Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award 2016/2017 for Nigerians to Study Abroad.

Interview Time : 9:00am Daily
2016/2017 BEA Interview Venues and Dates from 7th – 10th March, 2016

Federal Ministry of Education: The honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians too participate in the 2016/2017 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award for:

  • Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia; and
  • Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, e.t.c.

The overseas Awards division of The Federal Scholarship Board processes and implements scholarship Awards received from and granted to countries with which Nigeria has bilateral educational agreements. These include countries of Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

The BEA award Division of the Federal Scholarship Board (FSB) handles scholarship awards offered to Nigeria by those countries that signed Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) with Nigeria. Nigeria on the other hand also offers scholarship to some of  these countries.

BEA scholarship awards are for both undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) studies in different fields. The studies are undertaken in the official language of the Awarding Country. Successful candidates must undergo a one year mandatory language course in the host country before the commencement of the main course of study.

Field of Study:

Natural Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Information Technology, Medicine and its other related courses, Environmental Science Geology, Agriculture, Petroleum related courses, Social Sciences, Law, International Relations, Languages, Management Courses, Research, e.t.c


  1. University degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours Upper Division
  2. Not more than 35 years of age for Masters an 40 years for PhD at the time of taking up the award.
  3. NYSC or Exemption certificate
  4. Academic Transcript


  1. Candidate must possess A or B grades in at least five relevant subjects including English and Mathematics.
  2. Candidate must be between 18-22 years old
  3. WAEC/NECO (May/June) Certificates obtained at one seating and must not be more than 2 years old at the time of taking up the Award.


Candidates applying for Undergraduate or postgraduate BEA Scholarship are to attach photocopies of the following to their application forms:-

  1. WAEC or NECO Certificate for UGs and Degree Certificates ( L” Degree and/or Masters Degree) for postgraduate (PG) applicants
  2. Birth Certificate (National Population Commission)
  3. Certificate of State of origin/Local Government
  4. Four (4) coloured passport size photographs on a white background,
  5. Original Medical Certificates will be required after nomination has been made with Chest x-rav result, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis Band Tuberculosis Tests from a Teaching Hospital, General Hospital, National Hospital or any Hospital as designated by the Awarding Countr.
  6. Police Clearance certificate is optional till nomination has been made.
  7. Data page of current International Passport (optional) till nomination has been made.
  8. PG applicants are to include :-i.    Academic Transcript
    ii.    Research proposal/Plan
    iii.    Letter of appointment if employed
    iv.    Confirmation of appointment, and
    v.    Willingness of employer to release applicant if successful.

Note (For all Applicants)

  • Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one year foreign languare of the country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction; and
  • All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship must visit the website:

Venue of Interview
All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for their respective Zones of origin for proper identification. Two sets of the Printed Completed application forms are usually 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;
  • One certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June only; Statement of results must be confirmed by WAEC and forwarded to the Director/Secretary, Federal Scholarship Board, Abuja;
  • Two copies of Birth certificate
  • State of Origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;
  • Four (4) passport sized coloured photographs on white background;
  • Academic transcripts and NYSC certificates will be required from applicants for Postgraduate Studies.

2016/2017 BEA Interview Venues and Dates from 7th – 10th March, 2016

S/N Zone  Venue Monday 7th March Tuesday 8th March Wednesday 9th March Thursday 10th March Friday 11th March
1. North-West Dutse Jigawa Sokoto and Zamfara Kano and Kebbi State Kaduna and Katsina States Jigawa State Collation of ResultsCollation of Results
2 North-East FCG, Yola Borno and Yobe States Bauchi and Gombe States Taraba State Adamawa State Collation of Results
3 North Central Govt. College Marduguri Kwara State and FCT Niger and Plateau States Kogi and Nasarawa States Benue State Collation of Results
4 South-West Abeokuta Grammar School Ondo and Oyo States Lagos and Osun States Ekiti State Ogun State Ogun State Collation of Results
5 South-SouthFGGC Calabar Edo and Rivers State Delta and Bayelsa States Akwa Ibom  State Cross Rivers Collation of Results
6 South East FSTC Awka Ebonyi and Abia States Imo State Enugu State Anambra State Collation of Results

Candidates nominated and finally selected by the awarding BEA countries will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following:

  • Photocopies of Authenticated academic certificates;
  • Data page of current International passport, and
  • Specified Medical Reports & Police clearance certificate.


  • BEA processing does not attract any processing fee. Therefore, beware of fraudsters!
  • Double Entries will be disqualified

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award 2016/2017 


  1. How can Northcentral have their interview at Maiduguri..? does not make sense please. Borno state is in the North east. venue for northcentral is suppose to be in the north central. this already looks like ……..

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  2. pls am yet to receive an email from you to enable me to continue to the form page…. Am awaiting your response thanks

  3. How can North west have their
    interview with out puting the centre of the interview….dey only ryt the state…dutse jigawa but no centre plea whre ar we going to write it?

  4. Please where exactly is North central writtinq this exam? If it’s maiduguri it won’t be condulsive coz that is currently the family house of boko

  5. Please friends has anyone gotten mail from the scholarship board telling the person that he is successful to go for the screening ? Please I’m waiting for the reply very important

  6. Pls I need clarification on the issue of O-level result to be used. The last post I read said WAEC only is acceptable and now this one is saying BOTH WAEC AND NECO are acceptable. Pls I want to knw if NECO can be used. Thanks.

  7. Hello brothers I am in kano and my venue is jigawa dutse please does any one knows which specific place in dutse. Please me to know through this number 07010810760 or 08103374953. Any body that has same venue as me let be friends so that we shall inform each other. Thank you.

  8. wat if d date of d interview for yur state do nt favour you due to exams in yur current school can yu go on another day dat is nt for yur state

  9. Pls does it mean that the interview will run from 7th to 10th for the various zones or is a date for each zone? Whatsap me the answer thru this no: 08105222658

  10. Comment:hllo frnds my name is shafiu sani from zamfara my venue is dutse jigawa but no specific center pls some1 should help $ tell me via 07011969262 thanks.

  11. Pls, can you write the exam in any location that is nearest to you or just in the geopolitical zone venues for your state of origin?


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