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Federal Government Scholarship 2020/2021 BEA Application Portal

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Federal Government Scholarship 2020/2021 BEA Application Portal.

FG Scholarship 2020: Are you one of those curious Nigerian student seeking for study abroad scholarships?

This page will guide you on how to apply for Federal Government (FG) Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) undergraduate and postgraduate study abroad award programs for Nigerians.

You will also learn about the accepted courses, application requirements and other relevant informations. Take your time and read carefully.

Before we proceed further, please take note that the official recruitment portal for BEA federal government scholarship is (www.education.gov.ng). You can also visit the website continuously to stay current.

Federal Government Scholarship 2020

In this post, we have also given answers to all you need to know about the BEA Awards for Nigerians to Study Abroad and the benefit involved.

About Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA)

The Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Division of the Federal Scholarship Board (FSB) is primarily charged with the responsibility of implementing scholarship Awards between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Governments of Countries that have signed Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) with Nigeria.

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The Federal Ministry of Education’s mission is to use education to foster the development of all Nigerian Citizens to their full potentials in the promotion of a strong, democratic, egalitarian, prosperous, indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation. To achieve this they are offering the BEA scholarships to individuals who have met the required criteria to go outside the country and continue their studies.

BEA Awards Scholarship Worth:

According to punchng.com, the federal government of Nigeria sets aside N73,169,907 for the award of scholarships to 3,700 students in Nigerian universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education in 2018.

The correspondent, who obtained this information from a breakdown of the 2018 budget for the Federal Ministry of Education, learned that another set of students, numbering 272, will be awarded scholarships to study in foreign countries that have the Bilateral Education Agreement with Nigeria.

The award and conduct of fresh 272 scholarships to Nigerians to study in countries that have a Bilateral Education Agreement with Nigeria was put at N13,000,000.

=> See how to check BEA scholarship result 2020

BEA Scholarship Courses

Below is Federal Government Scholarship Award (2020/2021) Tenable in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions Courses to be considered for the award are as follows:

  • Science and Technology
  • Medicine and Para-medicals
  • Education
  • Entreprenuerial Studies
  • ICT
  • Environmental Science
  • Law
  • HND
  • NCE
  • Agriculture
  • Liberal Arts/Social/Management Sciences

Eligibility Criteria

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

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, 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. For African
  • countries, the age of the certificate is one year only. The age limit is from 18 to 20 years.

Postgraduate Scholarships

  • All applicants for postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Class (1st Degree with at least 2nd Class Upper Division.) The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have completed at least two (2) years post qualification or employment practice in Nigeria. All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C. Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D. and only:
  • N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted;
  • Evidence of readiness to be released by the employer.

N/B:

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;

ii) Japan applicants must have a very strong background in further mathematics;

iii) The required certificates for candidates applying for Iman Preachers and Quranic Professor for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria is WAEC as in other scholarship awards;

iv) All applicants for the Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of study in order of preference; and

v) All applicants for Hungarian Scholarships must visit the website: www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu

vi) Complete the application form online

Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to 2.0 above.

Level/Field of Study:

Find below some of the details you will need to really apply and win the BEA awards. The bilateral Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate as well as a postgraduate programme. Scholarships are awarded for following fields of study:

1) Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences,
2) Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social
3) Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), etc and
4) Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D.) in all fields.

Host Nationality:

The bilateral scholarship is to be taken Abroad in any of the countries listed below:

1) Undergraduate (UG) studies are tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia; and
2) Postgraduate (PG) studies are tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, etc).

Eligible Nationality:

The BEA awards scholarship is open to Nigerian citizens only or international students residing in the country.

General Information

  • The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria and takes effect from the beginning of the academic session.
  • It shall not be held at the same time with another Award nor for part-time students.
  • Change of course or institution not allowed.
  • The scholarship award is to assist the scholar in the payment of (a) Institution charges and fees and (b) Personal maintenance.

Interview Schedule:

The BEA interviews are between Friday 6th December 2019 across the six geopolitical zones. Candidates are advised to apply online before these dates.

BEA FG Scholarships Locations:

Venue: Federal Government College in each State capital
List of Venues and Addresses

North-East:

  • Adamawa State – Fggc Yola, Numan Road Yola
  • Bauchi State – Fggc Bauchi, Gombe Road Bauchi
  • Borno State – Ramat Polytechnic Opposite Police Headquarters, Maiduguri
  • Gombe State – Govt Science Secondary School 1 Gombe, Adjacent Specialist Hospital.
  • Taraba State – Fggc Jalingo, Road Safely Road, Jalingo.
  • Yobe State – Government Girls College, Along Maiduguri Road, Opposite Federal Polytechnic Damaturu.

