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Federal Government Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Scheme for BSc, MSc and PhD Studies and the Nigerian Scholarship Awards 2020/2021; Updated

Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Scheme; The Federal Scholarship Board by the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria is now offering the 2021 Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to study abroad


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.


Eligibility criteria

For Undergraduate Scholarship:

  1. 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.
  2. Certificates should not be more than Two (2) years old (2017 & 2018).
  3. Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.

For Postgraduate Scholarship:

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



Eligible Countries

Below are the countries candidates can apply under;

i)   Undergraduate  (UG)  studies  tenable  in  Russia,  Morocco,   Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Ukraine, Japan, 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.



The Following will be required in the application process;

  1. Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
  2. Data page of current International passport,;
  3. Specified Medical Reports from Government Hospitals; and
  4. Police clearance certificate where.





 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.

 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.

A. Science and Technology
B. Medicine and Para-medicals
C. Education
D. Agriculture
E. Liberal Arts/Social/Management Sciences
F. Entrepreneural Studies,
H. Environmental Sciences
I. Law

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.


General Notes

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,
 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.



Scholarship Summary

Sponsored by: Federal Government of Nigeria

Funding: Fully Funded

Host Country: Listed Above

Eligible Nationality: Nigerians

Degree Level: BSc, MSc and PhD

Closing Date: December 2020

Application Link: https://education.gov.ng/fsb/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FEDERAL-SCHOLARSHIP-BOARD-ADVERT-2020-2021-BEA-NA.pdf

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  1. I m highly need to get this offer

  2. Am interested by my waec is more than 2years old wish I can be considered

  3. I’m really interested with this prestijure schoolarship with my Bsc.career I hope my application will be taking in to consideration

  4. Am interested by neco is longer than 1year old need to get be considered.

  5. No.59.Katsina road funtua local government katsina state

  6. I really interested to have this scholarship for the purpose of acquiring knowledge,in order to build and develop our nation,and also develop our people, society, our cities and including our villages at all

  7. Can NECO result be used instead of WAEC

  8. I will be a lucky man ever, if i can get this offer. But my waec/neco are above two years, please consideration sir

  9. Am will so glad if my Application is considered. Thank you

  10. I pray i will be previledge to be among the lucky ones !

  11. I have BSC in public administration,I will be great full if my request is given a due consideration.thank you

  12. Me too ambreally interested to be with you in oder to get admission

  13. Imrana dayyabu sani

    Very interested offer! i wish to be among the students those are eligible for this great offer, but the problem with me is i only have NBAIS not neco/waec.

    Now i have a national certificate of education (N.C.E), is it possible for me to join the offer using my n.c.e certificate?

    I graduated from N.C.E in 2018, and now my result is in my hand, further more it is above 10 points.

    i will really appreciate this wonderful offer if i become a successful applicant.


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