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Apply For SPDC 2017/2018 Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

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 Beyelsa States.

The Objective of the scheme is to provide 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 rotted universities in the UK on an all-expense paid scholarship.

For the academic year commencing September, 2017, SPDC in partnership with three universities in the UK-Imperial College London, University College, London and the University of Leeds will award ten scholarships for one year post-graduate M.Sc. studies.

The Following Courses qualify for award of scholarships at the three institution.

  • Imperial College LondonMSC Petroleum Engineering
    MSC Petroleum Geoscience
  • University College LondonMSC Chemical/Process Engineering
    MSC Mechanical Engineering (Rotating Equipment or Metallurgy)
    MSC Civil Engineering (Geotechnics)
  • University of LeedsMSC Exploration Geophysics
    MSC Electronic/Electrical Engineering

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants 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
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Application Process:

  • Submit application for admission to the  any of the prospective universities for any of the qualifying courses
  • Application forms will be available ONLY through the participating universities, following admission;
  • Nominated applicants will attend an interview before being considered for final selection;
  • Visit the following university application page for more details on how to apply for admission.

Imperial College LondonUniversity College London and the University of Leeds
Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities not later than 31st January, 2017.
The Scholarship will cover tuition fees, one economy return flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expense only.

  • Please note that the stipends 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 of its affiliate companies 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.

See Attached Document Below:

SPDC 2017 Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme- Apply Here

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