2018 Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards

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

How To Apply

Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website


Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online Print the completed Application Form Submit two sets of the Printed Application Forms at the venue of the interview as scheduled

Note/Warning: Double Entries will be disqualified

Field of Study

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.

Criteria for Eligibility

A.) 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 (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.

B.) 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.

Note – (For all Applicants):

Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one year foreign language of the country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction; and
All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship must visit the website: www.stipenumhungaricum.hu before 15th February, 2018
Complete the application form online
Print the completed form and bring to the venue.

Venue of Interview
All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for their respective Zones of origin (AS SHOWN IN THE IMAGE BELOW) for proper identification. Two sets of completed application forms should be submitted at the various interview centres with the following attachments:

Two sets of Photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonials of previous schools attended with the originals for sighting;
Only one certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June;
Two copies of Birth certificate from National Population Commission;
State of Origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;
Four (4) coloured passport sized photographs on white background; and
Postgraduate applicants will be required to submit Academic transcripts and NYSC certificates.

Scholarship Value

The Total scholarship value is scheduled as follows:

• Any of the above 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

(Note: Expect occasionally delays in these payment, as previous recipient of this award have protested non payment of as much as 8 month allowance) Although you will get payed eventually.

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