In an effort to promote educational opportunities and strengthen international relations, the Nigerian government has announced the Fully Funded Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) 2024/2025 Scholarship Awards. This prestigious scholarship program offers Nigerian students the chance to study abroad on fully funded scholarships.
The BEA scholarship program is a bilateral agreement between the Nigerian government and various countries around the world. Under this agreement, selected Nigerian students are provided with full financial support to pursue their higher education in a wide range of disciplines.
One of the main objectives of the BEA scholarship program is to foster mutual understanding and cooperation between Nigeria and its partner countries. By sending Nigerian students to study abroad, the program aims to develop a pool of highly skilled professionals who can contribute to the socio-economic development of Nigeria upon their return.
The BEA scholarship awards are available for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in various fields such as engineering, medicine, agriculture, social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and many more. The scholarship covers tuition fees, accommodation, living expenses, and other related costs for the entire duration of the study program.
Field of Study
- Undergraduate study – Law, Mathematics, Agriculture, Sports, Social Sciences, Engineering, Geology, Medicine, Neuroscience, and Environmental Sciences.
- Postgraduate level include Masters and PhD degrees in all fields.
Due to the competitive nature of the scholarships, all postgraduate applicants are expected to have a minimum of Second Class Upper Division in relevant field of study. The age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for PhD and all applicants must have completed NYSC program.
Applicants for undergraduate scholarship are expected to possess a minimum qualification of Seven Distinctions, including English Language and Mathematics (Only WAEC May/June is acceptable) and age limit is from 17 to 20 years. The WAEC/WASSCE certificate should not be more than two years (only candidates with 2022 & 2023 WAEC results are eligible to apply)
How to Apply
All eligible applicants are encouraged to visit the official website of Federal Ministry of Education at www.education.gov.ng and click on Federal Scholarship Board
The application deadline is January 5, 2024.
The application process for the BEA scholarship program is rigorous and requires careful preparation. Applicants are required to submit their academic transcripts, certificates, letter(s) of admission from a recognized institution, birth certificate, and a valid international passport. They must also provide a personal statement outlining their academic goals, career aspirations, and reasons for applying for the scholarship.
Once the applications are received, they are carefully reviewed and shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview. The interview panel assesses the candidates’ academic achievements, leadership potential, and their commitment to contributing to the development of Nigeria.
Successful applicants are then notified and provided with all the necessary information and documentation to facilitate their travel and study abroad. They are also required to sign a bond with the Nigerian government, committing to return to Nigeria upon completion of their studies to contribute to the nation’s development.
The Fully Funded Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) 2024/2025 Scholarship Awards provide a unique opportunity for Nigerian students to pursue their academic dreams abroad. It not only offers financial support but also exposes students to new cultures, ideas, and experiences that contribute to their personal and professional growth.
By investing in the education of its citizens, the Nigerian government aims to build a highly skilled workforce that can drive innovation, economic growth, and national development. The BEA scholarship program is a testament to the government’s commitment to providing quality education and creating opportunities for Nigerian students to excel on the global stage.
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