FSBN BEA Scholarship 2024 Application Portal Requirements, Deadline & Exam Date

FSBN BEA Scholarship 2024/2025 Application Portal, Requirements, Deadline and Exam Date for interested Nigerian students who wish to study abroad. BEA Scholarship portal has been reopened. The new closing date is 15th January 2024.

The Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship is a program initiated by the Nigerian government to support the educational development of its citizens through international collaboration.

The Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria has commenced its 2024/2025 Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for interested and qualified Nigerians undergraduate and postgraduate students to studies in Russia, Morocco, Hungary, Egypt, Serbia, China and Algeria.


BEA Scholarship Eligibility

In order to apply for Federal Government BEA Scholarships, applicants MUST fulfill all of the following requirements:

1) Undergraduate: All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Seven (7) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secondary School Certificates, WASSCE/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 (2022 & 2023) for Non-African Countries and for African countries the age of certificate is one year (2023) only. Age limit is from 17 to 20 years.

2) Postgraduate:

  • All applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd Class Upper Division.
  • All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C. Programme and the age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
    •  N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted; and
    • Evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.


  1. Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one year foreign Language course of the Country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction;
  2. All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of study in order of preference, and must visit the website: which was opened Middle November to close 16th January, 2024. Complete the application form online.
  3. All applicants for Russia should visit the website which is opened.
  4. All applicants for Russian Postgraduate Scholarship must have acquired their 1st Degree in Russia;
  5. All documents to be uploaded on the Russian Application portal and must be properly scanned in PDF format.

BEA Scholarship Fields of Study

Below are the fields of study covered by the BEA Scholarship on the agreements in place with the partnering countries.

1) Undergraduate

  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Agriculture
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Sports
  • Law
  • Social Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Architecture
  • Medicine (very limited)
  • Pilot Engineering
  • Neurologist

2) Postgraduate

  • Masters Degree and PhD in all fields

How to Apply for BEA Scholarship 2024

To apply for this scholarship,

  1. Visit FSBN portal
  2. Upload the following certificates online
    • POSTGRADUATE (PG): 1st Degree Certificate, NIN Slip and NYSC discharge or exemption Certificate.
  3. Print the completed form for future reference.

NB: Candidates nominated by the Board will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following:

  • Authenticated copies of academic certificates.
  • Data page of the current International passport.
  • Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals.
  • Birth Certificate & Indigene letter
  • Police Clearance Certificate where necessary

Please, note that shortlisted students will be contacted via e-mail and/or SMS for BEA Scholarship Exam Date.

The BEA Scholarship deadline is 15th January 2024. Late application will NOT be accepted.

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