Updated: FG opens scholarship application portal, lists eligibility requisites

begins 2020/2021 academic selection process

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has announced the commencement of the process of selection of candidates for Federal scholarship awards to deserving Nigerians for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Mallam Adamu made the announcement in a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Goong on Wednesday in Abuja.

He stated that the Federal Ministry of Education has opened its portal for aspiring candidates to register for the Computer Based Test, (CBT), for the scholarship award.

Adamu said the registration for scholarship under the Ministry’s Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) was for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

He noted that the undergraduate scholarships are obtainable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Cuba Romania, Japan, and Macedonia.

The postgraduate scholarships are for studies in China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and Russia (for students whose first degrees are from Russian Universities).

According to the Minister, undergraduate awards would be obtainable in Engineering, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture and Medicine (with very limited space).

Adamu Adamu stated that for postgraduate studies, (Master’s degree and Ph.D.), interested candidates are free to apply for all fields of study.

On the eligibility for the undergraduate scholarship, he said that candidates must possess a minimum qualification of five distinctions (As and Bs) in Senior Secondary School certificates in the subjects relevant to their fields of study, including Mathematics and English language.

Meanwhile, the Minister asked members of the public to disregard information making the round on a fraudulent website:

www.financialwatchngr.com calling for applications for job recruitment, adding that the information
the Ministry’s official website is for scholarship applications only.

He announced, “For the avoidance of doubts, the Ministry’s official website to which applicants can apply is www.education.gov.ng”.

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