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2020/2021 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS COMPUTER BASED TEST (CBT)

We are pleased to inform you that the University has received a Circular in respect of 2020/2021 Federal Government Scholarship Awards signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education in which the Honourable Minister of Education is inviting interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in 2020/2021 Nomination to Computer Based Test (CBT) for the award of the above Scholarship Awards.

I. BILATERAL EDUCATION AGREEMENT (BEA)

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

ii. Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained in Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, etc.

2.0 All qualified candidates are advised to:

a. Visit Federal Ministry of Education website www.education.gov.ng and click on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the home page:

b. Read Guidelines and complete the Application Form online.

c. Print the Examination slip. Note/Warning: Double entries will be disqualified!

3.0 FIELDS OF STUDY

a. Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine(very limited) etc.

b. Postgraduate level (Masters and PhD) in all fields.

4.0 CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY

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, WASSC/WAEC (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their fields of study including English language and Mathematics. Certificates should not be more than (2) years old (2018&2019) for non-African Counties and for African countries the age of certificate is one year (2019) only. Age limit for applicants is from 18 to 20 years.

B. POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants for postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Degree with 1st Class or at least 2nd Class Upper Division. 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 must have completed their NYSC programme and the age limit for applicants is 35 years Masters and 40 years for PhD.

i. NYSC discharge or exemption Certificates only are accepted and

ii. 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 course of 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 certificate for candidates applying for Bachelor in Imamat, Quran Teaching Professor and Imam Preacher Training for Islamic Religious Studies in Algeria is WASSC/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.hu which will hopefully be open between October and November 2020,

• Complete the Application Form online,

• Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue in addition to 2.0 above;

v. All applicants for Russian Postgraduate Scholarship must have acquired their 1st Degree in Russia;

vi. All applicants to upload their certificates online;

vii. The duration for Serbian undergraduate scholarship is eight (8) years general courses and nine (9) years for Medicine and postgraduate studies, 3-4 years for MSc and 5-6 for PhD.

NB: Candidates nominated by the Board will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the followings;

1. Authenticated copies of academic certificates

2. Data page of the current International Passport

3. Specified Medical Reports from Government Hospitals 4. National Identification Number (NIN)

5. Police clearance Certificate where necessary

II. 2020/2021 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TENABLE IN NIGERIA TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS: NIGERIA AWARD (NA)

THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR NIGERIA AWARD IS AS FOLLOWS;

1- Undergraduate Students (UG, HND & NCE)

Applicants 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 Point Average (CGPA) on a five (5) point scale or its equivalents or 5.0 on a 7.0 point scale.

2- Postgraduate Students

Applicants for Postgraduate studies should possess a minimum of 1st Degree with Second Class Honours Upper Division. Applicants must be registered Full-time students of Federal or State Universities.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION (NA)

 The Scholarship is tenable in Nigeria and takes effect from 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 Institutional charges and fees as well as for Personal maintenance.

COURSES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS;

A. Science and Technology

B. Medicine and Para-medicals

C. Education

D. Agriculture

E. Liberal arts/Social/Management Sciences

F. Entrepreneurial Studies

G. ICT H. Environmental Sciences

I. Law

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Application forms are to be completed online as follows;

i. Complete form online

ii. Submit and Print a copy

iii. Print the Examination Slip as your identification during the Computer Based Test.

iv. Attach Photocopy of the following documents to the printed copy

1) Letter of Admission to the Institution

2) Current Course Registration Form

3) CGPA results of year 1, 2, 3, etc

4) Current School’s Identity Card

5) Letter of Identification from your State/Local Government

6) Two (2) passport size photographs with your name written at the back and duly signed by you

                  2020/2021 FSB COMPUTER BASED TEST VENUES

S/NOZONESTATEVENUE
1.NORTH-WESTSOKOTO KANOSOKOTO KANO
2.NORTH-EASTADAMAWA BAUCHIYOLA BAUCHI
3.NORTH-CENTRALFCT KWARAABUJA ILORIN
4.SOUTH-WESTOYO ONDOIBADAN AKURE
5.SOUTH-SOUTHDELTA RIVERSASABA P/HARCOURT
6.SOUTH-EASTENUGU IMOENUGU OWERRI

GENERAL NOTICE:

During the application, candidates are expected to indicate the followings;

  1. Candidates are advised to choose Computer Based Test Centre (CBT) very close to them;
  2. Choice of programme preferred in order of priority i.e. Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) and Nigerian Award (NA)
  3. The registration portal will be closed on Friday 11th December 2020 by 11:49 PM

OFFICAL PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL

  1. Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) 08077884417 / 09094268637
  2. Nigeria Award (NA) 08077884418 / 08091155229
  3. fsb@education.gov.ng

  For further Technical/ Apps inquiries please call: 08055581004

Please the Application does not attract any Processing Fee.

Signed

A.T. Hassan, MNIM
Deputy Registrar
For: Dean, Student Affairs