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Nigeria Scholarships for Undergraduates and Postgraduates to 20 Foreign Countries


The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2019/2020 Nomination computer Based Test (CBT) for the Federal Government Scholarship Awards for:

Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA)  

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

Method of Application and Procedures

All qualified candidates are advised to:
  1. Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website 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 d.  Submit two sets of the Printed Application Forms at the venue of the interview as scheduled below. 

Fields of Study

  • Undergraduate level - Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), etc; and
  • Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D) in all fields. 

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Scholarships Requirements and Eligibility

  1. Undergraduate Scholarships: All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secondary 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 (2017& 2018) for African countries the age of certificate is one year (2018) only . Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.
  2. Postgraduate Scholarships: All applicants for Undergraduate degree courses must hold a  First Class (1st  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. 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;
  2. Japan applicants must have very strong background in further mathematics;
  3. The required certificates for candidates applying for Iman Preachers and Quaranic Professor for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria is WAEC as in other scholarship awards;
  4. All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of study in order of preference; and 
  5. All applicants for Hungarian Scholarships must visit the website: before 15th January, 2019. Complete the application form online  • Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to 2.0 above. 

Venue of Interview

All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for accreditation a day to the date scheduled for examination. Two sets of completed application forms should be submitted at the various JAMB CBT centres with the following attachments:
  1. Two sets of Photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonials of previous schools attended with the originals for sighting;
  2. Only one certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June for Undergraduate applicants
  3. Two copies of Birth Certificate from National Population Commission;
  4. State of origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;
  5. Four (4) coloured passport sized photographs on white background; and;
  6. Postgraduate applicants will be required to submit Academic transcripts and NYSC discharge or Exemption certificates only. 

NB:  Candidates nominated by the Board will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following: i) Authenticated copies of academic certificates;  ii) Data page of current International passport; and iii) Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals. iv) Police Clearance Certificate where necessary. 

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