UPDATED: Federal Government Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Now Accepting Applications for 2018/2019

Federal Government Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Latest Update:

As part of measures to improve efficiency and integrity of the selection processes, the Federal Scholarship Board, Federal Ministry of Education has adopted the Computer Based Test (CBT) for the conduct of the 2018/2019 Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA)nomination interviews.

To afford candidates adequate time for adjustment, the dates for the interviews have been shifted from February, 19th -23rd to February 28th to March 1st  2018.


Applications are invited from interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2018/2019 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for:

Federal Government Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship

i)  Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia; and

ii) Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, t.c.


Federal Government BEA Scholarship Fields of Study.

  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 Degree and Ph.D) in all fields.

Federal Government BEA Scholarship Criteria & Eligibility.

  1. 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
  2. POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for Undergraduate degree courses must hold a First Degree with at least 2nd Class Upper 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:
    • N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted;
    • Evidence of readiness to be released by employer.

NOTE (For all Applicants):

  1. 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
  2. All applicants for Hungarian Scholarships must visit the website: www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu before 15th February, 2018.
    1. Complete the application form online
    2. Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to 2.0

Federal Government BEA Scholarship Venues, Dates & Requirements.

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:

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

  1. Only one certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June for Undergraduate applicants;
  2. Two copies of Birth Certificate from National Population Commission;
  3. State of origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;
  4. Four (4) coloured passport sized photographs on white background; and
  5. Postgraduate applicants will be required to submit Academic transcripts and NYSC discharge or Exemption certificates only.

The following centres have been approved in the six geopolitical zones as follows:

LocationExam Center
North West


Federal Polytechnic, Kebbi State changed to: Legislators Quarters Maiduguri Road, Farawa, Kano (JAMB Center)
North EastGovernment Girls Secondary School Damaturu changed to: Former Teachers’ College Quarters Jalingo, Taraba State (a JAMB Office)
North CentralFederal Government Boys College Apo, FCT changed to: Plot 2 (Three Arm Zone) along Eastern Bye-Pass,Maiumbi Road, Minna, Niger State
South WestFSTC, Yaba Lagos changed to Quarter 845, Agodi GRA, opposite

Ikolaba Grammar School, Ibadan, Oyo State (a JAMB Zonal office)

South –SouthBDGS Bayelsa,Yenagoa changed to: OkpanamRoad by NTA junction Asaba, Delta State
South – EastFGGC Owerri, Imo State changed to: Ubakala, Ubakala junction, Enugu Express Way Umuahia, Abia State (a JAMB Office)

Kindly note that these centres replace those earlier advertised on the Ministry’s website



Day 1 (Wednesday 28th February 2018)

Day 2 (Thursday 1stMarch 2018)


Anambra,      Enugu,    Ebonyi

Imo,    Abia


AkwaIbom, Cross Rivers,    Bayelsa

Rivers,    Edo,    Delta


Kogi,   Kwara,   Benue,   FCT

Nasarawa,   Niger,     Plateau


Ondo,    Osun,   Lagos

Oyo,    Ogun,    Ekiti


Borno,   Bauchi,    Adamawa

Gombe,    Yobe,    Taraba


Kaduna,      Katsina,    Sokoto

Kano,   Jigawa,   Kebbi,    Zamfara

 NOTE:Candidates for interview on the 1st Day (Wednesday 28th February, 2018) should appear for screening and documentation on Tuesday February 27th 2018, while candidates for interview on the 2nd Day (Thursday 1st March 2018) should appear for their own screening on Wednesday 28th February, 2018 between 9.00am  to 4.00pm. Only cleared candidates will be admitted for the interviews.

 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 current International passport; and
  3. Specified Medical Reports from Government
  4. Police Clearance Certificate where

How to Apply for Federal Government BEA Scholarship.

  1. Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website education.gov.ng and click on READ MORE on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page:
  2. Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online
  3. Print the completed Application Form
  4. Submit two sets of the Printed Application Forms at the venue of the interview as scheduled.

NOTE/Warning: Double Entries will be disqualified!

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