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Sunday, February 27, 2011

2011/2012 Shell Postgraduate Scholarship Program, SPDC Niger Delta

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC)with Imperial College London, University College London and Leeds University are delighted to announce the continuation of the SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for the 2011/2012 academic session for applicants from Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States. The objectives of the scheme are to give talented student from the three Niger Delta states an opportunity to further their education at prestigious universities in the UK. The scholarships are being offered in fields of study that are relevant to the oil and gas industry.

The scholarship award will cover the tuition fees, one return flight from Nigeria to UK and a contribution toward living expenses (based on annual British council rates). Under the scheme, up to 10 scholarships will be awarded for one-year post-graduate studies in any of the following courses:


(i) MSc Petroleum engineering

(ii) MSc Petroleum Geoscience

(iii) MSc Petroleum Geophysics

(iv) MSc Engineering Geology


(v) MSc Chemical Processing

(vi) MSc Mechanical Engineering

(vii) MSc Civil Engineering


(viii) MSc Exploration Geophysics

(ix) MSc (Eng) Oilfield Corrosion Engineering


The competition for scholarship will be intense and applicant must:

  • Display intellectual ability and leadership potential;
  • Display high proficiency in English language, i.e. at least 6.5 in the international English Language Testing Scheme and meet the university’s language requirement;
  • Be between 21-30 years;
  • Indigenes of Bayelsa, Delta or Rivers States, provide documentary evidence therefore and 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 degree or at least equivalent standard to a UK Upper second Class (Honours Degree);
  • Have confirmed admission into any of the specified courses.
  • 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 previously have studied in the UK or other developed country.

Scholarship application forms will be available only through relevant participating University following admission. The submission deadline for scholarship applications for the 2011/2012 academic year is March 28, 2011.

Nominated applicants will be interviewed before final selection. Person meeting the criteria may address enquires to

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