North West:

  • Zamafara State – FGGC Gussu.
  • Kaduna State – Fed. Govt College Kaduna
  • Sokoto State – Fgc Sokoto
  • Katsina State – Govt. Colege (Day Wing) Katsina
  • Kebbi State – Fed.Poly.( Twtin Lecture Theatre) Birninkebbi
  • Kano State – Kano State Scholarship Board Office Hall, Kano
  • Jigaw&State – Commercial Secondary School, Dutse.

South South:

  • Rivers State – Federal Government College, Rumuokoro, Ph
  • Akwa Ibom State – Federal Science & Technical College – Uyo
  • Cross Rvers State – Federal Government Girls College, Calabar
  • Delta State – Federal College Of Education Technical, Asaba
  • Bayelsa State – Bishop Dimeri Grammar School, Yenagua
  • Edo State – Federal Government Girls College, Benin

South East:

  • Enugu State – Federal Government College, Enugu
  • Imo State – Federal Government Girls College, Owerri
  • Ebonyi State – Law Faculty Auditorium, Ebony State University, Abakallki
  • Anambra State – Federal Science And Technical College Awaka
  • Abia State – Federal Government Girls’ College Umuahia.

South West:

  • Oyo State – School Of Science, Okebola, Ibadan.
  • Osun State – Ataoja School Of Science Osogbo
  • Ekiti State – Christ School, Ado-Ekiti.
  • Ogun State – Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta
  • Lagos State – Federal Science And Technical College, Akoka
  • Ondo State – Federal Government Girls College, Akure

North Central:

  • Kwara State – Federal Government College, Ogidi Oloje – Ilonn
  • Niger State – Federal Government College, Chanchaga – Minna
  • Nasarawa State- Government Science Secondary School, Lafia
  • Benue State – Government Seconday School -Makurdi
  • Kogi State – Government Science Secondary School, Lokoja
  • Plateau State – Federal Government College, Zaria Road – Jos
  • Fct- Federal Government Boys College, Apo

 Application form are completed as follows:

  • Submit and Print a copy
  • Attach Photocopy of the following documents to the printed copy:
    • Letter of admission
    • Current Course Registration Form
    • Last sessional CGPA RESULT
    • Current School’s identity card
    • Letter of identification from your State/Local government.
    • Two(2) passport size photographs with your name written at the back and duly signed by you.
    • Note: Printed copy should be endorsed (signed and atamped) by your HOD or Dean of Faculty of your institution.
    • Submit two sets of the printed and endorsed form at the venue of the interviews as scheduled above

Note:

  • Eligible candidates are advised to make only one entry as multiple entries will be disqualified.
  • Candidates are allowed to attend interviews in centers nearest to them irrespective of the State of origin and Institution of domicile of candidates.

Other Scholarships You Can Apply as Well

How to Apply for Scholarship Online

All the eligible programmes for the scholarship awards are below:

i)   Undergraduate  (UG)  studies  tenable  in  Russia,  Morocco,   Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Ukraine, Japan, and

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.

NOTE: BEA PROCESSING DOES NOT ATTRACT ANY PROCESSING FEE. THEREFORE, BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS!’

All qualified candidates are advised to:

  1. Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website education.gov.ng and click on READ MORE on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page:
  2. Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online
  3. Print the completed Application Form
  4. Submit two sets of the Printed Application Forms at the venue of the interview as scheduled

BEA Interview Venues and Dates

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

  1. Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
  2. Data page of current International passport,;
  3. Specified Medical Reports from Government Hospitals; and
  4. Police clearance certificate where.

FAQ’s About BEA for Nigerians Only

– What Nationality are eligible for the BEA Awards Scholarship?

The BEA awards scholarship is open to Nigerian citizens only or international students residing in the country. 

Who are the host Nationality for the program?

The bilateral scholarship is to be taken Abroad in any of the countries listed below:

1) Undergraduate (UG) studies are tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia; and
2) Postgraduate (PG) studies are tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, etc).

– When is the deadline for the scholarships?

The application closes January every year.

What is the level & field 0f study of the BEA Awards?

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

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  1. abdulazeez ahmed says:

    I want to receive new scholarship available for 2019

  2. Promise says:

    Thanks for sharing. Great article

  3. Amusan olawumi says:

    Please I want to ask this, I was qualified last year and it was granted for 2 season. I have got the first one but when will I get the second one? Pls I need a reply.

