Apply For Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2021 | Fully Funded to Study in UK

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Apply For Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2021 | Fully Funded to Study in UK.

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme…Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) 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 the Shell Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship June 15, 2020.

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) is delighted to announce the eight 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 eight years of this programme, 79 students have won the opportunity to study at top-rated universities in the UK on full scholarship

For the academic year commencing September 2021, SPDC in partnership with three universities in the UK–Imperial College London; University of Leeds; and University of Aberdeen will award scholarships for one-year post-graduate M.Sc. studies.

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

Shell Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Courses.

The following courses qualify for award of scholarships at the three institutions:

Universities Degree
Imperial College London
  • MSc Petroleum Engineering
  • MSc Petroleum Geoscience
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

Application Process: March 15, 2021.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

Type: Postgraduate

Number of Scholarships: Not Specified

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

Shell Niger Delta 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 the National Youth Service by September 2021
  • be ordinarily resident in Rivers, Imo, Delta or Bayelsa State of Nigeria, and 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 30/09/2021
  • currently reside in Nigeria
  • plan to return to Nigeria on completion of the proposed programme of study
  • have a Nigerian international passport valid till December 2021
  • Employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than 5 years) 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 Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship.

  • Submit an application for admission to any of the participating universities for any of the qualifying courses.
  • Application forms for the scholarship will ONLY be available through the websites of Imperial College London, the University of Leeds, and the 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 March 15, 2021.

More information on specific course admission requirements can be obtained from the websites of the three individual universities.

  • 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.

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