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Application for the 2015 Shell Petroleum Development
Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Niger Delta Postgraduate
Scholarship Scheme is now open. All interested person who
want wish to apply for the SPDC scholarship should read
the eligibility criteria and other information below to apply.
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria
(SPDC) is delighted to announce the sixth annual SPDC
Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for applicants
from Rivers, Delta 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.
Details of the 2015 SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate
Scholarship
In the five years of this programme, 50 students have so far
benefited from the opportunity to study at top rated
Universities in the UK on an all expenses paid scholarship.
For the academic year commencing September 2015, SPDC
will award ten scholarships for one year MSc studies in
partnership with three Universities in the UK – Imperial
College London, University College, London and the
University of Leeds.
COURSES AND UNIVERSITIES QUALIFIED FOR SPDC NIGER
DELTA OVERSEA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
The following courses qualify for the scholarship at the three
institutions:
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 for the 2015 Scholarship
To qualify for the Shell Petroleum Development Company of
Nigeria scholarship, applicants must:
Display intellectual ability and leadership potential
Meet the individual University’s English language
requirements (usually at least 6.5 in IELTS score valid
for Sept 2015 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 first time at
the time of selection will invalidate their application.
Be aged between 21-28 years by 30th September, 2015
Be an indigene of Rivers, Delta or Bayelsa States
(documentary proof of this will be required)
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 2016
Be neither a current nor former employee (who has left
employment less than 5 years before) of SPDC, the
Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies, SCS or
Karamat ltd;
Not be a spouse, child or ward of staff of Shell
Companies in Nigeria, SCS or Karamat ltd
Application Closing Date
Completed scholarship application forms must reach
participating Universities not later than 23rd January, 2015.
All applicants are expected to adhere strictly to this deadline
as applications will not be accepted beyond this date.
How to Apply
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 by the
University
Universities will process applications and select
candidates to attend an interview with a Consultant
before being considered for final selection
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:
info@nigerdeltascholar.org 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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