A large number of Nigerian students are excited to study in foreign countries. However, most of them find it hard to meet up with the financial cost and other requirements needed to furnish this dream. Hence, the Federal Government of Nigeria is providing scholarships to Nigerian students through its Bilateral Education Agreements BEA Award for Nigerians to Study Abroad for the year 2020.
Are you a Nigerian students who intends to study abroad? Well, if so, relax and read through this article.
Furthermore, this scholarships are available for undergraduate and postgraduate students in selected countries across the globe.
About the BEA Award for Nigerians to Study Abroad
The Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) is an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Government of Countries who have signed the Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) with Nigeria.
Also, the Federal Scholarship Board is in charge of the BEA award, eligibility criteria and nomination exam. Likewise, applicants should be from the following fields of study: Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine etc.
Furthermore, the countries with BEA with Nigeria include Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Japan, Macedonia, China, Turkey, Mexico, South Korea, etc.
Eligibility-Who can apply for BEA Award for Nigerians to Study Abroad, 2020?
The following are the eligibility criteria for the BEA Award for Nigerians to Study Abroad. Hence, all potential applicants must merit the below guidelines and requirements in order to secure this scholarship:
- Most BEA countries are non-English natives. Hence, applicants may undertake a compulsory one-year foreign Language course which will be the language for studying the course.
- Also, all applicants for Japanese universities should have a good foundation knowledge of further mathematics.
- Furthermore, Only WASSCE/WAEC certificate is applicable for Bachelor in Imamat, Quran Teaching Professor and Imam Preacher Training for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria.
- Likewise, applicants for Hungarian Scholarship may apply for up to two fields of study in order of preference and should visit www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu to complete and print their application form.
- Also, candidates for the Russian Postgraduate Scholarship should have completed their 1st Degree in Russia and upload their certificates online.
- Lastly, undergraduate scholarship for Serbian universities is Eight (8) years general courses and Nine (9) years for Medicine and postgraduate studies, 3-4years for MSC and 5-6years for PhD.
Level/Field of Study
This scholarship scheme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Nigeria.
Furthermore, applicants for Undergraduate level should be from Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics,
Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited) etc.
While, Postgraduate level applicants (Masters Degree and PhD) are applicable to all fields of study.
The financial award is applicable in the following countries for undergraduate programs: Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Japan, Macedonia. While, for postgraduate programs, studies may be taken in Russia, China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, e.t.c.
This BEA Award is only applicable to resident and citizens of Nigeria.
How do I apply for the BEA Award for Nigerians to Study Abroad?
All applicants who intend to be considered for the BEA Award for Nigerians to Study Abroad must apply online and submit two copies of their completed application forms at their respective CBT centres with the following documents:
All successful candidates who are nominated by the Federal Government Scholarship Board for the BEA awards should submit the following documents:
The application for the BEA Award for Nigerians to Study Abroad, 2020 is currently not ongoing. However, the application deadline is often January annually.
FAQs on BEA Award for Nigerians to Study Abroad, 2020
How can I contact the organisers of this Scholarship?
Applicants who want to launch a formal complaint or clarification on any issue relating to the Bilateral Education Agreement should call the following number: 08077884417, 09094268637.
Do I need to pay for a processing fee?
All candidates should note that this particular application does not require any processing fee. Hence, we implore all applicants to beware of fraudsters and scammers.
Who is the permanent secretary for the Federal Ministry of Education?
The current permanent secretary for the Federal Ministry of Education is ARC SONNY T. ECHONO, fnia
Where are the FSB CBT centres located?
The CBT centres for the Federal Scholarship Board are located at each of the six geo-political zones. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to pick the closest CBT centres to them.
In Summary, the BEA award is an opportunity for Nigerians to study abroad in some selected countries. Also, individual countries may have their requirements and special benefits for applicants. Hence, applicants should go through the eligibility requirements, the language of instruction for their particular course and other necessary details.
Likewise, candidates have to excel in the CBT organised by the Federal Scholarship Board to be nominated for this award. Therefore, applicants should take the exam with keen seriousness and priority.
Best of luck in your application and academic pursuit!
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