BEA Awards for Nigerians to Study Abroad, 2021-2022 | APPLY

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BEA Awards for Nigerians to Study Abroad, 2021-2022. If you are a Nigerian citizen looking for how you could study abroad, seat and relax because your prayers are about to be answered. The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education is inviting applications from qualified candidates for the ongoing Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Awards for Nigerians to study abroad.

Candidates can apply for these scholarships to study abroad for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. This post is packed as a guide to help you register for the BEA Awards and win them this year.

So, in this post, we will present to you all you need to know about the BEA Awards for Nigerians to Study Abroad, how to apply for it, the benefits involved, and also, answer several questions people are asking about the BEA Awards.

BEA Awards for Nigerians to Study Abroad, 2021-2022 | APPLY

What Are The Requirements for BEA Awards for Nigerians to Study Abroad | Eligibility Criteria

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. For African
  • countries, the age of the certificate is one year only. The age limit is from 18 to 20 years.

Postgraduate Scholarships

  • All applicants for postgraduate 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 Mastersand 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 the employer.


I) Because the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants must be willing to take a mandatory one-year foreign language course in the country of choice, which will be the standard medium of instruction;

ii) Japan applicants must have a strong background in further mathematics;

iii) The required certificates for candidates applying for Iman Preachers and Quranic Professor for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria are WAEC, as in other scholarship awars.

vi) Fill out the online application form, print the completed form, and bring it to the interview venue in addition to 2.0 above.

Level/Field of Study:

Please see below for some of the information you will want in order to submit a genuine application and win the BEA awards.

The bilateral Scholarships are open to students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in both countries. Awarded scholarships are those that are related to the following disciplines of study:
a) Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture and Sciences;

b) Postgraduate level – Mathematical Sciences, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law and Social Sciences;
c) Sciences, biotechnology, architecture, medicine, and other related fields

All subjects of study are available at the postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D.).

Host Nationality:

The bilateral scholarship must be applied in one of the following countries:

1) Undergraduate (UG) studies are available in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, and Macedonia; and

2) Postgraduate (PG) studies are available in Russia (for those with Russian first degrees), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and other countries.

Eligible Nationality:

The BEA awards scholarship is open to Nigerian citizens only or international students residing in the country.

How To Apply for the BEA Scholarship Awards for Nigerian

Time needed: 25 minutes.

For this BEA grant scholarship, candidates must submit two sets of application forms, each with two sets of the accompanying attachments, to the various JAMB CBT centers:

==> For verification, two sets of photocopies of educational certificates and testimonials from previous schools attended, together with the originals.

==>For undergraduate applicants, just one credential is accepted: the May/June WAEC.

==>Two copies of the National Population Commission’s Birth Certificate;

==>A signed, stamped, and date-stamped certificate from the country of origin or LGA

==>At least four (4) passport-size colorful photos with a white backdrop; and

==>Transcripts of academic work and NYSC discharge or exemption certificates will be required exclusively from postgraduate applicants in the future.


All eligible applicants are to report for an interview at the venues scheduled for accreditation a day to the date scheduled for the examination. Candidates nominated by the Board will be required to submit to the Federal
Scholarship Board the following:

  • Authenticated copies of academic certificates;
  • Data page of the current International passport; and
  • Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals

Application Deadline:

The application closes in January every year.

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