Shell (SPDC) Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2020


Each year the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) offers scholarship awards to students form the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The Oil and Gas company is delighted to announce the annual SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for applicants from Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa States.

The scholarship scheme is aimed to provide an opportunity for qualifying students from the three Niger Delta States to further their education in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry.

Eligible African Countries: Nigeria (Rivers, Delta, Imo and Bayelsa States)

Type: Postgraduate (Masters)

Value Of Scholarships: The scholarship will cover tuition, one economy return-flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only.

Duration Of Awards: One year postgraduate Masters Studies

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must;

  • be aged between 21-28 years by 30/09/2020.
  • be an indigene of Rivers, Delta, Imo or Bayelsa states (documentary proof of this will be required and will be verified).
  • display sound intellectual ability and leadership potential.
  • meet the individual university’s English Language requirements (usually at least 6.5 in IELTS score valid for Sept. 2020 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.
  • currently reside in Nigeria.
  • plan to 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 till December 2021
  • be neither a current nor former employee (who has left employment less than 5 years before) of SPDC or the Royal Dutch Shell Group or any Shell company or the local Nigerian consultant
  • not be a spouse, child or ward of staff of Shell Companies in Nigeria or the local Nigerian consultant

Application Process: 

  • Submit application for admission to any of the participating universities for any of the qualifying courses.
  • Application forms for the scholarship will ONLYbe 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.
  • The universities will process applications and select candidates who will attend interviews with SPDC before being considered for final selection.
  • Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities not later than April 15, 2020.

Visit The Official Website For More Information

Application Deadline: 15th April 2020.



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