Study Abroad : Federal Government Scholarship Awards (BEA) 2020/2021 for Nigerians.


The ministry of eductionthrough the Federal Government Scholarship Awards (BEA) hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerian students to participate in the 2020/2021 nomination Computer Based Test (CBT).

The Computer Based Test (CBT) is for the Federal Government Scholarship Awards for 2020/2021 BILATERAL EDUCATION AGREEMENT scholarships which would be awarded by the Federal Scholarship Board.

Study Levels and Destinations:

  1. i) Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Japan, Macedonia; and
  2. ii) 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.

Eligible Fields of Study:

  • Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), etc.;
  • Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and PhD) in all fields.

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General Eligibility Criteria

  • 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, WASSCE/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 (2020 & 2020) for Non-African Countries and for African countries the age of certificate is one year (2020) only. Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.
  • POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd Class Upper Division. The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have acquired at least two (2) years post qualification experience or employment practice in Nigeria. All applicants must have completed the N.Y.S.C. Programme and the age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
  1. i) N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted; and
  2. ii) Evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.

How to ApplyApplication Procedures for the Federal Government Scholarship Awards (BEA) 2020/2021 for Nigerians to Study Broad

All qualified candidates are advised to:

  1. Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website and click on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page.
  2. Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online
  3. Print the Examination slip.

NOTE/Warning: Double Entries will be disqualified!

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  1. 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;
  2. ii) Japan applicants must have a solid background in further mathematics;

iii) The required certificate for candidates applying for Bachelor in Imamat, Quran TeachingProfessor and Imam Preacher Training for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria is WASSCE/WAEC, and no other certificate is accepted;

  • iv) All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of study in order of preference, and must visit the website: which will hopefully be opened between October and November 2020, and Complete the application form online,
  • Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to 2.0 above;
  1. v) All applicants for Russian Postgraduate Scholarship must have acquired their 1st Degree in


  1. vi) All Applicants to upload their certificates online;

viii) The duration for Serbian undergraduate scholarship is Eight (8) years general courses and Nine (9) years for Medicine and postgraduate studies, 3-4years for MSC and 5-6years for PhD.

NB: Candidates nominated by the Board will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship

Board the following:

  1. i) Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
  2. ii) Data page of the current International passport;

iii) Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals;

  1. iv) National Identification Number (NIN)
  2. v) Police Clearance Certificate where necessary.

Visit the Official Scholarship Page for Further Details

Application Deadline6th December 2020 by 11:59 PM

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