Federal Ministry of Education 2014 / 2015 Undergraduate Scholarship Awards

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13 Feb, 2014

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Graduate Jobs in Nigeria, Scholarships in Nigeria

Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Awards are scholarship awards made to eligible Nigerian youths after due process by development partners who have entered into Bilateral Educational agreement with Nigeria. These offers could be at the Undergraduate or Post Graduate or both levels as the case may be.  The duration of the scholarship offer ranges from 4- 9 years depending on the level of study and the country.

Federal Ministry of Education 2014 / 2015 Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Postgraduate & Undergraduate Scholarship Awards 

Federal Ministry of Education – The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Chief (Barr.) Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, is hereby inviting interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2014/2015 Nomination interview for Bilateral education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for:

Undergraduate (UG) studies
 tenable in Russia, Cuba, Morocco, Algeria, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Egypt, Japan, Serbia, Macedonia 

Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia, China, Turkey, Japan, Serbia, Mexico, etc. Criteria for eligibility

Undergraduate Scholarship

  •  All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & .Bs) in the Senior Secondary School Certificate, WAEC or NECO (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their field of study including English language and Mathematics.
  • Certificates should not be more than Two (2) years old (2012 or 2013)
  • Age limit is 22 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.
  • A knowledge of the Foreign language of the donor country is desired particularly for those applying for Russian Award.
  • All applicants must have completed NYSCE.
  • Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.

Note: (For all Applicants): Knowledge of the language of the country of choice is an added advantage.

Fields Of Study

  • Undergraduate Level: Medicine, Engineering. Geology, Agriculture, sciences, Mathematics. Languages, Environmental sciences. Sports. Law, Social Sciences, etc.
  • Postgraduate Level (Masters Degree and PhD):  in all fields

Note: In Bilateral Educational Agreement countries, Awardees study the language of the country in their first Year and this constitutes the language of instruction throughout their study. It is pertinent to state that performance in the language course determines the continuation of the course of study for which the award has been made.

BEA Countries 
Some of the BEA countries at present include  the following; Russia, China, Morocco, Turkey, Algeria, Romania, Serbia, Japan, Ukraine, Cuba, Greece, Czech Republic, Syria, Macedonia, Mexico, Egypt, Tunisia etc.

These countries are responsible for the tuition and accommodation, while Nigeria government takes care of the following:

  • $500 monthly for supplementation
  • $250 yearly for warm clothing
  • $200 yearly for Health Insurance
  • $500 yearly for medical scholars only
  • $1000 for PG research grant yearly were applicable
  • N100,000 – Take off for PG scholars were applicable
  • N60,000 – Take off for UG scholars were applicable

Application Closing Date
23rd March, 2014

Method Of Application
All qualified candidates are advised to:

  • Visit www.fsb.gov.ng
  • Click on the Application Center
  • Click BEA in the Application Center
  • Proceed to complete the form online and submit
  • Then print the completed Application Form
  • Submit two copies at the venue of the interview as scheduled (find attached Time table)


  • Double entry would be disqualified

Venue Of Interview
All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues nearest to them as scheduled for their respective states of origin.

  • Two sets of completed application forms should be submitted at the various interview centers with the following attachments:
  • Two authenticated photocopies of educational certificates and testimonial
  • Only one certificate will be accepted i.e WAEC or NECO (May/June) only.
  • Statement of results must he confirmed by WAEC or NECO and forwarded to the Director/Secretary. Federal Scholarship Board, Abuja.
  • Two copies of Birth Certificate
  • State of Origin certificate duly signed, stamped and dated.
  • Eight (8) passport sized coloured photographs on white background
  • Data page of current International Passport. and
  • Academic transcripts and NYSC certificates will be required from applicants for postgraduate studies.
  • Original Documents should be presented at the interview venues for sighting.

2014/2014 BEA Interview Venues and Dates From March 24th To 28th March, 2014

S/N Zone/Venue Monday
March 24th
March 25th
March 26th
March 27th
March 28th
1 North West/ FGC Sokoto Kano & Kaduna State Kebbi & Jigawa State Zamfara & Katsina State Sokoto State Collation of Result
2 North East/Gombe Borno & Yobe State Adamawa & Taraba State Bauchi State Gombe State Collation of Result
3 North Central/FGC Minna Benue & Kogi State Plateau State & FCT Kwara & Nasarawa State Niger State Collation of Result
4 South West/Osun Lagos & Ondo State Oyo & Ekiti State Ogun State Osun State Collation of Result
5 South South/FGGC Benin Delta State Cross River & Bayelsa State Akwa-Ibom & Rivers State Edo State Collation of Result
6 South East/FGGC Umuahia Enugu & Ebonyi State Imo State Anambra State Abia State Collation of Result

Applicants are strongly advised to attend the interview at their zones of origin.

NB: 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
  • Medical certificate of Fitness including HIV/AIDS,Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B free certificates and chest x-ray from a Teaching Hospital, General Hospital or National Hospital. Abuja, or any Hospital as designated by the awarding country.
  • Police clearance certificate with finger prints (on request)

TIME: 9.00 a.m. daily

Permanent Secretary
Federal Ministry of Education

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