West Africa Scholarships

Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards – 2018/2019

The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2018/2019 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award for:

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

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.


Field of Study

Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), etc, and

Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D) in all fields.



UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secoundary 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 (2016 & 2017). Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.


POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for Undergraduate degree courses 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. and only:

i N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted;

ii) Evidence of readiness to be released by employer.


How to Apply for the Scholarship: Kindly click Apply here to start the registration


NOTE (For all Applicants):

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

ii) All applicants for Hungarian Scholarships must visit the website: www.stipendumhungaricum.hu before 15th February, 2018.

  • Complete the application form online
  • Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to 2.0 above



Venue of Interview

BEA Venue and Date

All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for their respective Zones of origin for proper identification. Two sets of completed application forms should be submitted at the various interview centres with the following attachments:

i.) Two sets of Photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonials of previous schools attended with the originals for sighting;

ii.) Only one certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June for

Undergraduate applicants;

iii.) Two copies of Birth Certificate from National Population Commission;

iv.) State of origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;

v.) Four (4) coloured passport sized photographs on white background; and

vi) Postgraduate applicatns will be required to submit Academic transcripts and NYSC discharge or Excemption certificates only.


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

i) Authenticated copies of academic certificates;

ii) Data page of current International passport; and

iii) Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals.

iv) Police Clearance Certificate where necessary.



Scholarship Value

The Total scholarship value is scheduled as follows:

Any of the above countries are responsible for the tuition and accommodation.

While Nigeria government takes care of the following;

  • $500 monthly for supplementation.
  • $250 yearly for warm clothing.
  • $200 yearly for Health Insurance.
  • $500 yearly for medical scholars only.
  • $1000 for PG research grant yearly were applicable.
  • N100,000 – Take off for PG scholars were applicable
  • N60,000 – Take off for UG scholars were applicable

(Note: Expect occasionally delays in these payment, as previous recipient of this award have protested non payment of as much as 8 month allowance) Although you will get payed eventually.

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