FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION FEDERAL SCHOLARSHIP BOARD 2020/2021 FOR UNDERGRADUATES/POSTGRADUATES

The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2020/2021NominationComputer Based Test (CBT) for the Federal Government Scholarship Awards for:A. BILATERAL EDUCATION AGREEMENT (BEA)i) Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable inRussia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Japan, Macedonia; and ii) Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, e.t.c. 2.0All qualified candidates are advised to: a. Visit Federal Ministry of Education’s website www.education.gov.ng and click on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page:b. Read Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form onlinec. Print the Examination slip.NOTE/Warning: Double Entries will be disqualified!3.0FIELDS OF STUDYa. Undergraduate level -Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), etc.; andb. Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and PhD) in all fields.4.0 CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITYA.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, 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 (2018& 2019)for Non-African Countries andfor African countries the age of certificate is one year (2019) only.Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.B.POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must hold a FirstDegreewith 1st Class orat least 2ndClass Upper Division. The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have acquiredat least two(2) yearspost qualificationexperienceor employment practice in Nigeria. All applicants must have completedthe N.Y.S.C.Programme and the age limit is 35 yearsfor Masters and 40 yearsfor Ph.D. i)N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates onlyare accepted; andii) 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 courseof 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 certificatefor candidates applying for Bachelor in Imamat, Quran Teaching Professor and Imam Preacher Training for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria is WASSCE/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.huwhich will hopefully be opened between October and November2019,Complete the application form online,Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to 2.0above;v) All applicants for Russian Postgraduate Scholarship must have acquired their 1st Degree in Russia; vi) All Applicants to upload their certificates online;viii) The duration for Serbian undergraduate scholarship is Eight (8) years general courses and Nine (9) years for Medicine and postgraduate studies, 3-4years for MSC and 5-6years for PhD.NB: Candidates nominated by the Board will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following:i)Authenticated copies of academic certificates; ii)Data page of the current International passport; iii)Specified Medical Reports from Government hospitals;iv)National Identification Number (NIN)v)Police Clearance Certificate where necessary. B.NIGERIA AWARD SCHOLARSHIP (NA) 2020/2021FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TENABLE IN NIGERIA TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS FOR NATHE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR NIGERIAN AWARD IS AS FOLLOWS:Applicants for Postgraduate studies should possess a minimum of first degree with Second Class Honours Upper Division. Applicant must be registered Full-Time students of Federal or State Universities.All other applicants (UG, HND &NCE) must be registered full-time students in their second year or above in Federal or State Universities, Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges of Education. All undergraduate Scholarship applicants (Physically challenged inclusive) must have at least 4.0 Cumulative Grade Points Aggregate (CGPA) on a five (5) point scale or its equivalents or 5.0 on a 7 point scale.IMPORTANTINFORMATION: NAThe scholarship istenable in Nigeria and takeseffect from the beginning of the academic session.It shall not be held at the same time with another Award nor for part-time studies.Change of course or Institution is not allowed.The Scholarship award is to assist the scholar in the payment of:i.Institutional charges and fees andii.For Personal maintenance.COURSES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:A.Science and TechnologyB.Medicine and Para-medicalsC.EducationD.AgricultureE.Liberal Arts/Social/Management SciencesF.Entrepreneural Studies,G.ICTH.Environmental SciencesI.LawMETHOD OF APPLICATIONApplication forms areto becompleted online as follows:Complete form onlineSubmit and Print a copyAttach Photocopy of the following documents to the Printed Copy i.Letter of Admission to the Institutionii.Current Course Registration Formiii.CGPA results of year1,2, 3, etc.iv.Current School’s Identity Cardv.Letter of Identification fromyour State/Local Government vi.Two (2) passport size photographs with your name written at the back and duly signed by you.2020/2021FSB COMPUTER BASED TEST VENUES GENERAL NOTICE: During the application,candidates are expected toindicate the following:i) Candidates are advised to choose Computer Based Test Centre (CBT) very close to them;ii) Choice of programme preferred in order of priority (i.e. Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) and Nigerian Award;iii) The registration portal will be closed on Friday 6th December 2019 by 11:59PM OFFICIAL PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL: i.Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA): 08077884417/09094268637ii.Nigerian Award: 08077884418/08091155229iii.fsb@education.gov.ngFor furtherTechnical/Apps inquires please call: 08055581004Candidates are advised to choose a Centre very close to themTIME: 9.00 A.M DAILYPLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PARTICULAR APPLICATION DOES NOT ATTRACT ANY PROCESSING FEE. THEREFORE, BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS!SIGNED:ARC SONNY T. ECHONO, fniaPERMANENT SECRETARYFEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

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