Federal Government Scholarships Awards (BEA) to Study Overseas 2024/2025

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Honourable Minister of Education is pleased to invite application from interested and qualified Nigerian to participate in the 2024/2025 Federal Government Scholarships Awards.

The Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Awards is for undergraduate students tenable in Russia, Morocco, Hungary, Egypt and Algeria and postgraduate studies tenable in Russia, China, Hungary, Serbia, Romania.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria
  • Scholarship Type: Full Funding
  • Host Institution(s): Institutions in Eligible countries
  • Scholarship Worth: Not specified
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
  • Nationality: Nigerians

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Federal Government Scholarships Awards (BEA) 2024/25 | Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Bilateral Education Agreement Scholarship 2024, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • All undergraduate applicants 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 (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.
  • All postgraduate applicants must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd Class Upper Division. All applicants must have completed NYSC programme and the age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for PhD.

General Note for All Applicants:

  1. 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. All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of study in    order of preference and must visit the website:  www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu which was opened Middle November 2023 to close 16th January, 2024. Complete the application form online,
  3. All applicants for Russian Postgraduate Scholarship must have acquired their 1st   Degree in Russia;
  4. All applicants for Russia should visit the website http://education-in-russia.com which is opened.
  5. All Applicants to upload the following certificates online
  • POSTGRADUATE (PG): 1st Degree Certificate, Masters Degree  WAEC/WASSCE, Indigene letter & NYSC discharge Certificate.

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

  1. Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
  2. Data page of the current International passport;
  3. Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals;
  4. Birth Certificate & Indigene letter
  5. Police Clearance Certificate where necessary.

See Also: PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2024 (Fully-funded)

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Bilateral Education Agreement Scholarship 2024 are to visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website and click on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page; Read the guidelines and then complete the Application Form Online.

Application Deadline: 5 January 2024

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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