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2020/2021 Federal Government Scholarship for Nigerian Undergraduate, Masters and PhD for Study Overseas (Bilateral Educational Agreement)

The Federal Scholarship Board by the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria is now offering the 2020/2021 Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to study Overseas AND the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TENABLE IN NIGERIA TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

Application Deadline: 6th December 2019 by 11:59 PM

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

About the Federal Scholarship: The Honourable Minister of Education, is hereby inviting interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2020/2021 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for:


  • Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Japan, Macedonia; and
  • Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, e.t.c.



Type: The Awards are for Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) studies.Federal Scholarship Board

Eligibility Criteria


• Undergraduate Scholarship:

  • All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secoundary School Certificate, 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 (2018 & 2019).
  • Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.

• Postgraduate Scholarship:

  • All applicants must hold a First 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.
  • Evidence of readiness to be released by employer.

• Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one year foreign languare of the country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction; and

• All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship must visit the website which will hopefully be opened between October and November 2019
• Complete the application form online
• Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to 2.0 above.


  • Applicants for Postgraduate studies should possess a minimum of first degree with Second Class Honours Upper Division. Applicant must be registered FullTime students of Federal or State Universities.
  • All other applicants (UG, HND &NCE) must 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) must have at 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.

Number of Scholarships: Several

What are the benefits? 

  • The participating countries are responsible for the tuition and accommodation, while Nigeria government takes care of supplement, warm clothing, health insurance, research grant where applicable and take off.
  • The Nigeria Award (NA) SDG Scholarship award is to assist the scholar in the payment of:
    • Institutional charges and fees and
    • For Personal maintenance;
    • SDGs Scholarship is for female only.

How long will sponsorship last? The duration of the scholarship offer ranges from 4- 9 years depending on the level of study and the country.

Interview Dates and Zones (Venues): 2020/2021 FSB COMPUTER BASED TEST VENUES AND DATES FROM 15TH TO 19TH JANUARY 2019 ARE IN THE Scholarship Webpage Links below

What to bring to Interview: All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for their respective Zones of origin for proper identification. Two sets of the Printed, Completed application forms are usually submitted at the various interview centres with the following attachments:

  • Two sets of Photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonials of previous schools attended with the originals for sighting;
  • Only ONE certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June only for undergraduate applicants;
  • Two copies of Birth certificate  from National Population Commission;
  • State of Origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;
  • Four (4) passport sized coloured photographs on white background;
  • Academic transcripts and NYSC discharge or Exemption certificates will be required from applicants for Postgraduate Studies.

How to Apply: Candidates nominated and finally selected by:

A. The awarding BEA countries will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following:

  • Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
  • Data page of current International passport, and
  • Specified Medical Reports &
  • Police clearance certificate where necessary.


Application forms are completed online as follows:

Complete form online
Submit and Print a copy
Attach Photocopy of the following documents to the Printed Copy

  • Letter of Admission to the Institution
  • Current Course Registration Form
  • CGPA results of year 1, 2, 3, etc.
  • 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.

GENERAL NOTICE: During the application candidates are expected to indicate the following:

  1. Centre of choice for the Computer Based Test (CBT); and
  2. Choice of programme preferred in order of priority (i.e. Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA), Nigerian Award (N/A), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) scholarship for girls only).
  3. Warning : Double Entries will be disqualified


i) Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA): 08077884417/09094268637
ii) Nigerian Award/SDGs: 08077884418/08091155229
iv) [email protected]

For further Technical/Apps inquires please call: 08055581004




Visit the scholarship webpage for details  and also Here

  1. Anonymous says

    I do not have up to five(5)distinctions and have already registered for the mobil scholarship award scheme.do i still stand a chance of getting the scholarship? really love this site.thanks alot for the scholarship award updates

    1. Peace says

      I have been invited for the forthcoming federal government scholarship test that will be taking on 19/02/2020 for my masters degree program but the issue is that I have not secured admission in any these universities abroad, I don’t know what to do please I need your help. Is it possible for me to write the test without gotten admission yet. Thank you for your time and response.

  2. ikenna says

    I wouldn't categorically state that you do or do not stand a chance. If The scholarship eligibility required that you have up to five distinctions, you would stand a chance if there are little or no applicants with such results. However, scholarship employers are often strict with their rules.

