Federal Government Scholarship Award 2021/2022 has been announced by the honorable Minister of Education according the ministry website, eligibility and procedures for application are stated below.
The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2021/2022 Federal Government Scholarship Awards for:
I. BILATERAL EDUCATION AGREEMENT (BEA)
i. Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Japan and Macedonia.
ii. Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained in Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, etc.
PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATION
a. Visit Federal Ministry of Education website www.education.gov.ng and click on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the home page:
b. Read Guidelines and complete the Application Form online.
c. Print the Examination slip. Note/Warning: Double entries will be disqualified!
3.0 FIELDS OF STUDY
a. Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine(very limited) , Pilot Engineering, Neurologis etc
b. Postgraduate level (Masters and PhD) in all fields.
4.0 CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY
A. 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, WASSC/WAEC (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their fields of study including English language and Mathematics. Certificates should not be more than (2) years old (2019 & 2020) for non-African Counties and for African countries the age of certificate is one year (2020) only. Age limit for applicants is from 18 to 20 years.
B. POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd Class Upper Division. The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have acquired at least two (2) years post qualification experience or employment practice in Nigeria All applicants must have completed their NYSC programme and the age limit for applicants is 35 years Masters and 40 years for PhD.
i. NYSC discharge or exemption Certificates only are accepted and
ii. Evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.
GENERAL NOTE FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
i. 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.
ii. Japan applicants must have a solid background in further mathematics.
iii. The required certificate for candidates applying for Bachelor in Imamat, Quran Teaching Professor and Imam Preacher Training for Islamic Religious Studies in Algeria is WASSC/WAEC, and no other certificate is accepted.
iv. All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of study in order of preference, and must visit the website: www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu which will hopefully be open between October and November 2020,
• Complete the Application Form online,
v. All applicants for Russian Postgraduate Scholarship must have acquired their 1st Degree in Russia;
vi. All applicants to upload their certificates online;
a. UNDERGRADUATE (UG): WAEC/WASSCE, Birth Certificate, Indigine letter.
b. POSTGRADUATE (PG): 1st Degree Certificate, Birth Certificate, WAEC/WASSCE Indigene letter & NYSC discharge Certificate
vii. The duration for Serbian undergraduate scholarship is eight (8) years general courses and nine (9) years for Medicine and postgraduate studies, 3-4 years for MSc and 5-6 for PhD.
NB: Candidates nominated by the Board will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the followings;
1. Authenticated copies of academic certificates
2. Data page of the current International Passport
3. Specified Medical Reports from Government Hospitals
4. National Identification Number (NIN)
5. Police clearance Certificate where necessary
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PARTICULAR APPLICATION DOES NOT ATTRACT ANY PROCESSING FEE. THEREFORE, BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS