The 2014/2015 Federal Government of Nigeria overseas scholarship BEA program is now open for application. This scholarship is for Nigerians wishing to pursue their undergraduate or postgraduate study in Russia, China, Morocco, Turkey, Algeria, Romania, Serbia, Japan, Ukraine, Cuba, Greece, Czech Republic, Syria, Macedonia, Mexico, Egypt, Tunisia etc.
The Honourable Minister of Education, Chief (Barr.) Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, is hereby inviting interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the
2014/2015 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for: i) Undergraduate(UG) studies tenable in Russia, Cuba,
Morocco, Algeria, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Egypt, Japan, Serbia, Macedonia
For the undergraduate award, applicants must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secondary School Certificate, WAEC or NECO (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their fields of study including English Language andMathematics. Certificates should not be more than Two (2) years old (2012 or 2013). Age limit is 22 years.
For the postgraduate award, 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. Knowledge of the Foreign language of the
donor country is desired particularly for those applying for Russian Award. All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C. Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
Fields of study
The following fields are accepted for undergraduate level: Medicine, Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, etc and all fields are accepted for postgraduate level.
What the scholarship covers
Some BEA countries like Russia, China, Morocco, Turkey, Algeria, Romania, Serbia, Japan, Ukraine, Cuba, Greece, Czech Republic, Syria, Macedonia, Mexico, Egypt, Tunisia etc. are responsible for tuition and accommodation while Nigerian government takes care of the following expenses:
- $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
All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for their respective zones of origin. Two sets of completed application forms should be submitted at the various interview centres with the following attachments:
i. Two authenticated photocopies of educational certificates and testimonial
ii. Only one certificate will be accepted ie WAECO or NECO ( May/June) only
iii. Statement of results must be confirmed by WAEC or NECO and forwarded to the Director/ Secretary, Federal Scholarship Board, Abuja.
iv. Two copies of Birth certificate.
v. State of origin certificate duly signed, stamped and dated.
vi. Eight (8) passport sized coloured photographs on white background
vii. Data page of current International Passport. and
viii. Academic transcripts and NYSC certificates will be required from applicants for postgraduate studies Original documents should be presented at the interview venues for sighting.
2014/2015 BEA Interview Venues and Dates from March 24th to 28th March 2014.
Clickto see the different venues for the respective zones
How to apply
The mode of application is online. Clickhttp://fsb.gov.ng/appcenter/ for more information on how to apply