The Federal Ministry of Education invites qualified Nigerians to apply for the 2015/2016 nomination interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) scholarship award for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies.
Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Awards are scholarship awards made to eligible Nigerian youths after due process by development partners who have entered into Bilateral Educational agreement with Nigeria. 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.
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.
Eligibility Criteria for BEA Award:
(A) Postgraduate Applicants Should
a. Possess university degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours Upper Division.
b. Should not be more than 35 years of Age at the time of taking up the award.
c. Possess a certificate obtained not more than 5 year at date of application.
d. Possess NYSC/Exemption certificate (where applicable).
e. Should have not less than two (2) years post qualification experience.
f. Should provide willingness of employer to release applicant (where applicable).
a. Candidate must posses at least A or B grades in five relevant subjects including English and Mathematics at one sitting.
b. Qualifying Certificate – (WASC or NECO) only.
c. Candidate must be between 17-23 years old at the time of taking up the award.
d. Certificate must not be more than 3 years old at time of application.
The Fields of Study:
A. Undergraduate level – Medicine, Paramedical, Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics,Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, etc
B. Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D) in all fields
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.
Method of Application:
All qualified candidates are advised to visit www.fsb.gov.ng and click on the Application Center tab. Register your username and password and click BEA in the Application Center.
Proceed to complete the form online and submit, then print the completed Application form. Submit two copies at the venue of the Interview as scheduled.
The interview would take place from Monday, March 9th to Friday, March 13th 2015 by 9.00am daily.
All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for their respective zones of origin.Two sets of completed application forms should be submitted at the various interview centres with the following attachments:
i) Two authenticated photocopies of educational certificates and testimonial
ii) Only one certificate will be accepted ie WAECO or NECO ( May/June) only
iii) Statement of results must be confirmed by WAEC or NECO and forwarded to the Director/ Secretary, Federal Scholarship Board, Abuja.
iv) Two copies of Birth certificate.
v) State of origin certificate duly signed, stamped and dated.
vi) Eight (8) passport sized coloured photographs on white background.
vii) Data page of current International Passport.
viii) Academic transcripts and NYSC certificates will be required from applicants for postgraduate studies
Note: Original documents should be presented at the interview venues for sighting. 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:
i) Authenticated copies of academic certificates
ii) 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.
iii) Police clearance certificate with finger prints ( on request).
Best of luck To You all...
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