Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship Awards 2024/2025

Deadline: 05th of January, 2023

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024/2025 Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship Awards, which are available to prospective Nigerian students who want to study abroad in chosen study destinations.
The Federal Government Scholarship Awards through Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) for Undergraduate (UG) studies in Russia, Morocco, Hungary, Egypt, and Algeria; and Postgraduate (PG) studies in Russia (for those with first degrees from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, and Romania.


In order to be eligible for the Federal Government Scholarship Awards for Nigerian to Study Abroad, applicants must fulfil the requirements listed (below):

  • For Undergraduate ScholarshipsAll 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.
  • Postgraduate ScholarshipsAll applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2ndClass 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.
  • Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates only are accepted; and
  • Evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.


  • Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), Pilot Engineering, Neurologist and,
  • Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and PhD) in all fields.


All qualified candidates are advised to:

  • Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website and click on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page:
  • Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online
  • Print the completed Application Form

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.

Click here to apply

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