Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship Awards 2024/2025 to Study Abroad

Applications are currently being received for the 2024/2025 Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship Awards open to interested Nigerian students wishing to study abroad in selected study destinations.

The Federal Government Scholarship Awards through Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) for Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Hungary, Egypt and Algeria; and Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Romania.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Federal Scholarship Board
  • Host Institution(s): Federal Ministry of Education
  • Funding Amount: Fully-funded
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Undergraduates & Postgraduates
  • Nationality: Nigerian Students

See Also: Australia University Scholarships for Africans 2024

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the Federal Government Scholarship Awards for Nigerian to Study Abroad, applicants must fulfil the requirements listed (below):

  • For Undergraduate Scholarships: All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Seven (7) 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 (2022 & 2023) for Non-African Countries and for African countries the age of certificate is one year (2023) only. Age limit is from 17 to 20 years.
  • Postgraduate Scholarships: All applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2ndClass Upper Division.
  • All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C. Programme and the age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
  • Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted; and
  • Evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.


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

Also Apply: Mauritius Africa Scholarship Scheme 2024 for Study in Mauritius [Fully Funded]

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: All qualified candidates are advised to:

  • Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website education.gov.ng and click on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page:
  • Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online
  • Print the completed Application Form

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;
  • Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals;
  • Birth Certificate & Indigene letter
  • Police Clearance Certificate where necessary.

Application Deadline: January 05, 2023

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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