2017 Postgraduate Scholarship Programme for Nigerians to Study in UK Universities

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Shell Postgraduate Scholarship

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) is delighted to announce the seventh annual SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for applicants from Rivers, Delta, Imo and Bayelsa States. The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity for qualifying students from these Niger Delta states to further their education in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry.

In the six years of this programme, 60 students have won the opportunity to study at top rated universities in the UK on an all-expenses paid scholarship.

Sponsor: The Shell Company (SPDC)

Scholarship Benefits

  • Tuition fees
  • One economy return flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK
  • A contribution towards living expenses

Deadline

January 30, 2017

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must…

  • Display sound intellectual ability and leadership potentials
  • Meet the individual universities’ English Language requirements (usually at least 6.5 in IELTS score valid for Sept. 2017 admission). Please note that TOEFL is no longer recognised by most UK universities. Candidates are advised that failure to meet each university’s English Language requirement at the time of selection may invalidate their application.
  • Be aged between 21-28 years by 30/09/2017
  • Be an indigene of Rivers, Delta, Imo or Bayelsa states (documentary proof of this will be required and will be verified)
  • Currently reside in Nigeria
  • Return to Nigeria on completion of the proposed programme of study
  • Have obtained a university degree (at least of equivalent standard to a UK Second Class Upper (Honours degree)
  • Not have studied previously in the UK or any other developed country
  • Have a Nigerian international passport valid to end December 2018
  • Be neither a current nor former employee (who has left employment less than 5 years before) of SPDC or the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies
  • Not be a spouse, child or ward of staff of Shell Companies in Nigeria

Guidelines

To apply for Postgraduate Scholarship Programme, you’re required to note the following:

  1. Submit application for admission to the any of the prospective universities for any of the qualifying courses
  2. Application forms for the scholarship will ONLY be available through the websites of the participating universities following an offer of admission by the university
  3. Universities will process applications and select candidates to attend interviews before being considered for final selection
  4. Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities not later than 30th January 2017.

Note that it’s important to read guidelines on application thoroughly before you apply.

For more information: Check Scholarship Official Page

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