Level Of Study: Any


The Honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites interested
and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2020/2021 Nomination Computer Based Test (CBT)
for the Federal Government Scholarship Awards for:


  • Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt  Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Japan, Macedonia; and
  • 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.


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

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, 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 and for African countries the age of certificate is one year (2019) only.
  • The age range is from 18 to 20 years.

B. POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must:

  • Hold a First Degree Certificate with 1st Class or at least 2nd Class Upper Division.
  • Hold N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates
  • Present evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.
  • 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 age must not exceed 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
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  • 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;
  • Japan applicants must have a solid background in further mathematics;
  • The required certificate for 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;
  • 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 opened between October and November 2019,
     Complete the application form online,
     Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to required documents above;
  • All applicants for Russian Postgraduate Scholarship must have acquired their 1st Degree in Russia;
  • All Applicants to upload their certificates online;
  • 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.


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 Examination slip.
  •  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
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Deadline:  Friday 6th December 2019 by 11:59 PM

Contact Details

Email: fsb@education.gov.ng

Phone: 08077884417/09094268637



Warning: Double Entries will be disqualified!




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