Federal Government BEA Scholarship (Apply Now)

The Nigerian Government is now accepting applications for its 2023/2024 Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for undergraduate and postgraduate studies abroad.

The development was made known by Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, who hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2023/2024 Federal Government Scholarship. 

Federal Government BEA Scholarship

Federal Government BEA Scholarship 

i) Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Hungary, Egypt, and Venezuela;

ii) Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, and Romania.

2.0 All qualified candidates are advised to:

  • Visit the Federal Ministry of Education’s website www.education.gov.ng and click on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page:
  •  Read the Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online
  • Print the completed Application Form


a. Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics,  Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), Pilot Engineering, Neurologist and

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

How to Apply for BEA scholarship 2023


A. UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Seven (7) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secondary School Certificates, WASSCE/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 (2021 & 2022) for Non-African Countries and for African countries the age of the certificate is one year (2022) only. The age limit is from 17 to 20 years.

B. POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must hold a  First  Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd  Class Upper Division.

All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C. Programme and the age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.

  • N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are  accepted; and
  • Evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.


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;

iii) All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of study in order of preference and must visit the website:  www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu which was opened Middle of November to close on 16th January 2023.

  • Complete the application form online,

vi) All applicants for Russia should visit the website http://education-in-russia.com which will open in November.

v) All applicants for the Russian Postgraduate Scholarship must have acquired their 1st   Degree in Russia;

vi) All Applicants are to upload the following certificates online;

  •  POSTGRADUATE (PG): 1st Degree Certificate, Masters Degree WAEC/WASSCE
  • Indigene letter & NYSC discharge Certificate.

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

  1. Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
  2. Data page of the current International passport;
  3. Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals;
  4. Birth Certificate & Indigene letter

v) Police Clearance Certificate where necessary.


i) 08077884417/08035996213

ii) fsb@education.gov.ng

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