  4. Goodness says:

    pls am a student in federal college of education ehamufu enugu state, when will our own exam start pls?

  5. PATIENCE says:

    PLEASE HOW WILL I KNOW THE INTERVIEW DAY PLEASE

  6. Nte okechukwu ajah says:

    Please should l submit the documents at the interview center before the date of interview?

  7. Chineze says:

    Please, which federal government college in Ilorin will the interview take place on 19th-23rd March, 2018??

  8. Esther Oluwakemi says:

    Thank you for such opportunity as this. Please, when can we get the form?

  9. Adamu Abubakar says:

    please wat and wat u most have first I am a student in university of GOMBE state 2level am new in to it

  10. Manu Musa kallamu says:

    I sat for last year examination and I got it but up to now I was not paid, I’m a student of university of maiduguri. What is the problem?

    • Adamu Abubakar says:

      please wat and wat u most have first I am a student in university of GOMBE state 2level am new in to it

  11. Muhammad Saleh says:

    May God see us through and give us the opportunity to scale.

  12. Ayo says:

    What about now, what about the fed gov 2018 for undergraduate students. Has it started, when it starts, please let’s be informed on our various emails that will probably be submittedto yourdatabase for upcoming infos

  13. Brightcee says:

    Please When is 2018 scholarship application commencing ?

  14. Abdullahi A Yakubu says:

    hw can I apply pls

  15. Sonia harry says:

    Plx how do I apply

  16. Ernest Oketa says:

    I was successful in dis year federal government Tenable scholarship programme, bt am not certain as to whether am going to write d exam next year again or d one of dis year wil still cover me.
    pls I need reply.
    u can drop ur reply here or beta still, u can flash me wit dis number 08064152965 and I wil cal u

  17. Olorode Jesujuwon Ezekiel says:

    Please what time in the year,does application start, for the Federal Government Schorlarship award, thank you.

  18. Adedapo Habeebulloh says:

    Even best, I’d love to meet you in order to be guided on the application of this scholarship ahead next year’s. Thanks kindly drop ur whatsapp contact here or beep me via 08165227407.
    Thanks

  19. Efe Best says:

    result? names don com out since start of August

  20. power says:

    release our result pls

  21. Efe Best says:

    I was successful

  22. Efe Best says:

    Names for the federal govt scholarship are already out.check students affairs of ur various schools.. tnk u

  23. Amenda says:

    please I’m interested in the 2017/2018 scholarship for my nursing degree. I want to know if the scholarship is on. Please kindly give me details if is on or not. If is on how do I get information about processing it and if it’s not out when will I be expecting it.

  24. lilian says:

    please how can we know when the result come out, or if we re qualified, for those that have written

  25. Vivian says:

    please I’m interested in the 2017/2018 scholarship for my doctorate degree. I want to know if the scholarship is on. Please kindly give me details if is on or not. If is on how do I get information about processing it and if it’s not out when will I be expecting it. Please I will be glad if you will give me favourable answers and reply as soon as possible. Thanks for your time and consideration.

  26. Thanks, but in which month 2018 start to apply

  27. thanks for your considered

  28. auwal mohd yusuf says:

    I hope we ‘ve not been forgotten, pls we ‘re still waiting faithfully for our results and the reward that follows

  29. Aliyu Ahmad Mahmud says:

    where is our results pls!!!!

  30. Aliyu A Mahmud says:

    where is our results pls!!!!

  31. aliyous dgw says:

    where is our results we are waiting pls!!!

  32. Amenda says:

    Pls how can I register for the scholarship

  33. I hope we ‘ve not been forgotten, pls we ‘re still waiting faithfully for our results and the reward that follows

  34. kingsley says:

    i wish to participate on the award giving scholarship

  35. femi says:

    Please we are also waiting for results oooo!!!!

  36. Umar Abubakar says:

    pls we ar waitn for our results.

  37. Daomi Clement says:

    pls give us our result,we are waiting

  38. Bilyaminu sani gusau says:

    We are waiting the result.

  39. abdulaziz sani aminu says:

    pls when the result of last 2month will be release out

  40. Nasiru saidu says:

    May God help us…still waiting.

  41. please is there room for late registration; I would wish[ that I was accommodated to proceed with my masters in education. thanks await a favorable response.

  42. aliyu bashar says:

    pls when will the result of last two month schoolarship we have done will come out

  43. saidu yahaya says:

    Apply for schol
    arship

  44. Abubakar ibrahim abdullahi says:

    Pls we are waiting for results