Federal Government Scholarship Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA)

The esteemed Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman OON, SAN, extends a cordial invitation to eligible and interested Nigerians to engage in the 2024/2025 Federal Government Scholarship Awards. These scholarships are specifically available for:



  • Undergraduate (UG) studies, eligible for enrollment in Russia, Morocco, Hungary, Egypt, and Algeria.
  • Postgraduate (PG) studies, applicable for candidates whose primary degrees were acquired from Russia (for further studies in Russia), as well as those pursuing studies in China, Hungary, Serbia, and Romania.
Level:Undergraduates/Postgraduates .
Minimum Age:None.
Required GPA:None.
Eligibility Country:Nigerian.
Gender:All genders.
Scholarship Deadline:January 5, 2024.

The Federal Government of Nigeria is composed of three distinct branches: legislative, executive, and judicial, whose powers are vested by the Constitution of Nigeria in the National Assembly, the President, and the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, respectively. The Constitution provides a separation and balance of powers among the three branches and aims to prevent the repetition of past mistakes made by the government. In 1973, Ostheimer M.

Applicants must have the following qualifications:



  • 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 (2022 & 2023) for Non-African Countries and for African countries the age of certificate is one year (2023) only. Age limit is from 17 to 20 years.


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

Candidates must be studying the following course:

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

       b.  Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and PhD) in all fields.

All Applicants to upload the following certificates online;


       a. UNDERGRADUATE (UG): WAEC/WASSCE & NIN Slip and NYSC discharge or exemption Certificate.

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

  • Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
  • Data page of the current International passport; 
  • Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals;
  • Birth Certificate & Indigene letter
  • Police Clearance Certificate where necessary. 

Interested and qualified? Go to Federal Government of Nigeria on fsbn.com.ng to apply

All qualified candidates are advised to: 

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

Take note:

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; 

(ii)     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 November to close 16th January, 2024.

  • Complete the application form online,

(iii)  All applicants for Russia should visit the website http://education-in-russia.com which is opened.

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

(v)  All documents to be uploaded on the Russian  Application portal and must be properly scanned in PDF format.

For more details, visit FSBN website

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