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Federal Government Scholarship Awards for Nigerian Students 2023

The Nigeria Federal  Ministry of Education through its body for International Scholarships, Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) through the Honourable Minister of Education, hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2023/2024 Federal Government scholarship awards for admissions to study overseas.

Nigeria is a rich country in human and natural resources. We have seen the recent success of Nigerian youths who are excelling as scientists, engineers, doctors and engineers in different parts of the world. Nigeria has been ranked among the top five countries globally with higher number of published research papers.

What is the FG Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Nigerian Students?

The FG Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Nigerian Students is a scholarship opportunity provided by the Federal Government of Nigeria in collaboration with the British Government. The aim of the scholarship is to provide financial support to Nigerian students who wish to study in the United Kingdom and other foreign countries.

The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and are open to all Nigerian citizens who meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarships cover tuition fees, living expenses, and travel costs.

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Who are eligible to apply?

FG Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards is offered to Nigerian students in their final year of high school or have secure their first degrees to pursue postgraduate programmes. The aim of the scholarship is to promote bilateral relations between Nigeria and other countries by providing opportunities for Nigerian students to study abroad.

To be eligible for the FG Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of Nigeria
  • Be aged 18-25 years old
  • Have completed their secondary education
  • Be a citizen of Nigeria
  • Be in their final year of high school
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Meet the English language requirements of the host country
  • Meet the English language requirements of their chosen course of study
  • Not have previously studied in the United Kingdom
  • 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;
  • Evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.

How can I apply?

The FG Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship is a competitive scholarship awarded to Nigerian students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, room and board, airfare, and other expenses for one year of study at a participating institution in the United States, Canada or other countries.

In order to apply for the FG Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards, Nigerian students must first obtain a letter of recommendation from their school. This letter must be submitted along with the student’s transcripts and a personal essay. The essay should explain the student’s financial need and why they are deserving of the scholarship. Additionally, students must also submit proof of their citizenship in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

Follow these procedures to begin your application;

For more details, visit FG website

Documents Required for Application

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

  • A certified copies of academic credentials;
  • Data page of valid International passport;
  • Medical Report clearance from Government hospitals;
  • Birth Certificate & Prove of Indigene
  • Police Clearance Certificate where necessary.
  • A completed application form
  • An official transcript from your most recent educational institution
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers or other adults who can attest to your academic ability and personal character
  • A personal essay describing your educational goals and why you believe you deserve this scholarship opportunity.

How to Apply and FAQs

FG Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Nigerian Students

1. How to Apply

The FG Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards are open to Nigerian students who wish to study at participating institutions in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

To apply, interested students must first obtain an application form from the Nigeria-US Education Foundation (NUEF) or the British Council. The application form must be completed and submitted with all required supporting documents to the NUEF or the British Council office nearest to the applicant’s place of residence.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be conducted by a panel of representatives from the NUEF, the British Council, and the relevant Embassy.

2. FAQs:

  • What is the value of the scholarship?
    The scholarship covers tuition, books/learning materials, airfare, accommodation, and living expenses for the duration of your studies.
  • Which institutions are participating in this program?
    Participating institutions include universities in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. A complete list of participating institutions can be found on the NUEF website or obtained from the British Council office nearest to you.
  • I am not a Nigerian citizen. Can I still apply?
    No, this scholarship is only for Nigerian citizens
  • What are the available Courses/Disciplines

The following are the FG Undergraduate Scholarship Courses

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biotechnology
  • Engineeing
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geology
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Sciences
  • Sports
  • Social sciences

BEA Scholarship Statistics

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has awarded scholarships to 3,988 students from across the country under the BEA scheme. The beneficiaries were offered placements in various tertiary institutions in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, China and Russia.

The scholarships are worth a total of N7.8 billion and were awarded to students who met the minimum requirements set by the FGN. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have scored a minimum of 200 points in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). They must also have at least five credits in their Ordinary Level examinations, including English Language and Mathematics.

2,876 out of the 3,988 scholarship recipients are currently studying in the UK while 664 are in the US. There are also students pursuing their studies in Canada (146), China (92) and Russia (50).

Conclusion

The FG Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Nigerian Students 2023 is a great opportunity for eligible students to study abroad. We encourage all interested and eligible students to apply for the scholarship and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

Application Deadline: 06 January 2023

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

Type: Undergraduate & Postgraduate

 

Otsepa Samson
Otsepa Samsonhttps://comasenavi.com
Otsepa Samson is a young erudite Nigerian who derives great pleasure in making new research in versatile fields of human endeavor. He seeks pleasure in imparting a learned knowledge or ideas in others.

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