The Federal Bilateral Education Scholarship Awards offer a chance for eligible and interested Nigerians to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies overseas.
The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Prof. Tahir Mamman OON, SAN, hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2024/2025 Federal Government Scholarship Awards for Bilaterral Education Agreement (BEA).
Federal Bilateral Education Scholarship Details:
The Federal Bilateral Education Scholarship (BEA) by the Ministry of Education for interested and qualified Nigerians are detailed as follows:
Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Hungary, Egypt and Algeria;
Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Romania.
Fields of Study:
Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), Pilot Engineering, Neurologist and
Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and PhD) in all fields.
General note to all applicants:
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;
All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of study in order of preference, and must visit the website which was opened Middle November to close 16th January, 2024.
Complete the application form online
All applicants for Russia should visit the website which is opened.
All applicants for Russian Postgraduate Scholarship must have acquired their 1st Degree in Russia.
All documents to be uploaded on the Russian Application portal and must be properly scanned in PDF format.
All Applicants to upload the required certificates online.
Eligibility Requirements for 2024 Federal Bilateral Education Scholarship
To be considered for the Federal Bilateral Education Scholarship:
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Seven (7) 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 (2022 & 2023) for Non-African Countries and for African countries the age of certificate is one year (2023) only. Age limit is from 17 to 20 year.
POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd Class Upper Division.
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.
N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted.
Evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.
Benefits of 2024 Federal Bilateral Education Scholarship
The Scholarship duration depends on the degree of choice and it is a fully funded opportunity for qualified Nigerians.
Required Documents for Federal Bilateral Education Scholarship
All Applicants to upload the following certificates online;
UNDERGRADUATE (UG): WAEC/WASSCE & NIN Slip
Undergraduate (UG) Studies:
The path to undergraduate studies demands excellence and dedication. Aspiring scholars must showcase a commendable minimum qualification of Seven (7) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secondary School Certificates, WASSCE/WAEC (May/June). These distinctions should align specifically with subjects relevant to their intended fields of study, encompassing vital subjects like English Language and Mathematics. To ensure relevance, certificates must not exceed two (2) years for Non-African Countries and one year (2023) for African countries. An age bracket of 17 to 20 years is set for eligibility.
POSTGRADUATE (PG): 1st Degree Certificate, NIN Slip & NYSC discharge or exemption Certificate.
Postgraduate (PG) Studies:
The journey towards a postgraduate degree demands academic prowess and a solid foundation. Applicants must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd Class Upper Division. The completion of the N.Y.S.C. Programme is a prerequisite, alongside an age limit of 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D. aspirants. Essential documentation includes N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates and evidence showcasing readiness for release by an employer.
NB: Candidates nominated by the Board will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following:
Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
- Data page of the current International passport;
- Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals;
- Birth Certificate & Indigene letter.
- Police Clearance Certificate where necessary.
How To Apply for the Scholarship
1. Undergraduate Application Process:
– Navigate to the Federal Ministry of Education’s website and access the dedicated online application form.
– Ensure the submission of crucial certificates, including WAEC/WASSCE & NIN Slip, aligning with the specified guidelines.
2. Postgraduate Application Process:
– Complete the designated online application form on the Federal Ministry of Education’s website, adhering meticulously to the provided instructions.
– Essential documents such as 1st Degree Certificate, NIN Slip & NYSC discharge or exemption Certificate must be meticulously uploaded as part of the application process
How to Apply for Federal Bilateral Education Scholarship (Step by Step)
All qualified candidates are advised to:
- Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website and click on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page
- Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online
- Print the completed Application Form
OFFICIAL PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL: 08077884417 / 08023297547
CLICK HERE TO APPLY
Deadline: January 5, 2024.
To seize this remarkable opportunity, applicants must submit their applications for the 2024 Federal Bilateral Education Scholarship Awards by January 5, 2024. The stipulated deadline ensures a fair and thorough consideration process for all aspiring scholars.
Additional Information about the Scholarship
The Federal Bilateral Education Scholarship (BEA) necessitates a comprehensive understanding of the unique requirements associated with the chosen country of study. As these countries function in non-English languages, candidates are expected to undertake a mandatory one-year foreign Language course, establishing proficiency in the standard medium of instruction. It’s imperative to note that Russian Postgraduate applicants should have acquired their 1st Degree in Russia, and all requisite documents must be meticulously scanned in PDF format, adhering to specific country regulations.
In conclusion, the 2024 Federal Bilateral Education Scholarship Awards stand as a beacon of educational empowerment for Nigerian scholars. This initiative serves as a transformative gateway, offering a diverse array of fields for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies, empowering individuals to pursue their academic dreams on an international scale. Qualified individuals meeting the specified criteria are strongly urged to meticulously adhere to the outlined guidelines and submit their applications in a timely fashion. For further information or queries, the provided official phone numbers and email offer direct access to essential guidance and support. Embrace this transformative educational journey and pave the way for academic excellence and personal growth by applying today.