Once again, the Dailyschoolnews team wish to bring to light, the Federal Ministry of Education 2014/2015 (BEA) Postgraduate & Undergraduate Scholarship Awards.

The Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Awards are scholarship awards which is made to eligible Nigerian youths after due process by development partners who have entered into Bilateral Educational agreement with Nigeria.

For people who don’t know what this means or who are eligible for the scholarship, these offers could be at the Undergraduate or Post Graduate or both levels as the case may be.

The duration of the scholarship offer ranges from 4- 9 years depending on the level of study and the country.

The Federal Ministry of Education
The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Chief (Barr.) Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, is hereby inviting interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2014/2015 Nomination interview for Bilateral education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for the following set of scholars/students as mentioned below:

1. Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in the following countries.
* Russia,
* Cuba,
* Morocco,
* Algeria,
* Romania,
* Ukraine,
* Turkey,
* Egypt,
* Japan,
* Serbia,
* Macedonia

2. Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in the following countries:
* Russia,
* China,
* Turkey,
* Japan,
* Serbia,
* Mexico, etc.

Requirements/Eligibility

Undergraduate Scholarship
*. All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & .Bs) in the Senior Secondary School Certificate, WAEC or NECO (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their field of study including English language and Mathematics.

*. Certificates should not be more than Two (2) years old (2012 or 2013)
*. Age limit is 22 years.

Postgraduate Scholarship

*. All applicants must hold a First Degree with at least 2nd Class Upper Division.
*. The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have completed at least Two (2) years post qualification or employment practice in Nigeria.
*. A knowledge of the Foreign language of the donor country is desired particularly for those applying for Russian Award.
*. All applicants must have completed NYSCE.
*. Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.

Important Notice:
(For all Applicants): Knowledge of the language of the country of choice is an added advantage.

Fields Of Study

*. Undergraduate Level:
Medicine,
Engineering.
Geology,
Agriculture,
sciences,
Mathematics.
Languages,
Environmental sciences.
Sports.
Law,
Social Sciences, etc.

*. Postgraduate Level (Masters Degree and PhD): in all fields.

Important Notice:
In Bilateral Educational Agreement countries, Awardees study the language of the country in their first Year and this constitutes the language of instruction throughout their study. It is pertinent to state that performance in the language course determines the continuation of the course of study for which the award has been made.

BEA Countries
Some of the BEA countries at present include the following; Russia, China, Morocco, Turkey, Algeria, Romania, Serbia, Japan, Ukraine, Cuba, Greece, Czech Republic, Syria, Macedonia, Mexico, Egypt, Tunisia etc.
These countries are responsible for the tuition and accommodation, while Nigeria government takes care of the following:

*. $500 monthly for supplementation.
*. $250 yearly for warm clothing
*. $200 yearly for Health Insurance
*. $500 yearly for medical scholars only.
*. $1000 for PG research grant yearly were applicable
*. N100,000 – Take off for PG scholars were applicable
*. N60,000 – Take off for UG scholars were applicable

Application Closing Date
23rd of March, 2014

How To Apply
All qualified candidates are advised to:
*. Visit the official website @ www.fsb.gov.ng
*. When the website loads up, you’re required to click on the Application Center.
*. After that, click BEA in the Application Center.
*. Proceed to complete the form online and submit
*. You are required to print out the completed Application Form
*. Submit two copies at the venue of the interview as scheduled (find attached Time table)

Note/Warning
*. Double entry would be disqualified Venue Of Interview
All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues nearest to them as scheduled for their respective states of origin.

*. Two sets of completed application forms should be submitted at the various interview centers with the following attachments:

*. Two authenticated photocopies of educational certificates and testimonial.

*. Only one certificate will be accepted i.e WAEC or NECO (May/June) only.
*. Statement of results must he confirmed by WAEC or NECO and forwarded to the Director/Secretary. Federal Scholarship Board, Abuja.

*. Two copies of Birth Certificate.

*. State of Origin certificate duly signed, stamped and dated.

*. Eight (8) passport sized coloured photographs on white background.

*. Data page of current International Passport. and

*. Academic transcripts and NYSC certificates will be required from applicants for postgraduate studies.

*. Original Documents should be presented at the interview venues for sighting.
2014/2014 BEA Interview Venues and Dates From March 24th To 28th March, 2014

S/N Zone/Venue
Monday March 24th
Tuesday March 25th Wednesday March 26th Thursday March 27th
Friday March 28th
1. North West/ FGC Sokoto
Kano & Kaduna State Kebbi & Jigawa State Zamfara & Katsina State Sokoto State Collation of Result

2 .North East/Gombe
Borno & Yobe StateAdamawa & Taraba StateBauchi StateGombe StateCollation of Result.

3. North Central/FGC Minna
Benue & Kogi StatePlateau State & FCT Kwara & Nasarawa State Niger State Collation of Result.

4. South West/Osun
Lagos & Ondo State Oyo & Ekiti State Ogun State Osun State Collation of Result.

5. South South/FGGC Benin Delta State Cross River & Bayelsa State Akwa-Ibom & Rivers State Edo State Collation of Result.

6. South East/FGGC Umuahia
Enugu & Ebonyi StateImo State Anambra State Abia State Collation of Result
Applicants are strongly advised to attend the interview at their zones of origin.

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

*. Authenticated copies of academic certificates.

*. Medical certificate of Fitness including HIV/AIDS,Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B free certificates and chest x-ray from a Teaching Hospital, General Hospital or National Hospital. Abuja, or any Hospital as designated by the awarding country.

*. Police clearance certificate with finger prints (on request)

TIME:9.00 a.m. daily

This information is signed by the Permanent Secretary
Federal Ministry of Education.

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