Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Federal Ministry of Education Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award 2016/2017

Federal Ministry of Education - The honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians too participate in the 2016/2017 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award.

Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards - 2016/2017
The Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship will be Awarded to:
  • Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia; 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.
Fields 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
Undergraduate Scholarship:
  • All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (A's & B's) 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 (2014 & 2015). Age limit is from 18 to 20 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. 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
Venue of Interview
All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for their respective Zones of origin for proper identification. Two sets of the Printed Completed application forms are usually 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;
  • One certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June only; Statement of results must be confirmed by WAEC and forwarded to the Director/Secretary, Federal Scholarship Board, Abuja;
  • Two copies of Birth certificate
  • State of Origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;
  • Four (4) passport sized coloured photographs on white background;
  • Academic transcripts and NYSC certificates will be required from applicants for Postgraduate Studies.
2016/2017 BEA Interview Venues and Dates from 7th - 11th March, 2016
S/NZone  VenueMonday 7th MarchTuesday 8th MarchWednesday 9th MarchThursday 10th MarchFriday 11th March
1.North-West Dutse JigawaSokoto and ZamfaraKano and Kebbi StateKaduna and Katsina StatesJigawa StateCollation of ResultsCollation of Results
2North-East FCG, YolaBorno and Yobe StatesBauchi and Gombe StatesTaraba StateAdamawa StateCollation of Results
3North Central Govt. College MaduguriKwara State and FCTNiger and Plateau StatesKogi and Nasarawa StatesBenue StateCollation of Results
4South-West Abeokuta Grammar SchoolOndo and Oyo StatesLagos and Osun StatesEkiti State Ogun StateOgun StateCollation of Results
5South-South FGGC CalabarEdo and Rivers StateDelta and Bayelsa StatesAkwa Ibom StateCross RiversCollation of Results
6South East FSTC AwkaEbonyi and Abia StatesImo StateEnugu StateAnambra StateCollation of Results

Candidates nominated and finally selected by the awarding BEA countries will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following:
  • Photocopies of Authenticated academic certificates;
  • Data page of current International passport, and
  • Specified Medical Reports & Police clearance certificate.
Interview Time
9:00am Daily

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to start application


  • Candidates should Print the completed Application form
  • Submit two set of the printed Application form at the venue of the interview as scheduled above
  • BEA processing does not attract any processing fee. Therefore, beware of fraudsters!
  • Double Entries will be disqualified