( Federal Scholarship Board BEA Scholarship 2017/2018

Federal Ministry of Education (Federal Scholarship Board – FSB) – The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2017/2018 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award. 

Federal Scholarship Board (FSB) Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award 2017/2018

The Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship will be Awarded to: 

  • 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.

All qualified candidates are advised to: 

  • Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website: and click on “Read More” on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page:
  • 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 below.

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: before 10th February, 2017.
  • Complete the application form online
  • Print the completed form and bring to the venue in addition to 2.0 above.

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 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) colourede passport sized photographs on white background; and
  • Postgraduate applicants will be required to submit Academic transcripts and NYSC certificates.
2017/2018 BEA Interview Venue and Dates from February 13th to 17th, 2017
North – West, Kasu Main Campus, Kaduna: 

  • Monday, 13th February – Sokoto & Zamfara States
  • Tuesday, 14th February – Kano & Kebbi States
  • Wednesday, 15th February – Jigawa & Katsina States
  • Thursday, 16th February – Kaduna State
  • Friday, 17th February – Collation of Result

South – South Federal College Technology Permanent Site Along Asaba – Ibusa Road Asaba: 

  • Monday, 13th February – Cross River & Rivers States
  • Tuesday, 14th February – Akwa Ibom & Bayelsa States
  • Wednesday, 15th February – Edo State
  • Thursday, 16th February – Delta State
  • Friday, 17th February – Collation of Result

South – East Law Faculty Ebonyi State University Ebonyi: 

  • Monday, 13th February – Anambra State
  • Tuesday, 14th February – Imo State
  • Wednesday, 15th February – Abia & Enugu States
  • Thursday, 16th February – Ebonyi State
  • Friday, 17th February – Collation of Result

    North – East, FGGC, Jalingo Taraba: 

    • Monday, 13th February – Borno & Yobe States
    • Tuesday, 14th February – Bauchi & Gombe States
    • Wednesday, 15th February – Adamawa State
    • Thursday, 16th February – Taraba State
    • Friday, 17th February – Collation of Result

    North – Central Crowther Memorial College – Lokoja: 

    • Monday, 13th February – Benue State & FCT
    • Tuesday, 14th February – Niger & Plateau States
    • Wednesday, 15th February – Kwara & Nasarawa States
    • Thursday, 16th February – Kogi State
    • Friday, 17th February – Collation of Result

    South – West  School of Science Okebola, Ibadan: 

    • Monday, 13th February – Ondo & Osun States
    • Tuesday, 14th February – Lagos & Ogun States
    • Wednesday, 15th February – Ekiti State
    • Thursday, 16th February – Oyo State
    • Friday, 17th February – Collation of Result

    Time: 9:00 am Daily 

    How to Apply

    Click here to apply 

    Candidates nominated by the Board will be required to submit the following: 

    • Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
    • Data page of current International passport;
    • Specified Medical Reports from Government Hospitals; and
    • Police clearance certificate where necessary.

    Note: This particular applications does not attracts any processing therefore, beware of fraudsters

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