Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2020 | Fully Funded to Study in UK. Courses, and How to apply can be found below
Shell postgraduate scholarship programme 2020: Shell Developement Company, wishes to inform the general public that, the company is now accepting applications from suitably qualified indigenes of Rivers, Delta, Imo and Bayelsa States for its Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship to study in Imperial College London, University of Abeerdeen and University of Leeds.The deadline for submission of applications for postgraduates studies is however on 15th April, 2020.
In the nine years of this programme, 92 students have won the opportunity to study at top-rated universities in the UK on full scholarship
For the academic year commencing September 2020, SPDC in partnership with three universities in the UK–Imperial College London; University of Leeds; and University of Aberden.
Condition/Benefits attached to the Scholarship
The scholarship will cover tuition, one economy return-flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only*.
Please note that the stipends (living expenses) are based on the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) published living rates and are limited to this only.
This is a non-committal scholarship. Note that NEITHER SPDC NOR any Shell company is obligated to offer employment of any sort to any candidate upon graduation, neither are successful candidates bonded to SPDC for any period of time on account of the scholarship award.
SPDC will only provide a medical insurance in line with UK Student Visa requirements
Shell postgraduate Scholarship Courses
The following accredited courses qualify for award of scholarships at the three institutions:
Imperial College London
- MSc Petroleum Engineering
- MSc Petroleum Geoscience
- MSc Applied Computational Science and Engineering
University of Abeerdeen
- MSc Geophysics
- MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil & Gas
- MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering
- MSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience
University of Leeds
- MSc Exploration Geophysics
- MSc Electronic / Electrical Engineering
Shell Postgraduate Scholarship Eligibility.
To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:
Display intellectual ability and leadership potential;
- Have an adequate standard of English (at least 6.5 in IELTS) and meet the College’s language requirement;
- Have been offered admission to study on one of the Eligible Courses at the College having applied through the normal application process;
- Already hold (or expect to hold by the time of taking up the Scholarship) a degree of an equivalent standard to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree
Must have completed their National Youth Service by September 2020
Be ordinarily indigenes in the Rivers, Imo, Delta or Bayelsa State of Nigeria, and who intend to return to Nigeria at the end of the period of study
Have not already had the chance of studying in the UK or other developed country.
- Be aged between 21-28 years by 30/09/2020.
- Currently reside in Nigeria
Plan to return to Nigeria on completion of the proposed programme of study.
- Nigerian with international passport valid till December 2020 Employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than 5 years before) of SPDC, Royal Dutch SHELL Group of Companies or the College will not be eligible to apply for the Scholarships.
How to Apply for Shell Postgraduate Scholarship 2020
Application forms for the scholarship will ONLY be available through the websites of the Imperial College London, the University of Leeds and University of Aberdeen, following a formal offer of admission by the university. CLICK HERE TO APPLY FROM THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
- The universities will process applications and select candidates to attend interviews before being considered for final selection
Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities not later than the deadline – 15th April, 2020.
More information on specific course admission requirements can be obtained from the websites of the three individual universities.
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