The Honourable Minister of TEducation, Mall. Adamu Adamu has invited qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2022/2023 Federal Government Scholarship Awards.
The Minister also cautioned applicants to be wary of the antics of fraudsters, saying the application does not attract any processing fee.
In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, interested Nigerians were urged to take advantage of the Bilateral Education Agreement(BEA) for Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Hungary and Egypt.
The BEA also covered Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose First Degrees were obtained from Russia, China, Hungary, Serbia, Romania.
The statement advised all qualified candidates to visit the Federal Ministry of E d u c a t i o n w e b s i t e a t www.education.gov.ng; click on the Federal Scholarship Board icon on the Home Page, read the guidelines, complete the Application Form online and print same.
The statement further listed the available u n d e r g r a d u a t e p ro g r amme s a s Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (limited), Neurology while Postgraduate level (Master’s and Doctorate) are available in all fields.
The statement reads in parts: “All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of seven Distinctions in their Senior Secondary School Certificates, (WASSCE/WAEC May/June only) in the subjects relevant to their fields of study and must include English Language an Mathematics.”
“Certificates should not be more than two years old (2020 & 2021) for Non-African Countries and for African countries the age of certificate is one year (2021) only. Age limit of candidates is between 17 and 20 years.”
“All applicants for Postgraduate Degree courses must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd Class Upper Division.”
Continuing, the statement states: “All applicants must have completed their respective NYSC programmes. The age limit is 35 years for Master’s and 40 years for Doctorate. Only NYSC Discharge or Exemption Certificates are acceptable as well as evidence of readiness to be released by an employer.” The statement also stated:
“Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one-year foreign language course of their country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction.”
“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 was opened on 18th November 2021, and is billed to close on 15th January 2022.”