    1. Mkang Antigha says

      Please when will the registration for Federal government scholarship 2020 – 2021 start. As in when I can apply for this year’s edition?

  3. jamiu says

    this schoolarship is some kind of a deceit

  4. Anezchuny says

    Please,can i get a scholarship in the field – INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY…i've been searching
    Is there any recent MATHEMATICS competition for undergraduate,i'd really like to participate.
    I'd be expecting ur reply

  5. Ikenna says

    @Anezchuny It may be a bit difficult to come across a scholarship specifically for your field of study, but you can apply for scholarships that cover general fields.
    I'm not aware of such mathematics competition for now.

  6. Anonymous says

    Hello everyone..can anyone help me out here.i got admission to study in Ukraine this year..i got all B in my waec..but i didn't apply to bea scholarship on time..,is it possible that i travel with loan and come back next year to apply? But by then i will be in my 2nd year so i don't know if i could still apply and get the scholarship..or is it better i wait till next year and apply afresh? Wait ur response..my email is [email protected] please send me a message pls..thanks

  7. Anonymous says

    Hi, i had three Bs in only futher mathematics, Economics and Geography.while the rest are Cs with the expection of biology which i had a pass in wasssce but in neco i had credit in that same biology.with dat result can i apply and enroll for medicine. My other question is, i checked thur the course but couldn't find statistics. Please is it available or not? Thanks, waiting for ur replyHi, i had three Bs in only futher mathematics, Economics and Geography.while the rest are Cs with the expection of biology which i had a pass in wasssce but in neco i had credit in that same biology.with dat result can i apply and enroll for medicine. My other question is, i checked thur the course but couldn't find statistics. Please is it available or not? Thanks, waiting for ur reply

  8. Emma-1 says

    Hi… Please, when is the application deadline? I meet the requirements, and i really wish to apply.

  9. farida says

    i have an A and 8Bs in my waec please i would lik to know when the application will begin,thanks

  10. GODWIN says


  11. Enyoh ikenna prince says

    Am interested in the federal bilateral scholarship exams,pls how can i register.

  12. Walter says

    pls how can one register? i ve being trying all this while.

  13. Oluwadare Sunday says

    Hi,pls i just saw this site but i do not have 5 A’s in my waec. i did my waec in 2006.pls can i apply for the scholarship…to study medicine?…pls reply

  14. Suleiman ismail says

    Wich Date Realise a FORM ismy Suleiman from Bauchi State place send to this Number(08189582420)

    1. Ishola kehinde abidemi says

      Pls how can I apply for bea.
      Pls tell me how to apply

  15. Bright says

    I am Mr Bright Shedrack Orishe Nigeria by nationality from Imo State Oguta L.G.A,i gain admission in friendship university of Russia as an as oil and gas engineering in 2011 but am looking for federal schoolarship to enable me commerce my studies so please i need information on how to submite my documents,i merit my 0 level wasce with a good result so how can i apply 4 the schoolarship this my email [email protected] and contactmy +221774851766.

  16. ruth says

    i want to apply for a scholarship to study in phillipines….law….how do i go about it

  17. uzo says

    i was not able to print a slip the can i still come for the exam

  18. Kudu Baba Mohammed says

    MY EMAIL [email protected].

  19. Afolabi Michael O says

    PLS , Notify me when 2013/2014 AWARDS ADVERTISED through [email protected].

  20. Phils Adejoh Akeji says

    Thanks guys

  21. Oladipupo Oladayo says

    How gud is it for me applying for this scholarship. Am currently abt 2 write utme and in wassce I v 2 B's T.D N PHYSICS d rest are C's please is it possible to go through this please I nid to knw. [email protected]

  22. oladokun says

    Sir. I reg. Bt weneva i try to log in its a problm. I met all requirmnt wt evn a 4.95 gp…sir, i dnt wnt to lose ds opportunity.hlp me sir

  23. Ifex da Best says

    I want to write utme and I have my neco result all C's is it possible for me to apply for this scholarship with this grade.

    1. Helen says

      Website is showing error 404 ( web page not found). How do I apply?

  24. Muhammad Hamza says

    I have been trying to apply for the past one week but I couldn't get an access… Who will help me out?

