How to Apply For 5th SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship


This is to inform all the indigenes of Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa States that they are invited for 5th Annual Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme.

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 four years since the programme was launched 40 students have benefitted from the opportunity to study at world-renowned institutions.

SPDC will award 10 scholarships for one-year M.Sc studies in partnership with three universities in the UK—Imperial College London, University College, London and the University of Leeds for the academic year commencing September 2014.

The following courses will be offered:

IMPERIAL COLLEGE, LONDON

MSc PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
MSc PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE
MSc PETROLEUM GEOPHYSICS

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON

MSc CHEMICAL/PROCESS ENGINEERING
MSc MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
MSc CIVIL ENGINEERING

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

MSc EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS
MSc ELECTRONIC/ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:

display intellectual ability and leadership potential
meet the University’s English language requirements (usually at least 6.5 in IELTS or equivalent TOEFL score valid for Sept 2014, admission)
be between 21-28 years by 30/09/2014
be indigenes of Rivers, Delta or Bayelsa States (proof of this will be required)
currently reside in Nigeria
return and take up permanent residence in Nigeria after completion of the proposed programme of study
have obtained a university degree equivalent to a UK Second Class Upper (Honours Degree) at a minimum
not have studied previously in the UK or any other developed country
have a valid Nigerian passport valid till December, 2015
be neither current nor former employees (who have left employment less than 5 years before) of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Karamat Ltd
not be a spouse, child or ward of staff of Shell Companies in Nigeria or Karamat Ltd.

Application Process

Submit application for admission to the respective university for any of the qualifying courses
Application forms for the scholarship will ONLY be available through the websites of the participating universities following an offer of admission
Universities will process applications and select candidates to attend an interview with a Consultant before being considered for final selection
Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities not later than January 24, 2014.

The scholarship will cover tuition fees, one return flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a contribution towards living expenses only*.

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED AT [email protected] or through the individual universities.

*Please note that the stipends are based on the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) published living rates and are limited to this only.



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