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Federal Government Scholarship 2023/2024 for Nigerian Undergraduate, Masters & Ph.D Students (BEA)


The Honourable Minister of Education is hereby inviting interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2022/2023 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for:

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

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


The participating countries are responsible for the tuition and accommodation, while the Nigerian government takes care of supplements, warm clothing, health insurance, research grant where applicable and take-off.


  1. 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, 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 (2020) only. The age limit is from 17 to 20 years.

  2. POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd Class Upper Division. The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have acquired at least two (2) years post qualification experience or employment practice in Nigeria. 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.

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

    2. Evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.


20th February 2023

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