviting interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2020/2020 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for:

  • Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia; and
  • 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

Type: The Awards are for Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) studies.

federal government scholarship Eligibility Criteria

• Undergraduate Scholarship:

  • All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secoundary School Certificate, WAEC (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their fields of study including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Certificates should not be more than Two (2) years old (2020 & 2020).
  • Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.

• Postgraduate Scholarship:

  • All applicants must hold a First Degree with at least 2nd Class Upper Division.
  • The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have completed at least two (2) years post qualification or employment practice in Nigeria.
  • All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C.
  • Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
  • Evidence of readiness to be released by the employer.

• Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one-year foreign language of the country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction; and

• All applicants for the Hungarian Scholarship must visit the website: www.stipendumhungaricum.hu. before 15th February 2020.
• Complete the application form online
• Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to 2.0 above.

Number of Scholarships: Several

What are the benefits? The participating countries are responsible for the tuition and accommodation, while Nigeria government takes care of supplement, warm clothing, health insurance, research grant where applicable and take off.

How long will sponsorship last? The duration of the scholarship offer ranges from 4- 9 years depending on the level of study and the country.

Interview Dates and Zones (Venues):

North West: Location of interview is Federal Polytechnic, Kebbi

  • Mon 19th Feb: Kano and Jigawa states
  • Tues 20th Feb: Kaduna and Katsina states
  • Wed 21st Feb: Sokoto and Zamfara states
  • Thurs 22nd Feb: Kebbi state

North East: Location of interview is Govt Girls’ Sec Schl, Damaturu

  • Mon 19th Feb: Taraba and Adamawa states
  • Tues 20th Feb: Bauchi and Gombe states
  • Wed 21st Feb: Borno state
  • Thurs 22nd Feb: Yobe state

North Central: FGBC Apo, FCT

  • Mon 19th Feb: Kogi and Kwara states
  • Tues 20th Feb: Benue and Plateau states
  • Wed 21st Feb: Nassarawa and Niger states
  • Thurs 22nd Feb: FCT

South West: FSTC Yaba, Lagos

  • Mon 19th Feb: Ondo and Osun states
  • Tues 20th Feb: Oyo and Ogun states
  • Wed 21st Feb: Ekiti state
  • Thurs 22nd Feb: Lagos

South South: BDGS, Bayelsa, Yenogoa

  • Mon 19th Feb: Cross River and River states
  • Tues 20th Feb: Akwaibom and Edo states
  • Wed 21st Feb: Delta state
  • Thurs 22nd Feb: Bayelsa state

South East: FGGC Owerri, Imo state

  • Mon 19th Feb: Abia and Enugu state
  • Tues 20th Feb: Anambra state
  • Wed 21st Feb: Ebonyi state
  • Thurs 22nd Feb: Imo state

What to bring to Interview: All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for their respective Zones of origin for proper identification. Two sets of the Printed, Completed application forms are usually submitted at the various interview centres with the following attachments:

  • Two sets of Photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonials of previous schools attended with the originals for sighting;
  • Only ONE certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June only for undergraduate applicants;
  • Two copies of Birth certificate  from National Population Commission;
  • State of Origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;
  • Four (4) passport sized coloured photographs on white background;
  • Academic transcripts and NYSC discharge or Exemption certificates will be required from applicants for Postgraduate Studies.

How to Apply: Candidates nominated and finally selected by the awarding BEA countries will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following:

  • Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
  • Data page of current International passport, and
  • Specified Medical Reports &
  • Police clearance certificate where necessary.

Visit the scholarship webpage for details

Sponsors: The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry Of Education, through the Federal Scholarship Board (FSB), Plot 245 Samuel Ademulegun Street Central Business District, Abuja

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