Bilateral Education Agreement Scholarship Award to Study Abroad for Nigerians in 2024/2025

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The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians to take part in the 2024/2025 Nomination Computer Based Test (CBT) for the Federal Government Scholarship Awards for:

Bilateral Education Agreement Scholarship Award to Study Abroad  for Nigerians


Undergraduate (UG) Studies Tenable in:

  • Russia
  • Morocco
  • Algeria
  • Serbia
  • Hungary
  • Egypt
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Cuba
  • Romania
  • Japan
  • Macedonia

Postgraduate (PG) Studies Tenable in:

  • Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia)
  • China
  • Hungary
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • South
  • Korea

All Qualified Candidates are Advised to:

a. Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website and select Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page:
b. Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online
c. Print the Examination slip.
NOTE/Warning: Double Entries is likely to be disqualified!


Undergraduate Level

  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Agriculture
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Languages
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Sports
  • Law
  • Social Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Architecture
  • Medicine (very limited)

Postgraduate Level

(Masters Degree and PhD) in every field.


A. UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess the absolute minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secondary School Certificates, WASSCE/WAEC (May/June) only in the subjects strongly related their fields of study including English Language and Mathematics. Certificates shouldn’t become more than two (2) years of age (2018 & 2019) for Non-African Countries and for African countries age certificate is 12 months (2019) only. Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.

B. POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at the least 2nd Class Upper Division. The applicants who’re previous recipients of Foreign Awards should have acquired at the least two (2) years post-qualification experience or employment practice in Nigeria. All applicants should have completed the N.Y.S.C. Programme and the age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
i) N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted; and
ii) Proof of readiness to be released by an employer.


Because the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should anticipate undertaking an essential one-year foreign Language span of the Country of preference which could be the standard medium of instruction

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Japan applicants should have a good background in further mathematics;
The mandatory certificate for candidates applying for Bachelor in Imamat, Quran Teaching Professor and Imam Preacher Training for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria is WASSCE/WAEC, and no other certificate is accepted

All applicants for the Hungarian Scholarship can apply for two fields of study so as of preference, and must visit the internet site: that will hopefully be opened between October and November 2024

Complete the application form online

Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue along with 2.0 above

All applicants for Russian Postgraduate Scholarship should have acquired their 1st Degree in Russia

All Applicants are to upload their certificates online

The duration for Serbian undergraduate scholarship is Eight (8) years of 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 are likely to be necessary to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the next:
i) Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
ii) Data page of the present International passport;
iii) Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals;
iv) National Identification Number (NIN)
v) Police Clearance Certificate where necessary.



Applicants for Postgraduate studies should possess at the least first degree with Second Class Honours Upper Division.

Applicants should be registered Full-Time students of Federal or State Universities.
Other applicants (UG, HND & NCE) should be registered full-time students in their second year or above in Federal or State Universities, Polytechnics, Monotechnics, and Colleges of Education.

All undergraduate Scholarship applicants (Physically challenged inclusive) should have at the least 4.0 Cumulative Grade Points Aggregate (CGPA) on a five (5) point scale or its equivalents or 5.0 on a 7-point scale.


 The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria and takes effect right from the start of the academic session.
 It shan’t be held at the same time frame with another Award nor for part-time studies.
 Change obviously or Institution isn’t allowed.
 The Scholarship award is to aid the scholar in the payment of:
i. Institutional charges and fees and
ii. For Personal maintenance.


A. Science and Technology.

B. Medicine and Para-medicals
C. Education
D. Agriculture
E. Liberal Arts/Social/Management Sciences
F. Entrepreneural Studies,
H. Environmental Sciences
I. Law


Application forms should be completed online the following:

Complete form online

Submit and Print a copy

Attach Photocopy of the next documents to the Printed Copy

Letter of Admission to the Institution

Current Course Registration Form

CGPA link between year 1, 2, 3, etc.

Current School’s Identity Card

Letter of Identification from your own State/Local Government

Two (2) passport size photographs together with your name written at the trunk and duly signed by you.

For more details visit Bilateral Education Agreement Scholarship Award

FAQs about Bilateral Education Agreement Scholarship Award to Study Abroad for Nigerians in 2024/2025

What is the Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award for Nigerians in 2024/2025?

The Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award is a prestigious scholarship program initiated by the Nigerian government to provide opportunities for Nigerian students to study abroad in selected countries through bilateral agreements. The scholarship covers various levels of education, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs.

Who is eligible to apply for the BEA Scholarship Award for Nigerians in 2024/2025?

Eligibility criteria typically include Nigerian citizenship, academic excellence, meeting the specific requirements of the scholarship program, such as age limits and educational background, and demonstrating proficiency in the language of instruction of the host country. Applicants may also need to fulfill additional criteria outlined by the scholarship provider.

How can Nigerian students apply for the BEA Scholarship Award to study abroad in 2024/2025?

To apply for the BEA Scholarship Award, eligible Nigerian students usually need to complete an online application form provided by the Federal Scholarship Board or the designated agency responsible for administering the scholarship program. The application process may involve submitting academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and other required documents.

What countries and fields of study are covered by the BEA Scholarship Award for Nigerians in 2024/2025?

The BEA Scholarship Award typically covers study opportunities in countries with which Nigeria has bilateral education agreements, including countries such as Russia, China, Hungary, Morocco, and Turkey, among others. The scholarship supports various fields of study, including engineering, medicine, agriculture, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

What expenses does the BEA Scholarship Award for Nigerians in 2024/2025 cover?

The scholarship usually covers tuition fees, accommodation, living expenses, health insurance, and travel costs for the duration of the study program abroad. Additionally, scholars may receive stipends for books, research materials, and other educational expenses. However, the specific coverage may vary depending on the terms and conditions of the scholarship.

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