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2019 BEA Awards for Nigerian Students – What you need to know



Every year, the Federal Ministry of Education accepts applications for BEA scholarships. The Bilateral Education Agreement Scholarship is available for individuals intending to study abroad. To be eligible, each individual must meet required criteria.
Scholarships are awarded for following fields of study:
  1. Undergraduate level – Agriculture, Architecture, Biotechnology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Languages, Law, Mathematics, Medicine (very limited), Sciences, Social Sciences, Sports
  2. Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D) in all fields.
Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:
Undergraduate Scholarships
All candidates for undergraduate courses must have at least Five (5) Distinctions in WAEC (May / June) only in subjects related to their fields of study, including English and Mathematics. Certificates should not be more than two (2) years old. Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.
Postgraduate Scholarships
  • All candidates for postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Class (1st Degree with at least 2nd Class Upper Division)
  • Candidates who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have completed at least two (2) years post qualification or employment practice in Nigeria
  • All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C
  • Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D and only:
1.) N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates are acceptable
2.) Evidence of readiness to be released by the employer.
Host Nationality:
The bilateral scholarship is to be taken abroad in any of the below listed countries:
  1. Undergraduate (UG) studies is tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia
  2. Postgraduate (PG) studies is tenable in Russia (for those who obtained first degrees from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea)
Eligible Nationality:
The BEA awards scholarship is open to Nigerian citizens only or international students residing in the country
1) BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should prepare to undertake a mandatory one-year foreign language course of the country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction.
2) Japan applicants must have a very strong background in further mathematics.
3) The required certificates for candidates applying for Iman Preachers and Quaranic Professor for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria is WAEC as in other scholarship awards.
4) All applicants for the Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of study in order of preference.
5) All applicants for Hungarian Scholarships must visit the website: www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu when the dates are out to complete application.
6) Complete the application form online.
Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue.
Currently, applications for 2020 BEA scholarship is not open. The Federal Government (FG) Bilateral for Education Awards Application procedures for 2020 shall be updated in this page. Keep checking for updates.
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The Roddenberry Prize 2020 for Organizations with innovative solutions



The $1M Roddenberry Prize is a call for big, bold solutions from anyone, anywhere that address the challenges of an unpredictable and fast-changing global landscape. Four game-changing and innovative solutions will each receive $250,000 for their work in one of the following fields: Education, Science, Environment, and Humanity. Applications from anyone — individuals, for-profits, teams, non-profits, and B-corps — are welcome.

Deadline: April 10, 2020.

The Roddenberry Foundation welcomes Prize applications from individuals, non-profits, social enterprises, and B-corps who meet all of the following:

  • Individuals who are 18 years of age or older
  • Organizations or institutions with a budget of $10mil or less
  • Organizations whose primary focus of their work is either Education, Science, Environment, or Humanity
  • Submit an application in English
  • Include completed responses to all required application questions
  • Agree to all legal terms and conditions of the Prize grant program
    Be able to legally receive grant funding

Four awardees will receive $250,000 each. Awards will be announced in August 2020. The top organizations in each issue area that are not awarded a prize will be recognized publicly as Finalists.

Timeline and Applications
Prize Launch: March 4, 2020
Between March 4 and April 10, learn about the Prize, register account, review and apply.
Round One Deadline: April 10, 2020
Complete registration and submit application by 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Applications cannot be submitted after the deadline.
Round One review: April 13–May 8, 2020
The Roddenberry Foundation team reviews submissions to ensure compliance with Prize eligibility and rules. Advisors provide specialised expertise to reviewers, and Round One applications are evaluated using a scoring rubric.
Round Two opens: May 11, 2020
Select number of applications will be invited to submit application for Round Two of the Prize. Only those who are invited to Round Two will remain in consideration for the Prize. Invited applicants will have four weeks to submit their Round Two application.
Round Two deadline: June 5, 2020
Round Two applicants will have three weeks to submit their Round Two application. All Round Two applications are due by June 5, 2020, at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Applications cannot be submitted after deadline and incomplete applications will not be considered.
Round Two Evaluation: June 8- July 13, 2020
The Roddenberry Foundation team a panel of advisors evaluates applications using the scoring criteria, with consultations from advisors. Top scoring applications from each category are selected for award.
Prize Announcement: August 2020
The 2020 Prize Awardees will be announced on The Roddenberry Foundation website, The Roddenberry Foundation social media, and via press release.

If you did not register for our new application system in 2019, or if you submitted an application in 2018 or earlier, you can create an account APPLY HERE.

If you did create an account, simply sign in HERE and click the “Apply” button on the right next to “Prize”.

For more Information: Visit the website for Roddenberry Prize 2020 for Social Entrepreneurs & Changemakers 

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PwC Nigeria Graduate Recruitment 2020 – Advisory Services



Department: Advisory
Job type: Permanent
Closing Date: 10-Feb-20

Location: Lagos

Reference Number: 125-NIG00237

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) firms help organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 276,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. In Sub-Saharan Africa, we’re the largest provider of professional services with offices in 34 countries and over 9 000 people. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Roles & Responsibilities

Your learning with us begins with a structured 4 – 6 weeks induction course. This is the first element of a development framework that will help you build business awareness, technical, personal and management skills throughout your career.

Self-directed, career-long training is a key feature of life here at PwC. The entire working environment is designed to empower you to learn.

You will have access to a wealth of critical knowledge, such as best practices documentation and methodology tools. We will provide you with continuous on- the-job guidance, and you will acquire key knowledge about industries, business strategy and practical business issues faced by our clients through your daily experiences.

Professional qualifications will play a vital role in your career. We will provide you with all the support and resources you need to excel in your professional exams. . A coach who will play an important role in your career development will be made available to help you unlock your potentials, so that you can perform at your best.

International development is a valuable development opportunity which our global network can provide.
This provides you with the opportunity to spend a year or two gaining experience and fresh perspectives with one of the PwC firms around the world, or explore new cultures during short-term client assignments or training courses abroad.


* One (1) year RELEVANT post-NYSC experience
* Completion of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme
* Minimum of Second Class Upper Division/Upper Credit
* Minimum of 5 ‘O’ level credits at one sitting including English Language and Mathematics

Additional Information

* This position is for our Advisory Services.


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