  25. oladokun says

    Muhammed i hv also bn tryn….pls smone wt ans dt cn hlp cal 08136912832.. am a stdnt in oau wt a 4.95 gp i dnt wna miss ds pls

  26. Alexander Soggy Pamni says

    d bea form is nt displaying. pls reply

  27. lengkat says

    the BEA form is not displaying. Do you please know why the form is inaccessible? Help me please with a way out.

  28. Ukado Joy .A. says

    How do I go about the registration. I met the requirement. Pls contact me at [email protected]. Thanks

  29. urch says

    hello, pls anyone with an information why the form is inaccessible? have anyone processed the form? pls reach me on 07069573294, i do appreciate

  30. Nathan James says

    ADD ME AND NOTIFY ME ON [email protected].

  31. Kabeer Garba Usman says


  32. Ismaila Mudi says

    Are students having NABTEB as their O’ level instead of waec and neco eligible to apply for federal government or PTDF oversee scholatships or even other international scholarships ?

  33. Daniel says

    Any news?

  34. Samuel Peacekid Peter says

    When will next yr's application start? Can som1 apply using 2011 waec result,met all d requirements pls reply ASAP

  35. Augustina Ogwu says

    when is the date for the exam or interview and which place thank you please give me your reply

  36. Anyadiegwu Charles says

    This is a good one only if DUE process will be followed and not by who knows who or the Nigerian factor.

  37. After School Africa says

    Application is still open for the Federal Government scholarship. Interview Date is From March 24th To 28th March 2014 – be sure to apply before this date

  38. Obiora Gideon Okechukwu says

    the fsb.gov.ng no dey gree open oooo

    Please, is there any other way to access the site?

  39. Sadiq Obada says

    hmn.. scholarship for who? for the poor or the rich? why not visit as many universities as possible to see struggling students who really need these scholarship!

  40. Aliyi Hussein says

    please your email to apply help me Aliyi Hussein

  41. Andry Slizzle Walter says

    same here

  42. Sidique Kabba says

    Please my name sidique Sulaiman kabba how can i apply from sierra leone

  43. Chioma says

    Thanks for the info. Please do notify me when 2020/2021portal will be open if possible just send me the link [email protected] Thanks

  44. Gabriel says

    Thank you so much for the awareness… I would like to be notified when the portal for the 2020/2021 session is opened [email protected]

  45. Jane Mann-Effiong says

    Pls notify me for 2020/2021 [email protected]

  46. Scholastica says

    Thanks for the info. Please do notify me when 2020/2021portal will be open if possible just send me the link [email protected] Thanks

  47. Kenny says

    Am unable to see the link to apply for the scholarahip……

    I dnt know if that could be send to my gmail

    [email protected]

  48. hamza yunusa says

    I,m interest ed

    1. Agbaje lukman says

      I would be glad to be notify when the form or link is out.

  49. Habiba Muhammad says

    Please send the link to my email
    [email protected]

  50. Usama Salisu Ahmad says

    Plx i was unable to access d website,I don’t know whether u can send it to me via my Gmail.
    [email protected]

  51. Favour says

    Pls am in abia state pls notify me with my email [email protected]

  52. Miracle says

    I’m interested. Please notify me when the 2020\2021 portal is opened. You can send the notification to my gmail : [email protected].
    Thank you very much.


    Good day, I am interested and you can notify me with my email
    [email protected]

  54. Chi Violet says

    Good day ma/sir.
    Please how can I change my venue for CBT test, have changed location where I applied and won’t be able to travel for the test because of the distance and fee involved. Please I need possible and immediate solution as my test date is tomorrow 19th, January 2020.

  55. Chi Violet says

    Please how can I change my venue for CBT test venue which is tomorrow and I have a geniue reason.

  56. Adaku says

    Hi peace ,
    I’m having the same issue with you, I will give it a shot tomorrow. However please I would appreciate if someone helps out with the answer to Peace’s question.

  57. Bolu says

    I’m interested please you can notify me with my email [email protected]

  58. Lilian says

    I want to sincerely thank the government for giving us the citizens the opportunity to forge ahead with our dreams.May God help our government. No notification was sent to my email and as such,I missed the opportunity for taking the test.Am so sad and crying.

