The University has been selected by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), the German Academic Exchange Service, as one of the universities eligible for the in-country and in-region scholarship programme in the West and Central African regions.

According to the Director, Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE), Professor Okanlawon Onagbesan, with the award, the University would be eligible to host about 100 students from Nigeria and the region during the 2017-2019 Academic Years. The scholarship would be fully funded by DAAD to the tune of 100,000 Euro per student, per year. Out of the many applications, FUNAAB was chosen from 13 institutions following a thorough review by the selection committee, which was made up of university Professors and scientists.