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NNPC/SPDC_JV 2021-2022 Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship – UK



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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the SPDC Joint Venture, is delighted to announce the tenth annual NNPC/SPDC_JV Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship for applicants from Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers states. The objective of the scholarship programme is to provide postgraduate study opportunity in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry for qualifying students from these Niger Delta states.

In the ten years of this programme, 100 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 the University of Aberdeen will award scholarships for one-year post-graduate M.Sc. studies.

Aim and Benefits of NNPC/SPDC_JV Masters Scholarship

The scholarship will cover:

  1. Tuition,
  2. One economy return-flight ticket from Nigeria to the UK and a
  3. Contribution towards living expenses only

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.


SPDC will only provide a medical insurance in line with UK Student Visa requirements.

NNPC/SPDC_JV Masters Scholarship Courses

  • Advanced Chemical Engineering
  • Applied Computational Science and Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Exploration Geophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Safety and Reliability Engineering for oil and gas

Requirements for NNPC/SPDC_JV Masters Scholarship Qualification

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must;

  1. display intellectual ability and leadership potential
  2. have an adequate standard of English (at least 6.5 in IELTS) and meet the College’s language requirement
  3. have been offered admission to study on one of the Eligible Courses at the College having applied through the normal application process
  4. 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
  5. must have completed the National Youth Service by September 2021
  6. 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
  7. have not already had the chance of studying in the UK or other developed country
  8. be aged between 21-28 years by 30/09/2021
  9. currently reside in Nigeria
  10. plan to return to Nigeria on completion of the proposed programme of study
  11. have a Nigerian international passport valid till December 2021
  12. 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

Application Deadline

March 22, 2021

How to Apply

  1. Submit an application for admission to any of the participating universities for any of the qualifying courses.
  2. Application forms for the scholarship will ONLY be available through the websites of the Imperial College London, the University of Leeds and University of Aberdeen, following a formal offer of admission by the university.
  3. The universities will process applications and select candidates who will attend interviews with SPDC before being considered for final selection.
  4. Completed scholarship application forms must reach participating universities not later than March 22, 2021.

For application to the following course, please see below:

  1. MSc Petroleum Engineering
  2. MSc Applied Computational Science and Engineering
  3. MSc Geophysics
  4. MSc Safety & Reliability Engineering for Oil & Gas
  5. MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering
  6. MSc Exploration Geophysics
  7. MSc Electronic/Electrical Engineering

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