  59. john says

    is the exam results for 2020/2021 that we wrote on the 19th february this year out or they don’t usually bring out the results for candidate to check online if they are qualified for the exams and to know their exams cut off mark for subsequent preparation?


    I am really interested in this …please notify me when its ongoing


    I thank the Government for this opportunity…i want to be a part of this


    I am already 40year and I am applying for my PhD this will I be eligible for the scholarship

  63. Basho ibrahim says

    Thank for what aur federal government give for us

  64. Prince fidelisugwu says

    Pls I have my trade test and nabteb result but low grade in maths physics and chemistry but wanna resit this November December nabteb GCE..can apply for this now

  65. Okonkwo Obinna Jude says

    Please when and how can I apply for the BEA international scholarship, I can’t find where to apply for it here. I meet all the requirements to apply for the scholarship had B’s in my WAEC and I don’t know when the application will start or even end for the 2020/2021 session.
    Please anybody that can reply me with the appropriate date for the registration and deadline should please inform me. I really need to utilize this awesome opportunity. E-mail me at [email protected].
    Please my dear, any one that can offer me help should do.

  66. Precious says

    When will the next application begins and it is possible for one to chose two different course of studies? For instance, medicine and surgery and pharmacy. Thanks

  67. Chibuikem Onyema says

    Please, I would like to be notified when next the scholarship exam would be holding (2020). Thanks very much in advance.

  68. Abiodun says

    Please notify me when the next application begins

  69. Okpara says

    I would like to know when the next scholarship exam would hold and venue

  70. dike emmanuel says

    I thank the government for this awesomely opportunity, I m really interested I hve my 0 level, merit on my waec. pls what’s are the requirement can someone rply me.

  71. Nwabunike joy says

    Thanks a lot for the info, I would be writing my waec 2021,so pls notify me when 2020/21 application for BEA international scholarship begins.Thanks,I wouldn’t want to let this opportunity slip i really want to study medicine and surgery
    [email protected]

  72. Nwabunike joy says

    Thanks a lot for the info, I would be writing my waec 2021,so pls notify me when 2020/21 application for BEA international scholarship begins.Thanks, I really want to study medicine and surgery
    [email protected]

  73. Nwabunike joy says

    I would be writing my waec 2021,so pls notify me when 2020/21 application for BEA international scholarship begins.I really want to study medicine and surgery.Thanks
    [email protected]

  74. Confidence says

    Pls I would like to be notified

  75. Ajogi Sarah says

    Please, i would like to be notified when the 2020/2021 scholarship exam form is out.
    Email me at

  76. Tonia says

    I already applied online n I printed the application according to d instructions
    What I want to know is dat what next steps am I to take??
    Pls u can contact n message me on watsap 08059143919
    Thank u

  77. Ebuka says

    I got A and B in all my subject except English, please help me

  78. Eke esther nneka chubiyo ojo says

    nice one

  79. Maryann says

    Thanks for the information. Please, I want to know the next step I should take because I have applied online. And is it necessary that someone will apply directly to those universities abroad. And can we get the international passports by ourselves. Thanks

  80. Abdullateef Adam says

    I meet all the requirements of the scholarship but I have not been able to apply now due to some reasons. Pls when is the application deadline?

  81. Bilyaminu says

    How can I apply for the scholarship?

  82. Monday says

    I applied for the NA scholarship, took the exam in February and till now I have not heard anything about the results, I want to know if I can still apply for the next one that is currently ongoing

  83. Oluwatosin gbadero says

    Please my results are excellent and I would like to be notified when the 2020/2021 form is out.email([email protected])

  84. Olutimehin jeremiah says

    Good day….I am interested in the scholarship…but there is no link here to apply for the scholarship, and I don’t know how to do it….pls put me through……thanks

  85. Matthew says

    Please, i would like to be notified when the 2020/2021 scholarship exam form is out.
    Email me at [email protected]

  86. Timothy Yusuf says

    I’m really happy to be here.
    Please I’ll like to know when application will begin for 2021 candidates
    Because I’m interested in it and I don’t want to missed it.
    Thanks alot.

  87. hamidan usman says

    we need scholarship in order to complete our study sucessifuly

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