Federal Ministry of Education BEA Scholarship Awards 2024/2025

The Federal Government Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards 2024/2025 plays a crucial role in facilitating this pursuit of global education. This scholarship provides a distinctive opportunity for Nigerian students to pursue studies abroad, opening doors to academic excellence and international experience. This guide contains all the essential information about the scholarship, including its benefits, eligibility requirements, application process, and more.

Understanding the FG BEA Scholarship Award


The FG BEA Scholarship Awards is an initiative by the Nigerian government, under the auspices of the Honourable Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman OON, SAN. It aims to provide deserving Nigerian students with the opportunity to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies in various countries under bilateral education agreements.

Countries and Available Studies

  • Undergraduate Studies: The BEA scholarship covers undergraduate programs in countries like Russia, Morocco, Hungary, Egypt, and Algeria. Available fields of study include Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine, Pilot Engineering, and Neurology.
  • Postgraduate Studies: For postgraduate aspirants, the scholarship extends to Russia (for those with a first degree from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, and Romania, covering all fields of study.

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Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Applicants must have a minimum of Seven (7) Distinctions (As & Bs) in WASSCE/WAEC (May/June) in subjects relevant to their chosen field, including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Certificates should be no more than two (2) years old (2022 & 2023) for non-African countries and one year old (2023) for African countries.
  • Age limit: 17 to 20 years.

Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Applicants must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd Class Upper Division.
  • Completion of the NYSC Programme is mandatory.
  • Age limit: 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.

General Notes

  • Applicants for scholarships in BEA countries, where English is not the primary language, should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one-year foreign language course in the chosen country, which will serve as the standard medium of instruction.
  • For Hungarian Scholarship applicants, the option to apply for up to two fields of study is available in order of preference. To apply, please visit the website: https://stipendiumhungaricum.hu/ The application period is open from mid-November and closes on January 16, 2024. Complete the application form online.
  • Applicants for scholarships in Russia should visit the website https://education-in-russia.com/ for further information.
  • For Russian Postgraduate Scholarship applicants, it is essential to have obtained their first degree in Russia.
  • All required documents must be uploaded to the Russian Application portal in PDF format, ensuring that they are properly scanned.

Application Process

How to Apply

  1. Visit the Federal Ministry of Education’s website and access the Federal Scholarship Board section.
  2. Read the guidelines carefully.
  3. Complete the online application form.
  4. Print the completed form for future reference.

Key Documents

  • Undergraduate: WAEC/WASSCE & NIN Slip
  • Postgraduate: 1st Degree Certificate, NIN Slip, & NYSC discharge or exemption Certificate

Additional Requirements

  • Authenticated copies of academic certificates
  • Data page of the current International passport
  • Medical reports, Birth Certificate, Indigene letter, and Police Clearance (where necessary)

Application Timeline

The application portal opens on 25th November 2023 and closes on 5th January 2024.

Important Considerations

No Processing Fee

It’s crucial to note that this application does not require any processing fee. Beware of fraudsters.

Accuracy of Information

Providing false information at any stage of the application will lead to disqualification.

Official Contacts: For further inquiries, you can reach out to the Federal Scholarship Board at 08077884417/08023297547 or via email at [email protected].

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