The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) invites  postgraduate applicants from Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa States of Nigeria to apply for the SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship tenable at Imperial College, London. For the 2014 academic year commencing in September 2014, SPDC will award up to five scholarships for one-year post-graduate studies; this is in partnership with Imperial College London.
The main objective of the scholarship scheme is 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 Courses:

  • MSc Petroleum Engineering
  •  MSc Petroleum Geoscience
  • MSc Petroleum Geophysics

Worth of Awards
The scholarship will cover:

  • Tuition fees
  • One return flight from Nigeria to the UK
  • Contribution towards living expenses only
  • Please note that the stipends are based on the Association of Commonwealth Universities Annual Rates and are limited to this

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • display intellectual ability and leadership potential;
  • meet the university’s language requirement (usually at least 6.5 in IELTS);
  • be aged between 21-28 years;
  • be an indigene of rivers, Delta or Bayelsa States (documentary proof of this will be required);
  • currently reside in Nigeria;
  • intend to return and take up permanent residence in Nigeria after completion of the proposed programme of study;
  • have obtained a university degree of at least an equivalent standard to a UK Second Class Upper (Honours Degree);
  • be neither a current nor former employee (having left employment within the last five years) of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Karamat Ltd., or be related to current employees of any of these companies;
  • not have studied previously in the UK or any other developed country.

How to Apply

  • Candidates must have gained an offer of admission to study at Imperial College on one of the qualifying courses. To apply for admission into  Imperial College London, see link below
  • Nominated applicants will attend an interview before being considered for final selection
  • For further information, contact [email protected]

Deadline: The Deadline for the 2014 Shell Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme has been confirmed for January 24, 2014
To apply for admission, click here
For more details about the scholarship, click here