Federal Ministry of Education Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship 2013 / 2014

Federal Ministry of Education, Federal Scholarship Board, Plot 245 Samuel Ademulegun Street Central Business District, Abuja.
The Honourable Minister of Education, Prof. (Mrs.) Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i O.O.N, is hereby inviting interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2013/2014 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award tenable in Russia, China, Cuba, Morocco, Algeria, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Egypt, Japan, Serbia, Mexico, Macedonia, e.t.c
The Awards are for Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) studies.
2013 / 2014 Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards
2.0 All qualified candidates are advised to:
a.) Visit Federal Scholarship Board’s website: www.fsb.gov.ng
b.) Click on Application Center
c.) Click on BEA Form
d.) Select BEA Award Application
e.) Register/Login
f.) Read Requirements & Instructions, and continue
g.) Print completed Application Form and Acknowledgement Slip and bring two (2) copies to interview venue.
3.0 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
4.0 CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY 
A. 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 N.Y.S.C. Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
B. UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP: All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secoundary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO) only in the subjects relevant to their field of study including English Language and Mathematics. Certificates should not be more than Three (3) years old (2010 – 2012). Applicants who by October 2013 will be in 300 Level and above in any Tertiary Institution need not apply. Age limit is 23 years
NOTE (For all Applicants): Knowledge of the language of the country of choice is an added advantage.
5.0 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 centres with the following attachments:
Two authenticated photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonial
Only one Certificate will be accepted ie WAEC or NECO
Statement of results must be 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 colour photographs on white background
Medical Certificate of Fitness including HIV /AIDS, and Hepatitis B free Certificates obtained from a Teaching Hospital, General Hospital or National Hospital, Abuja.
Police Clearance Certificate including finger prints from the Police Station nearest to Place of Residence
Data page of current International Passport, and
Academic transcripts and NYSC certificate will be required from applicants for postgraduate studies.
Original documents should be presented at the interview venues for sighting.
Update: BEA Interview Date has changed from 11th – 15th to 18th – 22nd March
2013 / 2014 BEA INTERVIEW VENUES AND DATES FROM MARCH 18TH TO 22ND MARCH 2013
1.) ZONE: NORTH EAST 
 
VENUE: FGGC JALINGO
Dates for States:
Borno State: Monday – March 18th
Adamawa State: Tuesday – March 19th:
Yobe and Gombe States: Wednesday – March 20th
Taraba and Bauchi States: Thursday – March 21st
Collation of Result: Friday – March 22nd
2.) ZONE: NORTH WEST 
 
VENUE: FGC KANO
Dates of Interview for States:
Kebbi and Katsina States: Monday – March 18th
Sokoto and Kaduna States: Tuesday – March 19th:
Zamfara and Jigawa States: Wednesday – March 20th
Kano State: Thursday – March 21st
Collation of Result: Friday – March 22nd
3.) ZONE: NORTH CENTRAL 
 
VENUE: FGC ILORIN
Dates of Interview for States:
FCT and Benue States: Monday – March 18th
Kogi State: Tuesday – March 19th
Niger and Nasarawa States: Wednesday – March 20th
Kwara and Plateau States: Thursday – March 21st
Collation of Result: Friday – March 22nd
4.) ZONE: NORTH EAST 
 
VENUE: FGGC OWERRI
Dates of Interview for States:
Anambra State: Monday – March 18th
Ebonyi State: Tuesday – March 19th
Abia and Enugu States: Wednesday – March 20th
Imo State: Thursday – March 21st
Collation of Result: Friday – March 22nd
5.) ZONE: SOUTH WEST 
 
VENUE: FGGC AKURE
Dates of Interview for States
Osun State: Monday – March 18th
Oyo and Lagos States: Tuesday – March 19th
Ekiti and Ogun States: Wednesday – March 20th
Ondo State: Thursday – March 21st
Collation of Result: Friday – March 22nd
6.) ZONE: SOUTH SOUTH 
 
VENUE: FSTC UYO
Dates of Interview for States:
Cross Rivers and Delta States: Monday – March 18th
Rivers State: Tuesday – March 19th:
Edo State: Wednesday – March 20th
Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa States: Thursday – March 21st
Collation of Result: Friday – March 22nd
NB:
TIME: 9:00 A.M DAILY
 
Signed 
Permanent Secretary
Federal Ministry of Education
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