Federal Govt Scholarship Award 2021/2022 to Study Abroad

Federal Govt Scholarship Award: The 2021/2022 scholarship award of the federal government for undergraduates and postgraduate students is currently ongoing.

I strongly believe that this is a golden opportunity for every aspiring student of the PG and UG studies who has been having the zeal to study outside the country (abroad).


In this article, I will be glad to tell you everything that you need to know about the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD as an applicant, and no stone will be left unturned as I will also be ready to answer any question that you will ask at the comment section of this post about the scholarship.

So, what you should expect to see in this article is;

1) Overview of the FG Scholarship Award

2) Scholarship Application Requirements for both Undergraduates and Postgraduate aspirant

3) Scholarship Field of Study


5) Application Submission Deadline for FG 2021 Scholarship

Overview of the FG Scholarship Award

The announcement of the 2021 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD was made by the Nigeria Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who invited application from interested and qualified candidates to apply and luckily get selected to study abroad through scholarship.

This scholarship award is currently open to all undergraduate and postgraduate studies countries with bilateral education agreements (BEA) with Nigeria.

However, if an undergraduate applicant gets selected for this, they can go for undergraduates studies in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Hungary, Egypt, Tunisia, Romania.

As a Postgraduate applicant, if you get selected, you can be allowed to undergo your Postgraduate studies in Russia, China, Hungary, Serbia, Mexico. If you want to be given the scholarship to study in Russia, that means you must have already gotten your first degree from Russia.

Available Field of Study for this Scholarship

Undergraduate Level;

  • Engineering,
  • Geology,
  • Agriculture,
  • Science,
  • Mathematics,
  • Languages,
  • Environmental sciences,
  • Sports, Law,
  • Social Sciences,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Architecture,
  • Medicine (Very limited),
  • Pilot Engineering,
  • Neurologist.

Postgraduate level;

  • Master degree and Ph.D. for all fields.

Scholarship Benefits

The participating countries are responsible for the tuition and accommodation, while the Nigerian government takes care of supplements, warm clothing, health insurance, research grant where applicable, and take off. So you don’t have anything to worry about if selected.

Requirements/Eligibility Criteria for this Scholarship

Undergraduate: For an undergraduate applicant to be considered fit for this scholarship, he or she must meet the following;

  • AGE: 17 to 20 years.
  • Candidate must have a minimum of five(5) distinctions (As and Bs) in their Senior Secondary School Certificates.
  • The five distinctions must be only on English Language and Mathematics and other subjects that are relevant to their chosen field of study (WASSCE/WAEC (May/June)
  • For your certificate to be accepted, it must not be more than two (2) years old (That is 2019 and 2020) for non-African countries, and for African countries, your certificate should be only one year old.

Postgraduate: For a PG applicant to be considered fit for this scholarship, he or she must meet the following requirements;

  • 35years for masters and 40 years for Ph.D
  • All applicants for Postgraduate degree courses must get the first degree with 1st class or at least 2nd class Upper Division.
  • Any applicant who has to receive a foreign award must get at least two (2) post qualification experience or employment practice inside Nigeria.
  • Applicant must have finished their one-year NYSC program meal applicant.
  • Applicants will submit their N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificate so that they will be accepted and considered for the scholarship.
  • You must submit evidence of readiness stating that your employer is ready to release you out for this.

Application Deadline

  • Not Specified

General Things for Applicants to Know

  • Since all countries that Nigeria signed bilateral education agreement (BEA) will not be an English speaking nation, the applicant should get ready to take a mandatory one-year foreign language course of the country to choose to study at.
  • All applicants for Russia Russia Postgraduate scholarship must already get their 1st degree for Russia and upload their certificate online.) Undergraduate: WAEC/WASSCE, Birth Certificate, Indigene letter.
    b.) Postgraduate: 1st Degree Certificate, Birth Certificate, WAEC/WASSCE, Indigene letter, and NYSC discharge Certificate.
  • An applicant who wants to undergo the scholarship in Hungary can apply for up to two fields of study as they wish to and visit www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu to complete their form online.
  • Require certificate for candidates applying for Bachelor in Imamat, Quran Teaching Professor, and Imam Preacher Training for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria are WASSCE/WAEC and other accepted certificates for the scholarship.
  • Nominated candidates will have to submit the Authenticated copies of their academic certificate, data page of their current international passport, specific medical reports from hospitals, national identification number, police clearance certificate to the Federal Scholarship board.

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Scholarship Duration?

The scholarship offer ranges from 4- 9 years, depending on the level of study and the country.

How to Apply for Federal Govt Scholarship Award

Application for Apply Federal Govt Scholarship Award is done online. So, candidates are to complete the application form online. Visit https://education.gov.ng/fsb/ to get started.

For Further Information, Call;

i) Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA): 08077884417


For further Technical/Apps inquires please call: 08055581004

However, candidates are advised to choose a Centre very close to them.


However, to know more about this scholarship, visit the scholarship webpage https://education.gov.ng/fsb/ for details or download/view this PDF file that contains everything about the scholarship here.

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