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2020/2021 Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship at Federal Scholarship Board

The Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship at Federal Scholarship Board – The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu calls on interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2020/2021 Nomination Computer Based Test (CBT) for the Federal Government Scholarship Awards for the Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship.

The Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship are of two categories:

  • 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 PhD) in all fields.

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  •  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 and Mathematics. 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
  • 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 N.Y.S.C. Programme and the age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
    1. N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are  accepted; and
    2. Evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.

All Applicants are to note:

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

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.

How to Apply

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 Notice:  During the application, candidates are expected to indicate the following:

  • Candidates are advised to choose Computer Based Test Centre (CBT) very close to them ;
  • Choice of programme preferred in order of priority (i.e. Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA)
  • and Nigerian Award;
  • The registration portal will be closed on Friday 6th December 2019 by 11:59 PM

Offical Phone Number and Emails

  • Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA): 08077884417/09094268637
  • Nigerian Award: 08077884418/08091155229
  • fsb@education.gov.ng
  • For further Technical/Apps inquires please call: 08055581004
  • Candidates are advised to choose a Centre very close to them


For more information and application see Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship at Federal Scholarship Board.

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