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BEA Awards for Nigerians 2019
Federal Ministry of Education is inviting applications from qualified candidates for Bilateral Education Agreement BEA Awards for Nigerians to study abroad. These Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programme. This post is a guideline to registering BEA Awards this session.
Federal Ministry of Education mission is to use education for fostering the development of all Nigerian Citizens to their full potentials in the promotion of a strong, democratic, egalitarian, prosperous, indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God.
What You Need To Know About Bilateral Education Agreement Awards For Nigerians
Level/Field of Study:
Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate as well as a postgraduate programme. Scholarships are awarded for following 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 PhD) in all fields.
The scholarship is to be taken Abroad:
- 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, etc)
If you are from any of the developing countries and you desire to study for free Check out Scholarships For Developing Countries 2019-2020
The scholarship is open to Nigerian citizens only or international students residing in the country. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.
According punchng.com the federal government of Nigeria sets aside N73,169,907 for the award of scholarships to 3,700 students in Nigerian universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in 2018.
The correspondent, who obtained this information from a breakdown of the 2018 budget for the Federal Ministry of Education, learned that another set of students, numbering 272, will be awarded scholarships to study in foreign countries that have the Bilateral Education Agreement with Nigeria.
The award and conduct of fresh 272 scholarships to Nigerians to study in countries that have Bilateral Education Agreement with Nigeria was put at N13,000,000.
Who is Eligible To Apply For The Bilateral Education Agreement BEA Awards for Nigerians to Study Abroad:
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship.
- UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for undergraduate degree
courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in
the Senior Secondary School Certificates, 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 (2017& 2018)for African
countries the age of certificate is one year (2018) only. Age limit is from 18 to
- POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for Undergraduate degree
courses must hold a First Class (1st 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. and
i) N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted;
ii) Evidence of readiness to be released by the employer.
- NOTE (For all Applicants):
i) 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;
ii) Japan applicants must have a very strong background in further
iii) The required certificates for candidates applying for Iman Preachers and
Quaranic Professor for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria is WAEC as in
other scholarship awards;
iv) All applicants for the Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of
study in order of preference; and
v) All applicants for Hungarian Scholarships must visit the website:
www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu before 15th January, 2019.
Complete the application form online
Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to
How To Apply for the BEA Scholarship:
VENUE OF INTERVIEW: All eligible applicants are to report for interview at
the venues scheduled for accreditation a day to the date scheduled for the examination.
Two sets of completed application forms should be submitted at the various JAMB CBT
centers 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 for
- Two copies of Birth Certificate from National Population Commission;
- State of origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;
- Four (4) colored passport sized photographs on a white background; and
- Postgraduate applicants will be required to submit Academic transcripts and
NYSC discharge or Exemption certificates only.
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; and
- Specified Medical Reports from Government hosp
Application Deadline: The application closing date is 3 January 2019.
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