Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Awards
Courses(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors),
Postgraduate ( masters , PhD)
Provider: Federal Scholarship Board
Country to Study in: Several countries
The Federal Government of Nigeria through the
Federal Ministry of Education through the
Federal Scholarship Board is offering the
Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Oversea
Scholarships to Nigerian undergraduate,
masters and doctoral students.
The 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.
Nigeria equally offers reciprocal awards to
citizens of the following Bilateral Education
Agreement countries: China, Romania, and
The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), is
hereby inviting interested and qualified
Nigerians to participate in the 2016/2017
Nomination Interview for the Bilateral
Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship
Award tenable in Russia, China, Morocco,
Turkey, Algeria, Romania, Serbia, Japan,
Ukraine, Cuba, Greece, Czech Republic, Syria,
Macedonia, Mexico, Egypt, Tunisia etc.
(A). Undergraduate Scholarship
Candidates must possess a minimum
qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As
& Bs) including English language and
Certificates (WAEC/NECO) obtained at
one sitting and should not be more than
Two (2) years old
Candidate must be between 18-22
years at the time of taking up the
. Postgraduate Scholarship
All applicants must hold a First Degree
with at least 2nd Class Upper Division.
All applicants must have completed
NYSC or have Exemption certificate.
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.
Since the donor countries are non english
speaking, applicants should therefore be
prepared to undertake mandatory one year
foreign language of the country of choice which
will be the medium of instructions. And For
postgraduate applicants for Russian award, the
candidate must have obtained his/her first
Citizens of Nigeria ONLY.
All accredited institutions of higher learning in
the participating countries that have Bilateral
Educational Agreements (BEA) with Nigeria.
The participating countries include:
Undergraduate (UG) studies: tenable in
Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia,
Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Romania,
Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia.
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.
Fields of Study
The Fields of Study:
A. Undergraduate level: Medicine, Paramedical,
Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences,
Mathematics, Languages, Environmental
Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, etc
B. Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and
Ph.D): All fields
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
Number of awards
Not specified, but several would be awarded
The duration of the scholarship offer ranges
from 4 - 9 years depending on the level of study
and the country.
The participating 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
N100,000 – Take off for PG scholars
N60,000 – Take off for UG scholars
Method of Application
To apply for the federal government
scholarship, all qualified candidates are advised
Visit the FSB's BEA application site:
Then, supply a valid email address and
password on the " CREATE ACCOUNT"
form to register. If you have registered,
you can access the application form
using the same email and password
through the " Log In " form.
Fill out and save your information on
each of the sections on the form one
after the other. You can go back to any
of the sections to edit your information
and save again as much as may be
necessary before submitting your
application on the last section of the
Print completed Application Form and
Acknowledgement Slip and bring two
(2) copies to the interview venue (as
found on official website).
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 centres with
the following attachments:
1. Two authenticated photocopies of
Educational Certificates and Testimonial of
previous school attended in two envelopes.
2. Only one Certificate will be accepted ie
WAEC or NECO
3. Two copies of Birth Certificate
4. State of Origin Certificate duly signed,
stamped and dated.
5. Four passport sized colour photographs on
6. Academic transcripts and NYSC certificate
will be required from applicants for
Original documents should be presented at the
interview venues for sighting.
The Interview Venues and Dates can be found
on the official website. The interview would
take place from March 7th to March 10th 2016
by 9.00am daily. Applications should be
submitted before the nomination interview of
7th to 10th March 2016.
Applicants are strongly advised to attend the
interview at their zones of origin.
The 2016/2017 BEA scholarship application
closing date is 6th March, 2016.
Candidates nominated and finally selected by
the awarding BEA countries will be required to
submit to Federal scholarship Board the
1. Authenticated copies of academic
2. Data page of current International passport,
3. Specified medical reports and police
BEA processing does not attract any processing
fee. Therefore, beware of fraudsters!
Double Entries will be disqualified.
Application Deadline: 6 March 2016
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY