2017/2018 Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to study Overseas.

The Federal Scholarship Board by the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria is now offering the 2017/2018 Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to study Overseas.

Application Deadline: The 2017/2018 BEA interviews are between Monday 13th February – Thursday 16th February 2017 across the six geopolitical zones. Candidates are advised to apply online before these dates.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

To be taken at (country): Russia, China, Morocco, Turkey, Algeria, Romania, Serbia, Japan, Ukraine, Cuba, Greece, Czech Republic, Syria, Macedonia, Mexico, Egypt, Tunisia etc.

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 2017/2018 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for: Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, 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.

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 (2015 & 2016). 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.

• Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one year foreign languare of the country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction; and
• All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship must
visit the website: www.stipendumhungaricum.hu.

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 Kasu Main
Mon 13th Feb: Sokoto and Zamfara states
Tues 14th Feb: Kano and Kebbi states
Wed 15th Feb: Jigawa and Katsina states
Thurs 16th Feb: Kaduna state

North East: Location of interview is FGGC Jalingo,
Taraba State
Mon 13th Feb: Borno and Yobe states
Tues 14th Feb: Bauchi and Gombe states
Wed 15th Feb: Adamawa state
Thurs 16th Feb: Taraba state

North Central: Crowther Memorial College, Lokoja
Kogi state
Mon 13th Feb: Benue state and FCT
Tues 14th Feb: Niger and Plateau states
Wed 15th Feb: Nasarawa and Kwara state
Thurs 16th Feb: Kogi state

South West: School of Science, Okebola, Ibadan,
Oyo state
Mon 13th Feb: Osun and Ondo states
Tues 14th Feb: Lagos and Ogun states
Wed 15th Feb: Ekiti state
Thurs 16th Feb: Oyo state

South South: Federal COE Tech Permanent Site
along Asaba-Ibusa rd., Asaba, Delta state
Mon 13th Feb: Cross River and Rivers states
Tues 14th Feb: Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa states
Wed 15th Feb: Edo state
Thurs 16th Feb: Delta state

South East: Law Faculty, Ebonyi State University,
Ebonyi state
Mon 13th Feb: Anambra state
Tues 14th Feb: Imo state
Wed 15th Feb: Abia and Enugu states
Thurs 16th Feb: Ebonyi 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
Two sets of Photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonials of previous schools attended with the originals for sighting;
One certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June only; • Statement of results must be confirmed by WAEC and forwarded to the Director/Secretary, Federal Scholarship Board, Abuja; Two copies of Birth certificate State of Origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;
Four (4) passport sized coloured photographs
on white background; Academic transcripts and NYSC 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:
Photocopies of Authenticated academic
Data page of current International passport,
Specified Medical Reports & Police clearance
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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